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Mar 04, 2022

Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Installation of Officers

The Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce 2022 Board of Directors and Staff. Top row, from left: Executive Director Terese Rölke, Erika Boyer, Jim McCarthy, Kevin Fenstermacher, Holly Schult, Immediate Past President Tamer Gouda, Tom Principe, Al Aloisi, Kathrine Dwyer, and Administrative Assistant Kathleen Hoffmann. Bottom row, from left: Beatriz Oesterheld, Bernice Lopez, President Sherilyn Przelomski, Vice President Tara Demyanovich, Mitali Vasa, and Bonnie Preston. Not pictured: Gerald Cioci, Joanne Colella, Vince D'Elia, Dawn Malinowski, Treasurer Dr. Prakash Vasa, and Mark Viggiani. Photo by Tom Zapcic Photography.

The Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC), which serves all of Monmouth County, celebrated its installation of officers on Jan. 25, with County Commissioner Deputy Director Susan Kiley, who administered the oath of office to the chamber’s incoming president, Sherilyn Przelomski, the new Executive Board and the Board of Directors. Special guest Tom Bracken, president and CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, presented an update of current New Jersey legislation related to the business community.

The Installation Ceremony & Annual Membership Meeting is always a well-attended occasion. This year, it was held at the Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune, where chamber members, supporters and guests gathered for an evening of celebration to reflect on the organization’s many events, activities, and programs throughout 2021.

Przelomski stated, “We are here to serve our members by providing the connections, resources and support to build their businesses. I am looking forward to this next year of serving and supporting our members.” 

MRCC Executive Director Terese Rölke added, “It is our vision and drive to serve our members and our community as a resource leader. We will continue to focus on business education, business connections and providing the maximum value to our members.”

In June, the MRCC Annual Golf Tournament raised funds for the AUSA Junior ROTC Scholarship Fund in memory of Colonel Sam Fuoco, with a $7,500 check presented to the organization. July marked the chamber’s Beacon of Heroes Awards gala, honoring heroes throughout the community who went above and beyond to serve businesses and residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. In September, the MRCC Young Professionals Group held the annual Caring with Karaoke benefit to support CASA for Children of Monmouth County with a donation of $6,500. November was the annual ATHENA Leadership Awards Luncheon, where nominees and award recipients were celebrated for their outstanding professional accomplishments and volunteer efforts to give back and allow women throughout the community to achieve their greatest potential. In December, the chamber hosted the annual Team Challenge, an ethics and business initiative for tomorrow’s leaders: students from six schools in the Freehold Regional High School District. Also in December was the MRCC Women in Business Luncheon & Holiday Shop, where members and guests lent their support by donating gently used coats and new toys for the Community Affairs & Resource Center and non-perishable food items for Calico Cat Food Pantry. Throughout December, MRCC members collected bars of soap to be donated to a Public Health class at the Academy of Allied Health & Science for their “Soap Sack” project benefiting 180 Turning Lives Around. Members also collected toys for Artis Senior Living of Eatontown to donate to the Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. And the year would not have been complete without the chamber’s annual Bayshore Senior Center Holiday Dinner, where members served up a delicious meal, entertainment, prizes, and gifts for area senior citizens.

The MRCC continues to present a full calendar of breakfast meetings, after-hours gatherings, presentations, special activities, charitable initiatives and signature events. For more information, visit MonmouthRegionalChamber.com, email info@monmouthregionalchamber.com, or call 732-462-3030.