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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, 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.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Children's Summer Art Camps at Ocean City Arts Center

Call today to reserve your child's spot in one of 54 Summer Art Camps at the Ocean City Arts Center.  Subjects are painting, drawing, cartooning, dance, pottery, sculpture, mosaics, music, guitar and more.  Camps are 9 am to noon and 12:30 to 3:30 pm.  Subjects change weekly and camps run Monday through Friday, from June 23 through August 29.  Most camps are for ages 6 to 11.


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Ocean City, NJ Celebrates 5 Grand Openings

Ocean City, NJ The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce the grand openings of five new businesses in the Ocean City, NJ.

Blue Eden, 811 Asbury Avenue, is a women’s specialty boutique. Owners Lauren Beakly and Caroline Ranoia, who have a successful boutique in Stone Harbor, opened their second location on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, NJ. Blue Eden sells items from local artists and authors, organic body products, and Kut from the Kloth clothing. For more information on Blue Eden, visit them at 811 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226, or visit them online at https://www.seafoamsoapcompany.com/.


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Barks on the Boards

On Sunday June 1st, the Humane Society of Ocean City will be holding its annual “Barks on the Boards” event.    The event will have dog games for your best friend to participate in from 10:30 until noon. 


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ocean City, NJ Voted #1 Beach

Ocean City New Jersey was voted New Jersey's #1 Beach in the 2014 New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Coastal Research Center contest.

In addition to Best Beach, Ocean City won first place in the categories for Best Destination for Family Vacation, Day Trip and Ecotourism. This is the first time in the history of the contest that one town has swept first place in all of the categories. 


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cafe Beach Club Now Serving Dinner

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce Café Beach Club, 1282 Boardwalk, is now Serving Dinner! The Nicoletti’s, Aureliano Paco Cruz and Betty Somers have been together since 2000 are now serving dinners every evening on the newly renovated Ocean Front Patio at Cafe Beach Club. The Nicoletti’s were the Original Chef / Owners of the Culinary Garden Restaurant (1979), They have withstood the test of time nicely in Ocean City!


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

OC Mayor to Address Chamber

OC Chamber Monthly Membership Meeting

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:00 P.M., at Ocean City Yacht Club, 100 Bay Road.  Guest speaker is Mayor Jay Gillian.  The lunch is $20.00 and is open to the community. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 609-399-1412 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dan Skeldon to Act as Guest Bingo Caller at OC Education

Dan Skeldon, chief meteorologist on NBC40, will act as a guest bingo caller at The Ocean City Education Foundation’s Coach/Michael Kors Bingo being held on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Somers Point VFW.

Doors will open at 6:00pm on April 11th with games beginning at 7:00pm. Ticket prices are $35 and include 16 games. A designer pocketbook will be awarded to the winner of each of the bingo games. Beverages will be available for purchase; please feel free to bring your own food. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Tricia Ciliberto at 399-0012; ext 1106. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ocnjef.com.


Friday, March 21, 2014

OC Chamber Salute to Working Women set for April 10th

OCEAN CITY, NEW JERSEY…… The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce announces that Cricket Frank, Corporate Vice President for OC Hotels and Property Management (T/A Impala Island Inn and Beach Club Hotel), will receive the 2014 Salute to Working Women Award and will be honored at the April 10th Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at the Ocean City Yacht Club.  The award recognizes women in business for their outstanding professional and personal achievements.


Friday, February 21, 2014

Congressman LoBiondo to Address Ocean City Chamber

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Flanders Hotel located at 719 East 11th Street in Ocean City, NJ.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

New Chairman of the Board in Place for FCA Cape Atlantic

After a 15-year tenure as the Chairman of the Board for the local chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), John Shirk, managing partner at Fortress Financial, LLC, has decided to step down and allow an opportunity for others to lead. Andy Halliday, Sales Manager, McMahon Agency, Inc., transitioned into the Chairman’s role at the start of the New Year. “I am excited about the opportunity to serve as Chairman of the Board,” said Halliday. “We are anxious to continue the work of making an impact in our community that John started 15 years ago. We have an excellent staff to work with.”


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