March 11 HR Meeting Explores “From ‘Zoomed Out’ to Dialed In: Elevating Connection and Engagement…Virtually”

Posted on March 1, 2021 By

Stop the boredom of Zoom meetings! As organizations continue to navigate the future of work and the next normal, new challenges are emerging as the remote workforce becomes less of an exception and more of the norm. How can businesses supercharge virtual meetings and interactions to be more than just background noise? How can they foster connection, engagement, productivity, and morale when constantly in flux and feeling “zoomed” out?

Join JSAHR (Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources) professionals for a Zoom meeting, open to the public, March 11 from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. The fee for this session is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Students and those in transition are free. Please consider making a monetary contribution to Fulfill – Monmouth & Ocean, Hunger Won’t Win Here. JSAHR will match total contributions up to $1,000.

Participants will be able to identify strategies for how to reduce Zoom fatigue; discover new strategies to connect with and engage teams in rapidly evolving times and increasingly virtual world; experience a replicable process for how to foster meaningful conversation and collaboration in a digital environment; and learn best practices from peers about what is working.

To receive the Zoom link and/or make a donation to Fulfill, register online at jsahr.shrm.org/events or email admin@jsahr.org or call JSAHR at 732-701-7155. Log in details will be sent to registrants.

JSAHR, a SHRM affiliated chapter, is an 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 the Speaker: Rachel Druckenmiller is on a mission to humanize the workplace by igniting resilient, connected, and engaged leaders and teams through interactive keynotes, workshops, and leadership trainings. Recognized as the #1 Health Promotion Professional in the U.S. in 2015, a 40 Under 40 Game Changer in 2019, and one of The Daily Record’s Leading Women of 2020, Druckenmiller is a national thought leader in the field of employee engagement and well-being. She has delivered more than 120 virtual learning experiences since March 2020 and has worked with dozens of organizations, including Citizens Bank, Junior Achievement, and the American Heart Association. Druckenmiller has been featured as a guest on more than 50 podcasts. She has a Master’s degree in Health Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Rachel posts inspirational videos and other content on LinkedIn. Follow her there and on her website www.UnmutedLife.com.

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Strand Theater Holds Virtual Reorganization Meeting–Board Officers Elected

Posted on February 25, 2021 By

A new executive board for the historic Strand Theater, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit at 400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, was recently elected for a one-year term. Amy Freeman, New Egypt, Plumsted Township special education teacher, will serve as president. Andrei Jackamets, Howell, owner of Andrei Jackamets Photography, is vice president; Karen Stafford-Smith, Jackson, a retired Plumsted Township teacher, is treasurer; and Ervin Oross, Mantoloking, secretary.

Freeman said, “Our beloved Strand Theater, the cultural center of Ocean County, finds itself in a time of both recovery and resilience. Despite barriers and the realities of the pandemic, our focus remains intact. Our shows and performances that once were, will be again! Our goal is to continue to move upward while we plan and strategize for survival in a post-COVID world.”

The 2021-22 board members include Jeffrey Gerstenblatt, Howell, Law Office of Jeffrey H. Gerstenblatt, Lakewood; Glenn Harrison, Glenn Harrison Law Office, Lakewood; David Kapulsky, Freehold, financial professional for Prudential; Fran Kirschner, Lakewood, owner of Frantasy Enterprises, PR Firm; Gene Mele, Whiting, retired building mechanic for N.Y. Telephone Company; Jon Petz, co-owner of the instrument repair and maintenance company Tek-Net, Lakewood; Steve Reinman, executive director of the Lakewood Industrial Commission; Sam Soprano, Jackson, financial consultant C&A Financial Group, Wall; Gary Schiavone, Point Pleasant, retired NYC Transit Director Transportation, Safety, and Training; Debbie Roeder Shaw, Whiting, self-employed licensed massage therapist; and Craig Theibault, Lakewood.

About the Strand Theater: The historic Strand Theater, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit at 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 80 people, a dance floor, and restrooms. It is ideal for theater-in-the-round, smaller events and receptions.

