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In celebration of the chamber’s 105th anniversary, they have dedicated its Small Business Week breakfast meeting to “Doing Business Then and Now”, debut of 105th Anniversary video and Virtual Reality experience  at The Mainland Manahawkin beginning at 815am.

Join us for the May 8 membership meeting to celebrate both Small Business Week and National Tourism Week. The upcoming meeting will feature Timothy Hart, Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission Director with Dana Lancellotti, Director of Ocean County Business Development and Tourism in “Doing Business in Southern Ocean County Then and Now”. In honor of the regional business organization’s 105th milestone year, Timothy Hart will be featuring the history of business from the most interesting occurrences from the early 20th century up to current times. This entertaining take on doing business locally, will provide an insightful as well as nostalgic look our collective achievements.

Dana Lancellotti will present the latest in marketing as she showcases the Virtual Reality tool that the county uses during travel shows and expos to engage potential travelers. This project was created in partnership with Ocean County Tourism and Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce through NJ Division of Travel and Tourism 2018 Destination Marketing Grant and developed by Oak Leaf Media . Brendon Walsh of Oak Leaf Media noted “To capture some of the joys and beauties of our county, we used an 8k VR camera called the insta360pro. The footage from the camera is edited in a similar way as digital video files, however, the computer allows us to spin around the virtual environment and choose the angle that the viewer sees”. Attendees will have a chance to experience this marketing tool, as well as see the debut of Thrive in 105 video created in part of the Just Beneath the Surface video series.

The May 8 meeting will be held at The Mainland Holiday Inn at 151 Rt 72 E Manahawkin beginning at 815am. The popular Innovate & Caffeinate meeting includes breakfast buffet, dynamic programming and networking. The cost is $25 with RSVP to chamber by contacting them at 609 494 7211 or [email protected] You can also stop into their visitor center at 265 W Ninth Street Ship Bottom.

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