Located at the Worden House

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

Notes from the LCC Board

Couple of brief notes from the LCC Board:


A. Should you want an article or a pdf included in these weekly email blasts to our members, send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday evening for Friday mailing.


B. Check your listing on the LCC Website at, laceychamberofcommerce.com if your not listed do the following,
1. go to the web site,
2. click on become a member-join now
3. at the bottom of the page click on New Member Directory Submission and take a couple of minutes to fill out so we can post your business info to our web page and Facebook.
4. or click on This link and get busy
5. Questions or suggestions, call or email Lyle Smith 609-713-7155 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


C. Get you comedy night tickets, check web site for more info.


D. The Lacey Chamber of Commerce Presents a night of professional wrestling on Saturday March 29th at Lacey High School 73 Haines Street Lanoka Harbor. Doors open at 6:30 with 7:35 ring time. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Lacey FBLA. WWE Hall of Fame Legend, Rikishi will be in action, as well as ROH Star Brett the Threat Titus, with many others.


E. Items of interest from members:


1. From the Lacey Library, upcoming events:
For children:

2/6, 4pm Thursday – “The Art of Faith Ringgold” - Collage Art. Come and express yourself like artist Faith Ringgold. Ages 7 and up. Registration required.

2/26, 10:30 am, Wednesday – “Mr. Scott the Music Man”, Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Registration required.


For Teens:

2/13, 7:00 pm, Thursday – “Chocolate Appreciation Night” - Join us to celebrate the love of all things chocolate! Trivia, games, tastings and more. Please let us know of any food allergies. For teens ages 13-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lacey Library. Registration required.

2/20, 7:00 pm, Thursday – “African American Comic Book Characters” - Ocean County Library’s own Chris Barnes will trace the development of African American characters in mainstream comics. Adults and teens ages 12 and up. Registration required.


For Adults:

2/11, 6:30 pm, Tuesday – “Meet the Mayor” – come meet Mayor Gary Quinn at the library in a comfortable, informal setting.

2/22, 2:00 pm, Saturday - Shame the Devil: “An Audience with Fanny Kemble” – Actress Linda Turash performs a dramatic reading that highlights the1850s diaries of a British actress who marries a United States plantation owner. Share her journey and insights as she discovers the horrors of slavery, and takes action against it—much to the anger of her husband. In costume. Registration required

2/24, 7:00 pm, Monday - “Transition to Adult Life” - Presented by the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, this workshop will discuss issues relating to transitioning from school to adult life, identifying outcomes and developing goals as part of the IEP process. Parents and students will become knowledgeable regarding resources in the community in order to build linkages, and ensure a dignified life as a contributing citizen. Registration required.

2. From Frank Monetti, CPA, MACCTI got a call from a client last night, and he told me someone called him that morning claiming to be from the IRS. They claimed he owed a large amount of money from prior years back to 2008, and had sent him certified letters. They had responses for all his objections, and they actually stayed on the phone with him while he went around town getting money. They told him they would come arrest him and take away his driver’s license if he didn’t comply. I had a hard time figuring out exactly what happened because he was pretty worked up (he doesn’t speak very clearly), but it sounded like he actually wired some money before he decided to call the police.

This client is very well educated, so it just goes to show anyone can fall victim. The moral of the story is, if you hear from the IRS, CALL THE POLICE, THEN YOUR TAX PREPARER OR ATTORNEY. The IRS doesn’t email or call, and will certainly not lock you up on the same day for unpaid income tax. If you can’t reach a professional, find another phone and call the IRS directly to verify any supposed amounts due


See you at the next meeting February 12th at the Captains in 6:30pm.

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