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Business Resources for Getting Through the Pandemic – Free Webinar on March 8

Posted on February 24, 2021 By

How ARE businesses navigating through the ever-changing challenges of the pandemic? Join the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, the Lakewood Community Services Corp (LCSC), and the New Jersey Business Action Center for a free Webinar, Monday, March 8 at 11:00 a.m. to explore some best practices and solutions that can help businesses.

Webinar topics include business grants and resources, financing, procurement, and more. Melanie Willoughby, executive director of the NJ Business Action Center, and Alex Lowinger, managing director of Small Business Services, LCSC are the presenters.

New Jersey Natural Gas and the Lakewood Development Corp. (LDC) are the sponsors of this webinar. To register for this event, visit https://www.mylakewoodchamber.com/events .

The Mission of the Lakewood Chamber: The mission of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, 1771 Madison Avenue, Suite 5, Lakewood, is to serve the needs of the business community by advocacy; i.e., representing the voice of the business community; advancing interaction and relationships among businesses for their collective best interest and that of the community; and enhancing business growth and success through education, services, and the development of programs for members. For more information about the Lakewood Chamber, email staff@mylakewoodchamber.com or call 732-363-0012.

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March 10 Online Meeting of the N.J. Health Care Networking Group

Posted on February 18, 2021 By

Join N.J. Health Care Networking Group for the Wednesday, March 10 Zoom meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. N.J. Health Care Networking Group is a free organization for anyone in the health care industry, including those who provide ancillary products and services. FieldWorker is in the V.I.P. member spotlight and is hosting the March meeting.

To register, email Lisa@PreferredCares.com and you will receive the Zoom code to join the March 10 meeting. For more information about N.J. Health Care Networking Group, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Eatontown, the premier sponsor of N.J. Health Care Networking Group, at lisa@preferredcares.com. or visit www.njhcnet.com for the monthly location and member events. Meetings take place once a month.

About FieldWorker: Fieldworker is a company that helps business grow their agencies. Fieldworker reduces costs, eliminates paperwork, and automates processes. Fieldworker also improves quality controls throughout an organization to eliminate errors and help prepare for audits at all times. To have business details on one’s fingertips, to reduce the workload for workers, and to have more informed clients, contact Fieldwork at info@fieldworker.ai or visit www.fieldworker.ai

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Preferred Home Health Care Now Offers Rapid COVID-19 Testing Services for Employers and Businesses

Posted on February 16, 2021 By

Create a safe work environment and minimize COVID risk! Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), Eatontown, with offices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, is now offering on-site rapid COVID-19 testing services for employers and businesses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

PHHC will provide on-site testing administered by a licensed nurse, with customized testing schedules and programs, for 10 to 1,000 persons, at business locations.

Jonathan Herman, COO of Preferred, said, “We follow all CDC guidelines because safety is of utmost importance to everyone at Preferred. We are so glad that we can offer this service to all employers and businesses.”

For information, call 800-603-CARE (2273). For more information about Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, career opportunities, or training programs, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations, at lisa@preferredcares.com or visit PreferredCares.com

About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services: Since 1987, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, N.J., has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. PHHC is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner), an accrediting organization for the home health care industry. Preferred works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home.

PHHC, named a 2021 Great Place to Work®, offers industry-leading pay rates, weekly pay, flexible hours, benefits, and paid time off. PHHC has 15 locations. New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters in Eatontown and branches in Elmwood Park, Galloway, Jersey City, Mt. Laurel, Neptune, North Brunswick, Robbinsville, South Orange, and Toms River. Pennsylvania locations include Allentown, Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, and Pittsburgh. Delaware location: Claymont. Visit Preferred at PreferredCares.com for more information.

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February 10 Online Meeting of the N.J. Health Care Networking Group

Posted on January 20, 2021 By

Join N.J. Health Care Networking Group for the Wednesday, February 10 Zoom meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. N.J. Health Care Networking Group is a free organization for anyone in the health care industry, including those who provide ancillary products and services. Harmony Village at CareOne Jackson is the host with a V.I.P. member spotlight is hosting the February meeting.

To register, email Lisa@PreferredCares.com and you will receive the Zoom code to join the February 10 meeting. For more information about N.J. Health Care Networking Group, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Eatontown, the premier sponsor of N.J. Health Care Networking Group, at lisa@preferredcares.com. or visit www.njhcnet.com for the monthly location and member events. Meetings take place once a month.

