Member News

Welcome to our “Member News” page. Here, we will keep you updated on news and events our members would like to share. If you are a member and would like to submit something, contact


Welcome New Member: Morissa Schwartz GenZ Publishing

Morissa Schwartz is a young digital entrepreneur. She owns a book publishing company called GenZ Publishing (, a ghostwriting company to help busy entrepreneurs write books to help their businesses and personal brands (, and helps other entrepreneurs with their online marketing needs with everything from social media, to copywriting, online marketing material production.

Morissa’s mission is to positively change the world one word at a time. She also works with young people and aspiring entrepreneurs and makes them leaders through her talk ‘The Modern World of Work: Why a 9-5 is No Longer Your Only Option,’ where she encourages others to follow their passions and talents to succeed.

Morissa also hostsThe GenZ Podcast where she interviews innovators, artists, and business people. She has been highlighted on MTV, News 12, Fox, Teen Kids News, Let’s Chat, and Unfamous. She has been featured in The Huff Post, Yahoo Finance, and US News and World Report, Monmouth Magazine, and Drew Magazine. You may have read her writing for Entertainment WeeklyCambioNerd Approved, Medium,  Hello Giggles,Fashionably GeekWriters’ Cafe, Nerdalicious, I Left Venus for ThisThe MPulse, BuzzFeedCollege Times, Next Step, Inside Jersey, Grunge, Discovery Girls, Huff Post, Mad, Scholasticand more.

Morissa started her company after her creative non-fiction book, Notes Never Sentwas published by VIP Ink Publishing, while she was only in college and was ranked in Amazon’s Top 200 Books in the school-age children category. From there, she decided to help other new and young writers to get published through her company, and from there, began helping other entrepreneurs to write books and with their online marketing needs.

You can learn more about Morissa at Give her a call at (732) 306-5995. Or email her at

Feel free to give GenZ a like: and follow Morissa on Twitter:


ProFysio Physical Therapy welcomes Jess Zelen, Licensed Massage Therapist to the team.

In celebration of this exciting news ProFysio is offering 55 minute therapeutic massage for $39.99.

Don’t settle for a life with pain and limited function. Work with ProFysio, premier provider of physical rehabilitation in New Jersey. We are the only fellowship trained therapists in Monmouth County, and we are dedicated to providing each of our patients with compassionate, insightful, and individualized clinical care to improve and enhance the quality of their lives. We won’t rush our time with you. While our competitors see three to four patients in an hour, we treat no more than two patients per hour to make sure every client gets the help they need! Schedule your free consultation to find out how we can help you experience life in motion!


Welcome: Always There To Care Home Care Services, LLC

It takes a special person to become a caregiver. We insist our caregivers represent our ideals of integrity, loyalty and empathy, and we make all efforts to match their qualifications, interest and unique characteristics with your needs. Equally important, all our caregivers are required to pass our background screening process, giving you the assurance you need to trust a caregiver in your home. In addition to our rigorous screening Always There To Care is a drug-free workplace and all our caregivers are insured and bonded for your added peace of mind.

Our RN, who is also the co-owner of Always There To Care will personally perform an initial assessment and write an individualized care plan for the caregivers to follow. After our initial meeting, we will match our caregiver’s personality, skills and experience with your loved one’s needs.

To make sure the first day runs smoothly, the nurse will be at your house along with the caregiver to go over the care plan and any questions, you may have. She also closely supervises all caregivers, monitors client’s vital signs and provides education to the clients and their families. Always There To Care prides themselves at “Adding Years to Your Life & Life to Your Years.”

4400 Route 9 South ∙ Suite 1000 ∙ Freehold, New Jersey 07728
Phone: (732) 995-6525 ∙ Fax: (732) 303-7342


Welcome: Two Minds Media Videographers

We are Danielle and Nicole Giaimo, lifelong Matawan residents, twin sisters and the co-founders of Two Minds Media. Since starting our Wedding Videography business three years ago, we have filmed and edited the weddings of countless happy couples in the Tri-State area. In addition to filming weddings, we also have six years of Television and Film production experience, including working at Live! with Regis and Kelly, The Good Wife, The Rachael Ray Show and the Feature Film The Place Beyond the Pines. Our unique background provides our clients with a product that stands out from the crowd! If you would like to book us to film your wedding please contact us through our website. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Visit our website and view our videos!

