Member News

Welcome New Member: Young At Art

Maria Milazzo, owner of Young At Art, is a graduate from Kean University with a B.A. in Fine Arts/Teacher Certification. Maria lives in Matawan, NJ and has been a teacher of art to children and adults in the surrounding areas of her community since 1991. “The style of my work is ever changing as it reflects the ever changing outlook I have on my own little world.”

Maria adds, “I have a lot to be thankful for that I have been guided to the path of artistic expression. It has become something very strong within me that I carry along wherever I go.”

Maria is art teacher at Marlboro Elementary NJ in addition to teaching from her small studio in Matawan, NJ. She is currently a member of the Art Alliance of Monmouth County and the Provincetown Art Association.

Young At Art
Maria Milazzo, Owner
197 Main Street Matawan, NJ 07747

Call: 732-688-6694
Facebook: YoungAtArtStudio

Welcome New Member: Beautify by Luna

Taryne Castell, the owner of Beautify by Luna, is a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Artist who is dedicated to providing the best experience for every client. Our mission at Beautify By Luna is to create a safe space for clients to feel comfortable and relaxed all while enhancing their natural beauty.

We are dedicated to providing personalized services after our 1:1 consultations, that are tailored to each clients preferences and needs. From perfectly shaped eyebrows to defined eyeliner and lip blushing; we use advanced techniques and premium products to ensure lasting results. We adhere to strict hygiene and safety protocols along with providing a welcoming and supporting environment.

Our joy and passion here at Beautify By Luna comes from being able to see our clients expressions when they look in the mirror after we have completed their service. We are grateful and so excited to serve our community!

Special offer for Chamber members:

– 10% OFF – any permanent makeup service.

Beautify by Luna

87 Main Street Suite #200 Matawan, NJ 07747

Call or text: 732-979-7342

Instagram/FB: @beautify_by_luna_

For consultations or appointments please visit:

Welcome New Member: Jersey Medical Care

Jersey Medical Care is a family-owned and -operated psychiatry and mental wellness practice dedicated to the mental and emotional well-being of families in our community. Our holistic approach emphasizes the importance of treating the whole person in a structured compassionate environment.

The range of services we offer:
Talk therapy (1:1, family, group)
Medication evaluation and management
Career coaching (1:1, group)
IV Vitamin Therapy for Mental Clarity
Other specialized treatments, all tailored to meet individual needs.

Some conditions we treat:
Attention Deficit Disorders
Mood Disorders
Behavioral Disorders
Mental Health Trauma
Grief & Loss
We are listed as In Network with most private health insurances and Medicare.

We consider ourselves to be more than a local psychiatric provider; we’re a part of the community, committed to fostering a healthier, happier society where mental wellness is prioritized. We are ecstatic to join a community of like-minded business owners with a mission to create a positive impact on the lives of those around us!

Jersey Medical Care
100 Belchase Drive, Suite 100 Matawan, NJ 07747

CALL OR TEXT US: 732-707-4100
LET’S CONNECT ON SOCIAL: @jerseymedicalcare

SPECIAL OFFER FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS! – 10% OFF – any service not covered by health insurance including IV therapy, vitamin shots, and/or coaching services.

Welcome New Member: 3BR Distillery

3BR Distillery is the producer of unusual craft spirits featuring a kitschy, Soviet tasting room in Keyport, NJ. 3BR’s unique MENDEL vodka made from peas is an homage to a family recipe secretly distilled in the USSR. Experience craft cocktails, classes, events, releases, live music and more.

We offer our comrades at MACOC 10% off bar and bottle.

6-10 PM Wed
6-10 PM Thurs
6-12 PM Fri
2-12 PM Sat
2-9 PM Sun

Social media: @3brdistillery
Web site:
Phone: 862-259-5991

Location: 7 Main Street, Keyport, NJ 07735
Off 117 on the NJ Parkway

Welcome New Member: Ponemon Sweet Spot

Ponemon Sweet Spot is your neighborhood candy store. We are a Mom and Pop, family -owned and -operated store. Here you can feel like a kid in a candy shop! We sell delicious fine chocolates and other confectionary treats. We have Salt Water Taffy in a variety of mouthwatering flavors and a large selection of gummy candies that you can mix and match, or we like to call it, “Pick and Mix”. Memories from the past will resurface as you look around at all of our nostalgic candy options. Come on in and say hello. While you are here, try a chocolate from our fine chocolate case – it’s life changing!

Do you or anyone you know need help with party favors or pre-filled piñatas? We can make those!
Are you looking to set up a candy buffet table at an event? We can do that!
Looking for corporate gifts and gift baskets? We have you covered!
Are you a business looking for better wholesale pricing on sweet treats? Lets work together and make that happen!
Busy parent in need of a teacher gift? We have plenty that are ready to go!

Our mission is to bring some sweet joyful moments to you…our friends, neighbors, and family!

Ponemon Sweet Spot
Owners Valerie Lisojo-Ponemon and Bryan Ponemon
1061-J Route 34, Matawan NJ 07747
Email us:
Call us: 848-334-5114
Follow us on social media: Instagram – ponemon_sweetspot | Facebook – AberdeenCandyShop

Welcome New Member: Jeffer & Harris Jewish Funeral Directors

OUR PRICING PHILOSOPHY – Jeffer & Harris Jewish Funeral Directors understand the importance of providing pricing information that is easily understandable. With so much regulation in the funeral industry, we are required to attribute prices for every aspect of service we perform. This information is available on our published General Price List, however, because there are so many items listed, trying to ascertain from this list the bottom-line cost of planning a funeral is extremely difficult. The price for each specific service we offer is less important than the bottom line price you will be paying. When comparing prices among funeral homes, please be mindful of the bottom line and always feel free to call us with any questions or concerns.

OUR LOCATIONS – We are conveniently located on Route 9 North in Old Bridge New Jersey and on Main Street in Matawan- Aberdeen. Both facilities have large parking lots and a chapel set up for accommodating mourners at a dignified service.

OUR DIRECTORS – The Jeffer and Harris families have devoted over 120 years combined of their careers working to assisting Jewish families with honoring and celebrating the life of their loved ones.

The Jeffer family, who has owned and operated a very successful funeral home in Brooklyn, New York since 1943 reached out to Mark asking if he would join them on a new venture. Mark has been serving the New Jersey Jewish communities for over 50 years.

The Jeffer family, knowing that many families they have served over the years have moved to Central New Jersey asked Mark to join them. Mark has always wanted to be a Manager and Owner of a family operated funeral home. When he was given the opportunity to join the Jeffer family and a new relationship was formed.

Together, they will continue their work serving the families of the Jewish faith in Central New Jersey.

Jeffer & Harris Jewish Funeral Directors
Owned and Operated by Mark Harris
Click here for Mark’s bio

OLD BRIDGE LOCATION – 3377 US Highway 9 Old Bridge, NJ 08857
MATAWAN-ABERDEEN LOCATION – 111 Main St. Matawan, NJ 07747
Shared professional building with John Vincent Scalia Funeral Home

Visit our website at
Call us at 732-929-7200

Welcome New Member: Crave Hot Dogs & Bbq Food Truck

Frank Jr & Frank Sr., owners of Crave Hot Dogs & Bbq Food Truck, are a father and son team looking to give back to the community they have been a part of since 2002. Based in Aberdeen Township, Monmouth County they set out to share signature hot dogs and mouth watering bbq sandwiches. Their food truck has been operating since September 2023 and has been a part of multiple street fair events and, more importantly, local town events.

