2023 MAC Awards and Board Installation Dinner

On Tuesday, May 9th the 2023 MAC Awards & Board Installation Dinner was held at MJ’s Buttonwood in Matawan, New Jersey. A sold-out crowd gathered to celebrate 55 years of the Matawan-Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce and to honor many of its members for their outstanding dedication to the community in a variety of ways. We are grateful for the generous support from our event sponsors – Alcoeur Gardens, Spring Hills of Matawan, and ProFysio Physical Therapy.

We would like to Mayor Joseph Altomonte of Matawan and Mayor Fred Tagliarini of Aberdeen for installing our new Board Members and presenting the Spirit awards. A special thank you to Assemblywoman Vicky Flynn for the honor of celebrating with us and recognizing the accomplishments of our award recipients.

Board of Directors Installation:
Departing Board Members
Doug Preston, The Geekery
Chris Parmigiani, CMIT Solutions Monmouth County North

New Term
Erika Boyer, Edward Jones

Newly Elected
Wendy Bonello, OceanFirst Bank
Mary Foti, Nautical Media Group

2023 MAC Award recipients:
Distinguished Business of the Year – Alcoeur Gardens
Member of the Year – Erika Boyer
Spirit of Aberdeen – ProFysio Physical Therapy
Spirit of Matawan – Jay Lobosco, Matawan Economic Development Commission
Excellence in Community Service – VoiceNEXT for VoiceNEXT Caring Foundation
President’s Special Recognition Award – OceanFirst Bank
Thank you to our Award Sponsors: Calta Tax & Financial Services, LLC and McDonald’s of Aberdeen

Legacy Members of the Chamber of Commerce
– 10 Years –
Business Enhancement Services and Training
Mane-iac Barber Shop
Minnisink Village
Parents of Special People
ProFysio Physical Therapy
Spring Hills Matawan

– 15 Years –
Day Funeral Home

– 20 Years –
Columbia Bank – Aberdeen
Home Away from Home
Kearny Bank – Old Bridge Branch

– 40 Years –
McDonald’s of Aberdeen
The Ross Maghan Agency

Chamber businesses and organizations celebrating 50+ years of
serving the Matawan-Aberdeen community:
AMF Strathmore Lanes
Bedle Funeral Home
Cross of Glory Lutheran Church
Day Funeral Home
Issacson Orthodontics
Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library
Matawan Historical Society
Matawan Lodge #192 F.&A.M.
Matawan United Methodist Church
MJ’s Buttonwood Manor
The Ross Maghan Agency
Stewart’s Root Beer of Matawan
Town Tire Service, LLC
Waitt Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Washington Engine Company No. 1
Woman’s Club of Matawan
YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, Counseling & Social Services
Ziegler Brothers, Inc.

Photos from the event shown below are thanks to photographers Donna Delgrosso, Gary Gellman, and John Roman, and we thank Adam Saber Entertainment for providing music for the evening.