LBI Region Report

The LBI Region Report is sponsored by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce. The show airs Monday mornings at 9am, and replays at 6pm. Each week get the inside scoop on events and issues happening in and around the LBI Region hosted by Billy Clanton and Lori Pepenella.
You can listen to past episodes here.

LBI Region Report: With Rick Bushnell

Listen as Bill and Lori chat with Rick Bushnell President of the LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. Their 29th Annual Fine Arts Festival is this weekend.

The mission of the foundation is to promote the arts and sciences on Long Beach Island and in the surrounding communities by enlightening, educating, and stimulating thought and discussion about current trends in the arts and sciences and by providing broad educational and cultural programs for all ages.

Air Date: July 17, 2017
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LBI Region Report with Adam Binder

Air Date: July 10, 2017
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LBI Region Report: Independence Day Events

Get the run down on things happening on the 4th! From Fireworks to concerts. Celebrate our nations birthday in style.

Air Date: July 3, 2017
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LBI Region Report: with Black Sheep Studios

Listen as we chat about how you can relax and get a good workout while on LBI with the ladies from Black Sheep Studios in Haven Beach, NJ.

Air Date: June 26, 2017
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LBI Region Report: with Small Cakes making one TASTY episode!

Donna from Small Cakes LBI stopped by with some tasty treats!

Air Date: June 19, 2017
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LBI Region Report: with Mark Johnson

This week we talk about the June 14th Pop Up Membership Meeting.  Guest speaker will be Mark Johnson the Author of “FBI and an ordinary guy.”  Plan to attend this great meeting with an opportunity to see available commercial space in our area and meet our keynote speaker Mark Johnson.

Pop Up Membership Meeting
At the Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W. Main Street, Tuckerton Restaurant for Lease
Wednesday June 14, 3:30pm
Keynote speaker: Mark Johnson
Refreshment and a $10 donation to benefit Maximilian Foundation and Hope Sheds Light
In Collaboration with the Ocean County Board of Realtors
Please RSVP to Chamber by June 12, 609-494-7211 or info@sochamber.com

Air Date: June 17, 2017
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with Jason Hazelton from Stafford Historical Society

Listen as we chat with our guest Jason Hazelton from the Stafford Historical Society.

The Heritage Park of Stafford Township stands as a reminder of yesteryear for the surrounding community. The park is on West Bay Ave, just west of Rt. 9 and across from the A Paul King Park which is on Manahawkin Lake.
Within the park is the rebuilt Old Stone Store which stands today in the same place it did in the mid to late 1700s. Rt 9, formerly Broadway, used to curve from the traffic light at Rt. 9 and Bay Ave. and run straight in front of the store. When Rt. 72 was put through, the coarse of Rt. 9 was changed and the store no longer had a road but a 20 ft berm to open its doors up to.

Also in the park is the Manahawkin Train Station which has been moved from its original location at Letts and Stafford Ave. about where Larry’s Barber shop now stands. The insides have been refinished and you can still see the many years of use scuffed into the floor. It will hopefully be soon turned into a museum for Stafford.

 

Summer Concert Series will be held every Monday, from July 10, 2017 to Aug 28, 2017, at the Manahawkin Lake Park in front of the new pavilion on the lake in Manahawkin. Parking is available at the park entrance on North Lakeshore Drive next to the Old Baptist Church. Concerts start at 7 PM and go until 9 PM. Concerts are free but a $1.00 donation is encouraged.

Air Date: June 5, 2017
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LBI Region Report: Wanderlove Press

Listen as we speak this week with Kelli from Wanderlove Press.

Wanderlove Press is a small design studio based in Manahawkin, New Jersey specializing in modern calligraphy, hand lettering, and hand drawn illustrations! We offer everything from wedding invitations to every day greeting cards. Our goal is to help you celebrate all the big and small moments in your life with pretty paper goods. Take a look around our shop, learn about our custom order process, and send us a message to learn more about working together. We love finding creative, fun ways to celebrate your story.

Air Date: May 15, 2017
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LBI Region Report: Relay for Life May 20th

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer.

Join us at these events to bring communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.

Listen as we give you the inside scoop on the Southern Ocean County Relay for Life. The event is May 20, taking place at Southern Regional High School. Click here to find more information.