Children of America

COA ABERDEEN – A Different Kind of Childcare 1360 Highway 34 S. Aberdeen, NJ 07747
The Children of America
difference is our commitment to your child’s future. Innovation & creativity are the hallmarks
of our teaching and the foundation of our infrastructure. With our qualified teachers and
proprietary curriculum, we provide your child with an unsurpassed learning experience.

Our facility in Monmouth County offers children a safe and caring environment in which to
learn and grow. Our staff and teachers are schooled in the art of creative play and
interactive learning, and use innovative programs to encourage cognitive, social and
physical development – which is just what your child needs most during these formative years.





Marjorie E. Benhamou, Avon

Marjorie E. Benhamou, Area Leader, Rose Circle, eRepresentative and Fundraising Specialist with Avon for 11 years. I not only service Monmouth County, but anyone in the United States. Avon is proud to be serving customers with outstanding quality product for extremely exceptional prices for 131 years!  We are not just lipsticks and fragrances anymore! We have products for every member of the family that include Skincare, Jewelry, Clothing, Shoes and much more! We have partnered with companies such as Cuisinart, Lenox, Mikasa, Disney just to name a few to bring you product for the home. Our MARK line is comparable to Mac and Sephora for about the quarter of the price. We are a company that cares for the community.  Avon has developed a Fundraising Program for any size organization or individual cause. We also pride ourselves in empowering women and men to earn extra income for the families or even to start their own Avon Home-Based Businesses. For more information or detail please contact me at: My Toll Free Number 855-360-AVON  or

Have A Great Avon Day !!!

Welcome to Lightbridge Academy of Matawan, NJ!

Our childcare center will be for children 6 weeks through Pre-K programs. We are currently under construction and should be expecting to open our doors in Spring/Summer 2017. We are conveniently located right off of Route 34 in Matawan in Broad Street Plaza next to Walgreens. We are about one mile away from the Matawan-Aberdeen Train Station and walking distance to NJ Transit bus stop. Lightbridge Academy embodies an exceptional curriculum while maintaining the highest safety protocol and an environment conducive to creating strong bonds of caring and friendship.   We utilize state-of-the-art technologies such as: biometric finger scanning entry, white board technology, Tadpoles (our parent eCommunication tool), iPads, as well as ParentView® internet monitoring. As “The Solution for Working Parents”, Lightbridge Academy is perfectly suited to help balance parents’ life with our enrichment programs and services.

The center will be managed by two experienced child care professionals Allison Gonzalez and Nicole Woodward. Both professionals grew up locally and happy to work in the same community and working for the friends, the families, and the community.


Please “Like” us on Facebook so you can see all the construction updates.

Congratulations to The Tutoring Center on their 1st Anniversary in Aberdeen!

In the next decade private tutoring services will play a vital role in helping the children of our community.  Residents in and around the Aberdeen Center in Aberdeen Township,  join their counterparts in more than 100 other communities throughout the United States who also boast a TUTORING CENTER of their own.

At The Tutoring Center, they have a clear four-part mission for every child who studies with them: First, your child will develop stronger academic skills in Reading, Math, and Writing; Second, your child will develop better concentration, focus, and attention span; Third, your child will gain more confidence and motivation; Fourth, your child will develop stronger Test-Taking and Study Skills. The Tutoring Center specializes in individualized, one-to-one instruction to improve academic skills for children from kindergarten through 12th grade.

“We are very proud of this new after school learning center,” said Nihar Mathia, Center Director,  “but we are most excited about the potential it represents for the residents of this community. We have done something important that will improve children’s lives for years to come.”

