Let's get together again on July 27th!
Join us at Court Jester for a Networking Luncheon
at 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
Tuesday, July 27th
Special Speaker: Chris Parmigiani, President CMIT Solutions of Monmouth County North. Topic: Protecting yourself & your business from cyberattacks.
New Member News
Welcome New Member:
Friendly Connections
Friendly Connections is a nonprofit family company that helps connect families and individuals with developmental disabilities with our friendly professionals.

We offer social services, namely, companionship services for disabled and elderly persons, and dementia patients.

Friendly Connections has services handled by our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) in Supported Employment, Pre-Vocational Training, Community Inclusion Services, Individual Supports, Career Planning, Community Based Supports (CBS), Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Physical Therapy; working with people with and without disabilities (such as autism) for adult individuals in the NJ DDD program.

In addition, we offer educational tutors and mentors for school age children! We are Friendly Connections, Inc. based in New Jersey (NJ)
Friendly Connections
TEL: 732-497-7641
Welcome New Member:
Kid's Comedy Magician - Tom Durnin
"Kids comedy magician" aka Tom Durnin has been performing comedy magic shows for kids in N.J and N.Y. for twenty years. His high energy show includes hip hop dancing, juggling, ventriloquism, comedy magic and LOTS of FUN for the entire family.

As a leading innovator in kids comedy magic, Tom Durnin has appeared on "Americas Got Talent", the "Conan O'Brien Show" and opened for the hysterically funny "Weird Al Yankovic" at the famed Beacon Theater in NYC.
Call: 917 533-4155 or
Announcing the Return of Popular Festivities!
Aberdeen Day -
Sept. 18, 2021:
Applications for sponsorships and vendor spots available. 
Visit their website
for further information 
Matawan Day Street Festival - Oct. 2, 2021 (raindate Oct.3)
Applications for sponsorships and vendor spots available. Visit our website macocnj.com for applications & further info.
Wanted - Committee Members to help plan, coordinate, and implement this exciting annual event. Please email info@macocnj.com to find out how you can get involved.
Aberdeen Township Summer Concert Series at Veterans Park Returns. Click here for full listing of great cover bands in July and August!
Located on Lakeshore Drive and Ocean Blvd. in Cliffwood Beach.
The Matawan Aberdeen Public Library is now open!
We welcome you back to browse, use a computer, check out materials, and update your library card at your convenience.
Click here to read important information about safety procedures.
Congratulations to...
News about The Chamber Installation Celebration at A Salute:
CONGRATULATIONS to both returning and new Board of Director members who were installed at A Salute Restaurant on June 22nd. Although the rain kept us off their beautiful patio, we had a wonderful celebration in their main dining room with great food and service. Thank you to A Salute Restaurant, to Mayors Fred Tagliarini of Aberdeen and Joseph Altomonte of Matawan for presiding over the ceremony, and thank you to all who were able to attend. Officers included (both 2020 and 2021 inductees)
Erika Boyer, Lucille DaCosta, Michael Grandi, Brenda LoDrago, Marcia Myers, Jeffrey Pantelas, Douglas Preston, Dr. Marie Swanson

CONGRATULATIONS also to the legacy award winners for their years of service to the Chamber and community. Legacy Award recipients are listed on our website here.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Special "Pandemmy" Award Winners given to the Board Members who went above and beyond in helping the Chamber and its members get through the pandemic:  Lucille daCosta, Virtual Marketing Award, Tracy Gibson, Virtual Facilitator Award, Douglas Preston, Social Awareness Award, Dr. Marie Swanson, Virtual Networking Award
Grand Opening 'Ribbon Cutting' Ceremonies
Congratulations to Ivy Rehab in Matawan
Congratulations to My CBD Organics in Aberdeen 
Help Wanted
Job Posting from Friendly Connection - Matawan
Job Type: Full-time. Pay: $14.15 - $14.17 per hour

We are a 501C-3 non profit and we help people with Developmental Disabilities. We are looking for a Full time (40hr/week) Recruiter to help hire people to work as one on one companions to adults with Developmental Disabilities. Click for more details.
Job Posting from Inner Clarity: Primary/Associate Therapist

Click to See Job Posting. Inner Clarity is a growing private practice located in Hazlet, NJ that offers counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults. Additional locations to be added in 2021!! Our therapists specialize in various areas and each have different levels of training and experience that they are able to utilize in therapy.
Attention Members: If you have a job you would like to post please send the information to: Linda@macocnj.com. MACOC can now post your jobs here on our website, as well as in our newsletter.
Latest on Economic Recovery
Watch your inbox for separate Chamber emails on the latest news. MACOC will continue to send out updates as it relates to your business. We receive these updates from the US Chamber of Commerce, NJ Chamber of Commerce, State of New Jersey NJBAC and the SBDC NJ and will relay this information to you.
Stay connected the easy way- with Text Alerts!
MACOC CONNECT (text service) provides members with quick alerts to Chamber Events, Programs & News.
Members can text MACOC to 888-739-5733 to join.
Put YOUR Business in the Spotlight!
Have you sent us your 'Spotlight Series' write-up?
Our Spotlight email is sent to over 1,000 people. Just email us your 'write-up': it should be no longer than 250 words and typed into an email or word document. Best of all- it's free way to promote your business. Submit it with a copy of your logo and/or photos.
New Corporate Sponsor Opportunities
There are still openings for at least one more Corporate Sponsor and for Networking Sponsors. Contact Linda at linda@macocnj.com for more information.
New Member Offer: Save $25
Want to become a member? Join by June 30th and we will waive the one-time $25 registration fee!
Note: It is just the registration fee that is waived. You still need to pay the annual dues for your category. You can send in a check for dues by downloading the form. or Click here to join! and pay by credit card.
Business Resources
The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC) is a business-first resource that can help you get answers from government agencies, all at no cost and strictly confidential. Check out our comprehensive Guide to Business Assistance Programs, or call the business helpline at 1-800-JERSEY-7 for help or more information. 
Check out the many Workshops for Entrepreneurs and Businesses at Brookdale. Visit their website to find out more.
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