Air Date: May 8, 2017
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LBI Region Report: Terrace Tavern and the start of Small Biz Week

Join us as we kick off National Small Business Week here at the Jersey Shore. Learn about the many events happening, this week and next, for small businesses. Also our special guests will be Toby, Mike, Cassie, and Steve from the Terrace Tavern/Delaware Ave Oyster House to talk about the new chapter in their family’s business story.

he regional chamber has partnered with a variety of organizations to make National Small Business Week a local resource in the Long Beach Island Region. All are invited to participate in a business breakfast, pop up meeting, open houses and classes.

On Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3 the Southern Ocean County Chamber is celebrating National Small Business Week with a special Small Business Open House. The drop in events will take place at the Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce offices located at 265 West Ninth Street in Ship Bottom from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. where small business owners and entrepreneurs will have access torepresentatives from Ocean County SCORE for one on one mini business strategy sessions, SBA lenders for financial assistance for new and expanding business plans, Atlantic City Electric for business basics and Southern Ocean Chamber members for discussion on doing business locally.

During the May 2 session, bi lingual services will be provided for Hispanic business owners to familiarize themselves with some of these offerings. Santander Bank and Atlantic City Electric will be providing translators and Spanish speaking representatives. Additional events include:

May 4 & 5 -Food Safety Manager Certification course and exam The Southern Ocean Chamber is partnering with the LBI Health Department to co-sponsor this event on the second floor of Chamber building. Pre-Registration is required, a discounted fee for chamber members is $60 and includes course books. The event is closed, thank you to all who registered!

MAY 10 – Pick a morning or Afternoon meeting….

– Innovate & Caffeinate Small Business Breakfast At 815am, registration begins at Holiday Inn Manahawkin for Innovate and Caffeinate a breakfast meeting that packs in networking and dynamic speakers in under two hours. The cost is $20 with advance RSVP or $25 at the door. The speakers include New Jersey Tourism Industry Association Executive Director Joseph Simonetta discussing minimum wage, Air BnB, Transportation Trust Fund and other legislative issues affecting small business and resort communities. Mr. Simonetta is an experienced lobbyist and Government Relations Consultant to American Institute of Architects NJ, and the Hotel & Lodging Association and will share the latest happening in Trenton. In addition Sheryl Paynter Lead Lender Relations Specialist from the US Small Business Administration and Donald Schafer of Ocean County SCORE will present an overview of SBA programs and free business counseling – In partnership with Skye Gibson CFP

May 10- Small Business Pop UP in partnership with Ocean County Board of Realtors held at 330pm at vacant commercial location for touring. 912 W Bay Ave Unit 6 in Barnegat’s Acme Plaza. Refreshments will be served $10 suggested donation to benefit the Maximillian Foundation and Hope Sheds Light. Brief Keynote from Ocean County SCORE/SBA RSVP to Southern Ocean Chamber.

May 17 – Wind down the Small Business events, and gear up for summer with the chamber’s Annual Get Acquainted Summer Kick Off party at Panzone’s Restaurant in Beach Haven from 5-8pm Food, light conversation, networking, live music and a cash bar will be the perfect way to reconnect with those you met throughout the weeks leading up to the party. RSVP $25 Events are open to all business people, to contact Southern Ocean Chamber to reserve for any of the events that require an RSVP, please call 609 494 7211, stop in at 265 W Ninth Street Ship Bottom NJ. Go online to www.visitLBIregion.com , follow on social as @southernoceanchamber or @lbiregion

Air Date: May 1, 2017
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LBI Region Report: Wedding Road Show

Are you interested in participating in the LBI Wedding Road Show? In our 9th year, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce collaborates with wedding industry media, professionals and venues to bring destination weddings to the LBI Region. Brides and their entourages may register for free to attend an all day self-guided tour of seven venues showcasing dozens of local businesses who offer wedding services.

THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERS! The 2017 Wedding Road Show has filled vendor space for this year. Looking forward to a great event!

Air Date: April 17, 2017
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LBI Region Report: The Maximilian Foundation

The Maximilian Foundation is dedicated and committed to supporting bona fide programs that work with Children and Adolescents’ insecurities through Counseling, Substance Abuse Awareness and Education. The Foundation’s focus, efforts and mission are to help support those programs designed to strengthen individuals, build character and confidence, thus allowing Children and Adolescents to better cope with life’s challenges, develop strong life skills, and learn to believe in themselves.

