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LBI Region Podcast

  • Memorial Day Kickoff and Summer Fun: Transport, Events, and Celebrations on Long Beach Island

    20 MAY 2024 · Welcome to the "LBI Region Report," presented by WBNJ and the Southern Ocean Chamber Association. This engaging weekly podcast brings you a closer look at the people, places, and issues shaping the Jersey Shore. Join your hosts, Bill Eugene and Lori Peppanella, as they guide you through the vibrant community life of Long Beach Island. In our latest episode, we dive into the excitement of Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer. Lori and Bill discuss the festivities, from parades and ceremonies honoring our service members to various family-friendly activities. Visit for all event details. As we gear up for summer, we also highlight the Southern Ocean Chamber’s "Get Acquainted Party" on June 7th at Fantasy Island, celebrating the Chamber's 110th year. Join us for an evening of fun, food, and rides, with complimentary digital photos to commemorate the event. RSVP to or call 609-494-7211. This episode features an interview with Joel Azuma of Transport Azuma, who discusses their convenient transportation services from New York City and Newark Airport to Long Beach Island. Joel shares insights on the benefits of their service, making it easier for visitors to enjoy the island without the hassle of driving. Additionally, we explore local accommodations, including hotels, bed and breakfasts, and campgrounds. Discover the best places to stay and enjoy themed programs, cook-offs, and more at our beautiful campgrounds nestled in the Pine Barrens. The LBI Region Report also highlights the rich cultural scene, from Surflight Theatre’s 75th season to the unique experiences at the Long Beach Island Foundation for Arts and Sciences, historic Viking Village, and the New Jersey Maritime Museum. Stay tuned for more updates and insights on the Jersey Shore. Subscribe to the LBI Region Report on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, or wherever you get your podcasts. Join us each week to stay connected with the heartbeat of the LBI region.
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  • Uncovering the Heart of the Jersey Shore

    13 MAY 2024 · Join hosts Bill Eugene and Lori Peppanella on "LBI Region Report," a dynamic podcast brought to you by WBNJ and the Southern Ocean Chamber Association. Each week, delve into the vibrant life of the Jersey Shore as we explore the fascinating people, places, and issues that shape this beloved region. From local events to influential personalities, our episodes promise a comprehensive look at what makes the Jersey Shore tick, particularly as we approach the bustling Memorial Day weekend and the exciting start of tourism week. In our latest episode, we feature Dr. Vince Ruiz of H Hour, who shares insights into his work in mental health and professional development in Ocean County and beyond. As a veteran and licensed professional counselor, Dr. Ruiz brings a unique perspective to supporting the community through H Hour's innovative services and events. Also, discover upcoming local happenings, including advocacy days, award ceremonies, and special anniversaries that highlight the region’s rich cultural heritage and community spirit. Tune in for an enlightening journey through the heart of the Jersey Shore, celebrating the area's resilience, beauty, and community engagement. Whether you're a long-time resident or new to the area, the "LBI Region Report" is your gateway to staying connected and informed about all things Jersey Shore.
    22m 58s
  • Blossoming Business: Insights from Southern Ocean County

    6 MAY 2024 · Join hosts Billy and Lori for the "LBI Region Report," a podcast that delves into the vibrant community of Southern Ocean County. This week, as flowers bloom early heralding the arrival of spring, we celebrate the synergy between local businesses and community initiatives. Special guest Blaise Scibetta, a respected business consultant, shares his insights on practical marketing strategies and the importance of common sense in business consulting. Discover how Southern Ocean County is not just a place but a thriving community, with a focus on local events, innovative business practices, and the strong ties that bind its people together. From Mother’s Day celebrations to pivotal business openings, tune in to explore the dynamic tapestry of life and commerce on the Jersey Shore.
    21m 21s
  • Community Focus and Entrepreneurial Growth: Highlights from the LBI Region Report Podcast

