BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Business Partnership is moving to a new home on Main Street to increase its visibility in the business community.

The nonprofit group is in the process of shifting operations to 923 Main Street, just around the corner from its current location on the second-floor of 708 10th Avenue.

With an opening slated for early June, the new headquarters already boasts new signage with its distinctive blue-and-white logo on the storefront window. Currently, BBP Administrative Director Jackie Gammond and members of its volunteer board of trustees are busy getting the space ready — a welcoming environment for business owners and visitors to Belmar alike.

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In addition to housing the BBP’s administrative offices, it will include meeting space and an area that will features displays of brochures and other written materials on BBP programs and events, as well as information supplied by Belmar businesses.

With Belmar on the brink of its peak season, BBP has been busy with its ongoing efforts to enhance the appearance and appeal of the borough’s central shopping district. This includes raising the patriotic banners and placing large flower planters along Main Street and 10th Avenue, as well as in Pyanoe Plaza and in the adjacent Belmar Plaza between 10th and Eighth Avenues.

It’s also getting ready for several large events, including its third annual Pirate Walk on Saturday, June 15 and first of three Cruise Nights on June 19. BBP has also taken over sponsorship of Belmar’s Friday Night Concert Series in Pyanoe Plaza and will soon kick off Monday night line dancing, also in the plaza.

Created by Belmar to manage its Special Improvement District, BBP is dedicated to supporting commerce, business and tourism in this seashore community. Its official mission is to foster the economic development and revitalization of the Belmar business district through private/public partnerships.

BBP operations are primarily funded through an assessment on all commercial properties in Belmar, along with some sponsorship and other additional income sources.

For more information about BBP or becoming a member of its steering committees, visit its website or call 732 894-9022.

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