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August 23, 2013
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County Gearing Up for ‘Made in Monmouth’ Event

FREEHOLD – Monmouth County is gearing up for its second “Made in Monmouth” event to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Monmouth University in West Long Branch.

“This event gives our talented and creative residents the opportunity to show off their merchandise that is made right here in Monmouth County,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “With such a wide variety of vendors, offering everything from biscotti for dogs to custom cabinetry and fine jewelry, ‘Made in Monmouth’ is the perfect place to spend the day and shop locally.”

Confirmed vendors for “Made in Monmouth” include Bruce Perlmutter, who makes bowls and platters from fallen trees; CLA Woodworking LLC, which makes handmade furniture and custom cabinetry; Confections of a Rockstar, which was featured on Food Network last summer; Nan’s Naturals, offering handmade lotions, sugar scrubs and healing oils; and Matawan Stained Glass, which makes custom-made stained-glass windows and lamps.

“Vendor applications are still being accepted and anyone interested in being part of ‘Made in Monmouth’ should apply immediately; any remaining spots will go quickly,” Arnone said. “Whether you are interested in buying, selling or just taking a look, ‘Made in Monmouth’ should not be missed.”

Made in Monmouth is being organized by the Grow Monmouth team within the county’s Division of Economic Development. Grow Monmouth officials have met with hundreds of business, civic and government leaders in recent months to provide state-of-the-art information services. It has become a major public-private project to create and preserve jobs in Monmouth County.

Interested producers and manufacturers are encouraged to register online at or contact Economic Development at 732-431-7470 for more information. The list of participating vendors will be published on the county website at


Monmouth U. Business Professor Wins Award

WEST LONG BRANCH – Monmouth University Leon Hess Business School Professor Stuart Rosenberg was presented with a 2013 Award for Excellence by the Emerald Literati Network for the article “Basic Employability Skills: A Triangular Design Approach” that was published in the Emerald journal Education + Training.

Rosenberg was the lead author for the paper, which examined the attitudes of graduates, faculty, and human resource managers regarding the basic employability skills that are required for job performance. Unlike previous studies that focused primarily on the attitudes of human resource managers, the novelty of the study was that it also surveyed recent college graduates and college faculty to determine whether critical gaps exist in attitudes.

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The paper was named the Outstanding Paper Award winner over the more than 50 articles that were published in Education + Training in the last year. Rosenberg was chosen as the award winner by the editor and an editorial team consisting of eminent academics and practitioners.

Rosenberg was presented the award by Emerald Publisher Tom Dark during a meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York City.


Hughes Joins Resource Real Estate, Rumson


RUMSON – Resources Real Estate welcomes Linda Hughes to the company. Hughes has specialized for the past 10 years in new construction as part of KM Hughes Fine Homes. Prior to that she was a national account manager with MCI.

“We are so happy to have Linda on board,” said Carolynn Diakon, broker-senior partner. “She grew up in Holmdel and currently lives in Fair Haven. She knows the area especially well and has a firm grip on the business. Clients will love working with her as much as we do.”

“Linda has great energy and an in-depth understanding of new construction,” said Thomas McCormack, broker-managing partner. “She is about to launch a five-lot subdivision in Fair Haven, which is very exciting for all of us. We’re proud to have Linda and other dedicated agents like her working with us.”

Hughes, mother of five, said, “I chose Resources because I love the image and spirit that Carolynn and Tom have worked hard to create in our community. Our team is passionate, our marketing strategy is distinct and effective, and our properties are luxurious.”

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. For more local real estate information or to inquire about a career in real estate, call 732-212-0440 or visit


Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla to Receive Pro Bono Service Award

RED BANK – Giordano, Halleran, & Ciesla will be presented in December with the 2013 Pro-Bono Service Award by Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ).

The law firm is one of 10 recipients of the 2013 Pro-Bono Service Award, recognizing “Heroes of Sandy” for its compassion, leadership, and hard work that aided in the development and success of VLJ’s Super Storm Sandy relief efforts. The presentation of the award will take place at the 2013 Arts & Eats for Justice Gala in the Newark Museum.

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The firm’s pro bono efforts, handled primarily by Litigation Practice Group Co-chair Michael J. Canning and associate Risa M. Chalfin, includes:

• Assisting homeowners in filing insurance claims and appeals to recover costs incurred repairing homes damaged by Super Storm Sandy.

• Finding causes of property damage, whether pre-existing or created by the storm.

• Negotiating settlements between landlords and tenants

Volunteer Lawyers for Justice is an organization that utilizes volunteer attorneys to provide legal services to economically challenged adults, children and families in New Jersey. In response to Super Storm Sandy, VLJ created a Disaster Legal Response Program to provide victims of the storm with legal assistance. Clinics were set up around the state allowing victims seeking legal advice about insurance, FEMA and contractor issues.


Maser Consulting Ranks in Top 50 as Fastest Growing in Industry


RED BANK – In an industry comprised of more than 100,000 firms, Maser Consulting P.A. has been recognized as one of the 100 fastest-growing firms by The Zweig Letter 2013 Hot Firm List for the third consecutive year.

Nationally ranked, Maser Consulting steadily advanced from the 146th place in 2011, moving up the list with this year’s ranking of 40th place.

Established in 1984, Maser Consulting is a multidisciplined engineering firm with public- and private-sector experience.

“In the past year, several of our offices in New York and Pennsylvania expanded, we established new locations in Westchester, N.Y. and most recently in Tampa, Fla., made a handful of strategic hires, and started new service lines,” said Richard M. Maser, president and CEO of Maser Consulting. “Our progress in the past year has been fully dependent upon meeting the needs of our clients, so this new ranking is great news because it acknowledges that we are heading in the right direction with our growth initiatives.”


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