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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, 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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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

New Exciting Adventures Await You on Ocean City Boardwalk

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold ribbon cutting ceremonies for three new Ocean City businesses.

Brothers Justice and Josh Bolz cut the ribbon at their new exciting adventures on the Boardwalk. The brothers opened Liberty Escape Rooms, Liberty Virtual Reality, and Hot Air Balloon Adventures.

Liberty Escape Rooms is a 30 minute, immersive experience in which 2-10 players enter an alternate reality with the task of solving codes, clues and puzzles to achieve the ultimate objective before time runs out! At their 11th Street location there are three adventures offered; Lost Temple, Wild Wild West, and Space Invasion. Whether it’s a rainy day or you are looking for something to do before dinner with your family, this is a great bonding activity for everyone.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Sink Your Taste Buds in an Ocean of Deliciousness at Nauti Donuts

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

Chris and Gabby O’Hara cut the ribbon at their new restaurant Nauti Donuts. Stop by for coffee and fresh, hot, made-to-order cake donuts. Whether it’s a cinnamon sugar donut, topped with apple spice

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Coastal Living's Happiest Seaside Town In America 2018 is Ocean City, NJ

Ocean City to be Honored as the Coastal Living No. 1 Happiest Seaside Town

Meredith Corporation's Coastal Living, the leading authority on coastal home and travel, announced today the Happiest Seaside Town in America 2018 is Ocean City, New Jersey. The number-one ranking of Ocean City, along with the rankings of all the Top Ten Happiest Seaside Towns, is the result of an online vote. Now in its seventh year, the 2018 Happiest Seaside Towns ranked list is available online. It will also be featured in the July/August 2018 issue of Coastal Living, on newsstands June 15.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Mia’s Christmas Gallery Moves to Downtown Ocean City

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

Jim and Jane Saile cut the ribbon at Mia’s Christmas Gallery’s new Downtown Ocean City location. It’s the same great store that was formerly at 11th and Boardwalk making its move to Ocean City’s award winning downtown. Mia’s Christmas Gallery features an extensive holiday inventory of ornaments, gifts and decorations. Visit them at 755 Asbury Avenue.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Welcome Seagrass Boutique to Asbury Avenue

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for an Ocean City business’s new larger location.

Seagrass Boutique celebrated their grand opening of their new location with owner, Kevin Heck, cutting the ribbon. Whether you’re a free-spirited wanderer, a present-day bohemian, a woman who embraces luxury and elegance or someone who prefers simplicity as its finest, their fashion collection allows you to make a statement – all while being comfortable. Visit them at 752 Asbury Avenue or online at http://seagrassboutique.com/.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hearth and Sole Garden and Art Now Open on Asbury Avenue

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

Downtown Ocean City now features a fabulous new store by Mim Schreck and Ann Morrissey, owners of Hearth and Sole. Their new venture is Hearth and Sole Garden and Art. The new, second location, features a variety of fun, funky and unique art to make your outdoor oasis stand-out from the neighbors. Visit the new store at 918 Asbury Avenue or online at https://hearthnsole.com/.

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Delectable Desserts at Ocean City’s New Gelato Dolceria

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

Owners John Caiala and Mike paletta cut the ribbon at Gelato Dolceria on the Boardwalk. Mayor Jay Gillian, Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michele Gillian, Chamber President David Allegretto, Ocean City Councilman Bob Barr, and Ocean City Councilman Pete Madden were all on hand to welcome and celebrate the new business.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Captivate Your Senses at Artisan Body Products New Location

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Artisan Body Products new location.

Owner Ione Talese cuts the ribbon at Artisan Body Products new, larger location that is just next door to her original location that opened in 2012. Mayor Jay Gillian, Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michele Gillian, Chamber President David Allegretto, and Ocean City Councilman Bob Barr were all on hand to welcome and celebrate the new business.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

You will be Bowled Over with Deliciousness at Playa Bowls

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

Along with co-owner Brooke Mesanko and Kenny Macchiaverna, Jason Coleman cuts the ribbon at Playa Bowls on the Boardwalk. Mayor Jay Gillian, Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michele Gillian, Chamber President David Allegretto, Ocean City Councilman Bob Barr, and Ocean City Councilman Pete Madden were all on hand to welcome and celebrate the new business.

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