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The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce announces that Karen Bergman, Councilwoman and Director of Catering for The Flanders Hotel, will receive the 2019 Salute to Working Women Award and will be honored at the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on April 24th at The Flanders Hotel. The award recognizes women in business for their outstanding professional and personal achievements.

Karen has been a noted leader amongst the businesses and people in Ocean City, NJ. Many got to know her when she owned and operated Nash’s News on Asbury Avenue From December 1997 through December 2004. It was through Nash’s, that Karen developed a strong passion for Asbury Avenue and the Ocean City business community.

Her love for the downtown led her to serve as an Executive Board Member for the Main Street Board, responsible for allocating funds generated to the Asbury Avenue business district from the SID tax. She also served on the Business and Neighborhood Development Board and Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Board.

Now, Karen is the Director of Catering for the Flanders Hotel. She is responsible for coordinating, supervising, and directing all aspects of the Catering Department of the Flanders Hotel. This includes training, supervising and managing all catering associates to ensure complete guest satisfaction. She is also responsible for soliciting and booking banquet and catering functions.

Additionally, Karen serves the community as Councilwoman at Large. In 2008 Karen was elected 2nd Ward council woman and served until 2012. After taking a break for 3 years Karen was unanimously appointed Council at Large to replace Michael Allegretto, was re-elected in 2016 and 2018 and still serves today.

She has also been an Executive Board Member of the Ocean City Tourism Commission and Cape May County Chamber Board of Directors. 

The luncheon will honor all working women at home or in the workforce on Wednesday, April 24th at noon at The Flanders Hotel. The luncheon is open to the public and is $25 per person. For more information, to make a reservation, or to place a congratulatory ad in the program book, please contact the Chamber office at 609-399-1412 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.