The Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce (EMACC) host the 20th Annual Spinnaker Awards on Wednesday, November 16, starting at 6 p.m. at Branches Catering, Monmouth Rd., West Long Branch. This year’s honorees are: The Jersey Shore Partnership; Linda Milstein; Monmouth Medical Center; Monmouth University Center for the Arts; Lowy’s Moving Service and Freeholder Amy Mallet. Tickets are $100. Register online at www.emacc.org or call (732) 741-0055.
Philomena’s Restaurant, 344 Ocean Ave., Sea Bright, will hold a grand opening of Club Allure at 10 p.m. Nov. 11. Located on the second floor, the nightclub will feature DJ entertainment and dancing coupled with tableside bottle service. The opening celebration will include entertainment by DJ Hovak and a light buffet and champagne toast. Tommy & Philomena Zucchetti opened Philomena’s Restaurant in April. For information call (732) 741-5554 or visit www.philomenasrestaurant.com.
The Curchin Group, LLC, a mid-sized, full-service accounting firm based in Red Bank, New Jersey, announced today that Lynn A. Conover, CPA, a partner at the Curchin Group, a Red Bank-based accounting group, received the Family Firm Institute (“FFI”) Certificate in Family Business Advising. The FFI is the premier international body for advising and research in the family business and family wealth fields, with the purpose of increasing public awareness and broadening understanding of trends and developments within those fields. Conover has more than 25 years of public accounting and auditing experience and a B.S. in Accounting from Monmouth University.
Scarinci Hollenbeck announced the expansion and relocation of its Monmouth County office. The new office at 802 West Park Ave., Ocean, which already includes Scarinci Hollenbeck partners Patrick J. McNamara and Joseph W. Oxley, was prompted by the addition of the four attorneys from the Monmouth County firm of Evans, Osborne & Kreizman, LLC: Harry V. Osborne II, James F. McDonough Jr., Joel N. Kreizman and Ira E. Kreizman, J.S.C. (Ret). The addition of the four attorneys to the firm bring its total attorney count to 44 lawyers, who are spread over offices in Lyndhurst, New York City and Ocean. For more information visit www.scarincihollenbeck.com.
Edward C. Gibbon was admitted to Rosenberg and Fecci Consulting LLC, Fair Haven, as a partner. Gibbon joined the firm in 2003 as a field examination manager and director of human resources. Prior to joining Rosenberg and Fecci he has director of finance for a business unit at Telcordia Technologies and CFO of a software development company acquired by Telcordia. He is a graduate of Gettysburg College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and holds and MBA in finance from the University of Rhode Island.
Nina’s Waffles & Sweets, 15 White Street, Red Bank, held a grand opening Wednesday. Owner and restaurateur Louis Zanias will feature Belgium waffles based on the original Liege waffle. Liege waffles are made from dough rather than a traditional batter. The recipe uses pearl sugar from Belgium and when cooked, the sugar caramelizes so the waffle is amazingly sweet and dense. Zanias, was born in Greece and grew up in Brussels, Belgium. He owns two restaurants located in New Hope, Pa., Karla’s and Zoubi. Nina’s Waffles has two other locations in Seaside Park and Stockton. Michael Loff will manage the Red Bank store. For information call (732) 530-1140.
Deborah Anne Jurek-Downie, CFA of “Your Personal Fiscal Trainer” will sponsor November’s Two Rivers Women in Business Consortium 7:45 – 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Bingham Hall, Rumson. Guest speaker, Karen A. Smith of Storyteller’s Grove, Middletown, will share “stories of gratitude and thanks and the positive impact on lives.” The cost is $15 for breakfast; $20 includes $5 donation to Soul Kitchen. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (732) 245- 7589.