Networking Luncheon on Tues., Nov. 15th from 12pm to 1:30pm.
Join us at Sahara 34 for a special lunch menu, a presentation and networking.

Sahara 34 is located at 1008 NJ-34 Matawan, NJ 07747 (parking in rear).

Cost: $20 members; $25 nonmembers. Walk-ins are allowed if space permits for an additional $5 charge.

There will be time to introduce yourself and your business. Prepare your 30-second* elevator speech.
30-second time will be strictly enforced.

We thank our sponsor and presenter Matt Saldutti from Thrivent Inc. who will speak about the unique financial challenges faced by small business owners

Bring plenty of business cards!
Save the Date for Our Holiday Happy Hour Gathering...

Join us on Dec 6th from 5:30-8:00pm. We are happy to announce that we will once again be celebrating the holidays at Ginkaku Japanese Bistro (787 Route 34, Matawan) with a happy hour in their spacious bar area. Members, Non-Members, Significant Others & Friends are all welcome!

No Fee - Pay Your Own Way. All alcohol drinks will be half price during that time only (except for the monthly specials). Appetizers & Dinner available for purchase.
Chamber Member News:
All Around Matawan-Aberdeen Newest Issue is Out Now.
Find out what's happening in our towns. It can be read in digital format here.
Congratulations to Just Love Coffee Cafe of Matawan on their Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting ceremony held Oct 15th. We wish them much success! 
Join us for the official grand opening and a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Joseph Altomonte, Matawan Council Members, and Chamber Board Members at
Main Street Donuts 141 Main St. Matawan 1:00 pm Saturday, November 12th.
Please support the Lares Home Care annual coat drive now through 1/6/23.
Food and Toy Drive.
Help donate to those in need. Collection goes until November 26th 2022. Click here for flyer.
Five year chamber member, Dr. Rissy’s Writing & Marketing owner, Morissa Schwartz’s TikTok about AARP got the attention of the Wall Street Journal, who put her story on their front page! That story also landed Schwartz interviews with The Today Show, Entrepreneur Magazine, and several other news networks. Read the Wall Street Journal article here
Woman's Club of Matawan Event. Back by Popular Demand: Soup & Sale on Nov. 18 & 19! Click here for the flyer.
Fun Events Coming your Way:
Turkey Trot Saturday, Nov. 26.
Register Online for the 5K Turkey Trot here.
Tree Lighting in Matawan
Join in on Friday Dec. 2nd from 6pm to 8:30pm in Terhune Park.
Check out the Fall and Winter Programs in Aberdeen!
Check out the many Aberdeen Late Fall/Winter Recreation Department activities here.

Matawan Day Enjoyed by All!
The Matawan Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that this Matawan Day was one of the best ever. Originally scheduled for October 1st and postponed due to Hurricane Ian, Mother Nature gave us a gorgeous day to celebrate Matawan.

With nearly 200 vendors which included food trucks, local businesses & restaurants, crafters & artisans, along with food contests, kids attractions, bands, and entertainment from local performers, the Matawan-Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Business Commission of Matawan were host to thousands of residents and visitors to our town.

Thank you to our generous sponsors, vendors, Mayor Altomonte, Matawan Council Members, Dept. of Public Works, Police Department, Bayshore EMS and to Cathy Zavorskas, the Matawan Day Coordinator.
New Corporate Sponsor Opportunities 2023
Become a MACOC 2023 Corporate Sponsor and have your logo appear in our newsletter and on all MACOC emails as well as on our website for the entire year.

Contact Linda at for more information.
Wanted: New Members!
Want to become a member and find out why our Chamber has grown to surpass pre-pandemic levels?
Why Join? Because membership in the local chamber offers numerous benefits and keeps business owners on top of important, ever-changing issues and trends within their community and local marketplace. Not only that, research points out that consumers are more likely to do business with a company if it’s a member of their local chamber of commerce.

Join by downloading the form to pay by check or Click here and pay by credit card.
We now offer Member Job Postings
Attention Members: If you have a job you would like to post please send the information to: MACOC can now post your jobs here on our website. Know someone looking for a job? Visit our job posting section on the website.

Here are 10 creative ways businesses are recruiting employees (courtesy of the US Chamber of Commerce)
Get FREE advertising with our Spotlight Series!
Have you sent us your 'Spotlight Series' write-up? Our Spotlight email is sent to over 1,000 people. Just email us your 'write-up': it should be no longer than 250 words and typed into an email or word document. Best of all- it's free way to promote your business. Submit it with a copy of your logo and/or photos. Members Only!
State of NJ Business News
Starting a Business in NJ or Need Funding For Your Business? Get help here!
There is one spot to search through multiple NJ State business guidelines and funding opportunities. Get results customized for your business today at Business.NJ.Gov
State Issues Guidance for Employers Concerned about Cannabis-Related Impairment in the Workplace.
Guidance for employers concerned about cannabis-related impairment in the workplace reiterates that employees can't be disciplined solely due to the presence of cannabis in their body, but employers can drug test upon reasonable suspicion of impairment. Read guidance here. (N.J. Cannabis Regulatory Commission)
Business Resources
Free training programs offered by NJDOL- for all businesses with 1 employee to 1,000 employees.
Click here for the flyer on the free Occupational Safety Training Program.  
The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC) is a business-first resource that can help you get answers from government agencies, all at no cost and strictly confidential. Call the business helpline at 1-800-JERSEY-7 for help or more information.
Check out the many Workshops for Entrepreneurs and Businesses at Brookdale. Visit their website to find out more.
Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors:
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