Leadership Is about Purpose, Not Position™ May 11 HR Meeting

Posted on April 26, 2017 By

Achieving breakthroughs in an organization is based on three critical factors. Jack Gottlieb, CEO of the Total Solutions Group, a global strategic consulting, training and coaching organization, will define the approach, processes, and evaluation necessary to get the results every organization wants at the monthly meeting of JSAHR (The Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources), open to the public, Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 7:45 to 10:00 a.m., at the Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune, N.J.

The registration fee, including a full buffet breakfast, is $30.00 for JSAHR members; $40.00 for nonmembers; $25.00 for guests and those in-transition, and $10.00 for full-time students. The sponsor of the meeting is Retirement Income Advisors.

Register online at jsahr.shrm.org/events or email admin@jsahr.org or call Christine Higgins, JSAHR chapter administrator, at 732-701-7155.

JSAHR, a SHRM affiliated chapter, is a Gold Excel award winner of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management.) This program is pending one (1) SHRM and one (1) HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) recertification credit. www.hrci.org

About Jack Gottlieb: Jack Gottlieb is the CEO of the Total Solutions Group, a global strategic consulting, training and coaching organization that partners with organizations to deliver what is REALLY Most Important™ for an organization to fully thrive while delivering the value their customers and people truly need. Total Solutions Group ensures this generates the results their people will take ownership of and replicate going forward for their organization. Under Gottlieb’s leadership, Total Solutions Group has worked with more than 125 companies, ranging from organizations that are small scale startups to mid-size organizations in hyper growth mode, to large and publicly traded like Microsoft, Comcast and Toyota.


Lakewood Arbor Day Celebration April 28

Posted on April 26, 2017 By

The public is invited to Lakewood Township’s Arbor Day celebration and tree plantings sponsored by Lakewood Township and the Lakewood Shade Tree Commission, Friday, April 28, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., at the Larry D’Zio Park, Locust Street, Lakewood.

At the ceremony, with help from the Lakewood Public Works Department, officials will plant three Kwanzan cherry trees (Prunus Serrulata Kwanzan) in the park. Lakewood has been awarded “Tree City USA” for more than 30 years for its outstanding urban forestry.

The first celebration of Arbor Day in the United States took place in 1872.  The holiday, held on the last Friday in April, was created to encourage individuals and groups to plant trees and realize their importance. Lakewood has embraced that concept, holding Arbor Day ceremonies and planting hundreds of trees over the years.

Craig J. Theibault, vice chairman of the Lakewood Shade Tree Commission, said, “You know what they say, ‘The best time to plant a tree is 30 years ago; the second best time is today.’”

Theibault, who holds a B. S. degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture, has been a member of the Ocean County Shade Tree Commission since 1992. Besides serving on the Shade Tree Commission locally, Theibault has also served as a member of the N.J. Community Forestry Council, a 20-member advisory board to the State Forester, since 1999.



Certified Financial Planner to Speak about Health Care Issues at Spring Conference

Posted on April 25, 2017 By

William C Stratton, Avon, CFP®* an associate of Shapiro Financial Security Group, Inc., with meeting locations in Hazlet, Toms River, and throughout New Jersey, will be a speaker at the spring conference of the Financial Planning Association of New Jersey (FPANJ®), Hilton Meadowlands, 2 Meadowlands Plaza, East Rutherford, NJ 07073, on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Stratton’s talk “Health Care Planning and Controlling Costs” will focus on the rising cost of health care, a trend that is unlikely to change anytime soon.

Stratton’s presentation will cover the current healthcare system, health care protection options, and techniques for controlling health care costs. He will speak about how government and employer health benefit plans have been shifting more of the health care costs to the user; the need for clients to be aware of how their health care planning decisions affect their health care costs and how they might be able to control these costs.

Stratton, the past president of the New Jersey Chapter of FPANJ, received the Distinguished Service Award and the National FPA’s Heart of Financial Planning Award. He is a past president of the Estate and Financial Planning Council of Central New Jersey.

