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Homeland Security Hometown Seminar Taking Place June 7 at Ship Bottom Fire House

Credits: Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - The NJ Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness, the US Department of Homeland Security, in partnership with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and local law enforcement host this free Security Initiative in time for the busy summer season.

This event is "a not to be missed opportunity" to help local businesses and their employees contribute to the safety and security of the community.

With the generous support of the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company, this workshop will bring real answers to the ongoing discussion of how to prepare for, mitigate, and respond to security threats. 

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The program will take place from 10:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 7 at the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company Firehouse, located at 2006 Central Avenue in Ship Bottom.

If you operate a business, volunteer or host events of any level, attending this workshop should be a priority.

"This is the first time a discussion of this caliber has been brought to our region" states Lori Pepenella, CEO of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce. "We are hoping everyone takes advantage to benefit from having these experts available to us."

The agenda includes opening remarks, a threat briefing, protective security measures, resource sharing, and a facilitated discussion.

This program will provide the opportunity for our business community to collaborate with local, county, state and federal law enforcement as well as homeland security organizations.

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited.

Please RSVP to the Southern Ocean County Chamber office at (609) 494-7211 or email

You may also stop in at the chamber's office at 265 West Ninth Street in Ship Bottom.

To find out more about this program and other Southern Ocean Chamber activities, please go to

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