Leading Coastal New Jersey in Economic Evolution since 1914

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1914 and has been serving businesses, visitors, and residents ever since. Representing hundreds of businesses, the regional chamber spans from Little Egg to Forked River and all over Long Beach Island.

Serving as the Official Destination Marketing Organization, we operate a fully staffed year-round visitor center at the gateway of LBI, we present the world-famous Chowderfest Weekend and provide business development programming and networking.

For more information on our award-winning organization go to https://visitlbiregion.com/

What is the Southern Ocean Made accreditation?

Get recognized for products that you design or produce in our area. Your business will have the opportunity to use the certification seal to help increase the visibility of your business and our community. Become a part of the destination experience as we assist in showcasing your products to new consumers, assist with the NJ STEP Grant process, get featured on the Southern Ocean Made specific website, and out-of-the-box marketing.

Southern Ocean Chamber Association
A NJ Charitable Organization

SOCA Mission: The Southern Ocean Chamber Association fosters a healthy economic climate in the Southern Ocean County, Long Beach Island Region. The Association provides resources to strengthen the development of commercial, environmental, and service organizations that are a part of the local business community.

The roots of our organization began in 1914 with business leaders who recognized the challenges and benefits of operating in our region. Methods of doing business have changed, a trusted resource for businesses and consumers is more valuable than ever. Continuing the legacy of what this organization has accomplished has led to the development of this framework.

Aligning our initiatives to anticipate trends will allow the organization to grow into divisions that can manage specific expectations while raising funds, and ensure stabilized leadership, and continuity for the next generation of our business community.

Our Programs focus on:

• Economic Research
• Business Education/Professional Development
• Digital Outreach
• Coastal Community Resiliency