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July 26, 2013
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Business Associations Band Together to Help Union Beach Residents


COLTS NECK – The Colts Neck Business Association partnered with the Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce and the Eatontown Industrial Park Association for a Cultivating Connections Networking event at the pavilion at Pebble Creek Golf Course to help residents of Union Beach.

Proceeds from the July 16 event went to benefit Operation Provide Comfort Union Beach that provides resources for residents of the borough devastated by Super Storm Sandy.

“We are excited to be able to share the success of one of our events in the form of funds that will benefit the people hard hit by the storms last year,” said Anna Appolonia, vice president of the CNBA.



Starbucks Collecting School Supplies for Big Brothers, Sisters 


Area Starbucks are teaming up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties (BBBSMMC) for its 13th annual school supply drive.

For many kids, back-to-school season is an exciting time filled with shopping for new clothing, notebooks, backpacks and more. Unfortunately, many families don’t have the funds to buy new clothes or school supplies.

To help local children brighten up their back to school experience and have the supplies they need, the school supply drive collects donations of new backpacks and supplies from residents of Monmouth and Middlesex counties, businesses and other organizations. Generously filled backpacks are then given to children in need.

Donations of backpacks and supplies will be accepted through Aug. 15 at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties on the second floor of 305 Bond St., Asbury Park.

New school supplies (no backpacks), such as pens, pencils, markers, glue sticks, erasers, crayons, colored pencils, folders, binders, calculators, protractors and anything else needed for school, can be dropped off at these area Starbucks stores during regular business hours:

• Middletown, 2013 Route 35

• Red Bank, 4-6 White St.

• Shrewsbury, The Grove, 551 Route 35

“Our mentoring programs help instill the importance of education in our Little Brothers and Sisters. Thanks to support from the community, last year’s event made it possible for 150 local children to have the supplies they needed to begin school,” said William Salcedo, executive director of BBBSMMC.

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The vision of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties is that all children achieve success in life. BBBSMMC is a donor-supported, volunteer agency that is currently serving over 500 children by providing one-to-one mentoring and the agency is funded through individual gifts, grants and special events.

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UTF Grows its Team by Two


TINTON FALLS – United Teletech Financial Federal Credit Union (UTF) recently named Daryl Adams and Thomas Della Monica as UTF’s first external lending officers. In this position, both Adams and Della Monica will be responsible for generating external business by reaching new members in the communities UTF serves and assisting these people with their lending needs.

Adams joins the UTF team after previously working at Chase Bank as a relationship banker/small business-banking specialist. Before that, he was a sales manager for Bridge Point Mortgage Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Rutgers University.

Della Monica will be using his experience as a personal banker and branch manager at Wells Fargo in this new position. He also spent some time at Bank of America as a small business banker. He has an associate’s degree in Human Services Management from The University of Phoenix.

“We created this position in order to increase our external presence in the local community,” Marketing and Community Relations Manager Ronald Amar said. “We are very excited to have both Daryl and Thomas joining the United Teletech team and can’t wait to see how they can help in the community.”

United Teletech Financial is a not-for-profit credit union serving members in central New Jersey. Founded in 1967 to meet the needs of Bell Labs employees, the credit union has grown to over 380 sponsor companies. UTF now offers membership to residents in Monmouth and Ocean counties and parts of central Middlesex County. For more information, visit

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Baez joins Resources Real Estate in Rumson


RUMSON – Maureen Baez was recently welcomed by Resources Real Estate in Rumson.

“We are proud to have associates like Maureen with a wide range of experience related to our field,” said Carolynn Diakon, broker-senior partner. “Though she’s new to real estate, Maureen’s background is a perfect fit. Her keen eye for design will serve her well in this business.”

Maureen Baez

Maureen Baez

Baez, who attended the Fashion Institute of Tech­nology and the New York School of Interior Design, worked in the fashion and home furnishing industry for more than 10 years, as well as for a major textile corporation in the advertising and sales promotion department. From there, she represented House Beautiful magazine’s advertising sales department covering the home furnishings market for five years.

It’s her experience in both the building process and home design phase that best equips her for a career in real estate. “I love to hunt for homes,” she said. “I love to learn all about our clients’ needs and lifestyle fit. It is this process that makes the crucial difference between achieving success and facing disappointment in the home market today. Making our clients’ dream homes happen is our passion.”

“Maureen is a fantastic addition to our team,” said Thomas McCormack, broker-managing partner. “Her experience in the home industry and her enthusiasm for customer satisfaction is a recipe for success.”

Resources Real Estate is a full-service independent residential brokerage opened by Carolynn Diakon in 2000. Thomas McCormack, 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 Street in Red Bank. For more local real estate information or to inquire about a career in real estate, call 732-212-0440 or visit

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