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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.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Miss NJ Parade June 12, Will Kick Off Pageant Week in OC

OCEAN CITY, N.J. ---The popular Miss New Jersey Parade will kick off Pageant Week on Wed. June 12 at this family resort. The Parade will be held at 7 p.m. with route from 6th to 14th  Sts. on Boardwalk. Twenty-three contestants from throughout the State will be featured in the event known for its unusual “dress up” themes.

This year contestants will portray sinister characters in a comical manner as they are driven down the Boardwalk in convertibles.

“The theme is “Villains Down the Venue,” reports Parade Director Maribeth Neal.

Rest easy parents. It will be all in good fun. Nothing that will make children uncomfortable or grown ups cringe.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

OC Mayor Gillian to Address Ocean City Chamber of Commerce

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 12:00 P.M., at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City.  Guest speaker is Mayor Jay Gillian.  The lunch is $20.00 and is open to the community. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 609-399-1412 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend Kickoff

Please Join Us!  

The Ocean City businesses, their employees, residents and the community as whole have all worked very hard to rebuild after the storm. We are excited for a successful 2013 season and are still working hard to let the world know that "We Are Ready!" Please join us on Friday, May 24th for the events listed below.  Please encourage your neighbors, employees, friends and visitors to stand with us in celebrating Ocean City, NJ!

Ocean City will be Joining the State-Wide Shore Community's  "Stronger Than the Storm" Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies on Friday, May 24 as well as holding its Annual unique Business Person's Plunge to welcome the new season and emphasize that "We Are Ready!"

Following are a list of the activities:  

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Botto's Sausage Express Grand Opening

Botto’s Sausage Express Grand Opening                                                                                         

There will be a new edition to this year’s annual Business Person’s Plunge in Ocean City, NJ on Friday, May 24th. The famous Botto’s Italian Sausage, found in your local supermarkets, proudly unveils the grand opening of its first express restaurant, Botto’s Sausage Express, right on the boardwalk at 10th Street. Ocean City Mayor, Jay Gillian, will be present for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 12:45 PM. 97.5 The Fanatic will be broadcasting the Tony Bruno and Jon Marks shows live from inside the restaurant from 10AM-2PM.

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Friday, May 17, 2013

OC Chamber June Meeting with Mayor Gillian

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 12:00 P.M., at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City.  Guest speaker is Mayor Jay Gillian.  The lunch is $20.00 and is open to the community. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 609-399-1412 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Friday, May 10, 2013

OC Mayor Gillian to Address OC Chamber at June Meeting

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 12:00 P.M., at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City.  Guest speaker is Mayor Jay Gillian.  The lunch is $20.00 and is open to the community. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 609-399-1412 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

People in Crisis Expands its Out-Reach - Programs to Assist Veterans in Need

OCEAN CITY, N.J.: People in Crisis, a local organization that helps people in need obtain medical and living care, has expanded its programs to assist veterans.

Founded by Ocean City resident Lana Samuels, PICI now operates nationally and has gained the support of physicians, pharmacists, lawyers, businesses and such personalities as Phil Martelli, St. Joseph’s University basketball coach, who is a member of its Out Reach Committee plus Matt Crowley, head golf professional, Stone Harbor Golf Club.              

Samuels has gone door to door for years fund raising and identifying people in need. She discovered there were many area veterans puzzled about how to obtain their VA benefits. They required expert assistance to understand and complete procedures.

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Friday, May 3, 2013

OC Chamber's June Meeting Features Mayor Jay Gillian

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 12:00 P.M., at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City.  Guest speaker is Mayor Jay Gillian.  The lunch is $20.00 and is open to the community. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 609-399-1412 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Salute to Working Women set for May 1st

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce announces that they will honor OCNJ C.A.R.E. (Cleanup And Recovery Efforts) volunteers Dottie Cianci, Karin Gleason, Maria Marinelli and Kathy Sykes at its Annual Salute to Working Women. The Salute will be held on May 1st at noon at the Ocean City Yacht Club.

While there were hundreds of volunteers that made Ocean City’s recovery efforts possible after Super Storm Sandy, these four women were essential in the process and took leadership roles in which we will be forever thankful.   Additionally, Sarah Lee, Caitlin Greene, Rose Savastano and Shawnda McGinnis will be recognized for the committee support they provided.

The luncheon will honor all working women at home or in the workforce.  The luncheon is open to the public and is $25 per person. For more information and to make a reservation you can contact the Chamber office at 609-399-1412 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

OCHM Models History

Model building is a fascinating world and has many facets.  It’s a way to express your creativity, to better understand construction and design, and to learn about the past.  Join the Ocean City Historical Museum on April 27, 2013 from 10AM to 1PM as we delve into the world of models.  We will have models of all sorts on display and you’ll be able to ask questions and learn from veteran model builders.  You are sure to learn something and you might even have some fun!

