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BRIDGETON: Bridgeton. Take a walk back in time and visit a history-laden city with homes, taverns and churches that were in existence over 300 years ago and still in use today. The aura of antiquity surrounds you as you take in the charm of a truly historic town. Bridgeton includes USA's largest historic district, with over 2,200 homes and buildings on the National Historic Register of Places. It has touched and been touched by nearly every period of American History. As a year-round destination, Historic Bridgeton offers a variety of attractions to satisfy its visitors. One of the region's top attractions, the Cohanzick Zoo, is open all year round. USA's first zoo was established in 1934 and continues to be a delight to people of all ages. The Zoo is home to many exotic animals and in the Winter of 2017 two bengal tiger cubs were added. Two museums which are open throughout the year include the George Woodruff Indian Museum and the Hall of Fame All Sports Museum. The Indian exhibit contains over 20,000 artifacts related to the Lenni Lenape tribe that inhibited this region. the All Sports Museum is dedicated to athletes from all sports of the region and also contains memorabilia from famous athletes including a Golden Glove from Willie Mays. 856-455-3230. www.cityofbridgeton.com

BRIDGETON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Bridgeton. The Chamber serves as the region’s leading business advocate, promotes education, communication, cooperation and commerce among its members in order to strengthen their organizations, creates and sustains a strong entrepreneurial culture in the area, assists in retention and expansion of existing businesses and in the attraction of new businesses, and enhances the economy and the quality of life in the communities it serves. They focus all of our activities on implementing their core mission to provide opportunities for members to increase their bottom-line profitability. 76 Magnolia Ave, Bridgeton, NJ 08302. 856-455-1312. www.baccnj.com

CUMBERLAND COUNTY GOVERNMENT: Located in the heart of the Northeast corridor, Cumberland County is situated along the Delaware Bay and conveniently located two hours from New York City and Baltimore and forty five minutes from Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Cumberland County was founded in January 1748 and occupies about 500 square miles of land in the south central part of New Jersey and has over 40 miles of Delaware Bay coastline. According to 2011 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau over 157,000 people call Cumberland County home. It is comprised of 3 Cities, 10 Townships and 1 Borough. Cumberland County’s economy was developed around four principal industries, glass making, food processing, textiles and maritime trades. As early as the 19th century, NJ was one of the 4 leading oyster producing States in the Nation. Port Norris became known as the “Oyster Capital of the World”. It was said that there were more millionaires per square mile in the Port Norris area than anywhere else in the Nation. By the late 1800’s there were over 300 oyster boats operating on the Delaware Bay employing approximately 1,500 people. The Glass industry also had a significant presence in all three cities until the 1970’s. Today, Cumberland County enjoys a strong agricultural base with targeted industry sectors that include Health Care, Construction, Hospitality/Tourism and Advanced Manufacturing. 164 W. Broad St., Bridgeton, NJ 08302. 856-453-2175 or 866-866-6673. www.co.cumberland.nj.us

CUMBERLAND COUNTY TOURISM & RECREATION: Whether it's fishing, boating, bird watching, observing white tigers or exploring the glass making or maritime heritage of the area, there are many fascinating destinations Cumberland County has to offer. Among the many reasons families and groups visit Cumberland County are: boating on wild and scenic rivers and miles of undisturbed bay shore. golf, fishing, hunting, boating, and bird watching. roadside stands and u-pick farms. historic sites and tours. a performing arts center, a downtown arts district, museums, and a zoo. antiques and crafts. shopping malls. a visit to WheatonArts. or to attend one of the many animal festivals. Cumberland County is within a one hour drive of metropolitan Philadelphia, a two hour drive of New York, and within a one day drive of 12 states. Regional partnerships with entities such as the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority, and the Delaware River and Bay Authority have been formed to help spur new tourism activity. Cumberland County sees more than 100,000 visitors a year in places like WheatonArts and the Cohanzick Zoo. Millions of visitors a year travel New Jersey Routes 40, 47, and 55. Nationally known hotel and motel accommodations continue to move to the county. Cumberland County is also experiencing an upward trend in growth evident by its wide range of restaurants featuring gourmet, ethnic, and local delicacies, such as the sweet oysters found in the Delaware Bay. 164 West Broad St., Bridgeton, NJ 08302. 856-453-2184. www.co.cumberland.nj.us/Tourism

DISCOVER DELAWARE BAY: Visit the other Jersey Shore – the Delaware Bayshore. Experience and enjoy southern New Jersey’s unique Bayshore attractions, festivals and food. Explore miles of Cape May, Cumberland and Salem County’s secluded beaches and marshland that are home to countless species of shorebirds, sealife, and wildflowers. Wind your way through lush green farmland and stop by one of the many Jersey Fresh vegetable markets. Encounter quaint, quiet historic oyster, fishing and shipbuilding villages – learn about their special cultural heritage. Experience Delaware Bay surf fishing or charter a sport fishing boat at one of the marinas. Taste fresh seafood prepared with traditional recipes at a local restaurant or cafe. Hike, bike, kayak, sail and so much more! Discover the wonders of southern New Jersey’s Delaware Bay back roads and treasure it’s charm. 2800 High Street, Port Norris, NJ 08349. 856-785-2060. www.discoverdelawarebay.org

