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Oldest White Marlin Tournament Continues this August

The Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational has been bringing boats from up and down the coast to the region every summer for 51 years. This summer, the Beach Haven Marlin and Tuna Club continues the tradition with anglers gathering to head offshore in search of the prized white and blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, and Dorado.  The […]

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Helping Members Shine on Good Morning America

Our chamber was established in 1914 to help foster economic development for the small businesses and resort areas within the Long Beach Island Region. As globally accredited Destination Marketing Organization, it uses its resources to showcase members and local tourism assets to help businesses get recognized on local, state, national and international levels. Opportunities come […]

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Stanley Cup made it to LBI as part its New Jersey Tour

The Stanley Cup was greeted in style Friday evening July 16 on the rooftop of Hotel LBI. With the Tampa Bay Lightning win of the 2021 NHL Championship, each player gets to properly celebrate with the cup. Hotel LBI owner Chris Vernon along with family and staff greeted Forward Ross Colton, a NJ native,  with […]

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ChowderMonth Voting Page

Soup Up & Support Local Vote below for your favorite in Red, White and Creative categories. Voting opens Saturday, September 4th, and will close on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 11:55 p.m. More information at The form will go live once voting opens on Saturday, September 4th, 2021. You can only place one vote. […]

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Hit the Anthony Bourdain Food Trail while you are on LBI

Discover the New Jersey culinary roots of the late Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef, best-selling author and globe-trotting food and travel documentarian, on this designated food trail. The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail pays tribute to Bourdain’s childhood growing up in Leonia, New Jersey, and summers spent at the Jersey Shore. The trail spotlights 10 New Jersey restaurants featured […]

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Annual Coquina Jam Planned for July 25

Scheduled for Sunday, July 25, come out to celebrate female surfing and support a great cause! The 13th Annual Coquina Jam is an all-female surf contest & fundraising event. The shimmering highlight of the surfing competition is that surfers are paired into teams and then compete through a bracket-style tournament together. The 64 entrants are […]

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Don’t want to drive to AC? Direct bus service now available from Long Beach Island

Southern Ocean Chamber member TransportAzumah has announced the direct LBI to Atlantic City bus service running now through September 6 2021 The round trip fare is $30. The casino bonus is $20 slot play. The destination casino is Resorts Casino Hotel SCHEDULE (Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon): 115pm Beach Haven – 4 Street 125pm Beach Haven Crest – 75 […]

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ChowderMonth Sponsorships Still Available

The Chowderfest brand is going hybrid with an exciting new online platform and a free consumer in-person (non-tasting) event happening October 2 & 3. Pre-marketed through local, statewide and national channels this sponsorship opportunity introduces new technology providing data collection to our iconic event that captures the attention of thousands.ChowderMonth brought success last year with […]

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Summer Survey Will Help LBI Region Businesses Grow

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is conducting research on both visitors to and residents on behalf of the regional business community that includes Little Egg Harbor, Tuckerton, Lacey, Stafford, Barnegat, and Ocean Township as well as Barnegat Light, Harvey Cedars, Surf City, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Township, and Beach Haven. The survey is […]

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Summer is Heating Up, Get onto the Water!

There is a tradition of heading to the shore to land that catch of the season, enjoy the sun while relaxing on the bay, or gathering in with a group to soak in the longer days out at sea. Our chamber has been part of the scene since 1914, so we know it is the […]

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