Toms River Green Team sponsors “Spring Six” Parks Challenge

      Contact:  Stacy Proebstle                                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Public Information Officer                                                                         Friday, March 23, 2018 Township of Toms River (732) 341-1000 Ext. 8234   Toms River Green Team sponsors “Spring Six” Parks Challenge (Toms River, NJ) Love the outdoors?  Whether you enjoy playing sports, the water or simply taking in a breathtaking view, you can do it all at Toms River’s beautiful parks. From March 30 – April 8, the Toms River United Sustainability Team (TRUST), is challenging residents to get out and get active in six of Toms River’s beautiful parks. The Toms River United Sustainability Team is proud to partner with Keller Williams Realtors “The O’Shea Group” and Dakan Homes to provide over $450 in prizes.  Awards will be provided for Best Individual Photo, Best Video, Best of All 6 Parks (photo or video), Fan Favorite (most likes) per age category for elementary, middle and high school students.  In addition, prizes for all around categories will be awarded for Best Promoter (most tags back) and Best Group/Team Picture. To join the challenge and be eligible for prizes, go to the TRUST Facebook page @sustainableTRNJ, and sign up for the event by clicking “going” on the event page.  Then

By | 2018-03-26T19:07:18+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Toms River Green Team sponsors “Spring Six” Parks Challenge

Ocean County Mall Statement Regarding Sears – update

SIMON BEGINS TRANSFORMATIONAL REDEVELOPMENT AT  OCEAN COUNTY MALL Toms River, NJ April 9, 2018 —Simon, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, has announced a transformational redevelopment for Ocean County Mall. The plan includes more stores, dining and fitness for Ocean County Mall with construction to start this fall with completion by early 2020. “We are excited to redevelop the former Sears store with uses that will benefit the community and the existing retailers in these properties,”said Michael E. McCarty, Chief Operating Officer, Simon Malls. About Ocean County Mall Ocean County Mall, located in Toms River, NJ, is the area's ONLY indoor shopping mall. Whether you're a fashionista, an electronics nut or you need something for the kiddies, we've got you covered with our 120 specialty stores. Hungry? We can help with that too, whether you want to bring the family to Applebee's, Ichiban, Bahama Breeze, Stewart's or just grab a coffee at Starbucks. About Simon Simon is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of

By | 2018-04-16T21:11:25+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Featured|Comments Off on Ocean County Mall Statement Regarding Sears – update

A Commerce Wish List on Minimum Wage Issue

Higher minimum wage is coming; the question is how gradually it will be phased in, and whether some seashore tourism businesses will be exempted, commerce leaders said at a recent seminar. From the national and state chambers of commerce, area businesses heard the latest on that and other upcoming policies that will potentially impact small businesses. Thomas M. Sullivan, vice president of Small Business Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Thomas Bracken, president and CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, spoke at the luncheon held by the Ocean County Commerce Coalition and sponsored by TD Bank. A delegation from the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce was at the event, held in Toms River. “We have a governor who campaigned heavily on a $15 minimum wage,” Bracken began. “I don’t want to speak for the room, but I think it probably scares the majority of folks sitting in this room who look at their business models and say, ‘What do I do with a $15 minimum wage, and how am I going to have to raise prices or who am I going to have to lay off?’ “Minimum wage is going to change; there is no two ways about it,” he

By | 2018-03-07T13:43:14+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Business Advice, Chamber News|Comments Off on A Commerce Wish List on Minimum Wage Issue

Freeholder Director Little Thanks Local Congressmen For Their Efforts To Stop Gas And Oil Drilling Off The New Jersey Coast

IT LOOKS LIKE Ocean County dodged a bullet, thanks in part to the efforts of US Representatives Chris Smith, Tom MacArthur and Frank LoBiondo, all R-NJ. “Recent press reports say that the Department of the Interior is no longer interested in pursuing off-shore drilling off of Southern New Jersey,” said Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little. Little said the Congressmen met recently with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who indicated that drilling at the Jersey Shore is no longer a priority. According to published reports, the delegation was confident that New Jersey would be removed from the list of potential drilling sites, with Smith going as far as to say, “I think for all practical purposes we won’t be seeing oil drilling off the coast of New Jersey." The Freeholders praised the Congressmen for their willingness to fight for the Shore. “There is no need to tell you about the environmental and economic benefits of the coastline,” the Freeholders said in a letter to each representative. “Tourism is an annual $4.6 billion industry in Ocean County alone. Our sandy beaches and pristine waterways are the reason so many people choose to both visit and live in Ocean County. Protecting these resources has

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