The Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) recently installed its 2022 officers, with County Commissioner Deputy Director Susan Kiley administering the oath of office to incoming MRCC President Sherilyn Przelomski, the new executive board, and the board of directors.
“We are here to serve our members by providing the connections, resources, and support to build their businesses,” Przelomski said. “I am looking forward to this next year of serving and supporting our members.”
The annual installation ceremony and membership meeting, which was held Jan. 25 at the Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune, provided chamber members, supporters, and guests with an opportunity to celebrate the organization’s many events, activities, and programs that promoted the businesses interests of members in 2021, as well as look ahead to a promising 2022.
“It is our vision and drive to serve our members and our community as a resource leader,” said MRCC Executive Director Terese Rölke. “We will continue to focus on business education, business connections, and providing the maximum value to our members.”
For Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce members, getting down to business includes giving back to the community and having fun doing so. During the past year, the MRCC not only served as an advocate for business owners, but also offered support to local organizations in various ways.
In June, the MRCC Annual Golf Tournament raised funds for the AUSA Junior ROTC Scholarship Fund in memory of Colonel Sam Fuoco, with a $7,500 check presented to the organization. July marked the chamber’s Beacon of Heroes Awards gala, honoring heroes throughout the community who went above and beyond to serve businesses and residents during the COVID pandemic.
In September, the MRCC Young Professionals Group held the annual Caring with Karaoke benefit to support CASA for Children of Monmouth County with a donation of $6,500. November was the annual ATHENA Leadership Awards Luncheon, where nominees and award recipients were celebrated for their outstanding professional accomplishments and volunteer efforts to give back and allow women throughout the community to achieve their greatest potential.
In December, the chamber hosted the annual Team Challenge, an ethics and business initiative for tomorrow’s leaders: students from six schools in the Freehold Regional High School District. Also in December was the MRCC Women in Business Luncheon & Holiday Shop, where members and guests lent their support by donating gently used coats and new toys for the Community Affairs & Resource Center and non-perishable food items for Calico Cat Food Pantry.
Throughout December, MRCC members collected bars of soap to be donated to a public health class at the Academy of Allied Health & Science for their “Soap Sack” project benefiting 180 Turning Lives Around. Members also collected toys for Artis Senior Living of Eatontown to donate to the Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. And at the chamber’s annual Bayshore Senior Center Holiday Dinner, members served meals, entertainment, prizes, and gifts for area senior citizens.
At a time when businesses, organizations, and residents everywhere have been facing unprecedented challenges, the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce has remained a steadfast champion for the community. In 2022, the MRCC continues to present a full calendar of breakfast meetings, after-hours gatherings, presentations, special activities, charitable initiatives, and signature events, as well as a myriad of valuable benefits for chamber members.