For further information, contact Kenneth Shapiro at 732-739-8991 or visit www.ShapiroFSG.com.

* CFP® (Certified Financial Planner)

About Shapiro Financial Security Group: Founded in 1982, Shapiro Financial Security Group, Inc. (SFSG), with meeting locations in Hazlet, Toms River, and throughout New Jersey, specializes in providing individualized tax, financial planning, and investment services to pre-retirement and retirement aged clients, in New Jersey and throughout the United States. Staffed by CPAs and Certified Financial Planners®, SFSG places a high priority on client education, including alternatives for developing prudent and tax efficient planning strategies. SFSG does not receive commissions or sell any investment products. Visit SFSG at www.ShapiroFSG.com or call 732-739-8991 for more information.


Ken Shapiro, CPA and Financial Planner, to Speak to Professional Group -Monumental Changes Are Afoot!

Posted on April 25, 2017 By

Kenneth B. Shapiro, CPA/PFS, CFP®*, Toms River, president of Shapiro Financial Security Group, Inc., with meeting locations in Hazlet, Toms River, and throughout New Jersey, and Elder Care attorney Robert Brogan, Point Pleasant, will be addressing more than 100 members of the Monmouth Ocean Chapter of New Jersey CPA Society (NJCPA) in a joint session as part of the CPA continuing education program, Season Pass, at Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune, N.J., from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Shapiro and Brogan will cover such topics as Advising Aging Clients and Their Families;

Proposed Changes to Income Tax, Medicaid and Medicare; How These Changes Affect Special Needs Planning; Asset Protection and Bloodline Trust; Recent and Pending Changes in Federal and NJ Estate/Income Tax Laws. A question and answer session will follow.

Shapiro, a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), holds designations as a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He is the president of the Monmouth Ocean County Chapter of NJCPA and serves on the Investment Committee, which oversees the financial investments for the Society.

A past two-term board member for FPANJ (Financial Planning Association of New Jersey), Shapiro has been awarded the organization’s “Heart of Financial Planning” and its “Lifetime Achievement” awards. In 2014, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) named Shapiro one of only six top financial planners in New Jersey. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial industry in the public, private, and educational sectors.

For further information, contact Kenneth Shapiro at 732-739-8991 or visit www.ShapiroFSG.com.

About Shapiro Financial Security Group (SFSG): Founded in 1982, Shapiro Financial Security Group, Inc. (SFSG), with meeting locations in Hazlet, Toms River, and throughout New Jersey, offers investment management services, comprehensive fee-based financial planning, and tax preparation services. It specializes in providing individualized tax, financial planning, and investment services to pre-retirement and retirement aged clients in New Jersey and throughout the United States. Staffed by CPAs and Certified Financial Planners®, SFSG places a high priority on client education, including alternatives for developing prudent and tax efficient planning strategies. SFSG does not receive commissions or sell any investment products. Visit SFSG at www.ShapiroFSG.com or call 732-739-8991 for more information.

CPA Licensing Requirements: According to NJ CPA, “CPAs licensed in the state of New Jersey are required to renew their license every three years per the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy. They must show proof of having taken 120 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) by an approved CPE provider within the relevant triennial period, and it must include a live New Jersey Law & Ethics course.”


Rotem Dental Care Giving Away Cruises to Celebrate Its 20th Anniversary

Posted on April 24, 2017 By

Most everyone would love to take a cruise to celebrate a special occasion, especially an anniversary. Well, Rotem Dental Care, Toms River, is celebrating 20 years of being in practice in Ocean County and is giving away cruises to eight lucky winners. And you don’t even have to be a patient to enter!

The ‘Take Me to Bermuda’ sweepstakes run monthly through September 25, 2017.  Eight winners are each awarded a balcony cabin for two on the Norwegian Cruise Lines’ ship The Escape, which departs from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York City at 4:00 p.m. May 13, 2018, cruising to Bermuda and returning to New York at 8:00 a.m. on May 20.