More information on the academic programs offered can be obtained from their website or by calling 732-705-3636.


Welcome Anthony J. Caltabilota, Jr., of Calta Tax & Financial Services, LLC

Anthony J. Caltabilota, Jr., is the founder and President of Calta Tax & Financial Services, LLC located in Hazlet, NJ. This independent financial planning and tax preparation Firm was established in 2003 and has focused primarily on providing expert tax and financial advice for a diverse array of clients.

Today’s investment climate offers unprecedented opportunities. At Calta Tax & Financial Services, LLC our mission is to help clients take advantage of those opportunities by providing them with three key tools:

  1. A clear understanding of their financial goals
  2. A well-defined strategy for achieving those goals
  3. Ongoing advice to help adjust their plan when their needs change

Our Gold Member Services cover all areas of financial management, from investment and retirement planning to risk management and estate conservation. We specialize in helping our clients develop a comprehensive, cohesive plan that fits their unique needs and enables them to meet both short- and long-term objectives.

On our website,, you will find valuable information for evaluating your current position and progress toward financial goals. We offer educational articles that outline financial concepts and highlight ideas designed to fill the gaps in your financial plan. You will also find calculators that will help you assess your current and future needs. Please remember to visit our website often, as our content is constantly changing.

Please call us at (732) 335-8500 to experience what separates us from all other tax and financial planning companies.


Riina Van Rixoort Offers a Collaborative Approach to Small Business Marketing.

Marketing is a key part of your business’ success and growth. As a Small Business Marketing Coach, my mission is to enable you to increase profits through successful and cost-effective marketing.

Your expertise is your business, your markets and your customers. As an entrepreneur, you are busy just running your business. Are you spending enough time on marketing to build relationships with your customers and attract new ones? Do you have a plan? How effective are your marketing programs?

What you need is a collaborative marketing partner to help develop a dynamic marketing strategy and effective programs. Recognizing that every dollar you spend has to work hard for your business, you will be provided with essential tools and coached on how to successfully manage your expanded marketing initiatives. We also offer comprehensive marketing services to fit your needs and complement your efforts. By evaluating results, you can maximize the return on your investment in marketing. An easy-to-use dashboard to track your results will help you learn what works and what doesn’t.

Contact us today to start the conversation with a no cost, no obligation marketing assessment. Get some quick, actionable tips you can use immediately to improve your marketing return on investment.

Telephone: 201-394-4818   Email:  

Website:    Facebook: – Van Rixoort Marketing LLC


Welcome Andrea Harrison of Prolific Profiles 4 U

Hi, my name is Andrea Harrison of Prolific Profiles 4 U, and I am your one-stop Content Writer for all of your company’s Inbound Marketing and/or personal promotional needs. . In today’s business and social market, content has become a top commodity in terms of promoting brand awareness and gaining trust and loyalty.

With my expertise in web content, social media profiling, blogging, email marketing and more, I can create compelling text that will draw a target audience and help you gain followers and/or clientele.

If you are a business looking to gain new customers or an individual looking to get your name out there, let me provide you with a complimentary diagnosis of your website, social media page, or any other platform that you are currently using. I will be happy to advise you, and then provide the necessary writing services that will help boost your ranking on search engines and draw more attention to the benefits of your products and services. In addition, I have a teaching background with a certificate in English, and can provide consultation and editorial services for college essay preparation, as well as writing instruction for young students.

For additional information please contact me on my page web or at 848-213-5520. Andrea Harrison at Prolific Profiles 4 U, Productive Wording for Successful Results!


Welcome Law Offices of Michele Alcalde

Ms. Alcalde’s practice areas consist of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law, Complex Removal Litigation in Federal Immigration Court, Criminal Law Defense and Municipal Court Litigation.

For the past seventeen years Michele has specialized in the defense of foreign nationals facing deportation on various levels. Her experience in the Municipal and Superior Courts of the State of New Jersey, makes her uniquely qualified to appropriately guide and explain to clients the immigration consequences of criminal offense charges and convictions. She represents clients in Post-Conviction Relief matters related to criminal convictions for aggravated felonies and crimes involving moral turpitude leading to mandatory detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and subsequent deportation. She appears frequently in Immigration courts on complex matters.

