This is the week during the month where everything seems to be going on. There’s a week like it every month for me. I was kind of lost driving back from Long Branch (nothing new) today and I ended up right by Branches. I should have just stayed there because I’m going to be there almost everyday this week. I was all over the place yesterday, starting my day at the MODC Culture & Tourism Committee meeting and ending it at Madison Square Garden for the Rangers game.
I was up and at ’em early this morning to get the Jersey Shore CVB website committee meeting and this evening is Kick Cancer Overboard Super Huge Networking event at…. you guessed it, Branches Caterers. The Comfort Inn Middletown will be there as a sponsor and proud supporter of Kick Cancer Overboard. The last event was very well attended and I’m so looking forward to tonight. The theme is Oktoberfest and there will be a cash bar with German beer and wine tasting. The business expo will go from approximately 5:30pm to 7:00pm and then dinner, entertainment and a presentation from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
Wednesday the Comfort Inn Middletown will be hosting the Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Retreat in our meeting room. I’ll be here to greet everyone upon arrival, not so much happy about the early rise. I think the “Perkolator” is getting it’s revenge.
Thursday October 20th brings the premiere event of the year for the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Jersey Shore Big Wave awards will be from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Branches. Tickets are $50 and you can RSVP via email. Honorees include the Honorable Brendan T. Byrne, Ben Waldron, Executive Director of Monmouth Ocean Development Council, Cecil Lear Jersey Shore surfing legend, Jersey Shore Premium Outlets and Phyllis Oppenheimer, longtime Tourism Representative at NJ Division of Travel and Tourism.
Then we land on Friday, October 22 and the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County will be having a young professionals Oktoberfest fundraiser at Branches from 7:00pm to 10:30pm. Tickets are $75 and included unlimited German beer, wine and food. To RSVP, email Meg Boushie.
Clean Ocean Action Fall Beach Sweeps are Saturday, October 23rd. There are over 21 locations in Monmouth County alone. I missed the Beach Sweeps in April but I will be there for this one. Click here for the list of locations.
If you’re at any of these events, be sure to say hello!