Business & Finance

Early Birds Get Breakfast and Head Start to Business Day

Inga Potenza, office manager at dentist Valerie Barba’s Manasquan practice, greet attendees with a “goody bag” not filled with sweets and treats, but dental care products, as the event's sponsor. Credits: Cathy Goetz
Corrine Trainor, an attorney with Fox Rothchild, Lawrenceville, delivers her talk on what every business should know about sexual harassment in the workplace,
Chelsea Pereira, outside sales director for the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, Toms River, informed attendees about a new program — Girl Sprouts for 4-year-olds entering kindergarten in the fall. Credits: Cathy Goetz
Patrick Murray, left, is a sales executive for WhatTaxForm, a San Diego-based firm that helps companies with their document needs. He is pictured with Ted Friedl of Excel Travel, Long Branch. Credits: Cathy Goetz

BELMAR, NJ — Waves on Main in Belmar was abuzz on Wednesday morning, April 26, as the Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce attracted a chatty early-bird crowd to its weekly Coffee Connector.

Some 60 people gathered for the breakfast get-together to network and just catch up with their fellow chamber members and other guests.

Inga Potenza, office manager at dentist Valerie Barba’s Manasquan practice, delivered one of the morning’s presentations — a heart-felt letter from a grateful patient.

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Corrine Trainor, an attorney with Fox Rothchild, Lawrenceville, gave a talk on the basics of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace.

The Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce is a community of business-minded professionals who exchange ideas, utilize each other's products and services, share information and help promote each other.

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To the Editor:

Attend the (Belmar Zoning Board of Adjustment) hearing on (Thursday, June 28) to voice your opposition to having two five-story condos of 24 units each on the first block of 12th Avenue. Join your neighbors in protesting this density of buildings and 62-foot height of housing units that will have a negative impact on the residential quality of the neighborhood.

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June 2, 2018

Belmar Police Department reported the following arrests occurred in Belmar and Lake Como from April 1, 2018 to April 28, 2018.


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