If you missed the latest luncheon at Hyderabad Spice, you can still get the information provided to us on the free training programs offered by NJDOL- this information is for everyone from businesses with 1 employee to 1,000 employees. Click here for the flyer on the free Occupational Safety Training Program. Thank you to Elayne McMullen and Carlos Pinto from NJDOL for their informative presentation.

Thank you to all who were able to join us at the luncheon this week. Thank you to Hyderabad Spice for the great luncheon, service and hospitality. And Congratulations on becoming part of our community. We are happy to welcome you and your delicious cuisine to Matawan.
Save the dates for Upcoming Summer Events.
August 10th - All Around Matawan Aberdeen publication kick-off barbeque at Bella Vista Country Club see flyer here
August 18th - Multi-chamber event at Jersey Shore Blue Claws stadium - see more information below
August 30th - Chamber sunset cruise on our newest member's boat - Bingo SportFishing - watch your emails for further information
Chamber Member News:
Welcome New Members for June: Bingo Sportfishing and Scarlet Reserve
Welcome New Member: Scarlet Reserve
Carmen Rivera is a long-time New Jersey resident with over 50 years in the Cliffwood Beach section of Matawan-Aberdeen. Scarlet Reserve is a Latina, minority-owned and operated CBD business.

As of recently, Scarlet Reserve has relocated to 782 Highway 34, Matawan. We were initially located in South Amboy for about a year and a half. Moving to Matawan has been absolutely one of the greatest decisions I made! The town has been very accommodating! Residents have been very friendly and welcoming. Terri (Bud Tender) and I both graduated from Matawan High School, which adds to the experience. We've had familiar faces from high school visit us.

We hope to continue to build a prosperous business in Matawan and expand across New Jersey. Scarlet Reserve is committed to the continued development of a premium CBD product and creating a strong and credible brand identity. It is our highest priority to provide quality assurance to our customers, and we believe that offering a premium selection will set us apart. Scarlet Reserve has created a reputation for having the best quality products and educating all the customers that have visited us. We are here to help educate customers on what is good for them.

Our customers come in with all different needs and we try to have the best quality products to help with whatever their issue is. In addition to being competitive in the CBD market, we also aim to provide employment opportunities for residents through our entrepreneurial spirit and passion.
Also, in March I applied for NJ Micro-Cannabis Retailer. With our CBD store being operational for over two years. We hope to be one of the first 100% Latina Owned Micro Retail stores in the State. Wish us luck. We also have a Matawan Discount for all residents and for Chamber members. When you visit the store, please tell the Bud Tender you're a resident or MACOC member! 

Scarlet Reserve is located at 782 Highway 34, Matawan, NJ. We can be reached at 732-952-2245 or info@scarletreserve.com. For info visit our website.
Welcome New Member: Bingo Sportfishing
Bingo Sportfishing, LLC offers multiple services to our customers depending on their needs. While our main focus and that of our Captains and crew is delivering the best fishing experience they can, we also can take your group on private cruises. 

From our 3-hour sunset bay/river cruises to our 5-hour Statue of Liberty tour, we can help you plan the perfect event for your group. We also pride ourselves in helping our customers peacefully and respectfully lay their loved one's ashes to rest in the ocean through our ash scattering at sea services.

We offer fishing charters for groups up to 6 on our 6-man boats and larger groups up to 35 on the Bingo. Think about us for family reunions, team building trips, fundraisers, bachelor and bachelorette parties, girl's night out trips, birthday parties or just getting out with friends and family to enjoy being on the water and catching your local fish to stock your freezers.

You will find scheduling your events effortless, our operations manager is always available by phone, text or email and will work hard to answer any questions you may have. We also offer a concierge service for anyone who would like us to handle your food and beverages being on board when you arrive. ( All trips are BYOB though )

Captain James P. Rivelli has been running and working on some of the most productive fishing boats in the area. James’ experience includes inshore trips for Fluke, Flounder, Bluefish, Sea Bass and Blackfish as well as offshore trips. Captain James has a far-reaching reputation for his offshore and inshore fishing experience and knowledge. A safety-conscious Captain, he has been fishing since childhood off the New Jersey Coast. James specializes in bottom fishing… blackfish, ling, cod, seabass.

If you’re new to Charter Boat fishing, no worries! We’ll take care of you. We provide experienced mates to get the bait for the hook, fix broken lines, and keep things running smoothly for everyone. All you have to do is just “go fishing.” Our hard-working crew looks forward to providing you with top-notch service.
For more information contact us at 908-900-8900, info@bingosportfishing.com or visit our website, at bingosportfishing.com 
Join us on July 23 for the Core Zone Grand Opening Celebration!
There will be grand opening deals, door prizes, refreshments and special guest Jim Dowd from the NJ Devils. 

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening celebration of Core Zone Integrated Medical Wellness at 3996 County RD 516, Suite 110, Matawan (Old Bridge) on July 23rd from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. 

