Business Briefs

Business Briefs

Freehold Raceway Mall, Freehold Township, will hold its annual Spring Home Show Feb. 6-8 throughout the main concourse areas of the mall, Routes 9, 33 and 537. The event features information and displays from local and national representatives of home products, construction and remodeling products and services, methods of energy conservation, and other products and services for the homeowner. The event will be open during regular mall hours.

The Arc of Monmouth, Tinton Falls, has been awarded the three-year CARF accreditation for the following employment services programs: job development, job supports, job-site training, comprehensive vocational evaluation services, employee development services and organizational employment services, and — for the community — personal and social services programs.

The accreditation outcome represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization, according to a press release from The Arc.

CARF, formerly the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, is an independent not-for-profit accrediting body, whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Central Jersey Chapter, will hold a networking

meeting Feb. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Chetkin Gallery, 9 Wharf Ave., Red Bank. The gallery features artists from Italy, France, England, Spain and China. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for all others. Refreshments, food and wine will be served. Reservations are required by Feb. 6; call Barbara Chick at (732) 295-3846.

The Central Jersey Chapter serves members in Monmouth, Ocean, Middle­sex counties, and parts of Mercer County. NAWBO is a dues-based national organi­zation representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs in all types of businesses. For more information, call (732) 263-1300 or visit the Web site

Comcast Cable announced the ap­pointment of Marge Jackson to area mar­keting director for Central New Jersey cable television systems, serving 370,000 customers. Jackson will be responsible for the performance and daily oversight of all marketing and sales efforts for six Com­cast Cable systems — Central, Long Beach Island, Mercer County, Monmouth County, Ocean County and Toms River. She reports to Area Vice President Dar­ren Belick.

Jackson joined Comcast in 1998 as an online direct sales representative. Most recently, she served as director of market­ing for Comcast in Broward County, Fla., where she oversaw all sales and market­ing activities in the county. Prior to her role in Broward County, Jackson was di­rector of marketing for the recently ac­quired AT&T system of Washington, D.C.

Jackson earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration and marketing from Pierce College in Philadelphia. She resides in Freehold with her husband and two children.

Henry A. Stryker III of Freehold was honored recently for his many years of service to Monmouth County. The event took place at an employees awards luncheon sponsored by the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders.

Stryker is first deputy county fire marshal and has been employed at the Monmouth County Fire Academy for 20 years. Freeholder Edward J. Stominski presented Stryker with his service pin.

J.H. Cohn LLP will host an executive women’s forum seminar titled "The Power of Networking" Feb. 18 from 3-4:30 p.m. at its Eatontown office, 27 Christopher Way. Maxine Ballen, founder and presi­dent of the New Jersey Technology Coun­cil, will make the presentation.

Attendees should come prepared to share experiences and participate in an interactive session on the power of net­working. There is no fee to attend. To R.S.V.P, call Mary Ellen Gervasini at (732) 578-070, ext. 8237, or e-mail mger­

Central Jersey Women’s Network will hold a dinner meeting Feb. 12, 6-9 p.m., at the Holiday Inn, Tinton Falls. Al­ice Anselmo, vice president and wealth manager with UBS Financial Services Corp., will discuss how to handle debt sensibly and plan important savings strategies.

The cost is $28 if registered by Feb. 9, or $35 thereafter, and includes dinner, dessert and coffee. To register, call (908) 281-9234 or e-mail Payment by check may be made at the door.