SHIP BOTTOM - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce sent a delegation to welcome Congressman Andy Kim as well as introduce his staff to the programs and mission of the 105 year old business organization. Board Director Jerry Thompson, of The Van Dyk Group and Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber, Lori Pepenella, met with Congressman Kim and District Director Ben Giovine at their Marlton office Thursday, February 21.

Congressman Kim has recently been named Chair of the House Small Business Subcommittee. The Southern Ocean Chamber arranged the meeting  to discuss the importance of the H2B VISA program on seasonally structured businesses, incentives that can be offered to create business or expand them as well as present ongoing chamber programming and Destination Marketing Organization efforts.

Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce works with local, county, state and federal officials to best represent the interests of the business community and istill consumers. For more information about the economic development programs and other projects please go to or follow on social media as @southernoceanchamber and @LBIregion