Air Date: April 10, 2017
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Extra: Lori Pepenella speaks at the Barnegat Waretown Chamber

Lori Pepenella spoke at the April 6th meeting of the Barnegat Waretown Chamber of Commerce. Lori spoke about the many programs and events that the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is offering locally. These events include their April 12th Retail & Restaurant Management Boot Camp
Working with Ocean County College and Ocean County Commerce Coalition on presenting best practices for hiring, ordering, and gearing up for season. Featuring Chowderfest restaurant panel on successfully managing staff, customer service and increased demand.
Morning Meetings 8:30 Registration 8:45am Start Time .
Also discussed was the Wedding Road Show. Find all the details at visitlbiregion.com

Air Date: April 6, 2017
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LBI Region Report: A Little Bite Of Italy

A Little Bite of Italy in Surf City will be participating in the wedding road show this year. Listen as Bill and Lori speak with Debra from A Little Bite of Italy about the restaurant and deli. Plus we discuss the support that A Little Bite of Italy gives to the Lighthouse International Film Festival.

Ten years ago, Francis (Chef at A Little Bite of Italy), and Debra came here occupationally (as a Chef and quasi-accountant) with little knowledge of how to operate a deli. The concept was as foreign to them as America was to Francis at the time (a French national).

Over the years, they’ve immersed thereselves into discovering the community. They got to know neighbors, learned the ways of the island, the deli business and met their customers, who they call friends. They believe in giving back by helping to support and fundraise for various non-profit organizations, locally, regionally and state-wide.

Francis and Debra have a strong passion and commitment for their business and put their heart and soul into everything they do.

Air Date: April 3, 2017
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LBI Region Report: Ager Realty

Join us as we talk with Donn from Ager Realty about the start of the summer rental season and how beautiful vacations are on LBI.

 

Ager Realty, 3310 Long Beach Blvd. Brant Beach, NJ 08008

Phone: (609) 494-2560

Website: http://www.agerrealty.com

 

Air Date: March 27, 2017
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LBI Region Report: The MAX Challenge!

Join us as we talk with Gail from the MAX Challenge of Manahawkin.  THE MAX Challenge offers fitness, nutrition and motivation to help you transform your life in our exciting 10-week challenge!

Air Date: March 20, 2017
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LBI Region Report: Mike from Equity Prime Mortgage Calls In

Listen as we talk about the Pop-Up meeting March 8th and Mike Carvajal from Equity Prime Mortgage calls in to tell us about his business and the things that his company has done for the community. Equity Prime Mortgage is a big supporter of David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation.

Mike Carvajal is a licensed mortgage loan originator for Equity Prime Mortgage, a leading wholesale and correspondent mortgage banker. A graduate of mount saint Mary’s university, Mike has an extensive background in marketing and has been successful in the mortgage industry since 2001.

Air Date: March 6, 2017
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Extra – Ocean County Freeholder Director Vicari at the State of the Chamber

Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph Vicari spoke about the growth of business in Ocean County at the State of the Chamber Event that took place on February 8th, 2017.

Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, an experienced and staunch advocate for consumers, seniors, education, tourism, and the local business community, was named Director of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders during the 2017 Organization meeting.

Director Vicari promotes doing business locally through his “Buy in Ocean County” program. This ongoing effort has been emulated by several towns and business organizations throughout Ocean County. In 2014, his efforts to work with local businesses expanded with the creation of the Division of Business Development and Tourism.

Air Date: March 2, 2017
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Pinelands Brewing Company Stops By

Listen as we learn about this local brewery and get to sample some great local beer!

Air Date: February 27, 2017
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LBI Region Report: POP-UP Meeting time!

This week learn about the role of a realtor in the success of your business. Plus get the location of the first secret Pop-Up meeting location!

Innovate & End of Day Caffeinate POP UP Business Meetings
In partnership with Ocean County Board of Realtors
3:30 to 5pm
$10 at door to benefit Hope Sheds Light and Maximillian Foundation

Air Date: February 20, 2017
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Extra: State of the Chamber Opening Remarks

This is the introduction of the State of the Chamber event for the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce. Hear opening remarks from Chamber CEO Lori Pepenella, and Chamber President Jillian Elasasser. Hear about some of the projects and events the chamber has planned for 2017.