Michele is a former Municipal Court Prosecutor for the Cities of Newark and Paterson, New Jersey and was the first Hispanic female Municipal Court Public Defender in the City of Paterson, appointed by Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres in 2008. She also has been appointed by the Office of Attorney Ethics and has served as a member of the District XI Ethics Committee from 2008-2010. On March 27, 2012, she was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the Municipal Court Certification Committee, which is a seven member committee designed to prepare the examination and review process for all attorneys in New Jersey wishing to be Certified as Municipal Court Trial Attorneys. Read More


Welcome Edgewood Proporties

Edgewood Properties invites you to share in the excitement of our brand new luxury rental community, The Edge at Matawan! Our beautiful community, located in Historic Matawan, will offer spacious one and two bedroom apartment homes, and first class features. With 9’ ceilings, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, pure luxury bathrooms, including cultured marble vanity tops and porcelain tile flooring, these are just a few of the outstanding features you will come home to!

Community amenities will include a Fitness Center, Concierge Service and Package Acceptance, a Resident Lounge, Game Room with Pool Table, Business Center, Conference Room, Bicycle Storage, Elevators and Trash Chutes on each floor, Controlled Access Building, Open Surface Parking and Optional Carports. The Edge will be a Pet Free and Smoke Free community. You will experience peace of mind with onsite management and maintenance, as well as emergency maintenance service 24/7. Read More


Welcome Gerri Burns of IDTSecure!       

 Do you worry about identity theft?
Do you have a will; is it up to date? 
Do you think you might need a lawyer, but not sure?

Do have any questions before you sign that document on your desk?

One of our new members, Gerri Burns, president of IDTSecure, offers the most comprehensive and affordable legal and identity theft services through two 40+ year old companies LegalShield and IDShield. Read more.
Gerri Burns will be the guest speaker at our luncheon on February 7th at Trattoria Rustica in Matawan.  Great opportunity to hear more about protecting yourself and your identity.
Check out Gerri’s website


Our New Member, Becoming Sound offers Yoga, Massage Therapy and more

Becoming Sound will guide you on your path to wellness through yoga, massage therapy, and music. Steven Russell, owner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Yoga Teacher, and professional musician, will help you to breathe deeply, move with intention, relax, rebuild overworked muscles, relieve stress, build a better sense of self, nurture health, sing from the heart, and live in peace.

Visit the website or schedule a massage or yoga class by clicking here.

Steven welcomes all to his yoga classes, no matter their experience or level of flexibility.  He has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2010. Many who attend his classes would never have thought they could do yoga.  This ancient practice helps focus the mind, relieves stress and helps the body to move.

A great massage will be tailored to your specific needs. Massage can help the body to relax, heal from injury, and increase range of motion.

Whether through a relaxing massage, or invigorating yoga class, you will find yourself farther down the path to becoming sound.

Contact Steven at: or call 732-939-1909


Learn about the Services our New Member Grace Abounds Counseling & Psychological Consulting, LLC Provides


Grace Abounds Counseling & Psychological Consulting (GACPC) is the home of solution-focused therapy. Our services are designed to reach every aspect of mental and emotional health and well-being. We leave no stone unturned in our efforts to make the client feel whole again. From one-on-one to group therapies that address a wide variety of unique life situations for both adults and children. Being a part of the Grace Abounds family is beneficial in some of the most important ways.

• Gaining freedom from Depression and Anxiety.

• Access to Psychotherapy for Children and Adults.

• Access to Couples Counseling, Parenting and Co Parenting Counseling.

• Addiction and Recovery Counseling. Medication-assisted treatment Program. Suboxone. Vivitrol.

• Conflict Resolution and Anger Management.

• Education in men’s and women’s issues.

