July 3, 2018
Upcoming Events
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Cape May County Chamber
July Membership Lunch Meeting

When: Thursday, July 19, 2018
Check-in begins at 11:30am, Program will begin at 12pm
Where: Bobby Dee's Rock-N-Chair
Speaker: James T. Plousis, NJ Casino Control Commission

74 th Annual Meeting & Installation Dinner
October 17, 2018

The Chamber's Annual Dinner Committee will begin meeting this month to plan this year's event. Stay tuned!
Chamber News
Tracking Legislation and Other Items Important to the Business Community

MARKETING to the Visitor...

The Jersey Cape Vacation Guide Website & Email List
It's not too late to marketing your business to Cape May County's loyal visitor this summer! The Jersey Cape website and Email communications are reaching thousands of visitors every week. Put your message in front of this interested crowd.

  • Feature on homepage 
  • Descriptive listing & link 
  • Promote your Specials, Events & News
  • Banner Ad on bi-weekly e-newsletter 
  • Email blast to visitor subscribers

Sign-up for this targeted marketing by contacting John Kelly today.  
If you are already a Jersey Cape Vacation Guide investor, we are currently marketing your business, but feel free to send any updated content and information.
Now Accepting Applications:
Leadership Cape May County
Class of 2019

Leadership Cape May County is designed to develop informed, committed and qualified business, community, and civic leaders for Cape May County. Using models established by successful Leadership programs held around the United States, this program was developed in 2015 to offer an intensive look at issues affecting our area and prepare participants as dynamic leaders throughout Cape May County. Leadership Cape May County has an Alumni Network of 39 individuals who have graduated from the program the past three years.
What can I expect from Leadership Cape May County?
Leadership Cape May County is a three part program: Educational Seminars, Field Experience and Alumni Engagement.

That's a Warp!
The Jersey Cape Experience, Customer Service Training

Thank you to everyone who took advantage of our FREE Jersey Cape Experience Customer Service training workshops! A big thank you to our wonderful presenter Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt of Suasion Communications Group. Working our way throughout the county, we reached 216 individuals from 30 businesses!
In Other News
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard
Saturday, August 4th!

In honor of the United States Coast Guard's 223 rd Birthday on Saturday, August 4th, we would ask that you proudly fly your Coast Guard flags. If you do not have one, the Chamber has Coast Guard and Coast Guard Community flags for sale. Contact Chris for your flag today!
Coast Guard Flags
2 x 3 - $39
3 x 5 - $49
4 x 6 - $59
Coast Guard Community Flags
3 x 5 - $39
BPU Moves Forward with Offshore Wind Plan
SNJDC Afternoon Break July 2, 2018

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities chose a firm Friday to help it create an Offshore Wind Strategic Plan, but will not announce the name of the firm until the Department of Treasury issues a contract, a spokesman said.

The BPU will hold a public hearing 10 a.m. July 19 near Trenton on its plans to quickly solicit 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind capacity.

The board called the strategic plan "a chief component of Governor Murphy's Executive Order No. 8, which sets a goal of providing 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind by 2030," in a news release.

The BPU also must implement a renewable energy credit program, through which ratepayers will fund the development of wind power. And it must quickly solicit for projects to generate 1,100 megawatts of electric power.

Orsted North America holds a lease to develop Ocean Wind, a project with the potential to generate 1,000 megawatts of offshore wind about 10 miles off Atlantic City. It is on track to open between 2020 and 2025 once renewable energy credits are in place.

NJ merchants 'beyond pleased' with Supreme Court's retail sales tax ruling
By  Gabrielle Saulsbery , June 21, 2018 at 2:59 PM

States can impose sales tax on online purchases, even on retailers without a brick-and-mortar presence in the state, the Supreme Court decided Thursday.

Retail associations are touting the ruling as a major win for Main Street mom-and-pop retailers, which have been disadvantaged in competing with online retailers who didn’t charge sales tax in certain states.

Weight Limit on 96th Street Bridge in Effect Immediately

Based on the findings of a recent bridge inspection: Effective immediately and until further notice, the Gross Vehicle Weight permitted on the 96th St. Bridge will be lowered to 15 tons. 

The Cape May County Road Department will be placing variable message boards ( one on 96th St., west bound / one on SH Blvd east bound) with the following info: 96th Street Bridge / 15 ton weight limit/ Trucks & Bus use CR 601.
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