Vol. 6, Issue #4 – Summer & Fall 2020
a message from our CEO
This summer has presented challenges that our business community has never witnessed before. The flexibility that our members have shown to accommodate COVID 19 state and local restrictions as well as increased consumer demand, weather threats, and labor shortages to name a few; has been extraordinary.We continue to plan in the week for the week, as long term goals help us stay on track. This fall will test our traditions, but we have been able to include new technology, partners, and vision to help us continue to grow. Please see what we have scheduled, and we look forward for you to be a part of it in some way on VisitLBIregion.com.
Stay safe and be well,Lori Pepenella
Chowdermonth Restaurant & Merchant Registrations
Due to restrictions currently in place, this year’s Chowderfest will bring chowder tasters directly to the source by supporting local restaurants and retailers. By allowing a full month to share the spirit of the event, customers can enjoy multiple restaurants at their own pace, avoiding the overcrowding of restricted spaces, and visiting merchants in-store and online. The extra time allows customers to plan stops according to their comfort level that will bring a steady stream of business to those members who are participating.
With voters from across the state, Pennsylvania, New York, and locally already registering for their free VIP voter packet through Chowderfest.com; this is a way to get noticed after Labor Day with additional promotion. Registration goes until August 21 to guarantee proper mapping, find out more at the links below.
Chowder gear for sale until September 15.
For the first time in the 32-year history, Chowderfest Merchandise will be available online through our e-commerce site powered by Jetty Inc. Pre-order the popular designs that Tasters have come to expect each year. Orders will be taken for a limited time now through September 15 to guarantee delivery for the Grand Champion Announcement on October 4. Check out Chowderfest.com to shop.
Run, walk, or bike
Challengers can set the pace, as they set their own course. Registered participants can track their time and distance in one day, or over the course of a month. Choose from 5 or 10 Mile Walk/Run Challenge, anda 10 or 20 Mile Bike Challenge. All races have a $25 entry fee with a $1.25 sign up fee. This cost includes real-time race stats, official Chowder Run Challenge 2020 medal, Finisher Certificate, exclusive runner FB Group, and participant runner bib. The medal will be mailed upon completion and worn to next year’s fest with pride. Individuals, families or teams of challengers can compete, registrations are online now with the race taking place September 5 through October 4.
news from the chamber
How to keep our beaches beautiful We have been working to engage visitors, residents and businesses to keeping our community clean with our Anti Littering campaign in partnership with The Sandpaper. Find out mo...
Wednesday, August 26 from 3:00-4:30 PM Members are invited to take time to unwind with our Board members on a zoom Livestream session. This event will provide a place to drop into to discuss doing business with...
The Voice of Local Business On the air with WBNJ 91.9Fm since Super Storm Sandy, and continuing our weekly broadcast throughout the COVID19 Crisis, our on air, podcast and Alexa enabled program keeps thousands ...
Have you updated your portal? Keep your profile on point, add offers that will pull up with your listing, and find other ways to connect with our new website. Need assistance? We are here to help, contact Kate@...
Downtown Driven Program expands to an Accredited NJ Press Association Downtown Driven Program expands to an Accredited NJ Press Association Network. We are excited to launch this dedicated space to connect town...
Look for Veteran Run Business and Holiday Promotion Live streams to be scheduled this fall.
New rule adoptions and labor rates. Minimum wage with our members can span between seasonal and small employers, regular businesses, tipped and training wage. The law A15 was signed by Governor Murphy in 2019 a...
Women in Business
A Women in Business event, hosted by Sassafras Hill Farm/Atlantic Structure Movers.
Chowderfest Virtual Event
Join us online for a virtual event and the 32nd Chowderfest champion announcement!
Innovate & Caffeinate
This month’s Innovate & Caffeinate will feature a shop small kick-off!
2021 State of the Chamber
Join us on January 13 for a State of the Chamber event, with keynote speaker Joel Naroff, Economist.
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
Marie DaleyBeasley Media Group
Lori A PepenellaChief Executive Officer, Ext. 101 email@example.com
Michele CuffChief Financial Officer, Ext. 103 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy GalvinBusiness Support Associate, Ext. 105 email@example.com
Kate KrierBusiness Outreach Coordinator, Ext. 104 firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd ElsasserChowderfest Coordinator email@example.com
Samantha CisternasMembership & Marketing Associate, Ext. 108 firstname.lastname@example.org
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