Business: Shore Entertainment
Owners: Bill Lynskey, 37, and Joe Fuhmeister, both of Northfield
Location: Oakview Avenue, Northfield
We are a full-service DJ and entertainment firm.
We provide quality music and live entertainment. Our slogan is “Shore to pack your dance floor.”
Our disc jockey services include weddings, anniversaries, proms and school functions. We’re the longtime DJs for the Northfield Community School as well as the Ventnor Middle School.
We also work at sweet 16s, corporate parties and party cruises. We are the resident DJs on the party cruises of the Jessie O’Fishing & Cruising Fleet out of Ventnor.
We also do holiday parties and sporting events.
We like to work with a variety of community organizations, such as football boosters and the Tilton Village Recreation Center.
Every Friday night the past couple of years, I’ve been at East Bay Crab & Grille in Egg Harbor Township for DJ karaoke.
Joe and I are longtime friends and partners. We just have a blast, being natural entertainers for family and friends. Music and entertaining is our life.
Typically a DJ engagement includes one of us, a full sound system, lighting and MCing of the event. We customize events and services based on what people are looking for. We have a consultation and go over the music set list. We take suggestions and make suggestions, and together we make a seamless event of music and entertainment.
Pricing ranges from $100 to $200 an hour, depending on the caliber of the event. We have special rates for benefits and fundraisers.
The most challenging thing is just the scheduling. We both work full-time careers — Joe’s a teacher and I’m in media sales. We go from working all week to working all weekend. It’s the funnest thing we do.
Entry: Joe started the business, and in 2006 I worked an event for him, a sweet 16 down in Cape May Court House. After that, we partnered up and the business has been growing since, every year getting better.
Future plans: One of the newest things we do is music video projection in conjunction with the sound. We’re looking to do more weddings and integrate with more wedding venues in South Jersey.