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Business Beat: Feb. 14 – 21

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Business Beat: Feb. 14 – 21

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Beach Jewelry Studio Offers Workshop

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Sea Ginny’s Beach Jewelry/Silver Lining Studio, a new storefront studio and workshop, is holding a Monday Mix at 10 a.m. March 3.

The event will feature jewelry artist Ginny Pointon, who will talk about her craft and offer an on-site demonstration of handcrafted jewelry being made.

Pointon’s husband Bill, “Bill the Drill,” will show his unique drilling process for turning beach treasures into wearable art.  Participation is limited and registration is required and may be completed by calling the Atlantic Highlands Library at 732-291-1956.

Sea Ginny’s features handcrafted jewelry with accents on surf-tumbled sea glass, 99 percent fine silver, precious metal clay (PMC) and handcrafted pottery pieces. All jewelry creations are original and hand-built from scratch.

Silver Lining Studios, at the same location, offers classes by Pointon for attendees to learn about the transformation of PMC to fine silver jewelry. Beach/sea glass drilling lessons are also available. Visitors can have their sea treasures drilled and fashioned into custom pieces, or simply learn to drill, a one-of-a-kind drilling setup.  All lessons are one-on-one with very reasonable pricing.

The store/studio, located at 77 Center Ave., is open seven days a week.

Pointon also offers studio time for experienced crafters and features a kiln on premises for craft firings.

Monmouth Hematology Oncology Associates Joins Barnabas Health Group

WEST LONG BRANCH – Monmouth Hematology Oncology Associates recently announced it has joined Barnabas Health Medical Group, part of Barnabas Health, the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation.

Monmouth Hematology Oncology Associates is the medical practice of Seth Cohen, M.D., a board-certified internal medicine physician and medical oncologist; Rosemary P. Fiore, M.D., PhD, board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology; Debra Ray, M.D., board certified in internal medicine, hematology, oncology and geriatrics; and David Sharon, M.D., board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.

As a member of Barnabas Health Medical Group, Monmouth Hematology Oncology Associates offers patients access to state-of-the-art oncology research, including biological treatments, monoclonal antibodies and an array of clinical trials. The partnership has also enabled the practice to expand its support services to include a full-time pharmacist, social worker and nurse navigator to further ensure comprehensive, accessible care for all patients.

“By joining Barnabas Health Medical Group and the Barnabas Health Network, Monmouth Hematology Oncology Associates is reconfirming the practice’s commitment to clinical excellence, including its 30-year tradition of offering the most current techniques and research, combining compassionate care with leading-edge treatments,” Cohen said.

The practice also will benefit from leading cancer prevention, detection and treatment services through its affiliation with the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center, which is led by Sharon, the medical director and Monmouth Hematology Oncology Associates practice member. As part of the Penn Cancer Network, the Leon Hess Cancer Center provides access to Penn’s extensive clinical trials program, specialists and technology.

Those looking for additional information or to schedule an appointment at either of the practice’s two office locations – 100 State Highway 36 in West Long Branch, and 51 Kent Road in Howell) – may call 732-222-1711.

Webb joins Resources Real Estate, Rumson

RUMSON – Resources Real Estate welcomes Andrew Webb to the company as a new sales associate in the Rumson office.

Webb, who will cover the Rumson and Red Bank area, chose Resources because of his personal connection with the company and his relationship with other Resources’ agents.

“Andrew is enthusiastic and knows how to talk to people,” said Carolynn Diakon, broker-senior partner. “If there’s one thing you need as a real estate agent, it’s enthusiasm. Buying or selling a home can be rather emotional and sometimes difficult. But it can also be an exciting process and Andrew will do a great job emphasizing the positive.”

Webb sang in the men’s a cappella group at Drexel University.

“We are so happy to have Andrew on board,” said Thomas McCormack, broker-managing partner.  “He’s going to be a favorite with clients for his confidence and can-do attitude.”

Resources Real Estate is located at 112 E. River Road in Rumson, 36 Beach Road in Monmouth Beach, 4A W. Front St. in Red Bank, and 65 First Ave. in Atlantic Highlands.

Six Flags Great Adventure to Hold Feb. 15 Job Fair to Fill 4,000 Jobs

JACKSON – Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey’s largest seasonal employer and the largest employer in Ocean County, is hiring 4,000 employees, including 200 interns for the 2014 season.

The park will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Before attending, new applicants must visit www.sixflagsjobs.com to complete an online application.

Six Flags offers a wide variety of positions and paid internships and provides team members many benefits including flexible hours, advancement opportunities, reward and recognition programs, scholarships, free park admission, incentives from area businesses and much more.

