nbg waves supportPHOTO: Navesink Business Group, Monmouth-Ocean Development Council, Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau, Red Bank and Seaside Heights Rotary Clubs, Freehold Network for Success, Eatontown Industrial Park Association, and the Northern Monmouth, Eastern Monmouth Area, Jersey Shore, Brick and Manasquan Chambers of Commerce.

RED BANK, NJ  – Shore area business professionals gathered on the Sea Bright oceanfront last month to celebrate the Jersey Shore and help local communities at Waves of Support, a local fund raising effort conceived and organized by Red Bank's Navesink Business Group and Jersey Promise.

More than 250 attendees enjoyed a festive evening of networking and celebration at Sea Bright's Windows on the Water, on Ocean Avenue. Guests enjoyed samplings of menu offerings from the Red Bank Flavour Restaurants, as well as music from XPLOSIVE Entertainment, as well as Jersey Shore musicians Brian Kirk and Gary Philips. WRAT Radio Personality Robyn Lane made an appearance to acknowledge donors and event sponsors.

The evening raised $16,000 that will go directly to communities that continue to recover from the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. A portion of the evening's proceeds will also support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth County.

“We're thrilled that so many Monmouth and Ocean county business professionals came out to celebrate   and support our shore communities,” said Navesink Business Group spokesperson Robert Lowe.

The evening brought together many regional business and tourism organizations including the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council, Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau, Red Bank and Seaside Heights Rotary Clubs, Freehold Network for Success, Eatontown Industrial Park Association, and the Northern Monmouth, Eastern Monmouth Area, Jersey Shore, Brick and Manasquan Chambers of Commerce.

NBG's Waves of Support initiative will continue with a third event that will take place just before the start of summer. Details on this event will be announced on their website at " href="http://www.navesinkbusinessgroup.com/">http://www.navesinkbusinessgroup.com/" color="#000080" face="Times New Roman">www.NavesinkBusinessGroup.com.

The Navesink Business Group is a network of business professionals based in Red Bank, New Jersey. Established in 2006, they share ideas and platforms that promote new business opportunities. As a business consortium, they believe in giving back to the community and focus their efforts on local assistance.

Established in 2013, Jersey Promise was created to specifically help people and businesses in Central New Jersey restore and gain the confidence that was lost as a result of the disaster of Super Storm Sandy. For more information, visit  www.JerseyPromise.org