Air Date: February 14, 2017
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LBI Region Report: with Adam Binder of Creative Click Media

Adam Binder is the Founder of Creative Click Media. Listen as we learn more about Adam’s company and how he helps the businesses of the LBI Region.

Air Date: February 13, 2017
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LBI Region Report: Facebook Classes from OCC

Please join us for comprehensive two session Social Media and Updated Facebook for Business class presented by Ocean County College at Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Building Second Floor. Space is limited to 20 students per class
Social Media & Facebook for Business.
Choose morning session 2/16 & 2/23 Thursday 8:30am – 12:30pm (8hrs.)
Choose afternoon session 2/16 & 2/23 Thursday 1:00pm – 05:00pm (8hrs.)

RSVP to office 609 494 7211 or in person
Open for Business program fees:
$50 for non-member
$40 for Associate Chamber Member
$25 for Southern Ocean Professional Member
$10 for Southern Ocean Partner

Air Date: February 6, 2017
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LBI Region Report: Dreamscape Productions

This week listen as we gear up for the Super Bowl and have a chat with Dreamscapes Productions and the Band White Rabbit.

Air Date: January 30, 2017
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LBI Region Report Extra: Meet Opportunity NJ

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Listen as our regional chamber partners presented Opportunity NJ with President of New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Tom Bracken and Michele Siekerka President of NJ Business & Industry Association a non-partisan, grassroots advocacy coalition comprised of New Jersey interests representing employers, employees, business, trade groups, community organizations and other concerned citizens in the State. With no direct ties to political parties or government, ONJ serves as an independent voice to advocate for support policies that encourage job growth, affordability and prosperity in New Jersey.

Recorded 1/12/17

Air Date: January 27, 2017
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Women in Business Getting Organized

Starting the year off with making new connections should be a must for women doing business in the Long Beach Island Region.  Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled monthly roundtables hosted in women owned or operated businesses for the next several months as part of their 2020 Vision strategic plan. The first discussion will be held at Universal Cabinetry Design at 2500 Long Beach Blvd in Ship Bottom beginning at 10am on Tuesday January 31. This is a free networking event with RSVP to Southern Ocean Chamber office.

Air Date: January 23, 2017
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LBI Region Report: Half Year Event Schedule

Get a pen and paper or your favorite calendar program, and get ready to fill your schedule with some these events mentioned in this week’s show.

Air Date: January 16, 2017
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LBI Region Report 1-9-17 Interview

Air Date: January 9, 2017
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LBI Region Report: Barnegat Santa Stops By

Air Date: December 19, 2016
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LBI Region Report “Holiday Pet Edition” 12/12/16

Air Date: December 12, 2016
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LBI Region Report: Cookies and Pet Parades 12/05/16

Air Date: December 5, 2016
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LBI Region Report 11-28-16

Surf City Tree lighting and so much more.

Air Date: November 28, 2016
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LBI Region Report: Welcome back Thanksgiving Show

Air Date: November 21, 2016
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LBI Region Report 2-1-16

Air Date: February 1, 2016
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LBI Region Report 1-25-16

We meet the new Southern Ocean County Chamber President Andrea Driscoll and Coloring Books for Grownups make the #1 winter hobby.

Air Date: January 25, 2016
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LBI Region Report 11-30-15

Air Date: November 30, 2015
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LBI Region Report 11-23-15

Air Date: November 23, 2015
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LBI Region Report 11-9-15

Air Date: November 9, 2015
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LBI Region Report 10-26-15

Halloween Special!

Air Date: October 26, 2015
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LBI Region Report 10-19-15

Operation Halloween

Air Date: October 19, 2015
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LBI Region Report

Air Date: October 5, 2015
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LBI Region Report for 9-28-15

It’s Chowderfest Season!!

Air Date: September 28, 2015
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LBI Region Report 9-21-15

Air Date: September 21, 2015
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LBI Region Report 9-14-15

Air Date: September 14, 2015
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LBI Region Report 8-31-15

Pirates day is coming!

Air Date: August 31, 2015
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LBI Region Report 8-24-15

Air Date: August 24, 2015
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LBI Region Report 8-17-15

Air Date: August 17, 2015
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LBI Region Report 8-10-15

Lori’s Top 10 things to do on LBI.

