COLTS NECK, NJ - Fun, Friendship and Business networking were all in play at the Cultivating Connections Networking event as the Colts Neck Business Association partnered with the Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce and the Eatontown industrial Park Association to create a most successful event. Over 200 people crowded the pavilion at Pebble Creek Golf Course where our host Ray Longobardi graciously sponsored the event. “The food was great, people had fun and the outdoor facilities made for a great event location” said CNBA president Glen J. Dalakian. “Ray is a gracious host and we are grateful for the excellent food and facility he provided for everyone’s enjoyment.
Proceeds from Cultivating Connections held on July 16th went to benefit Operation Provide Comfort Union Beach (www.opcUnionBeach.org) who had a presence at the event with their banners and videos to share what our neighbors have been experiencing. They still have years of recovery ahead and the CNBA continues to be committed to help the people of Union Beach through the recovery project. “We are excited to be able share the success of one of our event in the form of funds that will benefit the people hard hit by the storms last year” said Anna Appolonia Vice President of the CNBA. Special thanks to all the CNBA and EIPA members who had display tables at the event to share their businesses with all.
At the July general meeting attendance was strong and the topic of the guest speaker was most helpful and focused on small businesses. Christina Paccione of Investors Savings bank shared insights on Business Loans and how to obtain them. Her segment was part of the continuing education CNBA provides to its member at our General meetings. These segments add-value to our general meeting in providing additional tools for our members to succeed in their endeavors.
All are welcome, but members who attend CNBA General Meetings have a unique opportunity to win one of our “Add-Value” business packages (valued at more than $2500.00) to help them improve their bottom-line. The winner for this quarter was Patty Vollherbst , who is a long time member and the Chair of the CNBA Technology Committee. We know she will put these valuable resources to good use in her growing business “Colts Neck Computing”.
The CNBA is led by: President Glen J. Dalakian of CSAV Systems; Vice Presidents Anna Appolonia of Heritage House Sotheby’s & Andrea Giannopoulos of Capital Paint Centers; Secretaries Carolyn Burtnick of Community Magazine & Monica Vermeulen of The Ashley Lauren Foundation; and Treasurer David Sokoler of Merandex Technology Solutions. The group is advised by founders Sal Barbagallo and Silvan Lutkewitte. For more info about the CNBA, visit www.ColtsNeckBusiness.org or “like” us on Facebook!