Business & Finance

June 25, 2020

BARNEGAT, NJ – Dozens of trees have already been cleared at the intersection of West Bay Avenue and Sandpiper Road as developers make way for a new shopping center. The property sits adjacent to the Heritage Bay residential development, and across the street from the Acme Shopping ...

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STAFFORD - Tilton Fitness located in Cedar Run on Route 9 South announced on Wednesday that they are permanently closing their facility.  This is another blow to exercise facilities who have not yet been allowed to reopen due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Governor Phil Murphy has not given an ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — Plenty to celebrate as Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members prepare for the holiday weekend featuring food, fun and re-openings! The Fourth of July brings even more to celebrate as restrictions continue to lift and calendars begin to fill with endless ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The Paycheck Protection Program provided critical funding to businesses during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 shut down. Join the region's chamber and the Small Business Administration in getting best steps towards repayment forgiveness beginning 11 a.m. The ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN — Finally after a long wait area bars and restaurants are permitted to serve the public with outdoor seating only. So many of our area bars and restaurants have done a tremendous job increasing their outdoor seating to generate business. Many of these businesses and employers have ...

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BEACH HAVEN — A concern has been raised by Beach Haven businesses all spring knowing that the Coronavirus pandemic would have impact on income and jobs. The business owners have been hoping that the Beach Haven Borough Council would come to the aid of various restaurants and bars to increase ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Today, Congressman Andy Kim met virtually with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Roundtable participants Chamber’s CEO Lori Pepenella introduced Kim, noting that he was recently appointed to the House Select Committee on COVID-19, and is ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Dan Higgins was a 2 sport athlete at Southern Regional High School participating in football and baseball and has just returned to his hometown of Manahawkin after finishing his college and professional career to start his new business venture, Higgins Passing Academy. As a ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ — Join the region’s chamber online as this month's Women in Business features reopening safely and a community COVID-19 Q & A with Southern Ocean Medical Center Chief Executive Michele Morrison. Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce invites the business community to their ...

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STAFFORD - Driving towards Long Beach Island you may have noticed the large building that used to house the Causeway Hyundai showroom has had some significant renovations. The newest Valet Car Wash, part of the larger Valet Car Wash family has now opened in Manahawkin.  ⁣ The very first Valet ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - Playa Bowls LBI is opening two locations on Friday, May 8th. Playa Bowls LBI first opened their Beach Haven location located at 610 N. Bay Avenue in 2018. Brooke Mesanko, Playa Bowls Partner said, "Not everyone can say that they love what they do every day, I honestly ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Welcome to shopping, dining and connecting from a distance. This year COVID-19 has disrupted many traditions, but one thing stands true, we need to show Mom how much we appreciate all she has done. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce reminds everyone that Sunday, May ...

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BEACH HAVEN — Beach Haven Borough leadership released a news release on Tuesday afternoon outlining their concern about helping the Beach Haven business community this spring and summer.  Beach Haven has a unique situation considering that they are extremely crowded in a small portion of LBI.

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ —  Hosted by The Lloyd Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism at Stockton University, the 12th Annual event turned webinar brings Jersey Shore experts together on May 6 to discuss 2020 Summer season and what is on the horizon. The Southern Ocean County ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has been innovating business support in our community by keeping their programs going virtually.  This morning, "Women in Business" replaced their usual roundtable meeting with a Zoom virtual meeting.  Many women ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - Kudos to the Ocean Township leaders who have started off a great list of places that are open for business as they offer essential services.  While it helps to locate a place for food pickup or delivery, this goes above and beyond. Barnegat businesses are invited to send an email to ...

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STAFFORD - Mark Tobie is the owner of Maxwell-Tobie Funeral Home in Manahawkin.   In this unprecedented time, the health and well-being of the community, the families that funeral directors serve and the safety of their staff is a priority. Tobie explains the impact of Governor Murphy's order ...

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SHIP BOTTOM — During this past week COVID-19 disrupted business as usual for all enterprises, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has been coordinating with members who have online shopping and service portals to continue sales and assistance. Fanfare, which is a service under the ...

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STAFFORD — The two new traffic signals are online today on Route 72 in the Doc Cramer Blvd area.  It is a bit strange to drive past the now closed Doc Cramer Road.  There is a new westbound jug handle for people shopping from Long Beach Island. It is expected that the westbound jug handle will ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - The Perlmutter family who owns the Manahawkin ShopRite has announced on Friday, March 20 that they will dedicate certain checkout lines for high-risk and elderly ages 60 and over.  The Perlmutter family said in their announcement, "In order to meet needs of its communities, ...

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WASHINGTON, DC –  The SBA has already named  New Jersey as a "declared disaster state." While this opens the door for businesses to receive disaster relief funding,  Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) wants to take it a step further. Today, Kim introduced the Microloan Emergency Assistance Act, H.R.

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STAFFORD — Due to NJ Coronavirus regulations, the Manahawkin Home Depot has limited occupancy to 50 individuals.  A spokesperson announced to the crowd waiting outside that store hours have changed effective immediately to 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Normal business hours have been 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.  "As ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Just about everyone knows how important it is to keep business local. We're happy to continually update the names of local restaurants and eateries who have adapted to the COVID-19 restrictions.  Ahearn’s Seafood Market 158 Wells Mill Rd. (Rt.

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has provided a list of local restaurants and eateries who have adapted to the COVID-19 restrictions.  A Sweet Memory 521 US Hwy 9 , Waretown 609 242-0153 Orders placed via phone or email. Call ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ — In the midst of panic and the pandemic, long-time local business, Ray's New York Pizza will spread some community love.  Owners Vicki and Ray announced, Sunday, March 15, that they would be offering two free slices and a soda or water for children Monday through Friday 11 a.m. — ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ -  Life without an income for any length of time calls for desperation for many people who are accustomed to working hard. Truth be told, 3 out of 4 American families live paycheck to paycheck.  Authorities stress that social distancing is a means of containing the ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Over the years, the mixed-use project now called Barnegat 67 has created attention. As far back as 2014, township authorities announced their approval of Barnegat Crossings. Then developer Cardinale Enterprises even held a dedication ceremony at the project site. For years, a ...

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SHIP BOTTOM — A Ship Bottom business owner has been charged with criminal mischief by the Ship Bottom Police Department by damaging two vehicles from a competitor in the same borough.  According to the police report by the Ship Bottom Police Department, Raymond Dietrich, of Manahawkin, owner of ...

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BEACH HAVEN — Chris Vernon and his Mercer Management Team appeared before the Beach Haven Land Use Board on Monday night for approximately three hours to continue their application to develop Morrison's Marina and convert it into a brand new Beach Haven Hotel and Marina.   The meeting began with ...

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NORTH BEACH HAVEN, NJ - After nearly 70 years in business, the Hand's owners decided it was time to retire. News got out at the beginning of the month that this Long Beach Island staple recently sold sending locals and tourists on social media in hysterics. It was unknown until now what Hand's ...

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