Business & Finance

Conversation Outshines Clouds at Jersey Shore Chamber’s First Monday Networking Event

From left: Taryn Rosell of Direct Development, Hazlet, David Kolakowski of After Five Specials, Asbury Park, graphic designer Kathy Smyth of Avon, and Russ McIver of Connections Un_Ltd., Allenhurst.
Attorney Stephanie Reckord, left, sponsor of the Jersey Shore Chamber’s First Monday event, chats with her sister, Meredith Spears of PowerBeads by Jen, a Pocopson, Pa.-based custom jewelry maker. Credits: Cathy Goetz
From left: Mark Cocciardi of Advisors Mortgage, Oceanport, Larry McCreanor of American Personal Alert, Wall, Anthony Urgola of Deluxe Cartridges, Manasquan, and Doug Fuhrman of Core Commercial, Brick. Credits: Cathy Goetz
Kathleen Burke and Joe Nista of A&M Industrial, Rahway, came out for the Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce’s First Monday Networking event, held at Klein’s Waterside Café. Credits: Cathy Goetz
Not letting the weather affect their good time at the First Monday event are Gail and Richard Thompson of Shore Oars by the Pirate, which sells custom-decorated and personalized oars. Credits: Cathy Goetz
Kerry Blake, left, and Brittany Ann Agrisani, independent fashion retailers for LuLaRoe, are more than happy to tell people about the clothing line offered through the Concord, Calif.-based company. Credits: Cathy Goetz

BELMAR, NJ — The Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce brought a bit of sunshine to Belmar on an otherwise damp and dreary afternoon during its First Monday Networking event on June 5.

Some 40 chamber members and guests enjoyed food, drinks and conversation under the tiki bar canopy at Klein’s Waterside Café for the business get-together, sponsored by Stephanie Reckord, an attorney with Greenbaum, Rowe Smith & Davis, Woodbridge.

The next First Monday Networking event will be held on July 3 at Klein’s, situated along the Shark River at the foot of Belmar’s Main Street bridge.

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Save the Dates for Other Chamber Events

The Jersey Shore Chamber will hold its 15th Annual Golf Outing on Wednesday, June 14 at Pine Barrens Golf Club, Jackson.  Registration begins at 7 a.m. with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and a shot-gun tee-off at 8:30 a.m.

Prizes all be awarded for closest to the pin, longest drive, straightest drive, first-, second- and third-place foursomes, and there will be a $10,000 putting contest.

A $235 fee includes breakfast, a luncheon, one-hour open bar, greens fees, driving range, golf cart, locker facilities, a golf gift, awards, prizes and a complimentary massage from Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa, Spring Lake. For the luncheon/cocktails only, there is a $40 fee.

Sponsorships are still available for this event.

A Business After Hours event will be held on Monday, June 19 at Reef & Barrel, Manasquan. The 5 p.m. event will feature a craft beer tasting by Dark City Brewing Company, Asbury Park.

Sponsored by Conover Beyer Associates in Manasquan, this event is open to the public. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.

For registration and more information on these events, visit its website at, call 732-280-8800 or email

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