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Proudly Serving Eatontown, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Red Bank, Rumson, Sea Bright, Shrewsbury & Tinton Falls

Our Mission

“A resource to strengthen member businesses and enrich the communities we serve.”

The Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce serves the interests of member businesses through skills building seminars, legislative advocacy, promotional support and referral services. The Chamber provides the resources and creates initiatives, programs, products and events to assist businesses toward becoming prosperous and contributing members of the community.

What Is EMACC?

The Chamber is a “member-driven” organization whose programs, events and purpose is determined by the needs and wants of its membership. A volunteer member Board of Directors is elected by the membership to oversee and guide the organization through its annual program of work. The day-to-day operations are under the direction of a full-time Executive Director and Office Team who are responsible for all operations, membership development and programs, public relations and marketing and database management. A roster of volunteer committee members help create, organize and promote Chamber monthly meetings and annual events.

Photo courtesy of Monmouth County Historical Association

Our History

In 1928, 12 businessmen banded together to form the “Red Bank Chamber of Commerce” to serve the business interests of downtown Red Bank. Over the next 28 years, the organization’s membership grew beyond the borders of Red Bank and was renamed the Greater Red Bank Chamber of Commerce and followed shortly thereafter by the Red Bank Area Chamber of Commerce. In 1995, our name – and our service area – was changed to the “Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce” to better reflect our growing membership and the rapidly expanding business interests in the neighboring communities of Eatontown, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Rumson, Sea Bright, Shrewsbury and Tinton Falls.

Chamber Committees

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Business After Hours Committee

Plans After Hours networking events, secures venue and sponsorships.  Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 4pm.  Location varies.

Elaine Schembre
Realtor
Kevin Ertel
AVP - Area Manager
Jennifer Noonan
Secretary
Jennifer Brett
Manager
Co-Secretary
Suzanne Deegan
Representative
Andrew Harris
President
Marie Noglows
Realtor
Bryan Puzzo
VP Business Banker, Relationship Manager, Commercial Lending
Cory Shifter
Jennifer Eckhoff
Executive Director

Business Networking Breakfast Committee

Plans programs for the Networking Breakfast, secures venue and sponsorships.  Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month in person.

Chris Parmigiani
President
Chair
Bill Gallagher
Senior Planner
Randall Paulikens
Partner
Christopher Olson
Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor
Jennifer Eckhoff
Executive Director

eng! – EMACC’s Next Generation Committee

Plans networking events to encourage all generations to build connections & network with a community & charity focus.  Meeting times and locations vary.

Co-Chair
Heather Baker
AVP, BANKING CENTER MANAGER
Co-Chair
Bryan Puzzo
VP Business Banker, Relationship Manager, Commercial Lending
Co-Chair
Jennifer Brett
Manager
Lynzie Burmeister
Business Development Specialist
Benjamin Carbonella
Client Associate
Zackary Godfrey
Mortgage Loan Originator
Kevin Moedt
Christopher Yim
Benefits Advisor
Jennifer Eckhoff
Executive Director

Finance Committee

Small committee to work with the Treasurer for financial planning year to year for the Chamber.  Meets periodically as needed.

Kevin Muldowney
CPA, Sr. Manager
Raymond Eckhoff
Iselin, First Vice President/Team Leader

Health & Wellness Committee

Plans quarterly networking events, secures venue and sponsorship while promoting Health & Wellness in the community. Committee meets monthly via Zoom meeting.

Raj Gupta
Co-Chair
John Surguy
Financial Advisor
Co-Chair
Florencia Baez
Marketing coordinator
Maria Caputo
Community & Government Relations
Debbie Cohen
Studio Manager
Joyce Cosentino
RIta Das
Cara Graham
Executive Director
John Murdoch, II
P.C.
Joan Scocco
Dean - Continuing & Professional Studies
Leonard Somarriba
Co-owner
James Soviero
Owner, Chief Instructor
Christopher Yim
Benefits Advisor
Jennifer Eckhoff
Executive Director

Marketing Committee

Meeting quarterly, the Marketing Committee establishes the voice and continuity of EMACC messaging by encouraging sponsorships and marketing opportunities for members and events via Zoom meeting.

