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March 22, 2013
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Resources Real Estate accepts Corporate Humanitarian Award


RUMSON – Carolynn Diakon, broker-senior partner, and Resources Real Estate is pleased to announce that they have been chosen to receive the American Red Cross Clara Barton Humani­tarian Award.

Carolynn Ozar-Diakon

Carolynn Ozar-Diakon

The American Red Cross nominated Carolynn for this award because of her longstanding commitment to the community and many nonprofit organizations such as Prevention First, the Mon­mouth County Mental Health Association, and countless others just to name a few.

“I am personally honored that the American Red Cross nominated me and my office for this award,” said Diakon. ‘This organization is truly about helping people in need, as was demonstrated through their relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.”

“We are extremely excited to present this award to such a strong woman who has given so much to the better the community,” said Kim Price, event coordinator for the American Red Cross Jersey Coast Chapter.

“Carolynn has always placed a strong commitment in helping others through her volunteer and philanthropic efforts,” said Thomas McCormack, broker-managing partner of Resources Real Estate. “She sincerely believes in the mission of the Red Cross and goes above and beyond to support their efforts in the community.”

Resources Real Estate has been the drop off location for donations for multiple charities or disaster relief, which were donated to Hurricane Katrina victims, 9/11 families and 180 Turning Lives Around plus many more.

This year’s honorary chairman of the event is comedian Jon Stewart, Host of The Daily Show. The annual gala is being held on Saturday April 6, at the Spring Lake Golf Club.


Kemler joins Resources Real Estate in Rumson


RUMSON – Resources Real Estate in Rumson is proud to welcome Margaret “Maggie” Kemler formerly of Brokers 3 to the company.

Margaret Kemler

Margaret Kemler

“Maggie’s understanding of the market and her experience ensure that both her buyer and seller clients succeed,” said Carolynn Diakon, broker-senior partner. “She’s a dedicated agent who takes her client’s needs seriously.”

Kemler, a full-time real estate professional with 10 years of real estate experience, has a solid history of problem solving and helping her clients achieve their goals.

“I believe that no problem is too great to tackle,” Kemler said. “Creativity and persistence can resolve any issue and I know that Resources supports my approach to getting the job done.”

“We are excited that Maggie has joined our growing team,” said Thomas McCormack, broker-managing partner. “She is a true professional and is very deserving of the respect and admiration she receives from her clients and peers alike.”

Resources Real Estate is a full-service independent residential brokerage opened by Diakon in 2000. McCormack, who has been with the company since 2002, joined her as a partner in 2010. Resources Real Estate is located at 112 East River Road in Rumson, 36 Beach Road in Monmouth Beach and 4A West Front St. in Red Bank.

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Groundbreaking for Medical Arts Building Slated


MIDDLETOWN – BBMK Developers, LLC, has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, for its new medical arts building.

The groundbreaking will be held at the site at 1000 Highway 35 South.

Artist’s rendering of a medical arts building to be built at 1000 Route 35 South, Middletown, by BBMK Developers.

Artist’s rendering of a medical arts building to be built at 1000 Route 35 South, Middletown, by BBMK Developers.

Demolition of the current buildings is under way. The new facility will feature a three-story glass-enclosed atrium staircase with professionally decorated common areas. It will be a premier, modern class-A office space with two large suites on each of the three floors.


Nominations Being Sought for Engineering Awards


The New Jersey Alliance for Action is calling on its members to submit nominations for a new program. The Distinguished Engineering Awards program will focus on and honor innovative and outstanding engineering accomplishments.

Honorees will be selected based on project uniqueness and positive impact on New Jersey’s economy and environment. Companies winning awards will be recognized at a special event.

Companies interested in submitting projects for consideration should send the following information to the Alliance for Action at by Tuesday, April 2:

• Project name and short project summary

• Company name

• Project goal/mission

• A short description of why the project should be honored


Additional information is available by calling the New Jersey Alliance for Action at 732-225-1180.


Troy Container Announced New IT Manager


RED BANK – Troy Container Line Ltd., one of the largest American-owned NVOCCs, has announced the appointment of Benjamin Towner as IT manager.

As a company dedicated to providing the utmost in personalized service and care, Towner’s management of Troy Container Line’s website application development and enterprise architecture will support enhanced quality and customer service for web users.

Towner joins Troy Container Line with 20 years of experience in the information technology industry. His background includes developing financial applications, as well as enterprise resource planning with a focus on technology architecture components. For the last seven years, he managed a technology consultancy, developing web analytics for a variety of businesses and industries.

“As much of our business transitions to the web, it is integral to maintain a strong IT department that can adapt in an ever-changing marketplace,” said Thomas M. Sciro, Troy Container Line’s vice president of IT. “I am pleased to welcome Benjamin to our team and am confident he will work to continuously improve upon our web-based services, creating convenient, user-friendly applications for Troy Container Line customers.”

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Towner completed a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a minor in economics, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. In addition to his private pilot’s license, he holds a Merchant Marine Credential.

To learn more about Troy Container Line, please visit or call 1-800-331-0058.


Gloria Nilson’s Venancio Top Agent in County for 2012


RUMSON – Realtor Mario Venancio knows Monmouth County real estate. As the top producing agent in all of Monmouth County and Gloria Nilson, Realtors®, Real Living’s offices in 2012, this award-winning industry veteran celebrates another extraordinary year, exceeding more than $75 million in sales with 76 transactions closed.

His production is double that of all other agents in the Monmouth County area, according to the Monmouth County Multiple Listing Service.

As the housing market continues to recover, the best predictor of the future is past performance. With more than 21 years of experience marketing and selling homes, this Rumson-based sales associate has been a leading producer for Gloria Nilson Realtors® since joining in 2000, consistently contributing to the year-over-year growth for the company.

Since 2000, Venancio has marketed and sold more than 491 homes and recorded more than $375 million in sales, putting him in a perfect position for continued success in 2013.

“I understand buying or selling a home is one of the largest investment decisions most people make in their lifetime,” Venancio said. “During my 21-year tenure in the industry, I’ve been dedicated to helping make all facets of the buying and selling process easy and successful for my clients. The most important goal for me is giving my clients a sense of confidence and security throughout the entire process.”

Venancio has been recognized as the No. 1 sales agent for Gloria Nilson REALTORS® and one of the leading sales agents in Monmouth County for 17 years.

Additionally, Venancio is recognized by achieving top-level status by consistently earning the NJAR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award®, 1994, 1998, 2000-Bronze, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999-Sliver, 2001-2002-Gold, 2003-2012-Platinum.

On a national scale, he placed in the Top 10 for GMAC Real Estate in 2009, top 1 percent for Real Living in 2010, and ranked second within Real Living in 2011.

“Mario’s past performance proves that he is an extraordinary individual and he knows what buyers and sellers want and need, and we congratulate him on his outstanding success,” said Pat Bell, president of Gloria Nilson Realtors®.

A graduate of the University of Delaware, Venancio resides in Fair Haven with his wife and three children.

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