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Left to right: Dan Hawtin, owner, auto body craftsman, Island Heights and former president of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers New Jersey (AASP); Melissa Costa, brand protection manager, BMW; Robert Snyder, body and paint manager, Circle BMW; Peter Barletta, director, service and parts, Circle BMW; Ken Vicari, parts manager, Circle BMW; Charles Bryant, executive director, AASP N.J.; Joshua Weinbaum, chemicals sales manager, BMW; Jeanette Remington, regional aftersales development manager, BMW; Kenny Tran, body and paint technical specialist, BMW; and Andy Perna, wholesale/body & paint sales manager, BMW.

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BMW of North America, LLC, and Circle BMW Co-Hosted Aftersales Seminar for Collision Repair Technicians

 

EATONTOWN – A team of automotive aftersales product experts from BMW of North America, LLC, traveled to Circle BMW on March 20 to co-host an educational seminar on collision repair and the importance of using BMW original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts. More than 62 collision repair technicians representing 31 area body shops attended the seminar which was conducted by BMW of North America’s Wholesale/Body & Paint Sales Manager Andy Perna.

Perna and his colleagues presented the following topics: new technology, product availability, repair procedures, OEM parts and the BMW Rewards Program. Circle BMW’s Parts Manager Ken Vicari coordinated the seminar.

For more information about Circle BMW’s wholesale body parts program or to be invited to future seminars, contact Ken Vicari at 732-440-1231 or kenneth.vicari@circlebmw.com.

Left to right: Dan Hawtin, owner, auto body craftsman, Island Heights and former president of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers New Jersey (AASP); Melissa Costa, brand protection manager, BMW; Robert Snyder, body and paint manager, Circle BMW; Peter Barletta, director, service and parts, Circle BMW; Ken Vicari, parts manager, Circle BMW; Charles Bryant, executive director, AASP N.J.; Joshua Weinbaum, chemicals sales manager, BMW; Jeanette Remington, regional aftersales development manager, BMW; Kenny Tran, body and paint technical specialist, BMW; and Andy Perna, wholesale/body & paint sales manager, BMW.

Left to right: Dan Hawtin, owner, auto body craftsman, Island Heights and former president of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers New Jersey (AASP); Melissa Costa, brand protection manager, BMW; Robert Snyder, body and paint manager, Circle BMW; Peter Barletta, director, service and parts, Circle BMW; Ken Vicari, parts manager, Circle BMW; Charles Bryant, executive director, AASP N.J.; Joshua Weinbaum, chemicals sales manager, BMW; Jeanette Remington, regional aftersales development manager, BMW; Kenny Tran, body and paint technical specialist, BMW; and Andy Perna, wholesale/body & paint sales manager, BMW.

Circle BMW, owned and operated by Tom DeFelice since 1981, is dedicated to excellence in all phases of the BMW ownership experience: sales, service, parts, accessories, lifestyle products and long-term customer support. Serving customers in Central New Jersey, Circle BMW is one of the tri-state area’s leading luxury automotive dealerships. In addition to new vehicles, Circle BMW offers certified pre-owned vehicles that meet demanding standards for resale. The award-winning service department is among the top in the nation and is proud to employ the largest staff of BMW master technicians in New Jersey. Circle BMW is one of the largest BMW authorized stocking dealers of original equipment parts and accessories in the region.

Learn more at circlebmw.com and connect on Facebook.com/CircleBMW, Twitter.com/circlebmwsales and youtube.com/circlebmw.

 

Lisa Carta Named Investors Bank AVP and Branch Manager

 

Investors Bank recently named Lisa Carta as assistant vice president and branch manager of the Red Bank branch.

Carta, who was most recently branch manager of Investors Bank’s Colts Neck office, started in the banking world as a part-time teller in Miami, Fla., after graduating high school.

