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Feb 15, 2022

EMACC Announces Spinnaker Awards Winners

By Lori Draz

The Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce (EMACC) has announced the winners of this year’s prestigious Spinnaker Awards. Being selected by the esteemed panel of judges is a true honor – one that The Journal was proud to have received itself in 2017. Now in its 30th year, the Spinnaker Awards honor those businesses and individuals who freely give of themselves to make life better for everyone in Monmouth County. 

As chairman of EMACC, Timothy Davis of Intercounty Mortgage Network, Corp. stated, “Our Spinnaker Awards provide the opportunity to recognize the businesses and individuals in our community that make a difference in our everyday lives – from the companies that have been serving the community the longest to the newest and most influential startups to those that have been good neighbors making our little world in Eastern Monmouth County a better place to live and do business. We invite our community to celebrate together the accomplishments in our business community.” 

The 2022 Spinnaker Awards winners are: 

  • Arts & Culture Award – Recognition of individuals and organizations who support and cultivate an appreciation of Arts in the community. The awardee is the Count Basie Center for the Arts.
  • Public Service Award – Honors an individual who is a source of pride to the citizens he/she serves and is consistent with the high principles of the chamber for all who hold a public charge. The awardee is Robert Neff, mayor of Little Silver.
  • Community Service Award – Given to a business with less than 50 employees which has shown a dedication to the eastern Monmouth community by leadership and spirit in support of the quality of life.  The awardee is Reardon Anderson.
  • Corporate Good Neighbor – For a business with 50 or more employees whose culture motivates employees to act as good Samaritans to people in need and thereby making eastern Monmouth a better place to live. The awardee is Smolin Lupin.
  • Non-Profit Organization of the Year – Honor an organization that provides quality and consistent programs and services to the community. The awardee is Covenant House, NJ.
  • Serving Monmouth County for Over 50 Years – Celebrating a business that has found the key to success by remaining a solid business for more than 50 years. The awardee is Irwin Marine.
  • EMACC’s Next Generation Leader – Given to an active member who recognizes the benefits of chamber membership and growing a professional career. The awardee is Kevin Ertel.

Spinnaker is scheduled as a live event on Wednesday, March 23 at 5:30 pm at The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor in Hazlet. Tickets are $125 for members, $150 for non-members. For more information, call the chamber at 732-741-0055 or visit