LBI Wedding Road Show Welcomes New Audiences for Future Celebrations

The Southern Ocean Chamber’s in person 14th annual tour hosted decision makers and their entourage for tips, tastes and trends of post pandemic event planning

LBI Wedding Road Show Back in Person

LBI Wedding Road Show Back in Person

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J.April 25, 2022PRLog — In an effort to bring event options to fit the various needs of today’s consumers, the regional chamber collaborated with over 50 businesses at 13 locations throughout the day to promote milestone celebrations. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce added new features, venues and vendors to the 14th Annual LBI Wedding Road Show & Party Planning tour that was held Sunday April 24.  The destination marketing event welcomed residents from across New Jersey and out of state to take a self-guided tour to learn the many customizable benefits of hosting a one-of-a-kind event using local experts and venues from the Long Beach Island Region. The chamber recognized that bringing the event back in person, after a two-year virtual version was critical to boost small business and help the local economy.  The event had over 300 decision makers preregister, yielding over 1300 check ins throughout the day to earn entry for this year’s Grand Prize from the Seashell Resort & Beach Club. Attendees representing towns throughout Ocean County, as well as the state including Hoboken, South Brunswick, Cherry Hill, Bayonne, Bradley Beach, Clark, Middletown, Scotch Plains, Audubon and Freehold. Out of state decision makers included Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, North Carolina, Washington DC and California.

The unique show is motivationally designed to move potential  hosts, their friends and family around the region. The event features showcase venues, which have party professionals on-site, food and services including Beach Haven Marlin & Tuna Club, Brant Beach Yacht Club, Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club, Station 117, Surf City Yacht Club, Terrace Tavern and limited hours at Hotel LBI.  They can also drop in at Tour Only locations that were open for viewing the space and amenities such as Buckalew’s Daddy O, LBI Foundation of Art and Science, The Gables, The Mainland and  Tucker’s Tavern The legion of  local experts who met with attendees during the Sunday show included: A Sweet Memory Cake Shoppe & Tea Room, Aisle + Arbor,  Advisors Mortgage Group, Anna Banana Bakery, Barnegat Light Volunteer Fire Company, Blue Collar Catering, Bruno’s Barber Shop, Cakes by Claudia Celebration Creations, Charles Gravener Photography, Chic and Unique, Color Me Beautiful Photography, Country Kettle Fudge, Cruisin’ Tikis Long Beach Island, EXIT Realty Jersey Shore, Drifting Sands Hotel, Enchanted Celebrations, Every Bloomin’ Thing, Family First Funding, LBI Pancake House, LeAnna Theresa Photography, LBI Historical,  Liberty Mutual, Lily in the Valley Florist, Makeup by Judee Jo, Monte Entertainment, Mother Knows Best Event Planning & Rentals, Progressive Dimensions Countertops, Queen City Cycle Boat, Rita’s Ice of Manahawkin, Rustic Drift, Shooboo Trolley & Shuttle, Simply Elegant Occasions, 609 Security, South End Surf N Paddle, The Mobile Cigar Lounge, The WooHoo and Touch Of Elegance Catering

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce who has been serving the community since 1914, thanks all the attendees, members and sponsors for making the 2022 Wedding Road Show & Party Planning tour happen. Sponsors include:  Grand Prize Provided by Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club featuring overnight stay, wine pairing, and custom dinner on a private beach, NJ Division of Travel & Tourism,, Elegant Bridal and B98.5 Press Communications. For more information, go to, @southernoceanchamber @LBIRegion @LBIweddingroadshow,  call 609 494 7211 or their offices at 265 W Ninth St Ship Bottom, NJ.

Newfront Welcomes Jenna Connell to Lead Talent Acquisition

 With more than 20 years of experience overseeing global recruiting efforts at high profile technology companies, accomplished human resources leader Jenna Connell has joined Newfront, the tech-driven insurance brokerage based in San Francisco. Jenna will serve as Vice President, Talent Acquisition.

“Jenna’s talent and expertise, especially in the technology sector and with companies in all stages of development, makes her a perfect fit for Newfront and our expanding team,” said Amy Steadman, Newfront Chief People Officer. “The addition of Jenna to our People Operations team allows us to focus even more on our growth goals and adding more impressive team members to our strong roster.”

Jenna joins Newfront from customer and employee experience company Medallia, where she led the team responsible for North and Latin American Enterprise Field Sales, Public Sector, Alliances, Business Operations, and Solution Consulting hiring. Previously, she oversaw global talent acquisition at Starburst Data and DataStax. Jenna built her career at companies such as Netscape, AOL, Mozilla, Sun, Cisco, and eBay, among other tech companies. Under her leadership at these organizations, Jenna brought efficient and streamlined processes with a focus on the hiring experience, speed and empathy, structured interviewing, compensation and pay equity, and an emphasis on DE&I that is focused on inclusion for all.

“Diversity, equity, and inclusion have always been a focus in my career,” said Jenna. “I believe belonging in an organization is imperative. We must look at the entire company and process and have the difficult conversations to ensure that no one is left without a voice. I am truly excited about the work that Newfront has already put into DE&I and believe that we have a wonderful opportunity to focus on it in the right way that will have huge impacts on our company and industry.”

