June 4, 2012
-- The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is honored to have received a citation to commend the Long Beach Island Region Destination Marketing Organization along with Michael Paul & Associates on the recent recognition from the New Jersey Travel Industry Association and the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism. The Beyond the Beach Series recently earned distinction in the Public Relations Category at the 2012 Excellence in Tourism Awards. Lori Pepenella, Destination Marketing Director for the Chamber attended the ceremony during the NJ Conference in Tourism held in Atlantic City this past March, where she accepted on their behalf. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce and the Long Beach island Region DMO received the citation for their exemplary dedication to the New Jersey Tourism Industry along with a congratulatory letter from the 9th District Legislative Offices. “We thank our legislators for recognizing our efforts and appreciate them sending us this honor”, states Chris Schwab of Anderson Insurance Agency and President of the Southern Ocean County Chamber.
The LBI Region DMO partnered with LBI TV, produced by Michael Paul & Associates to offer tourism oriented programming reaching over fifteen thousand home and business cable subscribers on Comcast Channel 22. The partnership began in 2009, as a joint effort was to reach in-season visitors to promote off-season events happening in the Long Beach Island Region year round. These video segments make up approximately 15 to 20 minutes of each hour long episode of LBI TV. The segments change every month, and air during May, June, July, August and September. Scripted and hosted by Pepenella, and shot by Steve Acito, a 2 time Emmy Award nominated producer director, Beyond the Beach segments cover a variety of topics, from pre and post season events, cooking demonstrations by local chefs, and profiles of local businesses, to save-the-date messages to help visitors plan in advance popular off season events.
Look for the new season of Beyond the Beach segments; which will air 10 times every day during the summer season on LBI TV cable channel 22. The airtimes cover every day part: Mornings at 8,9,10 & 11am; Afternoons at 4, 5 and 6pm; Prime Time at 8:30 & 9:30pm, and Late Night at 12 Midnight. In addition an aggressive on air broadcast schedule, segments can be viewed online at LBITV.com and through the VisitLBIRegion website portal. For more information about Beyond the Beach and other iniatives happening with the LBI Region DMO/Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce contact chamber 609 494 7211 at 265 West Ninth Street Ship Bottom NJ