About Harmony Village at CareOne Jackson: Harmony Village offers hotel-style features, relaxing lounge and activity areas, spacious accommodations, and fine dining options, among other amenities. Located just off County Line Road, Harmony Village at Jackson is minutes away from Route 9. Harmony Village offers next-generation assisted living for the memory impaired, innovative memory-care programs designed to help residents maintain the highest possible quality of life, as well as optimal cognitive and physical functioning. Harmony Village offers 24 hour certified nursing care, on staff dementia specialists, and innovative technology and practices for all residents.

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Lakewood Industrial Commission Holds Virtual Reorg Meeting

Posted on January 19, 2021 By

The Lakewood Industrial Commission (LIC), established in 1960 and made up of volunteer commissioners, recently held its annual reorganizational meeting. The LIC is charged with promoting the economic well-being of businesses in Lakewood Township; and overseeing the Lakewood airport, the historic Strand Theater, the BlueClaws stadium, and the Lakewood Industrial Parks, the second largest industrial park system in New Jersey, which contains more than 600 businesses that support 15,000+ jobs.

Both Greg Stafford-Smith, co-owner of Welcome Home Investments, a company that buys and sells homes; and Thomas Calabro, owner of Twin City Jewelers, were sworn in for a five-year term on the LIC board.

In the election of its officers, Robert Kirschner, owner of Robert Kirschner Real Estate, was voted chairman of the LIC. Kirschner has served on the board since 1985. Other officers for 2021 include Justin Flancbaum, vice chairman, who is executive director of the Lakewood Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA); and Greg Stafford-Smith, secretary. Other LIC commissioners include Hal Halvorsen, Shlomo Katz, and Edwin J. Schuster.

Lakewood Township Committeeman Michael D’Elia will serve as liaison and Sean T. Kean Esq. was designated the attorney for the LIC.

Steven Reinman, executive director of the LIC, said, “We thank these LIC commissioners for their dedication in helping Lakewood’s continued growth and economic development. We have many exciting projects planned for this year and I can always count on our commissioners for their insight and help.”

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February 11 HR Meeting Explores “The Journey from Diversity Metrics to Analytics”

Posted on January 18, 2021 By

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) practitioners have argued that increasing diversity leads to improved business results. As organizations become increasingly quantified, D&I practitioners need to develop more sophisticated approaches to understanding the impact of D&I on their business practice, and how an analytical approach can enhance initiatives and business decision making.

Join JSAHR (Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources) professionals for a Zoom meeting, open to the public, presented by Carolyn Broderick, a specialist in workforce analytics at The Mount Sinai Health System, on February 11 from 8:45 to 10:00 a.m.

Because of this challenging time, JSAHR is offering this session for only $10 for members; $20 for non-members; and free for students and those in-transition. Also, please consider making a monetary contribution to Fulfill – Monmouth & Ocean, Hunger Won’t Win Here. JSAHR will match total contributions up to $1,000.

To make a donation to Fulfill and receive the Zoom link, register online at jsahr.shrm.org/events or email admin@jsahr.org or call JSAHR at 732-701-7155. Log in details will be sent to registrants.

JSAHR, a SHRM affiliated chapter, is a Silver 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 the Speaker: Carolyn Broderick, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HRIP is part of the HR Workforce Planning and Analytics team at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York. She is responsible for data and processes in HR, and works with clients on HR Analytics, HR Technology, Diversity Analytics, and EEO Compliance. Previously, Broderick was Senior Consultant with DeFoe Associates, a consulting firm that implements and optimizes HR technology. She was responsible for process improvement, data analytics, diversity analytics consulting, and regulatory reporting. Broderick worked with clients, such as Biogen and Daiichi Sankyo. Broderick was also Manager, Strategic Data at Prudential Financial. She was responsible for affirmative action and diversity data management, analytics and for keeping Prudential’s systems in compliance.

Broderick holds a B.A. from Kean University and an M.A. from Monmouth University. She was a member of SHRM’s National HR Tech Expertise Panel from 2012 to 2019 and is a current member of SHRM’s Diversity & Inclusion Expertise Panel.

