Thrive in 105

Welcome to our 105th Anniversary year!
Together we have written many chapters that have shaped the region we call home. Since 1914, our organization has been a constant service to local business, their customers and all who invest here. We have surpassed expectations we set at during our Centennial Year and continue to raise the bar on what the vision for our community can be. As we take our place in the 21st century, we remain one the largest chambers of commerce in the state and active in positively promoting doing business in our area. As an accredited Destination Marketing Organization we also serve as the voice of business on every platform to inform visitors and potential new residents to engage with our members.

Lori Pepenella, CEO

Thrive in Your Community

Our community is based on giving, our members represent the fabric of what we are. We encourage you as a resident, visitor or business to get involved to help advance the outstanding missions these groups represent.

If you are looking to donate time, energy or funds and want to meet more like minded neighbors, please choose an area of interest and reach out to them directly. We are highlighting our region’s Volunteer First Responders and would like you to consider volunteering or donating to one of these fine companies or squads





Thrive in Business – 2019 Chamber Business Events

Serving as your professional chamber for 105 years, we have set the standard in networking and business development events. In addition to our anniversary year special events, we always present a packed calendar of programming. Many of our meetings are free with RSVP, stop by and get to know our staff, Board of Directors, Partners and Members that comprise every facet of business in Southern Ocean County.

Check out our upcoming event calendar of business events honoring the businesses who have made the chamber part of their community! These curated events are designed to complement the 2019 program and meeting schedule which features dozens of other activities for you to get involved in.

January 16 State of the Chamber -Our 105th year opens with our State of the Chamber event at the Mainland in Manahawkin at 8:15 a.m.  Hear latest happening in Trenton that affects doing business $25 with RSVP includes networking, breakfast and program

February 13 Chocolate Week Meet Me at the Chamber Open House Drop in from noon to 3 p.m. and treat yourself to what members have cooked up for chocolate week.

April 17  Meet Me at the Chamber Open House – Join us for a Happy Hour at Chamber Office  from 5-6:30 p.m. Drop in and get happy with us – drinks and light bites! Free with RSVP.

May 8 Innovate & Caffeinate Membership Meeting -Small Business Week and 105 event breakfast  8:15 a.m. Presentation by Timothy Hart of Ocean County Culture & Heritage, on Southern Ocean County business and what we’ve learned. $25 with RSVP includes networking, breakfast and program.

May 16 Fantasy Island – Summer Get Acquainted Party We have added a special 105 twist with an old fashioned evening and free rides. Open to all members, staff and families, RSVP to Chamber office.

June 12 105th  Gala with Milestone Member recognition at Parker’s Garage over a century in the making, come join us for an evening on the bay. $105 includes dinner, open bar, presentation and entertainment. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities contact the Chamber.

September 19 Meet Me at the Chamber Open House – Join us for a Happy Hour at the Chamber office from 5-630pm Drop in and get happy with us – drinks and light bites! Free with RSVP.

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