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Spring into Action with Google March 16

What about the analytics? As your regional Grow with Google partner, we encourage members to attend our next live stream taking place March 16 at our chamber building second floor conference center. Check in begins at 1130 am , with program running from noon to 130pm.

Start the next decade on the right foot by learning how to use Google Analytics to gain insights into how consumers engage with businesses online. Participating members will Learn best practices analyzing customer trends and turning these insights into actionable decisions.

There is no fee to attend to this event, Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members get priority seating. Space is limited, please RSVP to [email protected] or call 609 494 7211

Fanfare: Remotely Shop Retailers, Professional Services and Essential Businesses

Support our business community by utilizing  members goods and service options accessible online or by phone. Please see the list of essential services being offered as well as online shopping/consulting considerations during COVID-19 Restrictions. Visit often for updates in both these categories.

For daily updates and spotlights, follow us at @SOUTHERNOCEANCHAMBER on Facebook and Instagram and on Twitter follow as @LBIREGION

Essential Businesses
Automotive Barlow Buick GMC of Manahawkin Service Department open 609.597.4700
Automotive Manahawkin KIA Sales & Service Department open 844.770.8972
Automotive Parkertown Car Care Service Department open 609.296.4000
Automotive Petty Motorworks Open for repairs & service; non-contact customer drop off/pickup, pay by phone and more. 609.339.2939
Bank Manasquan Bank All drive-thru’s will operate with normal banking hours and clients may conduct all banking transactions there. For more information, please click on the link: https://bit.ly/2TLOlI8 844.626.2265
Bank TD Bank Limited hours in stores; early hours for seniors, drive through services 888.751.9000
Bank Ocean First Financial hardship assistance available. Visit website for details.Teller transactions can be conducted through drive through lanes. Some branches closed; check website for updates. 732.240.4500
Bicycle Shore Brake Cyclery Shop is open everyday from 9 am to 5 pm for in-store sales and services. Face coverings are required. Offering over the phone sales as well as pick-up and delivery for both sales and service requests when requested. 609.342.0480
Cleaning Drill Sergeant Cleaning Deep Cleaning & Sanitation 609.342.0208
Cleaning ServPro Manahawkin Deep Cleaning & Sanitation 609.549.0379
Construction Air Technical Services Essential business – open. Plumbing, heating, HVAC 609.494.1400
Construction Home Depot Essential business – open. In store pickup available; Closing daily at 6pm. Shop online or at location. 609.978.3600
Construction LBI Coastal Builders Essential business – open 609.494.9400
Construction Woodhaven Lumber & Millwork Essential business – open. Call or email for orders [email protected] 609.597.1118
Electrician Girgenti Electric Essential business – open. Call office for any assistance 609.597.4971
Garden Center/Nursery Bay Avenue Plant Company Call or email to discuss your ideas for your outdoor design. 609.361.8800
Garden Center/Nursery Reynolds Garden Shop & Floral Market Nursery & Store Open; Online & virtual shopping available. 609.597.6099
Landscaping/Maintenance David Ash Landscaping Full service landscape & hardscape company servicing Manahawkin, Long Beach Island and the rest of Ocean County, NJ. 609.494.7007
Landscaping/Maintenance Hut’s Landscape Service They offer an array of landscaping and home improvement services 609.698.0585
Landscaping/Maintenance Kline Brothers Landscaping Full service landscape & hardscape company servicing Manahawkin, Long Beach Island and the rest of Ocean County, NJ. 609.494.5838
