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Drew Anlas

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER PRESIDENT...

Summer Kickoff at the Jersey Shore!

As we head towards warmer weather and the start of the tourism season here at the Jersey Shore that means we must be close to the 3rd Annual Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce Memorial Day Summer Kickoff celebration. This event signifies the unofficial start to summer where we welcome visitors down to the shore while highlighting chamber member restaurants and businesses to visit and utilize.

This year we will be featuring 4 area restaurants to visit where we will perform a ribbon cutting to signal the start of the summer tourism season. This event takes place on Friday, May 26th from 11:30 to 5:30 and all are welcome to attend. A limo bus will be available to take registered guests to each location throughout the day with Thunder 106.3 FM promoting the event.

I highlighted this event for a reason. The entire event is planned and administered by Jersey Shore Chamber members alone. No marketing or public relations firms are retained or hired for help. This shows the strength of our chamber through our committed members. From the event sponsors to the restaurants to the countless volunteers that make this event work, all are existing chamber members.

Our chamber's mission statement states; "Advance our region's economy, enhance our members' success and improve our quality of life". I feel that this kickoff event, along with the other promotional opportunities we as a chamber offer, keeps us in line with our mission. I applaud each and every one of you who has taken the time to volunteer on a committee or joined our marketing campaign. You have made a commitment to help the local vendors and chamber members succeed in what they do which helps keep the local economy thriving. Thank you for that!

For the remainder of the year we will be focusing on enhancing our committees. Our government and politics committee will be coordinating with the surrounding towns and municipalities to keep us abreast of any important regulatory changes that could or will affect membership. The golf Committee has their annual golf outing in June and can use volunteers. The Scholarship Committee has our fundraising BBQ in August. The Women in Business Council, Young Professionals group and Membership Committee with their New Member Meet and Greet events are held each quarter. And of course our Annual Osprey Awards Dinner in October and Holiday Gala in December are events not to be missed but in need of committee help and volunteers. These are just some of the committee opportunities that are available and in need of help. You will also benefit as a volunteer as you become more closely connected to the Jersey Shore Chamber and other members.

Thank you to all of our dedicated committee people, staff and board of directors, we appreciate all that you do to make this the best chamber of commerce around.

And thank you for your continued support of the Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce. We will continue to strive to help make you and the local economy prosper.

Sincerely,

Drew Anlas
Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce President
Cell (732)977-2096