Chamber News Update

April 2022

Breakfast Club

Wednesday, May 4th, 8am

444 Ocean Boulevard North

Long Branch, NJ

This month's Breakfast Club is Wednesday, May 4 at 8am at Amy's Omelette House, Ocean Blvd. Long Branch. Our guest speaker is Bailey Taft from the Shore House. Make your reservation now by clicking on the link below, or calling /emailing the Chamber Office.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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April Networking Event April 28, 2022 at Long Branch Distillery. Please Join Us !!!

April Networking Event

Thursday, April 28th, 5:30-7:30pm

199 Westwood Avenue

Long Branch, NJ

There is still time to sign up for this month's Networking Event at the Long Branch Distillery,

Thursday, April 28, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Meet and network with members of the Greater Long Branch business community. Enjoy drinks made at the Long Branch Distillery and enjoy delicious treats from Tuzzio's Italian Cuisine. Click on the link below to RSVP.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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May Networking Event

Tuesday, May 24th, 5:30-7:30pm

149 Brighton Avenue

Long Branch, NJ

Join us for a fun Networking Event at Jack's Goal Line, 149 Brighton Ave. Long Branch.

Cash Bar, Light Fare, and Networking. Please RSVP to the Chamber Office

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Sponsors are needed for Oceanfest at Long Branch

The Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce is very excited to have Oceanfest at Long Branch back this year.

We are asking businesses to help by becoming sponsors for this event. Any amount, big or small would be appreciated.

Please read the following letter explaining Oceanfest at Long Branch.

On Monday, July 4, 2022, the Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Long Branch will be celebrating the 30th fabulous year of “Oceanfest at Long Branch”, now the State’s premier regional Fourth of July celebration. We are so excited to be back celebrating the 4th of July once again.

The event takes place on the Oceanfront Promenade and spans more than one half mile of Boardwalk adjacent to Pier Village. Oceanfest has always been a wonderful family-oriented event. Returning this year will be our popular professional sand sculpting, all day musical entertainment, original arts and crafts, food festival, children’s entertainment and of course, a world class firework display which promises to be bigger than ever.

The highlight is the fabulous fireworks display, which as a corporate sponsor can be viewed at our “Evening Under the Stars” reception, which begins at 7:00 p.m.

Sponsorship Participation levels can be tailored to meet your needs.

Please feel free to call 732-222-0400 or email at to discuss your participation. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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Advertise on the Chamber Website from July 1 to December 31, 2022

Long Branch Chamber Member’s Exclusive Offer!

The Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce is offering to our members the ability to advertise on the Chamber’s website for 2022. Call the Chamber office at 732-222-0400 to secure your ad on our website.

The Chamber website is the “go to” place to find out what the Chamber is doing in Long Branch. The site also includes a business directory, events calendar, and the ability to pay your dues online. These are just some of the features offered to our members and visitors.

Since the launch of our web site, we have had over 1million views since the web site went live. These numbers will continue to grow as we proactively send members and visitors to the site.

We only offer SIX exclusive ads on our website to give advertisers the most visibility and opportunity for click throughs. Currently, we have 2 Ad spaces available.

Advertising rates are bi-annual starting JULY 1, 2022. Advertising will be opened to non-members (for an additional $200) after the special promotion period for members only if spots remain available.

July 1 – December 31, 2022


Ad Position

(2 sets of 3 ads per group)

Member Rate *


All ads measure 300 px X 250 px and must be provided camera ready in either jpg or png formats. (no PDFs).

Ad Positions - Homepage ads run horizontally; Subpage ad run vertically on right sidebar. See mockup for ad positions.


Included on home page and all subpages



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Included on home page and all subpages


Payment due at time of agreement. * Member Rate prices is for 6 months.

Call us today at 732-222-0400

Please notify the Chamber Office ASAP if you are interested in

advertising on the Chamber Website. The latest is June 1, 2022

The New Plastic Bag Ban Law

The NJ Department of Environmental Protection just released additional FAQs on the new Plastic Bag Ban Law. This latest round of FAQs addresses various issues such as curbside pickup/home delivery services, prepared food, straws and an explanation for some exemptions. This builds on the latest round of questions businesses have sought answers from NJDEP on the implementation process and eCommerce delivery.

The NJDEP Get Past Plastic website that hosts this information is available here. Once on the website scroll down to the “Frequently Asked Questions” section. You must click the various question sections listed 1-through-5 to find the new answers starting at Section (1.20). Upon clicking a question section, you will see the latest questions bolded with “New” listed to the right of the question.

We are two weeks away from implementation so please continue to check out the resources on the websites below:


If your organizations have any questions, you can refer them to NJBAC’s “Live Chat” and 1-800-JERSEY-7, Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm.

Garden State Park Way Road Construction at Exit 105

The project consists of four work areas (Work Areas A, B, C, and D). To complete each work area, a full closure of that ramp will be required and traffic will be detoured to either Interchanges 102 or 109.

Work Area A

is the ramp structure from the toll plaza to the southbound inner (Express) roadway (i.e., Ramp E1) and includes Structures 106.3I, 106.4NO and 106.4A. The detour for Work Area A will either take you south on Route 18 to Exit 102 or north on the GSP to make a U-turn at Exit 109.

Work Area B

is the ramp structure from the southbound outer (Local) roadway (i.e., Ramp E2) and includes Structures 106.4I and 106.4NO. The detour for Work Area B will take you off the GSP SB at Exit 105 onto Wayside Road. Local roads will be used to take you back to Route 36.

Work Area C

is the ramp structure from the southbound inner (Express) roadway (i.e., Ramp E3) and includes Structures 106.4I and 106.4NO. The detour for Work Area C will take you down to Exit 102 and north to Route 36 via local roads.

Work Area D

is the ramp structure from from the toll plaza to the northbound inner (Express) lanes (i.e., Ramp E4) and includes Structure 106.5NO. The detour for Work Area D will utilize the GSP northbound outer (Local) roadway.

The project will be completed in two stages. Stage 1 will start in the spring of 2022 and will include the full closure of ramps associated with Work Areas C and D. This stage is expected to take approximately nine months, with completion scheduled for fall of 2022.

Upon completion of Stage 1, Stage 2 will begin with the full closure of Work Areas A and B. Work Area A will take approximately seven months and has a milestone completion date of May 15, 2023. Work Area B will take approximately two additional months, continuing through the summer of 2023.

Please be aware of the road construction at Garden State Parkway Exit 105. Go to this website for more information (cut and paste the link below into your web browser).

The Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce

If you have any questions, or if you want to RSVP to our events or if you like to host an event, please contact us at the Chamber office.

Pauline Poyner, President 732-766-3330

Michael Sirianni, Executive Director 732-222-0400

Email us at

A Special Thank You To Our Sponsors

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