More than 200 vendors to attend April 9 event

PHOTO: 2015 Made in Monmouth event. Credit: Kim Skorka

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Mark your calendars for the 2016 “Made in Monmouth” event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 in the MAC at Monmouth University on Larchwood Avenue.

“This year’s Made in Monmouth promises to be the biggest yet,” Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone said. “Local vendors will be on both levels of the MAC with exceptional and unique products made right here in our county; we are proud to keep expanding this great event.”

Interested business owners should register to be put on the waitlist by going on the Made in Monmouth page on the Monmouth County website at visitmonmouth.com. There is no cost to the vendors or to the public.

Previous events have showcased jewelry, pretzels, orchids, surfboards, handmade glass, honey, cosmetics, flags, chocolate, tea and much more. All of these items are made in Monmouth County and were available for purchase to the thousands of people that attended the single day event last year.

“Made in Monmouth spotlights businesses that manufacture or grow products in Monmouth County and gives people the opportunity to shop local,” said Arnone.

Made in Monmouth is organized by the Grow Monmouth team within the County’s Division of Economic Development. Grow Monmouth officials meet regularly with business, civic and government leaders to provide state-of-the-art information services. It has become a major public-private project to create and preserve jobs in Monmouth County.

Interested producers and manufacturers are encouraged to request to apply for the waitlist online at www.visitmonmouth.com or contact the Division of Economic Development at 732-431-7470 for more information.

The list of participating vendors will be published on the County website at www.visitmonmouth.com.