We have a hot dog menu with some next-level creations. Choose from our eight signature dogs, like our chili cheese or Memphis dogs. Order a double or a single, we don’t judge! Our BBQ menu has some classic favorites showcasing pulled chicken, pulled pork, and smoked brisket, or our Mac N ‘ Brisket sandwich. Who doesn’t love delicious mouth-watering brisket, on a warmed brioche bun, slathered with mac n cheese, beer cheese, and some cheddar?

Open for catering, pick-up and delivery use the Crave app to get the ultimate Crave experience in the palm of your hand! Download our app and enjoy 10% off your first purchase. Plus, earn rewards for FREE food with every order.

Crave Hot Dogs & Bbq Food Truck
Social Media: cravefoodtrucknewjersey


Welcome New Member: Association of the US Army (AUSA) Monmouth Chapter

The Association of the US Army (AUSA) Monmouth Chapter is a 100% volunteer organization with 1,000 members that supports soldiers, veterans of all services, family members, and youth in the greater Monmouth region.

We support soldiers and family members through our partnership with the Fisher House Foundation. The Fisher House Foundation builds “comfort homes” (similar to Ronald McDonald Houses) adjacent to major Military or VA Hospitals. Immediate family members of servicemembers or veterans recuperating at these hospitals can stay at these comfort homes free of charge during their loved one’s recuperation.

We support soldiers of local New Jersey units by recognizing them for their achievements. We honor the local Army Recruiter of the Year at our annual Army Birthday Celebration. We present a special Leadership Award to an Officer Candidate School graduate annually at the Sea Girt National Guard Training Center. We also invite soldiers and their families as our guests to many of our events during the year.

We support local veterans through our Service Dog Program where we purchase puppies, train them as service dogs, and pair them with local veterans with special needs. We honor local veterans in various ways including our annual Veterans Day luncheon and our support to the Annual NJ Run for the Fallen. We are active in the Monmouth County Veterans Services Council and the NJ State Veterans Chamber of Commerce.

We support our youth through our Junior ROTC Scholarship Program and our sponsorship of the Jersey Shore Junior Science Symposium.

We educate our local community about the Army, its importance, its needs, and its career opportunities for our local youth. We do this by getting involved with local community groups and speaking at local community organization meetings and events.

Ed Thomas, President

Welcome New Member: Hounds Town Old Bridge-Matawan

We are so excited to bring a new doggy day care and boarding facility to town! We recently opened on November 4th, 2023 and welcome all dogs of any size, temperament, disability, etc. Read on for more information about our franchise and check us out for your dog to experience their first Hounds Town Hangover.

Hounds Town is truly a unique pet care business, with services that include interactive dog daycare, pet boarding, and stress-free spa services.

Supervised by staff trained in canine psychology and management, dogs are grouped into expertly curated packs by size, play style, and temperament that allows them to safely play all-day, in a natural pack environment. Dog daycare at Hounds Town provides both physical and psychological benefits though socialization and exercise while also combating unwanted behaviors like separation anxiety as well as leash aggression. After a long day of play, all dogs are guaranteed a Hounds Town hangover where they return home happy and tired.

Boarding is centered around an all-inclusive pricing structure, where the dogs can cozy up in a townhome or luxury suite before hitting the play yards the next day for included all-day play at no extra cost. Hounds Town offers day spa services, including Townie baths with add ons like nail trims, teeth brushing, and blueberry facial scrubs to ensure all customers pick up a clean, pampered pup.

Further setting itself apart, Hounds Town has a no breed discrimination policy, making it easier for all pet owners to find reliable care. New customers can always expect their first day free, ensuring their dog can have the full Hounds Town experience. After all, we do it for the dogs.

Hounds Town Old Bridge
419 Route 34, Matawan NJ 07747
Located in Marketplace 2

Phone: 732.696.4646
Follow us on social media: FB: Hounds Town Old Bridge | Instagram: houndstown.oldbridge

Welcome New Member: RenoPros

At RenoPros, our mission is to provide exceptional service to our clients by delivering quality results with integrity and expertise. We are dedicated to offering innovative and honest solutions to enhance our clients’ renovation experiences. With over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, we are committed to meet the unique needs and expectations of each client. We strive to be the go-to local company for all your renovation needs, and we will always prioritize your satisfaction and trust.

From conception to completion, we will be with you for your entire project to ensure that all of your needs are met with a strict attention to detail. We pride ourselves on our proficiency in a wide range of renovations, with a focus on but not limited to the following areas:

Additions, Kitchens, Decks, Laundry Rooms, Mudrooms…and more!

We offer free designs and estimates, designed to provide you with a clear vision and cost projection for your project. Our in-house designer will take measurements, then create a customized design that represents your style. Style and affordability can go hand in hand without compromising quality, and our range of options ensures that you’ll find the perfect fit for your needs. Whether you prefer us to handle your project from start to finish or have your own contractor, we are flexible and committed to delivering exceptional results.

Choose us for your next renovation project, and let us transform your space. Our expertise is tailored to meet your unique needs and aspirations.

1208 Route 34, Suite 12
Aberdeen NJ 07747

Phone: 732-520-2204
Follow us on social media: FB: renoprosllc | Instagram: renoprosnj

Operating Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. -5 p.m.
Saturday: By appointment only.
Call or text us to set up an appointment.


Welcome New Member: Butterfly Effect Counseling and Consulting LLC

Butterfly Effect Counseling and Consulting LLC is offering counseling in New Jersey for ages 16 years and older. We have in-person appointments at our Matawan Office at 1000 Route 34, Suite 301 and mostly offer virtual therapy sessions.
My name is Tanya Jones-Awolusi and I have established this company with over a decade of professional background in this field under my belt. I am a faith-based Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I believe in keeping it real as I know that life can be a challenge at times. My own life experiences have been my catalyst for my “Keep It Real” approach to therapy. I have the desire to assist in navigating through life challenges with my applicable and relatable sessions. I realize that no two people are the same and so I tailor my therapy to the specific needs of my clients, and so do all the therapists that work with Butterfly Effect Counseling and Consulting LLC. We strive to provide a human-to-human interaction and connection. We most commonly treat Depression and Anxiety; however, we have other specialty areas as well. Our comprehensive services include but are not limited to:
Therapy for Depression
Individual or Group Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Counseling for Anxiety, Grief and Bereavement, and Trauma
We always talk about problem areas and goals for treatment prior to starting to make sure that our therapeutic style is one that our clients feel most comfortable and enjoy.At Butterfly Effect Counseling and Consulting LLC, we work as a team who are committed to help and cater to different needs and situations of clients. Are you ready to take the first step? Check us out at
Call: 732-858-1533


Welcome New Member: Vigor Dispensary

Vigor Dispensary is a pharmacist-led, diversely-owned retail cannabis dispensary coming to the Borough of Matawan in the next few months. We are committed to serving adult-use consumers utilizing cannabis along the full spectrum of health and recreation. Owners Susan Ao, MBA and Alan Ao, PharmD are lifelong New Jersey natives that will be bringing a small business emphasis to the emerging cannabis industry.
We are determined to become a premier retail operation serving Monmouth County residents and beyond to educate and empower citizens to normalize cannabis consumption. Our goal is to identify and carry industry-leading quality cannabis and cannabis-derived products that are hand-selected from diversely owned and/or locally licensed businesses. Our priority for diversity on both sides of the supply chain in this space is rooted in our belief of an equitable and transparent marketplace. Using combined decades of professional experience working in highly regulated settings, our management team and trained staff will be vigilant in the enforcement of cannabis compliance measures while making a positive impact in our host community.
At Vigor Dispensary, we will advocate for safe and personalized consumption of cannabis while providing a holistic understanding of how to achieve personal goals while integrating cannabis into daily routines. Using our team’s healthcare backgrounds, education and harm reduction is at the forefront of our agendas. Prioritizing a community-based focus, we will bring a sophisticated, intelligent approach in painting additional texture and color to the small business community of Borough of Matawan. From the time customers set foot in our dispensary, we’re here to cultivate and nourish their personal relationship with this plant. Our motto of “Live with intention. Live with Vigor.” will resound in their journey to becoming the next generation of conscious cannabis consumers.

