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Press Releases

Learn more about OCNJ happenings with press releases from the Ocean City Chamber. From the latest OCNJ news to details on upcoming events, you’ll be in-the-know.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Gerald Reeves, President of Sturdy Savings Bank, to Provide Economic Outlook to OC Chamber

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its May membership luncheon on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

OCEAN CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SALUTE TO WORKING WOMEN SET FOR APRIL 26th

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce announces that Ocean City Free Public Library Director, Karen Mahar, will receive the 2017 Salute to Working Women Award and will be honored at the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on April 26th at The Flanders Hotel. The award recognizes women in business for their outstanding professional and personal achievements.

Mahar grew up in Ocean City. She graduated from Our Lady of Mercy Academy and Villanova University with a degree in communications and a master’s degree in library science. Mahar is an Ocean City resident and mother of three children.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Bohemian Mama Celebrates Grand Opening in Ocean City, NJ

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce a Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held for the Grand Opening of Bohemian Mama in Ocean City, NJ. Bohemian Mama is a blend of East Coast with the West Coast in Gina Ozhuthual’s first Bohemian Mama bricks-and-mortar store.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Plaay Fitness and Yoga Celebrates Grand Opening in Ocean City, NJ

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce a Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held for the Grand Opening of Plaay Fitness and Yoga in Ocean City, NJ. PLAAY Fitness and Yoga is a novel, innovative studio like no other. Their view is to provide a variety of fitness modalities that are fun, functional, adventuresome, and practical. They don’t have cardio or strength/resistance machines.   PLAAY is a relaxed, non-competitive studio offering fitness, amenities and other services to entire families, not just adult individuals.  

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Girls Weekend Kicks off in Downtown Ocean City with Fashion Show

The Downtown Merchants will host a Girls Weekend Fashion Show on March 31, 2017 to help kick off the second annual Girls Weekend in Downtown Ocean City on April 1st and 2nd, 2017.  The fashion show will be held at Glazed Over Studios located at 704 Asbury Avenue in Downtown Ocean City. 

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Congressman LoBiondo to Address Ocean City Chamber

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Flanders Hotel located at 719 East 11th Street in Ocean City, NJ. 

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Officers and Board Members to be Installed to Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce

 On Thursday, February 16th, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will install their new Board of Directors and Officers at The Flanders Hotel.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

John R. Elliot HERO Campaign Pledge & Plunge

The third annual HERO Pledge & Plunge will be held Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk in Ocean City. Online pre-registration is $20, which includes a commemorative long-sleeve HERO Plunge shirt. Day-of sign-ups are $25 and begin at 12 noon, with the plunge at 2 p.m.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

25th Anniversary - First Night Offers 8 Hours of New Year's Entertainment for Just $20

First Night, Ocean City’s Gala New Year’s Eve celebration, offers a variety of entertainment for families and individuals for just $20 a person. The holiday gala features 76 entertainment programs at central locations from 4 p.m. till midnight. There will be a fireworks show at midnight, weather permitting.

Opening ceremonies will be held 4 p.m. at the ice skating rink, a First Night attraction, located at the Football Field, 6th St. off Boardwalk. It will include greetings by City officials and entertainment.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Santa Sighting in Ocean City 2016

An Old-Fashioned Family Christmas in Downtown Ocean City is scheduled for November 25th, the day after Thanksgiving. Asbury Avenue, 6th-11th Streets, will be full of holiday spirit and entertainment to accompany everyone’s holiday shopping experience beginning at 2pm.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

2016 Earlier than the Bird in Downtown OCNJ

OCEAN CITY, NJ –Ocean City’s “Earlier than the Bird” event is your holiday wake- up call inviting one and all to come out and shop downtown for pre-holiday savings at all of your favorite shops. The morning of Saturday November 19th from 8am-Noon is when shoppers can find great deals at stores on Asbury Avenue from 6th-11th streets.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

2016 Santa Visits Ocean City Boardwalk

Ocean City, NJ- The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce has invited Santa Claus to Ocean City for photographs. Photos will be taken between 5th and 6th Streets on the Boardwalk (weather permitting), with Santa in an official Ocean City Lifeguard Boat.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

William McMahon, III Named Citizen of the Year

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is honored to announce the recipients of the Chamber’s 2016 Citizen of the Year Award and Outstanding Business and Beautification Awards.  The awards will be presented at the Chamber’s dinner Tuesday, November 15th at The Ocean City Yacht Club.

This year, the Citizen of the Year Award will be presented to William (Bill) McMahon, III. Mr. McMahon is president of McMahon Insurance Agency. He has dedicated many years as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Ocean City's Troop 32, is on the board of the NJ Professional Insurance Agents & is a board member and Past President (2014-2016) of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

OC Chamber to Host Welcome Night

Ocean City, NJ- The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is continuing their proud tradition of hosting Welcome Night.  This year, Welcome Night will be held on Wednesday, October 26th from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Please note that Welcome Night will be held at Ocean City Civic Center located on 6th Street by the Boardwalk due to Boardwalk construction.  Admission is free and all area residents are encouraged to attend.  Fabulous door prizes provided by local businesses will be given out throughout the evening.

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Atilis Gym Celebrates Grand Opening in Ocean City, NJ

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce a Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held for the Grand Opening of Atilis Gym in Ocean City, NJ. The Ocean City location boasts over 8,000 sq. ft. of high-energy, intense atmosphere outfitted with the best in workout equipment.The cardio area features a huge selection of treadmills, steppers, ellipticals, step-mills, Arc-trainers, bikes and rowers, ensuring that you have the right equipment available for your workout.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Euro Line Designe Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce a Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held for Euro Line Designe’s 25th Anniversary. Euro Line Designe provides high-end custom cabinetry to discriminating homeowners, architects, interior designers, builders and developers from New York to Florida.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

OC Chamber to Roast Attorney Jon Batastini

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Roast on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at The Flanders Hotel, 719 E. 11th Street, Ocean City, NJ.  The event will begin with a social at 6pm followed by dinner at 6:30pm.  This year’s Roastee is local attorney Jon Batastini. The dinner is $55.00 per person.  Reservations can be made by calling 609-399-1412 or by e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

OCTC Promises a Lovely Night with Cinderella

The Middle School Jr. Co of Ocean City Theatre Company is currently in preparation for their summer production, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (g2k version).  This timeless classic runs at the Ocean City Music Pier on Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $12 -$15.00 and can be reserved by calling 609-399-6111 or by visiting ocnj.us/boxoffice

In this well known fairy tale, our heroine (Julie Stinson) lives as a virtual slave to her stepmother (Emily Torrence) and her two stepsisters (Julia Wilson and Ashleigh Martin).  She dreams of attending the ball that the King and Queen (Aidan Brandt and Anastasia Cwietniewicz) are throwing for their son (Scott Avellino). Will the prince find a bride at the ball? With help from her Fairy Godmother (Bridget Douqherty), Cinderella’s dreams are brought to reality.  Told in a lighthearted, comedic fashion, Hammerstein’s message is that no matter what situation you happen to be in, there is hope that you can make your wishes and dreams come true.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Starbucks Celebrates Ribbon Cutting on Ocean City, NJ Boardwalk

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce a Grand Opening ceremony was held for Starbucks on Ocean City Boardwalk.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Martin Z. Mollusk, Ocean City, NJ’s Mascot, Gets New Home at Ocean City Welcome Center

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce its new residents, City Mascot Martin Z. Mollusk and his wife Molly. Both hermit crabs were formerly housed with Mark Soifer, Ocean City’s publicist.

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