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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.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Girls Weekend Kicks off in Downtown Ocean City with Fashion Show

OCEAN CITY, N.J. --- The Downtown Merchants will host a Girls Weekend Fashion Show on April 6th, 2018 to help kick off the third annual Girls Weekend in Downtown Ocean City on April 7th  and 8th, 2018.  The fashion show will be held at Glazed Over Studios located at 704 Asbury Avenue in Downtown Ocean City.  Doors will open at 6pm. Refreshment and local lite fare will be served as you watch local stores on Asbury Avenue strut and model their newest spring and summer fashions down the runway.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Girls Weekend Takes Over Downtown OCNJ!

The Downtown Merchants will host the third annual Girls Weekend in Ocean City, NJ. The event will kick-off with a Fashion Show on Friday night, April 6th, 2018. The fashion show will be held at Glazed Over Studios located at 704 Asbury Avenue. Local restaurants will be providing lite fare for guests to enjoy as they watch models strut the newest spring and summer fashions from downtown businesses!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Salute to Working Women set for April 25th

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.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

April Chamber Membership Meeting

OC Chamber April Membership Meeting - April 12, 2018

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

How to do Business in the Changing World of Millennials

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a business workshop on Thursday, March 15th, from 8 A.M. until 10 A.M. at The Flanders Hotel located at 719 East 11th Street in Ocean City, NJ.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

2018 Officers and Board Members to be Installed to Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce

On Thursday, February 15th, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will install their new Board of Directors and Officers at The Flanders Hotel.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Historic Life Saving Station to Open for First Night

Admission buttons are on sale for Ocean City’s New Year’s Eve celebration

First Night attendees will get the first opportunity to visit the newly restored U.S. Life Saving Station 30 at the intersection of Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue. The station operated in Ocean City from 1885 to 1915 as part of the U.S. Life Saving Service, a precursor to the modern Coast Guard.

A years-long effort to acquire and restore the historic building is nearly complete, and anybody with a First Night admission button will be invited to stop by and tour the station between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Dec. 31.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Ocean City Named Most Tax-Friendly Place for Retirees in N.J.

A new study determines that Ocean City is the most tax-friendly municipality in New Jersey for retirees. The honor was announced yesterday (Nov. 29) by NJBIZ.

The study (see complete data and methodology) creates an index that uses factors including property, income, fuel, sales and Social Security taxes. Ocean City’s 0.79 percent local property tax rate is the lowest among the Top 10 places for retirees.

“I’m extremely proud to see Ocean City recognized in this way,” Mayor Jay A. Gillian said. “Our tax burden remains low even as we continue to make major investments in infrastructure improvements to every part of the island. This is a testament to the value of investments in Ocean City property and to the fiscal responsibility of our city team.”

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Santa Sighting in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY NJ….An Old-Fashioned Family Christmas in Downtown Ocean City is scheduled for November 24th, the day after Thanksgiving. Asbury Avenue, 6th-11th Streets, will be full of holiday spirit and entertainment to accompany everyone’s holiday shopping experience beginning at 2pm.

Features of the day will include visits with Santa in the gazebo at the Mark Soifer Park across from City Hall from 2 to 4pm, a special appearance by the Phillie Phanatic from 4 to 6pm, Carolers in Victorian costumes, free horse and carriage rides from 1-4pm, and other entertainment on Asbury Ave.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

OC Chamber Honors American Legion Post 524 and VFW Post 6650

Ocean City, NJ – On Tuesday, November 14th, the men and women of American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 and VFW Ferguson-Foglio Post 6650 were recognized as Citizens of the Year by the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce at their annual awards dinner held at The Flanders Hotel.

American Legion Post 524 is founded on Four Pillars: Membership, Youth Activities, Community Service and Service to Troops and Veterans. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit fellow veterans, our service members and their families, the youth of Ocean City and its ordinary citizens.

