Vol. 6, Issue #5 – Fall & Winter 2020
Commerce & Community
Preparing for a strong year-end
As we head into the fall and holiday season, Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce has resources and workshops to accelerate your year-end sales or fundraising. Our focus is to provide plenty of programs and outreach each month from Grow with Google live streams, Women in Business Networking, Consumer promotion, and many other events.
Read on to learn more about our Strategic Plan and how to capitalize on the many changes the LBI region has seen in the wake of COVID-19, including how to get your business noticed to the new and incoming relocated residents.
news from the chamber
Breakfast is back! Join us with Freeholder Director Joseph Vicari to discuss small business in the Covid-19 recovery as well as announcements for 2021 strategies.
2021 will be an unprecedented year for the local and national economy. Get the big picture explained by Joel Naroff, Ph,d.
Application opening soon. $70 million to restaurants, micro-businesses, and other small businesses. $10 million to help small businesses purchase Personal Protective Equipment. $5 million to support food banks and hunger relief.
2020 Shop Small Saturday is a way to connect with consumers that will help drive business from contracting services, helping with gift lists, subscriptions, future overnight stays, dining and catering.
The NJDOL Benefits Eligibility Tool can help employees determine what benefits are available to them during COVID-19.
The State of New Jersey has announced the launch of a new website that will act as a one-stop-shop for the information you need to do business in New Jersey.
Is your business or nonprofit offering catering or specialty meals for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's Eve? Let us know!
Land & Sea Passport
2021 Sales Underway
The NEW 2021 guide will combine the Land & Sea and Passport to LBI into one tour sized booklet. It will feature family-friendly activities, beach, sports, and recreation information, as well as showcase local business, maps, and points of interest that continue to make the LBI Region the best place to live, work, and vacation.
15,000 copies are distributed locally into vacation rental packets, through our visitor center and out of area marketing opportunities. It will be available as a digital download on visitLBIregion.com and southernoceanmade.com with live links directly to your business website or social media, as well as featured through the passport to LBI platforms.Contact [email protected] or call 609-494-7211 for more information and click the button below to reserve your spot.
Create unique activities to drive virtual tourism
Our partnership with New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism allows us to present a valuable marketing partnership with Airbnb, which offers revenue and promotional opportunities through their new Online Experiences.
Are you an expert in history, art, food and beverage, science or another field? Host a virtual activity and plan a digital field trip to allow guests from around the world to experience the people, locations, and opportunities that abound in LBI.
As the Host, you decide the price of your Experiences. Airbnb charges only a 20% service fee. This fee is waived for nonprofits. Experiences can take place as frequently as a host accommodates—some hold one once a month, while others five times a day. As part of our partnership, Airbnb provides onboarding and technical guidance, and advice on topics and promotions. Plus, Airbnb provides a means for guests to book your Experience directly and for you to communicate with guests via the platform, as well as a Zoom account for your Experience.
To learn more, email Lori Pepenella at [email protected], or click the button below to view inspiration on the types of Experiences you can host.
LBI Region cheat sheet
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 protected]
Michele CuffChief Financial Officer, Ext. 103 [email protected]
Cindy GalvinBusiness Support Associate, Ext. 105 [email protected]
Kate KrierBusiness Outreach Coordinator, Ext. 104 [email protected]
Todd ElsasserChowderfest Coordinator [email protected]
Samantha CisternasMembership & Marketing Associate, Ext. 108 [email protected]
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Where everyone is treated like family.
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Jetty is a lifestyle apparel & printing company born of its East coast roots.
Serving Long Beach Island’s Favorite Pizza since 1980
Everything you need for your favorite place – your home.
Family owned restaurants where good food and a fun environment bring people together.
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In each of our establishments, we aim to serve the freshest seafood and provide quality experience.
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