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Streamlined Business Directory Connects New Consumers

Southern Ocean Chamber businesses are a click away with newly designed listings

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The Southern Ocean Chamber has been working with small business since 1914 helping owners and managers raise awareness to their products and services in the Long Beach Island Region of Coastal NJ. As a digital presence has become vital, the organization continues to find new ways to increase visibility, brand awareness and strengthen consumer support. Funded partly by a grant from the NJ  Division of Travel & Tourism , Southern Ocean Chamber has partnered with Bluedot, the software platform that empowers local economic development. Communities use this data to better understand all registered businesses within it.  This is one of the best economic development tools accessible to communities of any size.

Online business directors work in connecting businesses with consumers new to the area, researching  business and tourism options as well as a trusted resource for last minute planning or needs. The website has offered a traditional gallery style directory, which will still be functioning for those looking to take a deeper dive into the members listed. In addition to the current website directory, the chamber will  be adding a responsive Directory made for consumers on the go, at the beach or who need a quicker category search. Southern Ocean Chamber businesses will be able to make the most of this additional directory at no additional fee.  The flexibility of the cloud based software provides an easy way to showcase the best of a best on any device. The features of this streamlined function include:

  • Customization:  Upload your logo, add business hours, feature photos, and integrate your social channels for a complete representation of your business in the directory.
  •  Local listings: Businesses listed in the directory are exclusive to LBI Region, NJ
    A Mobile Friendly Map View: Customers can easily find your business location through the map view
    An Easier Search: Residents/visitors can discover your business quickly using the search bar feature 

The menu of categories provides businesses the ability to personalize their profile and promote services in a few simple clicks. Once fully complete, businesses will be able to communicate with other business members to share best practices, tips and outreach. The Southern Ocean Chamber team is working with members to get their latest information loaded by filling out the survey in this link. 


For more information contact the Southern Ocean Chamber office at 609 494 7211, or explore online