Susan and Alan Ao, Owners
Social Media
Instagram: live_with_vigor
Facebook: Vigor Dispensary

Welcome New Member: Kate’s Canine Care, LLC

Hi, my name is Kate and I’ve been running Kate’s Canine Care LLC since 2016. In the beginning, I didn’t know that it would turn into the lucrative business that it is today and I couldn’t be more grateful. I was attending college at Rutgers University, babysitting, and dog walking on the side. I realized quickly that I was not heading in the right direction. I knew in my heart that I wanted to work for myself (and with animals) because I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit.

I had no idea what was to come, but I put my whole heart and energy into creating my business. I started off on Rover, and then branched out and became an LLC with my own insurance. I became interested with marketing and advertising, and my business took off. What I do makes my heart so happy and I couldn’t be more thrilled about what I’ve created. I love the flexibility, working with wonderful animals every single day, and providing my customers with stellar pet care. This job allows me to live the life I want and have the freedom I desire.

Kate Ballas, Owner
Serving: Aberdeen, Cliffwood Beach, Keyport, Matawan, Old Bridge, and Union Beach
Phone:(732) 822-4846
Social Media: katescaninecarellc

Welcome New Member: iMagic Luxury Beauty

iMagic Luxury Beauty is a full-service beauty salon located at 2 MacArthur Dr in Matawan, NJ. We are opening our doors with a visionary mission to deliver exceptional professional beauty services for all our guests. We offer a wide range of luxury beauty services from permanent makeup, lash extensions, facials, waxing, hair therapy, pedicure, and more. We welcome people of all ages and genders. We take pride in being one of the most trusted brows and lash beauty studios in all of central New Jersey. Stop by and say hello!
Our legacy and reputation stem from our ability to provide highly skilled services to meet our client’s expectations. We provide genuine honest consultations to our clients and do not rest until our clients are satisfied with our services. Our focus is to provide professional services and procedures with the latest trends. We offer a tranquil and relaxing experience with every booking. From our relaxing decorative atmosphere to our highly committed trained technicians, we strive to achieve excellence in all aspects of the customer’s experience.
Ruby Tran is the business owner of iMagic Luxury Beauty. With over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, Ruby knows exactly what it takes to provide a luxurious beauty experience that will leave you feeling pampered and refreshed.
Address: 2 MacArthur Dr, Matawan, NJ 07747 (Off of HWY 34)
Phone: (201) 388-2733 or (973) 978-2837
Website: | Facebook:    iMagic Luxury Beauty |Instagram:    iMagicLuxuryBeauty

Welcome New Member: PuroClean Restoration

PuroClean Restoration Services is a family-owned water remediation and smoke damage cleaning company. Chris and Robin Hoy purchased the water, fire, mold, and biohazard restoration company in 2010 when they transitioned from owning a construction company to owning another service oriented company, PuroClean. The Hoys and their team of IICRC certified technicians serve the following New Jersey counties: Monmouth, Middlesex, Union, Essex and Morris.
PuroClean Restoration Services works with insurance companies, real estate companies, homeowners and commercial property managers who call on us in order to quickly minimize property damage. Our team understands that water, fire, mold and property damage presents an unexpected and stressful disruption to our daily lives. Our role is beyond just repairing the property – it’s also repairing lives.

Contact Sales Manager Charlie Cacici: (973) 558-3109 | or visit for additional information.

Welcome New Member: Sparkle Boutique

Sparkle Boutique is a premier retailer of special occasion dresses and outfits located on Main Street in Matawan, New Jersey. We opened our doors in September of 2022 and are happily located in the heart of the community. We offer a wide range of gowns suitable for babies through adulthood. Come and give us a visit! We will size you and provide you the options available for you. The occasions we specialize in are Baptism, Communion, Confirmation, Bat Mitzvah, Quinceanera, Sweet 16, Wedding (Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Bridesmaid, Flower Girl).
Concetta Cavaleri is the business owner of Sparke Boutique. She is a mother of two and has a passion for entrepreneurship. She is excited to be a woman business owner with the opportunity to serve Matawan, Aberdeen, and neighboring communities. Contact Concetta here:
Phone: (917) 362-0522   Email:

Welcome New Member: Wishing Well Laundromat

Did you know that according to a recent study by Lombordo Homes, laundry is the third most hated household task in America. So why do people do it themselves?The Washing Well Laundromat has been a staple in Aberdeen on Route 34 for more than 20 years. We do more than just provide you with a place to wash your clothes when your machine breaks.
We pick up and deliver your laundry after we wash and fold it.You can literally bring your dirty clothes to us in a garbage bag, and we will wash and fold it for you. If you don’t have time to stop by, you can schedule for us to pick it up and deliver it back to you.We also do commercial accounts. If your business creates laundry, contact us, and take that off your plate. We will work around your schedule to have it ready when you need it. Drop us a line if you have any questions about what we can do for you or if you want to know what the top two hated chores are.Check us out at or email the owner at

Welcome New Member: Mattress By Appointment

Did you know that we spend 1/3 of our time in bed? It’s an important part of our health to get a great night’s sleep, along with eating right and exercising.
We shouldn’t have to spend a fortune to get a good night’s sleep. We are a small boutique-style business owner/operator with low overhead, which gives us the opportunity to pass the saving$ on to our customers. Our prices are 50-80% lower than big box retailers. It’s easy. Simply call or text to make an appointment to test out our mattresses to choose the one that is right for you. You can take your mattress home immediately (we sell ratchet straps for easy safe transporting) or it can be delivered.
If you don’t have credit; no problem. This is what makes us unique as we are the place to go for your mattress purchases. We work with great financing companies who help our customers get approved with little down. So don’t wait to try a new way of buying a mattress; you can save tons $$$ in the process. Life these days is so expensive, so take advantage of these extra savings that you work so hard for. You can take these savings to pay for your child’s education or go on a great family vacation. A great’s night sleep is so important and your wallet will thank you.
Call or text for an appt 732-523-0990. / 275 Rt 36 Hazlet, NJ 07730 / See website here

Welcome New Member: SHOP-A-HOLIC.

NEW JERSEY SHOPAHOLIC Established in 2005, is direct mailed to over 100,000 homes and local businesses in Monmouth Middlesex and Ocean counties each month through the United States Postal Service. The MATAWAN Publication is Direct Mailed to over 12000 homes.

As part of the Matawan Aberdeen Chamber Of Commerce we are offering a buy one full page ad get a second Full page ad for FREE! PLEASE call for details: Gregg Linder 917-841-7973


Welcome Returning Member: Nautical Media Group

Nautical Media Group is an award-winning New Jersey based Advertising Agency.

Headed by president, and CEO Mary Foti, Nautical Media Group is an award-winning full-service media organization that works with businesses to create and execute integrated marketing plans, elevating their brands through video, photography, social media, event solutions, brand building, SEO, landing pages, websites, and press releases.

Foti is a writer, producer, and editor who weaves wisdom and inspiration into her storylines, motivating clients and audiences to reach their true potential. She has worked in broadcast at Nickelodeon, Oxygen, and A&E, and post-produced Good Morning America. Her wide range of experience and talent is reflected in the diversity of work that has garnered awards and recognition for Nautical Media Group.

