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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.

Cates and Sun Seekers Boutique are celebrating 25 years in business in Downtown Ocean City. A summer job at Sylvia’s Boutique with Sylvia and Abe Milman, turned into a lifetime career. Cates eventually took over the buying and began running the store for the Milman’s. In 1993, upon the Milman’s retirement, Lynne and her husband purchased the business and property. The store was renamed Sun Seekers.

Over the years, the changing retail environment was a challenge. Cates overcame the challenges by focusing on her buying, making frequent trips to New York, finding many unique value oriented lines, and prioritizing customer service. These efforts helped Sun Seekers develop an ever increasing loyal cliental. All this, while raising a family with her husband, Dave, owner of Piccini’s Restaurant.

Additionally, the chamber will be honoring New Jersey Superintendent of the Year Kathleen Taylor, New Jersey Teacher of the Year Amy T. Andersen, and State Board of Education Representative Nora Faverzani.

The luncheon will honor all working women at home or in the workforce on Wednesday, April 25th at noon at Ocean City Yacht Club. 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..