Chamber Installs Members, Looks to 2020 Summer Season

first_imgOcean City Regional Chamber of Commerce 2020 board members. By LESLEY GRAHAMThe Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual installation of officers and board of directors event Thursday night in the ballroom at the historic Flanders Hotel.A diverse selection of business owners from realtors, to builders, surf shop owners and restaurateurs all took time away from their businesses to celebrate the newly installed Board of Directors for 2020.The Chamber hosted a pre-dinner networking event for local business owners in town to mingle, share stories and enjoy each other’s company for an evening.The event was followed by a dinner where the 2020 Board of Directors were sworn in for their term of service, including David Allegretto who was sworn in for his third one-year term as board president.Presiding over the event was Michele Gillian, the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce.Gillian spoke about the exciting spring that is soon approaching, when the Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating its 100th anniversary.Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michele Gillian addresses the crowd, while Chamber President David Allegretto looks on.The official slogan of Ocean City, “America’s Greatest Family Resort,” will also be celebrated this spring by the Chamber.“There are so many things we work on to make sure Ocean City is well-represented and well-branded outside in the outer markets, but it wouldn’t be possible without every single person in this room,” Gillian told the audience. “Thank you for serving and for all the hard work that you do.”Drew Fasy, who represents on the board, knows that without the strong work of the Chamber and all that it does representing businesses in town, Ocean City would not be the destination it is for visitors.“The Chamber of Commerce and the board work tirelessly to make Ocean City a top- notch destination and market the unique businesses we have to offer, not just in the summer but throughout the entire year,” Fasy said.Allegretto spoke of how Ocean City and its businesses create an enjoyable experience for locals and visitors alike.“The role of the Chamber is to bring people to Ocean City and promote all the businesses in town,” he noted.Mayor Jay Gillian swears in the officers.But it’s more than just getting people into the shops on the Boardwalk and downtown, Allegretto pointed out.“It’s always fun to hear how people are tied to Ocean City or when you see them outside of the area with their Ocean City T-shirt or hat on,” he said.He continued, “It’s a combination of our location and the memories that people create here with their families that last a lifetime. Those memories wouldn’t be possible without the great businesses that Ocean City has to offer.”The executive officers of the Chamber of Commerce.The following people will be installed as directors for a one-year term: Adams, Dean – Dean Adams Custom Builder Adams, Robert H. – Tidelines Management Services, Inc. Allegretto, Dave – Fortress Financial Aromando, Tom – Fitzpatrick, Bongiovanni & Kelly, CPAs Batastini, Jon – Loveland, Garrett & Batastini Broadley, Brian – Broadley’s MDI Birch, John (Jake) – Merrill Lynch Cantwell, Carmine – Liberty Flooring Inc. Cesari, Brandie – Scarborough Inn Ciliberto, Tricia – OceanFirst Bank Corcoran, Kevin – Wet N Wild Waverunner Rentals Davis, Jane – Johnny B. Goode Ice Cream Parlor Dukeman, Michael – Hobby Horse Ice Cream Parlor Fasy, Andrew – Frank, Cricket – Magton, Inc. Friedel, Becky – 7th Street Surf Shop Galante, Janet – 13th Street Bathhouse & Bikes Gill, Beverley – Island Beach Gear Gill, Patrick – Tackle Direct Halliday, Chris – Halliday Architects Halliday, Scott – Halliday-Leonard Contractors Heenan, Carol – Garden State Valuation Heist, Thomas – Heist Insurance Agency Hennessy, Jim – Heritage Surf Shop Hohman, Walt – Ward’s Pastry Jessel, Gary – Fox Real Estate Jones, Barbara – Servpro of CMC Kennedy, Rebecca – Kennedy Custom Upholstery & Interior Design Lloyd, Michael – Sturdy Savings Bank McMahon, Patrick – McMahon Insurance Agency McMahon III, William – McMahon Insurance Agency Madden, Peter – Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors Marotta, Nick – Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors McGuckin, Mary – Shore Medical Center McIntyre, Lynne – Yesterday’s Piriano, Winnie – The Road to Living Well Price, Ryan – Price Brothers Construction Reich, Eric – Reich Asset Managment Reimet, Mark – Ocean City Financial Group Schultz, Aimee – JASM Consulting Sedberry, Ken – Berger Realty Talese, Patty – Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro Teitler, Avery – Teitler & Teitler Law Tomlinson, Don – Gleeson’s Audio Video Town, Ronnie – Atlantic City Electric Votta, Gloria – Remax at the Shore Williamson, Joan – Ocean City Coffee Company Wilson, Tony – Wilson Plumbing & Heating Organization representatives for a one-year term: Davidson, John – Somers Point Business Association Denney, Ron – Exchange Club of Ocean City Di Guglielmo, Kathleen – Ocean City Board of Realtors Guerriero, Danielle – Downtown Merchants Association Hayes, E. Marie – Cape May County Freeholders Kazmarck, Wes – Boardwalk Merchants Loeper, John – Ocean City Historical Museum Losch, Glenn – Ocean City Hospitality Association McGinnity, Bill – Ocean City Restaurant Association Mahar, Karen – Ocean City Free Public Library Quirk, Caitlin – Downtown Merchants Association Reimer, Pastor Jay – Ocean City Tabernacle Taylor, Dr. Kathleen – Ocean City Board of Education Organization alternates: Clarke, Leslie – Ocean City Free Public Library Desiderio, Leonard – CMC Freeholders Gallelli Keys, Cecilia – Ocean City Board of Education Jordan, Ozzie – Exhchange Club of Ocean City Lisicki, Dana – Somers Point Business Association Orazi, Joseph – Ocean City Board of Realtors Westerman, Bill – Boardwalk Merchants Yoa, Andrew – Ocean City Restaurant Association Executive officers for a one-year term: President: Allegretto, Dave – Fortress Financial 1st Vice President: Galante, Janet – 13th Street Bathhouse & Bikes/Piccini’s 2nd Vice-President: Adams, Robert H. – Tidelines Management Services, Inc. 2nd Vice-President: Aromando, Tom – Fitzpatrick, Bongiovanni & Kelly, CPAs 2nd Vice-President: Broadley, Brian – Broadley’s MDI 2nd Vice-President: Frank, Cricket – Magton, Inc. 2nd Vice-President: Jessel, Gary – Fox Real Estate 2nd Vice-President: Halliday, Scott – Halliday-Leonard Contractors 2nd Vice-President: McMahon, Patrick – McMahon Insurance Agency 2nd Vice-President: McMahon III, William – McMahon Insurance Agency 2nd Vice-President: Reimet, Mark – Ocean City Financial Group 2nd Vice-President: Sedberry, Ken – Berger Realty Secretary: Lloyd, Michael – Sturdy Savings Bank Treasurer: Birch, John (Jake) – Merrill Lynch Immediate Past President: Heenan, Carol – Garden State Valuationlast_img

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