Vol. 6, Issue #1 – January & February 2020
a message from our CEO
Bright start and new beginnings. 2020 meets us with a message that the future is here and its going to have an impact on how we live and work. We are a business community that has been positioning itself to welcome the change. Our board and committee members have been planning for this year to be a benchmark of where our region needed to be, so we can take advantages of all the opportunities that the next decade will hold. The upcoming months will be focused on the future starting off with a dynamic State of The Chamber event ushering in our 106th year of service. It also adds workshops for member feedback during our Modernization summits, to help us formulate our 5 year strategic plan. We also will spend the winter months building on our popular networking and education programs to keep us all connected.
We realize the best is yet to come and are thankful for your support in making it happen!
State of the Chamber
January 15th, 8 am: The Mainland Holiday Inn
Join us as we open our 106th year at the not to be missed business event of 2020! Speakers including: George Kuhn, Project Manager, Capital Project Management, and Vanessa Meades, Regional Coordinator, Government & Community Relations. Learn about new chamber programs as well as our strategic planning schedule to director our business community through the next decade. Keynotes, breakfast buffet, and networking $25 with RSVP SPONSORED BY ORSTED
Strategic and Modernization Summit
Hotel LBI 10am
Why go? The Southern Ocean County Chamber is working on its strategic plan to help navigate the next several years. We would like our members input in the direction of what is most needed to foster sustainability and growth local businesses. This interactive session will be thought provoking and engaging. No fee to participate but is limited to 15 members, session will run approx. 1.5 hour includes breakfast sponsored by Atlantic City Electric. Seating is limited, must RSVP.
If you cannot make January 23 – RSVP for Feb 12 session also 10am Hotel LBI.
Women in Business
10am 521 Rt. 9 Waretown
A Sweet Memory Cake Shoppe & Tea Room hosts our first roundtable of the year. Learn how this women owned and operated business continues to grow. Networking, discussion and refreshments provided. Free with RSVP to Chamber office.
Spanish in the Workplace Workshop
9am – 12pm Chamber office Second Floor
Presented by Ocean County College: Created to assist non Spanish speakers communicate effectively with staff and customers. Participants will engage in different activities that will provide basic skills in everyday work environments. The workshop will also give information about additional business services and classes available to those looking to bring this program directly to their staff at no cost. Chocolate Week inspired refreshments will be served. Free with RSVP to Chamber office
Women in Business Roundtable
10am 325 9th Street Schooner Wharf Beach Haven
Join us at Cindy Kelly Kitchen Design to learn all about design from kitchen trends with Cindy Kelly to the importance of branding with Swing Graphic’s Dawn Simon both presenting for a morning of discussion, networking and refreshments. Free with RSVP to Chamber office
Non Profit Forum
10am 712 East Bay Avenue
In time for tax season, making sure your organization learns how to educate donors and understand the latest challenges for charities as Monetti Standard PC brings their expertise on non profit sustainability. Program, networking and refreshments. Free with RSVP to Chamber Office.
Market your business through the campaigns below!
Contact our Business Outreach Coordinator Kate@sochamber.com or call (609) 494-7221 X104 for any opportunities.
news from the chamber
Join us at upcoming Ribbon Cuttings!
Complete the our Restaurant Tech Survey to help us plan for ways to better serve our changing community. As we approach 2020, we are The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has begun working on their five year strategic plan, so we can continue to innovate our business community. We are beginning the movement by […]
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Paid Family Leave Law provisions go into effect in 2020
Not yet passed: A Statewide Ban on Single use bags and carryout items
Concerns employment status of what may be considered Outside Contractors
save the date: Start our 106th Year
Recognizing our First Responders
Second Annual Appreciation Dinner: Stafford EMS Building 365 E Bay Ave 5:30pm
We are thankful for all our volunteer First Responder member Fire Companies and EMS Squads do! The Southern Ocean Chamber is proud to host a dinner for representatives of all companies serving the LBI Region. We will use this gathering for everyone to share upcoming initiatives and efforts their groups have planned for 2020. Please RSVP to our office with names of up to 2 reps from your organization or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cyber Security & Your Business
The Mainland Manahawkin 8:15am. Presented by NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. $25 with RSVP.
State of the Chamber 2020
State of the Chamber- The Mainland Holiday Inn 8 am
Wedding Road Show
2020 Land & Sea Visitor Guide coming soon! A must have resource for visitors and residents!
Start the year with the attention your business or event deserves contact email@example.com for annual or peak season rates.
Christopher SchwabPresident Anderson Insurance Agency
Jeremy Defilippis1st Vice President Jetty Life
Jerry Thompson2nd Vice President Van Dyk Group
Andrea DriscollTreasurer The Sandpaper
Lori Pepenella, CDMEChief Executive Officer Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce
Michele CuffChief Financial Officer Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce
board of directors
Laura BensonBerry, Sahradnik, Kotzas & Benson
Frank RitaccoLED Mobile Billboards
Michele Collins-DaviesStockton University
Elizabeth GiglioBarlow Buick GMC
Tim HartOcean County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Carol HolmesHealth Village Imaging
Tanek HoodReynolds Landscaping
John Bell MaschalBay Village
Jerry ThompsonThe Van Dyk Group
Nicole DoughertyTD Bank
Joshua RodaVinyl Agency
Jillian ElsasserPanzones Pizza
Lori A PepenellaChief Executive Officer, Ext. 101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michele CuffChief Financial Officer, Ext. 103 email@example.com
Cindy GalvinBusiness Support Associate, Ext. 105 firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda WoodBusiness Support Associate, Ext. 107 email@example.com
Kate KrierBusiness Outreach Coordinator, Ext. 104 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea PascoeMembership Recruitment and Marketing Associate email@example.com
Todd ElsasserChowderfest Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Samantha CisternasMembership & Marketing Associate, Ext. 108 email@example.com
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