    29 APR 2024 · The "LBI Region Report" podcast, hosted by Bill Eugene and Lori Peppanella and presented by WBNJ in collaboration with the Southern Ocean Chamber Association, discusses various aspects of the Jersey Shore, emphasizing local businesses and community events. This episode highlights the upcoming National Small Business Week Virtual Summit, happening from April 30th to May 2nd, which includes webinars, an exhibit hall, and networking opportunities to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses.The episode also features an interview with Lisa , the owner and operator of Kid Zone Shore Tumbling, located in Manahawkin. Lisa shares the history of her business, starting from an all-star competitive cheerleading program to evolving into a comprehensive tumbling and recreational facility for children. The facility offers a variety of programs aimed at building confidence and physical skills in children through gymnastics and other activities.Additionally, the podcast mentions other local events such as a golf outing fundraiser at the LBI National Golf Course, a psychic and wellness fair at the LBI Historical Museum, and the upcoming hometown security event. The hosts stress the importance of supporting local businesses and staying involved in community events, showcasing the vibrancy and dynamism of the Southern Ocean County community.
    25m 38s
  • Innovate and Caffeinate: Dr. Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt

    22 APR 2024 · Southern Ocean Chamber presents its next Innovate and Caffeinate breakfast with an interactive program, updates, and networking on April 24 beginning at 830am in the private ballroom of The Mainland Rt 72, Manahawkin. The popular chamber event will be geared to managers, owners ,and operators with “Thinking Creatively, Innovatively & Entrepreneurially”. Whether launching a new business in 2024 or refining current business strategies, Suasion Communications Group President, Dr. Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, is set to inspire all in this workshop. The presentation focuses on two crucial success factors: a creative mindset and smart risk-taking. Attendees will dive into essentials like the creative process, linking creativity to innovation, diverse thinking, and entrepreneurialism. Network with fellow coastal businesses to evaluate opportunities, define creative growth, and master the art of generating and maintaining fresh ideas. Susan was recently honored with a Ragan’s Top Women in Communications Award and she was named to Philadelphia Style Magazine’s 2021 Power Players and 2020 Dynamic Women of Greater Philadelphia. She has also received the FOLIO: Top Women in Media Award, recognizing the women trailblazers, leaders, advocates and mentors of the industry; Philadelphia Business Journal’s South Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Stockton University’s School of Graduate Studies Professional Achievement Award. In addition to her professional career as an entrepreneur, Susan also serves as a Stockton University School of Business Adjunct Instructor, where she inspires young minds with insightful, real-world lessons. Additionally, Susan shares her business knowledge at well-received seminars and workshops that take place regularly at schools, universities, industry associations and business organizations. Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce and their charitable affiliate, SOCA, continue the 110 year legacy of providing small businesses with the essential skills and trusted resources needed to thrive in our area. This event is open to all professionals and includes program, networking, chamber updates and full breakfast buffet. The cost is $35 per person and RSVP is available by contacting Kate @[0]=AT2MCrF0ijclkdPv61ZpvMfQT1kxB1485IcGw594B3D2tEyQv0H5WB7iwSQdcKRXbcrsyPnASYN7KSnUHLACZmCKns9rkc2vVgvCWtAg9w2mQreUAkMpkNXk-OwcWlgP0Gzh-umDa0STwZqQWDszraw68PeS8d15HhMEXGhxP7VYgRJcVBOa or call 609.494.7211. Stay in touch with the chamber through their weekly radio broadcast/podcast, social media platforms and digital publications. 
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  • The Vandyk Group is our Guest!

    18 MAR 2024 · The Van Dyk Group is a family owned and operated company in Southern New Jersey since 1946. Our mission to protect the financial security of our clients, agents, and employees while contributing to the communities where we live can be seen in all aspects of our business. You can find us coaching the local sports team, encouraging kids to follow their dreams through volunteerism, teaching continuing education to our employees and others in the industry, all while securing the best insurance coverage for your needs or finding you a home. You will get a full service, well rounded experience when you choose to trust in our years of experience and desire to do right by the people we serve. 
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The LBI Region Report is sponsored by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce. The show airs Monday mornings at 9am, and replays at 6pm. Each week get the inside...

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The LBI Region Report is sponsored by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce. The show airs Monday mornings at 9am, and replays at 6pm. Each week get the inside scoop on events and issues happening in and around the LBI Region hosted by Billy Clanton and Lori Pepenella.

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