Chair
Carolyn Burtnick
Director of Tourism
Douglas Clark
Creator | Designer | Developer | Owner
Kevin Ertel
AVP - Area Manager
Steven Kass
Owner / CEO
Elaine Schembre
Realtor
Jane Tresnan
Jill Stryker
Marketing & Community Relations Manager

Membership Committee

Meeting bi-monthly on Zoom, the Membership Committee retains and grows EMACC membership through mentoring new members, membership drive events and face to face connections.  Attendance at events required.

Kevin Moedt
Chair
Jennifer Brett
Manager
Megan Jedry
Senior Account Executive
Steven Kass
Owner / CEO
Christopher Olson
Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor
Elaine Schembre
Realtor
Tom Shroba
VP Operations
Sandy Piperno
Membership Manager
Jennifer Eckhoff
Executive Director

Women In Business Committee

Meeting the 1st Monday of each month at 2:30pm – 3:30pm at Lakeland Bank in Rumson, the Women In Business Committee provides an environment for women leaders to Collaborate, Empower and Support each other. Networking events are held 4 to 5 times throughout the year with committee members securing venue and sponsorships.

Tracey Gomes
Manager, Rumson
Co-Chair
Kelly Power
Team Cook, Operations Manger
Co-Chair
Lynzie Burmeister
Business Development Specialist
Secretary
Dionne LeBlanc
Mortgage Loan Originator
Grace Hom
Financial Advisor
Joanne Spears
AVP, Sr. Financial Advisor
Judi Crook
Principal Designer & Owner
Leigh Heagney
Owner
Kate Plageman
Senior Vice President
Morgan Koehler
Financial Advisor
Patricia Caneda
Realtor
RIta Das
Jennifer Eckhoff
Executive Director

Merry & Magnificent, Annual Holiday Party Committee

Plans the annual Holiday event to celebrate the season.  Reserves the venue and secures sponsors for the event.  Committee meets monthly August – December with times, dates and locations to be determined.

Jennifer Brett
Manager
Benjamin Carbonella
Client Associate
Kevin Ertel
AVP - Area Manager
Raj Gupta
Andrew Harris
President
Grace Hom
Financial Advisor
Marie Noglows
Realtor
Jennifer Noonan
Bryan Puzzo
VP Business Banker, Relationship Manager, Commercial Lending
Elaine Schembre
Realtor
Jennifer Eckhoff
Executive Director

Spinnaker Committee

Plans annual meeting and awards event, selects winners, secures nominations, sponsors, advertisers and attendees for the event.  Spinnaker is the largest event for EMACC.  Meetings held throughout the year with dates, times and location to be determined.

Raymond Eckhoff
Iselin, First Vice President/Team Leader
Co-Chair
Marie Noglows
Realtor
Co-Chair
Jane Tresnan
Co-Chair
Jessica Dudick
Relationship Manager
Jessica Egger
Jennifer Noonan
Peter Pfister
CPA
Sandy Piperno
Membership Manager
Elaine Schembre
Realtor
Joanne Spears
AVP, Sr. Financial Advisor
Jennifer Eckhoff
Executive Director

Summer Soirée Committee

Plans a summer networking event to include a Charity Fundraiser, secures sponsors, advertisers and attendees for the event.  Committee meets monthly February- August with times, dates and locations to be determined.

Kevin Ertel
AVP - Area Manager
Co-Chair
Andrew Harris
President
Jennifer Noonan
Secretary
Elaine Schembre
Realtor
Co-Chair

Three Clubs, Nine Holes & Whacky Putters, Annual Golf Outing Committee

Plans annual golf outing, secure sponsors and attendees for the event.  Committee meets as needed May-September with dates, times and locations to be determined.

Raymond Eckhoff
Iselin, First Vice President/Team Leader
Chair
Jason Carris
Owner
Jonathan Curatola
Owner
Nicholas Dolan
VP Commercial Lending
Peter Pfister
CPA
Matthew Schneider
Jennifer Eckhoff
Executive Director

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