• Domestic Violence

• Mentoring

We have over 20 years of experience as therapists, with 12 therapists in our group practice. We provide both in- and in-home services to our clients. We specialize in individual, couples, child and adolescent psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy, and addiction counseling.  Among our areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, domestic abuse, trauma, marriage/relationship issues, substance abuse, and many others. Our therapeutic services are interactive in nature, client centered, and solution focused. Our goal is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.

Please visit our extensive services page. If there is a service or therapy you are seeking, contact us and have a conversation with one of our trained and compassionate staff members:

Grace Abounds Counseling, LLC

1208 Route 34, Ste. 20

Aberdeen, NJ 07747

Work: (732) 696-8162

Fax: (732) 638-1235


Isaacson Orthodontics is a family of orthodontists serving the Matawan, Middletown and West Long Branch communities for 50 years.


Drs Rick and Jim are one of the first to do Invisalign since it started in 1999.  They are Elite Invisalign and Invisalign Teen Providers.
We pride ourselves on being ahead of the curve in the latest technology, continuing education and consideration for each individual who comes to our office.
We offer a free initial consultation, so come on in today so we can pair you with an orthodontic plan that will set your teeth straight in no time”
Please read more about us on our website – 
LIKE us  on Facebook!!
We look forward to meeting you!!




Welcome Kadian Interactive Technologies

The founders of Kadian IT, Sunny Kauser and Rosie Rotondi, are thrilled to have joined the Matawan-Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce. Together the duo has over 15 years of experience in crafting brand identities, graphic design, website design and development, search engine optimization, public relations, social media marketing and mobile app development.

The team of two are eager to bring their global experience to Matawan, NJ and look forward to building relationships with fellow chamber members and small, local businesses. Value and honesty are critical in business – especially for small business owners – and that’s why Sunny and Rosie strive to work as a team with their clients to help create digital advancements that result in bottom-line success. They look forward to meeting you and exploring the possibilities of working together.

Kadian’s logic is simple. We create state-of-the-art digital marketing solutions through the use of interACTIVE technologies for companies who are ready to take their brands to the next level. Whether you’re revamping your current methods or just getting started, our experienced team will create a customized plan, tailored to your digital marketing needs.
Our specialized skills combined with our dedication to produce meaningful digital strategies, sets us apart. YOUR business goals are OUR business goals. It is this philosophy that allows us to be true partners.


Farmers Insurance is welcomed by the Chamber

4ee4b7f1-a7eb-4941-872b-c748d18028f9Since 1928 Farmers has been helping our customers get back to where they belong when the unexpected happens. Farmers Insurance is here for you 7 days a week. Call for a free, no obligation Farmers Friendly Review! My name is Lana Coiro and my agency is conveniently located at 245 Route 79 N in Morganville NJ (across the street from the Wickatunk Post Office). Set an appointment by calling 732-837-9280 or stop on in and pay us a visit in person.



New Member Spotlight: MD Repairs, LLC.

d9002070-e836-43c7-8857-9237447c7866Mobile Device Repairs, LLC is a family owned mobile device repair and accessory store. We service a wide span of mobile devices which include, cell phones, tablets, and laptops with technicians on site. Our services include cracked screens, battery replacements, broken buttons, water damage, computer virus removal, and laptop upgrades.

Same day repairs are offered for iPhone and iPads, and customers can wait in our comfortable waiting area. The store also carries a full compliment of fashionable and functionable accessories, including phone cases, charging cables, and portable batteries. All of our repairs are backed by a 90 day warranty which cover part and labor defects.

