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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.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Officers and Board Members to be Installed to Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Officers and Board Members to be Installed to Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce

OCEAN CITY, NJ - On Wednesday, February 27th, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will install their new Board of Directors and Officers at The Flanders Hotel. The evening will begin with networking at 6pm.  The installation and dinner will take place at 6:30pm.  For more reservations and more information contact the Chamber at (609) 399-1412 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The following individuals will be installed as Directors on February 27th:

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Gregory M. Matuson , Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Sturdy Savings Bank, to Provide Economic Forecast to OC Chamber

Gregory M. Matuson, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Sturdy Savings Bank, to Provide Economic Forecast to OC Chamber

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its February membership luncheon on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Downtown Gillian’s Opens on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, NJ

Downtown Gillian’s Opens on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, NJ

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Downtown Gillian’s in Ocean City, NJ.

 

The new location offers guests the opportunity to purchase holiday gifts and discounted ride tickets in downtown Ocean City. They offer Gillian’s Wonderland Pier t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, beanie hats, baseball hats, stuffed Wonder Bears, Wonder Bear bobble heads, and the ever popular half price tickets. Need a quick gift? They have prepared gift baskets in different sizes to fit all your gift giving needs! Not sure what to get? The Gillian’s Wonderland Gift Cards are good for anywhere in the park including 6th Street Pizza!

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Friday, December 7, 2018

The Road to Living Well Opens on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, NJ

The Road to Living Well Opens on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, NJ

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Road to Living Well in Downtown Ocean City, NJ.

They offer plant based products for health and performance. From bath and body products, edibles, and oils and topicals, they have products for all your health needs. There are even products for you pets!

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Opens New Office in Ocean City, NJ

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Opens New Office in Ocean City, NJ

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox and Roach Realtors new office in Ocean City, NJ.

 

Broker Manager Peter Madden cuts the ribbon, along with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services President Joan Docktor and Stephen Booth, the Shore Regional manager, at the new location 901 Simpson Avenue, Suite A.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Santa Sighting in Ocean City

Santa Sighting in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY NJ….AnOld-Fashioned Family Christmas in Downtown Ocean City is scheduled for November 23rd, 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.

Features of the day will include visits with Santa in a lifeboat at the Mark Soifer Park across from City Hall from 1 to 3pm, a special appearance by the Phillie Phanatic from 4 to 6pm, Carolers in Victorian costumes, free horse and carriage rides from 1-4pm, and other entertainment on Asbury Ave.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Earlier than the Bird, Downtown OCNJ

Earlier than the Bird, 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 17th from 8am-Noon is when shoppers can find great deals at stores on Asbury Avenue from 6th-11th streets. Shoppers are

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Jon & Patty Talese Named Citizens of the Year by OC Chamber

 
The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is honored to announce the recipients of the Chamber’s 2018 Citizen of the Year Award and Outstanding Business and Beautification Awards.  The awards will be presented at the Chamber’s dinner Tuesday, November 13th at The Flanders Hotel.
 
This year, the Citizen of the Year Award will be presented to Jon and Patty Talese. The Talese Family is a longtime Ocean City family that has given back to the community for generations. The entire Talese Family works in their business Jon & Patty's.
 
Jon and Patty are owners of Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar and Bistro located at 637 Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, NJ. They are currently celebrating their 10th year in business. They opened in 2008 and were the recipient of Outstanding New Business. In 2016, they renovated their building, adding a second story dining room earning them Outstanding Business Renovation. They continually invest in the Ocean City community.
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Monday, October 22, 2018

Veterans Smile Day

Veterans Smile Day

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is honored to announce that Saturday, November 3, 2018 is Veterans Smile Day when hundreds of volunteer dentists, assistants, and hygienists will treat the dental needs of our nation’s veterans.

