Business Briefs

Business Briefs

Barbara Stonnell of Marlboro, a financial planner with offices in Toms River and Holmdel, will host a weekly financial program, "Let’s Talk Money," on Saturdays at 9 a.m. on WADB 1310 AM radio beginning Feb. 21

Stonnell, who has been a guest on Fox News Channel and Channel 12’s "New Jersey’s Talking," created and hosted for eight years "Let’s Talk Money" on 1160 WOBM AM radio. She will be joined by her daughter, Anissa Berger, of Morganville, as co-host. The program is designed to address a variety of money, personal finance and investing topics in an easy-to-understand manner. The show will also occasionally feature guest professionals and celebrities.

Deborah K. Organek, certified public accountant, has joined the staff of WithumSmith+Brown, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, as a manager. The Freehold resident joins WS+B with more than 15 years in public accounting. She specializes in litigation support and in serving medical practices. She earned a master’s degree in financial accounting from Seton Hall University, South Orange. Her professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, of which she serves as co-chair of the Litigation Support Committee for the Monmouth-Ocean Chapter. She s a founding member of the Freehold Neighborhood Alliance.

WithumSmith+Brown has offices in Princeton, Red Bank, New Brunswick, Livingston, Toms River and Flemington, and in Newtown, Pa.

The Monmouth/Ocean Chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners presented the Teal Heart Award to Margery S. Davidson, of Aberdeen, and Eileen Shrem, Bradley Beach. The award, which recognizes outstanding service and dedication to the organization and to the chapter, was presented at the chapter’s January meeting.

Davidson, a certified public accountant and owner of Davidson’s Business Development Team, Inc., serves as vice president of finance and acting vice president of administration for the chapter, and as vice president of administration for the state organization. A member of NJAWBO since 1995, she has served as corporate relations chair for the chapter and has conducted several business training courses through the NJAWBO Women’s Business Center. She was named the NJAWBO Business Owner of the Year in 2001.

Shrem, an independent insurance planner, is president and a founding member of the Monmouth/Ocean Chapter. She previously served as president of the state organization, and as vice president of administration, vice president of marketing and vice president of membership. She has been a member of NJAWBO since 1981 and was chosen the NJAWBO Business Owner of the Year in 1987.

For further information about NJAWBO or its Women’s Business Center, call the state headquarters at (609) 581-2121; e-mail to; or visit the Web site

The Monmouth/Ocean Chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners will hold its monthly dinner meeting Feb. 26 at Jumping Brook Country Club, Neptune.

The pre-meeting session will begin at 5 p.m., conducted by Anna-Maria Pittella, attorney. She will discuss issues concerning disability in the workplace. The dinner speaker will be Susan Young, owner of Susan Young Media Relations Inc. She will discuss "How to Leverage the Media: The Nuts and Bolts of News and Free Press." Young has worked in broadcast news and communications in the New Jersey/New York media market for more than 20 years. She was a news director, reporter, writer and on-air anchor, and served as deputy director of then-Gov. Christie Whitman’s Office of Radio and Television in Trenton.

Reservations are required; call Chrissy Reinhard at (732) 528-1172. The cost is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers.

Dr. Michael D. Baskin, an optometric physician with an office in the Pond Road Plaza, Freehold Township, recently attended the Contact Lens and Eyecare Symposium in Orlando, Fla. The four-day symposium was focused entirely on contact lenses, lens care and related eye-care issues. The event offered more than 100 hours of courses developed by professional organizations in the contact lens field and taught by practitioners of optometry and ophthalmology. The keynote speaker was Story Musgrave, M.D., a former NASA astronaut and physician.

Freehold attorney Michael B. Mangini has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition in Business Succession Planning by The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa., for successfully completing three, three-credit courses in the college’s master of science in financial services degree curriculum. The American College is not an ABA-approved certifying entity. The program requires successful completion of Business Succession Planning I and II and Business Valuation.

A graduate of Fordham University School of Law, former U.S. Army JAG (Judge Advocate General) officer and assistant Monmouth County prosecutor, Mangini devotes his practice to developing asset protection and transfer strategies for his clients, their families and businesses. He is active in the community and currently serves as commander of Freehold Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4374.

The Western Monmouth Chamber of Commerce awarded Mangini its 2003 Circle of Excellence Award for Community Service. Mangini hosted the "Law and More" radio program on WPDQ 89.7 from May through December 2002.