Upcoming Events

After Hours – April

April’s After Hours will be our general membership meeting to give our members an update on Chamber events, activities, needs and desires as we move forward through the rest of 2018 and beyond.


Meeting will take place on     Tuesday, April 24th
                                                  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
                                                  Woman’s Club of Matawan
                                                 199 Jackson Street, Matawan

 Light Refreshments will be provided


RSVP to Linda at rsvp@macocnj.com or call our office at 732-290-1125 so that we

can plan accordingly.

Cross of Glory Annual After Hours Event


Wednesday, February 21st at 5:30 pm

Cross of Glory, 95 Cambridge Drive, Aberdeen.
Enjoy a fun and relaxing evening at this popular annual event where you will meet the wonderful members of Cross of Glory Lutheran Church to enjoy good food and conversations!
Bring business cards too as you meet and mingle with local business owners, representatives and entrepreneurs.
Free event courtesy of Cross of Glory Lutheran Church.  Please RSVP to Linda at rsvp@macocnj.com so that Cross of Glory can plan accordingly.


February begins with Free Luncheon Courtesy of CareOne Holmdel

Join us on Tuesday, February 6th 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Topic: Customer Service
This is a free event but you MUST
RSVP to rsvp@macocnj.com so that CareOne can prepare
accordingly for the number of attendees.





January wraps up with an After Hours Networking Happy Hour

Join us on Tuesday, January 30th for this month’s After Hours Networking event.  It will be held at Mediterranean Chateau on Rt. 79, Matawan for a networking Happy Hour.
Special prices for a selection of appetizers and drinks.
This is a pay as you go event.
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
We hope you’ll join us for some or all of the event time.

Please rsvp to Linda by Monday, 1/29 as soon as possible.

New Year Begins with Luncheon at Trattoria Rustica

Now that 2018 has arrived, we are kicking off this new year with a luncheon on January 9th from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. Guest speaker, Irina Maryanchik, Healing Globe LLC who will be speaking about creating a successful business with passion, enthusiasm and inspiration.
Cost is $17 members and $20 non-members.
Please rsvp at rsvp@macocnj.com or call 732-290-1125.

Holiday Happy Hour Celebration Honoring Bart’s Restaurant 35 Years in Business

We invite you to take part in our Holiday Happy Hour Celebration in which we’ll honor Carolyn and Bart Ruggiero with a toast and a special

Chamber certificate commemorating Bart’s 35th Anniversary!

Please come, relax, network, enjoy great company and share in this wonderful milestone by attending this event on

Tuesday,  December 5th

6:00pm – 9:00 pm

Bart’s  Restaurant

74 Main Street, Matawan

Extended Happy Hour prices

Pay as you go

Please RSVP  to Linda at rsvp@macocnj.com.


November Luncheon  at New Member’s  Restaurant – El Rinconcito De Mama

Tuesday,  November 7th

12:00 pm  – 1:30 pm

Speaker: Neil Kriegstein of Kriegstein Financial Group, LLC
Topic: 2017 Income Tax Update
$15 for members, $18 for non-members
$5 add’l at the door without RSVP
RSVP to rsvp@macocnj.com

October Luncheon at Court Jester with Marketing Presentation

Tuesday,  October 3rd

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Court Jester, Aberdeen

1070 Rt. 34 , Aberdeen

Speaker: Riina Van Rixoort, Van Rixoort Marketing

Topic: “Taking Your Business Promotion to the Next Level”

$15 for members, $18 for non-members
$5 add’l at the door without RSVP

RSVP to rsvp@macocnj.com



September Offers Several Program Options:

September is packed with special events and occasions that are worth your time and attention.  From celebrating grand openings and ribbon cuttings of three member businesses to new programs for our members, it is a great time to get involved with the chamber.  Here are the programs and events you won’t want to miss!

Morning Marketing Conversations – Brand new for MACOC members!

8:00 am – 9:30 am  2nd Wednesday of the Month from Sept – May
Join chamber members over a cup of coffee to learn small business marketing strategies that can really help you and your businesses grow.  It is a 9 session series for chamber members, facilitated by chamber members with expertise on a topic covered in a session.   The first session begins Wednesday, September 13th at Quality 1st Basement’s Conference Room. To learn more about this special program, click here.

September 14th – Grand Opening Invitation from our members Powell & Roman Law firm
GrandOpening Invitation of their new Point Pleasant Office
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Full details here

 Friday, September 15th –New Member Orientation Breakfast 
Townsquare Diner, Aberdeen
7:00 am – 9:00 am
If you joined our chamber within the past 12 months, you will receive an invitation to attend a New Member Orientation Breakfast.  It is an opportunity for you to tell us your expectations as a member, learn about the Board of Directors, our programs and what our chamber can offer you.

Saturday, September 16th – Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Celebration at Lightbridge Academy!
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
233 Broad St.
Matawan, NJ 07747

It is an honor and a privilege to be conducting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for our member, Lightbridge Academy.  The owners, Sonia Batra and Arun Joshi have created a beautiful environment for their new educational childcare program at The Edge of Matawan apartment complex on the corner of Broad Street and Rt. 34.  Please join us in celebrating their successful opening and in wishing them great success and growth in the years to come.  Refreshments will be served. See the invitation

POSTPONED due to weather! NEW DATE: Tuesday, September 26th– Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Calta Tax and Financial Services

99 Main Street, Matawan

It is an honor and a privilege to be conducting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for our member, Calta Tax and Financial Services. Anthony Caltabilota and his staff have done an incredible job remodeling the building that now is home to his business.
Join us for this special occasion in which we welcome Calta Taxes and Financial Services officially to Main Street, Matawan and wish them great success and growth over the years to come.
The celebration will follow with food, drinks and plenty of opportunities to mix, mingle and network with each other.