Lisa Carta

Lisa Carta

After moving to Long Beach Island in 1989, she worked for Bank of America (formerly NatWest) in the Wall office as a full-time teller. During her nine-year career at the Bank of America, Carta received a number of promotions, including assistant branch manager. She then had the opportunity to join the Monmouth Community Bank as a branch manager, and was there until the branch was consolidated in 2007. When Investors Bank was looking for a branch manager to run the Colts Neck office, Carta applied for the position and was hired in November 2007 and managed that office until recently. She was transferred to manage the Red Bank office in January 2013.

Carta is a board member of the Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Monmouth Kiwanis Club.

 

Good Witch Karyn Jarmer Breaks the Spell
My Kitchen Witch Reopens

 

“Welcome Home My Kitchen Witch! We have missed you, your delicious food and your friendly staff who always make everyone feel so welcome,” said Monmouth Beach Mayor Sue Howard.

The wait is over. After months of reconstruction and learning more about studs, sheet rock, windows, trim, flooring and building codes than she ever expected, Karyn Jarmer, owner of the beloved My Kitchen Witch restaurant, 29 Beach Road in Monmouth Beach, clicked her heels, broke Sandy’s spell and was back in business on Wednesday, April 3 at 8 a.m.

Owner Karyn Jarmer on right, with restaurant Manager Vanessa Sullivan atop their new 10-burner stove.

Owner Karyn Jarmer on right, with restaurant Manager Vanessa Sullivan atop their new
10-burner stove.

“We were devastated when we opened the door after Sandy,” says Karyn. “There was water up to the doorknob of the market at the front of the restaurant. Everything had to go, so we took the opportunity to make some great changes. We have a bigger kitchen, I’ve mastered gluten-free French toast, the juice bar will carry more vegan and raw food and … hold on,” Karyn stopped with a witchy grin, “I can’t tell you everything now – you’ll have to just come in and see for yourself.

“We’re so excited to be back in business,” she says. “Every day we’ve been reading texts, email and posts asking when it will be. One person even told us their out-of-town friends wouldn’t visit until we reopen. We will have a grand reopening soon, so keep in touch with us through our website – mykitchenwitch. com – and on our Facebook page, My Kitchen Witch.”

The café and juice bar will be open every day from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; the market, where you can pick up prepared foods, will be open Monday to Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “As executive chef and owner of My Kitchen Witch,” Karyn continues, “I bring to life my philosophy of food as fun, and I manage to do it in ways that won’t necessarily increase your waistline or shrink your budget. My food is the stuff of our childhood, with a conscience: it’s home-cooked, healthy comfort food.”

 

Mary Joyce has Joined Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty Rumson Office

 

Rumson – Mary Burke, CRB, CRS, GRI, president and broker of record, Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty and Joyce Wopat, branch manager, are pleased to welcome Mary “Mary Beth” Joyce to the Rumson Office located at 23 W. River Road.

Joyce earned her real estate license in 2000 but her passion for real estate began much earlier than that. It is this passion and acute knowledge of locations that sets her apart in guiding her clients through the purchase and sale of their homes, whether for personal, investment or vacation enjoyment.

“Mary Beth is a consistent producer,” Burke said, “offering knowledge, experience and top negotiation skills to her clients.”

Joyce has recently been awarded the 2013 Five Star Real Estate Agent Award by New Jersey Monthly magazine. This award identifies and showcases agents who score highest in overall customer satisfaction.

As part of Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty, she will be offering exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty® marketing, advertising and referral services designed to attract well-qualified buyers to the firm’s property listings. In addition, the firm and its clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house, which allows sales associates access to real estate referral opportunities with auction house clientele.

Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty is an independently owned and operated full-service brokerage with four sales offices in Holmdel, Middletown, Rumson and Shrewsbury. The firm’s corporate headquarters is located at 834 Broad St., Shrewsbury. For additional information, including office locations and phone numbers, please visit their website at www.heritagehouse sothebysrealty.com.

To contact Mary “Mary Beth” Joyce at the Rumson Office please call 732-842-8100 or directly on her cell 732-766-1506.

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