COLTS NECK, NJ – Coming to CNBA; New Officers, New Website and New year!  But not before the Annual December Holiday window Painting event with Colts Neck high School.  Once again the CNBA will sponsor young artists from CNHS to paint Holiday scenes on windows of retailers throughout town.  Enjoy the Art and the community bonding as business meets education to enhance the experience of our children.

Each year in December the CNBA hosts a Window Painting contest as dozens of High School Art students descend on the CN Business district to bring color and joy in the form of window painting to the shops around town.  Teams will pre-sketch and then paint in large splendor holiday scenes on some of the largest windows in town.  Monica Vermeulen of the Ashley Lauren Foundation and CNBA Secretary will organize the event once again.  Upon completion of the paintings CNBA Members will judge and choose the top three works and cash awards will be given to those chosen.  Come and watch the students paint on December 4th and from there enjoy the holiday scenes into the New Year.

At the December 18th general meeting a newly elected slate of officers will be installed for 2014.  We are very proud to have our first woman President Anna Appolonia” says Glen J. Dalakian the 2012/2013 President of CNBA.  “Anna has served as an officer for the past three years and it is with great joy that I see her taking the reigns as the new President for the group” he continued.  Anna will be supported by a great team including Vice Presidents Carolyn Burtnick of Community Magazine & Greg Calderaro of Morgan Stanley,Secretaries Patty Vollherbst of Colts Neck Computing & Alison Antenucci of Burns Brothers Custom Carpentry  and (returning) Treasurer Dave Sokoler of Merandex Technology Solutions.  Glen J. Dalakian will remain on the Executive Board as past President & Advisor.

Also new for CNBA is our exciting updated and improved Website with more ways to interact and to help our members to expand their business opportunities.  PattyVollherbst of Colts Neck Computing  has led the team in developing the new internet portal.  At the November General meeting Patty gave a brief tour of the site and spoke to the group on how to best provide the upgrades for the organization.

By now everyone around town should have received our Fall Quarterly Mailer. This “Shop Local” mailer highlights all of our members and their businesses and helps to share valuable information about upcoming events with our community.  In order to be included in our 2014 mailers and township Map you must be a member.  So don’t waste time. If you pay your $50 dues now, you will be a member for the remainder of 2013 and for all of 2014.


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Other events ahead include a Card Exchange (Free to members) open to all in January and the premiere Monmouth County Business event the annual CNBA Luncheon at Trump National will be held on March 4th, 2014.  Mark your calendar as this event sold-out two weeks in advance this past year and will be even more dynamic in the 2014!

The Colts Neck Business Association welcomes all to our General Meetings on 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 is currently led (for the remainder of 2013) 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. This Team has been working diligently to expand the group and focus its members on business matters and community service. More info can be found at or our Facebook page.

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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...