How to Beach-Proof Your Phone and Other Electronic Devices

A visit to the shore means a fun day in the sand, sun and sea. You're sure to make plenty of memories that you want to save with photos and videos on your phone, and that calls for a bit of beach-proofing. Preserve your memories and your devices from the potential hazards the shore can present to make sure your vacation goes smoothly. When it comes to the beach, the heat, the sand and the water can cause problems for your technology. Don't let those dangers stop you from enjoying your day at the shore! Instead, learn how to beach-proof your phone and other electronic devices with the tips below and enjoy your beach vacation more. Protect Your Phone From the Heat Too much heat can ruin your phone's screen or battery, and... Read More

NJ Health Benefits Premium Tax – Urgent Action Needed!

Businesses in New Jersey could face higher health insurance premiums under legislation introduced July 6 that would impose a new state tax on fully insured health insurance premiums. Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce opposes the bill.   S-2676 (Vitale, D-19) / A-4389 (McKeon, D-27), would impose a new 2.75% state excise tax on fully insured health insurance premiums for health benefits plans, MEWAs and dental and vision coverage. The bill is similar to a health insurance tax Gov. Phil Murphy proposed in his original FY 2021 budget proposal, which he put forth before the pandemic began in the U.S.   Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce opposes the bill because it will increase healthcare costs for employers who have been struggling for years to continue to provide healthcare coverage to their employees despite... Read More

Fun Family Beach Games

When you visit the shore with your family, you know you're in for a fun time. Playing in the water and relaxing on the sand are perfect ways to spend your day — but your beach trip can get even more exciting. Get the most out of your visit with beach games for families that involve everything from creativity to competition. In this guide, we'll give you plenty of suggestions for packable beach games, DIY beach activities and other ways to have fun in the sun and sand. Put on your beach playlist and spend your day along the seashore with these fun family beach games. Packable Beach Games As you pack for your beach visit, don't forget to bring amusing games and activities. Perfect for families with children or groups of friends headed to... Read More

Show us Your Mask! Ocean City Scavenger Hunt Encourages Social Distancing and Mask Wearing

Ocean City encourages families to have fun while social distancing on the island. New for 2020, the Chamber has developed an Ocean City Scavenger Hunt to encourage people to explore the island and discover new places, all while maintaining a safe social distance from others and wearing a mask. “This new fun family oriented scavenger hunt will have people racing to solve the clue and post on social media, to win fun Ocean City, NJ prizes”, says Michele Gillian, Executive Director of Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce “We are making it as contactless as possible”. Each week, a new clue will be posted on Facebook and Instagram. Participants need to like, share, and comment on the post, decipher the clue, go to the location in the clue, take their picture at... Read More

Beach Scavenger Hunt

Beach Scavenger Hunt After what seems like an eternity indoors, you’re excited to head to the beach with the family. What are some fun games to create the most magical memories on your trip? Why not plan some beach activities for kids of all ages to enjoy? You can learn how to play beach bingo and incorporate a scavenger hunt. Here’s how. What You Need for Beach Bingo Scavenger Hunt Is your family ready to have a blast in the fun and sun? What will you need? Start by gathering the following supplies: Bingo cards: You can print these online or draw your own on notebook paper. Markers or pens: If you have groovy bingo markers, break them out — but a pencil or pen does the trick, too. A timer (optional): You can... Read More

How to Take Instagrammable Beach Photos

You want your friends, family and followers to see the stunning scenery you experienced on your beach vacation and all the fun you had on your trip. Instagram is the best platform for scenic shots of the beach or beautiful captures of amazing memories, but how do you take an Instagrammable beach photo? From what's in the picture to how you edit and caption it, a few tips and tricks will help you learn how to take Instagrammable beach photos. Check out the tips below before your next beach vacation to fill your followers' feeds with breathtaking beach pics. Instagram Beach Photo Ideas With the sun, surf and sand in front of you, you're ready to take plenty of pictures, but you also need to know how to take Instagrammable beach photos. You... Read More

Return to Work Guidelines from NJDOL

We just received the below information from the NJ Department of Labor regarding guidance for returning to work. The Commissioner will be unveiling this at the Governor’s press conference today. Return to Work Guidelines https://www.nj.gov/labor/assets/PDFs/returntowork_guidelines.pdf FAQs for Employers https://www.nj.gov/labor/employer-services/business/covid.shtml General FAQs: https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/covid_returntowork.shtml... Read More

Governor Murphy – Open Our Businesses

Please Help Us Urge Governor Phil Murphy to Fully Open Boardwalk Businesses! We are working with Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants Association to urge the Governor to fully open Ocean City businesses. Strength comes in numbers! Please take a few seconds to support this petition. Thank you! Sign the Petition... Read More

Update on Reopening and Recovery Plan

The Chamber previously released the Ocean City, NJ Reopening and Recovery Plan, which was derived from the comprehensive feedback of more than 100 Ocean City business owners. The plan has been updated with survey results. Please click the button below to read the plan. Click Here to Read the OCNJ Reopening and Recovery Plan... Read More