ULTA COMING TO OCEAN COUNTY MALL

For more information, contact: Erin Barbato                                                                Erin.Barbato@simon.com   ULTA COMING TO OCEAN COUNTY MALL TOMS RIVER, N.J.  June 17, 2019 -- Simon®, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations today announced that leading beauty retailer Ulta Beauty will be coming to Ocean County Mall and opening in 2020. Ulta Beauty is another key element of the lifestyle portion of the redevelopment on the Oak Avenue side of Ocean County Mall where the former Sears store was located. Today’s news continues the excitement at the Jersey Shore’s retail hub as BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse®, Homesense, and LA Fitness have all been announced recently as new arrivals at Ocean County Mall. Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) is the largest U.S. beauty retailer and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. In 1990, Ulta Beauty reinvented the beauty retail experience by offering a new way to shop for beauty – bringing together all things beauty, all in one place. Today, Ulta Beauty has grown to become the top national retailer offering the complete beauty experience. Ulta Beauty brings possibilities to life through the power of beauty each and every day in stores and online with more than 25,000 products from approximately 500

By | 2019-06-17T15:30:58+00:00 June 17th, 2019|Chamber News, Featured|0 Comments

What would life be like without social media?

Congratulations to our member Creative Click Media for being featured on NEWS 12 New Jersey!  NEWS 12 New Jersey http://newjersey.news12.com/clip/14829410/what-would-life-be-like-without-social-media A trending topic on Twitter this week posed the question of what would life be like without social media. The topic prompted thousands of responses from people wondering what it would be like to not be connected to each other at all times. News 12 New Jersey also asked the question of our viewers. Many said that a life without social media would be much more productive – work would get done and the world could be more peaceful and filled with less drama. But others said that no social media would mean being less connected to loved ones and not as aware of troubles going on in the world. There is no doubt that social media has its good aspects and its bad ones. “Some people use it to stay in touch with friends and family. Some people use it to stay up to date with current events…some people just use it to fill spare time,” says Adam Binder with Creative Click Media. Binder says without social media, his company would not exist. Creative Click Media’s main focus is

By | 2019-05-23T12:21:56+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|Chamber News, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jets and M&T Bank to Award Local Business with Sponsorship Assets Worth $100,000 as Part of Annual Small Business Showcase

The New York Jets are calling for all eligible* local small businesses to enter the New York Jets Small Business Showcase presented by M&T Bank. Following the application period, five small business finalists will be invited to attend Pitch Night at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center during the week of July 22nd, where they will present to a panel of Jets and M&T Bank executives for final consideration. The winning small business will receive sponsorship assets valued at $100,000 with the New York Jets for the 2019 football season. Eligible small businesses must submit a completed application for consideration between May 2, 2019 and May 31, 2019. All eligible entries received during the submission period will be judged on the following criteria: Completion of application, depth of community involvement, worthiness of business and brand, business and sponsorship category “fit” to partner with the New York Jets and M&T Bank. For more information on the New York Jets Small Business Showcase please visit www.newyorkjets.com/smallbusiness. Assets (subject to change based on availability and brand fit) Include:** Ten EY Coaches Club tickets Stadium signage for all Jets home games Commercial units in Jets gameday radio broadcasts on 98.7 ESPN Opportunity to have an

By | 2019-05-09T11:23:42+00:00 May 9th, 2019|Business Advice, Chamber News, Featured|Comments Off on Jets and M&T Bank to Award Local Business with Sponsorship Assets Worth $100,000 as Part of Annual Small Business Showcase

