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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, August 27, 2015

OC Board of Realtors Fall Golf Event to Benefit OC VFW Post 6650

The Ocean City Board of REALTORS® announces its Fall Golf Event, a fundraiser to benefit the Ocean City VFW Post 6650, at the Greate Bay Country Club, Egg Harbor Township, on Thursday, October 15, 2015.

Early Bird rate of $120 per golfer is available now through September 15th and after 9/15 the regular individual player rate is $140. The ticket price includes golf, lunch, dinner, and award/auction event. Registration starts at 11:00 a.m., the Shotgun Start is at 12:30 p.m. and dinner with an awards ceremony and silent auction is at 6:00 p.m. Dinner tickets are available for $50 per person.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant Set for Wednesday, August 5th

The Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant, an event eagerly awaited by crabs and their best friends alike, is set for 1 p.m., Wed., Aug. 5th at the 6th St. Beach.  Entry is free. Registration starts at noon on boardwalk between 5th and 6th Sts.

The contest is sanctioned by NASCRAB, the National Assn. of Crab Activities at the Beach, an Ocean City Organization. Several years ago OceanCity was contacted by Virginia Beach, Va. asking permission to run a similar event and was granted a franchise.

Past winners of Miss Crustacean include Crabopatra, an exotic Egyptian Crab, Copa Crabana, a sultry show girl crustacean, Crab Salad, Taxi Crab and Pirates of the Crabibbean.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Register Now for Ocean City Baby Parade

Registrations are now being taken for Ocean City’s 106th Baby Parade set for Thursday, August 13th  starting 5:30 p.m. Route is from 6th to 12 Sts. on the Boardwalk. It is the longest continuously running Baby Parade in the Country.

Photo engraver, Leo Bamberger, an organizer of Labor Day, founded the Parade in 1909. The event has featured many prominent grand marshals including baseball legend, Joe DiMaggio. Movie star Grace Kelley, a summer resident of Ocean City in her youth, was a big fan of the Parade.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Outrageous Rings Celebrates Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce that a ribbon cutting ceremony was held in honor of the grand opening of Ocean City’s newest business, Outrageous Rings, located at 1348 Boardwalk, in Ocean City, NJ. The ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, July 23, 2015.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

10th Ocean City Fine Art & Handcraft Festival

SATURDAY JULY 18, THE OCEAN CITY TABERNACLE

When shoppers wander through the color bursting aisles of the huge Jersey Shore Artisans Guild fine art and handcraft festival on Saturday, July 18 they will see this sign prominently displayed in every booth:

“WE GUARANTEE THAT EVERY ITEM HAS BEEN HANDCRAFTER BY US”

Show producer JoAnne Schaut, Director of the Artisans Guild, explains that today many craft items are produced overseas and imported through wholesalers.  “That is not what we offer,” she explains.  “Not only must the items be handmade in America but they must be sold by the artisan who created them and can answer questions about every piece”

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ocean City, NJ Voted #1 Again in 2015!

Ocean City New Jersey was voted New Jersey's #1 Beach in the 2015 New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Coastal Research Center contest.


In addition to Best Beach, Ocean City won first place in the categories for Best Destination for Family Vacation, Day Trip and Ecotourism. This is the second year in a row Ocean City has swept first place in all of the categories.  

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Inn to Inn and Historic Tours

The Inn-to-Inn & Historic Tour presented by the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers of Ocean City are every Thursday in July and August from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.  Tickets are $14 per person, which includes transportation by trolley and a guided tour. 

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Humane Society of Ocean City Holds Golf Tournament

The Humane Society of Ocean City (HSOC) will hold its annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Harbor Pines Country Club in Egg Harbor Township. The Best Ball tournament on 18 holes will begin with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Players must be signed in by 12:30 p.m.

Registration is $130.00 per golfer ($500.00/foursome) and includes course fees, lunch, dinner and musical entertainment by DJ Bill. Single entrants are welcome and may be assigned to a team based on availability.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Humane Society to Sponsor “Barks on the Boards” Fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Humane Society of Ocean City (HSOC) will hold its annual “Barks on the Boards” event on Sunday, May 31, 2015 starting 10:00 a.m. at the Civic Center field, located at 6th and Boardwalk.

Registration and dog games run from 10:00 a.m. until noon with the walk starting at 12:00 p.m. Contests feature best dressed, largest dog, smallest dog, most talented, best tail wager, best puppy and highest fundraiser. Contest prizes will be awarded at 1:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is $25.00 per person until May 25th (dogs walk for free and must be leashed at all times), and registration at the event is $30.00 per person.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

2015 Miss New Jersey Parade Entry Forms Available

Ocean City, NJ - - The Miss New Jersey Foundation cordially invites you to participate in the annual Miss New Jersey Parade – “Pages Through The Ages”.

