Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant Applications available Tuesday Nov 17

Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant Applications are available Tuesday, Nov 17th. The Ocean County Freeholders, in partnership with the NJ Redevelopment Authority, are offering a free webinar to discuss this opportunity, eligibility and how to apply. JOIN THE WEBINAR on Monday, Nov 16th,11am with this link: Grant awards up to $30,000 for Ocean […]

NJEDA Launches Phase 2 of PPE Access Program

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced today that it will launch Phase 2 of the NJ Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program tomorrow, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. At that time, New Jersey-based small businesses and nonprofit organizations with 100 or fewer employees will be able to apply to receive 25 […]

Information for Workplace Health Protocol Exec Order 192

This executive order requires both private and public employers to follow health and safety protocols that will serve to protect their in-person workforces.  The Order mandates that as of 6:00 a.m. on November 5th, all employers, at minimum, require individuals at the worksite to maintain at least six feet of distance from others,  protocols also […]

NJEDA Announces $70 Million Phase 3 COVID-19 Grant Program

Recognizing the significant need for relief, the NJEDA anticipates Phase 3 of the Grant Program will be oversubscribed. To streamline the application process, the Authority is requiring all applicants to pre-register online. Applications will become available on a rolling basis following the pre-registration period. Pre-registered applicants will need to return to complete an application based […]

Fall Non Profit Forum Building Bridges to Inclusion

Join us and our partners at the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission to bring the latest initiative: Building Bridges Fostering Inclusion to the Long Beach Island Region. This virtual forum will be held on October 22 at 4pm via zoom. There is no cost to attend. The Building Bridges program encourages institutions to develop […]

Southern Ocean Chamber partners with SBA to Bring Updated Loan Forgiveness Webinar Aug 5

Join us for a livestream session for businesses ready to submit their Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness information to their lender. The region’s chamber will present “SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Webinar ll – New Information on the Forgiveness Process and working with your Lender” on Wednesday August 5 at 11am through the Zoom […]

Business Resource Response Page for COVID-19

Our business community plays a vital role in assisting with providing accurate information to consumers, employees and partner organizations. As a regional chamber of commerce who operates a public visitor center, we have gathered the best practices and resources to help our area respond. Businesses of all sizes and industries should be prepared as possible […]


OCEAN COUNTY has partnered with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to provide $10 million in grants to small businesses in Ocean County affected by the coronavirus pandemic. “We are pleased to be able to provide this funding to our businesses here in Ocean County,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari. “Our […]

Southern Ocean Fourth Annual Home Town Security Seminar an Informative Success

Our June 3 collaboration with the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell, New Jersey State Police, US Department of Homeland Security, and FEMA was held online with dozens in attendance. This annual event brings together experts from Federal, State, County and local authorities to discuss with business and community leaders the importance of security […]