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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, June 29, 2018

Ocean City Fine Arts League's New Location

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

Rae Jaffe, president of the Arts League, cuts the ribbon at The Ocean City Fine Arts League’s new location on Asbury Avenue.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

New Exciting Adventures Await You on Ocean City Boardwalk

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold ribbon cutting ceremonies for three new Ocean City businesses.

Brothers Justice and Josh Bolz cut the ribbon at their new exciting adventures on the Boardwalk. The brothers opened Liberty Escape Rooms, Liberty Virtual Reality, and Hot Air Balloon Adventures.

Liberty Escape Rooms is a 30 minute, immersive experience in which 2-10 players enter an alternate reality with the task of solving codes, clues and puzzles to achieve the ultimate objective before time runs out! At their 11th Street location there are three adventures offered; Lost Temple, Wild Wild West, and Space Invasion. Whether it’s a rainy day or you are looking for something to do before dinner with your family, this is a great bonding activity for everyone.

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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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Monday, June 11, 2018

Coastal Living's Happiest Seaside Town In America 2018 is Ocean City, NJ

Ocean City to be Honored as the Coastal Living No. 1 Happiest Seaside Town

Meredith Corporation's Coastal Living, the leading authority on coastal home and travel, announced today the Happiest Seaside Town in America 2018 is Ocean City, New Jersey. The number-one ranking of Ocean City, along with the rankings of all the Top Ten Happiest Seaside Towns, is the result of an online vote. Now in its seventh year, the 2018 Happiest Seaside Towns ranked list is available online. It will also be featured in the July/August 2018 issue of Coastal Living, on newsstands June 15.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Mia’s Christmas Gallery Moves to Downtown Ocean City

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

Jim and Jane Saile cut the ribbon at Mia’s Christmas Gallery’s new Downtown Ocean City location. It’s the same great store that was formerly at 11th and Boardwalk making its move to Ocean City’s award winning downtown. Mia’s Christmas Gallery features an extensive holiday inventory of ornaments, gifts and decorations. Visit them at 755 Asbury Avenue.

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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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Friday, April 20, 2018

Sand + Stitch 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 Sand + Stitch, a new women’s boutique located on the Ocean City Boardwalk.  Sand + Stitch offers fashionable women’s clothing, active and resort wear, and accessories.  

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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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