Working Hard To Be A Good Neighbor
He’s relatively new to downtown Spring Lake but Peter Grandich is already establishing himself as a good neighbor willing to help other businesses in the borough which like many resort areas booms in the summer and quiets down after Labor Day. Grandich opened offices for his Peter Grandich & Company and Trinity Financial Sports & Entertainment Management Company at 219 Morris Avenue this spring and quickly establish himself as one who wants to make a major impact in many ways.
Not only did he join the Greater Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce before his doors even opened but he volunteered to be Membership Chairman. It was a reflection of fulfilling a nearly lifelong dream of having a business in Spring Lake and clearly he wants to make a positive impact in the borough and surrounding communities.
Peter Grandich & Company provides business, retirement and estate planning services to individuals, business owners and professional athletes. It’s that last group that led the former Wall Street “whiz kid” to expand and open Trinity Financial Sports & Entertainment Management Company in which he uses his vast financial background to assist athletes and entertainers. Sports has always been a big part of Grandich’s life and through his affiliation with Athletes in Action he has assisted with bible study and chapel services for both the Giants and Yankees.
His many relationships with athletes is evidenced by the advisory board of diverse professionals he has formed available to mentor those that might need direction and advice. The list is impressive not just in the names on it but their willingness to help when called on by Grandich who counts many of them as his closest friends. It includes Joe Klecko, Nick Fotiu, Lee Rouson, Ken Daneyko, Gerry Cooney, Ron Greschner, Ray Lucas, David Tyree, Jim Dowd and Keith Elias. All men of faith who share a passion for helping others whenever and wherever they can.
Back to Grandich and his efforts to make a difference. Since opening the doors several months ago he has set up a charity table just inside the entrance which features a vast array of autographed memorabilia which will open the eyes of any sports fan. Jerseys, helmets, hockey pucks and much more which are available for purchase. What makes this truly special is all the items have been obtained through his connections and 100% of all sales are donated to charities that are near and dear to him…The Ashley Lauren Foundation, Common Ground Grief Center and The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. For Grandich using his relationships with athletes to help others is an obvious and natural connection and one he is happy to do. The 60-year old kids about being towards the end of his career but shows no signs of letting up…and making a difference.
To that end he is hosting three football days in Spring Lake this fall which he hopes will bring added traffic to the borough and help his fellow merchants and business owners. Fans of his beloved Fighting Irish should mark Saturday, October 22 on their calendar when former Notre Dame great and two-time Giants Super Bowl champion Eric Dorsey pays a visit to the Trinity Financial offices from 2-4pm. Dorsey will gladly meet fans, take pictures and sign items and if you wear anything Notre Dame you’ll be entered into a special drawing for a Joe Montana-autographed ND jersey. In addition you can sign up to win a $100 gift certificate from The Irish Center, On Third Café & Coffee Company, Bottle Shop of Spring Lake, Ray’s Cafe or Third Avenue Chocolate Shoppe.
For fans of the Giants & Jets there are two other dates to remember as Grandich teams up with those same select merchants to give people a special reason to visit Spring Lake. It’s “Big Blue Day” on Sunday, October 30 as Super Bowl hero David Tyree comes to Trinity to meet and greet fans, take pictures and sign items.
If you wear any Giants clothing then you’ll have a chance to win items from David Tyree and those participating merchants will be offering “Big Blue Specials”. Pretty much the same scenario will play out on Sunday, November 20 for “Jets Appreciation Day” featuring former safety and current broadcaster Erik Coleman. For details visit www.trinityfsem.com or www.petergrandich.com.
As if opening up his offices for these special football dates is not enough he will host a Greater Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce new member cocktail party on Wednesday, October 19 for anyone in Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Lake Como and Sea Girt. The offices of Trinity Financial are located at 219 Morris Avenue.