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Getting Down to Business in 2017 Starts With ‘Meet Opportunity NJ’ Luncheon Hosted by Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce

Dec 14, 2016

A special lunch presentation of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Jan. 12, is titled “Meet Opportunity NJ – A Conversation With Two of New Jersey’s Leading Business Advocates.” Thomas Bracken, president and CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, and Michele Siekerka, president and CEO of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, will speak at the meeting, to be held at the Holiday Inn Manahawkin, Route 72 East. Bracken and Siekerka are co-chairs of Opportunity NJ.

Attendees will learn about what Opportunity NJ has planned to advance businesses throughout the state, said Lori Pepenella, chief executive officer of the Long Beach Island Region Destination Marketing Organization.

Opportunity NJ is a nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy coalition that represents employers, employees, businesses, trade groups, community organizations and other concerned citizens in the state. With no direct ties to political parties or government, ONJ serves as an independent voice to advocate for support policies that encourage job growth, affordability and prosperity in New Jersey.

Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to noon, followed by the program and lunch taking place from noon to 1 p.m. The cost is $30, including lunch.

Attendees will have the chance during the registration period to network with members of the Brick, Greater Tom River and Lakewood chambers, who will attend. The Southern Ocean chamber is part of the Ocean County Commerce Coalition.

RSVP by Jan. 6 to the Southern Ocean Chamber at 609-494-7211 or send an email to  —M.S.

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