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August 30, 2013
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Circle BMW Sponsors NJ Auto Retailers Run For The Warriors®

EATONTOWN – Circle BMW has joined dealerships across the state in support of the inaugural New Jersey Auto Retailers Run For The Warriors®, a race that will both honor the sacrifices of the military and raise funds to support the needs of today’s wounded veterans and their families.

This unique road race will take place on Sunday, Sept. 22, at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel. Through the sponsorship, Circle BMW is directly supporting programs that provide a full cycle of care to wounded service members, their families and families of the fallen.

“Today, veterans face new challenges as they deal with both physical and psychological injuries,” said Robin Kelleher, Hope For The Warriors® president. “We are thankful that corporations, owned by patriotic, thankful Americans, are leading the charge in supporting the recovery of our service members and military families.”

Circle BMW President Tom DeFelice, said, “Supporting organizations such as Hope for the Warriors is one small way that we can show our heartfelt gratitude to the men and women who serve our country, their families and the sacrifices they endure to ensure our safety and freedom.”

He added, “Circle BMW is proud to lend support to this inaugural fundraiser and incredibly worthwhile organization.”

This unique road race will take place at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial. The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and the Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center are located within sight of each other near the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. The memorial honors all those who served our country and state during the Vietnam War, especially the 1,562 men and women from New Jersey who did not return home. It is a powerful and fitting tribute to their sacrifice.

Circle BMW encourages community members to support the New Jersey Auto Retailers Run For The Warriors®. Registration for the 5K or 1-Mile Walk/Run is $30, with special pricing for veterans, military, families and students. Wounded service members, veterans and Gold Star Families are invited to participate as honored guests. Register today or learn more by visiting:

The mission of Hope For The Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, the family unit, and hope for our service members and military families. For more information on Hope For The Warriors, please visit


Booskerdoo Coffee Opens Fair Haven Location


FAIR HAVEN – Booskerdoo Fresh Roasted Coffee Co., the Monmouth Beach-based micro coffee roaster, will hold an official grand opening on Friday, Aug. 30, of the company’s second location at 793 River Road with a free coffee day.

The new shop, which has already opened for business, has been conducting brisk business, serving the freshly roasted and fresh pastry items baked on the premises.

Booskerdoo’s owners and founders James and Amelia Caverly are celebrating by buying a 10 oz. cup of drip coffee for everyone who comes in to the Fair Haven location between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Ten ounce cappuccinos and lattes, made from Booskerdoo’s Dancing Goat Espresso Blend, will be offered for the special price of $1.

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The Caverlys took over the space, where Java Stop was formerly located, in mid-January and renovated the 80-year-old building in Fair Haven’s historic district.

“We are extremely excited to be a member of beautiful Fair Haven and its surrounding river communities,” says Roastmaster James Caverly.

Head baker Amelia Caverly added, “Free coffee day is our way of saying thank you for the great reception so far, and to invite everyone to come check out this space that we know everyone will enjoy.”

Booskerdoo coffee roasts daily from its café in Monmouth Beach, never selling any beans past its one-week flavor peak. “Great coffee should never sit in a warehouse, which is why we don’t use one,” James Caverly said.


Coldwell Banker Agents Attend Elite Retreat

MONMOUTH COUNTY – Two sales associates from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in Monmouth County recently attended the Elite Retreat, a conference held at The Breakers Palm Beach in Florida for top-performing Coldwell Banker sales professionals in the Northeast and Eastern Seaboard regions.

Fran Judas, Middletown, and Pauline Poyner, Rumson/Fair Haven, were invited to attend the exclusive Elite Retreat because of their outstanding sales production in 2012.

Judas and Poyner enjoyed a luxurious three-night stay at The Breakers which offered participants many amenities including golf on two championship courses, tennis, water activities, world-class shopping and services at the spa and fitness center. During the retreat, the agents attended special meetings, networking receptions and dinner with more than 200 top Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sales associates and management leaders from across the Northeast and Eastern Seaboard regions.

The retreat also offered the attendees an opportunity to learn more about existing and new programs, marketing systems and tools available to them through Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

“The guests who were invited to attend the Coldwell Banker Elite Retreat are among the most distinguished real estate professionals in the region,” said Hal Maxwell, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. “We are proud to honor them and truly appreciate them for their dedicated service and professionalism.”

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, New York, a leading residential real estate brokerage company, operates approximately 56 offices with approximately 3,000 sales associates serving all communities from Rockland County, N.Y. to Monmouth County. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. Visit for more information.


Careers in Marketing Panel at Monmouth U


WEST LONG BRANCH – The American Marketing Association (AMA) will host its third career development event “Careers in Marketing” on Thursday, Sept. 26, in Bey Hall’s Young Auditorium at Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave.

The program will begin at 6:15 p.m. with refreshments served at 5:30 p.m.

A panel of experts will provide guidance, advice and counseling to marketing students and professionals. The seminar will focus on the solutions and tools needed to prepare for a career in marketing and to find their next position or promotion in the marketing industry.

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The evening’s presentations and panel will be moderated by Michaeline Skiba, associate professor of marketing at Monmouth University.

Panelists include:Michael Fleischner, president and founder of Upward SEO; Noelle Stary, founder of 20 Lemons; Christopher Deresz, national account manager of EMC Corporation; Paul Kiesche, president and creative director of Paul Kiesche Design; and Pamela Remash, product portfolio manager of Welmedix.

The fee for early registration – by Thursday, Sept. 12 – is $20 for AMA members, $35 for nonmembers and free for college students. Registration is required and may be completed at

For more information, contact Skiba at 732-263-5862 or


Casazza Joins Resources Real Estate, Rumson

RUMSON – Resources Real Estate welcomes Gary Casazza as a sales associate to their company. With 10 years in the business, formerly affiliated with Re-Max, Casazza is excited to join Resources and cover the Monmouth County area.

“Gary is a true team player,” said Carolynn Diakon, broker-senior partner. “We are thrilled to have him on board and know the experience he brings with him will ensure that clients will appreciate him and enjoy working with him.”

Casazza, who has lived in Rumson for the past 30 years, also has been a modular home builder and contractor, as well as a Rumson Planning Board member.

“I chose Resources Real Estate as I desire to be associated with a well-respected and dynamic organization,” he said. “Carolyn Diakon is a true professional and is passionate in her work, as well as allowing me the flexibility I require in building my profession.”

Casazza is also proud of his Rumson roots. “Real estate was a natural progression in my career as it goes hand-in-hand with my profession in building and land development.”

“Gary comes to us with a strong background in real estate and investment properties,” said Thomas McCormack, broker-managing partner. “The relationship between client and agent is all about trust. Gary’s clients will trust in his expertise and appreciate what he brings to the table. We are lucky to have him.”

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.


Weichert’s Connors Recognized for Regional Award 


HOLMDEL – Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announc­ed the Holmdel office was recognized for outstanding performance in July.

The office led the region, which is comprised of offices throughout Middlesex, Mon­mouth and Ocean counties, in resale dollar volume.

Thomas Connors

Thomas Connors

In addition, Sales Associate Thomas Connors of the Holmdel office was individually recognized for his exceptional industry success during the month of July. A top producer, Connors led the region for resale dollar volume.

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

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