Following up on last year’s win, New Jersey-based Nautical Media Group once again gained accolades in this year’s 43rd Annual Telly Awards, receiving three awards in the categories of Documentary for the talk show WHEELHOUSE™, and in the Health and Wellness category for Summit Health and The Edison Community Campus.

Visit their website to learn more. Call 848-884-6117 Email:
Click to view their reel.

Welcome New Member: Hear Well Center           

HEAR WELL CENTER is an Audiology and Hearing Aid Center
 in Aberdeen.
Desirae Martocci is a Licensed Hearing Specialist that has been practicing in the industry for over 10 years.
She developed a vision for the kind of care she wanted her patients to have and decided to open up her own private practice. The office is located in Aberdeen, next to the Urgent Care and across from the Stop & Shop Plaza on Route 34.
She has extensive knowledge in treating hearing loss and Tinnitus. Desirae’s main priority is providing quality and compassionate hearing healthcare for all her patients. She provides (Mobile-IN HOME VISITS) for patients that can’t come out to the office and will perform a hearing evaluation in the comfort of the patient’s home. The office is open late weekly till 8pm. and also available on weekends.

From our comprehensive evaluations to ongoing checkups, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality care. We offer a wide variety of hearing technology from the world’s leading manufacturers for all needs and budgets. Hear Well Center accepts most insurances and managed care plans that offer hearing benefits.

Visit our website to book an appointment:
or call us at: 732-696-4444
Follow us on Social Media: Facebook: hearwellcenter1130
Instagram: hearwell_center

Welcome New Member: Function Forward Physical Therapy

Function Forward Physical Therapy is an innovative physical therapy clinic specializing in bridging the gap between skilled physical therapy, wellness, and fitness.
At Function Forward Physical Therapy, we strive to see our patients and clients holistically, not solely defined by the impairment or condition they are seeking care for. From pediatric to geriatric, we provide skilled physical therapy to all patients and clients, both in our facility as well as the convenience of your home. Starting with a comprehensive evaluation, we believe in using a biopsychosocial model when assessing you. This means we analyze the interconnection between biology, psychology, and socio-environmental factors that may be contributing to your overall health. We will then customize a treatment plan, focusing on activities and interventions that are tailored to your personal goals. We work to empower you on your health and wellness journey by maximizing your independence and function, as well as addressing any concerns you may have before they become injuries.
In addition to physical therapy, we have a variety of services to best suit your needs and carry your function forward! Wellness Memberships are perfect for the person looking to maintain their progress following discharge from our physical therapy services, or the athlete looking to gain a competitive edge in the off-season.
Wherever you are on your health and fitness journey, our Exercise Specialists will guide you to achieve success. From individual and small group training to our fitness classes, we offer a variety of options to build a training program around your specific lifestyle and goals. We also offer Inclusive Fitness Training with our Special Populations Health Coach for individuals with physical, developmental, and cognitive challenges. Our Recovery sessions are ideal for the athlete recovering from intense training, someone recovering from a minor injury, or someone just looking to add something extra into their routine to address the wear and tear on their body.
Visit our website at to make an appointment or call us at 732-285-2661
Web: 745 NJ-34 Suite 1, Matawan, NJ 07747
Route 34 Plaza, Matawan, NJ 07747

Welcome New Member : Jason Peist Architect

Jason Peist Architect is a local family-owned business specializing in residential and commercial architectural design. Jason and his partner, Donna, are both licensed architects, each with their own specialties. Jason is licensed in both NY and NJ, has years of experience with custom residential design, including Vastu Shastra, and is knowledgeable about budget friendly and creative designs. Donna is licensed in NJ and has LEED accreditation for sustainable design. She is knowledgeable about commercial building codes and accessibility requirements. Together, we provide tailored architectural solutions that accommodate our clients’ needs. Our firm has worked with several non-profits including animal rescues and institutes for the disabled.
171 Broad St., Matawan, NJ 07747


Welcome New Member: Scarlet Reserve

Carmen Rivera is a long-time New Jersey resident with over 50 years in the Cliffwood Beach section of Matawan-Aberdeen. Scarlet Reserve is a Latina, minority-owned and operated CBD business.


As of recently, Scarlet Reserve has relocated to 782 Highway 34, Matawan. We were initially located in South Amboy for about a year and a half. Moving to Matawan has been absolutely one of the greatest decisions I made! The town has been very accommodating! Residents have been very friendly and welcoming. Terri (Bud Tender) and I both graduated from Matawan High School, which adds to the experience. We’ve had familiar faces from high school visit us.


We hope to continue to build a prosperous business in Matawan and expand across New Jersey. Scarlet Reserve is committed to the continued development of a premium CBD product and creating a strong and credible brand identity. It is our highest priority to provide quality assurance to our customers, and we believe that offering a premium selection will set us apart. Scarlet Reserve has created a reputation for having the best quality products and educating all the customers that have visited us. We are here to help educate customers on what is good for them.


Our customers come in with all different needs and we try to have the best quality products to help with whatever their issue is. In addition to being competitive in the CBD market, we also aim to provide employment opportunities for residents through our entrepreneurial spirit and passion.
Also, in March I applied for NJ Micro-Cannabis Retailer. With our CBD store being operational for over two years. We hope to be one of the first 100% Latina Owned Micro Retail stores in the State. Wish us luck. We also have a Matawan Discount for all residents and for Chamber members. When you visit the store, please tell the Bud Tender you’re a resident or MACOC member!
Scarlet Reserve is located at 782 Highway 34, Matawan, NJ. We can be reached at 732-952-2245 or For info visit our website.

Welcome New Member: Grapevine Pro

We’re Grapevine Pro and we’re an Exterior Home Remodeling company who focuses on Roofing, Siding, and Windows. Although our name is new in the neighborhood, we’ve been locals all our lives. Despite opening just two years ago during the pandemic, we have found success and tremendous growth thanks to our dedication to the customer and delivering a quality product at an affordable price. After a very successful two years of business, we have moved into our new office (a pretty cool former firehouse) located in Matawan right off of Main Street and 34.


From initial visit to installation, our process is calculated and convenient. Our sales team are each experts in their field who have been trained by industry leaders and the top vendors in our market. All of our crews are in-house and trained directly in our state-of-the-art installation method.  

When you go with Grapevine, you can trust that the job is getting done the right way. We ensure this through the many services we offer such as:

  • Free Estimate 
  • Free Inspection
  • No Money Down
  • Lifetime Warranties
  • 100% Financing

Replacing anything inside or outside of your home can be a difficult process, but it doesn’t have to be. Any structural damage only gets worse over time and no one wants to sacrifice their peace of mind; be it the safety of your family or your financial stability. This is why we go the extra mile and why our first priority is always the customer’s satisfaction. We are home owners and family members, just like yourself, looking to do right by those around us. We believe this commitment sets us apart from other contractors who just want to get the job done. Even after the work is completed, our door is always open and our staff is ready to help. 

If you’ve noticed new leaks coming through during this rainy season or you want to give the house a facelift with all-new siding, give us a call and speak to one of our experts about how we can help. 

You can reach us by phone at (732) – 335 – 7770 or visit our website at to schedule your free estimate today!





Welcome New Member: Right Touch Organizing Services LLC

Right Touch Organizing Services is a professional organizing company serving Central and Southern New Jersey.

