Barnegat-Waretown Chamber of Commerce Has New Plans for 2017

Jan 25, 2017

A new slate of officers starts the Barnegat-Waretown Chamber of Commerce on to a busy and involved agenda for 2017.

They are: president, Jessica Sutton of Seaview Orthopaedics; vice president, William Clanton Jr. of WWN Interactive; secretary, Nancy Davis, formerly of Curves; and treasurer, Angela Ominski of Fulton Bank.

Board members at large are: Lenny Feather of The Banner; William Clanton Sr. of WBNJ; and Sarah Ott of TD Bank. Past president is Jerry Thompson of The Van Dyk Group.

“Our vision as a board for the Barnegat-Waretown Chamber of Commerce for the 2017 year is to provide greater exposure, more educational resources, and a greater voice in Trenton and Washington for all our businesses. In order to better achieve these goals and represent our businesses properly we have formed a working relationship with all our local chambers,” said Sutton for the board.

“We support community events within Barnegat and Waretown and strongly encourage our members to come to these events to increase their business exposure. It gives them an opportunity to access resources as well as meet the community and other local businesses,” she said. “Several key events have already been scheduled bringing many visitors into our area.

“One of our exciting changes this year is that we are offering our members the ability to highlight themselves and their business by hosting a membership/networking meeting at their business location,” added Sutton.

Several dates are still available for those interested in hosting meetings. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month, starting at 5:30 p.m. If interested in hosting a meeting, contact Sutton at

Businesspeople can visit the website to see the next meeting date and location.

The website is also a resource for the area marketplace.

“We will highlight businesses on our website monthly, and with increased marketing we look to bring awareness to the varied business entities we have here and encourage our local residents to shop local,” Sutton said.

“No matter your need, please visit our website and view our member directory; you will most likely find what you need right here in your community.”

Also, members can use the chamber president’s email address at to send feedback to the chamber officers.

“We are always looking for feedback and suggestions from our members; it is your business. How can we help you?”

As the Thursday, Jan. 26, All About You Networking Event was soon to get underway at press time, the chamber reminded businesspeople of the chance to come out to the Barnegat Recreation Center behind town hall at 5:30 p.m. and film a video commercial describing their business.

Those attending will have the chance to speak in front of a video camera about their business for a commercial video spot, filmed free of charge.

— Maria Scandale

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