Guide To The New Paid Sick Leave Law, effective October 29, 2018

GUIDE TO THE NEW PAID SICK LEAVE LAW Assembly Bill No. 1827, concerning earned sick leave for employees, was recently signed into law and goes into effect October 29, 2018. General Information: Sick leave applies to all workers, full- and part- time, employed in the State of New Jersey, with the exception of: construction workers under contract pursuant to collective bargaining: per diem healthcare employees; or public employees already provided with sick leave. Beginning on October 29, 2018, or on the date that the employee is hired (whichever occurs later) employee earns one (1) hour os sick leave for every 30 hours of work. Sick leave must be paid at the same rate and with the same benefits that the employee normally earns. The pay rate shall not be less than minimum wage. Employees can use sick leave after 120 calendar days from start of their employment. Employees can earn up to 40 hours over a 12-month consecutive period, also known as benefit year. Employers cannot require the employee using sick leave to find a replacement to cover the hours that they are using sick leave. To learn more: State Chamber Paid Sick Leave Guide (1)

By | 2018-09-14T15:29:02+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Business Advice, Chamber News, Featured|2 Comments

  Greater Toms River Chamber Names New President/CEO

Karen Hershey chosen to lead the Chamber. The Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce has named Karen Hershey as the Chamber’s new President/ CEO, effective August 6, 2018.  Karen Hershey replaces Noelle Carino who left the Chamber after leading the organization for three years. As President/CEO, Hershey will oversee the Chamber’s operations as well as work with staff to ensure that Chamber programs and services provide the highest degree of value and benefits to its members.   “I am honored to have been selected for this position,” said Hershey.  “The Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce has steadfastly served the Toms River business community for 100 years, and I am humbled and excited to lead the Chamber as we begin this new chapter. My immediate goal is to ensure that the services we provide to our members will enable them to succeed and prosper.  I am also looking forward to strengthening our existing partnerships and building new ones with local coalitions, governments and non-profit organizations to promote a strong local economy and support the community.” Before joining the Chamber, Hershey served as Executive Director of New Jersey’s Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board, where she was responsible for managing the organization’s

By | 2018-08-09T22:11:49+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Chamber News, Featured|Comments Off on   Greater Toms River Chamber Names New President/CEO

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

  by Andrew Greenberg, LAc. MSAc All machines, all systems—unless energy is added—eventually wear down and fall apart, whether it’s your car, your cell phone, your toaster, the company you work for, or you. Unless energy is added, chaos takes over.  Acupuncture, is the source of energy to your body.  I actually am offering you, the patient, a gift.  The gift of life's energy, the gift of feeling better, the gift of reducing your pain, the gift of healing. Acupuncture, or more generally, Chinese Medicine, is based on a simple principle, "Illness cannot live where there is good Qi".  Qi, according to ancient Chinese, is the energy that sustains us all.  Good Qi comes and occupies the body, thus protecting the body from illness moving in.  Chinese Medicine makes room for the Qi to move in.  The core of Chinese Medicine is when there is flow you have health, if no flow, you have pain and illness. Acupuncture has become as commonplace in Boston as in Beijing.  People assume that current Western medicine has a unique handle on the Truth and that all else is superstition.  But many other people are looking for alternatives to the pill pushing Dr's of America. 

By | 2018-06-14T11:56:23+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Jets and M&T Bank To Award A Local Business With $100,000 Sponsorship As Part Of A Small Business Showcase

The Small Business Showcase is Presented by M&T Bank, the Official Community Bank of the New York Jets and will begin accepting applications on May 3, during National Small Business Week May 3, 2018 – The New York Jets are calling for all eligible* local small businesses to enter the first ever New York Jets Small Business Showcase presented by M&T Bank. Following the application period, five small business finalists will be invited to attend Pitch Night at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center during the week of July 9th, where they will present to a panel of Jets and M&T Bank executives for final consideration. The winning small business will receive a $100,000 sponsorship with the New York Jets for the 2018 football season. “With the support of our partner M&T Bank, we look forward to implementing the first ever New York Jets Small Business Showcase,” said New York Jets President Neil Glat. “This program will provide a local small business access to an NFL team and its unique resources. We are excited to share this opportunity with small companies in our community and look forward to meeting some of the special individuals that lead these businesses.” Eligible small

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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
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