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Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce honors local businesses at annual dinner

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John Magnifico (left) of the Gateway Chamber presents the Large Company of the Year award to Neil Spracklen (center) of Phillips Bayway Refinery as Glenn Nacion of Trinitas Hospital looks on. Credits: Mark Anthony
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Magnifico and Angie Tsirkas of Northfield Bank present the Medium Company of the Year Award to Bill Washington of Capitol Security Management, Inc. Credits: Mark Anthony
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Magnifico presents the Small Company of the Year Award to Caz Bielen of Premiere Media, LLC as Vicki Lynne Morgan of Russmor Marketing Group looks on. Credits: Mark Anthony
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Magnifico recognizes Jim Coyle, chamber president, for his 20 years at the helm of the organization. Credits: Mark Anthony
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The Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce honored three local businesses at its 105th Annual Dinner Meeting, held earlier last night at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott.

Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery of Linden was honored as the Large Company of the Year. Capitol Securities Management, Inc. of Florham Park and Red Bank was honored as the Medium Company of the Year. Premiere Media, LLC of Hillsborough was honored as the Small Company of the Year.

Bayway Refinery, one of Phillips 66’s 12 US refineries, has operated for more than a century and is one of the largest refineries on the East Coast, processing crude oil into a variety of products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, home heating oil, propane, butane and fuel oil, as well as many familiar consumer goods from their world-scale polypropylene (plastics) plant. The refinery has a significant economic impact to the local communities and New Jersey, providing 1,100 direct jobs. Bayway Refinery produces enough gasoline to meet more than half of New Jersey’s annual demand.

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Capitol Securities Management (CSM) is a privately owned full-service retail brokerage and investment advisory with New Jersey offices located in Florham Park and Red Bank. CSM has more than 20 offices along the Eastern Seaboard, with more than 200 investment professionals managing over 18,000 customer accounts and more than $4 billion of clients’ assets. CSM is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Premiere Media in Hillsborough is an award-winning video production company that produces live and recorded events, product presentations, television commercials, infomercials, promos and more for companies such as Disney Worldwide, Doris Duke Foundation, Ford, Chevy, Subaru, BMW, Infiniti, Lexus, The New York Department of Social Services, many municipalities in New Jersey and the Gateway Chamber.

Jim Coyle, president of the chamber, also was honored at the dinner for his 20 years leading and growing the organization. Under Coyle's leadership the Gateway Chamber has grown from a struggling local organization to one of the largest regional chambers of commerce in the New York Metro region, with more than 1,200 members.

"One does not set out to be a leader," said Kevin Gillen, head of retail strategy and solutions at TD Bank in speaking of Coyle. "It comes about through integrity and intent."

The keynote speaker at the dinner was Adam Levin, co-founder of Credit.com, co-founder and chairman of CyberScout and author of the best-seller, "Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers and Identify Thieves." Levin spoke about cyber threats and steps businesses of all sizes can take to protect themselves.

About the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce is the largest business association in the New York/Northern New Jersey Region, comprising 12 regional and local chambers. With 1,200 members, the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce has a 95 percent retention rate, the highest in the country.  

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