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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.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

John R. Elliot HERO Campaign Pledge & Plunge

The third annual HERO Pledge & Plunge will be held Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk in Ocean City. Online pre-registration is $20, which includes a commemorative long-sleeve HERO Plunge shirt. Day-of sign-ups are $25 and begin at 12 noon, with the plunge at 2 p.m.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Santa Sighting in Ocean City 2016

An Old-Fashioned Family Christmas in Downtown Ocean City is scheduled for November 25th, 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.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

2016 Earlier than the Bird in 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 19th from 8am-Noon is when shoppers can find great deals at stores on Asbury Avenue from 6th-11th streets.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

2016 Santa Visits Ocean City Boardwalk

Ocean City, NJ- The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce has invited Santa Claus to Ocean City for photographs. Photos will be taken between 5th and 6th Streets on the Boardwalk (weather permitting), with Santa in an official Ocean City Lifeguard Boat.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

William McMahon, III Named Citizen of the Year

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is honored to announce the recipients of the Chamber’s 2016 Citizen of the Year Award and Outstanding Business and Beautification Awards.  The awards will be presented at the Chamber’s dinner Tuesday, November 15th at The Ocean City Yacht Club.

This year, the Citizen of the Year Award will be presented to William (Bill) McMahon, III. Mr. McMahon is president of McMahon Insurance Agency. He has dedicated many years as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Ocean City's Troop 32, is on the board of the NJ Professional Insurance Agents & is a board member and Past President (2014-2016) of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

OC Chamber to Host Welcome Night

Ocean City, NJ- The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is continuing their proud tradition of hosting Welcome Night.  This year, Welcome Night will be held on Wednesday, October 26th from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Please note that Welcome Night will be held at Ocean City Civic Center located on 6th Street by the Boardwalk due to Boardwalk construction.  Admission is free and all area residents are encouraged to attend.  Fabulous door prizes provided by local businesses will be given out throughout the evening.

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Atilis Gym 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 Atilis Gym in Ocean City, NJ. The Ocean City location boasts over 8,000 sq. ft. of high-energy, intense atmosphere outfitted with the best in workout equipment.The cardio area features a huge selection of treadmills, steppers, ellipticals, step-mills, Arc-trainers, bikes and rowers, ensuring that you have the right equipment available for your workout.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Euro Line Designe Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce a Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held for Euro Line Designe’s 25th Anniversary. Euro Line Designe provides high-end custom cabinetry to discriminating homeowners, architects, interior designers, builders and developers from New York to Florida.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

OC Chamber to Roast Attorney Jon Batastini

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Roast on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at The Flanders Hotel, 719 E. 11th Street, Ocean City, NJ.  The event will begin with a social at 6pm followed by dinner at 6:30pm.  This year’s Roastee is local attorney Jon Batastini. The dinner is $55.00 per person.  Reservations can be made by calling 609-399-1412 or by e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

OCTC Promises a Lovely Night with Cinderella

The Middle School Jr. Co of Ocean City Theatre Company is currently in preparation for their summer production, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (g2k version).  This timeless classic runs at the Ocean City Music Pier on Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $12 -$15.00 and can be reserved by calling 609-399-6111 or by visiting ocnj.us/boxoffice

In this well known fairy tale, our heroine (Julie Stinson) lives as a virtual slave to her stepmother (Emily Torrence) and her two stepsisters (Julia Wilson and Ashleigh Martin).  She dreams of attending the ball that the King and Queen (Aidan Brandt and Anastasia Cwietniewicz) are throwing for their son (Scott Avellino). Will the prince find a bride at the ball? With help from her Fairy Godmother (Bridget Douqherty), Cinderella’s dreams are brought to reality.  Told in a lighthearted, comedic fashion, Hammerstein’s message is that no matter what situation you happen to be in, there is hope that you can make your wishes and dreams come true.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Starbucks Celebrates Ribbon Cutting on Ocean City, NJ Boardwalk

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce a Grand Opening ceremony was held for Starbucks on Ocean City Boardwalk.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Martin Z. Mollusk, Ocean City, NJ’s Mascot, Gets New Home at Ocean City Welcome Center

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce its new residents, City Mascot Martin Z. Mollusk and his wife Molly. Both hermit crabs were formerly housed with Mark Soifer, Ocean City’s publicist.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

6th Street Pizza & Grill Celebrates Ribbon Cutting on Ocean City, NJ Boardwalk

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce a Grand Opening ceremony was held today, Thursday, July 14, 2016, for 6th Street Pizza & Grill on Ocean City Boardwalk at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin Named Night in Venice Grand Marshal

Nastia Liukin will serve as grand marshal for the 62nd annual Night in Venice boat parade on Saturday, July 16, 2016.