Lodging Engleside Inn Hotel is open for overnight guests 609.492.1251
Lodging Hotel LBI Hotel Open for essential lodging services 609.467.8000
Lodging Mainland Kitchen + Pub Hotel Open for essential lodging services 609.481.6100
Medical Atlanticare Urgent Care Open seven days a week 830am – 8pm. 609.407.2273
Medical Coastal Volunteers in Medicine Non profit available to assist patients via
telemedicine, call clinic
Medical Seaview Orthopaedics Seaview Orthopaedics offices are Open and treating patient in office and via Telemedicine. 609.488.3988
Medical Southern Ocean Medical Center – Hackensack Meridian Convenient Care NOW mobile app, you can have a visit with a board-certified physician on your phone, your tablet or your computer. There’s no need to leave your house and risk further exposure. 609.978.8912
Medical Urgent Care Now Now offering virtual telemedicine services at home! Please call to schedule:609.978.0242. Walk-ins at each center still available for all your medical needs. 609.978.0242
Pest Control Absolutely American Pest Control Pest removal; mosquito & tick control; Damage repair, & more. 609.276.1437
Pet Grooming Lucky’s Bed & Biscuit Open for grooming appointments; Store open 609.597.9009
Plumbing Express Plumbing Essential business – open. Call office for any assistance 609.361.2727
Security 609 Security Security Services available. Ocean County’s Premiere Security Company – Serving the LBI Region for over 20 Years. NJ State SORA Certified Security Guards. 609.300.3555
Technology/Cellular AT&T stores -The Wireless Experience Stores are following the same schedule: Mon-Sat 11am-7pm and closed Sundays. Tap link to see open stores. 732.552.0050
Utilities Atlantic City Electric Suspending service disconnections and waiving new late payment fees through at least May 1. They will be working with customers on a case-by-case basis to establish payment arrangements and identify energy assistance options. 800.642.3780
Utilities NJR Home Services Essential business – open. HVAC, plumbing 877.705.7251
Veterinary Barnegat Animal Clinic Building closed; Shortened Office Hours. Please call to make appointment 609.693.2141
Veterinary Rancocas Veterinary Associates Open with normal operating hours during the COVID-19 situation. 609.812.5273
Veterinary Southern Ocean Animal Hospital Open with limited contact. Please call to make appointment 609.296.3655
Online Shopping and Services
Concierge LBI DreamMakers Rental & delivery of linens, towels, baby gear, and more. Please call for details. Can order online. 908.731.1174
Family Ocean County Library Online resources 609.597.3381
Family Tuckerton Seaport Visit from home; Online offerings with teach-at-home video clip resources and Visit Us from Home videos 609.296.8868
Financial Heartland Business Capital/Funding/Servicin 732.330.6107
Fishing Fisherman’s Headquarters Curbside pickup; shop 24/7 online; call to order & pay with credit card 609.494.5739
Fishing Surf City Bait and Tackle Call to check for availability/hours 609.494.2333
Floral Every Bloomin’ Thing Online store is open 609.693.6969
Floral Rose Garden Florist Online store is open 609.607.9013
Home Progressive Dimensions Virtual Quotes 609.622.4455
Insurance Anderson Insurance Agency Office is closed but staff is working remotely to answer phones and questions. 609.597.8507
Insurance/Real Estate Van Dyk Group Lending assistance with insurance vie email and phone 609.698.6900
Insurance/Real Estate Van Dyk Group Lending assistance with insurance vie email and phone 609.492.1511
Insurance/Real Estate Van Dyk Group Lending assistance with insurance vie email and phone 609.597.3667
Marketing and Branding Brandmark Small Business Survival Guide to ensure that you have the tools needed to keep your business running as smoothly and productively as possible. 732.691.6366