The sweepstakes which began February 14, will end September 25. Entries can only be submitted online at Rotem Dental Care’s website www.rotemdentalcare.com. A winner is chosen each month with the March and April winners already announced (see below). The next six winners are scheduled to be randomly drawn on May 8, June 5, July 31, August 28 and September 25.

While in Bermuda, the ship will dock at King’s Wharf, a berth in the Royal Naval Dockyard. The promotional trip was planned by Berkeley Travel, Bayville, along with Norwegian Cruise Lines.  Rotem Dental Care selected and arranged for all included amenities.

The Escape’s guest capacity is 4,266 and has a 1,733-member crew. It was built in 2015. Freestyle dining offers 25 choices, including two new restaurants by Iron Chef Jose Garces. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Sea and the 5 O’clock Somewhere Bar are among the ship’s 21 bars. The Cellars, a Michael Mondavi family wine bar, is available along with hand-crafted specialty cocktails by Bar Lab. Entertainment includes the Broadway musical revue “After Midnight” and the Headliners Comedy Club.

The primary focus of Rotem Dental Care at 335 Lakehurst Road is in the areas of cosmetic and implant dentistry, and an offer of sedation dentistry. As a child, Dr. Rotem was inspired to be a dentist by his family dentist who always made certain visits were comfortable. Dr. Rotem thinks of each patient as a guest who deserves personal and individualized attention in an atmosphere as comfortable as that of their own home.

Dr. Ron Rotem earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from New York University College of Dentistry in 1991. Since then, while building his practice and establishing himself as a top dentist in the state, he continues to constantly update his knowledge by taking courses in many areas of advancement in dentistry.

Much of Dr. Rotem’s state-of-the-art training took place at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies where he continues to study under some of the top dentists in the field of sedation. Dr. Rotem has completed such course levels as Full Mouth Reconstruction, which has been completed by less than one per cent of dentists nationwide.

For more information call Rotem Dental Care at 732-387-4030 or visit www.rotemdentalcare.com. For more information about the Norwegian Escape cruise and how to enter the sweepstakes, visit www.rotemdentalcare.com/CRUISE.


Learn about Services at OHI’s Minority Health Awareness Events

Posted on April 21, 2017 By

Exactly what free services are available for Ocean County’s uninsured and underinsured populations? In recognition of Minority Health Awareness Month, Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), a federally qualified health center (FQHC), will be providing information on April 26, 27, and 28 at three of its health centers about health services, such as Rapid HIV/AIDS Test, free pregnancy tests and screenings, and information on vaccinations and immunizations.

Staff in the Outreach and Enrollment Department at OHI will be present at information tables from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 in Lakewood, 101 Second Street; on Thursday, April 27 in Toms River at 301 Lakehurst Road; and Friday, April 28 in Little Egg Harbor at 798 Route 539. Building 3.

Minority Health Awareness Month has become a national movement to raise awareness of health disparities that affect minorities. “Bridging Health Equity across Communities,” this year’s theme, brings attention to the need to make sure everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

OHI will give a promotional item to those who make an appointment for a free service or inquire about more information. To make an appointment or for more information, contact Douglas Clark, marketing manager, at 732-719-9026.

About Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI): OHI, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC), has five health centers, a Mobile Medical Unit, and two school-based wellness programs in Ocean County. OHI health centers are at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; Manchester, 686 Route 70 , Lakehurst; 798 Route 539. Building 3, Little Egg Harbor. The school-based wellness programs in Lakewood are in the Clifton Avenue Elementary School, 625 Clifton Avenue; and Lakewood High School, 855 Somerset Avenue, Suite A. The Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor and Manchester health centers have pharmacies.