A unique tutoring service is offered for anyone who needs help with their mobile device or computer. This service provides a one on one session with one of our techs to teach you how to effectively and efficiently use your device.You can find us at 241 Main Street in Matawan and 644 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft. You can visit our company website



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BCB Community Bank – Establishes Newest Branch in Holmdel, New Jersey

BCB Community Bank has recently opened their newest branch, BCB Bayshore, located at 626 Laurel Avenue, Holmdel, New Jersey at the corner of Middle Road and Laurel Avenue. The new Bayshore branch is the 17th BCB Community Bank branch to open since the Bank was founded in November of 2000 and is their first branch in Monmouth County. BCB Community Bank prides itself on hard work, friendly customer service and convenient banking locations. In addition to providing for the banking needs of its customers, BCB is also actively involved in supporting many of the community’s programs and events, including the Matawan Historical Society, Holmdel PBA, Hazlet Youth Athletic League, Union Beach PTA 5K and many more. For sixteen years, BCB has had a proven track record of progress and achievement not only for itself, but for our customers as well. We currently have branches located throughout Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, South Orange, Monroe, Woodbridge, Colonia, (Woodbridge and Colonia branches are identified as Bank of Woodbridge, a Division of BCB Community Bank), Fairfield, Rutherford, NJ. BCB also has two branches located on Staten Island, NY.


The Chamber welcomes Dimensions Reiki, LLC

Dimensions Reiki logo-black tag line v5 Jeff Carpenter-headshot2Let Dimensions Reiki become YOUR source of health and well-being through our practice of the Usui System of Natural Healing, commonly known as Reiki!

Reiki healing helps to remind the body, mind, and spirit of a state of wellness, at once both relaxing and energizing, and our practice of Reiki is the driving of intention to channel universal healing and light into our clients. In conjunction with its non-invasive nature, Reiki helps to promote balance and health, helping to address many physical ailments and emotional distress. It continues to be used as a complimentary practice for most common medical procedures, soothing resulting symptoms and speeding healing, and it is effective both in person and remotely through distance healing. Our medical intuitive, Jeff Carpenter, certified RMT, has demonstrated significant success in helping clients to address a variety of minor and long-term issues.

Dimensions Reiki also offers classes to introduce new people to the wondrous practice of channeling universal energy. Existing Reiki practitioners and new students alike are welcome to contact Dimensions for more information on scheduling training and attunements.


Habitat for Humanity joins the Chamber!

Habitat for Humanity RESTORE LOGOThe Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County ReStore is “The Store that Helps Build Homes.” Located at 45 South Street in Freehold, we accept donations of new and gently used furniture, home decorator items, housewares, lighting, tools, building supplies and much more. Free pickup is available for donations of larger items.

These items are offered for sale at our store and the proceeds are used to fund our building and critical repair projects in Northeast and Western Monmouth County. It is one way we work toward achieving Our Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live. We offer an excellent selection of quality merchandise at great prices. Open to the public for shopping Wednesday – Saturday from 10AM – 5PM.


Woman’s Club of Matawan Celebrates 100 Years of Community Service

On April 4, 2016, the Woman’s Club of Matawan will be holding a Federation Day celebration atMatawan Woman House
their club house on Jackson Street, Matawan to recognize the club’s 100 years of service to the
community. Attendees that day will include past and present members as well as community
representatives and special New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) guests.
The guest of honor will be the NJSFWC President, Jill Passaretti of Vernon, who will address the
group. Senator Samuel D. Thompson (12 th Legislative District) will also be on hand to present a
joint Legislative Proclamation as well as Mayor Joseph Altomanto who will bring
congratulations from the Borough and Council.

The club  serves the community and the New Jersey State Federation through its
many local projects and fundraisers. These include: supporting clients and children at 180
Turning Lives Around; assisting veterans at the Menlo Park facility; providing a “wish Tree” in
the library for books for the homeless; creating blizzard bags for shut ins during inclement
weather; sponsoring food collections; presenting a “Girl of the Year” award to a
Matawan/Aberdeen High School senior and supporting the NJSFWC Special State Project, the
National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI- NJ.

The club also sponsors a variety of fundraisers including the upcoming Afternoon Tea and
Fashion Show on April 7 and a Golf Tournament at Bella Vista Golf Course in Marlboro on May
16, 2016. The proceeds from these events will help renovate their historic 140 year old building
The Woman’s Club of Matawan is currently one of 201 clubs throughout the state and is
affiliated with the General Federation of Woman’s Club one of the nation’s oldest service
organization of volunteers headquartered in Washington DC.