Online Cindy Kelly Kitchen Available via Facetime, Email/ Phone for quotes and inquiries. 732.995.9686
Online Coffee Bouteaque, The Now open for curbside pickup 8-12 daily. Simply order online for menu and shop items and select “local pick up”. We will be expanding our hours soon and will also be expanding to our juice bar menu too.Delivery available for coffee beans and more 609.492.2858
Online BSR Physical Therapy https://youtu.be/8E8iCYG16ho Exercise in your own home 609.698.1073
Online Jersey Charm Online orders available 609 529-0618
Online Windward at the Beach Beach Bucks are virtual gift cards. For a limited time we are offering a 10% bonus on Beach Buck purchases. Buy $100, get $110 value. Buy $1000, get $1100 value. Beach Bucks do not expire and they are good for any reservation. Great gifts too 609.492.4468
Personal Care Beach House Spa Exciting News: We opened a little online store and filled it with some SUPER cute Mother’s Day Bundles! To check it out, visit https://buff.ly/2VsMZCY! 609.342.1519
Pools & Spas A&R Pools Offering free local chemical and supply delivery for your pool and spa or curbside pick up. We are also doing over the phone pool and spa consultations.We are currently booking 2020 pool openings, liner replacements and equipment installations. Contact us today to get your spot. 609.698.0048
Real Estate Berkshire Hathaway Dreaming of summer on LBI??? Reluctant to sign a lease given our current situation? BHHS and our LBI homeowners understand your concern and have put in place “special term” rental properties where owners are accepting summer 2020 leases at no risk to you. Secure your rental today, knowing if LBI is closed, you will get a full, 100% refund! 609.597.5800
Real Estate G. Anderson Agency Agents on call to answer questions and inquiries 609.492.1277
Recreation Shore Brake Cyclery For services, repairs or purchases, please call or email at
[email protected] Gift Cards available online.
Retail Between the Sheets Online shopping 609.361.9297
Retail Bywatyr Available for phone orders; quotes & designing plans available. Visit their website 609.492.8965
Retail Farias Surf Shop Deals of the day on their website; Gift Cards available online 609.494.7368
Retail Firefire Gallery Furniture, apparel, home goods and more. visit website to order 609.361.7700
Retail Fireplaces Plus Inc. Pick Up/Delivery 609.597.3473
Retail Five O Six Boutique Online Sales; Shop their website & follow on Social Media for sale specials. Online boutique now open! 609.467.5306
Retail Gifted by the Sea Online shipping – curbside pickup or delivery 609.342.0219
Retail The Good Life Boutique Shop on their new website for homegoods, jewelry, apparel, Mother’s Day gifts and more! 609.494.0200
Retail Jetty Raised Glasses Initiative – created to support the 27 bars on LBI. Also check their Rising Tide Initiative – 10% of net profits from jettylife.com will go to local brick-n-mortar retail partners across the USA. 800.900.6435
Retail Reynolds Garden Shop & Floral Market Nursery & Store Open; Online & virtual shopping available. 609.597.6099
Retail Sink R Swim Online sales via website and Instagram 609.492.4554
Retail Swell Colors Glass Studio Online shop open; Custom stained glass orders available 609.494.7600
Retail Taylor Made Cabinets Showroom is open by appointment only. Please call us at 609-978-6900 to schedule a visit 609.978.6900
Retail YuleTIDE Online store is open 609.389.9612
Theatre Surflight Theatre Online ticketing available for ALL shows and Concerts. Discounted gift certificates available by calling 609 492 9477 609.492.9477
Transportation Shoo Boo Shuttle Open and scheduling services 732.300.3303
Yoga Yoga Bohemia Online yoga classes. Sign up for live & pre-recorded classes 609.389.9306

