Business Briefs

Business Briefs

New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, Monmouth/Ocean chapter, will hold its monthly dinner meeting 5 p.m. May 27 at Jumping Brook Country Cub, Neptune. Attendees are encouraged to bring daughters age 12 and up. Cost: $35 per person. Call: (732) 528-1172 by May 21 for reservations.

Steven Kukan, owner of Wear, a promotional apparel company in Freehold, gave 250 screen-printed Henley shirts worth $2,750 to the employees of LADACIN Network, (formerly Cerebral Palsy of Ocean and Monmouth Counties) a nonprofit organization that provides a lifetime of programs and services to individuals with developmental and physical disabilities from birth into their eighties. The items were donated in recognition of "Staff Appreciation Week."

"Steven’s generosity will enable us to give something to our staff as a sign of our appreciation," Philip Keilen, director of development, said. "It will also give everyone close, personal contact with our new name. Through this generous offer, we can promote our new name on a day-to-day basis. He is doing a great thing for us."

Kukan is a member of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, Jersey Shore Public Relations Advertising Association and the Advertising Specialty Institute.

The Lakewood Lions Club donated $1,200 to the Lehmann Center of LADACIN Network for six Slim Armstrong switch mounts. The switch mounts are adjustable and can be attached to a table, wheelchair or other surface. A switch is mounted on it to enable a person with multiple physical disabilities to operate a television, radio, computer, communication device, wheelchair, etc. The mount allows the switch to be brought to any part the individual can control and eliminates the need for someone else to hold the switch for the individual.

The donation was made possible through the involvement of Victor Sbailo, accountant at Wachovia Bank and president of the Lakewood Lions Club. Sbailo volunteers at the school and noticed a need for this type of assistive equipment and enlisted the help of the Lions Club. Sbailo, Don Alemany (treasurer) and Ed Horigan (member) presented the donation to the Lehmann School April 20.

Dr. Mukaram A. Gazi has received certification by the American Board of Urology. Gazi is one of Kimball Medical Center’s specialists treating disorders of the male and female urinary tract, and the male reproductive system.

Gazi graduated from the University of Miami, School of Medicine, Miami, Fla., He performed his urology and general surgery residencies at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, and his research fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Surgical Immunology, in New Haven, Conn. He has a private practice in Lakewood in addition to being on staff at Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood.

Fran Rush, Jackson, has been named director of community relations for CareOne, a senior care center in East Brunswick.

Rush will be responsible for overseeing the external and internal public relations activities, as well as serving as a customer service representative and an educational advisor for senior and caregiver education.

Rush has more than 20 years of marketing experience and most recently worked as customer relations director — financial/admissions with Genesis Healthcare Facility.