With the summer winding down and business owners finally able to catch their breath, area business organizations are again holding mixers at which contacts can be made, ideas shared and mutual benefits arranged.

“Networking is considered to be one of the most important benefits of membership in the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce and is a great way to exchange ideas and promote your own business,” Vicki Clark, chamber president, said in a statement.

The Cape May County Chamber will celebrate summer 2013 with a business networking event Wednesday at the Sunset Lounge at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal in the North Cape May section of Lower Township.

Members and guests will snack on complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink from a cash bar while they watch the sun set over Delaware Bay.

The Greater Atlantic City Chamber’s Business to Business Networking Lunch on Wednesday will look out onto the beach and ocean from the Laguna Grill & Rum Bar in Brigantine.

Brigantine Mayor Philip Guenther will speak to the luncheon about the island’s recovery from Hurricane Sandy.

Storm aid

The Greater Atlantic City Chamber and the Small Business Development Center at Richard Stockton College are hosting a Stronger NJ Business Program: Grants and Forgivable Loans for Superstorm Sandy-Impacted Businesses. The event will be held Tuesday in Atlantic City.

The state Economic Development Authority is offering grants and forgivable loans to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that sustained at least $5,000 in physical damage from Sandy.

Business Editor Kevin Post

Press copy editor since 2006, copy desk chief since 2014. Masters in journalism from Temple University, 2006. My weekly comics blog, Wednesday Morning Quarterback, appears Wednesday mornings at PressofAC.com.