Business Briefs

Tim Murphy, of Freehold Township, has received accreditation from the Institute for Independent Business (IIB), with U.S. headquarters in Parsippany. Murphy will be expanding the institute’s presence in Monmouth, Ocean and Mid-dlesex counties.

For the last 20 years, as a business owner, he has worked as a business adviser and consultant to the financial services industry. Prior to that, he held management positions at IBM, Citibank and other companies.

As an executive associate, Murphy will have access to top-level executives around the world to assist clients with any business issue or challenge.

Established in 1984 in the United Kingdom, the institute is an international, not-for-profit business support organization. Its purpose is to bring timely and practical advice to independent business owners. The IIB provides mentoring and business advice, as well as access to a wide range of expertise and services, including angel and venture funding, banking/financing, human resources, sales and marketing, organization and management, quality and ISO 9000, business valuations, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning and exit strategies.

Business owners may take advantage of a free meeting with one of the institute’s executive associates. To discuss a business issue or to arrange a free executive assessment, contact Tim Murphy at (732) 431-7684, or via e-mail at

The Lakewood Airport Authority is seeking a buyer interested in having its name attached to the airport for a period of 20 years. The name would be on the sign to be constructed on Cedar Bridge Avenue, on the terminal buildings, and on any stationery and advertising matter published or distributed by the airport.

Companies interested may submit a letter of interest and proposal for the name along with a tentative bid to the Lakewood Township Airport Authority, 1900 Cedar Bridge Ave., Lakewood 08701; attention: Bert Albert, executive director; or fax to (732) 370-7789. Proposals must be submitted by July 31.

The Lakewood Chamber of Com-merce is planning a luncheon membership meeting Aug. 11 at Monmouth Park, Oceanport. The cost of the tickets is $45 for chamber members and $50 for nonmembers and includes ticket admission to race track, buffet lunch, air-conditioned room and private teller window. The gates open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served beginning at noon. Seating is limited and reservations must be paid in advance. Call (732) 367-4453 for reservations.

David Cranmer, North Hanover Township, has announced the formation of the civil and consulting engineering firm Cranmer Engineering, Shrewsbury. Conducting the operations of the firm along with Cranmer will be Vincent Creevy and Bryan E. Luoma.

Cranmer has provided professional consulting services statewide for 18 years. Howell resident Creevy has more than 22 years’ experience in environmental studies, and East Windsor resident Luoma previously oversaw development of commercial and residential projects. Cranmer Engineering specializes in municipal engineering and consulting services.