Now in its seventh year, Veterans Smile Day, services Veterans who do not qualify for dental care through the Veterans Administration. Volunteers from more than 600 dental offices across the country, perform all aspects of dentistry, including x-rays, exams, cleanings, fillings, root canals, and extractions…all free of charge. It is their way of, “Serving those who’ve served”.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

BROADWAY’S SURPRISE HIT MUSICAL XANADU

COMING TO THE OCEAN CITY MUSIC PIER

WINNER BEST NEW MUSICAL 2008 – Outer Critic Circle Award

Presented by the Ocean City Theatre Company October 5-7

Ocean City, NJ – The Ocean City Theatre Company’s 2018 professional Broadway Series will continue with the musical adventure XANADU. You will not want to miss this hilarious musical at the Ocean City Music Pier on October 5 and 6 at 7:30pm and October 7 at 2:00pm.

XANADU, described as “Heaven on Wheels” by The New York Times, is based on the Universal Pictures’ cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.  XANADU was nominated for the 2008 Tony Award® for Best Musical.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Custom Framing and Art Professionally Designed

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Ocean City’s new custom framer SaltWorks Studio.

Owners Kristin and Chad Gallagher were surrounded by many of the special contributors who helped them get their business off the ground, as their daughters, Brynn (10) and Mia (12), did the honors of cutting the ribbon in front of their studio located at 844 Central Avenue in Ocean City.

SaltWorks Studio specializes in custom framing, mat and glass cutting, mounting and fitting, and interior design framing projects for both the home and office. They also offer unique gifts and local art.  Additionally, SaltWorks offers walk-in service for turning a digital jpeg file into a timeless masterpiece that can be done as a painting, or on canvas, metal or acrylic.  Their studio is showcasing great examples of what they can do with images produced from a simple smartphone or memory stick.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Healthy Dishes Served at The Farm Stand at 14th

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Ocean City’s newest healthy eatery, The Farm Stand at 14th.

Bob’s Grill owner Bob Harbaugh, The Farm Stand at 14th owner Becky Juzwiak, along with Chef Natalie, cut the ribbon at The Farm Stand at 14th in Ocean City.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

C. Melini in OCNJ Under New Ownership

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new owner of C. Melini Hair Salon.

New owner Kelly Herbst, who was a longtime employee of C. Melini, purchased the salon from original owner, Carlo Melini. Herbst along with her employees, friends and family, cut the ribbon at C. Melini Hair Salon in Ocean City.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Beautiful and Delicious Treats at The Beachin’ Bakery in Downtown OCNJ

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Ocean City’s newest bakery.

Owner Aileen Lynch, along with her friends and family, cut the ribbon at The Beachin’ Bakery in Downtown Ocean City.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Bungalow Bowls Will Bowl You Over

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Ocean City’s newest health food restaurant.

OwnerBrooke Weidlich and Erin Oechslin, along with their staff,cut the ribbon at the new restaurant, Bungalow Bowls, in Downtown Ocean City.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Waterfront Dining at Dockside Kitchen

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Ocean City’s newest restaurant.

Owner R.J. Idell holds the scissors after cutting the ribbon at the new restaurant, Dockside Kitchen, on the Ocean City bay. Dockside Kitchen is one of Ocean City NJ's only waterfront dining experiences.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Ocean City Wins New Jersey’s Favorite Beach Contest Again in 2018!

For the fifth consecutive year, beachgoers chose Ocean City as "New Jersey's Favorite Beach" in a statewide poll.

Representatives of the N.J. Sea Grant Consortium announced the winners of the annual contest in a presentation on the Ocean City Music Pier on Friday afternoon.

The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium introduced the survey in 2008 to “inspire pride in and stewardship of New Jersey’s beaches while promoting a little healthy competition between New Jersey’s favorite beach towns.”

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Coastal Consign & Design Opens in OCNJ

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Ocean City business.

Owners Barb Pickard and Linda Henry cut the ribbon at their new store, Coastal Consign and Design, in Downtown Ocean City.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Spotted Whale Expands in Downtown Ocean City

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for an expanding Ocean City business.

Spotted Whale, located at 943 Asbury Avenue, doubled their size by expanding into 941 Asbury Avenue.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Ocean City Fine Arts League's New Location

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for newly relocated Ocean City business.

Rae Jaffe, president of the Arts League, cuts the ribbon at The Ocean City Fine Arts League’s new location on Asbury Avenue.

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