GLASSTOWN ARTS DISTRICT: Millville. Enjoy and experience a southern New Jersey town steeped in the history of American glass making while strolling through its downtown Arts District. You'll find 20th and 19th century buildings and homes of rich architectural history. There is a focus on fine arts at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, a public gallery and education center. Private galleries dot the streetscape with an offering of original paintings, ceramics, glicees, mosaics, and more. Browse among speciality shops – unique gifts, antiques, books, hand-crafted fashions, candy – and indulge yourself with old fashioned personal service. You will find an excellent selection of restaurants, cafes and pubs for breakfast, lunch and dinner! The fare includes classic Americana diner-style food, Euro-California cuisine, great subs and pizza, pub fare, Sushi and Chinese, and fine dining in luxurious atmosphere. You'll want to enjoy the wild and scenic Maurice River as you walk along the 700 foot river walk or enjoy a picnic in the Captain Buck Riverfront Park. There is convenient parking located in the one block that separates the downtown and the river. While in Millville you'll want to include a visit to Wheaton Village and the Millville Army Airfield Museum. Both are teeming in the rich history that has shaped the lives of the residents that are proud to be a vital part of this community. Make your visit a memorable one with a trip to the Glasstown Arts District in Millville.. 22 N. High St., PO Box 609, Millville, NJ 08332. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

MILLVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: The Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to the proposition that the business interests of the area have much in common, and that cooperative efforts can lead to lasting improvements in the regional business environment, as well as in the community at large. The Chamber places emphasis on gathering and providing timely information on issues that may affect business and the regional economy. The Chamber is also active in sponsoring several key events to celebrate and promote businesses in the community. These events include the annual Collector's Car Show and Craft Show, and the kickoff of the Holiday Season with the Christmas Parade on Thanksgiving Weekend. 2 N High St, Millville, NJ 08332, 856-825-2600. www.millville-nj.com

NJ HEARTLAND: Comprising Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem, and Western Atlantic Counties, New Jersey’s Heartland is bustling and prosperous Main Streets. Lush farm land stretching as far as the eye can see. County fairs and rodeos. American flag-lined thoroughfares. Long walks along pristine beaches. Explorations through magical vineyards. New Jersey’s Heartland is one of a kind, mom and pop rather than cookie cutter or big box. Here, education and innovation are valued, “craft” and “handmade” are important, and quality always trumps quantity. Best of all, in New Jersey’s Heartland, fun and adventure are always around the corner. www.njheartland.org

NJ SOUTHERN SHORE REGIONAL DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANIZATION: The Southern Shore Regional DMO (SSRDMO) is a nonprofit corporation representing tourism businesses in the southernmost region of New Jersey including Cape May and Cumberland counties. SSRDMO works to enhance and improve the business climate in New Jersey by promoting travel to Cape May and Cumberland counties in a targeted geographic area, assisting member businesses and growing the demand for travel to the region. The primary role of the SSRDMO is to influence government and private-sector thinking and action on behalf of the regional tourism businesses and other stakeholders, promoting positive measures that help the industry grow and prosper in a sustainable manner. The efforts of the SSRDMO are targeted towards increasing leisure travel as well as encouraging visitors to stay longer and visit more often. Specific marketing efforts will work to increase demand for hotel/motel rooms, rentals, attraction visits, sightseeing tours, restaurant meals, event tickets and more. Key principles will guide the development of the destination including brand awareness, assessing and addressing visitor needs, developing effective partnerships with tourism stakeholders, maximizing the use of the current information and distribution system in place in both counties. www.njsouthernshore.com

PASCALE SYKES FOUNDATION: The Pascale Sykes Foundation supports a select number of innovative, flexible, holistic, long-range programs that promote the integrity, independence and well-being of the intergenerational family unit. The South Jersey Economic Initiative is being undertaken specifically to help working families in New Jersey’s Heartland. It is connected with the Foundation’s ongoing social service and transportation initiatives through referrals and information sharing. The Foundation believes that this is a unique approach because it is an outgrowth and directly tied to its Strengthening Families Initiative. The Foundation recognizes that healthy, self-sufficient families need a steady source of income and vibrant communities in which to live and work. So in addition to identifying projects to provide education and workforce development training, the Foundation is working to enhance the visibility of the four target counties as “New Jersey’s Heartland” – a destination region that is able to attract businesses, residents and visitors to the area. The foundation is run by Frances P. Sykes, President. www.pascalesykesfoundation.com
Red Bank Office: 157 Broad Street, Suite 106, Red Bank, NJ 07701. 732-747-2807, 732-747-2691
Vineland Office: 80 South Main Rd., Suite 114, Vineland, NJ 08360. 856-213-5068, 856-457-7098

GREATER VINELAND AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: The Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce is committed to serving member businesses through a variety of programs developed for the business community. The Chamber serves as a facilitator on the city and county levels to improve infrastructure, plan for community growth, and enhance the business climate. It also works to attract, retain and promote business, tourism and travel.
2115 S Delsea Dr, Vineland, NJ 08360. 856-691-7400. www.vinelandchamber.org

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