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

Governor Murphy – Open our Attractions!

Help us persuade Governor Murphy to open our amusements and attractions. Please share on your social media pages and tag Governor Murphy. When you post, please use the following to get the attention out there: Twitter: @govmurphy FB - Governor Phil Murphy Instagram- #guvmurphy or @govmurphy ... Read More

Help us urge Governor Murphy to Open Swimming Pools

Please Help Us Urge Governor Phil Murphy to Open Swimming Pools! Hello, We are working with Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce to urge the Governor to open public swimming pools. Strength comes in numbers! Please take a few seconds to support this petition. Thank you! Sign the Petition ... Read More

Update on PPP

We are very pleased to report that by unanimous consent (no debate, no roll-call vote), the Senate just approved H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act. As you know, this bill will make a number of retroactive improvements to the PPP, including: 24-week covered period (instead of 8) 60/40 split (instead of 75/25) Loan forgiveness still possible if FTEs won’t come back, or if revenue in December is below Feb 2020 levels. Five year loan-repayment terms for future PPP loans Payroll tax deferment restored An analysis of how the bill would change PPP for current users can be found here. We expect it will be signed into law by the president very soon. As noted last week, getting the Senate to agree to anything unanimously is a challenge these days – and the unrest of this week raised the bar significantly. The... Read More