Vol. 4, Issue #5 – September & October 2018
a message from our CEO
Inspiration is easy to find in the fall, and so are good reasons to gather over the next few weeks. Let’s start with our September 12th Founded in Family Forum. Mix in great business networking events and round out the month with our 30th Anniversary Chowderfest weekend happening September 29 & 30. We are test driving some new events in October and look forward to hearing your feedback. Our partnership with Ocean County SCORE and US SBA will bring Business Bootcamp back with a Franchise focus for members who are part of or considering franchising. New laws and procedures go into effect this October, including New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act. We have information in this issue so you can stay informed. This summer introduced the Tuckerton Seaport – Beach Haven Water Ferry powered by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce which will begin regular service in 2019.
Our office continues to serve out of area visitors, new residents, visiting friends, and family as well as incoming businesses and investors on a daily basis. We find our inspiration in what our members are able to accomplish, and are here to share your story. Please check out our newest features Southern Ocean Close Up, Chowderfest profiles, and our Founded in Family histories that we share on our Southern Ocean Chamber and LBI Region social pages – so you can share the stories that make up our region.
Cheers to Thirty Years
September 29 & 30, Taylor Avenue Ball Field, Beach Haven
Chowderfest Weekend has become a tradition for family and friends to gather together to say goodbye to summer and welcome the fall. Always the weekend before Columbus Day Weekend, join us this year on September 29, 2018, for the fabulous Merchant Mart (free admission) where local vendors offer the best deals of the season, and Sunday, September 30, 2018, for the Chowder Cook Off Classic (a ticketed event).
Get the details on www.chowderfest.com or follow us on Facebook as The Official LBI Chowderfest
Innovate & Caffeinate
8:15 am, The Mainland 151 Rt. 72, Manahawkin
Registration begins 8:15 am at The Mainland 151 Rt. 72, Manahawkin – Founded in Family Forum featuring Stockton School of Business Professor John Boyle with guest panel discussing local family business strategies. The US Small Business Administration will have Specialized Family Business lenders available $25 with RSVP includes buffet breakfast, program, meet the lenders information and networking.
10 am – 6 pm, Manahawkin Lake Park
Support 2017 Chowder Champions with chowder ready to purchase at Makers Fest.
3 pm – 9 pm, Taylor Ave Ball Field Beach Haven
Support 2017 Chowder Champions with chowder ready to purchase at Seafood Festival.
Women in Business Roundtable
10 am, 1395 Route 539, 2nd Floor, Little Egg Harbor
This meeting is hosted by Urgent Care Now, Little Egg Harbor. Gather and enjoy refreshments as our hosts talk about the history, community and wellness program. FREE with RSVP includes program, tours, networking and light refreshments.
5:30 pm, Rt 72, Manahawkin Beach Plum Room
Join us at Hackensack Meridian Rt 72, Manahawkin Beach Plum Room at 5:30 pm to meet new Chief Operating Officer Regina Foley. Networking, refreshments – Free with RSVP.
Pop-Up Membership Meeting
3:30 pm, Location to be Announced
In partnership with the Ocean County Board of Realtors – bringing our chamber meeting to available commercial space 3:30 pm w/refreshments and networking – location to be announced. Suggested donation to Maximillian Foundation/David’s Dream & Believe.
After Hours at Tilton Fitness
5 pm – 7 pm, 700 S. Main Street (Rt 9), West Creek
Enjoy light bites and drinks as you network with members, meet and greet with trainers, sign up for a demo class and tour of the club. Free with RSVP.
Business Bootcamp with Ocean County Score
8am – 1pm, The Mainland, Manahawkin
Are you franchise focused? Learn the latest with this business building workshop and lending sessions.
After Hours at The Local Market & Kitchen
5 pm – 7 pm, 604 Central Ave, Ship Bottom
Meet the locals at The Local! Light bites and drinks by the fire. The Airstream will be open. Free with RSVP.