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NJBIZ lists Southern Ocean a Top Chamber of Commerce in the State

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is proud to share that our organization has once again earned the distinguished ranking of one of the Top 2020 Chambers of Commerce in our state. Currently, there are 123 professional chambers of commerce recognized to be performing at the industry level. The list marks the top 25, with Southern Ocean Chamber claiming 15th, a designation is an important one for the Long Beach Island Region business community and once again shows that the dedication of our members keep our organization strong.

With 106 years of advocacy, collaboration and innovation, we are honored to be able to serve continuously and with distinction as the only professional chamber in our region. Our modern, working chamber provides our small businesses in Lacey, Waretown, Barnegat, Stafford, Tuckerton, Little Egg Harbor, Beach Haven, Ship Bottom, LBT, Barnegat Light, Surf City and Harvey Cedars with the resources to sustain and succeed.

NJBIZ, New Jersey’s leading business journal, founded in 1987 and based in the Somerset section of Franklin Township, is well-known throughout the state and is the leading provider of business-to-business information, research and marketing solutions. For more information contact us at 609 494 7211

Shopping is Essential

While you’re visiting the LBI region, check out some of our shopping gems for special items, souvenirs and gifts. Our area is home to many artists and makers who create one-of-a-kind pieces that you can’t find anywhere else. Though some of your shops are now curbside pick up only, many are available to pre order online.

Find glorious colors in jewelry, clothing and hand made art. The colors of the region will elevate your home or your wardrobe and remind you of why this area is one of a kind.

Check back often for where to go for your favorite finds:

April 16 Non Profit Forum Outreaching in Digital Times

We have been dedicating resources for COVID-19 response. In an effort to assist non profit organizations, we partnered with Stockton University to bring their popular Non Profit Forum online for members to collaborate and learn. Meeting today’s need of relevance and connection, the April 16 forum will address “Non Profit Outreach In Digital Times” presented by Sara Faurot Crowley, Director of Alumni Relations. This informative program will be discussing trends in best practices for engaging donors and building an online presence for support by new methods. The Chamber will also be updating everyone on the activation of Non Profit Solutions program to help amplify organizations outreach, as well as other programs that are underway. The morning will begin at 10am and be presented on the zoom platform at no cost with RSVP email to [email protected] .

Sara has been the Director of Alumni Relations at Stockton University since 2003. She is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive alumni affairs program which includes more than 60 events each year. Under her leadership, opportunities for alumni engagement have grown significantly and focus on key areas of opportunity for alumni involvement and support. These include communications about University news and events, offering a wide variety of opportunities for alumni to volunteer for the University as mentors, committee members, board members and through community service activities, and encouraging the support of philanthropic opportunities across all areas. Sara grew up on Long Beach Island, received her B.A. from Columbia College and her M.A. from Lindenwood University.

For almost a decade, the Southern Ocean Chamber have been providing the free non profit forums several times a year which bring together volunteer and staffed nonprofits to share ideas, calendars, and have generated collaborations that still continue. RSVP is requested to the Southern Ocean Chamber office at 609.494.7211, email to [email protected] For more information please go to www.visitLBIregion.com or follow on social @southernocean and @lbiregion.

Details on Non Essential Construction and Essential Retail safeguards

Clarification to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 122:

 1.   The physical operations of all non-essential construction projects shall cease at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10. “Essential construction projects” include the following:

  • Projects necessary for the delivery of health care services, including but not limited to hospitals, other health care facilities, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.
  • Transportation projects, including roads, bridges, and mass transit facilities or physical infrastructure, including work done at airports or seaports.
  • Utility projects, including those necessary for energy and electricity production and transmission, and any decommissioning of facilities used for electricity generation.
  • Residential projects that are exclusively designated as affordable housing.
  • Projects involving pre-K-12 schools, including but not limited to projects in Schools Development Authority districts, and projects involving higher education facilities.
  • Projects already underway involving individual single-family homes, or an individual apartment unit where an individual already resides, with a construction crew of 5 or fewer individuals. This includes additions to single-family homes such as solar panels.
  • Projects already underway involving a residential unit for which a tenant or buyer has already entered into a legally binding agreement to occupy the unit by a certain date, and construction is necessary to ensure the unit’s availability by that date.
  • Projects involving facilities at which any one or more of the following takes place: the manufacture, distribution, storage, or servicing of goods or products that are sold by online retail businesses or essential retail businesses, as defined by Executive Order No. 107 (2020) and subsequent Administrative Orders adopted pursuant to that Order.
  • Projects involving data centers or facilities that are critical to a business’s ability to function.
  • Projects necessary for the delivery of essential social services, including homeless shelters.
  • Any project necessary to support law enforcement agencies or first responder units in their response to the COVID-19 emergency.
  • Any project that is ordered or contracted for by Federal, State, county, or municipal government, or any project that must be completed to meet a deadline established by the Federal government.
  • Any work on a non-essential construction project that is required to physically secure the site of the project, ensure the structural integrity of any buildings on the site, abate any hazards that would exist on the site if the construction were to remain in its current condition, remediate a site, or otherwise ensure that the site and any buildings therein are appropriately protected and safe during the suspension of the project.
  • Any emergency repairs necessary to ensure the health and safety of residents.

