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On Thursday, July 22, 2021, the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) will host the Beacon of Heroes Awards celebration, in recognition of community heroes throughout Monmouth County, NJ who served on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep us safe, tend to our physical and emotional needs, and support local businesses. The event will be held at Bella Vista Country Club, 100 School Road East, Marlboro, NJ.

Traditionally, the MRCC’s annual Beacon of Excellence Awards event honors outstanding local leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors for their service to the community. This year, in light of the extraordinary challenges presented by COVID-19, the MRCC would like to recognize the organizations, staff members, and volunteers who went above and beyond to lend support throughout the pandemic. To show our gratitude, the annual Beacon of Excellence Awards have been renamed the Beacon of Heroes and the 2021 honorees are, indeed, heroes in countless ways. Award recipients will include:

President’s Award - Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners

Beacon of Light -  Bayshore Medical Center

Beacon of Light - CentraState Healthcare System

Beacon of Light - Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Beacon of Light - Monmouth Medical Center

Beacon of Light - Riverview Medical Center

Beacon of Light - Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center

Beacon of Light - Mental Health Association of Monmouth County

Beacon of Hope - Kevin T. McNamara, Esq. and All Those Affected During the Pandemic

All are encouraged to join the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, July 22 to celebrate these tireless heroes and the lives they impacted. As we continue to emerge from these challenging times, the MRCC remains respectful of protocols and individual comfort and is offering both in-person and virtual options to attend the event.

The in-person cocktail reception and awards will be held at the Bella Vista Country Club’s beautiful outdoor pavilion beginning at 5 p.m. The virtual awards presentation will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets to attend the in-person event are $75 for MRCC members and $85 for future members and guests. Tickets for the virtual event are $40 for MRCC members and $50 for future members and guests.

Sponsorship and ad opportunities are also available, offering your business or organization the chance to show your support, along with extensive brand exposure and networking with a broad segment of the region’s influential leaders. Sponsorship levels range from $5,000 to $150 and include various marketing amenities at each price point, or share your message with an ad, from $250 to $55.

For information, tickets, and sponsorships, please visit and help us express our gratitude to Monmouth County’s dedicated heroes.

 About the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit volunteer organization that serves as a resource leader for businesses and the Monmouth County community. Visit the MRCC website at or contact the chamber at You may also follow the Monmouth Chamber of Commerce on Facebook at and subscribe to their YouTube channel at