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Memorial Day Weekend Kicks off Summer 2018 in the Long Beach Island Region

May 22, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - With much anticipation for warmer weather, longer days and salty seas, visitors flock back each year to the Long Beach Island Region to enjoy the many pleasures this resort area brings.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce operates a fully staffed visitor center, who always sees demand for customer inquiries rise either through their digital platforms, ...

Homeland Security Hometown Seminar Taking Place June 7 at Stafford Township Fire House

STAFFORD, NJ - The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and the US Department of Homeland Security in partnership with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and local law enforcement will host a highly valuable session to help local businesses and their employees contribute to the safety and security of the community.

With ...

Southern Ocean Made Brew Trail Awarded for NJ Tourism Excellence

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. -The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce proudly announces its selection for the The New Jersey Tourism Industry Excellence Award for its recently launched Southern Ocean Made Surf & Sip Brew Trail. They join a select group across the state being recognized for the accomplishments of those who achieved true excellence in providing an exceptional experience that ...

The "When in Rome" Southern Ocean County Hunger Relief Spectacular Fundraiser Raises $100,000 for Area Food Pantries

STAFFORD —  The Twenty Third Annual Hunger Relief Dinner "When in Rome" was held on April 25 at The Mainland at Holiday Inn in Manahawkin.   Guests who attended the event were immediately transported to the streets of Rome and enjoyed a magical Italian experience.   ​

The evening opened with the Italian Marketplace that included ...

Celebrate Mother's Day in the Long Beach Island Region on Sunday May 13

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members provide many choices on where to dine for Mom's well deserved day out.

Plan the day for a memorable meal with local restaurants ready to serve.

Specials abound for the special women in your life, whether they are moms, grandmothers, aunts, or those close to your heart.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber ...

Southern Ocean Chamber's Wedding Road Show Makes 10th Year A Charm

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - A celebration for all those who are planning to celebrate, over 70 Southern Ocean County Chamber members hosted 566 attendees at the April 22 party planning tour which spanned Long Beach Island.

Decision makers and attendees arrived from across the country to be part of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual Wedding Road Show and Party Planning ...

Superstorm Sandy Victims Get 3 More Years to Flood-Proof Their Homes

WASHINGTON, DC — Homeowners still in need of flood-proofing their Superstorm Sandy-damaged homes have another three years to complete their projects.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the October 29 deadline for completion of Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) projects. Under the National Flood Insurance Program, homeowners in flood-prone areas of the state pay ...

Touch A Truck This Saturday at Manahawkin Lake Park Hosted by Stafford Chamber of Commerce

STAFFORD, NJ -  The Stafford Chamber of Commerce will host its fourth annual Touch A Truck event.  The Touch A Truck will be held this Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be plenty of children activities such as face painting, a clown, bouncy house and more. The children can climb, learn and discover.

Many local vendors will be at the event. There will ...

Surf City Hotel's Application Rejected By the Surf City Land Use Board for Outdoor Dining

SURF CITY - There has been a lot of positive change going on at the Surf City Hotel the last two years and especially this off season. New owner Greg Gewirtz, his wife Colleen and other family members have been working hard completing renovations to improve the hotel, bar, liquor store, restaurant and night club.

The owners were hoping those improvements would include approval to set ...

Long Beach Island Summer Shuttle No Longer A Free Ride

BRANT BEACH - The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April 9. 

Here is the overview on the fees:

One-way shuttle rides from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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