Relief for Small Businesses

Today's Coronavirus News for New Jersey Business 4/3/2020 RELIEF FOR SMALL BUSINESSES Apply Now - Today, applications are being accepted for two different funding programs for small businesses. All the information is below: N.J. Economic Development Authority's Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program The State's Program - The N.J. Economic Development Authority this morning began accepting applications for grants of up to $5,000 under its Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. Get more information and get the application here. Apply Early - Businesses are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as there is expected to be high demand for the program that is currently capped at $5 million. Call for Help - The NJEDA has established the toll-free number 844-965-1125 for inquiries related to its Small Business Emergency Assistance offerings. The hours are Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.;... Read More

Extremely Urgent News for NJ Businesses

URGENT NEWS Act Fast - The N.J. Economic Development Authority will begin accepting applications for small business emergency assistance grants starting this Friday, April 3, at 9 a.m. Applications will be accepted for a week, or until funds run out for this particular grant, the NJEDA said. Applications for other NJEDA COVID-19 programs, including no/low interest loans, will be available in the coming weeks. More info on the EDA offerings can be found here. Breaking - The New Jersey state tax filing deadline will be extended from April 15 to July 15, Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced this morning. The new date matches the new Federal tax deadline. State Fiscal Year Extended - Additionally, the state fiscal year (which ends on June 30) will be extended to Sept. 30, Murphy, Sweeney and Coughlin said. They... 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

Guide to Different Oysters

What beach vacation feels complete without a taste of the shore? On your next beach getaway, be sure to stop and grab some oysters in Ocean City, NJ. While you might be accustomed to eating shellfish like shrimp or crab, venture outside your comfort zone and give oysters a try. Even if you've had oysters before somewhere else and weren't entirely impressed, visit one of the many seafood restaurants in Ocean City to see how Jersey oysters rank on your list. If you're nervous about trying oysters for the first time, don't fear — we'll take you through everything you need to know about oysters. Whether prepared cooked or thrown back raw, oysters might become your new summer family vacation staple. Oysters 101: The Basics Oysters live across the U.S. in brackish or salty waters from... Read More

Mayor’s update, March 22, 202

Date: March 22, 2020 Dear Friends, I just finished a conference call with N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy’s staff and local mayors. Whether we like it or not, COVID-19 is already here in Ocean City, in Cape May County, in New Jersey and throughout the nation and world. Wishing it was not that way and attacking each other will not stop the virus whatsoever. Doing what has been asked of us will.  I’ve listened to, and heard of many instances of, people turning on each other through social media. It’s sad and it’s wrong. I’m asking you all to stop.  I have always taken pride in the fact that Ocean City comes together as a community in times of crisis — as we did after Sandy and so many other times. We live in an interconnected world.... Read More

Mayors Update March 21, 2020

Date: March 21, 2020 Dear Friends, N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy issued an executive order effective at 9 p.m. tonight advising all people to “stay at home.” He urged owners not to go to their Jersey Shore homes and to stay at primary residences. All events and gatherings must be canceled. The order closes all non-essential businesses to the public. Essential businesses include grocery stores, pharmacies, doctors’ offices, medical supply stores, gas stations, convenience stores, takeout restaurants, laundromats, liquor stores, banks, pet stores and office supply stores. The governor urged all businesses to make arrangements for employees to work from home, wherever possible. Construction work, construction supply stores and hardware stores may continue to operate. Travel will be allowed only to these essential destinations, to take care of family, and to report to essential work. Gov. Murphy... Read More

Restaurants open for take-out and/or delivery in Ocean City NJ

UPDATED: Please be advised the following restaurants are open for take-out and/or delivery in Ocean City NJ (If you know of others, please let us know and we will add them! We will continue to update!): 6th Street Pizza Arlene's Augie's (weekends) Barefoot Market Bennie's (weekends) Blitz's Market Bungalow Bowls Cousin's Restaurant Dead End Bake Shop Domino's Drip N Scoop Express Pizza Hula Grill (weekends) Johnson’s Popcorn (online ordering) Jon & Patty's Kessel's Korner Mario's Manco & Manco Pizza (delivery only) Ocean City Cafe Ocean City Coffee Company Piccini's Positively 4th Street Randazzo's Ready's Sack O' Subs Sunrise Café Wards Pastry  ... Read More

Mayor’s Update – March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020 Dear Friends, We are facing extraordinary times, and our world is changing in ways that would have been unimaginable just a few weeks ago. But we must do everything in our power to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic before it’s too late. We must do what we can to protect every member of our community. I am asking that everybody please stay at home, limit travel only to essential destinations, and practice social distancing if you have to go out.  These are guidelines that have been shared at every level from the federal Centers for Disease Control down to the Cape May County Department of Health. These recommendations include avoiding unnecessary travel to, from and within Ocean City. In order for this request to have any meaningful effect, it... Read More