Six Flags is looking for enthusiastic candidates of all ages and backgrounds, and has positions available in retail, games, park services, ride operations, food service, admissions, guest relations/VIP services, market research, loss prevention, security, landscaping, safari guides, lifeguards, entertainment performers and show technical support, accounting, cash control, human resources, graphic design and public relations.

The Six Flags Employment Center is now open from 1 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Walk-in applicants, who have completed their online application and rehires, are welcome.

The 2014 season kicks off April 12 and runs on a varied schedule through Nov. 2.

Additional information is available at www.sixflags.com

The job fair will be held at the Six Flags Great Adventure Employment Center, 1 Six Flags Blvd. Those attending should enter via the “employment entrance,” approximately 1-mile west of main park entrance.

Barnabas Health Joins Spirit of Women

LONG BRANCH – Barnabas Health facilities in Monmouth and Ocean counties have joined forces with Spirit of Women™, an elite coalition of American hospitals and health care providers that ascribes to high standards of excellence in women’s health, education and community outreach.

Through its exclusive partnership with Spirit of Women, Barnabas Health’s southern region hospitals, including Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Community Medical Center in Toms River and Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood, will expand their already wide array of health education activities, including health screenings, workshops, mentoring opportunities and support groups that will reach women in all stages of their lives.

“This exciting program will help solidify the southern tier of Barnabas Health as the regional leader in women’s health,” said Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, president and chief executive officer of Monmouth Medical Center. “Because women make up to 85 percent of household health care decisions, the educational and motivational Spirit of Women efforts are expected to positively impact the well-being of the entire family and community as a whole.”

“Our goal is to bring community awareness about the unique health issues that impact women and improve the health of women and their families through innovative, educational community outreach,” said Stephanie L. Bloom, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Community Medical Center. “The program, especially designed to meet women’s needs, highlights critical areas, including heart disease – the No. 1 killer of women – as well as osteoporosis, breast health, cancer, geriatric health, sleep disorders, pregnancy, gynecological health, diabetes, weight management and more.”

Kimball, Community and Monmouth Medical Centers are also participating in HeartCaring®, a specialty program offered by Spirit of Women™ that was developed in partnership with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Through this partnership, Monmouth Medical Center is presenting its Heartfelt Thanks Community Health Fair – a free Heartcaring event to provide a heartfelt thanks to the community for its support of the Roll Out the Ribbons – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb.15. Health screenings, entertainment, dance instruction, refreshments and giveaways will be featured.

Also taking place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at Monmouth Mall in Eatontown and Ocean County Mall is “Day of Dance.” The event will feature several dance groups that will perform to encourage people to move. Screening and health information will be available as well.

Additionally, the annual Spirit of Women Awards program will offer the opportunity to recognize residents who exemplify spirit in their community by balancing life’s many demands, while still finding time to make a difference in the lives of others.

To learn more about Spirit of Women or HeartCaring programs and services, visit www.barnabashealth.org/spirit or call 888-724-7123.

Two River Bancorp Extends Share Repurchase Program

TINTON FALLS – Two River Bancorp, the parent company of Two River Community Bank, has announced that its board of directors approved an extension through Dec. 31 of the company’s share repurchase program.

In extending the repurchase program, the board also reset the company’s repurchase authority so that it may now spend an additional $2 million on the repurchase of stock without any aggregate share limit. Previously, the repurchase program was limited to the repurchase of up to 5 percent of the company’s outstanding shares, in addition to having an aggregate spending limit of $2.2 million. To date, the company has repurchased approximately 77,112 shares and spent $565,530.

“The extension of our share repurchase program reflects the company’s continued commitment to enhance value for our shareholders,” said William D. Moss, president and chief executive officer. “This action reaffirms the confidence we have in the company’s financial strength and our belief that the current market value of the company’s stock is not reflective of the company’s value.”

The repurchase program will continue after the blackout period ends following the release of the company’s results of operations for the period that ended on Dec. 31, 2013, and until the earlier of the completion of the repurchase or Dec. 31, 2014.

Under the repurchase program, repurchases are made from time to time by the company in the open market as conditions allow, or in privately negotiated transactions.

Weichert’s Spring Lake Office Recognizes Top Associate

SPRING LAKE – Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that Mary Jane Barretta of the Spring Lake office was individually recognized for her exceptional industry success during the month of January.

A top producer, Barretta led the region, which is comprised of offices throughout Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties, in resale dollar volume.

Barretta can be reached in Weichert’s Spring Lake office at 1112 Third Ave., or by calling 732-449-8886.

Additional information is available by calling Weichert’s customer service center at 1-800-USA-SOLD.

Weichert franchised offices are independently owned and operated.

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