Red Bank, NJ, USA – November 9, 2022 – Abrahamsen Financial Group (AFG) proudly announces the commencement of their AFG Ambassador Event series benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Ambassador Event series kicks off with a private ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring presentations from Senator Vin Gopal and Mayor Pasquale Menna, Esq.
This inaugural blue carpet event will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022, in partnership with the Eastern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce and attended by State Assemblywoman Marilyn Piperno and State Assemblywoman Kim Eulner. The event will take place from 2pm – 5pm at AFG’s downtown office at 65 Mechanic Street Ste. 205, Red Bank, NJ, 07701.
“The attendance and participation of public servants like Senator, State Assemblywoman Eulner, State Assemblywoman Piperno, and Mayor Menna mean that we are having a positive impact on our community of Red Bank,” says CEO and Founder Harry Abrahamsen. “None of which would be possible without our partners at the Eastern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce.”
The genesis of the idea originated with Mr. Abrahamsen’s desire to connect with his clients in ways that were novel to them. The hope was to forge a deeper rapport between himself and his clients, but also for the clients to come to know one another and bolster their connection to the community at large through charitable giving.
“We wanted to create events and experiences to share with our clients in different ways,” says Abrahamsen. “We’re constantly looking for ways to celebrate our clients and our community. The whole idea [behind the Ambassador Events] was to create more opportunities for our clients to get to know us and each other, even to the point where people can recognize each other and say, ‘Oh, I remember them from last time.’ We want to have these Ambassador Events regularly so that recognition can turn to friendship.”
The Ambassador Events were created to celebrate the clients and give back to the city of Red Bank, which most of AFG’s clients and staff call home. Abrahamsen wanted the company’s Ambassador Events to be mutually beneficial for clients, guests, and everyone involved, but primarily the community of Red Bank, and specifically the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
“I come from a big family. My wife and I have seven children and three grandchildren.
I wanted to do something that would matter to the people who would need it most in Red Bank. As a new grandfather, family, children, and parents are often on my mind.”
In keeping with the theme of forging stronger bonds within the community, following the ribbon-cutting, guests are invited to join Mr. Abrahamsen and his AFG team in celebrating their clients and the city of Red Bank. The afternoon will continue with a tapas-style culinary experience by Chef Daniel D’Alessio. Paired with this adventure for the tastebuds will be a tantalizing journey of flavor with a wine tasting from sommelier Francis Schott of Stage Left Wine Shop.
Because breaking bread together is the oldest form of bolstering community comradery, Mr. Abrahamsen and his team felt this one-of-a-kind experience in flavor would put guests in the right frame of mind to think about the cultural zest that Red Bank has, as well as how to bring awareness to the gems that the city has to offer.
“We wanted to take the best of what the local area had to offer and package it within an experience that would stay with people throughout the year,” says Abrahamsen. “We owe a huge thanks to Chef D’Alessio and Stage Left Wine Shop for participating and showing off their amazing expertise to the community.”
After the culinary experience, guests can show their appreciation for local artistry at the AFG silent auction. AFG commissioned Red Bank artist Tony Rubino to craft an original painting to commemorate the spirit of Red Bank and its people. Rubino’s creation will be revealed at the auction. The painting’s value will be converted into non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that guests may bid on for fractional ownership of the painting. NFT owners will be able to buy, sell, and trade NFTs with other users via Solana Blockchain.
“By combining these ideas of bringing local artists’ work to the center of community awareness and introducing this type of cryptocurrency, we’re putting into practice some of the ideals we hold dear as a company at AFG. We want to remember who we are and what we’re here for while embracing the future and technology. Many of our clients don’t know what cryptocurrency is or how to use it. This gives us a teaching opportunity in addition to bringing more light to some much-deserving art.”
As a lover of art, Mr. Abrahamsen formed a relationship with a local art gallery that showcases local artists at his AFG office. Believing that art is a reflection of the community. All of the artwork is for viewing and sale, curated by Deborah Eisenstein of Red Bank Artisan Collective and Eileen Martin of Oyster Point Gallery Exhibitions. In addition to Tony Rubino’s featured piece there will be similar pieces being displayed from local artists Carol Bruno, Ben DeMarco, Lois Eder, Asja Jung, Bella Om, Ryan Roberts, and Fanelle White.
“This is only the beginning of many Ambassador Events like this one. I’m proud to be hosting this event and gratified to find so many people who are taking an interest in making Red Bank an evermore vibrant community.”
AFG will culminate the event by giving thanks to the members of the community who were the first to make this outreach possible-their clients. AFG clients are exclusively invited to take part in the VIPie Giveaway and receive a complimentary gourmet pie from local favorite, Delicious Orchards. Clients of AFG need only RSVP by November 1, 2022. Orders can be placed by calling 732-365-3705 ext 12 or visiting https://abrahamsenfinancial.com/giving-thanks.
“Delicious Orchards pies are a staple of the holidays for many of our clients and their families,” says Abrahamsen. “Each year, we see cars lined up around the block and police directing traffic so people can get into the bakery for their holiday pies. Of course, the pies are worth it, but we thought we could show our appreciation to our clients who put so much trust in us by gifting them with their annual holiday pie from “Delicious Orchards””.
The spirit of giving is strong in Red Bank; as many as 100 people are expected to attend the event. All anticipated proceeds from the Gift Basket Tables will be awarded to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
About Abrahamsen Financial Group
Abrahamsen Financial Group (AFG) is an independent wealth management firm centrally located in the heart of downtown Red Bank, New Jersey. For over twenty years, the firm’s mission has been to offer customized wealth solutions based on the unique goals and needs of the client.
AFG operates as financial professionals who put their clients first, starting with understanding the complete person and their lifestyle. AFG’s strategy culminates in a holistic approach to financial planning. These strategies allow the firm to coordinate and make consistent adjustments to financial plans appropriate to how a person’s life grows and changes over the years. AFG sticks with clients every step of the way.
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