On April 30, 2018, business owners and residents from the shore area and beyond gathered for the 5th annual edition of the Jersey Shore Biz Fest. Already known as one of the largest business expos in New Jersey, the event found a new location at the elegant Doubletree by Hilton in Tinton Falls. Over 80 vendors and hundreds of attendees came together to network, visit the exhibitor booths or buy products from local vendors. Many of them come to this annual event to promote their companies or charitable causes, establish new connections, grow their customer base, or simply network with like-minded individuals.
Exhibitors ranged from home improvement and financial advisors to jewelry vendors, health&beauty or technology businesses, and they came not just from the nearby counties (Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex) but from everywhere in New Jersey and even New York. The organizers, Rosa Davis and Chris Fotache of Jersey Shore Premiere Events, were happy to meet their goal – bringing entrepreneurs together so they can share resources and ideas in order to strengthen the community and help the local economy grow.
Sponsoring the event were Atlantis Mortgage, Proactive Care Solutions, Step by Step Wellness, Thinking Tools, World Jeep Dodge, I Luv Photo Booths, Jersey Shore Detectives and ShoreVacations.com. Patrick Infante of PFI Photo was the official photographer, while “Rockin” Robyn Lane from WRat Radio 95.9 and Bert Baron, the morning host on WCTC 1450AM, MC’d the event.
Besides networking and visiting the show floor, attendees also watched a mini-fashion show presented by D. Monaco Designs of Point Pleasant Beach, showcasing the latest trends in summer fashions at the Jersey Shore. Also, several local restaurants offered free food tastings.
Anne Dubon, an independent consultant with Arbonne said: “Thank you for hosting a great event at the Doubletree. I had an amazing deal of foot traffic and met some wonderful people! I look forward to all your future events.” Elizabeth Grossman from Allstate added: “It was a fantastic event, and we were situated perfectly. I really appreciate what you do for entrepreneurs like us.”
For more information about upcoming business events at the Jersey Shore, check out www.JerseyShorePremiere.com. Coming up is the Jersey Shore Fashion Show, on June 20, 2018 at Bar A in Lake Como.