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Freehold Law Firm Continues to Grow

Posted on January 12, 2021 By

Timothy C. Moriarty, Colts Neck; Alan L. Poliner, Manalapan; and Christina desGroseilliers, Brick, have been hired as associate attorneys at the law firm of Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone in Freehold.

Moriarty, who grew up in Long Branch and West Long Branch, graduated from Shore Regional High School. A litigator and trial lawyer, he specializes in civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts; business, commercial, and construction law and litigation, ranging from start-up sole proprietorships to large corporations; employment law; and trusts, tax and estate planning and litigation.

Before joining Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone, Moriarty worked at Coughlin Duffy, LLP; Proskauer Rose LLP; Bubb Grogan Cocca, LLP; and for the past nine years at The Moriarty Law Firm as managing partner of Litigation and Appellate Practice.

He received his B.A. in economics from Trinity College, Connecticut; and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Seton Hall Law School where he was a member of Order of the Coif, a national honors society. He served as appellate clerk for the Honorable Mary Catherine Cuff, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.

Christina desGroseilliers specializes in civil litigation and business law. Prior to joining Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone, desGroseilliers was an associate at an estate planning and elder law firm in Princeton, N.J. She served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable James J. McGann, J.S.C., in the Monmouth County Criminal Division.

desGroseilliers earned a B.A. in English and professional writing from the University of Delaware; and a J.D. from Delaware Law School at Widener University where she served as the networking chairlady for the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity; an active member in the First Generation Law Society; Student Ambassador for Delaware Law School; and a volunteer with Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, a pro bono organization assisting low income clients with legal problems. She also worked for an estate planning firm, focusing on estate planning, estate administration, and Medicaid planning.

Alan Poliner, Manalapan, specializes in title disputes and litigation; riparian rights; and commercial litigation, including real estate, class actions, franchising, consumer fraud, unfair competition, and business torts. Before joining Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone, Poliner was director of litigation at Zachter PLLC. Poliner earned both a B.S. in electrical engineering and a J.D., cum laude, from Temple University, Philadelphia.

For more information, contact Jessica Leigh Evans, director of marketing and communications at (732) 462 -7170.

About Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone, P.A. : The law firm of Davison Eastman, Muñoz, Paone, P.A., founded in 1988, represents clients in corporate litigation as well as in civil and criminal cases, business and employment law, trusts and estates, municipal, community associations, real estate and land use and DWI defense. Five of the firm’s attorneys hold the distinction of being certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as trial attorneys in civil, criminal or municipal law. The law firm’s offices are located in Freehold and Toms River. For more information, visit respondlaw.com, or call 732.462.7170.

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Preferred’s Frontline Nurses and Home Health Aides Begin Vaccinations

Posted on January 11, 2021 By

A team of frontline nurses and home health aides for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), with offices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, has recently begun receiving the COVID 19 vaccine because they provide direct care to clients in their homes. PHHC provides medical and non-medical care to pediatric, adult, and senior clients; and strictly adheres to all CDC guidelines to keep clients safe at home.

Stephanie Kulak, MSN, RN, corporate clinical director of PHHC, worked with Nancy Fitterer, president and CEO of Home Care & Hospice Association of N.J., and the N.J. Department of Health to arrange the vaccinations with the New Jersey Preferred offices.

Kulak said, “We have five vaccination clinics set up so far (Galloway, Mt. Laurel, Toms River, Elmwood Park, and North Brunswick) and will schedule more as soon as possible. We are one of only four home care agencies providing this service to our health care providers in the community setting. Preferred is honored to offer this service to our employees.”

For more information about Preferred, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations, at lisa@preferredcares.com or visit PreferredCares.com for more information.

About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services: Since 1987, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, N.J., has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. PHHC is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner), an accrediting organization for the home health care industry. Preferred works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home.

PHHC, named a 2021 Great Place to Work®, offers industry-leading pay rates, weekly pay, flexible hours, benefits, and paid time off. PHHC has 15 locations. New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters in Eatontown and branches in Elmwood Park, Galloway, Jersey City, Mt. Laurel, Neptune, North Brunswick, Robbinsville, South Orange, and Toms River. Pennsylvania locations include Allentown, Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, and Pittsburgh. Delaware location: Claymont. Visit Preferred at PreferredCares.com for more information.

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