They have been the recipient of many American Legion awards, including the prestigious Post Excellence Award given to local Posts who have demonstrated outstanding performance in exceeding the standards associated with support of the Four Pillars.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

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

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.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Earlier than the Bird, Downtown OCNJ

OCEAN CITY, NJ –Ocean City’s “Earlier than the Bird” event is your holiday wake- up call inviting one and all to come out and shop downtown for pre-holiday savings at all of your favorite shops. The morning of Saturday, November 18th from 8am-Noon is when shoppers can find great deals at stores on Asbury Avenue from 6th-11th streets. Shoppers are encouraged to wear their pajamas, and free turkeys will be awarded for the best dressed!

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Artist Event at Scrim Discovery Needlepoint

For Immediate Release 8/1/17

Artist Event at Scrim Discovery Needlepoint

924 Haven Avenue

Ocean City, NJ 08226

Contact Person: Sally Hayes, 609-398-6659

The McIntosh Family of Custom Furniture & Broom Makers will be visiting Scrim Discovery Needlepoint!

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Watercolor Painter Marie Natale Brings OC by Night and Day to OC Arts Center in Jul

Ocean City –-Watercolor artist Marie Natale, of Egg Harbor Township, brings her collection of Ocean City images by day and night to the Ocean City Arts Center July 1 through July 31.  A “Meet the Artist” reception, free and open to the public, will be held Friday, July 14 at 7 pm. Maries’ unique paintings will be for sale.

 

Marie said, “I used my  vibrant palette of watercolors to capture the transition of magical light from dawn to dusk along the famous beach and boardwalk of Ocean City, NJ.  After reviewing my work I decided to name the show “Inspired by Light-Morning to Night”.  She also said about her love of art, “My goal in life is to use my talents to make the world a brighter place while I continue to share with others the joy that art has brought into my life”.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ocean City Wins New Jersey's Favorite Beach Contest

For the fourth consecutive year, beachgoers chose Ocean City as “New Jersey’s Favorite Beach” in a statewide poll.

Representatives of the N.J. Sea Grant Consortium announced the winners of the annual contest in a presentation on the Ocean City Music Pier on Thursday morning.

The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium introduced the survey in 2008 to “inspire pride in and stewardship of New Jersey’s beaches while promoting a little healthy competition between New Jersey’s favorite beach towns.”

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Gerald Reeves, President of Sturdy Savings Bank, to Provide Economic Outlook to OC Chamber

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its May membership luncheon on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

OCEAN CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SALUTE TO WORKING WOMEN SET FOR APRIL 26th

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce announces that Ocean City Free Public Library Director, Karen Mahar, will receive the 2017 Salute to Working Women Award and will be honored at the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on April 26th at The Flanders Hotel. The award recognizes women in business for their outstanding professional and personal achievements.

Mahar grew up in Ocean City. She graduated from Our Lady of Mercy Academy and Villanova University with a degree in communications and a master’s degree in library science. Mahar is an Ocean City resident and mother of three children.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Bohemian Mama Celebrates Grand Opening in Ocean City, NJ

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce a Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held for the Grand Opening of Bohemian Mama in Ocean City, NJ. Bohemian Mama is a blend of East Coast with the West Coast in Gina Ozhuthual’s first Bohemian Mama bricks-and-mortar store.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Plaay Fitness and Yoga Celebrates Grand Opening in Ocean City, NJ

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce a Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held for the Grand Opening of Plaay Fitness and Yoga in Ocean City, NJ. PLAAY Fitness and Yoga is a novel, innovative studio like no other. Their view is to provide a variety of fitness modalities that are fun, functional, adventuresome, and practical. They don’t have cardio or strength/resistance machines.   PLAAY is a relaxed, non-competitive studio offering fitness, amenities and other services to entire families, not just adult individuals.  

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Girls Weekend Kicks off in Downtown Ocean City with Fashion Show

The Downtown Merchants will host a Girls Weekend Fashion Show on March 31, 2017 to help kick off the second annual Girls Weekend in Downtown Ocean City on April 1st and 2nd, 2017.  The fashion show will be held at Glazed Over Studios located at 704 Asbury Avenue in Downtown Ocean City. 

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