What If YOU Needed a Home? 100.1 WJRZ Begins Its Building Homes from the Heart Campaign

Posted on July 19, 2018 By

The walls will come together to help a deserving family in Ocean County as radio station 100.1 WJRZ-FM of the Beasley Media Group and Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity, Toms River, partner for the second annual Building Homes from the Heart campaign, beginning July 26 and 27 at a work site at the Ocean County Mall parking lot in front of Macy’s, parallel to Hooper Avenue, Toms River.

The 100.1 WJRZ air staff and support team along with members of Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity will build an affordable, dream-come-true house for a deserving working New Jersey family, beginning with the construction of panels for a new home. Once panels are assembled, they will be transported to Bayville where the home will be completed. A dedication will take place once the house is finished.

The sponsors of Building Homes from the Heart are ABCO, Amara Dental, American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, Atlantic Rent-A-Fence, Audi Toms River, Christian Pools, Family First Funding, Jersey Coast Appliance, KRFC Design Center, Preferred Party Place, Toms River Elks Lodge #1875, and Woodhaven Lumber.

The labor is free but supplies, such as lumber, nails, and materials, aren’t. Monetary donations will be used to buy materials for the building days.  To make a donation, visit WJRZ.com and click on the “Building Homes from the Heart” page. To become a corporate sponsor of the event and put your business name up in lights, email Michael.normand@bbgi.com or call Christina at 732-681-9591.

For more information, contact Michael Normand at Michael.normand@bbgi.com or 732-681-9591 x 221.

The schedule for Thursday, July 26: Opening Ceremony hosted by Matt Knight (9:00 to 10:00 a.m.); Live Broadcast with Barbara Farragher (10:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.); First Build Shift with Matt Knight (10:00 a.m.to 12:30 p.m.); Second Build Shift with Dan Turi (1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

 The schedule for Friday, July 27: Live Broadcast with Barbara Farragher (10:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.); First Build Shift with Barbara Farragher (9:00 to 11:30 a.m.); Second Build Shift with TJ Bryan (12:30 to 3:00 p.m.).

Beasley Media Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., which owns and operates 63 stations (45 FM and 18 AM) in 15 large and mid-size markets in the United States. Approximately 19 million consumers listen to Beasley radio stations weekly over-the-air, online, on smartphones and tablets and engage with the Company’s brands and personalities through digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, text, apps and email. For more information, please visit www.bbgi.com.


How Will the New Federal Tax Code Affect YOU? CPAs to Speak at Lakewood Chamber Breakfast

Posted on July 19, 2018 By

Donald Cowan and Michael DeMola, certified public accounts from the firm of Cowan, Gunteski & Co., Toms River and Tinton Falls, N.J., will explain the details of the new tax reform and its potential effects on you, your business, and your clients at the breakfast, networking, and membership meeting of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 8, 2018, hosted by Harrogate, 400 Locust Street, Lakewood, N.J. 08701. A question and answer session will follow.

New Jersey Natural Gas is the sponsor. The fee for the meeting and breakfast is $10.00 for members; $15.00 for guests and friends. Kosher food is available by request.  Pre-registration and payment are required. Register at www.mylakewoodchamber.com.


Eagle Ridge Gets More Than Its Dimes’ Worth – New Director Brings Innovation

Posted on July 11, 2018 By

Amy Dimes, Colts Neck, has been named director of sales and service, a new positon, for Eagle Ridge Golf Course, 2 Augusta Drive, Lakewood, N.J. Her role is to initiate new ideas, drive sales, and focus on delivering outstanding service. She has already introduced Cruise Nights the second Thursday of each month, trivia nights on Tuesdays, nightly themed menus, live entertainment, and new amenities in the redesigned and remodeled bridal suite, among others. Except for golf, Dimes also supervises all front house operations, marketing, sales, and manages the View Pub and Restaurant.

Before taking the position at Eagle Ridge, Dimes was the hotel manager and director of sales for the Berkeley Hotel, Asbury Park. For six years she also ran her own business, “Dime Store Candy Buffets,” a banquet of candy and sweet treats available at the end of a wedding.

Dimes, a graduate of Freehold High School, holds a B.A. in business management with a minor in marketing from Monmouth University, Long Branch. She is a member of the Lakewood, Brick, and Southern Ocean chambers. She is the president of the PTO for the Colts Neck school district, having served as a director of fundraising and sponsorship.

Eagle Ridge Golf Course offers a renovated ballroom and banquet facility for special events that seats 25 to 300 guests; a 27-hole course open to the public from dawn to dusk with special rates for Seniors; the View Pub, open 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Eagle Ridge’s newest addition is a golf simulator for off-season. Kosher food from approved caterers is available.

For more information, contact Dimes at 732-901-4900 Ext. 232 or AmyD@eventsateagleridge.com.


