Ocean City’s Businesses, Community Mingle at Welcome Night

Ocean City’s Businesses, Community Mingle at Welcome Night

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A full house of attendees showed up for the Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual Welcome Night.

A packed house greeted exhibitors Wednesday night at the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Welcome Night.

“It was a great opportunity to meet our readers, advertisers and folks who are just getting to know us,” said OCNJDaily’s Ken Wisnefski, who was taking part in the event for the first time.

Tim Stover from Greate Bay Country Club extolled the virtues of their golf course, banquet facilities, and spa.
Tim Stover from Greate Bay Country Club extolled the virtues of their golf course, banquet facilities, racquet & fitness, and spa.

“The nature of our job puts us into contact with our community every day,” said Wisnefski, who purchased controlling interest in OCNJDaily last year, “but tonight was different. We were able to step away from reporting and building a website, and to greet and thank a community we are grateful to serve.”

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Our local VFW Post 6650 was participating and once again proving that no one does more for our veterans.

Welcome Night, which took place at a new location, the Ocean City Civic Center, was the Chamber’s formal welcome to Ocean City residents and visitors alike in anticipation of the 2017 season. In addition to area businesses, local and county government officials were on hand for the festivities.

The event, free and open to the public, took place from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Mark Reimet of the Ocean City Financial Group had a busy evening talking with the constant flow of new faces and old friends.

Attendees had the chance to gather information on local organizations, groups, houses of worship, and more importantly to meet the people representing these entities in a relaxed informal setting. There were door prizes, give-aways, and for the kids, an appearance by OC’s own mascot hermit crab, Martin Z. Mollusk.

The McMahon brothers were eager to show-off the renderings of their new facility currently under construction on 9th & Simpson.
The McMahon brothers were eager to show-off the renderings of their new facility currently under construction on 9th & Simpson.

A clear and brisk night contributed to the success of the event, encouraging locals and visitors to come out and press the flesh.

Representatives of the Ocean City Republican Club enjoyed the event.
Representatives of the Ocean City Republican Club enjoyed the event.

“It was a great event, we were thrilled to be a part of it and we will definitely be back,” Wisnefski said. “I hope the community members and visitors who were there enjoyed being there as much as we liked meeting and greeting them.”

Atlantic Cape Home Care's Paula Popilock greets visitors at Welcome Night.
Atlantic Cape Home Care’s Paula Popilock greets visitors at Welcome Night.