OHI provides comprehensive primary and preventative health and dental care to Ocean County’s uninsured, underinsured, and insured populations.  A sliding-fee scale is available, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay. Services include family and internal medicine, dental, pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral health and social services, podiatry and pharmacy services.

OHI has a bilingual staff available to assist patients and callers. To become a patient of OHI, call 732-363-6655. Visit www.ohinj.org for further information.


YOU Are Invited to the Party! Celebrate the 95th Anniversary of Strand Center for the Arts

Posted on April 19, 2017 By

The 95th anniversary celebration of the Strand Center for the Arts begins at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail party in the Strand gallery hosted by Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles on April 26, 2017.  Lori Davis and Sheri Gilmore will entertain guests with Karaoke, along with guest appearances by Tony and Heidi DeFabritus, Arlan Feiles, Chris Rockwell, Richie (Elvis) Santa, Robert Santa, and many others.

Tickets cost $50.00 each and include light fare, spirits, gourmet coffee, and birthday cake. Mail checks made out to Strand Center for the Arts to, The Strand, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701 Attn: Fran Whitney. Tickets can be purchased online at strand.org, but a $6.00 service fee will be added.

Designed by world-renowned theater architect Thomas Lamb, the Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., opened in 1922. Pearl Bailey, Dionne Warwick, Milton Berle, Ronnie Spector, Taylor Swift, George Carlin, and many, many more have entertained the public on its stage since its grand opening.

The Strand, home to such organizations as the Atlantic City Ballet, Exit 82 Theater, Brick Children’s Community Theater Company, among others, is the hot spot for James D’Amico Productions & Tommy’s House’s tribute bands concerts.

For more information visit the website strand.org or call the box office at (732) 367-7789. The box office is opened on Fridays 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and two hours before every show.

About the Strand Theater The historic Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, was designed by world-renowned theater architect Thomas Lamb in 1922 and is listed on the N.J. and National Register of Historic Places. The Strand offers year-round entertainment in plush, air-conditioned surroundings. It is a perfect venue to showcase comedians, musicals, dinner theater, stars from television and movies, and legendary musical entertainers. The reception gallery includes a catering facility for 250 people, a dance floor, and restrooms. It is ideal for theater-in-the-round, smaller events and receptions.


Brick Recycling Event Promotes Earth Day April 22

Posted on April 18, 2017 By

Brick Recycling Company, with locations in Brick and Wall townships, is participating in a major recycling event in conjunction with Brick Township’s 7th annual Green Fair on Earth Day Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Brick Township High School, 346 Chambersbridge Road.

Because Brick Recycling Company wants to get unused electronic gadgets out of residents’ drawers, closets, and basements, the family-owned business will be present at the Green Fair to collect and haul them away for free. Brick staff and volunteers will remove devices from residents’ vehicles at the Green Fair drop off point in front of Brick High School.

Although televisions and cathode ray tube (CRT) devices cannot be accepted at the Green Fair, computers towers (no monitors), cell phones, laptops, CD players, radios, digital toys, VCRs, cassette players, printers, and all other electronics and metal items will be accepted.

Both private and commercial traffic are welcome to bring scrap metal and electronic recycling to the event or to the company’s facilities at 2480 Old Hooper Avenue, Brick; and 5310 Route 33/34, Wall (across from the Collingwood Auction & Flea Market) if they cannot make the event.

This is the third year Brick Recycling will be joining dozens of local green businesses and organizations, vendors, and exhibitors at the Brick Township Green Fair, a community event. “We are a second generation, family-owned business that has lived and operated in the town for 18 years,” said Peter DeCenzo, president and co-owner of Brick Recycling. “We love that this event promotes the environment, and we can help our families, friends and neighbors too.”

The Brick Recycling collecton event and the Green Fair coincide with Earth Day, first held on April 22, 1970. That date is often credited with launching the modern environmental movement. For more information, call Brick Recycling at 732-477-0880 or visit its website http://brickrecycling.com. For more information about the 7th Annual Brick Township Green Fair, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/277522239352802/ For more information about Earth Day, visit http://www.earthday.org.

