COLTS NECK, NJ - Community, Business and Government will converge on Colts Neck High School in October at a Town Hall meeting where people from throughout Monmouth County will have an opportunity to speak and interact with their State representatives. All are welcome to bring questions and ideas as the Colts Neck Business Association (CNBA) hosts a distinguished slate of guests, including Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini, Caroline Casagrande, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden and Colts Neck Mayor Mike Fitzgerald.  This public forum format will discuss current issues of importance, followed by some informal time to meet and greet the panelists and other attendees.

This event will provide local businesses and residents of Monmouth County to directly interact with those they have elected to represent them.  “Laws are usually passed by legislators who want to know what their constituents are thinking.  Meeting directly with our representatives and sharing with them our thoughts and ideas can be a good way to see progress made in government.  It’s not enough to just pull a lever on Election Day.  If we want to be well represented we also need to speak-up and open a dialogue with them” says CNBA President Glen J. Dalakian.

There will be a time to meet and mingle not only with the representatives but with all who attend.  “The CNBA is focused on business but we have the community in mind in all we do” stated CNBA Vice President Anna Appolonia.  “This is why all are welcome to this unique event that will be of interest to business and community members alike”.

Doors will open at 6:15 PM  for the 7:00 PM event on Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 followed by a “meet and greet” coffee and cake reception hosted by the local DECA student chapter at Colts Neck High School located at 59 Five Points Rd, Colts Neck, NJ.  Introductions and a panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer segment. “The topics will infuse different levels of government issues – local, county, state and federal, covering important topics as submitted by Monmouth County residents”, says Gregory Calderaro the event committee chairman.  “We are confident everyone will walk away with new insights and awareness, and make some new connections in the process at this unique Monmouth County Town Hall event”.

For more information about the CNBA Town Hall Event visit their website at or contact the event committee via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to submit your questions and ideas for panel discussion.

The Colts Neck Business Association welcomes the public to their General Meetings which are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at the Colts Neck Public Library (1 Winthrop Road - behind Town Hall). The CNBA continues to grow and benefit local businesses and is led by; President Glen J. Dalakian of CSAV Systems, Vice Presidents Anna Appolonia of Heritage House Sotheby’s Realtors & Andrea Giannopoulos of Capital Paint Centers, Secretaries Carolyn Burtnick of Community Magazine & Monica Vermeulen of the Ashley Lauren Foundation and Treasurer Dave Sokoler of Merandex Technology Solutions. The CNBA has been working diligently to expand local business awareness and focuses its members on business matters and community service. More info can be found at or their Facebook page.