Design 446 Better Together Challenge!

During the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce 55th Annual Awards Reception, Business Partner of the Year, Design 446 used their speech as a platform to challenge the for-profit businesses in the room to partner with a Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce nonprofit member to form a relationship and focus on the greater good of the community! "With forces aligned, we have the power and promise to achieve far greater impact than any one organization could ever generate on its own." Find out more here.  

By | 2019-10-28T18:11:19+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Chamber News, Featured|0 Comments

Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce to celebrate 55th Annual Awards Reception

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 09/17/19 Danielle Norcross                                                                                                                                    Director of Operations Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce     Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce to celebrate 55th Annual Awards Reception   Toms River, NJ: Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce their 55th Annual Awards Reception taking place on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Days Hotel Toms River.  The event sponsored by the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation/Grunin Holdings will honor Dana Lancellotti, Distinguished Citizen of the Year; BHI Insurance, Distinguished Organization of the Year; Design 446, Business Partner of the Year; Narcissus Florals, Groundbreaking Business of the Year; and David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation, Nonprofit of the Year. Sponsorships and ad journal opportunities are available at various levels.   For additional event information please visit: or contact Director of Operations, Danielle Norcross at    About Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce:  The GTRCC Mission is to accelerate the economic development of our vibrant coastal community by actively supporting, retaining, and attracting local business owners and national

By | 2019-10-04T12:35:28+00:00 October 4th, 2019|Chamber News, Featured|Comments Off on Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce to celebrate 55th Annual Awards Reception


For more information, contact: Erin Barbato                                                         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|Comments Off on ULTA COMING TO OCEAN COUNTY MALL

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 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|Comments Off on What would life be like without social media?

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 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