About Brick Recycling Facilities: 2480 Old Hooper Ave., Brick. Mondays – Fridays: 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; closed Sundays. 5310 Route 33/34, Wall Township. Mondays – Fridays: 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open Saturdays, 7:00 a.m. to Noon, beginning May 6; closed Sundays.

About the Green Fair: Brick Township’s 7th Annual Green Fair will take place on Earth Day – April 22 – from 10am until 2pm at Brick Township High School. The Green Fair is hosted by the Sustainable Brick Committee, the Brick Environmental Commission and the Brick Township Recreation Department. GreenWorks Indoor Air Quality Manager (Gary Szymanski) sits on the Townships Sustainability Committee.


Trinity Worldwide Technologies Donates Assessment Evaluation and IT Plan to SCAN

Posted on March 30, 2017 By

Through the MODC (Monmouth Ocean Development Council) nonprofit annual initiative “Project Connection,” Trinity Worldwide Technologies, LLC, Marlboro, volunteered its time and expertise to assess and develop an “Information Technology Plan” for SCAN (Social Community Activities Network).

SCAN (scannj.com), Eatontown, a nonprofit in the Monmouth Mall, provides adult social education and resources. Founded in 1988, SCAN also promotes socialization, education, and technology to people age 50 and over in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

John Kalli, CEO of Trinity, says, “Developing an IT plan that takes advantage of new technologies will help SCAN operate more efficiently so that they will be able to carry out their business plan to more effectively serve the community.”

Some of those up-to-date improvements include upgrading the email system; standardizing the various software so files can be easily exchanged; creating the ability to use the Cloud to remotely access and share files; and planning that will allow the business to operate virtually, among others.

The MODC nonprofit annual initiative “Project Connection” connects the expertise of MODC business members with the needs of nonprofit members. Since its inception, dozens of organizations have been helped by this mutually beneficial working partnership.

John Kalli, CEO, and William Laohoo, CTO, of Trinity Worldwide Technologies, LLC, Marlboro, have always been dedicated to donating a portion of their time to work on the technology needs of their nonprofit clients. Kalli was the recipient of the 24th annual Spinnaker Award for Community Service.

For more information about Trinity Worldwide Technologies, contact John Kalli at 732-780-8615. For more information about SCAN, contact Pat Bohse, executive director, at 732-542-1326.

About Trinity Worldwide Technologies, LLC: Trinity Worldwide Technologies, LLC, provides IT management and support services to small to medium sized businesses, specializing in planning, setting up, and organizing server and network systems, strengthening defenses against cybersecurity threats, and helping customers make full use of technology. Trinity is a Microsoft Partner and a Small Business Specialist. For information email info@trinityww.com or call 732-780-8615. Visit www.trinityww.com.

About the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council (MODC): The MODC, Wall, is a business organization that includes hundreds of business, community, and government leaders, dedicated to enhancing the business communities in Monmouth and Ocean counties.  For more information or to join MODC, contact Benjamin L. Waldron, executive director, at ben_waldron@modc.com, or Barbara Reed, Monmouth-Ocean Development Council, 732-751-8696 modcstaff@modc.com.


Lakewood Twp Recreation Sponsors Easter Egg Hunt on April 8

Posted on March 29, 2017 By

Bring your camera! The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures at the Lakewood annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Lakewood Township Recreation.  Candy-filled eggs, special prizes, and photos with the Easter bunny are free for Lakewood children only, ages three to 10, on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the John F. Patrick Sports Complex, Vine Avenue, near the Oak Street School, Lakewood.

Please use the baseball field parking. The rain date is Sunday, April 9, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.  Listen to WOBM 92.7 FM for updates. For more information, call Lakewood Recreation at 732-905-3405 or visit www.lakewoodtwpnj.org.