Air Date: August 10, 2015
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LBI Region Report 8-03-15

Air Date: August 3, 2015
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LBI Region Report 7-27-15

Air Date: July 27, 2015
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LBI Region Report 7-20-15

David’s Dream and Believe

Air Date: July 20, 2015
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LBI Region Report 7-13-15

Stafford’s Got Talent!

Air Date: July 13, 2015
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LBI Region Report 7-06-15

Get the highlights from the June meeting of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce.

Air Date: July 6, 2015
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LBI Region Report 6-29-15

All about July 4th!

Air Date: June 29, 2015
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LBI Region Report 6-22-15

Air Date: June 22, 2015
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LBI Region Report 6-15-15

Listen as we speak with Mayor Davis from Beach Haven.

Air Date: June 15, 2015
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LBI Region Report for 6-08-15

Air Date: June 8, 2015
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LBI Region Report 6-1-15

Air Date: June 1, 2015
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LBI Region Report 5-18-15

Find out how the SBA can help your business.

Air Date: May 18, 2015
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LBI Region Report 5-11-15

Beach Haven Future

Air Date: May 11, 2015
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LBI Region Report 5-4-15

Small businesses are in the spotlight this week.

Air Date: May 4, 2015
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LBI Region Report 4-27-15

Spring is in the air and great art can be found on LBI!

Air Date: April 27, 2015
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LBI Region Report 4-20-15

The Taste benefit dinner is coming soon!

Air Date: April 20, 2015
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LBI Region Report 4-13-15

The Wedding Road Show is here!

Air Date: April 13, 2015
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LBI Region Report 3-28/15

This show is going to the dogs.

Air Date: March 30, 2015
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LBI Region Report 3-16-15

Continued highlights from the Winter Warm Up event!

Air Date: March 16, 2015
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LBI Region Report 3-9-15

Highlights from the Winter Warm Up, featuring ice cream trucks,  Jersey Shore weddings, and so much more!

Air Date: March 9, 2015
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Live from the Winter Warm Up

Listen as we speak with SOCC chamber president and St Francis Center.

Air Date: March 2, 2015
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LBI Region Report 2-23-15

Listen as we talk about the Winter Warm Up and Family Expo, and chat with the producer of the film “Land Fall”.  Plus we learn about the great things that Jetty has done for the community.

Air Date: February 23, 2015
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LBIRR for January 26th

Air Date: January 26, 2015
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LBI Region Report from 1/19/15

Air Date: January 19, 2015
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LBI Region Report

Santa stops by for his annual visit!

Air Date: December 22, 2014
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LBI Region Report 12/15/14

Learn about Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore.

Air Date: December 15, 2014
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LBI Region Report: 12/8/14

Every think about building a gingerbread house? Learn more in this episode of the LBI Region Report.

Air Date: December 8, 2014
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LBIRR 12/1/14

It’s parade time in Ship Bottom, learn all about it with this year’s Grand Marshal.

Air Date: December 1, 2014
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LBI Region Report 11/24/14

Join us as we enjoy breakfast at the JD Thomson Inn!

Air Date: November 24, 2014
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LBI Region Report: 11/17/14

Join us as we chat with Sean from the Lakewood Blueclaws about Blueclaws Charities and their fall raffle.

Air Date: November 17, 2014
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LBI Region Report 11/10/14

Learn about the Barnegat Chamber Car Show, Veterans Day events, and so much more.

Air Date: November 10, 2014
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LBI Region Report: Lots of resources for Business at the Shore

Find out about these events and more.

April 12 2017 -Retail & Restaurant Management Boot Camp
Working with Ocean County College and Ocean County Commerce Coalition on presenting best practices for hiring, ordering, and gearing up for season. Featuring Chowderfest restaurant panel on successfully managing staff, customer service and increased demand.
Morning Meetings 8:30 Registration 8:45am Start Time

Save the Date:
May 10 2017- Small Business Week /Tourism Week Breakfast
Arrange for state, county, or SBA to speak on small business in NJ and our summer marketing campaign

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LBI Region Report: Small Business Week is Coming

In this episode learn about the Taste dinner, Women’s Round Table, Non-profit forum, and National Small Business Week. May 2nd and 3rd there is a small business open house sponsored by SOCC and the Ocean County Chapter of SCORE. Also you can learn about some of the many open for business programs and classes.

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