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Posted on: July 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Freeholders Extend Ground Lease for Cape May County Chamber of Commerce

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ – By resolution
at the Tuesday July 9, Freeholder meeting, the Board of Chosen Freeholdersunanimously approved to extend the ground lease agreement with the Cape May
County Chamber of Commerce.  The county first entered into a leaseagreement with the County Chamber in 1971 for the land located at 13 Crest
Haven Road in Cape May Court House. The building that houses the Cape MayCounty Chamber of Commerce business office and Welcome Center sits on county
owned land and the current lease expired.

The lease was renewed for a period of 25years to allow the Chamber, a nonprofit corporation, to continue to conduct
business and serve the public as a Welcome and Information Center.  

Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thorntonsaid, “We have a wonderful working relationship with the County Chamber and all
our countywide chambers of commerce and recognize the work they do to promotelocal businesses, as well as the services they provide to support our $6.6
billion tourism industry and generate over 25,000 jobs.  The building sitson county land that is not needed for public use, and there is no better way to
support small businesses that are the backbone of this county, than to continuethe lease agreement.”

Vicki Clark, President of the County
Chamber of Commerce, thanked Freeholder Director Thornton and the Board ofFreeholder on behalf of the Board of Directors and members. 

“The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce
greatly appreciates the support that has been extended to the Chamber over theyears and look forward to working together on many more projects that benefit
the business community and the residents,” Clark said.

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