As owner, I specialize in creating a calm, compassionate and judgment-free experience during times of transition. Whether you are relocating, downsizing your family home, managing a small business, or navigating life’s many challenges, you deserve streamlined systems and functional solutions to help you stay on top of it all. I take the time to work with my clients individualized needs and offer customized services for their unique organizing style.

Right Touch Organizing manages the many tasks involved in a move and helps family members make tough decisions on whether to donate or sell personal items. My services are concierge style which means that when I am hired, my network of resources helps make these major life transitions smooth and seamless.

I am a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers and The Geriatric Advisory Council. I am also a licensed real estate referral agent with EXIT Realty East Coast. I partner with a variety of estate sale companies and with MaxSold doing online estate sales and auctions.

What brings me joy is my passion for being of service to others. Eliminate the stress of trying to do it all and get professional guidance you need from someone who has been there.

Email:; Call: 917.292.3175



Welcome New Member: Brew Coffee Bar

Brandon Castro, the owner of the new Brew Coffee Bar, believes that through coffee and community, his business can become a hotspot at 133a Main St., Matawan.

“While in quarantine, I decided to take my love of coffee to the next level and become Specialty Coffee Association certified in the science and preparation of coffee brewing and tasting. I studied online and in-person through Coffee Project New York,” Castro said.

“Brew Coffee Bar focuses on American style drip coffee and pour-overs. We offer several local coffee blends that are approachable, but sustainably sourced. With offerings from light to dark roasts there is something for everyone. We also carry light pastries and locally blended teas,” he said.

As the owner of a small business, Castro expressed the importance of supporting home-grown businesses by shopping locally. He said the personalized level of service his business can provide to its customers cannot always be found at larger operations.

“It is important to shop local because those businesses are usually the ones most passionate about their craft or service; they offer a level of care and love you won’t find at big-name places … when you can stay in town or right next door, you get to know the owners and the daily workers. That bond to the local products or people is a feeling like no other,” Castro said.

Castro, who is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., attended the local Cliffwood Elementary School and graduated from Matawan Regional High School. He has a passion for creating a local space that serves those around him. For Castro, the goal of Brew Coffee Bar is “to become a staple of the community” by offering high-quality service, hosting social events and “bringing awareness to what coffee can be.”

For further information call 848-468-5435 or email us, or find us on Facebook or Instagram


Welcome New Member: Elise Lenhart

As a Life-Cycle Celebrant, I am a professionally trained ceremony specialist who has an extensive background in the history of ritual, ceremony and traditions in many cultures and religions. Currently specializing in funerals and weddings, my journey to becoming a Life-Cycle Celebrant began at a young age with the death of my father. That particular point in time had a powerful impact and helped to direct the course of my life in ways that I continue to discover.

I’ve pursued a longing to understand the moments in our life that show us the depth of who we are, whether those moments are joyful, sorrowful or in the quiet moments we spend enjoying family and friends. Life has an uncanny way of reminding us who we are and why we are here, and my love of travel, new cultures and the friendships I’ve fostered along the way has been a catalyst to understand why I’m here.

As a Life-Cycle Celebrant I bring my life experiences to all that I do to create a safe place to craft a one-of-a-kind ceremony; whether for a funeral, wedding or milestone event, that expresses the individual’s story and purpose. We are all unique in who we are and our uniqueness is meant to be honored and celebrated.

What I’ve come to learn along the way is how easily we can miss the beauty of life that surrounds us, even in the smallest of moments. To celebrate the beauty of life and the lives of our loved ones is one of the ways we nurture our legacy for others to carry forward.
Feel free to contact me by phone at 814-883-7568 or by email Learn more on my website


Welcome New Member: Old Bridge School of Dance

Old Bridge School of Dance offers a quality dance education with family values. Proper dance education is our goal! Our staff is not only trained to teach dance, but to instill the life lessons of knowledge, discipline, grace and dedication! These traits not only make you a great dancer, but a great person that can achieve great things in life. At OBD we work hard to foster inclusive environments for students of all abilities.

Over the past 20 plus years, Old Bridge School of Dance has been educating, nurturing and inspiring dancers. Our studio and staff has brought the love and passion of dance in a variety of genres while helping them become wonderful, confident and well rounded dancers and people.

OBD has created a wonderful rapport with our community and spread our love for dance and priority of a family first business to countless families who have walked through our doors. We are continuously looking for ways to teach our dancers about the importance of giving back and participating in events that help others. At OBD our training goes beyond a dance education.

OBD strives to make every class fun from ages 2.5 -18. Our dancers learn proper technique, the importance of teamwork and grow to become beautiful artists. Our goal is for our dancers to gain a pristine dance education, make lifelong friends and to become the best versions of themselves they can be. Each day we give our dancers a place to escape from the stress of the real world and enter a safe place where they can be and achieve whatever they set their minds to. My goal as the owner and director is for every family that comes through our doors to be happy and changed for the better. I want parents to know that their child received top notch training from quality teachers. We are excited to be inspired by our dancers every day and the chance to have known all of our past dance families and future families. We promise to continue supplying quality dance training and to be an active part of our community as long as we can!

Feel Free to contact us at 732-566-6774 or for more information! Visit our website.


Welcome New Member: Fastkix Taekwondo

For over 30 years, Grandmaster Kevin Balon and his son Master Charles Ferrone have operated Fastkix Taekwondo in Spotswood, training thousands of students in taekwondo and kickboxing. Their second location at 74 Freneau Avenue in Minisink Mall will open on Monday, October 4th. Classes are offered Monday through Saturday in a state-of-the-art facility with over 2000 square feet total space including a brand-new custom training floor and a beautiful glassed-in guest waiting room.

Grandmaster Kevin Balon, an 8th Degree Nationally Certified Black Belt grew up in Old Bridge and established his first taekwondo club in East Brunswick in 1989. The school moved to Spotswood in 2007, and has trained thousands of taekwondo students, with over 150 AAU National Champions through the years. Grandmaster Balon’s son, Master Charles Ferrone is a 6th Degree Nationally Certified black belt who started training in 1995. He is the school’s training director and competition team head coach.

Fastkix offers taekwondo martial arts training for students ages 5 and up and a Mini-Master skills-based program for children ages 3 and 4. They also offer adult kickboxing which is a total body workout and a great way to get in shape fast. All classes are led by adult instructors who are at least 4th Degree black belts or higher, and who trained in the Fastkix program. When you join our programs, you’re part of our Fastkix family!

You can register for a free trial class at or call 732-254-1214.



Welcome New Member: Tao & Zen Acupuncture

At Tao & Zen Acupuncture, the patient is always the most important person in the room. The focus of an acupuncture is to treat the person rather than a condition; by listening to the patient, gathering the facts, and looking at the big picture, a personalized treatment plan is developed and tweaked as needed according to patient feedback. Ultimately, acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Safe, drug-free treatments are available to alleviate a host of ailments and to reach and maintain optimal health.

Acupuncture is a medical art with a rich and long-standing history; the earliest known Chinese medical texts date back to between 186 and 156 BC. The World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health released a report in 2003 listing conditions effectively treated by acupuncture, including

• Anxiety
• Osteoarthritis
• Sciatica
• Depression
• Fibromyalgia
• Acid reflux
• Insomnia
• Peripheral neuropathies
• Irritable bowel and colitis
• Headache and migraine
• Disc issues
• Menopausal syndrome
• Sinusitis
• Frozen shoulder
• Menstrual issues

Tao & Zen Acupuncture has been serving the Matawan-Aberdeen community for over fifteen years at its former location next to the Hobby Shop and now in its current location next to Eli’s Bagels. A licensed acupuncturist since 1999, Kristina Zuck recently completed her doctoral studies and has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Acupuncture.
Tao & Zen is an Out-of-Network provider willing to work with insurance companies and offers affordable self-pay treatment rates. Feel free to reach out to Kristina at 732-718-1765, email


Welcome New Member: Gotham Trinity Productions
Film and Media Production Company

If someone is scrolling on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, what catches their eye? Numbers people tell us and I’m sure you agree…IT’S A VIDEO! Heck, one of the most successful social media platforms is based solely on video…TikTok!
SO?!?! Get- In-On-The-Game!