Join hundreds of well-wishers, our reigning Miss New Jersey Cierra Kaler-Jones, and the 28 contestants vying for the title of Miss New Jersey 2015 on the Ocean City Boardwalk at 7pm on Wednesday, June 10th for the Miss New Jersey Parade – “Pages Through The Ages”.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Ocean City Chamber to Hold Networking Mixer

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Clancy’s By the Bay at 101 East Maryland Avenue in Somers Point, NJ.  The event will begin at 5:00 P.M. and will be a networking mixer to celebrate the kick-off the 2015 season.    The networking mixer is $10.00 per person and is open to the public.  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 .

Friday, April 17, 2015

Ocean City Beach Replenishment Project Begines

Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian announced that the long awaited beach replenishment project for the southern end of Ocean City began today. Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company , the contractor for the project, started pumping sand around 1:45 this afternoon.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Fact Sheet #3 re: Beach Replenishment Project in South End of Ocean City, NJ

INFORMATION RELEASE #3

APRIL 14, 2015

 

FACT SHEET RE: BEACH REPLENISHMENT PROJECT IN SOUTH END OF OCEAN CITY, NJ

Project Description:  Ocean City will receive approximately 1.6 million cubic yards of sand on approximately 2.6 miles of beach from 36th Street to 59th Street.  Ancillary work includes the construction of pedestrian crossovers and the installation of new dune fence and dune grass.  Our neighboring communities , Strathmere and Sea Isle, will also be receiving beach replenishment projects simultaneous with the work in Ocean City. The project is being overseen by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and is 100 % federally funded at a total cost of $ 57 million.  There is no local funding towards this project.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

OC Exchange Club Names Don and Susan Doll Recipients of 50th Annual Golden Deeds Award

The Exchange Club of Ocean City has chosen local civic and business leaders Donald and Susan Doll as the recipients of the 50th Annual Golden Deeds Award. The honor was announced at a recent Monday night dinner meeting and resulted in a standing ovation.

Each year since 1965, the Ocean City Exchange Club has chosen a worthy   Cape May County or Atlantic County individual or group exemplifying dedication and service to children, community and country. The honoree need not be great in wealth, prestige or high in social standing, but he or she must demonstrate sacrifices and unselfish service to worthwhile causes for public good.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

OC Board of Realtors Announces its Spring Golf Event

The Ocean City Board of REALTORS® announces its Spring Golf Event at the Greate Bay Golf & Country Club, on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Funds raised will benefit local high schools for scholarships and scholastic programs.

Golfers can enjoy a day of golf, which includes lunch and dinner with an awards ceremony, silent auction, raffle and more. Prizes will be awarded for tournament contests: tournament winner, runner-up, closest to the pin, hole-in-one, putting challenge, and longest drive - man & woman.

Unique to this spring tournament is the chance to sponsor a Commemorative Pin Flag that will honor graduates of Ocean City High School. The Commemorative Flag can be personalized with graduate’s name and year of graduation and after the event, sponsors will be able to take the hole flag home as a memorial.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fact Sheet #2 re: Beach Replenishment Project in South End of Ocean City, NJ

INFORMATION RELEASE #2

March 26, 2015

 

FACT SHEET RE: BEACH REPLENISHMENT PROJECT IN SOUTH END OF OCEAN CITY, NJ

Project Description:  Ocean City will receive approximately 1.6 million cubic yards of sand on approximately 2.6 miles of beach from 36th Street to 59th Street.  Ancillary work includes the construction of pedestrian crossovers and the installation of new dune fence and dune grass.  Our neighboring communities , Strathmere and Sea Isle, will also be receiving beach replenishment projects simultaneous with the work in Ocean City. The project is being overseen by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and is 100 % federally funded at a total cost of $ 57 million.  There is no local funding towards this project.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Salute to Working Women Set for April 22nd

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce announces that Sandra T. Aromando, owner and president of Euro Line Designe, will receive the 2015 Salute to Working Women Award and will be honored at the April 22nd Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at the Ocean City Yacht Club.  The award recognizes women in business for their outstanding professional and personal achievements.

Sandy received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia with a major in Interior Design. She has been the owner and President of Euro Line Designe for 24 years. Since 1991, Euro Line Designe has provided high-end custom cabinetry from New York to Florida. Euro Line is located in a 100-year-old “Contributing Structure” to the historic district of Somers Point, New Jersey. Sandy is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association and has received numerous design awards. 

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Walk to Help Homeless Hounds - Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue Joins Doo Dah Parade

Ocean City’s largest contingent of the Doo Dah Parade will again bring up the tail end of the event as hundreds of basset hounds and their humans walk (or waddle) to support Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue.

The parade is a major part of Tri-State’s annual BoardWaddle, a two-day event that funds the rescue of homeless bassets in New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, and lower New York. The Waddle is the rescue’s largest fundraising event of the year.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Congressman LoBiondo to Address OC Chamber in March

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting on Friday, March 20, 2015 at Flanders Hotel located at 719 East 11th Street in Ocean City, NJ.  

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Phillies Spring Training at OC Library

IN 1915 THE PHILLIES WON THEIR FIRST NATIONAL LEAGUE PENNANT

LEARN HOW SPRING TRAINING WAS FOR THAT 1915 TEAM

(HINT) IT WAS MUCH DIFFERENT THAN SPRING TRAINING TODAY

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