2.   Manufacturing businesses, warehousing businesses, and businesses engaged in essential construction projects must adopt policies that include, at minimum, the following requirements:

  • Prohibit non-essential visitors from entering the worksite;
  • Limit worksite meetings, inductions, and workgroups to groups of fewer than ten individuals;
  • Require individuals to maintain six feet or more distance between them wherever possible;
  • Stagger work start and stop times where practicable to limit the number of individuals entering and leaving the worksite concurrently;
  • Stagger lunch breaks and work times where practicable to enable operations to safely continue while utilizing the least number of individuals possible at the site;
  • Restrict the number of individuals who can access common areas, such as restrooms and breakrooms, concurrently;
  • Require workers and visitors to wear cloth face coverings, in accordance with CDC recommendations, while on the premises, except where doing so would inhibit the individual’s health or the individual is under two years of age, and require workers to wear gloves while on the premises. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings and gloves for their employees. If a visitor refuses to wear a cloth face covering for non-medical reasons and if such covering cannot be provided to the individual by the business at the point of entry, then businesses must decline entry to the individual. Nothing in the stated policy should prevent workers or visitors from wearing a surgical-grade mask or other more protective face covering if the individual is already in possession of such equipment, or if the businesses is otherwise required to provide such worker with more protective equipment due to the nature of the work involved. Where an individual declines to wear a face covering on the premises due to a medical condition that inhibits such usage, neither the business nor its staff shall require the individual to produce medical documentation verifying the stated condition.
  • Require infection control practices, such as regular hand washing, coughing and sneezing etiquette, and proper tissue usage and disposal;
  • Limit sharing of tools, equipment, and machinery;
  • Provide sanitization materials, such as hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, to workers and visitors; and
  • Require frequent sanitization of high-touch areas like restrooms, breakrooms, equipment, and machinery.

3.   All essential retail businesses, warehousing businesses, manufacturing businesses, and businesses performing essential construction projects must also adopt policies that include, at minimum, the following requirements:

  • Immediately separate and send home workers who appear to have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 illness upon arrival at work or who become sick during the day; and
  • Promptly notify workers of any known exposure to COVID-19 at the worksite, consistent with the confidentiality requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and any other applicable laws;
  • Clean and disinfect the worksite in accordance with CDC guidelines when a worker at the site has been diagnosed with COVID-19 illness;
  • Continue to follow guidelines and directives issued by the New Jersey Department of Health, the CDC and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, as applicable, for maintaining a clean, safe and healthy work environment.

4.   Where a business is authorized to maintain in-person operations, owners of buildings used for commercial, industrial or other enterprises, including but not limited to facilities for warehousing, manufacturing, commercial offices, airports, grocery stores, universities, colleges, government, hotels, and residential buildings with at least 50 units, shall adopt policies that, at minimum, implement the following cleaning protocols in areas where operations are conducted:

  • Clean and disinfect high-touch areas routinely in accordance with CDC guidelines, particularly in spaces that are accessible to staff, customers, tenants, or other individuals, and ensure cleaning procedures following a known or potential exposure in a facility are in compliance with CDC recommendations;
  • Otherwise maintain cleaning procedures in all other areas of the facility; and
  • Ensure that the facility has a sufficient number of workers to perform the above protocols effectively and in a manner that ensures the safety of occupants, visitors, and workers.

