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The picture above: 2022 Board of Directors

(L to R) Tricia Murch, David Kolakowski, David Brown, Martin Arbus, Robert Acerra, Robert Hazelrigg, Regina Longo, Nick Gradone, Pam Foley Crouch, Kathy King, Lisa Littman, John ‘Doc’ Amato. (Missing: Anna Mayer, Sharon Vinson-Grays, Anne Marie Sparaco)

The Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors is made up of business owners, professionals and local dignitaries who volunteer their time and talents for the good of the organization and our community.

About Us

The Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1985, the Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce is a member based non-profit organization that represents and promotes the business community in the Township of Ocean and surrounding area.

We serve as a liaison between the local business community, state and local government and nearby business organizations and chambers.

Also known as the GOTCC, we are devoted to providing networking, educational and promotional opportunities aimed at increasing business for our members; and giving back to our community by sponsoring and participating in social and outreach programs and events.

Our signature event, The Annual Awards and Installation Luncheon honors deserving local high school seniors with scholarships to offset the burden of higher education. The funds are raised through a series of programs and events including the popular Comedy Night and gift auction held each November.

GOTCC welcomes members from the Greater Ocean Township area. This includes businesses in Eatontown, Asbury Park, Neptune, Neptune City, Long Branch, Deal, Elberon, Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach and beyond.

2022 GOTCC Board of Directors

David Kolakowski – Chamber President

David Kolakowski – Chamber President

Mr. Kolakowski’s 30+ years of professional career evolved from a 9 year career with Deloitte & Touche to senior-level corporate operations and management positions, to more than 25 years of consulting and coaching across various industries. After working with over...

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Regina Longo – Executive Director

Regina Longo – Executive Director

Regina Longo is the Executive Director of the Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce. Her role is to develop, organize and oversee a range of services and events for GOTCC members.

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Anne Marie Sparaco

Anne Marie Sparaco

Anne Marie Sparaco graduated from Marywood College with a Bachelor of Music degree and continued her studies at Julliard Conservatory in New York.  Anne Marie has worked in many different capacities at Brookdale Community College since her tenure in 1998.  Currently,...

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Lifetime Honoree Martin Arbus, ESQ

Lifetime Honoree Martin Arbus, ESQ

Marty is a partner at Arbus, Marbruch & Goode Attorneys at Law and serves as the Township of Ocean attorney. He is a founding member of the GOTCC, a Past President, a past multi-year Golf Outing Chairman, an unofficial historian, and Master of Ceremonies at our...

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Katherine King

Katherine King

Kathy King is the Vice President of Commercial Lending and Business Development of Kearny Bank. Kathy has been a member of the GOTCC Board and Executive Board, having served as Secretary, Vice President, and two-term President for nearly a decade. Kathy is also the...

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Nicholas Gradone

Nicholas Gradone

Nicholas Gradone is the proprietor of Atlantic Kitchen & Bath in Ocean Township. He has sat on the Board since 2010 having served as President, Vice President and Secretary of the Executive Board. Nick served as both Chair and Co-Chair of the Golf Committee and is...

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JOHN ‘DOC’ AMATO

JOHN ‘DOC’ AMATO

John has served as an adjunct professor for more than 18 years at several colleges including Monmouth University. He was the Executive Director of Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Education and held other high-ranking volunteer positions at prestigious national and...

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Councilman Robert V. Acerra, Sr.

Councilman Robert V. Acerra, Sr.

Councilman Rob Acerra has served the Township since July 1, 2015. B.S. Business - Montclair State College National Account Manager NWNCarousel Board Member Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce Executive Secretary Italian American Association Township of Ocean Former...

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Pamela Foley Crouch

Pamela Foley Crouch

Pamela Foley, is an Ocean Township resident and National Sales Manager for Press Communications, LLC., a private, family-owned NJ broadcast, digital and events company based out of Neptune, NJ. Before starting with Press Communications in 2008, Pam worked as a...

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The Graphics Guy – Robert Hazelrigg

The Graphics Guy – Robert Hazelrigg

The Graphics Guy - Robert Hazelrigg is a results-driven Graphic Artist / Creative Art Director with more than 25 plus years of experience in publishing, corporate marketing, and ad agencies. Also known as "The Graphics Guy" Robert is an award-winning designer for his...

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The Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce does more than help grow your business. It's also a great way to help strengthen and give back to your community.  Fast fast and easy to become a member and it's completely affordable for most businesses.

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