STAFFORD — Eat, drink and be merry as the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce toasts  the season during their popular annual event on Wednesday,  December 11.  Passed appetizers, food stations, cash bar in the Conservatory at HOTEL LBI located at 351 W Ninth St Ship Bottom. Businesses are invited to join the fun from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., it is the perfect party for one or the whole team! $35 paid in advance to chamber office. Space is always limited, so please reserve early.

See this new luxury resort decked out in holiday finery. Menu includes: Farmers Table with Chef's selection of local and artesian cheeses; fig jam & raw honey, garden vegetables with avocado ranch dip & cilantro pesto, Tuscan grilled vegetables, infused olive oil , crostini, hummus, bruschetta, olive tapenade, rustic bread and crackers. Taqueria includes grilled flank steak, shredded chicken and mahi mahi, soft corn tortillas, avocado, jalapenos, pico de gallo , queso freso, and chipotle crema.

Pasta station features Cavatelli, eggplant, tomato, mushroom, garlic and evoo. Fusilli, crumbles sausage, pink vodka sauce, shaved parmesan, and red pepper. Eat, drink and enjoy your favorite holiday music as WBNJ 91.9 FM will be providing classic tunes for the evening.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is celebrating their 105th holiday season and welcomes any organization doing business in the Long Beach Island Region to find out more about the economic impact it's members make to the community. For more information or to RSVP contact 609 494 7211 , stop into their center at 265 W Ninth Street Ship Bottom or email . Learn more about this dynamic business group  by visiting or following on social as @southernoceanchamber or @LBIregion .