WEST LONG BRANCH: The annual business promo in the WOTS area, Made in Monmouth, was the best yet as noted by a full house of 271 vendors and the thousands of fun-shopping guests.
It was the largest number of businesses to participate in the event, which began a decade ago, according to, Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone who honcho's the function in his role as liaison to the business community county-wide. He heads the Grow Monmouth initiative to support and assist existing business and to attract new business. He has the aid and support of the body of Freeholders in this most important post.
Arnone was joined by the Freeholder body as the day began. It was a good opportunity for the public and merchants to say hello and chat a bit as visitors streamed into the Ocean First sports facility, the Monmouth University Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC) of recent title. Monmouth U. students helped with attendees and with merchants; part of its own community service roles.
The event was made possible through the County's Division of Economic Development. For more info, readers may want to call in at 732-431-7470.