HR Organization Offers Free WebEx on Managing A.I. and Automation in the Workforce

Posted on July 10, 2018 By

Since the beginning of the computer age, technology has been advancing to the point where Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is becoming more and more commonplace in the workforce. Technological advances have already resulted in the loss of many administrative jobs; and machines can often rival and quickly surpass the skills of workers, creating the automation of jobs once held solely by humans. The challenge facing employers will be to effectively manage teams of humans alongside and enhanced by intelligent agents.

On July 25, 2018, from Noon to 1:00 p.m., Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources (JSAHR) is offering a free Webex to explore management adaptations that will be needed in the future as automation increases in the workforce.

Register online at http://jsahr.shrm.org/events or email admin@jsahr.org or call 732-701-7155.  This Webex has been pre-approved for one Business Credit from HRCI and is pending SHRM recertification credits.

Roy Altman, the Webex speaker, is the founder and CEO of Peopleserv, a software/services company. Previously, he was manager of HRIS Analytics and Architecture at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Altman has co-authored five books on Business Process Management (BPM); and has published many articles in HR, business and technology publications. He frequently presents at industry and academic conferences relating to HR and BPM, including GSC SHRM. He is now on the faculty of NYU’s new MS in Human Capital Analytics and Technology program, having taught at Columbia University and Baruch College. He serves on the editorial committee of IHRIM Workforce Solutions Review.


Free Air Force Band Concert at the Strand Theater This August

Posted on July 9, 2018 By

Enjoy a free concert of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band sponsored by Fulton Bank, Ocean First Bank, and the Strand Theater, Friday, August 17, 2018, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, New Jersey. This concert features big band favorites from the 40’s and 50’s, and new songs from today’s greatest jazz composers.

With music dedicated to our veterans and all Airmen serving worldwide, the Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble honors our American military heroes for their selfless sacrifice at every performance. Whether presenting the sounds of the great big band era or the new sounds of today, Rhythm in Blue appeals to all ages.

Made up of outstanding, active-duty Airman musicians from around the country, Rhythm in Blue is one of the few traveling big bands still in existence that performs regularly. From the swingin’ sounds of Major Glenn Miller to the best of contemporary big band jazz, Rhythm in Blue entertains audiences of all ages with style and sophistication.

Paying homage to the great big bands of Basie, Ellington, Kenton and Goodman, Rhythm in Blue also spotlights the works of modern bands and composers such as the Mingus Big Band, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, and John Fedchock’s New York Big Band.

Although the concert is free, everyone must have a ticket. Get tickets through Ticket biscuit at www.strand.org or 732-730-5925. For more information, contact Lori Davis at 732-367-7789 Ext. 216 or email lori@strand.org. Visit www.heritageofamericaband.af.mil for more information about U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band.

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. Now the home of the Atlantic City Ballet, Exit 82 Theater, Brick Children’s Community Theater Company, among others, the Strand has hosted on its stage such entertainers as Pearl Bailey, Dionne Warwick, Milton Berle, Ronnie Spector, Taylor Swift, George Carlin, and many, many more stars since its grand opening.

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.


Congressman Chris Smith Visits CHEMED in Recognition of Its Achievement in Attaining National Level 3 PCMH Status

Posted on July 5, 2018 By

Chris Smith, U.S. Congressman for New Jersey’s 4th district, recently visited the Center for Health, Education, Medicine and Dentistry (CHEMED), a federally qualified health care center, 1771 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, to congratulate officials there for being recognized at the highest level as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Council on Quality Assurance (NCQA). PCMH puts patients in the forefront of care.

After a presentation depicting the growth of CHEMED and a tour of the facility, including CHEMED’s newly built out space that will house CHEMED’s innovative Care Management Program, officials cited the positive contributions Congressman Smith has made in support of the Health Center by presenting Congressman Smith with a plaque that read, “In recognition of Congressman Chris Smith who has supported the LRRC/CHEMED Health Center since its inception and recognized its mission to serve the healthcare needs of Lakewood and the surrounding communities. Your vision enabled CHEMED Health Center to achieve level 3 PCMH recognition.”

Dr. Dovid Friedman, CEO of CHEMED said, “CHEMED strives to meet the medical needs of Lakewood and the surrounding populations by providing quality, patient centric healthcare to all.  CHEMED has serviced over 70,000 unique patients in over 850,000 visits.  CHEMED’s services include internal medicine, geriatrics, women’s health, pediatrics, podiatry, specialty, dentistry, radiology, behavioral health, as well as a fast track/immediate care department.”

CHEMED offers presumptive eligibility for Medicaid and a sliding fee scale based on the federal poverty guidelines. For more information about CHEMED, contact Leah Hirsch at 732-364-6666.

Picture Caption: Congressman Chris Smith Visits CHEMED CHEMED Officials (l. to rt.) CFO Josh Fogel; Ben Heinemann, Board Chairman; CEO Dr. Dovid Friedman; Congressman Chris Smith; COO Mark Berkowitz. COO; CIO Yaakov Schwartz; Lisa Rivera, Nurse Manager; Jackie Doyle, Dental Manager; and Rivky Reich, Front End Manager

About CHEMED: CHEMED provides comprehensive health and medical services, such as internal medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, and dentistry, women’s health, radiology, among other services, all in one building. Uninsured and underinsured patients will be seen on a sliding-fee scale. To make an appointment, call 732-364-6666.

The NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program is the most widely adopted evaluation program in the country with more than 12,000 practices and 60,000 clinicians participating nationwide. By earning recognition through NCQA, CHEMED demonstrates a proven commitment to quality improvement and a dedicated, patient-centered approach to care that results in patients that are happier and healthier. This achievement is considered the gold standard in the world of health care and demonstrates the tremendous strides that CHEMED has taken in providing care to their patients.


Bonefish Grill, Brick, and Community Blood Services Partner for Blood Drive on July 8

Posted on June 26, 2018 By

It only takes 15 minutes, but your blood donation can save up to three lives! The Bonefish Grill, 179 Van Zile Road, Brick, N.J., and Community Blood Services are sponsoring a blood drive Sunday, July 8, 2018, from Noon to 4:00 p.m. in a blood mobile in the Brick Plaza Shopping Center, next to the Bonefish Grill. As a thank you, the Bonefish Grill is donating a coupon for either a free appetizer or a dessert.

Who can donate blood? A blood donor must be 17 years of age, weigh at least 110, and pounds have I.D. with them. Audrey Wary, event coordinator for the Bonefish Grill, said, “Remember to eat before donating blood and be sure to drink plenty of water before and after a donation.”

To make an appointment, call 732-785-2725 or email bg9104@bonefishgrill.com.

Community Blood Services provides life-saving blood and blood products for hospitals in New Jersey and New York, bone marrow registration and donor services, and public and private umbilical cord blood collection and storage.


Wellness Fair at St. Stephen’s, Whiting, July 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Posted on June 26, 2018 By

A Wellness Fair will take place Saturday, July 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 180 Route 539, Whiting, NJ 08759. The event, open to the public, will feature Whiting businesses and complementary practitioners from surrounding town.

Some of the local businesses, members of the Whiting Business Association and St. Stephen’s, will discuss services, including All-Care Physical Therapy, Village Opticians, The Whiting Pharmacy, and The Whiting Flower Shoppe. Carolyn Norulak will be representing Avon’s new line of supplements, Debbie DeNourie will be offering Reiki sessions, and Debra Roeder Shaw, LMT, will be offering Chair Massage sessions.  An RN will take free blood pressure readings.

Informative talks include, Medicare and Insurance Solutions for those Turning 65 by Phoebe Shagan of Reliable Health Solutions, RHS, LLC;  Social Security Options by Richard Haas; Home Care Options by Home Helpers; and Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Young Living Essential Oil products and services by Ocean Integrated Wellness Center of Toms River and New Egypt.

Some businesses will be charging for their products and services. Food for purchase, including wraps and fruit and vegetable salads, and herbal teas will be available.  The Seaside Ramblers, a group of Bluegrass / Folk musicians who met up at the Albert Music Hall are providing music.  The Seaside Ramblers also entertain on the Boardwalk at Seaside Heights before the fireworks on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., across from Lucky Leo’s.


N.J. Health Care Network to Meet July 10

Posted on June 25, 2018 By

The monthly meeting of NJ Health Care Network, a free organization for anyone in the health care industry, including those who provide ancillary products and services, is Tuesday, July 10, 2018, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury, 864 Shrewsbury Avenue, Tinton Falls, N.J. 07724.

The NJ Health Care Network provides an opportunity to build relationships among health care professionals, market events, and promote business. Meetings take place in a different New Jersey county each month.

For more information about NJ Health Care Network, email Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Eatontown, at lisa@preferredcares.com, call 732-547-9886, or visit www.njhcnet.com for the monthly location and member events.

Membership is free; however, register to take advantage of member benefits, such as posting to Health Care Network’s website all health care and marketing events, news, training information, employment listings, and access to a member directory.


Peter Mayer, Lead Guitarist and Vocalist for Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, to Perform in Lakewood for Cancer Benefit

Posted on June 25, 2018 By

Coastal Jersey PHC* is presenting a fundraiser “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,” an evening with Peter Mayer, lead guitarist and vocalist for Jimmy Buffet’s Coral Reefer Band, and Brendan Mayer on Saturday, July 14, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lakewood Elks Lodge #1432, 711 W. Kennedy Boulevard, Lakewood, N.J. 08701.

Tickets cost $45 and include entertainment and a barbecue dinner. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Send checks made out to CJPHC-PM, P.O. Box 4038, Brick, NJ 08723 or www.itickets.com/events/399825.html. Other entertainers include Suburban Relics with guest Boomer Blake, Magic Twangers, and Nicky Fabbz.

For more information, contact Art Chikofsky, Toms River, event chairman, at phyrestar113@gmail.com 732-929-1708.

 *The terms Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville, Parrot Head(s), Parrothead(s) Parrot Head Club (PHC), Parrothead Club and PHC are registered trademarks of Margaritaville, Inc.