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August 31, 2012
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MIDDLETOWN – Gloria Nilson, REALTORS®, Real Living has announced Elaine Certa-Morrison has joined the Middletown office as sales associate.

Certa-Morrison was a top producing estate sales associate for another real estate firm based in Eatontown.

Elaine Certa-Morrison

“Everyone in the Middle­town office is pleased to have Elaine join Gloria Nilson,” said Karen Blackbourn, branch manager at the Middletown office. “Elaine brings a track record of successful transactions and exceptional customer satisfaction that are the foundations on which the Gloria Nilson brand has been built.”

Certa-Morrison’s background as a professional stager and decorator will be an asset to all the homeowners whom she represents at Gloria Nilson.

“Over the years I have heard only good stories about Gloria Nilson, both from agents and clients,” said Certa-Morrison. “I’m excited to join a company that focuses – first and foremost – on customer satisfaction to grow its business, and mine.”

Certa-Morrison is a resident of Monmouth Beach. She has her Accredited Buyers Representative designation as well as her Senior Real Estate Specialist certification.

Gloria Nilson REALTORS®, Real Living, owned by Dick Schlott, has 18 offices and more than 700 sales associates throughout the state.  For more information or to contact an office near you, please visit or

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SHREWSBURY – Colonial American Bank has announced that W. Christopher Horn of Manasquan has joined the bank as senior vice president, residential mortgage department manager.

W. Christopher Horn

Horn is responsible for oversight of the residential mortgage department and its loan officers as well as expanding Colonial American Bank’s visibility and reach in the marketplace.  He brings more than 20 years of industry experience in banking and is an expert in FHA, VA and conventional loans. He previously worked at Bank of America and HSBC Mortgage Corp., where he received the Presi­dent’s Club Award and was recognized as a top producer.

“We are pleased to add Chris to the bank’s senior management team and will leverage his expertise in growing our residential mortgage product offerings,” said Anthony Giordano III, president and CEO of Colonial American Bank. “We know the mortgage process can be confusing and frustrating for consumers, and with Chris’ leadership, we will strive to make the lending process transparent and forthright, providing sound advice and the flexibility that only a local community bank can offer.”

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For more information about residential mortgages, please contact Horn at 732-852-4366, chorn@colonialamericanbank. com or visit

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COLTS NECK – Diane Turton, Realtors has a new office in Colts Neck. The agents have more than 25 years of real estate experience and more than 30 years combined residency in the community. They are members of the Colts Neck Business Association and have been involved in supporting local businesses for the past five years.

Unique to their office, the team includes accredited staging professionals who can effectively put a home in its best light for buyers.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Colts Neck community and look forward to servicing the real estate needs of Colts Neck and the surrounding communities,” said Jason Buccino, manager of the new office in the Courtyard Complex on Route 34.

Diane Turton, Realtors is a full-service real estate company serving Monmouth and Ocean counties.  The firm provides a full range of financial services including home mortgages, property and casualty insurance, title insurance and more. The company’s website is and the toll-free number is 1-877-DTURTON.

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Thomas Connors

HOLMDEL – Thomas Connors has been recognized by Weichert Realtors, for exceptional industry success in July, according to Jack Waters, regional vice president.

A top producer, Connors led the region in resales. The region is comprised of offices throughout Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Connors can be reached at Weichert’s Holmdel office, 43 East Main St., or by calling 732-946-9400.

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MIDDLETOWN – Two River Community Bank President and CEO William D. Moss welcomes Peter M. Brown as regional vice president, commercial loan officer. Brown joins Two River Community Bank from Manasquan Savings Bank, where he served as the president and CEO.

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Prior to joining Manasquan Savings Bank, Brown worked with PNC Bank and CoreStates Bank as a government guaranteed lender and relationship manager among other small business and retail lending positions. When joining Manasquan Savings Bank as vice president in 2000, he was responsible for establishing commercial lending policies, procedures and the day-to-day operations of the commercial loan portfolio.

Prior to being appointed president, Brown assumed the responsibilities of chief lending officer and senior vice president of Manasquan Savings Bank.

In his new role at Two River Community Bank as the commercial loan officer, Brown will be focused primarily in the local Monmouth County market and will be located at the bank’s Manasquan office on Route 71 in Manasquan.

“I am thrilled to be working with a successful local bank that is dedicated to the communities it serves, as well as its customers and its employees,” Brown said. “I’m looking forward to making a positive impact on the bank.”

Brown has been actively involved professionally with the New Jersey Bankers Association and TICIC. He also has been active in local organizations throughout the county, serving as trustee for the Wall Foundation for Educational Excellence and director and treasurer of MODC. He is also past vice president and director of the Southern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce, director and past president of the Spring Lake-Brielle Rotary, as well as assistant coach of his children with the Wall Soccer Club and South Wall Little League.

Two River Community Bank is headquartered in Middletown and operates 15 branch locations in Monmouth and Union counties and regional lending offices in New Brunswick and Summit. The bank is a full-service institution that provides commercial and retail banking services to businesses, professionals, and individuals. Additional information about Two River Community Bank is available by visiting

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