The Spinnaker Committee meets monthly beginning in August up through the time of the Spinnaker Awards in January. The Spinnaker Committee work with the Nominating Committee to decide nominees and winners in nine different categories. Spinnaker Award Categories are as follows: Arts and Culture Award; Community Service Award; Corporate Good Neighbor; 50 or More Years Serving Monmouth County; Non-Profit Organization of the Year; Public Service Award; Volunteer of the Year; and the newest category, EMACC’s Next Generation Leader. The Spinnaker Committee helps in the planning, design, and execution of the awards ceremony, which is held the last Wednesday of January. The co-chairs of the committee will help emcee the event and give out the awards. Spinnaker is Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce’s largest yearly event and is attended by hundreds of local business owners and Monmouth County public officials and dignitaries.