Red Bank Honors Tom and Valarie DeFelice

December 22, 2011
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Circle BMW celebrates 30th anniversary

Tom DeFelice, owner of Circle BMW (left), with Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna.

Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna and the Red Bank Borough Council presented a certificate of appreciation to Circle BMW President Tom DeFelice and his wife Valarie at the Borough Council’s Dec. 7 meeting.

Menna recognized Circle BMW’s 30th anniversary and the DeFelices for their support of local charitable and cultural institutions.

Menna recalled that Circle Chevrolet, the dealership founded by DeFelice’s grandfather, has deep roots in Red Bank since 1952. He presented the certificate to Tom DeFelice and thanked the couple for their “30 years of unflagging support for Red Bank charities and cultural institutions which have enriched the lives of so many in the Borough of Red Bank.” He added, “The corporate support of Circle BMW to Red Bank’s cultural institutions has made it possible for many institutions to continue their commitment to our community.”

Tom began his career at Circle Chevrolet. He purchased the BMW franchise in 1981 and opened Circle BMW that year with one salesperson and one technician. In 1985, he built a new showroom in Shrewsbury, and twenty years later built a facility in Eatontown, the current home of Circle BMW. Today, Circle A supporter of various local community-related programs and non-profit organizations, and board member of Prevention First, Tom, along with Valarie, have contributed to Catholic Charities of Monmouth County, Christian Brothers Academy, Count Basie Theatre, Holiday Express, Junior League of Monmouth County, Monmouth Council Boy Scouts of America, Monmouth University Scholarship Program, The Community YMCA, The Monmouth County Historical Association and Two River Theatre Company, among many others.

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