Chambers Partner To Continue Prayer Breakfast Tradition

OCEAN CITY — The 2016 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be presented by the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce, the Berlin Chamber of Commerce, the Snow Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Pocomoke Chamber of Commerce.

It was announced last year that after 25 years Bruce Spangler would be retiring from organizing the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in Ocean City.

Many members of the community thought it would be a shame not to continue this community tradition. So after several requests from past participants and supporters of the event, the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Ocean Pines Chamber, Berlin Chamber, Snow Hill Chamber and Pocomoke Chamber decided to make sure the treasured annual event would live on.

The chambers are thrilled to announce the Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held on Friday, Jan. 15 at 7 a.m. at the Clarion in Ocean City and are also excited to introduce Mark Mero as the Key Note speaker for the event.

From his early days growing up in a single-parent home in Buffalo, NY, Mero dreamed big and set lofty goals.  Despite many obstacles, he found success with hockey, football and boxing and then achieved fame in wrestling. During the event, he will take attendees through his journey that will bring laughter and tears.

As author of the book, “How to be the Happiest Person on the Planet,” Mero’s presentation weaves his incredible personal story among practical tips for achieving one’s highest potential in life.  People are inspired to find joy as they cherish every moment, value relationships, dream big and commit to making a positive difference in their personal life, career, and community.  Having spoken at more than 700 events, Mero is a polished speaker and seasoned professional and has made appearances on several national TV shows including Glenn Beck, Nancy Grace and Montel Williams.

Tickets are $20 per person and table sponsorships are available. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the area chambers including the Ocean City Chamber Visitors Center located at 12320 Ocean Gateway, the Ocean Pines Chamber located at 11031 Cathell Road, Berlin Chamber located at 124 North Main Street and the Pocomoke Chamber located at 6 Market Street.