LBI Region represented on NJTIA Board of Directors
SHIP BOTTOM, N.J.
- Dec. 7, 2018
-- The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce announces that their Chief Executive Officer, Lori Pepenella, CDME was sworn in to serve as Vice President of NJ Tourism Industry Association during the NJTIA annual meeting in Atlantic City. The regional chamber has been a long time member, and Pepenella as served on the statewide organization board of directors for almost a decade. As a one of the state's globally accredited Destination Marketing Organizations;
the Southern Ocean County Chamber's mission compliments and supports the broader goal of the group.
The New Jersey Travel and Tourism Association
(NJTIA) is a 501 c 6 non-profit trade organization. Its members include every aspect of the $38 billion State tourism industry and are a representative body of organizations that promote and serve the individual aspects of that industry. NJTIA advocates for enhanced government support for Tourism in the State by educating elected and appointed officials on the industry, its economic benefit to the State and the role that those employed by and for the industry add to the quality of life for every citizen of NJ. It has had a long term pubic private relationship with the Division of Travel and Tourism (http://www.visitnj.org/
) and the Department of State to manage the jointly sponsored Governor's Conference on Tourism.
In partnership with the NJTIA, the Southern Ocean County Chamber participates in large scale travel shows, works on legislation and represents the local business community on statewide collaborations. Lori Pepenella, has served on its Executive Board as Treasurer and Second Vice President. Pepenella currently serves as Vice Chair of Ocean County Culture and Heritage Commission, Secretary of the Ocean County Tourism and Business Advisory Board as well as appointed to Southern Ocean Medical Regional Advisory Committee. Earlier this year she was honored with Freeholder Vicari Tourism Achievement Award and NJ Tourism Award of Excellence for recently launched Southern Ocean Made Brew trail. She also was a featured presenter at the Destination International Tourism Convention at the Anaheim Convention Center in July. The office of NJTIA Vice President is a three year term.
For more information on Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, please go to www.visitLBIregion.com
or on the New Jersey Tourism Industry Association please visit www.njtia.org