Business for Breakfast Power Hour
7:30 am, The Mainland Kitchen & Pub
Join us and Ocean County Score mentors for an early riser interactive and informative open call breakfast buffet $12.95 at The Mainland Kitchen & Pub
Women in Business
10am, Stafford Library, 129 North Main Street (Rt 9), Manahawkin
Gathering includes refreshments, discussion on library services including how to research your family genealogy.
news from the chamber
Proceeds earned from Chowderfest Weekend have gone to providing decades of financial support to hundreds of local charities and events, as well as annual scholarships to Pinelands Regional, Southern Regional and Barnegat high schools. In honor of the 30th, last year’s restaurants voted for a qualifying non profit to be the Chowder for A Cause […]
Extend the weekend with Friday and Saturday nights entertainment.
The biggest consumer event in our region taking place at Taylor Ave Ball Field, Beach Haven...
We are the Chowder Capital of the Jersey Shore! Our member restaurants have been giving 110 percent to an event that has been breaking records and raising the bar for food competitions since the 1980’s. W...
Southern Ocean County Chamber recognizes our sponsors who have provided unprecedented suppo...
The NJ Paid Sick Leave Act allows employees to accrue 1 hour of sick leave time per 30 hours worked.
Bill A3267 imposes a 5-cent fee on single-use bags in chains or any store with retail space...
Governor Murphy signed A4587 that imposes the same lodging taxes on short-term rentals that hotels and motels pay. This means operators of short-term rentals that are booked through companies such as Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, or others are now required to add these taxes to guests’ bills and remit them to the state. Beginning October 1, […]
Support our members and come out to these great events Surf City Trunk or Treat – Oct...
October 6 – Dec 9 2018 Southern Ocean Chamber is a proud supporter of th...
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Innovate & Caffeinate – Shop Small Kick off at The Mainland
Holiday Cocktail Party – The Old Causeway
New Jersey Conference on Tourism – Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City
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Meet The Maschals
We’ve all heard the saying “It takes a village . . . .” Well, it takes an entire family to run a village. Bay Village wouldn’t exist without the help of family. My wife, Maribell and I had the support of her family who’ve been residents of LBI since 1890.
Sales to begin soon- the region’s official Visitor Guide appears at the state welcome centers, travel shows, Philadelphia Flower Show, and in the LBI WELCOME BAGS that goes straight the consumer all summer. Reserve your ad and get into our special 105th Anniversary edition.
Why stop the promotion after Shop Small Saturday? This members only no cost campaign promotes that your retail and restaurant is open for business and ready to help with holiday needs. We tap into our social, digital and broadcast platforms to provide consumers an interactive way to shop local. Contact us to learn more!
Get your seasonal specials, holiday wishes and business message out at various festivals and chamber events. Customize a campaign that we can help deliver.
This award winning radio show brings our members directly to dedicated listeners each week. With our long time producer WBNJ 91.9FM the Monday morning show is filled with events, updates and interviews. Tune in at 9am or 6pm each week or download our podcast on Google Play & iTunes.
Interested in being on air? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the schedule. Have an event that you would like to be promoted? Mention it when calling.
Bringing the arts, culture and environmental non profits together for an entertaining way to tour the island all year long. Jump on as a sponsor and support this unique marketing effort that provides a readymade itinerary for families and students to explore our beach culture.
2019 sponsorship and donations are available through Tuckerton Seaport to support the brand new vessel that will help transport passengers from Tuckerton to Beach Haven. Limited opportunities available as well schedule information on www.lbiferry.com
Jilian ElsasserPresident Panzones Pizza
Christopher Schwab1st Vice President Anderson Insurance Agency
Jeremy Defilippis2nd Vice President Jetty Life
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
Malcolm C. BurtonArchitect LLC
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
Lew RichardsCrust & Crumb Bakery
Rick TempleTemple Construction
Jerry ThompsonThe Van Dyk 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
Linda WoodBusiness Support Associate, Ext. 107 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate KrierBusiness Outreach Coordinator, Ext. 104 email@example.com
Chelsea PascoeMembership Recruitment and Marketing Associate firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd ElsasserChowderfest Coordinator email@example.com
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