Summer Luncheon Planned for August 1st with Small Business Development Center giving Presentation!

Tuesday, August 1st
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
La Cashina Ristorante
53 Rt. 34 North
Marlboro, NJ


Guest speaker: Jackeline Mejias Fuertes,
New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC)
at Brookdale Community College

Topic:  Small Business Resources

La Cashina will be serving a special menu with a variety of favorite dishes from which to choose.

Event Fee:  Members – $18.00*
Non-members – $22.00*
RSVP to Linda at rsvp@macocnj.com or call our office at 732-290-1125
*$5 add’l fee for non RSVP added at the door

A Free Luau is Planned at Bayside Manor, Keansburg!

Relax, enjoy and make worthwhile connections at our July After Hours Networking Event

Tuesday, July 18th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Bayside Manor Assisted Living
7 Laurel Ave, Keansburg, NJ 07734
Free Event  to include food and beverages

Please be kind enough to RSVP at rsvp@macocnj.com
or leave a message on our phone at 732-290-1125

by Monday, July 17th.

It’s Time to Celebrate and You’re Invited!

The Annual Installation and Celebration of Business Awards Dinner!

Tuesday, June 6th
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
MJ’s Buttonwood Manor
845 Rt 34 North
Matawan, NJ 07747
Keynote Speaker, Cliff Moore,  Entrepreneur, Business Owner, and Economic Community Business Development Coordinator

Installation of Board of Director members by Mayor Tagliarini, Aberdeen and Mayor Altomonte, Matawan

Buffet Dinner includes Entres, Salad, Bread, Soda Station

Dessert Station and Coffee/Tea
Awards and Certificates of Appreciation
Event:  $20 each – members and their guests
$25 each – non-members
($5 add’l at door without RSVP)

Must RSVP at rsvp@macocnj.com or calling our office at 732-290-1125. Prepayments by credit card accepted over the phone.


After Hours Meet & Greet at Kearny Bank

Speaker – Philippe Ferreira of Kearny Bank

Topic: Get the Funding You Need Today to Run Your Business Tomorrow

Free – Event – Food & Beverages to Be Served.

Must RSVP to MACOC 732-290-1125 or rsvp@macocnj.com

May 2nd, Networking Luncheon at Casa Fabian!

Help us celebrate Cinco De Mayo a little early on Dos de Mayo!

Tuesday, May 2
from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
at Casa Fabian Mexican Restaurant
at 129 Main St. Matawan, NJ (parking in back off Broad St.)

Speaker – Jackie Berman of Pearls of Wisdom and
The Tommy G Show
Topic: Tips on Networking – You Made the Connection, Now What?

Menu to include: Floutas, Chicken Fajitas, Burritos, Chimichangas,
Rice and Beans, Salad & Beverage

Event Fee with rsvp:
Members $15* / Non-Members $20*
Space is limited; We sold out at our last luncheon so rsvp early
*Please note: Without an rsvp, an additional $5 will be added to your fee at the door (if there is room)

Please rsvp to 732-290-1125 or rsvp@macocnj.com

As always, there will be time to introduce your business and to network with other members and non-members.

April 19th, Wednesday Night Happy Hour Networking Event

Join us from 5:30 – 7:30 at Bart’s.
on Main Street, Matawan for a
Happy Hour Networking Event.

This is a pay-as-you-go  event with special
Happy Hour Drink prices and 1/2 price appetizers.

Bring plenty of business cards and enjoy a relaxed
meet and greet evening.


March Networking Event – Luncheon – Bring plenty of business cards!

Join us at Mediterranean Chateau

27 Freneau Ave. (Route 79) Matawan

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Speaker – Brian Fisher, Allstate Insurance

Topic – Voluntary Employee Benefits

Cost $17 Members with rsvp*

$20 Non-Members with rsvp*

*additional $5 without rsvp

Please rsvp to rsvp@macocnj.com or call 732-290-1125 by Monday, March 6

February Begins with Important ID Theft Information

Gerri Burns, ID Shield and Legal Shield will give us Identity Theft tips and
the Real Story.

Tuesday, February 7th
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Trattoria Rustica
Main Street Village
Main Street, Matawan

Event Fee includes Lunch
Members – $15*
Non-Members – $18*

RSVP to Linda at rsvp@macocnj.com
 or call our office at 732-290-1125

 January 24th – FREE Event at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church

Join us at the 3rd Annual After Hours Meet & Greet. Enjoy this popular FREE* event and light refreshments including beer/wine/soda courtesy of Cross of Glory Church. Meet and greet Chamber members, guests and members of the Church community while learning about the services Cross of Glory Church provides within the local towns.

*We will collecting non-perishables for the local food pantry so they can replenish their shelves. All donations are welcome – canned goods, non-perishable packaged goods, cleaning products and toiletries.

Please rsvp: 732-290-1125 or email rsvp@macocnj.com

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Cross of Glory – Church Hall

95 Cambridge Drive

Aberdeen, NJ 07747