Newfront, which just announced a successful $200M Series D funding round, is hiring across all departments. To see open positions, visit The company’s mission is to define the future of the insurance industry, while living our Work, Love, Play ethos each day. Newfront values balanced lives and is passionate about creating a culture of wellness that results in healthier, happier, and more productive employees, and more successful clients.

About Newfront

Newfront is transforming the delivery of risk management, employee experience, insurance, and retirement solutions by building the modern insurance platform. Transparent data delivered real-time translates into a lower total cost of risk and greater insights. Newfront makes insurance work for you.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Newfront has offices throughout the country and is home to more than 750 employees who serve clients across the United States and globally.

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India welcomes the announcement by the IEA for collective oil stock release of 120 million barrels

Government of India welcomes the announcement by the International Energy Agency for collective oil stock release of 120 million barrels. Government of India has also taken note of the US Government’s decision, late last month, to release 180 million barrels from its Strategic Petroleum Reserves, over the next 6 months, to calm rising global fuel prices.

In the interest of collaborating with like minded countries on these positive initiatives, Government of India is examining what it can do to support these actions.

As a major consumer of energy, India has consistently espoused the importance of stable, affordable and accessible global energy markets. Government of India, therefore, hopes that these initiatives will bring equanimity to global energy markets.


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Hong Kong – SFH welcomes arrival of Mainland medical support team in Hong Kong (with photos/video)

SFH welcomes arrival of Mainland medical support team in Hong Kong (with photos/video)


     Members of the Mainland medical support team arrived in Hong Kong today (March 14). They were welcomed by the Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (LOCPG), Mr Yin Zonghua; the Director-General, the Coordination Department of the LOCPG, Mr Zhu Wen; the Under Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Chui Tak-yi; the Chairman of the Hospital Authority (HA), Mr Henry Fan; and the Chief Executive of the HA, Dr Tony Ko at the Shenzhen Bay Port.


     The Mainland medical support team comprises healthcare professionals from different disciplines. Initially, they will assist the HA in providing appropriate treatment for confirmed COVID-19 patients at the community treatment facility at the AsiaWorld-Expo. With the assistance of the support team, the service scale of the community treatment facility will be strengthened, thus speeding up the overall patient flow, and allowing the HA to concentrate its manpower on patients with more serious clinical conditions in public hospitals.


     The Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan said, “Focusing medical resources on reducing the number of severe cases and deaths is the current priority of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in coping with the fifth wave of the epidemic. Under the arrangement of multi-tiered approach in providing treatment, patients with more serious clinical conditions will be triaged to hospitals for treatment, while those with relatively milder conditions will be triaged to community treatment or isolation facilities, etc. In light of the rising number of confirmed cases, the HA is facing many challenges in patient triage and treatment due to the limited hospital beds and manpower shortage in the public healthcare system. The assistance of the support team will help more patients in need to receive timely and appropriate treatment.


     “The Government has at the same time been actively co-ordinating different sectors to join hands and ease the pressure on the public healthcare system, including requesting private hospitals to assist in receiving non-COVID-19 patients from the HA, and inviting healthcare professional bodies, medical and nursing schools of tertiary institutions, medical organisations, healthcare institutions and non-governmental organisations to provide medical support such as providing medical services in community isolation facilities and holding centres, setting up medical posts, providing telehealth services and hotlines.


     “I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Central Government and the Guangdong Provincial Government for recruiting experienced Mainland healthcare workers to come to Hong Kong within a short period of time and assist us in fighting the epidemic. It is a great boost for our anti-epidemic efforts in tackling the fifth wave of the epidemic.”


     Other members of the support team will arrive in Hong Kong progressively.

SAN Group Welcomes Century Enrollment and Benefits Services Provider Serving New York, Florida

 Satellite Agency Network Group, Inc. (SAN), the largest alliance of independent insurance agencies in the Northeast, announced today Century Enrollment & Benefits Services, LLC has joined the network.

Founded by President Joseph Cavallaro more than 20 years ago, Century is an independent insurance and benefits agency based in Rochester, New York. The agency offers auto insurance, homeowners insurance, health insurance, and Medicare with specialties in commercial insurance and employee benefits for small businesses. Century is licensed in New York and Florida, primarily serving western New York and the Finger Lakes region of New York.

“Joining SAN Group offers us an opportunity to expand carrier relationships and tap into unparalleled industry experience,” said Joseph Cavallaro. “At Century, we are committed to providing our customers with exemplary service. SAN Group offers the expertise and resources to strengthen that mission.”

Joseph Cavallaro has more than 30 years of experience in insurance and serves as a board member on the East Rochester and Irondequoit Chambers of Commerce. For more information on Century Enrollment & Benefits Services, LLC, visit

About Century Enrollment & Benefit Services

Established in 2001, Century Enrollment & Benefit Services, LLC is an independent insurance and benefit communication firm headquartered in Rochester, NY. With over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, Century representatives will guide your organization through the maze of employee benefit options available to today’s business owner. Century’s focus is on the selection, implementation, and communication of employee benefits to your workforce, with a goal to make sure that every individual is protected through premium insurance coverage.

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SAN Group, Inc. is the leading alliance of independent insurance agencies in the Northeast. Over 380 members across eight states have access to more than 45 insurance companies and write more than $941.8 million in total combined premium. SAN is the founding master agency of SIAA, the largest national alliance of independent insurance agencies. For more information on SAN Group, visit

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