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The Men and Women of American Legion Post 524 and VFW Post 6650 Named Citizens of the Year by OC Chamber

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is honored to announce the recipients of the Chamber’s 2017 Citizen of the Year Award and Outstanding Business and Beautification Awards.  The awards will be presented at the Chamber’s dinner Tuesday, November 14th at The Flanders Hotel.

This year, the Citizen of the Year Award will be presented to the men and women of American Legion Post 524 and VFW Post 6650. The Chamber recognizes the members of these two valuable organizations that have given so much by serving our great country, maintaining our freedom, and serving our community through wonderful causes such as the American Legion’s Annual Run for the Fallen and the VFW’s Buddy Baldwin Memorial Scholarship for the Trades.

The Business Renovation/Improvement Award, an award that is granted to a business that has taken an existing building and made physical and internal renovations to significantly improve its condition, will be presented to Manco & Manco, Ocean City Coffee Company and Plaay Fitnessand Yoga.

Ocean City Library for their new landscaping and signage, Sunrise Café for their new outdoor seating area, and the City of Ocean City for the new 34th Street Christmas decorations will be awarded the Outstanding Landscaping/Signage Award.

McMahon Agency will receive the Business New Construction Award for their new flagship building on 9th Street.

The Outstanding New Business Award will be presented to Liberty Escape RoomOcean City, Cubzero Rolled Ice Cream, Peace of Wood, and Rock Tackle.

This year’s Outstanding Civic, Community, Non-Profit Organization Award will be presented to U.S. Life Saving Station 30 chaired by John Loeper.

Bohemian Mama will receive the Outstanding Use of Technology Award for their online shopping.  Additionally, the Chamber and OC Tourism will be recognized for the new OCNJ app.

The Outstanding Service to the Community Award will be presented to Sun Rose Words and Music. Owners Rosalyn Lifshin and Nancy Miller have volunteered for numerous organizations, boards and events throughout the island.

Special Awards will be presented for milestone anniversaries. These businesses include:  Island Beach Gear – 10th Anniversary, Polish Water Ice – 20th Anniversary, La Fontana – 20th Anniversary, Albert G. Juliano Builders, LLC – 25th Anniversary, The Crab Trap – 50th Anniversary, Monihan Realty – 70th Anniversary, Ocean City Halloween Parade – 70th Anniversary, Circle Liquors – 75th Anniversary, and The Chatterbox - 80th Anniversary.

For dinner reservations, $55 per person, or to congratulate the winners in the 2017 Program Book, please call the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce office at (609) 399-1412 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.