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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, March 24, 2015

Walk to Help Homeless Hounds - Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue Joins Doo Dah Parade

Ocean City’s largest contingent of the Doo Dah Parade will again bring up the tail end of the event as hundreds of basset hounds and their humans walk (or waddle) to support Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue.

The parade is a major part of Tri-State’s annual BoardWaddle, a two-day event that funds the rescue of homeless bassets in New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, and lower New York. The Waddle is the rescue’s largest fundraising event of the year.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Congressman LoBiondo to Address OC Chamber in March

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting on Friday, March 20, 2015 at Flanders Hotel located at 719 East 11th Street in Ocean City, NJ.  


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Phillies Spring Training at OC Library





Friday, February 13, 2015

The Humane Society of Ocean City is Awarded Shelter of the Year

Trupanion Proudly Honors the Work and Achievements of the New Jersey Shelter at the Purina Pro Plan 60th Annual Show Dogs of the Year Awards Presented by Dogs in Review


Irvine, Calif. (February 12, 2015) – The Humane Society of Ocean City, New Jersey, will be awarded the prestigious honor of Shelter of the Year for their work with homeless and displaced pets at this year’s Purina Pro Plan 60th Annual Show Dogs of the Year® Awards, presented by Dogs in Review. The country’s top canine competitors come together for the black-tie event on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Gotham Hall, New York, NY.

Trupanion, the exclusive sponsor of the Shelter of the Year Award, presents the honor to the Humane Society of Ocean City (HSOC) in recognition of their significant work in animal adoption, rescue and veterinary care. The Purina Pro Plan Show Dogs of the Year Awards are held in the highest esteem by the dog fancy community and represent the best of both dogs and industry professionals who have shown a consistency of success in the world of conformation.


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Fact Sheet #1 re: Beach Replenishment Project in South End of Ocean City, NJ



Project Description:  Ocean City will receive approximately 1.6 million cubic yards of sand on approximately 2.6 miles of beach from 36th Street to 59th Street.  Ancillary work includes the construction of pedestrian crossovers and the installation of new dune fence and dune grass.  Our neighboring communities , Strathmere and Sea Isle, will also be receiving beach replenishment projects simultaneous with the work in Ocean City. The project is being overseen by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and is 100 % federally funded at a total cost of $ 57 million.  There is no local funding towards this project.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

2015 Officers and Board Members to be Installed to OC Regional Chamber of Commerce

OCEAN CITY, NJ - On Tuesday, February 17th, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will install their new Board of Directors and Officers at Ocean City Yacht Club.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Food is Love, Share Some Love


(Ocean City, NJ) The Ocean City Board of Realtors® is pleased to announce it is kicking off its 2015 Community Service Projects, with the Food Is Love drive to collect food, including canned items, juice, microwaveable pasta meals and more. Donations will be collected now through February 28, 2015 and will be used to “Share Some Love” during this Valentine month.


Monday, January 5, 2015

Steven Brady, President of OC Home Bank, to Provide Economic Forecast to OC Chamber

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership luncheon on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

HEROES to Splash and Dash for Designated Driving at Ocean City's 2015 First Day

Ocean City, NJ  -  Participants in Ocean City’s annual New Year’s Day Run and Ocean Dip will have a new reason to take the plunge this year as the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign partners with the city to promote the use of designated drivers.


It’s all part of the Ocean City’s 23rd First Night and First Day celebrations, which begin New Year’s Eve with the city-wide festival of family activities and fireworks, followed by the First Day HERO Run and Plunge on the beach and Boardwalk. This year’s event also marks the beginning of the HERO Campaign’s 15th anniversary year.

“We are proud of Ocean City’s longstanding relationship with the HERO Campaign,” stated Mayor Jay Gillian. “We welcome its participation as a charitable partner in our annual First Night and First Day festivities, which are all about safe family fun.”


Monday, December 1, 2014

Give the Gift of Warmth for Winter

The Ocean City Board of Realtors® Announces Extending its Fall Coat and Blanket Drive to Collect at the Ocean City Christmas Parade Friday, December 5th

(Ocean City, NJ) The Ocean City Board of Realtors® is pleased to announce its fall community service project, a drive to collect coats, sweaters, blankets, snow boots, hats and scarves will be extended to collect during the Ocean City Christmas Parade on Friday, December 5, 2014. Donations will be collected now through December 5th, and will be used to give the gift of warmth for winter.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Santa Sighting in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY NJ….An Old-Fashioned Family Christmas in Downtown Ocean City is scheduled for November 28th, 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 the gazebo at the Mark Soifer Park across from City Hall from 2 to 4pm, 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.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Purchase 2015 First Night Buttons Now

First Night Committee members gathered at the Chamber of Commerce Information Center for a planning session and to remind you that Admission buttons are now on sale for $15 and will be $20 beginning December 1st and thereafter. The popular New Year's Eve event offers 8 hours of family entertainment from 4 p.m. to Midnight capped by a colorful fireworks display to usher in the New Year.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Ocean City Chamber Announces 2014 Award Winners

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is honored to  announce the recipients of the Chamber’s 2014 Citizen of the Year and Business Beautification Awards.  These awards will be presented at the Chamber’s dinner Tuesday, November 18th at The Ocean City Yacht Club.