5.   Essential retail businesses that are still permitted to operate under Executive Order No. 107 (2020) must adopt the following policies:

  • Limit occupancy at 50 percent of the stated maximum store capacity, if applicable, at one time;
  • Establish hours of operation, wherever possible, that permit access solely to high-risk individuals, as defined by the CDC;
  • Install a physical barrier, such as a shield guard, between customers and cashiers/baggers wherever feasible or otherwise ensure six feet of distance between those individuals, except at the moment of payment and/or exchange of goods;
  • Require infection control practices, such as regular hand washing, coughing and sneezing etiquette, and proper tissue usage and disposal;
  • Provide employees break time for repeated handwashing throughout the workday;
  • Arrange for contactless pay options, pickup, and/or delivery of goods wherever feasible. Such policies shall, wherever possible, consider populations that do not have access to internet service;
  • Provide sanitization materials, such as hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, to staff and customers;
  • Require frequent sanitization of high-touch areas like restrooms, credit card machines, keypads, counters and shopping carts;
  • Place conspicuous signage at entrances and throughout the store, if applicable, alerting staff and customers to the required six feet of physical distance;
  • Demarcate six feet of spacing in check-out lines to demonstrate appropriate spacing for social distancing;
  • Require workers and customers to wear cloth face coverings while on the premises, except where doing so would inhibit that individual’s health or where the individual is under two years of age, and require workers to wear gloves when in contact with customers or goods. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings and gloves for their employees. If a customer refuses to wear a cloth face covering for non-medical reasons and if such covering cannot be provided to the individual by the business at the point of entry, then the business must decline entry to the individual, unless if the business is providing medication, medical supplies, or food, in which case the business policy should provide alternate methods of pickup and/or delivery of such goods. Nothing in the stated policy should prevent workers or customers from wearing a surgical-grade mask or other more protective face covering if the individual is already in possession of such equipment, or if the business is otherwise required to provide such worker with more protective equipment due to the nature of the work involved. Where an individual declines to wear a face covering on store premises due to a medical condition that inhibits such usage, neither the essential retail business nor its staff shall require the individual to produce medical documentation verifying the stated condition. 

Play by Play Week Three: Reopening Safely


Let us know about your reopening plans! Fill out the Reopening Form below!

Step 1: Communicating with Employees

There are rules, and there are rules. Every business may have its own program in mind for safety guidelines. Posting signage to remind employees of what your management team is expecting. Every business has the obligation to keep their staff informed of their responsibilities to keep the workplace safe. See Internal Signage Download options in Step 3.

Step 2: Alerting Patrons, Clients and Guests

Welcome all who enter with what they need to know before they get inside or at curbside. Post easy to read signs with clear directions on policies, maximum capacity, or payment process. See Visitor Signage Downloads in Step 3.

Step 3: Signage

These signs are to provide guidance to help you enforce your reopening plan and stay in compliance with local and state orders. Please review and print as needed.

Printable Signs:

  • Face Mask
  • Max capacity
  • 6 feet apart
  • Practice social distance
  • Please wait here

Customizable Signs:

  • Our Curbside Pick up Policy
  • Our Check-Out Policy
  • Our COVID 19 Safety Policy (for Public)
  • Our COVID 19 Safety Policy (for Staff)
  • Please remember to (for Staff)

Play By Play Week Two: Making A Clean Restart

PLAY BY PLAY – WEEK TWO: Making a Clean Restart

STEP 1: Sending a healthy message

Tourism trends for this summer are making both employees and patrons feel comfortable and confident. We will be sharing our community safety messages from our local EMS and municipalities as the news of reopening is confirmed along with up to date beach and town ordinances on how we as a destination is responding to putting community health into all we do.

Our paid advertising will be driving visitors to our visitLBIregion website and social media channels will be refreshing what information is available or has changed. This week we are referencing key statewide recommended reopening lists for you to evaluate with your own needs:

STEP 2: Access To Supplies

All the plans and checklist revolve around providing additional sanitizing stations and personal use items. Does your workplace have needed items? 

There is interest in our chamber coordinating a Hand Sanitizer/Cleaning product preferred pricing directory for our members can have access to products. We are looking to gauge interest, please fill out the Week 2 Survey below.