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

OC Chamber's Salute to Working Women

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce announces that they will honor OCNJ C.A.R.E. (Cleanup And Recovery Efforts) volunteers Dottie Cianci, Karin Gleason, Maria Marinelli and Kathy Sykes at its Annual Salute to Working Women. The Salute will be held on May 1st at noon at the Ocean City Yacht Club.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hamming it up for the Doo Dah Parade

Dietz and Watson, the major sponsor of Ocean City’s Doo Dah Parade, provides the free T Shirts and free hotdog lunch for parade marchers plus banners and funds for the event. On April 13 for the 28th Parade, the prominent Philadelphia food company will also provide the hefty smoked ham, shown center, to the winner of a new Doo Dah category that best illustrates the family resort is completely ready to accommodate it vacationers following Super Storm Sandy.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Walking for Peace Coming to Stockton and Ocean City

The community of Ocean City, Seaville Friends, and the Unitarian Universalists in Pomona will have the privilege of welcoming the Buddhist monastic Peace Walkers on their journey from the New England Peace Pagoda to Washington, DC. In the name of “Peace for the People – For the Earth”, these walkers who have left Massachusetts on February 15th , and are making their way to DC for April 5th will entrust themselves to local communities along the way for hospitality and respite. They will spend one evening in Pomona and two in Ocean City.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ocean City Community Holy Week Services

All members of the community are invited to prepare for Easter by attending the annual Good Friday Service, March 29th from 12 noon to 3:00PM at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th Street & Central Avenue. Area clergy will preach on “The Seven Last Words of Christ”. Music will be presented by St. Peter’s Choir and soloists. The Ocean City Ministerium and Ecumenical Council are sponsors of this service. Worshipers are invited to come and go as their schedule permits or to stay for the entire service.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Thousands Expected to "Get in the Fight" for OC's 1st "StandUp4SEALS" Event

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (Saturday, May 25, 2013) — StandUp4SEALs, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the families of fallen SEALs and other Spec Ops warriors will sponsor its First Annual Beach Adventure Race which will include a sand obstacle course for adults and a fun sand challenge run for kids under 10. Event will also highlight a Stand Up Paddle Ocean Challenge (SUP). Festivities and race event will begin and end at 4th Street Beach on the morning of Saturday, May 25th, 2013.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Call to Photographers: Annual Juried Photography Show

Ocean City Arts Center

Ocean City -- Photographs will be accepted through March 26 at the Ocean City Arts Center for the April Juried Art Show.

Up to four photographs may be submitted at a cost of $18 each.  All work must be framed with glass or plexi-glass and be ready to hang with wire attached.  Traditional photography and digital/computer generated photos are eligible.  Overall frame size should not exceed 24 by 28 inches.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Congressman LoBiondo to Address Ocean City Chamber

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting on Monday, March 11, 2013 at Flanders Hotel located at 719 East 11th Street in Ocean City, NJ. The event will begin at noon and will feature guest speaker Congressman Frank LoBiondo.   The lunch is $20.00 per person and is open to the public. 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 .

Friday, February 1, 2013

OCNJ C.A.R.E. Pecks Beach Village Cleanup

Due to current snowy weather conditions in Ocean City the Pecks Beach Village Cleanup scheduled for Saturday Feb. 2 has been postponed. At this time a new date for this event has not been scheduled, however we will certainly keep the public notified of any future cleanup opportunities.

Thank you to the volunteers who so willingly offered to help in this effort. We appreciate your good intentions and hope to work with you in our continuing efforts to restore and improve Ocean City, NJ. Please call the OCNJ C.A.R.E. hotline at 1-855-622-2730 with any questions and continue to check OCNJ C.A.R.E., and Ocean City, NJ facebook pages for information.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Officers & Board Members to be Installed to OC Regional Chamber of Commerce

On Thursday, February 21st, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will install their Officers and Directors to its Board of Directors at Greate Bay Country Club. This meeting is being combined with the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Citizen of the Year and Business Beautification Awards Dinner that had been postponed due to Super Storm Sandy.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Ocean City Chamber Announces Award Winners

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Citizen of the Year and Business Beautification Awards Dinner had been postponed due to Super Storm Sandy. The Dinner has been rescheduled and is being combined the Chamber’s Annual Board of Directors Installation Dinner. The awards will be presented at the Chamber’s dinner Thursday, February 21st at Greate Bay Country Club.

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