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NJBIA, NJ Chamber of Commerce Issue Joint Statement on Reopening of NJ Businesses

Michele Siekerka, president and CEO of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, and Tom Bracken, president and CEO of the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today regarding a regional approach to reopening New Jersey businesses. “It appears that deferring to industry experts and local officials for COVID-19 reopening decisions is the proper process, except when it comes to the reopening of our businesses. “On Monday, Governor Murphy deferred decisions on fall sports to the NJSIAA, saying that, as experts, they know best. And, last week, the governor and the state Department of Health released guidelines for school reopenings, using data from six regions to inform local decisions and deferring to local health officials and school districts as the experts because ‘no one size fits all.’ “The New... 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

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

Ocean City Businesses Open!

On a regular basis we are updating our list of businesses that are open during the coronavirus outbreak. We are sharing this information through: Social media posts OceanCityVacation.com Blast e-mails Blog posts Let us help promote your business! Click here for a list of businesses open in OCNJ!... Read More

Ocean City, NJ Businesses Open!

On a regular basis we are updating our list of businesses that are open during the coronavirus outbreak. We are sharing this information through: Social media posts OceanCityVacation.com Blast e-mails Blog posts Let us help promote your business! Click here for a list of businesses open in OCNJ!... Read More

OCNJ Businesses Open for Takeout, Delivery, and Online Orders

OCNJ Businesses Open for Takeout, Delivery, and Online Orders Many Ocean City businesses are open for takeout, delivery, and online orders. Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce encourages you to support your local businesses. The following restaurants are open for take-out and/or delivery in Ocean City NJ. (We will continue to update this list!): 6th Street Pizza - (609) 525-0022 - https://www.facebook.com/6thstreetpizza/ Arlene's - (609) 399-3639 - http://www.arlenesonasbury.com/ Augie's - (609) 391-0222 - http://augiesocnj.com/ Barefoot Market - (609) 399-0221 - https://www.facebook.com/WhosOnFirstCafe/ Bennie's (weekends) - (609) 398-9450 - http://www.benniesbread.com/ Blitz's Market - (609) 399-6080 - www.blitzsmarkets.com Bungalow Bowls - (609) 814-2904 - https://www.bungalowbowls.com/ Captain Bob's - (609) 305-7353 - https://www.facebook.com/Captain-Bobs-130184500337021/ Cousin's Restaurant - (609) 399-9462, (609) 457-7112, or email bmcginnity@icloud.com Dead End Bakehouse - (609) 814-2130 - https://deadendbakehouse.com/ Domino's - (609) 788-3888 - https://pizza.dominos.com/new-jersey/ocean-city/ Drip N Scoop - (609) 938-6758 - https://dripnscoop.com/ Express Pizza - (609) 398-3322 Hula... Read More

Girls Weekend 2020 in Downtown Ocean City, NJ

Girls Weekend 2020 is cancelled. It’s time to put yourself first! Girls Weekend Downtown on Asbury Avenue between 6th and 14th Streets will take place Friday-Sunday, April 3rd thru 5th!  A Fashion Show kick-off event will take place on Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at PLAAY located at 910 Asbury Avenue.  A limited number of tickets for the Fashion Show are available for $20 each and they can be purchased in person at the Route 52 Causeway Welcome Center, City Hall Information Center (9th & Asbury), Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury), 7th St. Surf Shop (720 Asbury), Making Waves (836 Asbury) & Sneaker Shop (704 Asbury) or by calling (609) 399-1412. (more…)... Read More

Simon and Garfunkel Tribute, Doo Wop Project Coming to Music Pier This Summer

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/11/2020 Tickets Go on Sale Thursday for Two Special Ocean City Pops Concerts The Ocean City Pops announced today two special concerts for the 2020 summer season: a tribute that re-creates the legendary 1981 Simon and Garfunkel reunion concert in Central Park and a celebration of doo-wop music. Tickets for both concerts go on sale at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 12. The “Live in Central Park [Revisited]: Simon and Garfunkel” concert featuring the Ocean City Pops Orchestra is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22 at the Ocean City Music Pier. This reproduction of the iconic 1981 concert features award-winning recording artists Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers. Lessack and Rodgers will perform all the masterpieces heard on the night that a half-million people gathered in Central Park to... Read More

‘Market Madness’ to Offer an Early Sample of Summer

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/5/2020 Ocean City Businesses Team Up for One-Day Sale at the Flanders Boardwalk and downtown merchants in Ocean City will offer discounts on favorite local merchandise, goods and attractions at a new event planned for Saturday, March 7. “Market Madness” will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic Flanders Hotel (11th Street and Boardwalk). The one-day sale will feature select merchandise, goods and offers from 40 Ocean City vendors. The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Boardwalk Merchants Association and Downtown Merchants Association are planning the event as an early-season attraction for Ocean City and a chance to preview what will be on the shelves this summer. Participating Stores will include: 7th Street Surf Shop, Liberty Escape Room, Air Circus Kite Shop, Making Waves, Ben... Read More