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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.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Outer Banks Boil Company Opens in Ocean City, NJ

Outer Banks Boil Company Opens in Ocean City, NJ

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Outer Banks Boil Company.

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Asbury Kitchen Celebrates Grand Opening in Downtown Ocean City

Asbury Kitchen Celebrates Grand Opening in Downtown Ocean City

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Asbury Kitchen in Downtown Ocean City.

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Chelsea Pizza Celebrates Grand Opening in Downtown Ocean City

Chelsea Pizza Celebrates Grand Opening in Downtown Ocean City

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Chelsea Pizza in Downtown Ocean City.

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Famous Cookie Creamery Opens on Ocean City Boardwalk

Famous Cookie Creamery Opens on Ocean City Boardwalk

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Famous Cookie Creamery on Ocean City Boardwalk.

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Celebrating 100th Anniversary

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Celebrating 100th Anniversary

 The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce their 100th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Friday, October 1st, at the Ocean City Yacht Club. Members of the Chamber are busy planning this exciting event. Committee members include former Mayor Roy Gillian, Chamber Executive Director Michele Gillian, Chamber 1st Vice President Janet Galante, and Board Members Patrick Halliday and Patrick McMahon.

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce has many accomplishments to be proud of over the past 100 years. The organization was formed from the Board of Trade in 1920. In February of 1920, the Delaware and Atlantic Telegraph Company met with the Board of Trade and offered the use of the 2nd floor of the Massey and Edwards building, at 8th and Wesley, to establish an Information and Publicity Bureau.  “Ocean City Chamber of Commerce – Bureau of Information” was placed on the door at the entrance of the building.

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

OC Chamber 2021 Salute to Working Women

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce announces that Mary McGuckin, Manager of the Lightkeeper's Society at Shore Medical Center, will receive the 2021 Salute to Working Women Award and will be honored at the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on June 17th at the Ocean City Yacht Club. The award recognizes women in business for their outstanding professional and personal achievements.

“We are so pleased to honor Mary at our 2021 Salute to Working Women,” says Michele Gillian, Executive Director of Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce. “She is a wonderful representative of Shore Medical Center and a very hard-working and dedicated individual. We are lucky to have her involved in so many organizations and she certainly is deserving of this honor.”

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Ocean City, NJ Named One of the Best Beach Towns in NJ!

Monday, May 10, 2021

Ocean City, NJ Named One of the Best Beaches in NJ!

Ocean City, NJ Named One of the Best Beaches in NJ!

Family Destinations Guide recently named Ocean City, NJ as one of the best beaches in New Jersey!

16 Best Beaches in New Jersey

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Mario's Pizzeria & Restaurant Under New Ownership in OCNJ

Mario's Pizzeria & Restaurant Under New Ownership in OCNJ

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new owners of Mario’s Pizzeria and Restaurant in Ocean City, NJ.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

OCNJ Announces Winterfest Gift & Craft Market

Get in the spirit of the island! An inaugural Ocean City Winterfest event has been set for Friday, November 13th, 12pm-5pm, and Saturday, November 14th, 9am-5pm, on the Ocean City High School field located at 6th and the Boardwalk.

Ocean City Winterfest will be a high-end holiday shopping spectacular where guests can safely enjoy the magic of the season at an outdoor holiday market. Winterfest will feature your favorite local businesses and restaurants along with many local crafters. Jump start all your holiday gift giving needs at this “one stop” shopping event.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

OCNJ Farmers & Crafters Market Extended Through September 30th

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Farmers & Crafters Market, originally scheduled through September 9th, has been extended through September 30th.  Farmers will be on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle, 6th Street and Asbury Avenue and Crafters on Asbury Avenue between 5th & 6th Streets.  The market will be open from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and will showcase a dozen farmers and a number of crafters with many handmade treasures and treats.  The Farmers and Crafters Market will feature a great assortment of fresh Jersey produce, fresh flowers, and fresh herbs; all from local farms

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Showstoppers Plus Opens in Downtown Ocean City

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Showstoppers Plus, the Partyology Firm in Downtown Ocean City.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Hooked on Breakfast Opens in Downtown Ocean City

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Hooked on Breakfast in Downtown Ocean City.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Market Madness

Ocean City, NJ - 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.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Michele Siekerka to Address Small Business Issues

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold the second session of its four part Business Summit. This session will focus on state issues effecting small businesses and will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020, 12:00 P.M., at The Flanders Hotel, located at 719 East 11th Street in Ocean City, NJ. 

The guest speaker is Michele Siekerka, President and CEO of New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA). The topics will include many of the challenges facing New Jersey businesses, including tax and regulatory burdens, and workforce issues.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Celebrating 100th Anniversary

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce their 100th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Friday, May 8th at the Ocean City Yacht Club. Members of the Chamber are busy planning this exciting event. Committee members include former Mayor Roy Gillian, Chamber Executive Director Michele Gillian, Chamber 1st Vice President Janet Galante, and Board Members Patrick Halliday and Patrick McMahon.

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce has many accomplishments to be proud of over the past 100 years. The organization was formed from the Board of Trade in 1920. In February of 1920, the Delaware and Atlantic Telegraph Company met with the Board of Trade and offered the use of the 2nd floor of the Massey and Edwards building, at 8th and Wesley, to establish an Information and Publicity Bureau.  “Ocean City Chamber of Commerce – Bureau of Information” was placed on the door at the entrance of the building.

On April 24th, 1920, the Chamber Emblem Committee recommended the following as the official emblem of the Chamber: “The emblem, a circle within a circle, the upper half reading “America’s Greatest Family Resort” and the lower “Chamber of Commerce,” across the center on two lines “Ocean City, New Jersey.”

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

2020 Officers and Board Members to be Installed to Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce

On Thursday, February 13th, 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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The following individuals will be installed as Directors on February 13th:

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Congressman Jeff Van Drew to Address Ocean City Chamber

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at The Flanders Hotel located at 719 East 11th Street in Ocean City, NJ.  The event will begin at noon and will feature guest speaker Congressman Jeff Van Drew.    

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Ocean City Economic Development Recommendations

The city commissioned the Philadelphia-based economic consulting firm Econsult Solutions Inc. to provide economic development advisory services.
The firm conducted extensive market research and held a series of working sessions with local stakeholders this summer.
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