Spring is in the air and it is once again time for the celebration of the year in Asbury Park. The 2017 AP Chamber Carousel Awards Gala, themed “Havana Nights”, brings a Latin flare to this annual event scheduled for May 5.
Asbury Park Chamber President, Nikki Ouellette, said of the awards that, “this year’s nominees represent the very heart of Asbury Park. Entrepreneurs who’ve helped to rebuild the community, law enforcement, veterans, volunteers, residents and icons who have shown us that success knows no boundaries in our city when we work together.”
The 2017 Carousel honorees exemplify the dedication, loyalty, and vision that it takes to build a better future in Asbury Park and to have fun doing it.
The 2017 Honorees are:
German Garcia (Plaza Tapatia) – Economic Development Award
Ellen Carroll (The Coaster) – Spirit of Asbury Park Award
Brando’s Citi Cucina – Landmark Business Award
Detective Eugene Dello – Public Official Award
Commander Frank Brogna (V.F.W. Harold Daley Post 1333) – Humanitarian Award
Chamber Executive Director, Sylvia Sylvia-Cioffi, said she was elated to help produce her first Carousel Awards event since joining the organization in late 2016.
“The Havana Nights theme, is particularly appealing to me given my own Cuban heritage. But, the honor of being able to acknowledge these esteemed pillars of the community, simply leaves me feeling thankful to be a part of the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce family” Sylvia-Cioffi said.
The event will be held on Fri., May 5 at 6 p.m., at the venue sponsor, Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, located at 1401 Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park.
Attire is Black-tie/Fiesta with cocktails, dinner by Falco’s Catering, dancing and special performances. Tickets are $150 to benefit The Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce. Please contact the Chamber at 732-775-7676 or firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket and sponsorship information.