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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.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

52nd Boardwalk Art Show August 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Ocean City--The Ocean City Arts Center will sponsor the 52nd Boardwalk Art Show, Friday through Sunday, August 1 through August 3. More than 60 artists from throughout the East Coast will sell two-dimensional art in the mediums of watercolor, acryclic, oil, drawings, hand-pulled prints and photography. The show will run on the Boardwalk from 8th to 11th streets, from 10 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday, and 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Crabby Rice Will Sponsor Miss Crustacean, Aug. 6th

OCEAN CITY, N.J. --- “Crabby Rice,” will sponsor Ocean City’s Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant set for 1 p.m., Aug. 6th at the 6th St. Beach. The deal was sealed during a meeting between Mayor Jay Gillian and Emily Arentz, area marketing manager for Lundberg Family Farms, located in the Sacramento Valley of California.

Impressed? You should be. Lundberg has been farming rice and producing rice products since 1937. Now led by its third generation, Lundberg Family Farms uses “organic and eco positive farming practices to produce wholesome, healthful rice products while protecting and improving the environment.” Crabby Rice is its newest product.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Children's Summer Art Camps at Ocean City Arts Center

Call today to reserve your child's spot in one of 54 Summer Art Camps at the Ocean City Arts Center.  Subjects are painting, drawing, cartooning, dance, pottery, sculpture, mosaics, music, guitar and more.  Camps are 9 am to noon and 12:30 to 3:30 pm.  Subjects change weekly and camps run Monday through Friday, from June 23 through August 29.  Most camps are for ages 6 to 11.


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Ocean City, NJ Celebrates 5 Grand Openings

Ocean City, NJ The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce the grand openings of five new businesses in the Ocean City, NJ.

Blue Eden, 811 Asbury Avenue, is a women’s specialty boutique. Owners Lauren Beakly and Caroline Ranoia, who have a successful boutique in Stone Harbor, opened their second location on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, NJ. Blue Eden sells items from local artists and authors, organic body products, and Kut from the Kloth clothing. For more information on Blue Eden, visit them at 811 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226, or visit them online at https://www.seafoamsoapcompany.com/.


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Barks on the Boards

On Sunday June 1st, the Humane Society of Ocean City will be holding its annual “Barks on the Boards” event.    The event will have dog games for your best friend to participate in from 10:30 until noon. 


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ocean City, NJ Voted #1 Beach

Ocean City New Jersey was voted New Jersey's #1 Beach in the 2014 New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Coastal Research Center contest.

In addition to Best Beach, Ocean City won first place in the categories for Best Destination for Family Vacation, Day Trip and Ecotourism. This is the first time in the history of the contest that one town has swept first place in all of the categories. 


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cafe Beach Club Now Serving Dinner

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce Café Beach Club, 1282 Boardwalk, is now Serving Dinner! The Nicoletti’s, Aureliano Paco Cruz and Betty Somers have been together since 2000 are now serving dinners every evening on the newly renovated Ocean Front Patio at Cafe Beach Club. The Nicoletti’s were the Original Chef / Owners of the Culinary Garden Restaurant (1979), They have withstood the test of time nicely in Ocean City!


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

OC Mayor to Address Chamber

OC Chamber Monthly Membership Meeting

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:00 P.M., at Ocean City Yacht Club, 100 Bay Road.  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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dan Skeldon to Act as Guest Bingo Caller at OC Education

Dan Skeldon, chief meteorologist on NBC40, will act as a guest bingo caller at The Ocean City Education Foundation’s Coach/Michael Kors Bingo being held on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Somers Point VFW.

Doors will open at 6:00pm on April 11th with games beginning at 7:00pm. Ticket prices are $35 and include 16 games. A designer pocketbook will be awarded to the winner of each of the bingo games. Beverages will be available for purchase; please feel free to bring your own food. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Tricia Ciliberto at 399-0012; ext 1106. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ocnjef.com.


Friday, March 21, 2014

OC Chamber Salute to Working Women set for April 10th

OCEAN CITY, NEW JERSEY…… The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce announces that Cricket Frank, Corporate Vice President for OC Hotels and Property Management (T/A Impala Island Inn and Beach Club Hotel), will receive the 2014 Salute to Working Women Award and will be honored at the April 10th Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at the Ocean City Yacht Club.  The award recognizes women in business for their outstanding professional and personal achievements.