See attached flyer for more details. Time of ribbon cutting to be announced.
A great time was had at The MAC Awards Night!
Last month we honored many deserving people with the MAC Give, Care & Do awards. Here are the MAC Award Recipients for 2021-2022:

Distinguished Business of the Year: The Geekery
Spirit of Matawan: Kurtis Roinestad, Matawan Historian, Matawan Historical Society
Spirit of Aberdeen: Eugene DeMarco - DeMarco's Catering & Gourmet Deli
Outstanding Service 2022:
Joan Roum, Matawan-Aberdeen Hometown Shopper and Bill Strang, Wiley Promotions
Chamber Member of the Year: RE/MAX Champions
Excellence in Community Service: KP Edgestone Realty
MAC Give, Care, Do Certificate of Appreciation Award:
Cross of Glory Lutheran Church and Matawan United Methodist Church
MAC Award of Appreciation - Decade of Service: Linda Martin
We are also happy to welcome Chris Parmigiani and Christy Minetello as the newest members of the Board of Directors and returning members Kimberly Paone and Barbara Downs McNulty.

Thank you to our departing Board members for all your years of dedication and service: Tracy Gibson, Alaina Acosta, and Lucille DaCosta. 

Legacy members were also announced as follows. We congratulate them and thank them for their support:

40 Year members - Bedle Funeral Home and MJ's Buttonwood Manor
25 Year members - Matawan Aberdeen Public Library, YMCA of Monmouth County, Ziegler Brothers
15 Year member - Reception Center at St. Clement
10 Year members - Alcoeur Gardens, Allstate Brian Fisher Agency, Jackie Berman, Chiropractic Naturally, Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa, Home Brite Roof Cleaning & Power Washing

Thank you to our sponsors: 

Event Sponsor - Alcoeur Gardens
Cocktail Party Sponsor - All Around Matawan-Aberdeen
Award Sponsors - Diaz Architects / Highline Arena / Kearny Bank / VoiceNEXT

Thank you to Mayor Joseph Almonte of Matawan and Deputy Mayor Connie Kelley of Aberdeen for presiding over the installation ceremony.
Thank you to Sue Fitzgerald and MJs At Buttonwood Manor for the great food, service, and accommodations.
Thank you to DJ Adam Saber Event Entertainment for getting us up and dancing.
Thank you to Cathy Zavorskas for putting the whole night together for us
And, of course, thank you to all who came out to support the award recipients and the Chamber.
Fun Happenings in Aberdeen and Matawan:
Much is happening in Aberdeen over the summer for both residents and non-residents. Click to visit their Rec Dept for information. 

Enjoy Free Live Music every Tuesday night from July 12th to August 30th!
Shows will take place each Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. Bring your coolers, blankets, beach chairs and bug spray. To view the schedule click here.
Matawan presents Family Night Under the Stars - Wednesdays in August - Movies, Music & BMX Night

There's a lot happening in Matawan over the summer for both residents and non-residents. Click here for Family Night Under the Stars flyer. For the Matawan Community event & activity page click here
Aberdeen and Matawan Day Info:
Aberdeen Day - Sept. 24, 2022
Applications for sponsorships and vendor spots available. Visit their website for further information. 
Matawan Day Street Festival - Oct. 1, 2022 (raindate Oct.2) 
Applications for sponsorships and vendor spots available. Visit our website for applications & info. Wanted - Committee Members to help implement this event. Email us at info@macocnj.com to find out how you can get involved.
Young Professionals Group of the MACOC Announces Jersey Blue Claws Networking Event!
Matawan Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce has formed a Young Professionals Group! If you are interested in joining the group or have any questions please email lauren@macoc.com 

MACOC has partnered with several chambers for a multi-chamber event at the Jersey Blue Claws Stadium on August 18th. Tickets will include early admission to the networking event where several door prizes will be raffled off, a $10 food voucher for the stadium, and admission to the game. Although the Young Professional Groups are running this event, all ages from 1 to 100, are welcome to join this fun evening.

Ticket prices will be $30 for members (and their guests) and $40 for non-members. See Flyer Here
We are proud to announce that our MACOC Printed Directories are now available. You can obtain your copy at several locations in the area, and at networking & community events. Members will receive their copies via mail or hand delivery. Thank you to Lucille daCosta of DaCosta Design for the wonderful design of the directory and to King Kong Printing for the great print job.
We now offer Member Job Postings
Attention Members: If you have a job you would like to post please send the information to: lauren@macocnj.com. MACOC can now post your jobs here on our website. Know someone looking for a job? Visit our job posting section on the website.
Get FREE advertising with our Spotlight Series!
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. Members Only!
State of NJ Business News
Need Funding For Your Business? Get help here!
There is one spot to search through multiple State funding opportunities, and you can filter it by type of funding – loan, grant, tax credit, etc – and even type of industry. Get results customized for your business today at Business.NJ.Gov/Funding
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. 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.
Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors:
Follow us on Social Media
 732-290-1125  |  Email|   Website