HOLMDEL, NJ: Entrepreneurs take note of this fast paced meeting. Holmdel Chamber of Commerce members and guests have an up front and personal C-Level meeting on the morning of July 31st (reservations recommended to membership@holmdelchamber.com) 

It's guaranteed to be satisfying and delicious! 

Join the Holmdel Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, July 31, at 8am in the WAVE room at Bell Works. You will hear from Keynote speaker, recently interviewed on FOX Business, Frutta Bowls founder and CEO, Brooke Gagliano. She's going to give guests a 10 minute presentation sharing with us insight about her inspirational journey from idea phase to successfully launching 28 locations. That's 28 stores open now across 9 states, and more on the way to reach a total of 50 Frutta Bowls locations by the end of the year, across 16 states!

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 Frutta Bowls foods have become a favorite with many, and there will definitely be delicious Frutta samplings to go with the hot gourmet coffee selections compliments of Eagle Specialty Coffee, for the Holmdel Chamber members and guests.  If you have a teen in the house, bring them, not just because they can be inspired and relate to Gagliano because she is 25 years old (yes that's true), and not just to eat Frutta Bowl samples while sipping a gourmet coffee (and snap pics of it because they will do that...All ages enjoy Frutta Bowls but teens are especially big fans...and many are into coffee too).  Bring your business minded - forward focused teen because there will be networking opportunities as well as valuable internship and volunteer information check it out here:

In addition to the ten minute Frutta Bowl inspirational presentation from a 25 year old CEO- the following guest speakers will give a 2 minute talk geared to teens and business guests alike:

Vydia's VP of Product Management, the amazing Jenna Gaudio will give quick tips to teens (relevant to anyone really) on how to land that great internship or job and talk about Vydia's internships. Vydia is an Inc 500 video technology company headquartered in Bell Works.

New Bell Work's Tenant: Upward.net's  Chief Strategy Officer Donnie Mannino will speak for 2 minutes about Upward.net's dynamic mission to 'help both employers grow their business and employees grow their career.' Donnie will talk about internship opportunities available.

Community Volunteer Manager Debbie Brew will provide valuable information on the topic of volunteer opportunities for teens beginning at age 13 and through high school, and possible ways your business or your teen 13 and up, can participate. This includes earning documented volunteer hours needed for many students, as well as possible volunteer experience for college resumes, etc. Debbie Brew manages a large data base as a volunteer liaison, matching volunteers and local businesses and organizations to provide teens from 7th grade-12th grade with valuable volunteer experiences, and businesses and organizations with volunteers who fit their needs.

Holmdel graduate, Founder and President of the International Award Winning Monmouth Film Festival, Nick Marchese will speak about his internship and mentoring programs and opportunities for the next school year. There's still time to sign up for his free workshops as well for August during the Monmouth Film Festival, so come and hear about everything directly from the founder.

Holmdel graduate and current Monmouth University student Joey Signorile will speak about her college and internship experience-Joey also represents Monmouth University, giving tours to interested high school students. 

Future Business Leader of America's President from Holmdel High School and Founder of CompanyRoots,  TAPinto Holmdel and Colts Neck's newest intern; Souris Jasti will speak about opportunities for high school students with his business group. He will also tell us the mission of CompanyRoots

The Holmdel Chamber of Commerce is a 100% volunteer organization. If you would like to reserve for the meeting, have your business be highlighted as a food or coffee sponsor or have any questions email membership@holmdelchamber.com If you would like to see live streams and articles about previous meetings, follow Holmdel Chamber of Commerce on Facebook. You can join online at holmdelchamber.com

ALSO: Every business attendee will have a chance to announce their business as we go around the room. If your business has internship and mentoring programs available let's tell our teens in the room. All official Holmdel Chamber members may bring brochures to set out and business cards. If you want to join today visit HolmdelChamber.com The best way to stay informed on the Holmdel Chamber is to Follow The Holmdel Chamber of Commerce on Facebook. After the presentations networking will resume for those who would like to stay.  

About Frutta Bowls--Frutta Bowls is a healthier alternative for a fast casual restaurant specializing in Acai, Pitaya, Kale and Oatmeal bowls, smoothies, protein bites and more! Frutta Bowls started in 2016 as the brainchild of Brooke Gagliano. After spending her college career focused on health, wellness, and sports;  Brooke sought out a way to pursue those interests while building her career. While on a trip out west, Brooke has her first Açai bowl, and the idea for Frutta Bowls was born. The Frutta Bowls dream started as a local idea with two locations. It has since grown into a nationwide concept, continuing to positively affect many lives along the way. Frutta Bowls sets itself apart by not only our commitment to providing healthy and delicious food, but also by our involvement in the communities surrounding each location. 

Brooke graduated from Drew University in 2014 majoring in Business with a minor in Biology and Art. She was a collegiate athlete playing field hockey, softball and lacrosse. She was on the All American and conference team for field hockey, All conference team for lacrosse and was named the Athlete of the year in both high school and college. After college Brooke had a passion for athletic training and nutrition. She started her own personal training business, and was training sports teams and clients until she was introduced to the acai bowl. Since then, she has worked hard to move forward with that. With the support of her friends and family she opened her first store May 10, 2016 in Howell, NJ at age 23. Shortly after that she opened her second store in Freehold, NJ and franchised Frutta Bowls. Now there are 28 locations open in 9 different states with plans to have 50 locations open in 16 states by the end of the year. We call ourselves the Frutta Family as 3 of the 4 partners are family members. Pat is Brooke’s father,  who has had his own construction business for years . He helped build Brooke’s first few stores and works hard everyday on growing the brand. Chris is Brooke’s brother in law who, in the the beginning, was helping with accounting and has recently joined the team full time. John is another partner who has been a great family friend of Brooke's Dad for years. Brooke comments, "Each of us have a strong relationship, and we are all considered family. For this reason, it is so important to us that our franchisees are treated the same way; as a family. Our hope is that each of our franchises treat their staff and customers as members of the “frutta family.”