Chamber Installs Members, Looks to 2020 Summer Season

Chamber Installs Members, Looks to 2020 Summer Season

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Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce 2020 board members.

By LESLEY GRAHAM

The 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 OCNJDaily.com 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 – OCNJDaily.com 

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 Valuation