Contact Gotham Trinity for your social media friendly videos that give people the 4-1-1 on YOUR business!
Commercials | Promotions | Event Coverage |
Live In-Person/Virtual Broadcasts | Skits | Movies.
From conception to completion:

C: 917-921-9532
YouTube GTP on LinkedIn


Welcome New Member: CMIT Solutions of Monmouth County North

CMIT Solutions of Monmouth County North is a leading provider of information technology (IT) managed services, support, and solutions for small and medium-sized businesses.

Local business owners and management can have a trusted IT partner who will provide flat rate, around-the-clock monitoring, cybersecurity, IT support, and cloud and backup solutions.

Working with CMIT, the local business community gains a competitive advantage in today’s increasingly challenging marketplace. In short – CMIT Solutions of Monmouth County North offers enterprise-class IT solutions at prices small businesses can afford.

CMIT Solutions of Monmouth County North president, Chris Parmigiani, has held positions as an executive director, global operations manager, and as a practice lead for a business process improvement organization for some of the world’s leading organizations.

His 20+ years of experience managing technology projects, across many industries, coupled with his expertise in process improvement ensure the appropriate technology solutions are implemented. And with over 240 CMIT Solutions offices nationwide and access to the skills of over 1,000 IT experts – partnering with Chris & CMIT will truly be an asset to your organization.

CMIT Solutions of Monmouth County North is offering all Matawan-Aberdeen Chamber members a complimentary dark web scan. Interested? Schedule a 30-minute introductory call with Chris.

Visit our website
Contact Us: Office: 732.708.4944 Email:



Welcome New Member: Alternate Ending Beer Co.

Alternate Ending Beer Co. is a destination brewpub located in the former Bow Tie Cinemas on Rt. 34 in Aberdeen. We are a friendly gathering space where people come from near and far to drink a delicious beer, have an incredible meal, and watch one of their favorite movies in our movie theater room.
All of our signature craft beer is brewed on location with a state-of-the-art brewhouse, and our specialty beers include Juicy IPA, traditional lagers, oatmeal stouts, and delicate mixed cultures.
We are SO excited about our partnership with Talula’s of Asbury Park! Talula’s will provide a casual yet vibrant menu centered around sourdough square pizza pies, which are perfect for pairing with beer. We’ll also offer a variety of non-pizza dishes including fun theater snacks such as heirloom non-GMO popcorn, quality pub grub, seasonal salads, gourmet tacos, and housemade desserts. Our handcrafted cocktail menu incorporates fresh juices, house-made syrups, shrubs and herbal tonics, and will feature a variety of cocktails, some barrel-aged and on tap!
Owner/founder Scott Novick founded Alternate Ending in the fall of 2018. Scott began home brewing in his NJ backyard about six years prior. He finally left corporate America to get a job washing kegs at Other Half Brewing Company in Brooklyn, his equivalent of playing for the Yankees. He soon joined the brewing staff at OH and worked there until the opportunity to open Alternate Ending fell into his lap. Scott intended to open a production brewery, but his alternate ending said otherwise when he learned of a liquor license for sale in Aberdeen. This liquor license allows AE to operate as a brewpub, meaning we can serve food and other liquor besides beer. Scott worked tirelessly through the COVID pandemic and surrounded himself with a strong team to bring Alternate Ending Beer Co. to Aberdeen!
Everyone at Alternate Ending is thrilled to be a part of the Aberdeen/Matawan community. In fact, many of our employees live here and some even worked at the Bow Tie theater!
We are looking forward to meeting the Chamber members in the future and even hosting some chamber events at AE! Opening soon – end of October.
You can learn more by visiting our website at or Instagram at 


Welcome New Member: Affordable Remediation & Emergency Services

My name is Dominick De Fendis, and I am the owner and operator of Affordable Remediation & Emergency Services since 2008. We are located at 360 Main Street Suite 4 Matawan, NJ 07747 in the old Matawan lumber yard. I would like to thank the Matawan Chamber of Commerce for allowing me to be a part of this great establishment, and I look forward to working with the other members & the community for all your Infectious Disease Control and Mold Remediation needs.

During this trying time amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, Affordable Remediation is offering a 20% off discount to all Matawan Aberdeen Chamber members for disinfection of your business or home using Monofoil technology that with one application which will continue to disinfect for virus and bacteria for over 30 days.For any additional questions or concerns please call me anytime or email me.
Dominick De Fendis Office: 732-769-8101    Cell: 718-614-7323    Email:

Welcome New Member: Matawan United Methodist Church

We invite you to discover this sacred space for worship, with its beautiful people. Find here joy, laughter and friendship. We joyfully welcome everyone—and we mean EVERYONE! We are especially sensitive to those who have little or no history of religious expression, but who yearn for spiritual meaning and experience. We reach out to those who are lonely, on the margin of life, and those who experience discrimination with respect to race or gender identity and expression. We gather every Sunday at 10 am. Come early and enjoy praise music. Refreshments and friendship take place afterward in the Fellowship Hall.

The church serves the community in a variety of ministries: a Food Pantry, Thrift Shop and a Flea Market on Saturdays, beginning in May. We support the Women’s Shelter with a Holiday collection. The church sponsors both a boy scout and a girl scout troop. Our volley ball court was renovated by High School volunteers and is open to the public. We offer Rummage Sales twice a year, as well as special dinners and a Holiday Tea as fundraisers. Two districts vote here.

Our pastor, Nick Connolly, entered a life of ministry sixty years ago, first as a Jesuit for twenty-four years, the remaining years as a United Methodist pastor. He brings a background in professional counseling. He simply loves being a pastor and connecting with others. Come! Find the divine within yourself and share the joy!

Visit our website: for all our activities and a blog of Pastor Nick’s sermons where you can listen.

Matawan United Methodist Church  /  478 Atlantic Ave.  /  Aberdeen, NJ 07747   732-566-2996


Welcome New Member: Business Insurance Consultants, Inc
(BIC & Affiliates, LLC)

Protecting businesses and individuals – since 1990. Your Full Service “TRUSTED CHOICE” Independent Insurance Agent.

Shopping for insurance can be time-consuming and confusing; realizing that you have insufficient policy limits or being denied coverage by your insurer will not only anger you but can set you back financially or possibly even bankrupt you. The media is constantly bombarding us with advertisements on how to save money on car and home insurance, but how do you really know what is best for your particular needs? We all know that cheaper is not always better; why should it be any different with insurance? Are these people giving you proper advice or are you just being sold? Why be stuck with the products and limitations of only one insurance company? Wouldn’t you rather have choices and representatives working on your BEHALF with your best interest in mind?

Business Insurance Consultants, Inc. (BIC) will propose insurance policies tailored to your specific needs at competitive prices through its large selection of the best insurance companies, but Business Insurance Consultants, Inc. offers more than insurance products! It provides advice and service, assists you in the claims process and will be your constant advocate! BIC has been providing risk management services, safety programs, and solid superior advice for over 25 years. We can handle both your personal and business insurance needs, but our focus is in the Commercial insurance sector. Our specialty has always been in construction (heavy construction and specialty trades, including those with environmental issues), and real estate property ownership and development, and now our newest added specialty segments; health and wellness providers and business insurance for companies servicing the aging community.