Friday, February 21, 2014

Congressman LoBiondo to Address Ocean City Chamber

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Flanders Hotel located at 719 East 11th Street in Ocean City, NJ.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

New Chairman of the Board in Place for FCA Cape Atlantic

After a 15-year tenure as the Chairman of the Board for the local chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), John Shirk, managing partner at Fortress Financial, LLC, has decided to step down and allow an opportunity for others to lead. Andy Halliday, Sales Manager, McMahon Agency, Inc., transitioned into the Chairman’s role at the start of the New Year. “I am excited about the opportunity to serve as Chairman of the Board,” said Halliday. “We are anxious to continue the work of making an impact in our community that John started 15 years ago. We have an excellent staff to work with.”


Monday, January 6, 2014

Ocean City, NJ Celebrates New Offices of Goldcoast Sotheby's

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce the grand opening of the new Goldcoast Sotheby’s International Realty offices located at 200 34th in Ocean City. Their location at 18th Street was damaged during Super Storm Sandy. They found temporary space on the 900 Block of West Avenue and now have completely remodeled and moved into their new 34th Street location.  Goldcoast was founded in Ocean City, NJ in 1998 and has been associated with Sotheby’s since 2008.  For more information about Goldcoast Sotheby’s International Realty, contact them at 609-399-2500 or online at www.goldcoastsir.com.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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

OCEAN CITY, NJ - On Thursday, February 6th, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will install their new Board of Directors and Officers at Ocean City Yacht Club.

After 2 years of service, Brian Broadley (Broadley’s MDI) will step down as President and take the position of Immediate Past President on the Executive Board. William McMahon III (McMahon Agency) will be installed as the new President of the Chamber.  Additional new officers will also be installed.  


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Steven Brady, President of OC Home Bank, to Provide Economic Forecast to OC Chamber

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership luncheon on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City. The event will begin at 12pm and will feature guest speaker Steven E. Brady, President of Ocean City Home Bank, to give his 2014 Economic Forecast. The luncheon is $25.00 and is open to all members and member guests.


Friday, December 13, 2013

OC Repertory Theater presents "A Christmas Carol"

OCEAN CITY, NJ-Ocean City Repertory Theater continues it' s 2013 season with a holiday production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens on Saturday, December 21 at Sandi Point Coastal Bistro.  Nineteenth century London comes to life when you and your family join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future.  Enjoy the music, dancing, and timeless message of hope, peace, and love, as the the Dickens' classic masterpiece immerses you in the magic of the season. Enjoy  a delicious three-course dinner, before the show, sure to get you and your family in the holiday spirit..  Doors open at 630pm and the show begins at 8pm. You must make your menu selection at the time of booking.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Lights, Camera, Christmas! 2013 Holiday Spectacular

This season the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company invites you to come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at LIGHTS, CAMERA, CHRISTMAS; Ocean City’s Holiday Spectacular!  The enchanting cast of professional singers and dancers will present a high-energy, family–oriented, song and dance tribute to the holidays, directed and choreographed by Michael Hartman.  Through dazzling costumes, familiar songs, special guests, toe-tapping numbers and special effects, this extravaganza will kindle the holiday spirit in all of us as the magic of the season comes to life in a brand new musical journey through seasonal favorites.


Friday, December 6, 2013

Indoor/Outdoor Things to do in OC This Weekend


Indoors: Ocean City Train Show, Sat. and Sunday at Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. Features large running displays and vendors selling trains, train parts and decorative accessories for holiday home displays. $3 for adults, $1 for children at the door. Ideal family event.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Santa Visits the Ocean City Boardwalk

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce has invited Santa Claus to Ocean City for photographs. Photos will be taken at the Music Pier by the beach, with Santa in an official Ocean City Lifeguard Boat.


Monday, November 25, 2013

Philippine Consul’s Visit to OC to Discuss Conditions in Country & Aid Options


Consul Zaldy Patron from the Philippine Consulate General in New York visited Ocean City  today to discuss conditions in the Philippines including Ocean City’s sister City, San Jose Occidental Mindoro. Additionally, he discussed on-going aid options and thanked Ocean City for its continuing concern and support.


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