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Homeland Security Experts Talk Summer Season Safety

May 10, 2021

LBI REGION, NJ - The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness will partner with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce for the fifth year to bring a business safety event to the region on June 9. The Hometown Security program is a collaborative effort to discuss information, tools, and resources that help strengthen the security and resilience of communities across New ...

Southern Ocean Chamber Members Can Get Acquainted at Fantasy Island Private Event

LBI REGION, NJ - The Members of the Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce will once again welcome summer with a night out for the family, as the traditional Get Acquainted party is scheduled for Wednesday, May 26. Fantasy Island Amusement Park is the host for a fun filled night in Beach Haven  with all the social distanced requirements in place. The Southern Ocean County Chamber which was ...

Weed For Discussion at Southern Ocean Chamber May Meeting

LBI REGION, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce continues to bring customized programming to the LBI Region business community. With the many changes surrounding new sectors of industry, the 107-year organization strives to bring trusted resources to help with sustainable strategies. The May 5 membership meeting will be held via Zoom beginning at 10am. The keynote is Attorney John ...

Senate Bill Limiting COVID-19 Lawsuits Moves to Full Senate

May 10, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - A Senate Bill that would limit lawsuits arising from COVID-19 exposure or transmission against planned real estate developments received unanimous support from the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. It now moves to the Senate floor for a vote.

Senate Bill 3584 is not the same legislation introduced by Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and ...

Ocean County Covid Assistance Grant Program Announced for Non Profits

LBI Region, NJ -  The Ocean County Board of Commissioners is providing $25 million for a grant program to help those non-profit organizations that have been assisting residents throughout the coronavirus pandemic.   Director of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners Gary Quinn announced that the Commissioners will be offering this grant program to the many ...

Tuckerton Beach Special Assessment Response Needed

Tuckerton, NJ- In a letter dated May 1, the Tuckerton Borough Administrator/Clerk Jenny Gleghorn addressed property owners located on the East Side of South Green Street. The Borough of Tuckerton has been asked to adjust the figures for the dredging to include the mouths of the lagoons in that area. The Borough has been trying for many years to complete the dredging project without having to ...

Senate Bill Limiting COVID-19 Lawsuits Moves to Full Senate

May 10, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - A Senate Bill that would limit lawsuits arising from COVID-19 exposure or transmission against planned real estate developments received unanimous support from the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. It now moves to the Senate floor for a vote.

Senate Bill 3584 is not the same legislation introduced by Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and ...

Two Eagle Scouts Get "Drive By" Court of Honor

Ocean County, NJ - At  a special “Dive By” Eagle Court of Honor to be held on May 11, 2021 at 7:30PM, in Bayville. Benjamin and William Danielak, of Bayville, will earn the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve and two new Eagle Scouts will take flight.  This honor is but one of the many achievements that makes these young men stand out from the others, and the projects ...

Cheer on Local and Celebrate Small Businesses During National Tourism Week

LBI Region, NJ -  The Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce shares suggestions on how to support local businesses crucial to our tourism industry and to give a boost before a busy summer season.  The region’s chamber is comprised over 98% small businesses, which reflects the nationwide statistic of 99.9 percent. Our chamber members provide so much to the community from ...

Spectator Guidelines for Pinelands Regional Sports

May 12, 2021

Little Egg Harbor, NJ - The Pinelands Regional High School reminds spectators of indoor event procedures. Two parents/guardians will be allowed per student athlete.
Please remember that masks must be worn at all times. If a spectator is seen without a mask, or removing their mask during the game, they will be asked to leave.
All parents/guardian must fill out Covid-19 questionnaire prior ...

Statement on Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

April 22, 2021

DATE: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Statement on Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

Today, the jury delivered justice not only for the family and loved ones of George Floyd, but for the millions of Americans of color who for decades have experienced a different reality of uneven treatment by law enforcement. What we witnessed in Minneapolis ...

Statement on Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

April 22, 2021

DATE: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Statement on Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

Today, the jury delivered justice not only for the family and loved ones of George Floyd, but for the millions of Americans of color who for decades have experienced a different reality of uneven treatment by law enforcement. What we witnessed in Minneapolis ...

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Time to Recognize Small Businesses & National Tourism Week May 3-7

April 26, 2021

LBI REGION, NJ - Small Business continues to move ahead to overcome the many challenges from the past year, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is celebrating them as we gear up for National Tourism  Week happening May 3-7 2021.

The Long Beach Island Region comprises hundreds of small businesses that are crucial to the local economy, add in the importance of ...

Southern Ocean Chamber partners with SBA to present Restaurant Revitalization Webinar

April 19, 2021

LBI Region, NJ -  With the recent details announced regarding the application requirements and eligibility guidelines for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF); the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce will once again partner with US Small Business Administration to present a webinar to assist local business needs.

The April 27 webinar will take place via zoom at 3pm, and will ...

Homeland Security Experts Talk Summer Season Safety

May 10, 2021

LBI REGION, NJ - The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness will partner with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce for the fifth year to bring a business safety event to the region on June 9. The Hometown Security program is a collaborative effort to discuss information, tools, and resources that help strengthen the security and resilience of communities across New ...