This year, the Citizen of the Year Award will be presented to Leon Costello. He is a lifelong resident of Ocean City, NJ and is a managing partner with Ford-Scott & Associates, LLC. Leon has been an active member in the community supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Boy Scouts, United Way, the Ocean City Senior Men’s Golf League, Ocean City Free Public Library and is a coach for Ocean City Baseball and Basketball.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Bubble Mania

The Ocean City Board of REALTORS® announces the return of BUBBLE MANIA, its popular and fun family fundraiser, Saturday, September 13 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ocean City Municipal Airport.

BUBBLE MANIA is a day of family activities that raises funds for the Pediatric Care Center at Shore Medical Center. There will be fun bubble activities for kids of all ages. Food, candy, and beverages will be for sale to raise funds. Children are welcome for a day of bubble blowing fun!


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Trail of Two Cities 5k Set For Nov. 1

Between Ocean City and Somers Point

The 25th Annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Run/Walk over the Causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point is set for Sat., Nov. 1 starting 8 a.m.

The event begins at the Transportation Center, 9th and Haven Ave. in Ocean City and ends at JFK Park in Somers Point.

It provides a spectacular experience for both runners and walkers alike. If you’re a runner, you get to test your endurance over the high inclines of the bridges. If you’re a walker, you are able to enjoy the scenic wetlands and Bay plus a panoramic view of Ocean City. Bring your camera and snap some spectacular photos.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

OC Chamber to Roast CMC Surrogate M. Susan Sheppard, Esq.

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Roast on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at The Flanders Hotel, 719 E. 11th Street, Ocean City, NJ.  The event will begin with a social hour at 6pm followed by dinner at 7pm.  This year’s Roastee is Cape May County Surrogate M. Susan Sheppard, Esq.. The dinner is $55.00 per person.  Reservations can be made by calling 609-399-1412 or by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wacky But Not Tacky - Weird Contest Week Set For Aug. 11th-15th in OCNJ

OCEAN CITY, N.J. --- It’s fun! It’s free! It’s Ocean City’ Weird Contest Week that for over forty years has invited folks of all ages to exercise their creative skills. The event billed as “Wacky But Not Tacky” features six unusual contests, Mon.-Fri., Aug. 11th-15th in the Loggia (porch area) of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. All contests are free and begin at 11 a.m.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ocean City Baby Parade Set for Thursday, August 14th at 5 P.M.

Oldest Continuously Held Parade In Nation

OCEAN CITY, N.J.-- Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade is set for Thursday, August 14th  starting at 5 p.m. Founded by Philadelphia photo engraver, Leo Bamberger, it is the oldest, continuously run event of its kind in the nation.

The Parade starts at 5 p.m. at 6th and the Boardwalk and concludes at 12th and Boardwalk. It is open to children from infants to 10 years of age. Contestants can register at the Ocean City Information Center, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Registration closes 5 p.m., Tues., August 12th.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

52nd Boardwalk Art Show August 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Ocean City--The Ocean City Arts Center will sponsor the 52nd Boardwalk Art Show, Friday through Sunday, August 1 through August 3. More than 60 artists from throughout the East Coast will sell two-dimensional art in the mediums of watercolor, acryclic, oil, drawings, hand-pulled prints and photography. The show will run on the Boardwalk from 8th to 11th streets, from 10 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday, and 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Crabby Rice Will Sponsor Miss Crustacean, Aug. 6th

OCEAN CITY, N.J. --- “Crabby Rice,” will sponsor Ocean City’s Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant set for 1 p.m., Aug. 6th at the 6th St. Beach. The deal was sealed during a meeting between Mayor Jay Gillian and Emily Arentz, area marketing manager for Lundberg Family Farms, located in the Sacramento Valley of California.

Impressed? You should be. Lundberg has been farming rice and producing rice products since 1937. Now led by its third generation, Lundberg Family Farms uses “organic and eco positive farming practices to produce wholesome, healthful rice products while protecting and improving the environment.” Crabby Rice is its newest product.


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