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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.

The Citizen of the Year Award had been renamed, Citizen of the Decade, and will be presented to Ocean City Publicist, Mark Soifer, twenty years after he was named Citizen of the year. Mr. Soifer has been promoting Ocean City, NJ for more than 40 years and is the creator of many Ocean City signature events such as the Miss Crustacean Pageant and Weird Week.

The Business Renovation/Improvement Award will be presented to Stainton’s and Peace, Love and Yogurt.

Dunkin’ Donuts and Yogurtland will be awarded the Outstanding Landscaping/Signage Award.

Sunoco 34th Street and the Rt. 52 Causeway will receive the Business New Construction Award.

Ocean City Parasail/Pirate Voyages and Yianni’s on the Boardwalk will be awarded the Outstanding Business Award.

The Outstanding New Business Award will be presented to Heritage Surf Shop on the Boardwalk and Yoasis located in Downtown Ocean City.

Cricket Box will be presented with the Outstanding Service to the Community Award.

This year’s Outstanding Civic, Community, Non-Profit Organization Award will be presented to The Ocean City Fire Department and the Ocean City Halloween Parade.

Tackle Direct will be awarded for Outstanding Use of Technology for their website.

The Environmentally Friendly Award will be presented to Jilly’s.

Additionally, two special awards will be presented; one to Henry’s who is celebrating 40 years in business and one to the Forum who is celebrating 50 years in business.

For dinner reservations or to congratulate the winners in the Program Book, please call the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce office at (609) 399-1412.