Save the Dates for Southern Ocean Chamber’s Young Professional summer networking

Successful new group created by Chamber’s Business Events Committee extends invitation for business people to come out and mingle on July 12 at TGI Fridays and August 12 at Lakewood BlueClaws
June 21, 2010 - PRLog -- With its eye on business leaders of tomorrow, the Business Events Committee chaired by Chris Schwab of The Van Dyk Group has dedicated itself to creating a forum for emerging leadership in the region. “The Chamber’s goal is to involve the next generation of professionals and business owners in the development of new ideas that will help grow business in our area ”, states Schwab, Southern Ocean County Chamber Vice President, regarding the Young Professional Networking Group, which held it’s first informal networking event at Daddy O this past May.

The committee has appointed Casey Coppinger, Regional Sales Manager of the champion Lakewood BlueClaws to head up this new initiative. She has been working with the chamber to coordinate efforts to help launch the group. “The first event was very exciting bringing dozens of young professionals together for some casual networking and fun to kick off the season,” explained Coppinger.

The Young Professional Group consists of business leaders and professionals typically from the age of 21-40, and meets in a social setting. The next event is set for Monday, July 12 at 5:30pm at TGIFriday’s on Rt 72 in Manahawkin. There will be a private area for the group, some light refreshments and cash bar available. There is no fee to attend and is open to everyone. For those interested in cross networking on an even wider scope, join Young Professional groups from other area chambers, and  head up to the Lakewood BlueClaws for their August 12 Young Professional Speed Networking event. The cost is $15 for a ticket to the game, speed networking and tailgating picnic in the BlueClaws Executive Conference Center. It also happens to be Thirsty Thursday with $1 beer specials happening at the stadium. RSVP by contacting Casey at 732-901-7000 x168 or the Southern Ocean County Chamber by emailing

For more information on the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, visit their award winning website at, connect on Facebook or Twitter @LBIRegion , stop into their Visitor Center at 265 West Ninth Street, Ship Bottom, or call 609 494 7211.

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