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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.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Sink Your Taste Buds in an Ocean of Deliciousness at Nauti Donuts

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Ocean City business.

Chris and Gabby O’Hara cut the ribbon at their new restaurant Nauti Donuts. Stop by for coffee and fresh, hot, made-to-order cake donuts. Whether it’s a cinnamon sugar donut, topped with apple spice

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Welcome Seagrass Boutique to Asbury Avenue

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for an Ocean City business’s new larger location.

Seagrass Boutique celebrated their grand opening of their new location with owner, Kevin Heck, cutting the ribbon. Whether you’re a free-spirited wanderer, a present-day bohemian, a woman who embraces luxury and elegance or someone who prefers simplicity as its finest, their fashion collection allows you to make a statement – all while being comfortable. Visit them at 752 Asbury Avenue or online at http://seagrassboutique.com/.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hearth and Sole Garden and Art Now Open on Asbury Avenue

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Ocean City business.

Downtown Ocean City now features a fabulous new store by Mim Schreck and Ann Morrissey, owners of Hearth and Sole. Their new venture is Hearth and Sole Garden and Art. The new, second location, features a variety of fun, funky and unique art to make your outdoor oasis stand-out from the neighbors. Visit the new store at 918 Asbury Avenue or online at https://hearthnsole.com/.

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Delectable Desserts at Ocean City’s New Gelato Dolceria

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Ocean City business on Memorial Day Weekend.

Owners John Caiala and Mike paletta cut the ribbon at Gelato Dolceria on the Boardwalk. Mayor Jay Gillian, Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michele Gillian, Chamber President David Allegretto, Ocean City Councilman Bob Barr, and Ocean City Councilman Pete Madden were all on hand to welcome and celebrate the new business.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Captivate Your Senses at Artisan Body Products New Location

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Artisan Body Products new location.

Owner Ione Talese cuts the ribbon at Artisan Body Products new, larger location that is just next door to her original location that opened in 2012. Mayor Jay Gillian, Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michele Gillian, Chamber President David Allegretto, and Ocean City Councilman Bob Barr were all on hand to welcome and celebrate the new business.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

You will be Bowled Over with Deliciousness at Playa Bowls

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Ocean City business on Memorial Day Weekend.

Along with co-owner Brooke Mesanko and Kenny Macchiaverna, Jason Coleman cuts the ribbon at Playa Bowls on the Boardwalk. Mayor Jay Gillian, Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michele Gillian, Chamber President David Allegretto, Ocean City Councilman Bob Barr, and Ocean City Councilman Pete Madden were all on hand to welcome and celebrate the new business.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Jilly’s Candy Factory Adds More Sweet Fun to Ocean City Boardwalk

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Ocean City business on Memorial Day Weekend.

Along with owners Jody and Randy Levchuk and their families, Jill Levchuk, with her husband Paul by her side, cuts the ribbon at Jilly’s Candy Factory, 1040 Boardwalk. Mayor Jay Gillian, Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michele Gillian, Chamber President David Allegretto, Ocean City Councilman Bob Barr, Ocean City Councilman Pete Madden, and Ocean City Councilman Keith Hartzell were all on hand to welcome and celebrate the new business.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Girls Weekend Kicks off in Downtown Ocean City with Fashion Show

OCEAN CITY, N.J. --- The Downtown Merchants will host a Girls Weekend Fashion Show on April 6th, 2018 to help kick off the third annual Girls Weekend in Downtown Ocean City on April 7th  and 8th, 2018.  The fashion show will be held at Glazed Over Studios located at 704 Asbury Avenue in Downtown Ocean City.  Doors will open at 6pm. Refreshment and local lite fare will be served as you watch local stores on Asbury Avenue strut and model their newest spring and summer fashions down the runway.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Girls Weekend Takes Over Downtown OCNJ!

