February 21, 2018
Upcoming Events
Cape May County Chamber
March Business Meeting

Where: Adelene at Port-O-Call Hotel, Ocean City
When: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Check-in begins at 11:30, Lunch program will begin at 12 Noon
Sponsored by: South Jersey Federal Credit Union
Presentation: Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton,
Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Offshore Drilling Press Conference
Join us along with Congressman Frank LoBiondo for a press conference opposing The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's 5-year plan for Atlantic Coast offshore oil and gas expansion .

Where: Ocean City Music Pier
When: Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
9:30 a.m.
You're Invited: Party with a Purpose
Where: Colmar Kitchen Studios, Avalon
When: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
Time: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Benefits: Cape May County Chamber Education Foudnation

Introduction to Drones and Their Applications
The use of Drone technology is one of the fastest growing aspects of Cape May County’s business community. Join us for an informational session on how to utilize this technology in your business. Whether Drones are your hobby or you are hiring a drone technician for some aspect of your business, this seminar will offer valuable insights into this field. 
Join us as David Yoel, President of American Aerospace Technologies covers these and many other industry must know topics:
  • Why Drones - What can they do for your business
  • Rules of Operation
  • How to Get Approval
  • Insurance and Other Requirements
  • Flight Over People
  • Day and Night Flights
  • What to know when hiring a Drone Operator
Where: Atlantic Cape Community College, CMCH Campus
When: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

13th Annual Women in Business Conference
Over the past twelve years the Women in Business Conference has grown in popularity and purpose. Join us in 2018 as we continue to address the needs of working women. This year the conference will discuss women's overall well-being including not just physical health and nutrition, but their online health as well. 

Presenters include:
  • KEYNOTE: Superior Court Judge Susan Sheppard
  • Dr. Barbara Gaba, Atlantic Cape Community College
  • Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, Suasion Communications Group
  • Krista Mazzeo, NJ Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness
  • Dr. Anita Raghuwanshi, Cape Regional Health System
  • Amy Anderson, NJ State Teacher of the Year
  • Dr. Kathleen Taylor, State Superintendent of the Year
  • Nora Faverzani, Student Rep. to the State Board of Education

Presented By
Where: The Flanders Hotel
When: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Chamber News
Trenton Watch
U.S. Chamber Eastern Regional Office Update
2018 CMC Veterans Discount Book
In partnership with the County Clerk’s Office the chamber is working on collecting discounts for the 2018 Cape May County Veterans Discounts book. If you would like to offer a discount to our veterans and be included in this year’s book please send your discount description and business contact information to Chris at chris@cmcchamber.com

2018 Calendar of Events Advertising
The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that the 2018 Calendar of Events is under production and limited advertising space is now available! This high quality, four color, glossy calendar promotes Cape May County events, concerts and activities, with a distribution of 40,000.

With affordable rates, this very popular calendar is a great way to promote your business to visitors and locals! Contact John Kelly today or click the link below.

In Other News
BOEM Comment Period for Oil & Gas Exploration and Expansion
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released their 5-year proposed plan (2019-2024) for oil and gas exploration and expansion. This plan includes the entire Atlantic Coast from Maine to Florida, including the waters off the New Jersey Coast within 3 miles of our beaches. The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce is adamantly opposed to this plan and we encourage you to oppose it as well. 
BOEM will accept comments from the public until March 8th. 
Click here for directions for filing a comment online.

You can mail in your comments to:
Ms. Kelly Hammerle
National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program Manager
45600 Woodland Road
Sterling, Va., 20166-9216
NJ Conference on Tourism Nominations Now Being Accepted
The New Jersey Tourism Industry Association is comprised of thousands of businesses and community leaders that make a difference in state. The New Jersey Tourism Industry Association would like to recognize the accomplishments of those who achieved true excellence in providing an exceptional experience that enhances tourism across New Jersey. 

Projects, events, programs, partnerships, promotional initiatives, digital outreach, or attractions by any person, business or organization, be it public or private, profit or non-profit who works toward the common goal of improving the New Jersey tourism product, increasing over-night stays and attracting out-of-state visitors and increasing mid-week stays, increasing tourism expenditures, and positively promoting locations within New Jersey as a destination. The nominated program must have been initiated, established, improved upon, and/or completed between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. 

Be sure to show your Chamber support by posting the seal on your website, social media, newsletters... anywhere you like!