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Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce leverages our coastal beauty and rich history to drive a new era of economic innovation and growth. Our mission is to accelerate the economic development of our vibrant coastal community by actively supporting, retaining and attracting local business owners and national industry leaders.

In order for us to achieve these goals, our involvement and participation in activities that create jobs and promote the development of existing businesses is essential. Equally important is our knowledge of public policy and legislative/regulatory issues, and our partnerships with government, military, health care and educational sectors.

The Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce offers many member-only, no-cost, or cost-effective ways of promoting your business and reaching your target audience.

Below is a sampling of ways you can leverage your chamber membership.

Website – no-cost to chamber members! Members receive a free alphabetical/category listing in our online membership directory with a link back to their website. Your online member listing also includes a free map showing your exact business location. As a member, you are also encouraged to contribute your expert information in the form of a blog article on our News page. Website sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Member Connect – no-cost to chamber members! Our monthly networking event on the second Friday of the month at 7:45 a.m. at the Tuscan Bistro Bar is a must-attend (or sponsor) for business owners and operators!

Business After Hours – no-cost to chamber members! For-profit businesses partner with nonprofit members to bring you a meaningful event you can feel great about attending. Our only ask – give freely to the event’s nonprofit. Contact the office to find out more about hosting a Business After Hours event to spotlight your business!

Email marketing – no-cost to new members (one-time, no-cost email valid within the first year of membership); $150 per email to current chamber members. We will email your flyer to our email list containing over 1,200 member and non-member email addresses.

—Special events
—Press releases
—Introduce your business to our membership

Chamber newsletter – no-cost to chamber members! We encourage our members to take advantage of the Member News section in our monthly newsletters. Our newsletters will be distributed via email on the second Monday of every month to our email list containing over 1,200 member and nonmember email addresses.

Member-to-Member directory – no-cost to chamber members! We will provide your business with a hard copy or emailed spreadsheet of our membership list that will include company name, contact names, address, phone number and fax numbers. We do not share member email addresses.

Event Sponsorships – investment varies.

—Member Connect
—Business After Hours
—Committee Seminars
—Multi-Chamber Expos
—Mardi Gras
—Scholarship Nine + Dine
—SUP the River
—Awards reception
—Holiday luncheon

Partner Member Opportunities – investment varies. We love doing business with our members…and we want you to, too!

Luxury networking suite – in partnership with the Lakewood Blueclaws.

On-air advertising – in partnership with Townsquare Media.

Discounted rates on background checks – in partnership with Adam Safeguard.

Print advertising savings – in partnership with Ocean County Woman.

Small business spotlight – in partnership with Asbury Park Press.

Employee training and workforce development courses – no-cost to members – in partnership with Ocean County College.

Other benefits include:

•  Notary public service

•  Inclusion of business literature in racks at chamber office

•  Membership plaque, e-plaque and window cling

•  Eligibility to participate in affinity programs

•  Complimentary ribbon cutting ceremony

•  Customer referrals – Each week the chamber receives inquiries asking to be referred to a business that will meet their needs. The chamber will only recommend their members to the public.

•  Committee opportunities

•  Receive e-mail alerts on timely topics, such as when a new member joins the chamber, upcoming chamber and community events and important issues that impact your business

We are also proud to partner with our neighboring chambers and other local business organizations in an effort to drive economic growth in the greater Toms River area.

Welcome to your chamber!

Noelle W. Lotano

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