Providing patron and employee access to sanitizer products should be part of every reopening plan.

STEP 3: Reopening the workplace for staff

Best practice when businesses may begin to reopen for offices and workspaces have been considered. Below are some suggestions on how to share new policies and prepare our staff for a new return to work

1. Return to Work Guide list:

Crafting emails, signage and digital workbook:

  • What you are doing to help keep the workplace safe and to support you- health protocols including masks, work schedule, business plan, social distancing measures.
  • What new policies you expect to implement to help keep the workplace safe: remote work options, proper handwashing, social distancing, and fewer in-person meetings.

2. Review and Update Current Sick Leave and PTO Policy with your HR professional or advisor.

3. Health and Safety Guidelines- consider several levels of screening to ensure a safe workplace— self-screening, coworkers’ observations at work, and employer monitoring of symptoms.

Self-monitoring: Discuss with HR
Employer monitoring: Employers have the authority to set up a monitoring station at the entrance.

Workplace Guidelines:

  • Maintain 6 feet apart from other individuals
  • Supply employees with proper gloves and facemasks, especially if social distancing is not an option
  • Routinely disinfect high-touch surfaces
  • If possible, implement one-way walking paths
  • Respect others and maintain an understanding of one another’s’ issues.
  • If the timeclock requires touching by hands, provide sanitizing wipes, and employees must wipe down after touching.
  • Having policies in place for employers and employees to follow is important:
  • Self-Screening at home
  • Monitoring of symptoms (including fever) by an employee

Play By Play Week One: Getting Prepped

Get involved in the campaign

We are with you play by play this summer, with new chapters being written to keep our campaign relevant and your feedback going. Get on board with our first play of the season.

Understanding that Federal and State Guidelines will play an important role in consumer confidence. We will be launching our REFRESH 2020 campaign that prioritizes our Welcome messaging to all consumers.  As both personally and professionally we move through the various phases of reopening, this initiative will allow us the opportunity to encourage those who live, invest and visit our community to reconnect with us.

Our goal is to capture the conversation that allows us to bring our destination and unique assets to returning and new consumers. This integrated marketing approach that includes  visual and vibrant resource material that will be tied into larger networks that will allow us to compete effectively in the summer travel marketplace and into 2021.


STEP 1: Review Best Practices For Consumers

Prepare and Keep your Patrons Safe

While reopening regulations have not been set, use this time to view best practices that are in line within current  CDC Guidelines and state ordinances, here are the most common social distancing ideas that are fueling reopening in resort areas:

  • Tape marking of 6 feet apart in service, attraction and pick up queues
  • Staff to regularly wipe down surfaces in timed intervals
  • Allowing vulnerable staff to work remotely or in a restricted exposure capacity
  • All employees required to wear facemasks
  • Hand sanitizer at each at entry/exit
  • Temperature checks for staff prior to shift (temp above 100.4 must not enter premises)
  • Wipe down of all railing and door surfaces regularly
  • Contactless Check-in
  • Seamless order and pick up/delivery system
  • Electronic Check-Out
  • Self-Parking
  • No Wait Scheduling for on-premises activity
  • Phase 1:  recommends 50% capacity
  • Phase 2: recommends 75% capacity

STEP 2: Identify Your Business Preliminary Plans 

We interact with consumers on various levels, from social media to direct conversation. Our marketing efforts will rely on knowing the answers about your business.How have you adapted social distancing? Please submit your completed survey below.

STEP 3: Going Digital With The Details 

Prepare for the upcoming launch of our new blog and consumer-centric visitLBIregion.com website, as well as branded Summer Refresh Campaign on all social platforms, digitally promoted at all Tri State Travel Plazas and live linked to various travel site banner ads throughout the summer and fall. This year is all about the details. Consumers will be looking for details, so there are no surprises regarding policies and procedures from shopping, dining, check-in practices, and services. Our ongoing campaign will be focused on providing information to help keep comfort zones in place.