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Jun 01, 2017

Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce Biz Expo Highlights Local Businesses

By Nicholas Deckmejian

On April 6, The Journal had the pleasure of joining other great local businesses for an evening of networking at the Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Biz Expo. Hosted at the beautiful Jumping Brook Country Club, businesses of every variety set up tables to display their wonderful work and share their stories with other JSCC members and business-minded attendees.

The evening had a stormy start, as torrential downpours and thunder riddled the area just as vendors were setting up and expecting the first guests to funnel in. But this network of business enthusiasts needs more than just bad weather to keep them at bay.  Some folks did start questioning whether there’d be any turnout as they heard the continuous onslaught of raindrops on the roof, but those murmurs were quickly hushed as the sky began to clear and the room began to fill with guests eager to get the evening started.

Outside the long wall of windows, a vibrant rainbow stretched across the sky, almost as if it was giving a blessing to the evening’s success, possibly hinting that there could be pots of gold to be found through the efforts of people’s networking – and networking, they did.                 Walking around with drinks and delicious treats provided by the evening’s food vendors, gym owners met with graphic designers, chefs spoke with massage therapists, limousine services chatted with accountants, and, of course, everyone enjoyed the chance to spend time with their favorite hyperlocal news magazine, The Journal Publications.

Like most business expos, people ended up with bags filled goodies being given out by vendors, but there was also a raffle of amazing prizes that rewarded the lucky few with even more to add to their spoils of various pens and branded knick-knacks.

The next big JSCC event will be their 15th annual Golf Outing on June 14 at Pine Barrens Golf Club in Jackson. The chamber also hosts Coffee Connectors every Wednesday morning.