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Emmy Award Winning Travel Host to Present at Closing Ceremonies

Erik Hastings, a.k.a. Erik the Travel Guy, host of the internationally syndicated television series “Beyond Your Backyard” for PBS to recognize 2021 ChowderMonth restaurants. We are proud to announce the perfect pairing for the 2021 Traveling Taster LBI ChowderMonth Closing Ceremonies, Emmy WinningTravel Host Erik Hastings will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Announcements to take […]

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Cast Your ChowderMonth Vote To Be Counted

Legendary restaurants throughout the region are ready for the vote that will place them as 2021 ChowderMonth Grand Champion in each of the Red, White and Creative categories. As the month winds down, the party starts at Taylor Avenue Waterfront in Beach Haven at 11am on October 2 and Oct 3 as the 2-Day Free […]

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Free Festival Rocks the Bay Oct 2 & 3

Sending off summer and welcoming fall as Southern Ocean County Chamber members close outChowdermonth with music, vendors, activities and beer on tap at Taylor Ave Waterfront in Beach Haven! Plan sometime in the undisputed Chowder Capital of New Jersey. As the Southern Ocean County Chamber winds down their month long food competition and gears up […]

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Bayfront Festival Volunteers Welcome Oct 2 & 3

UPDATE as of September 21, 2021 Thank you to everyone who signed up to volunteer for the 33rd Annual ChowderMonth Bayfront Festival! Our volunteers exceeded our expectations with overwhelming support for our event! We have met capacity and our need for this event and then come! Published September 5, 2021 Two days of live music, […]

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Shop Local, Shop Small, Win Big!

This shopping season will once again prove to be challenging for the small businesses that make up our community. Building on our branded Shop Small Saturday and Holidays Redefined shopping promotion, this year we are incorporating the latest technology to help retail, restaurants and services promote hours of operation, special events and offers that will […]

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LBI Region Guide to Labor Day Weekend Events

Labor Day Weekend brings on a variety of fantastic happenings as peak summer season comes to a close and fall begins to settle in. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has been recommending the best of the LBI Region since 1914. Each year their visitor center services thousands of residents, new and returning travelers. […]

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ChowderMonth Kicks Off with New Traveling Taster Technology

The Chowder Capital of NJ brings in new way to make supporting local restaurants on the Chowder Trail interactive and easy. Beginning September 4 through October 2 the Long Beach Island Region ChowderMonth competition brings 15 soups, 13 restaurants and one month to vote! Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce brings back the spirit of […]

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Limited Online Store for 2021 Traveling Taster Chowder Gear

In partnership with Jetty Ink, the online Pre Order Store is back for 2021! Featuring the most popular choices that Tasters have come to expect each year, including Tasters Tees, Hooded Sweatshirt, and long sleeve T. By customer request ,the limited online store has expanded offerings by adding Women’s T and Youth sizes.  Chowder fans […]

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Celebrate National New Jersey Day!

What’s to say about the Great Garden State? Home to over 9 million people and land of many firsts from the first American Brewery to the Drive in Movies. Famous New Jerseyians have made a worldwide impact on arts, science, technology and education. Use today to explore what makes us so great by taking a […]

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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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