For information on attending a meeting or fundraiser, or to learn more about the club call the
President, Cathy, at 732-566-4828


FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties Joins Chamber

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The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties is proud to be a new member of the Matawan- Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce. The FoodBank distributes more than 11 million meals annually through a network of over 300 feeding programs in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, including those in Matawan, Aberdeen and surrounding Bayshore communities. Hunger is no longer a crisis that can be remedied with emergency food alone. The FoodBank works toward long-term solutions to the chronic problem of food insecurity, with initiatives to support a community where all people at all times have access to enough food to maintain an active and healthy life. Through programs and services like our Culinary Training Program, Nutrition Education, and outreach assistance for SNAP (food stamps), VITA free tax assistance, and affordable healthcare, we are working to build food-secure communities. We feed the lines and work toward shortening them at the same time. The FoodBank has received the highest rating of 4 Stars from Charity Navigator for six consecutive years.
When asked how individuals and groups can support us, we respond with: “Food, Funds, and Volunteers!” Financial donations help us purchase healthy food, support our outreach programs, and maintain our warehouse; Food donations help keep the shelves stocked; and Volunteers support all areas of the FoodBank, from sorting food to helping people file taxes, and much much more. Over 24,000 volunteer hours were logged in 2015! For more information, visit us at


Tiffani’s Vintage Closet Celebrating it’s Grand Re-Opening with a RIbbon Cutting Ceremony 12/17 at 6pm!

tiffani celebration copyTiffani’s Vintage Closet owner, Paula Agneta-Holt decided to move her boutique/high end consignment shop to Main Street, Matawan back in October.  Spending the past two months cleaning, painting and moving in/organizing  her merchandise, Paula welcomes celebrating her new look and location with all of you.  Feel free to stop by on Thursday evening December 17th between 6:00 pm — 7:30 pm to say hello, shop and enjoy some light refreshments.  Mayor Paul Buccellato  along with  some of the Matawan-Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will be  there to officiate over the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 7 pm.


La Riviera Hosting After Hours Holiday Relaxing and Shopping NIght, 12/18

 After Hours Holiday Relaxing & Shopping on Friday, December 18th from 4 pm to 10 pm at the La Riviera Restaurant and Bar located at 113 N Main St, Matawan NJ.  Why ‘shop until you drop’ when you ‘relax while you shop’! Enjoy a chair massage, snacks and easy shopping with over 10 vendors…it’s sure to be great ladies night out! Contact Sara 732-439-0338. 

Celebrate your newly renovated Library on Dec. 2, 2015

MAPLLogoThe Matawan Aberdeen Public Library would like to invite you to an Open House to celebrate the completion of the Library’s recent renovation.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6-7:30pm
165 Main Street, Matawan

Please join us for light refreshments and a tour of our new and improved space.

No RSVP required.
Open to the public – all are welcome.


Matawan-Aberdeen Hometown Shopper is celebrating 25 years!

hometown-shopper-web2Joan Roum, Marlboro, publisher of the Matawan-Aberdeen Hometown Shopper is celebrating 25 years of business since its inception in 1990.

The ad journal is mailed quarterly to over 17,000 residents of the local area. Publisher is a proud member of the Matawan-Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce since 1990.
For more information, call her at 732 834-0034.




Local Photographer Documents Autism New Jersey’s Milestone 50th Anniversary Gala.

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Photographer Nicole Hymowitz

Autism NJ celebrated its 50th year anniversary at Liberty Science Center on Thursday November 5, 2015. The event rose upwards of $50,000 to help the foundation give service to families with children and adults living with autism. New Jersey has the 2nd highest rate of autism in the country.

Monmouth County NJ based photography business, Nicole Hymowitz Photography, had the honor of photographing the event for Autism NJ. The donation of services to Autism NJ helped to record and document this historic milestone occasion for this very special foundation.

Here is the link to the gallery of the entire night and how it unfolded.