As members of The DeForest Group, a partnership of 180 insurance agents country-wide, BIC has the capability to provide you the benefits, resources, and strength of a large insurance broker, but will promise you the personal, quality service of a small local office.

CALL US AND SEE FOR YOURSELF!  Business Insurance Consultants, Inc. (BIC & Affiliates, LLC)

30 Freneau Ave   Suite 2A, Matawan, NJ 07747   /  t (732)-946-9300   f (732)-946-7505  /  email:


Welcome New Member: Highline Arena

Purchased in May 2019, Highline Arena is a 42,000 square foot indoor sports & entertainment complex boasting “6” indoor sand volleyball courts, an NHL style roller hockey rink system, 60×30 foot turf field area, party room, and the “Penalty Box” bar & grill on the second floor that overlooks the entire complex. We have also added a Tiki bar on the Volleyball Side to really give it that beach feel.

The facility is open 12 months a year and runs various clinics, leagues & tournaments, for both adults and youth, which include sand beach volleyball, roller hockey, flag football, basketball, dodgeball, futsal, youth & adult birthday parties and a 10-week youth summer sports camp.

We cater not only to sporting events but also school programs and corporate outings. With our capabilities to hold a vast variety of events we look forward to any unique calls and can customize a plan to your needs. Our staff can design and run any type of outing that your school or business wishes, along with having the ability to include the Penalty Box bar and food options if needed.

If you wish to take a tour and schedule an outing event please contact us at

732-290-0003 | 732-687-4395

Welcome New Member: Justin’s Barbershop

255 Broad Street, Matawan

Modern Day Style, Old School Feel

Established in 2005, Justin’s Barbershop takes great pride in making sure our clients walk out with a haircut exactly the way they want it. Our client-centric approach

separates us from our competitors. We pay special attention to detail and provide services that leave our clients feeling satisfied. The newest location in the great town of Matawan is conveniently located off of Route 34 and Broad Street in the Broad Street Plaza next to Walgreens. We use old school techniques, mixed with modern day methods to provide haircuts that are second to none. We made it convenient for our clients to be able to book online with our user friendly and accessible online platform which enables our clients to book with ease. We realize that our clients time is valuable and we go above and beyond to make sure we honor their scheduled appointments. Walkins are always welcome and greeted with our friendly staff and barbers. Come visit us and see for yourself. It’s not just an ordinary barbershop, its an experience!!

Call or book now: (973) 970-4479


Welcome New Member: MJXpressions LLC

MJXpressions LLC (aka MJX Entertainment). In 2020, we will celebrate our 10th year of business! The owner (CEO) of our company has been a Matawan resident for 20 years.

MJXpressions started as a Michael Jackson Tribute Company and has grown into a successful Multi-Celebrity Impersonator business!  We offer entertainment to private & public events as well as large corporate functions.  Our highly skilled professionals appear across the United States as well as internationally.

Featured on Good Morning America, BravoTV, TLC, MTV & VH1, we are proud to have become the “go-to” company for the booking of Celebrity Impersonators. Our customer service and quick turn-around in client communications has earned us a 5 STAR reputation within the competitive entertainment community.

In addition to our Entertainment Services, we are well known for our weekly, exclusive Michael Jackson Dance Programs for all ages and abilities.

One of the brightest jewels in our crown is our involvement within the Community for Special Needs in NJ. Our Michael Jackson Dance Program for Individuals with Special Needs is in its 8th year and we are working hard daily on new programs and expanding this portion of our Dance Program.

These classes offer each student the chance to learn authentic Michael Jackson choreography along with the therapeutic additions of socialization, coordination, self-confidence and musicality.

We are a certified New Jersey DDD Provider. Right now, our students age from 11 to about 36 yrs old and perform and learn at their own capabilities. Classes are held in Morganville every Monday evening 6:00-7:00 and 7:00-8:00.

We welcome our fellow businesses to join us in our outreach to families within this community!

Visit our website at

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Welcome new member: Arcadian Chorale

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

Founded in 1992, The Arcadian Chorale offers local residents the opportunity to sing and perform choral music on an advanced level at sites throughout the community, and thereby make a vital contribution to the musical and cultural life of greater Monmouth County. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings in Matawan (Sept. through early June) at the Fellowship Hall of the
1st Presbyterian Church, Rt.34. Membership is FREE. The 80-voice ensemble is led by its Founder and Musical and Artistic Director, Marina Alexander.

Since its inception, the Chorale has undertaken a wide and challenging variety of repertory and sung at all the major venues in the NJ-NYC metro area, including multiple appearances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. It has collaborated many times with various area orchestras and choruses, and prioritized educational outreach. The group has commissioned new music and revived many neglected masterworks. By prioritizing excellence, it has built a reputation based on innovation, inspiration, inclusion, reliability, and quality. This is attested to by countless standing ovations and glowing testimonials from the group’s audiences and its singing members.

For more info, please visit We hope to see you at an upcoming concert!


Welcome new member: Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,400 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs.

The GCU Lions compete in 14 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2019, GCU was named a Best College for Your Money by Money Magazine and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. GCU rose more than 30 points in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings due, in part, to high student retention and graduation rates, which also made GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at Hazlet, GCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

For more information go to or call 732-987-2700.


Welcome New Member ArtWorx Events

ArtWorx Events is an independently owned & operated mobile Paint & Sip business that helps people find their CREATIVITY!  Our events are perfect for team building, client appreciation, birthdays, showers, girls night, fundraisers or for no reason at all!

We bring the fun & innovation to any location you choose with mobile ART PARTIES! All events are taught step-by-step by a trained artist – even amateurs can create a masterpiece. Parties are planned individually & customized for the host and guests. All parties include choice of artwork, supplies, instruction, digital pictures of the event, setup & cleanup. The host provides tables, chairs & refreshments. Add on personalized aprons, decorations or other favor options for an additional charge. Options include a canvas, canvas tote bag, set of glasses, beer mugs, mason jar mugs, coffee mugs, wine bottle with lights, wood or jewelry.

For further information, please visit website at or contact Danielle Arno at 732-984-9550


Welcome New Member: Garden State Smiles

At Garden State Smiles we are “Changing the Perception of Dentistry One Patient at a Time!” We are dedicated to making every visit an amazing one.  We do this by making your experience as comfortable as possible. We do the majority of dental procedures right here in the office so you do not need to be referred out. We provide you with an office that will meet all your dental needs in one place.

Our office is equipped with the most modern day equipment to provide you with the best quality care and the minimum wait time. We offer convenient evening hours and we are open most Saturdays too!

We offer our patients many options to make dental work affordable to everyone.  We believe everyone should have a beautiful smile. Our staff provides excellent care to our patients and their comfort is our number one priority. We have a lot of happy patients, and we hope that you will see us soon!

Garden State Smiles of Matawan, 125 Main St, Matawan NJ 07747   732-639-0000

Please visit our website at for coupons and limited time specials

Welcome New Member: KP Edgestone Realty

KP Edgestone Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage specializing in listings, sales, rentals and REO-investment opportunities through our partnerships with national lenders.

Jeffrey Kagan and Joel Pascua opened the company in May, 2018 at 1000 Route 34, Suite 302, in Matawan. They’re proud to bring their experience and real estate expertise to the heart of Matawan-Aberdeen. The office has 10 agents, and is growing. Our agents cover 6 counties including Monmouth, Middlesex, Somerset, Union, Essex and Hudson. We truly understand the importance of educating buyers and sellers so they know exactly what is involved in a real estate transaction. We are always available to our clients to ensure that deadlines are met and that each transaction runs smoothly, which significantly reduces the stress that often comes with buying or selling a home. Please visit our website at We’re looking forward to helping you!


