Southern Ocean Chamber State of the Chamber Coming on January 10, 2018

December 4, 2017

STAFFORD - The State of the Chamber is the most anticipated business event of the year, bringing together local business leadership to start the year with the information that will help them chart a successful course throughout 2018. The event will take place at The Mainland Holiday Inn 151 Rt 72 E Manahawkin with registration beginning at 8:15 a.m. Members will have an opportunity to hear ...

Out With the Old and In With the New: The Quarterdeck is Gone but Hotel LBI is Coming

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Area residents may have noticed by now that the property that was once the Quarterdeck Inn and most recently, the Stateroom has been demolished. Area contractor Seminole Construction has demolished the buildings and the site is being prepared for construction. 

Owner and developer Christopher Vernon appears ready to kick his Hotel LBI project into ...

We Want You to Become a Part of TAPinto Stafford-LBI

STAFFORD / LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — TAPinto Stafford/LBI is the only all-online, objective newspaper that serves residents, organizations and businesses in all of Long Beach Island and Stafford Township, reporting news at it happens 24/7. We are part of the TAPinto network of 70 locally owned and operated online hyperlocal news sites with more than 6.5 million readers.

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Start the Season Off by Shopping Small Business this Saturday in the Long Beach Island Region

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. - Today is Black Friday, tomorrow is known throughout our nation as "Small Business Saturday."  There are many opportunities to support the wonderful local businessmen and women of Stafford Township and Long Beach Island.  

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is a participant in a number of initiatives mentioned here.  You can go to ...

LBI Region represented at 102nd Annual NJ State League of Municipalities Conference Tourism Panel

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. - Nov. 16, 2017 Discussing the importance of Destination Marketing Organizations to local economic development, need for supporting tourism funding and efforts in bringing visitors to our state, the November 16 panel at New Jersey League of Municipalities provided a cross section of tourism expertise.

Presiding over the session was Mayor Nancy Davis of the Borough of Beach ...

Southern Ocean Chamber Providing Free Non Profit Forum on Customer Engagement November 29

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. - Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce continues to provide nonprofit solutions for the region's organizations serving artistic, historic and social service needs of our community. Partnering with Ocean County Commission of Culture & Heritage the next Non Profit Forum is scheduled on November 29 beginning at 10am at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences at ...

Southern Ocean County Chamber Introduces Surf and Sip Brew Trail at Jersey Shore

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. - Earlier this year, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce announced several new programs that align with the 2020 vision which began in honor of the organization's 100th anniversary in 2014. The Southern Ocean Made program is an accreditation for businesses who design or manufacture goods generating local employment and capturing the region's ...

The Opening Shot - Tax Reform Proposal is Finally Unveiled

BASKING RIDGE, NJ-  We share with you the alert from the Ed Slott Elite IRA Advisor Group regarding the latest news on the Tax Reform Proposal. It’s way to early to tell what will stay or what will go, but stay tuned.

It’s here! On the morning of Thursday, ...

One of Stafford's McDonalds Restaurants Has Closed

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP - The McDonalds located on 340 Rt. 72, next to the WaWa has been a mainstay of the Stafford-LBI community. 




There was a time when it seemed it was the only restaurant available in our area to frequent. The restaurant has been in the same locations since the 1970's. 

A number of years back McDonalds added a second ...

New Stores and Restaurants Coming to Stafford Township

STAFFORD – Expect a lot of change in coming months in Stafford Township with new shopping and eating options.

At the Oct. 24 Stafford Town Council meeting, Township Administrator James Moran reported that a number of new retail stores and restaurants are coming to the area.





Burlington Coat Factory, Old Navy, Chick-fil-A and Panera Bread are ...

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Congressman MacArthur Issues Challenge to Murphy, Menendez, and Booker

December 11, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom MacArthur sent the below letter to Governor-Elect Phil Murphy and Senators Menendez and Booker, after their continued partisan attacks.

December 11, 2017

Dear Governor-Elect Murphy, Senator Menendez, and Senator Booker,

Instead of working to deliver real tax relief to New Jerseyans who deserve it, you have all decided to embark on a dishonest ...