Business & Finance

Rise and Shine at Jersey Shore Chamber’s Weekly Coffee Connector

From left, Donna Szakats and Tammy Gregg, both of Initial Impact, Spring Lake, welcome Jim Rothe of Rock Solid Systems Support, Ocean Grove, and Russ McIver of Connections UnLtd., Allenhurst. Credits: Cathy Goetz
Chiropractor Veera Guptka, Manasquan, peppered her early-morning audience with startling facts about the human body, including this statistic: Every person makes 300 billion new cells every day. Credits: Cathy Goetz
From left, Andrew Hurley of RMS Title and Appraisal, Lakehurst, graphic designer Kathy Smyth, Bradley Beach, and Mark Frey, Brick, of FocalPoint Business Coaching enjoy breakfast at the JSCC event. Credits: Cathy Goetz

BELMAR, NJ — Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce serves up breakfast for members every Wednesday at Waves on Main in Belmar.

And at this week’s popular Coffee Connector, more than 50 persons  had the opportunity to hear Donna Szakats, president of Initial Impact, and Tammy Gregg showcase their Spring Lake-based business, which specializes in custom “logo’d” apparel and imprinted promotional products.

JSCC's get-together also featured a lively motivational talk by chiropractor Veera Gupta of Optimum Health Chiropractic, Manasquan, who had everyone standing up and stretching to begin their day.

For more information about the chamber's Coffee Connector or other events, call 732-280-8800 or email

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