September 4, 2018
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September Membership Meeting
Recognizing our 25, 50 and 60 year members
Sponsored by South Jersey Gas

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: Check-in begins at 11:30am, Program will begin at 12pm
Location: Two Mile Landing
Menu: Fried Shrimp - Chicken Caesar Salad - Penne a la Vodka


“Lodging Appreciation & Packaging Event”

Attention Lodging & Attractions members, save the date of October 10 th  for the Lodging Appreciation & Packaging Event. This new event will allow members in lodging and attractions to network in order to build attractive packages for guests in 2019. Listen to a short presentation by two outstanding travel & tourism professionals about the importance and trends in packaging followed by a delicious lunch.

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Shore Club 1170 Golf Club Rd., Cape May Court House

Chamber News
Hometown Security Seminar

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, in collaboration with the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, invite you to attend a FREE Hometown Security Seminar.

NJOHSP’s Hometown Security program is a collaborative effort to discuss tools and resources that help strengthen the security and resilience of communities across New Jersey. Small businesses and other local organizations engage with federal, state, and local partners to enhance information sharing and build preparedness capabilities.

Small businesses are encouraged to attend.

Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Cape May Convention Hall 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Cost: Free Space may be limited.
Attendees are encouraged to register in advance.

4th Annual UAS Conference
Presented by The County of Cape May

Cape May County is on the leading edge of UAS activities and proudly hosts the  FOURTH ANNUAL UAS CONFERENCE

"The County of Cape May has just received a $3 Million federal grant to help build a 20,000 square foot multi-tenant facility at the Cape May Airport to help fulfill the needs for UAS. This project is expected to create 130 jobs and spur $1.9 Million in private investment!"
- NJB News Now

Along with cutting-edge speakers and presentations, this year we thank Congressman Frank LoBiondo for his vision and leadership in UAS.

Date: Monday & T uesday, September 24-25, 2018
Location: Cape May Convention Hall 714 Beach Ave., Cape May

In Other News
Burke Motor Group Hosts "Get in Gear" Exceptional Bike 'N Stroll Experience

Explore up to 100 miles of scenic Cape May and the Jersey Shore by bike or on foot as part of Get In Gear, a unique opportunity to discover new places, receive free goodies from 70 local merchants and support a good cause. All proceeds raised from this all-ages event go to providing scholarships for local students starting their college journey.

Date: September 8th
Time: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Burke Motor Group

Retail, Hospitality and Tourism:
Skills Gap Assessment 2018

Your participation in this survey contributes to survey results covering all of Southern New Jersey (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Salem Counties).

The Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Talent Network is carrying out a “skills gap” analysis. A skills gap is the difference between the workforce skills a business wants or needs, and the skills their current workers or potential workers can offer. This survey will inform the design of workforce development and training programs, thereby improving the availability of the skills you need to meet your business goals.

Townsend's Inlet Bridge Update

The Townsend's Inlet Bridge will close September 17th for replacement of seven spans on the Avalon side of the bridge. About 245 feet of the 1,373-foot long bridge will be replaced, according to a Cape May County Herald article. The $8.6 million project is related to damage discovered during an inspection last spring, when the bridge underwent emergency repairs in the few months prior to the 2018 summer season. After closing in September the bridge is not rescheduled to reopen until Memorial Day Weekend 2019--meaning those traveling from Avalon to Sea Isle City and vice versa will have to take "the long way around" via the Garden State Parkway for the next several months.
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