Travel Tips & More

Up for a NJ Road Trip? Take it beyond the exit and to the LBI Region

Hit the road and travel across the state with the assistance of the “New Jersey Road Trip Beyond the Exit” online map! This statewide guide highlights the LBI Region and points out other important travel stops in six major road trip routes. Each route pinpoints where travelers can stop along the way to experience the […]

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Haunted Happenings Around the Region

Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce picks the top Halloween events to celebrate the spooky and spectacular within the Long Beach Island Region. It is time to clear the calendars and schedule in a harvest of unique October full moon fun. These event organizers have put safety protocols in place to align with COVID-19 precautions. […]

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LBI MEANS CLASSIC FALL FISHING

The 66th Annual Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic brings the iconic tournament back for a shot at extending a great time in the region. Kicking off on October 10 and running through December 13, the 2020 tournament is a great excuse to work remotely and hit our beaches. If you enjoy a great time […]

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Champion of ChowderMonth announced

Thank you to everyone who responded to support local restaurants, merchants and keep the spirit of the 32 annual Chowderfest alive and well during the COVID 19 pandemic. The focus in 2020 was to raise awareness for the important role that local dining and in person shopping plays in the community as well as to […]

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Final Week of ChowderMonth Brings Even More To the Table

With no onsite festival this year, we have worked together to take the popularity of our 32 annual LBI Chowderfest to bring attention to local businesses. Our month long celebration of tasting, chowderfeasting at home, chowdertail gates, dine in and dine outs has kept thousands talking about their favorite choice. When in the Chowder Capital […]

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What Beaches Are Still Open?

The local experts of the Southern Ocean County Chamber have always said that the LBI Region is better in September, and 2020 is the perfect year to find out why! With remote schedules still in play, heading to beach may be just what is needed for some extra summertime. Enjoy guarded beaches, and even take […]

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Labor Day Weekend Resumes Indoor Dining and More

Governor Phil Murphy made an announcement this morning that for the first time since March, New Jersey restaurants can resume indoor dining effective 6 am on Friday, September 4. At his COVID-19 Press Briefing, he further detailed guidelines for restaurants that included 25% capacity and social distancing in place. He reminded the state that if dining […]

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Register to Vote for Your Favorite During Chowder Month

Join the hundreds of voters who have already registered for a month long hybrid event to eat and shop small business in the Long Beach Island Region. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is presenting their 32 annual Chowderfest differently this year to comply with COVID19 restrictions and safety regulations. Tasters can now purchase […]

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Walk, Run or Bike this fall as part of the Chowder Run Challenge

Get into the spirit of Chowderfest by getting outdoors for the inaugural event that includes official Chowder Run Challenge 2020 medal, Finisher Certificate, exclusive runner FB Group and participant runner bib Due to restrictions currently in place Chowderfest 2020 has morphed into a whole month of activities, chowder purchasing, merchant sales , online Chowderwear store […]

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LBI Chowderfest launches Online Shop for Official 2020 Merchandise

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Jetty Inc, to provide tasters and enthusiasts an opportunity to pre order Official Chowderwear Aug 4 through September 15 For the first time in the 32 year history, Chowderfest Merchandise will be available entirely online with a limited time ecommerce site powered by Jetty Inc. […]

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