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November 30, 2012
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AH Chamber Holds Networking

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce will hold an end-of-year After Hours Networking Event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, hosted by the Beacon Hill Country Club, 8 Beacon Hill.

The newly renovated country club with spectacular views of the New York City skyline and Sandy Hook Bay will offer businesses and individuals an opportunity to network and enjoy light refreshments in an inviting and warm atmosphere. Beacon Hill will welcome guests with chef choice pass-a-rounds, as well as a buffet station with light fare.

The event is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. Cash, checks, credit cards accepted. There will be a cash bar and business casual attire is required.

The business and social community is invited to attend the event during which updates will be presented on Atlantic Highlands and Sandy redevelopment progress. Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable/unbreakable food and household items for the Atlantic Highlands Food Bank. The facility is in need of these items to support victims of Super Storm Sandy.

Sponsorships for the event are also invited with expo-style setup available.

For further information about the chamber and upcoming activities please visit, or call 732-872-8711. The chamber welcomes members and nonmembers alike to attend and network all events.


Shrewsbury Dr. Receives Award

SHREWSBURY – Peter S. Staats, M.D., M.B.A., received the Outstanding Pain Physician Award at the 2012 Pain Medicine Symposium held on Oct. 19 in Jersey City.

Sponsored by the New York and New Jersey chapters of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the event honored Staats, who is internationally renowned for developing and implementing minimally invasive procedures to treat pain disorders.

The award was presented to Staats by Dr. Sudhir Diwan, who is the director of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell and president of the New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

Staats is co-founder of Premier Pain Centers (, which were established in 2004 with co-founder Scott Metzger, M.D., with locations in Shrewsbury, Manalapan, Brick and East Brunswick.

Staats was the founder of the Division of Pain Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and was its director for ten years. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his residency and fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Pain Medicine, and the American Board of Anesthesiology and is a fellow of the World Institute of Pain and the North American Neuromodulation Society.

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Staats and his family reside in Colts Neck.


Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries Opens in RB

RED BANK – Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries is bringing its famous fresh-cut Boardwalk Fries and fresh, made-to-order burgers to the borough.

The chain is set to open its newest location at 20 Broad St. with a grand opening celebration of events from Friday, Nov. 30, through Monday, Dec. 3. The outlet is known for its traditional boardwalk eating experience of fresh-cut Boardwalk Fries with endless dressings, including Old Bay and apple cider vinegar.

The grand opening events will be:

Friday, Nov. 30: Free “fry-day” during which customers will receive free fries with purchase of a sandwich and drink.

Saturday, Dec. 1: Kids Day – CASA Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when parents will receive one free kids’ platter with a purchase of an adult meal and from 4 to 8 p.m. when Boardwalk is teaming up with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Red Bank for a fundraiser to support CASA. For more info on CASA, visit

Sunday, Dec. 2: Susan G. Komen Fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. for the kickoff of the month-long event during which 10 percent of all orders from customers who mention the fundraiser through Dec. 30 will be donated back to Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Central and South Jersey.

Monday, Dec. 3: There will be a grand opening celebration at 11 a.m. and then from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. customers will get a free single burger with purchase of regular fries and a drink.

The chain’s core menu items include fresh ground beef patties, fresh-cut Boardwalk Fries, grilled chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers, salads, and shakes. All sandwiches and fries are made to order with the freshest ingredients.


RB Lawyer named a ‘New Leader’ of NJ Bar

RED BANK – Justin M. Klein was recently recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal to be part of the prestigious list of “New Leaders of the Bar,” previously known as “40 under 40.”

The designation is a list by the law journal of N.J. lawyers under the age of 40 who are distinguished among their peers for their achievements in the workplace and public service involvement.

Klein focuses his practice in the areas of franchise law, commercial litigation, and general business law. He serves as legal counsel to businesses, both privately held and publicly traded, as well as individuals in transactions, litigation, arbitration and mediation throughout the United States and internationally.

He is a partner is Marks & Klein, LLP, with office locations in Red Bank, Wall Street in New York, downtown Chicago and Boca Raton, Fla.

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Two River Bank Kicks Off “Shop Local” Campaign for Sandy Relief

TINTON FALLS – Two River Community Bank officially kicked off its Shop Local Campaign for the second year in a row.

The campaign will continue through Dec. 31, and for any purchases made using a Two River Community Bank debit card, the bank will donate a portion of the income to the Jersey Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross and to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, for Hurricane Sandy relief.

“We want to support our local communities in any way we can after the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy and Winter Storm Athena,” said William D. Moss, president and CEO. “The need for assistance is immediate and as a business owner and resident of the area, it’s our responsibility to help not only the first responders, but also individuals who have lost their homes, their businesses, their livelihood.”

Two River Community Bank is headquartered in Tinton Falls and operates 15 branch locations in Monmouth and Union counties and regional lending offices in New Brunswick and Summit. It is a full-service bank that provides commercial and retail banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, and individual consumers. For more information, visit the website at


Seven Area Coldwell Banker Associates Names in Top 50

MONMOUTH COUNTY – Seven Monmouth County sales associates with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. are among the company’s top 50 agents year-to-date for September 2012.

The agents from the company’s Monmouth County offices ranked in the top 50 of more than 3,000 agents in the categories of sales production and units sold are: Alan Kurlander, Marlboro/ Manalapan, No. 4 in sales and No. 1 in units sold; Fran Judas, Middletown, No. 9 in sales and No. 22 in units sold; Tracy Pavilnetz, Holmdel, No. 30 in sales; Pauline Poyner, Rumson/Fair Haven, No. 41 in sales and No. 13 in units sold; Donna Bruno, Holmdel, No. 45 in sales and No. 18 in units sold; Stan Komito, Marlboro/ Manalapan, No. 44 in units sold; and Carol Ashworth, Howell, No. 48 in units sold.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, New York, a leading residential real estate brokerage company, operates 58 offices with more than 3,000 sales associates serving all communities from Rockland County, N.Y. to Monmouth County.

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