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Mar 28, 2020

2020 EMACC’s Spinnaker Award Winners Announced

By Lori Draz

From left: EMACC’s Raymond Eckhoff, Corporate Good Neighbor Jon Schwartz and EMACC’s Jennifer Eckhoff

More than 230 guests came together at the Sheraton Eatontown for the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce’s (EMACC) 28th annual Spinnaker Awards and the 92nd annual Meeting of the Chamber on Jan. 29. The Spinnaker Awards acknowledge and honor businesses and individuals in the chamber’s service area for “above and beyond” community contributions. The Journal was honored to have been a past recipient of the Spinnaker Award and congrats all of this year’s honorees.

From left: EMACC’s Raymond Eckhoff, 50 or More Years Serving Monmouth County Award winner Rebecca Graboso, Volunteer of the Year Carol Stillwell, Public Service Award winner Tony Perry, EMACC’s Next Generation Leader Kevin Barry Moedt, Arts & Culture Award winner Lenore Kingsmore and EMACC’s Jennifer Eckhoff

 

  • Volunteer of the Year – Carol Stillwell of Stillwell-Hansen
  • Arts & Culture – New Jersey Teens Arts Festival, Arts & Education Center. The award was accepted by Executive Director Kevin Ciak.
  • Public Service Award – Mayor Tony Perry, Middletown Township
  • Community Service Award – Two Rivers Title Company, LLC. The award was accepted by owner Matthew Cohen, Esq.
  • Corporate Good Neighbor – Maurice Scwartz and Sons, Inc. Jon Schwartz accepted the award, and of special interest, Maurice Schwartz and Sons, Inc. are founding members of EMACC in 1928.
  • Nonprofit Organization Of The Year – Monmouth Day Care Center. The award was accepted by Executive Director Heidi Zaentz.
  • 50 or More Years Serving Monmouth County – Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center.       The award was accepted by Chief Nursing Officer Rebecca Graboso.
  • EMACC’s Next Generation Leader – Kevin Barry Moedt

EMACC also conducted the formal installation of officers including new members joining the Executive Board and new additions to the Board of Directors.

The fast-paced evening concluded with the EMACC Educational Foundation auction which provides scholarships and grants to non-traditional students. The Foundation Committee is thankful for the amazing donations along with the generosity of the bidding attendees.

To learn more about the award winners, see EMACC’s exciting list of upcoming events or to join, visit emacc.org .