Liukin was a five-time Olympic gymnastics medalist and the all-around champion at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. She will work as an NBC Sports commentator for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Liukin is known to many from her appearances in “Dancing With the Stars” and numerous other television shows.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Now Open 'Encounters'

On Ocean City Boardwalk Offers Futuristic, Interactive Family Fun

New indoor attraction features laser obstacle course, alien-themed mirror maze and fast-paced Time Freak game suitable for all ages

OCEAN CITY, NJ (June 27, 2016) – Walk through the doors at Encounters on the Ocean City Boardwalk and you enter a world of super-spy challenges, perplexing mazes and adrenaline-boosting excitement.

Mark Benevento, President of Adventure Golf South who also owns the Haunted Golf and Congo Falls mini-golf courses on the Ocean City Boardwalk, said he saw an attraction like Encounters in Monterey, CA and knew he had to bring it to Ocean City.

“We wanted something exciting and different – something the whole family can enjoy,” said Benevento. “With three separate experiences, it’s fun for all ages, gets people actively engaged and creates great memories. It's the first of its kind on the Boardwalk.”

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Friday, June 24, 2016

6 New Ribbon Cuttings Held in Ocean City, NJ

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce six new Grand Opening ceremonies were held this week. Ribbon cuttings were held at Fisherman’s Cove, Bubble Tea and Beyond, Cone Appetit, Shades of Ocean City, Jon & Patty’s, and Hearth and Sole.

Fisherman’s Cove is new for Ocean City Boardwalk this summer.  Owner Anthony Bayham cut the ribbon in celebration. From nautical home decor to all of your beach-going needs, Fisherman's Cove is your new go-to shop. Visit Fisherman’s Cove at 1300 Boardwalk, call (609) 399-2683, or visit them online https://www.facebook.com/Fishermans-Cove-1572495273062403/.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Humane Society of OC Announces Annual Fundraisers

The Humane Society of Ocean City (HSOC) will hold its annual golf tournament on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Harbor Pines Country Club in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. The HSOC will then hold its first “Show Us Your Paws” parade on Saturday, June 11, 2016 with registration starting at 4:00 p.m. at 6th Street on the Boardwalk. Both events serve as HSOC fundraisers.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Ocean City, NJ Wins Best Beach in America Contest

Voters nationwide have chosen Ocean City, NJ as the Best Beach in America.

Coastal Living magazine announced the winner of its “Best Beach” contest on Monday morning. Ocean City received more than 100,000 votes in the final round to win the title.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Ocean City Bike Advocates Receive Highest Honor

NJ Bike & Walk Coalition's 'Advocate of the Year' Awards Presented to BikeOCNJ at Annual Summit

New Jersey’s statewide bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organization has designated Fair Haven Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli and Ocean City bike advocacy group BikeOCNJ as the 2016 recipients of its Advocate of the Year Award.  Selected by the Board of Directors of the NJ Bike & Walk Coalition each year, individuals and organizations are given the award in recognition of their excellence in the bicycle and pedestrian advocacy movement.

"This year's recipients truly distinguished themselves through their highly effective advocacy efforts," said Brian Stolar, Chair of the NJ Bike & Walk Coalition Board of Directors.  "Mayor Lucarelli and BikeOCNJ were instrumental in seeing Complete Streets realized not only as a policy and planning principle, but also as a fully implemented practice that is making their communities safer and more vibrant."

Mayor Lucarelli and Bike OCNJ, represented by Co-chairs Thomas Heist and Drew Fasy, were presented with their awards at last Saturday's NJ Bike & Walk Summit at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.

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