Welcome Member: Mike Frantino, Mortgage Loan Officer, Family First Funding LLC

Mike is a licensed Mortgage Loan Officer with Family First Funding LLC, a Mortgage Bank licensed in NJ, CA, CT, DE, KS, FL, MD, MO, NY, NC, PA and TX.  He offers a high level of expertise in mortgage banking services and offers superior personal service to his residential and business customers. Family First Funding is a direct lender with the ability to underwrite files within the corporate office in Toms River, New Jersey. Mike’s aim is to provide his clients with competitive rates and reasonable fees, while keeping his clients informed and educated throughout the process.  He will become a friend and trusted advisor to his clients as well as a quality service provider. He takes pride in knowing that the majority of his business comes from repeat clients and referrals. Whether you or your family is purchasing, renovating or refinancing your home, you can be confident that Mike will get you the best deal possible.

Mike is a long time resident of the Lakeridge development on Route 516 and takes great pride in providing his friends and neighbors in the Matawan, Old Bridge and surrounding areas with the best possible service. He makes himself available to his clients on nights and weekends to ensure that the potentially stressful process of purchasing or refinancing a home goes as smoothly as possible.

Family First Funding – “Let Our Family Help Yours”

Welcome New Member: VERUCASTYLE

VERUCASTYLE launched in 2012 as an online boutique mixing luxury brands and independent designers with philanthropic brands and socially conscious artisan collections. Originally focusing on jewelry, handbags and other fashion accessories, VERUCASTYLE has expanded to beauty, home décor, stationary, greeting cards and fun unique gifts. Now you can shop our new brick and mortar location on Main Street in downtown Matawan. We #GiveBack to various national charities from every purchase and look forward to working with local artists and local charities on various efforts to #GiveBack to our local community.


Welcome New Member: Farmers Insurance Myers Agency

The Farmers Insurance Myers Agency is proud to handle the insurance needs of homeowners and businesses in the Matawan-Aberdeen area. Specializing in home, auto, life and small business insurance, our team’s goal is to help our clients make smart, informed decisions regarding insurance and risk management planning

With team members having over 15 years in the insurance industry, we are well equipped to offer comprehensive insurance and risk management planning that will assist our clients in prioritizing, protecting and attaining their life goals. Our sole mission is to provide excellent assistance and service to all of our clients.

If you’re interested in our services, or if you’re looking for information on insurance, feel free to drop by at our office at 228 Hwy 34, Matawan 07747, email us at or call us at 732-441-9348.


Welcome New Member: Adam Saber Event Entertainment

No matter what kind of event you are having, let us take your expectations and exceed them. We are known for our personal approach to each and every party and your event is no exception. Our Award Winning services will bring your party to another level and will have your guests talking long after the night is over.

As a full service production company, we operate with a small business mind set. We strive to personalize your event and to ensure that your vision comes to life. Your event is of upmost importance to us from start to finish and we want you to remember it as the best night of your life.

Owner & Event Producer Adam Saber has been in the entertainment industry since 2000 and has been a part of over 1000 events. His crew seeks to bring the highest quality of service to every party they host. From disc jockeys and event hosts to live musicians and technicians, Adam Saber Event Entertainment’s unsurpassed entertainment will exceed your expectations and more.

Adam Saber Event Entertainment  908.692.6585

1070 State Route 34; Suite 214, Matawan, New Jersey 07747 (Plaza 34)


Welcome New Member: VoiceNEXT

Fourteen years ago, Mike and I set out to build a better phone company for business. Back then, not too many people had ever heard of VoIP which stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. It may not yet be a household word, but today, it is much more recognized. The Internet was called the Internet. Now it is popular to call it the Cloud.

So we started VoiceNEXT, a phone company that hosts our clients’ phone systems in the Cloud. That means several things. There are savings up to 80% over the cost of other business phone systems because there is no “phone system” to buy. Our customers need only buy the phones. Our voice quality is unparalleled. You need never miss an important phone call ever again as our mobility features can keep you in touch no matter where you happen to be. Snow storm keeping you from getting to the office? Is there a power outage? Is the Internet down? None of these will interrupt your ability to communicate if you are a VoiceNEXT customer.

The most important reason to consider moving your business phone services to VoiceNEXT is that we care as much about our business you do. We are the phone company that ALWAYS answers the phone. Need help, need to make a change, we are there for you 24/7/365. There is no need to press ten buttons before you get to speak to a live person.

So if your old phone system is on its last legs, or if you want to reduce costs, increase efficiency and productivity, give us a call us to talk about how VoiceNEXT can help your business grow. Let us manage your communications so that you can manage of your business.

Gary Cooper, Michael Galkin


Welcome New Member: Tony Szatkowski of Senior Helpers

Since 2002, Senior Helpers has been a national leader in professional, in-home senior assistance services. With a vision to help seniors remain in their homes despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges. Senior Helpers is a leader in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care as well as Parkinson’s Care program. We offer COMPANION CARE in which the aide helps with conversation, general shopping, housekeeping, transportation, and appointments. Our Certified aides also help out with PERSONAL CARE regarding clients personal care as in bathing, toileting, dressing along with medication reminders, meal prep, light housekeeping and laundry. I own the rights to Middlesex and Monmouth County.

So if you know anyone in need of care please refer me.

Tony Szatkowski, Owner

711 Tennent Road, Manalapan NJ 07726


Welcome New Member: Chashama, Space for Artists

Chashama opens its first studio in New Jersey –on Main St. in Matawan!*

Chashama supports artists by giving them space to create and present their work, while fostering community development through the arts.

Chashama was founded in 1995 in response to the lack of affordable space for emerging artists in New York City and now in New Jersey. Chashama partners with property owners to re-purpose unused space allowing artists and the communities in which we are engaged to flourish. The Matawan space offers a 1,000-square-foot gallery and 11 studio rentals. In addition to affordable studio space, our Space To Create Program supports artists’ creative and professional development through exhibition opportunities, annual open studios events, a visiting curators program, an online registry, professional development workshops and community art classes.

Chashama is currently accepting applications from artists interested in workspace or presentation spaces. Visit for more information.

*The Matawan location is at 60 Main St. behind Wine Chateau & Quick Chek


Welcome New Member: Miriam Baresh of Primerica

Today’s families face major financial challenges. They are being forced to downsize their goals and dreams – to settle for less. Primerica shows them how they can change their life financially. The main focus is to help people be properly protected, invest for their future and become debt free and financially independent. The new Primerica has emerged as one of the most dynamic companies in business today. The company is the largest independent financial services marketing organization in North America.

One of the biggest tools is the Financial Needs Analysis that  gives clients a snapshot of their financial situation. The firm offers variety of products and services such as Life Insurance, Mutual Funds, Annuities, 401K plans, 529 plans , Debt solutions etc.

While other financial services companies typically focus on the wealthy, Primerica serves Main Street families across North America.

  • In business since 1977
  • Investment clients have more than $52 billion in asset values in the investments accounts
  • Approximately 5 million lives insured and more than 2 million investment clients
  • An average of $ 3.5 million in benefit claims are paid every day through our life insurance companies
  • Named one of America’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies ( Forbes, 2015)
  • Accredited member of the Better Business Bureau

For more information please call: Miriam Baresh at 848 203-4210 or email at

Visit our website:



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:

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.



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


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!!



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 at 732-566-4828



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.