SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce looks forward to starting off the 2020 inviting area businesses to attend  the January 15 State of the Chamber Breakfast held at the Mainland  Manahawkin with check in beginning at 8am.

The keynote speaks of the event is the NJ Department of Transportation George Kuhn, Project Manager, Capital Project Management, and Vanessa Meades, Regional Coordinator, Government & Community Relations who will share final phases of the Causeway Bridge Project including details on the new look and feel to the gateway of Long Beach Island.  There will also be updates from Downtown Driven partner program municipalities on what is happening in their towns. Representatives include Mayor Barbara Jo Crea  of Little Egg Harbor, Mayor Susan Marshall of Tuckerton, Mayor John Novak of Barnegat, Mayor Nancy Davis of Beach Haven and Mayor Greg Myhre of Stafford.

State of the Chamber attendees will also get the exclusive premiere of our LBI Region 2020 commercial from the producers of the Just Beneath the Surface.  The morning will also allow you to meet new officers and the Board of Directors, hear roll out of new chamber programs as well as how to be involved in the strategic planning schedule which will direct the local business community through the next decade.

The event takes place in the Mainland Ballroom on January 15, 2020 at 151 Rt 72 East Manahawkin with check in beginning at 8am. Keynotes, breakfast buffet, and networking $25 with RSVP or $30 at door. The State of the Chamber is sponsored by Orsted, to reserve your space contact Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce at 609 494 7211 , email info@sochamber.com or stop into chamber center at 265 W Ninth Street Ship Bottom. For more information follow @southernoceanchamber or @LBIregion on social or  www.visitLBIregion.com