Chamber Young Professionals Group Summit Inspires Positivity, Teamwork and Leadership


“Back to the Future” was the theme of the 2022 Leadership Summit hosted by the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group, where attendees – including emerging and established professionals – were inspired by speakers from various fields who discussed how they overcame the challenges of COVID and succeeded.

Held March 25 at NJCU @ Fort Monmouth, the annual event is designed to provide networking opportunities, insights and helpful coaching from community professionals who have risen through the ranks in their careers, according to a statement from chamber press.

The 2022 Leadership Summit included a panel of industry leaders who described how they handled the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and guided their businesses and organizations towards a successful future.

According to the press release, two breakout sessions featured additional motivational speakers who offered their secrets to success.

The event was presented to in-person attendees and virtual attendees. This year’s speakers were:

• Rob Kash, co-owner of the Great Restaurants NJ group, including popular restaurants Metropolitan Café, tre, Nonna’s and Rosalita’s, who explained how he keeps his staff positive and his restaurants serviced;

• Frances Keane, Director of Human Resources at CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township, who shared how she led her team of medical service providers during the pandemic;

• Dawn Malinowski, owner of SocialTrend Marketing Solutions, who spoke about the challenges of being a small business owner and how to integrate social media ideas into a business;

• Dr. Michael Edmondson, Acting Principal of New Jersey City University (NJCU) in Fort Monmouth, Dean of the College of Professional Studies and Dean of Professional Education and Lifelong Learning at NJCU, who discussed teamwork and the creation of the NJCU satellite campus;

• Cliff Moore, owner of The Brand of Me v2.0, who offered information on integrating positivity into his professional and personal life.

MRCC Young Professionals Group Co-Chair, Kathrine Dwyer, said, “For the second year in a row, I am grateful to have the opportunity to organize an event that has not been held for a few years and to bring it to life. revise to make it an educational forum, offering the possibility of sponsorships and collaboration between members, future members, students and the community in general. Our goal was to make it a huge success, as it was one of the first hybrid events organized by the MRCC. »

According to the press release, the success of the 2022 Leadership Summit was made possible by the support of attendees and the generosity of event sponsors, including NJCU New Jersey City University: Dean Michael Edmondson and Michelle DelVecchio; Business Improvement Services + Training: Sherilyn Przelomski; and Unique Holidays: Jaclyn Patterson.

Additional funding came from daily social media sponsorships that were made in the days leading up to the Leadership Summit through its March Madness campaign.

For more information about the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce, including the Young Professionals Group’s Business and Baseball event on June 2 and the Caring with Karaoke fundraiser on September 14, visit https://www.monmouthregionalchamber. com/


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