Local COVID-19 Infection Rate Lowest Since Last Summer

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Good news for Ocean County residents as COVID-19 infection rates dropped to the lowest vulnerability levels since last summer.

 “In the last eight days, Ocean County has been under 100 new cases in seven of those days,” announced Commissioner Gerry P. Little at yesterday’s Ocean County Board of Commissioners meeting.  “This is an important ...

Ocean County COVID-19 Infection Rate Lowest Since Last Summer

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Good news for Ocean County residents as COVID-19 infection rates dropped to the lowest vulnerability levels since last summer.

 “In the last eight days, Ocean County has been under 100 new cases in seven of those days,” announced Commissioner Gerry P. Little at yesterday’s Ocean County Board of Commissioners meeting.  “This is an important ...

Ocean County Covid Assistance Grant Program Announced for Non Profits

May 8, 2021

LBI Region, NJ -  The Ocean County Board of Commissioners is providing $25 million for a grant program to help those non-profit organizations that have been assisting residents throughout the coronavirus pandemic.   Director of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners Gary Quinn announced that the Commissioners will be offering this grant program to the many ...

Ocean County Nonprofits: New Funding for Those Who Help Others

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Amid the pandemic, nonprofits throughout Ocean County acted as a tremendous resource to local residents. Now, Ocean County officials want to give back to those who helped others in need.

“We have hundreds of nonprofits in this county that really take on and get involved,” said Director of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners Gary Quinn. “They ...

Ocean County 5K Race Brings in Big Money for Charity That Helps the Homeless

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The numbers are glaringly coincidental. A 5K race sponsored by Recalibrate, a group that helps vets raised just over $5K in donations.

“We’d like to thank and recognize all those who supported our 5k Race for Just Believe Inc. Together, we raised awareness for the cause,” said Paul Hulse of Just Believe. “The support from the community and our ...

Music On The Green Is back

May 4, 2021

Little Egg  Harbor, NJ - The Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education has announced their student sponsored Music On the Green Concert is back for  June 12. The popular day of music will be held at Cuisine on the Green located at 261 Country Blvd, Little Egg Harbor. Featured live bands include The Benjamins and The Outsiderz along with food prepared by ...

Tuckerton Seaport Heads Back To the Water

Tuckerton NJ - The Tuckerton Seaport is ready for the season and is offering many options to cruise the creek. The non-profit organization announced they received a generous grant from the OceanFirst Foundation, which will allow a family-friendly rate for on water tours.. Reservations for Creek Tours are for up to 10 people are just $40 per group. There can be as little as 2 to 10 for ...

Team from Lizzie Rose Music Room Presents Outdoor Concerts

TUCKERTON, NJ - The volunteers behind the non-profit group Lizzie Rose Music Room concerts announced that summer shows will resume, but have been moved outdoors. When shows abruptly stopped due to Covid 19 lock down, the owners of 217 has asked the group to remove their property from the building, so the space can be utilized for private events. As summer approaches, restrictions are still ...

Spectator Guidelines for Pinelands Regional Sports

May 12, 2021

Little Egg Harbor, NJ - The Pinelands Regional High School reminds spectators of indoor event procedures. Two parents/guardians will be allowed per student athlete.
Please remember that masks must be worn at all times. If a spectator is seen without a mask, or removing their mask during the game, they will be asked to leave.
All parents/guardian must fill out Covid-19 questionnaire prior ...

Southern Ocean Chamber Represents at Online and In Person Travel Shows

May 11, 2021

LBI REGION, NJ - With travel and tourism on the rise, domestic flights, cruises and international travel on the horizon for many consumers; the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with county and state entities to continue to present and promote the Long Beach Island Region to potential visitors, residents and new businesses. The accredited Destination Marketing ...

New Jersey Tourism Industry Association Discusses the Power Tourism Adds to State Economy

Ocean County, NJ - New Jersey Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA) held their annual Advocacy Day event online May 6 in honor of National Travel & Tourism Week. Held via zoom, NJTIA continued this important tradition recognizing the impact tourism has as one of the leading industries within the Garden State. The event opened with a welcome message from Governor Phil Murphy, tourism marketing ...

Mother's Day Weekend With More Ways to Gather

LBI REGION- With COVID-19 numbers trending in the right direction, Governor Murphy today announced on Monday lifting of additional restrictions, including a removal of capacity limits for both indoor and outdoor businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to the outdoor gathering limit. With retail, professional services and restaurants gearing ...

New Programs Approved For Atlantic City Electric Could Save Customers Millions

May 2, 2021

LBI REGION, NJ - Atlantic City Electric has received approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to implement a suite of energy efficiency programs that will provide residential and business customers with Expected to launch in July, the company’s programs will save customers money, create clean, sustainable jobs, improve air quality, help improve equity in South ...

Face Mask Litter Threat to Bay and Ocean

LBI REGION, NJ - Ocean County Board of Commissioners have report that disposable face masks have been turning up on the beaches and coastline throughout the county. Recognizing that face masks have become a necessity during the ongoing pandemic, improper disposal is a new threat to local waterways. Commissioner Joseph H. Vicari stated in a recent press release  “I ask ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...