Ocean Township, NJ – The Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce (GOTCC) will be holding the annual Awards and Installation Luncheon at The Renaissance, Ocean Township on Tuesday, March 21 sponsored by Paramount Realty.

The annual luncheon is GOTCC’s opportunity to honor our local 2023 high school senior scholarships winners as well as acknowledge outstanding community service by distinguished representatives of the Greater Ocean Township community.

The GOTCC scholarship program’s mission is to help defray college expenses for well-rounded college-bound students who have not only excelled academically but managed to find the time for extra-curricular activities both inside and outside school.

The Chamber will also be honoring various distinguished members of the Greater Ocean Township community. This year’s honorees are as follows:

  • Community Ambassador: Former Mayor Christopher Siciliano.
  • Educational Ambassador: David Stout, President, Brookdale Community College
  • Environmental / Sustainability Award: Donald Brockel, Deal Lake Commission
  • Longevity Award: Eugene Dente, Fences by Dente
  • Community Service Award: Community Hope Fund
  • Chamber of Commerce Years of Service Awards: Katherine King and John ‘Doc’ Amato

The GOTCC will also be installing three new members to the Board of Directors at the luncheon:  Perry Weyser, Goode & Weyser CPA, Jennifer Gorka, New Jersey Natural Gas, Scott Garland, Kearny Bank will be inducted to the 2023 Board of Directors.

“We are excited to continue this long tradition of recognizing outstanding local high school students and our notable community leaders,” said Board President David Kolakowski. “It’s been a challenging few years for both students and local citizens but as always, many individuals rise to the occasion and accomplish extraordinary deeds. We look forward to the opportunity of honoring them at this annual event.”

Tickets are on sale now at GOTCC.org. For almost four decades, the Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce, a member-based non-profit organization has promoted the business community in the Township of Ocean and surrounding counties in NJ; and given back to the community through a variety of outreach programs. For additional information contact GOTCC at gotcc@gotcc.org or call 732-660-1888.