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November 15, 2013
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Red Bank RiverCenter Awarded $20,000 Tourism Grant


RED BANK – Red Bank RiverCenter, in conjunction with the Red Bank Visitors Center, was awarded a $20,000 Cooperative Marketing Grant for 2014.

The grant, available to organizations throughout New Jersey, was applied for through the state Department of Tourism in June 2013 and will be used to expand Red Bank’s award-winning advertising campaign, “Escape for a Little While.”

The ad campaign will reach Washington, D.C., Connecticut, New York State, Pennsylvania and Canada to encourage tourists and visitors to visit and stay in Red Bank, as well as the entire Jersey Shore.

Costs for the ad campaign will be funded by the grant along with financial cooperation from the Red Bank Visitors Center, the Molly Pitcher Inn and Oyster Point Hotel, the Count Basie Theatre and the Two River Theater.

Red Bank RiverCenter and Red Bank Visitors Center have worked in tandem for more than a decade to promote Red Bank as the destination of choice for businesses, arts, accommodations and dining.

“We are proud and honored to have been chosen for this grant, and we look forward to showcasing Red Bank to some new markets,” RiverCenter Board of Trustees President Leo Zeik said.

Both Red Bank RiverCenter and Red Bank Visitors Center are not-for-profit 501-C 3 organizations.

For more information, please visit or call 732-842-4244.


Interior Design Seminar at Window Treats


RED BANK – Window Treats Inc. is holding a Continuing Education Units (CEU) seminar, “Trend Ideas Interior Design,” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in its new showroom, located at 80 Broad St.

Kim Kiner, vice president of product design for Hunter Douglas, will lead a CEU-accredited presentation on inspiring design and color trends. Light lunch will be available at 11 a.m.; seminar begins at noon. Call 732-219-0303 for more information.

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Advisors Mortgage Group Opens New Corporate Headquarters


OCEAN – More than 100 people gathered last month for a ribbon-cutting event that celebrated the grand opening of Advisors Mortgage Group’s new corporate headquarters and marked the company’s 14th anniversary.

On a stage full of public officials, invited guests and corporate employees, Advisors unveiled its new 9,000-square-foot building.

The building is home to its executive management team and the company’s main processing, underwriting, closing and secondary marketing departments. Just three months ago, Advisors launched a full-scale servicing department inside the building as well.

“It’s amazing to think that just 14 years ago we started in a 400-square-foot office. Now we are operating out of a 9,000-square-foot building with over 30 offices nationwide,” said Sean Clark, vice president of Advisors Mortgage Group.

The ceremony began with welcoming comments from Mayor William Larkin. Following the mayor, state Senators Jennifer Beck and Joseph Kyrillos each spoke, describing Advisors’ growth as extremely important and inspiring during the nation’s current economic climate. They presented Steven Meyer, president of Advisors, with a resolution from the State Senate. Later that afternoon, Beck tweeted, “I was proud to join @joekyrillos for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of @AdvisorsMTG new HQ in Ocean Township,” and posted pictures of the event on her Facebook page.

Also participating in the day’s celebrations, were Ocean Township Chief of Police Steve Peters, Council­woman Donna Schepiga, Town Manager Andrew Brennan and members of the Oakhurst and Wanamassa fire departments.

“We are proud to choose Ocean Township as our new home. One of the core values here at Advisors Mortgage is giving back to our local community and helping those in need. We are excited to have such strong support from the community,” Meyer said.

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Some of the organizations that Advisors has contributed to this past year include: The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Holiday Express, Mary’s Place by the Sea, Hope for Children, The Greg Hickman Foundation and numerous Super Storm Sandy relief organizations.


MagnaCare COO Selected to 2013 Irish Legal 100 


TINTON FALLS – MagnaCare, a health-care services company, has announced that Tom Considine, its chief operating officer, has been named to the prestigious 2013 Irish Legal 100.

The Irish Legal 100 honors some of the United States’ most accomplished lawyers of Irish descent – from attorneys and judges to academia – with recent honorees including U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy and Gov. Chris Christie.

“Considine has a long and distinguished career in both the private and public sectors, and is most deserving of this honor,” says Joseph Berardo Jr., CEO and president, MagnaCare.

Prior to his current role at MagnaCare, Considine served as commissioner of banking and insurance for New Jersey; tax commissioner for Monmouth County; vice president and government relations counsel for MetLife; and as a litigator in private practice.

He received his J.D. cum laude from the Seton Hall University School of Law and his B.S.B.A. magna cum laude from the Stillman School of Business Administration at Seton Hall.

“I saw the list of other lawyers recognized, and I am humbled and honored to be included in such an august group,” Considine said.

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