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Sister Island Cultural Exchange created international press for Long Beach Island, NJ

Celebrating the ties that bind Island life; Menorca Spain and LBI, New Jersey share more than the same latitude on the globe.

PRLog - July 13, 2012 - SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. -- The Long Beach Island Region DMO/Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce began its Sister Island Cultural Exchange with Menorca earlier this year. The idea of this exchange is to work with local school system, churches, artists and business organizations, the hope to build on the existing commonalities to boost awareness, tourism and business for both destinations. Both islands share natural beauty, historic sights such as lighthouses and museums, the love of Chowder, or in Menorca a lobster based Caldereta and rely largely on fishing and tourism based economies. In addition, American Revolutionary War Navel Officer, Admiral Farragut who made an impact to the Long Beach Island Region with an academy that bore his name, was born in Menorca, which has a monument to their native son.

In addition to local press and a feature in Long Beach Island’s vacation guide, there has been much excitement coming from the media in Spain. With a year that has been highlighted in tough financial times for the European company, the cultural exchange has been received with a positive light. Spanish newspapers and journals such as Ultima Hora, Menorca Diario Insular, Menorca.info, and Revista De Ferreries all covering the potential to help business owners, residents and visitors proudly announcing the exchange. A very successful early morning video Press Conference that took place on Long Beach Island in May with representatives from the Long Beach Island School System, Southern Ocean County Chamber/DMO and Island Advisor.com  connected school children and their teachers led to a flurry of articles and photos to help launch this exciting project.

As the exchange expands and brings more interest, there are several plans for new and exciting outreach such as a Holiday Fiesta lecture in December, school projects and business discussions as well as art, culinary and historic Spanish shipwreck program through Museum of NJ Maritime History in Beach Haven. For more information and updates visit Islandadvisor.com or visitLBIregion.com or contact Lori Pepenella, Destination Marketing Director Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce/LBI Region DMO
265 West Ninth Street Ship Bottom NJ 609 494 7211 x101.

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Location:Ship Bottom - New Jersey - United States
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Last Updated:Jul 13, 2012
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