Located at the Worden House

103 North Main Street
Forked River, NJ 08731
(609) 607-7670
 Office Hours : Fridays 9:00 - 4:30

Jan 13th Newsletter

1. NETWORKING:
Come out for a Networking Breakfast with the folks at Home Turf Yard and Home Maintenance on Wednesday morning, January 15, from 8:30 to 10:30 AM. FREE Breakfast and a great opportunity to network. SEE THE ATTACHED FLYER, and see you Wednesday morning at the Home Turf Offices, 3 Union Boulevard, Barnegat, NJ (next to the Rite Aid and across from Big Lots).

2. ADVERTISING/MARKETING:
The Chamber’s monthly full-color ad in the Southern Ocean Times is up for renewal for another 6 months (February to July 2014). Each full-color, business-card sized ad (3.25” x 2”) costs just $210 (which comes to just $35 per month). We have reservations from ConvexSERV, Guardian Garage Doors, LuAnn Ford, CPA, and Van Dyk Real Estate (Donna Gidley). With four slots filled, there are 10 slots still available, but we need at least six more filled before we can continue. IF WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH RESERVATIONS BY NEXT MONDAY, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE THE AD.

3. FROM JENNIFER GRAZIOSO, FORKED RIVER GAZETTE:
The Forked River Gazette is holding their 1st Cutest Baby Picture Contest for Ocean County Residents. Entries will be accepted from January 7 to February 13, 2014, and voting will take place from February 14 to February 28, 2014. Winners will be posted on the Forked River Gazette Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FRGazette), the Website (www.forkedrivergazette.com), and the March issue of the Gazette. For details and prizes, go tohttp://www.forkedrivergazette.com/the-forked-river-gazette-will-hold-their-1st-cutest-baby-picture-contest-for-ocean-county-residents/.

4. ADVERTISING/MARKETING:
We are gearing up for the first round of Welcome Bags for 2014. This is open to all members to get their marketing materials out to all new homeowners in Lacey Township. We need 75-100 pieces of your marketing items. This effort is being coordinated by Janet Levy-Minetti. For more information, please contact Janet directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

5. FUNDRAISER:
The Chamber is hosting the 3rd Annual Valentine’s Comedy Night Fundraising Event. Saturday, 2/15/14, 7pm-dinner, 8pm-show; $35 per person; Captain’s Inn. If you or someone you know wants tickets, they can be purchased in advance at the offices of Axis Builders, ConvexSERV Technology Solutions, the Captain’s Inn, and the Lacey Road branch of PNC Bank. Promises to be a good night out. SEE ATTACHED FLYER.

6. NETWORKING:
Axis Builders is hosting a Business After Hours on Thursday, March 20, 5:00 to 8:00 PM. FREE food, drinks, and another great opportunity to network with your fellow Chamber members and local business people. Axis Builders is located at 136 South Main Street (Rt. 9) Forked River, NJ (behind Mrs. Walker’s and Linda’s Pizza).

7. FUNDRAISER:
Save the date for Professional Wrestling. Saturday, March 29, 2014. Stay tuned for details.

8. MEETINGS:
We had great meeting on January 9, 2014, with Bob Goodyear from Ocean County SCORE as our keynote speaker (discussing the importance of business plans) and William Recevuto of the Urgent Care Group. Attached are copies of the meeting agenda and of the SCORE presentation.

Our next meeting is February 12, 2014. Our main speaker will be LuAnn Ford on current issues in taxes, and our member spotlight will be Dawn Malinowski from SocialTrend Internet Solutions. We still have a number of speaker and member spotlight slots open; if you or someone you know would like to present at an upcoming meeting, please contact Alan Thatcher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have any questions about the above, or if you have something to be included in next week’s e-mail, please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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