Southern Ocean Chamber Women In Business Networking Event

SHIP BOTTOM – Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce invites Women in Business to add a networking event to their fall calendars on September 26 at 10 a.m.

Health Village Imaging will be hosting the next popular Women in Business Roundtable at 1301 Route 72 West, Suite 100. The meeting will highlight and display plans for the new Women’s Center, which will be opening shortly. This is a free event, but RSVP is required as space is limited. To RSVP, please contact the regional chamber at 609 494 7211 or email

This roundtable discussion will feature Dr. Laura Tavarez, a primary care and family medicine physician with Hackensack Meridian Health who practices in Forked River. She will discuss the importance of women well visits and which tests or screenings are recommended for good health. Dr. Tavarez attended Medical School at Howard University College of Medicine. She completed her Residency at The Institute for Family Health at Mount Sinai Hospital. In addition, Health Village will provide materials focusing on women’s health, tours of the facility by staff technologists who will be happy to explain preparations, length of studies and answer any other questions. A healthy continental breakfast will be offered during networking.

Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled monthly roundtables hosted in women-owned or operated businesses as part of their 2020 Vision strategic plan.

For more information on the Women in Business or other programs offered by the 103-year-old business organization, please go to or stop by their visitor center at 265 West Ninth Street.