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

May 8, 2021

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 ...

Supporting Local Businesses, Rep. Andy Kim Visits Toms River and Bordentown Eateries

OCEAN COUNTY/BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ — Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-3) visited businesses in his district recently to lend support to them amid economic challenges suffered as a result of pandemic-related restrictions.

Kim brought his wife and children when he stopped into Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, located outside the Ocean County Mall.  The family sat outside and enjoyed ...

Long Beach Island Region Reminds you to Make it All About Mom May 9

LBI REGION, NJ — Mother’s Day is coming up fast, get by with a little help from your favorite restaurant, spa, shop, or service. Plan to treat Mom for a well-deserved day in the LBI Region.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members are looking forward to assisting with your plans for a great Mother's Day. From memorable meals, gifts, flowers, services or experiences ...

Look to Ben Bivins Tree Experts for Your Tree Removal Needs

BARNEGAT — As much as we love trees, sometimes it’s necessary to realize when a tree is beyond help.  Sometimes a tree is too damaged or diseased to revitalize, or may be posing a liability issue if dead limbs are looming over your home.  If this is the case, it’s time to consider hiring a tree removal company in Ocean County to address the issue.  Dead ...

Southern Ocean Chamber partners with SBA to present Restaurant Revitalization Webinar

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — 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 ...

Southern Ocean Chamber partners with SBA to present Restaurant Revitalization Webinar

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 ...

$85 Million Phase 4 of the Small Business Emergency Grant Program Launches on April 19

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced Phase 4 of the Authority’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program, adding $85 million in funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It will provide short-term operating support to a broad group of New Jersey small and medium-sized businesses and ...

Manahawkin "Furzapper" Inventor and Ocean Township Partner to be Featured on Shark Tank This Friday, April 9

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Michael Sweigart, a Manahawkin inventor and businessman will be featured on ABC's Shark Tank this Friday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET for his "Furzapper" product. 

"FurZapper was originally (and accidentally) created for my own use, to solve the issue of pet hair all over my family's laundry," Sweigart, the Furzapper Inventor and ...

Southern Ocean County Businesses Can Benefit from New $25 Million Relief Package to Help Firms of 5 of Fewer Employees

MEDFORD, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law S-3523, which provides $25 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for small businesses throughout New Jersey. The bill provides a lifeline to microbusinesses with five or fewer employees. The bill is part of a five-bill, $100 million relief effort aimed at helping the state’s economy recover from the year-long ...

New Jersey Is 2021’s State with the 7th Highest Tax Burden: Study

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the seventh highest state with the overall tax burden with a 9.98% overall state tax according to personal finance website WalletHub’s  2021 Tax Burden by State report. Nearby New York was the highest taxed state in the nation.

What accounts for New Jersey's top 10 ranking? Property taxes.

"New Jersey has the third highest ...

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Honor Moms, Get Thanked When Giving Blood this May with Vitalant

Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant urges all eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood, platelets or plasma this May in support of mothers and all patients relying on lifesaving blood transfusions. As a token of thanks, all those who come to give May 1 through May 25 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card* or, for the period from May 26 through June 1, a Vitalant ball ...

Obituaries

Herman “ Bubie” C. Harrison III, age 56 of Manahawkin NJ, passed way Tuesday April 20th ...
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Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

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 ...

On Mother's Day: A Short Tale of a Neurotic Mother

May 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was written in 2017 and offers a little personal insight on the unspoken trials some face as moms.  It is shared with permission of Writefully Inspired and is intended to bring a smile to the faces of others who can relate.

This is a story about a mother.   And, it might just sound a little more than auto-biographical.  Because it is.

I ...