The Downtown Merchants will host the third annual Girls Weekend in Ocean City, NJ. The event will kick-off with a Fashion Show on Friday night, April 6th, 2018. The fashion show will be held at Glazed Over Studios located at 704 Asbury Avenue. Local restaurants will be providing lite fare for guests to enjoy as they watch models strut the newest spring and summer fashions from downtown businesses!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Salute to Working Women set for April 25th

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce announces that Lynne Cates, owner of Sun Seekers Boutique, will receive the 2018 Salute to Working Women Award and will be honored at the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on April 25th at Ocean City Yacht Club. The award recognizes women in business for their outstanding professional and personal achievements.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

April Chamber Membership Meeting

OC Chamber April Membership Meeting - April 12, 2018

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

How to do Business in the Changing World of Millennials

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a business workshop on Thursday, March 15th, from 8 A.M. until 10 A.M. at The Flanders Hotel located at 719 East 11th Street in Ocean City, NJ.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

2018 Officers and Board Members to be Installed to Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce

On Thursday, February 15th, 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 21, 2017

Historic Life Saving Station to Open for First Night

Admission buttons are on sale for Ocean City’s New Year’s Eve celebration

First Night attendees will get the first opportunity to visit the newly restored U.S. Life Saving Station 30 at the intersection of Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue. The station operated in Ocean City from 1885 to 1915 as part of the U.S. Life Saving Service, a precursor to the modern Coast Guard.

A years-long effort to acquire and restore the historic building is nearly complete, and anybody with a First Night admission button will be invited to stop by and tour the station between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Dec. 31.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Ocean City Named Most Tax-Friendly Place for Retirees in N.J.

A new study determines that Ocean City is the most tax-friendly municipality in New Jersey for retirees. The honor was announced yesterday (Nov. 29) by NJBIZ.

The study (see complete data and methodology) creates an index that uses factors including property, income, fuel, sales and Social Security taxes. Ocean City’s 0.79 percent local property tax rate is the lowest among the Top 10 places for retirees.

“I’m extremely proud to see Ocean City recognized in this way,” Mayor Jay A. Gillian said. “Our tax burden remains low even as we continue to make major investments in infrastructure improvements to every part of the island. This is a testament to the value of investments in Ocean City property and to the fiscal responsibility of our city team.”

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Santa Sighting in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY NJ….An Old-Fashioned Family Christmas in Downtown Ocean City is scheduled for November 24th, 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.

Features of the day will include visits with Santa in the gazebo at the Mark Soifer Park across from City Hall from 2 to 4pm, a special appearance by the Phillie Phanatic from 4 to 6pm, Carolers in Victorian costumes, free horse and carriage rides from 1-4pm, and other entertainment on Asbury Ave.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

OC Chamber Honors American Legion Post 524 and VFW Post 6650

Ocean City, NJ – On Tuesday, November 14th, the men and women of American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 and VFW Ferguson-Foglio Post 6650 were recognized as Citizens of the Year by the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce at their annual awards dinner held at The Flanders Hotel.

American Legion Post 524 is founded on Four Pillars: Membership, Youth Activities, Community Service and Service to Troops and Veterans. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit fellow veterans, our service members and their families, the youth of Ocean City and its ordinary citizens.

They have been the recipient of many American Legion awards, including the prestigious Post Excellence Award given to local Posts who have demonstrated outstanding performance in exceeding the standards associated with support of the Four Pillars.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Men and Women of American Legion Post 524 and VFW Post 6650 Named Citizens of the Year by OC Chamber

The Men and Women of American Legion Post 524 and VFW Post 6650 Named Citizens of the Year by OC Chamber

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is honored to announce the recipients of the Chamber’s 2017 Citizen of the Year Award and Outstanding Business and Beautification Awards.  The awards will be presented at the Chamber’s dinner Tuesday, November 14th at The Flanders Hotel.

This year, the Citizen of the Year Award will be presented to the men and women of American Legion Post 524 and VFW Post 6650. The Chamber recognizes the members of these two valuable organizations that have given so much by serving our great country, maintaining our freedom, and serving our community through wonderful causes such as the American Legion’s Annual Run for the Fallen and the VFW’s Buddy Baldwin Memorial Scholarship for the Trades.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Earlier than the Bird, 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 18th from 8am-Noon is when shoppers can find great deals at stores on Asbury Avenue from 6th-11th streets. Shoppers are encouraged to wear their pajamas, and free turkeys will be awarded for the best dressed!

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Artist Event at Scrim Discovery Needlepoint

For Immediate Release 8/1/17

Artist Event at Scrim Discovery Needlepoint

924 Haven Avenue

Ocean City, NJ 08226

Contact Person: Sally Hayes, 609-398-6659

The McIntosh Family of Custom Furniture & Broom Makers will be visiting Scrim Discovery Needlepoint!

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