business briefs 

The third annual business-to-business Lakewood Regional Business and Industry Expo, hosted by the Lakewood Development Corporation and the Lakewood Industrial Commission, will take place from noon to 5 p.m. July 21 at Lake Terrace Hall in the Lakewood Industrial Park, 1690 Oak St.

Last year more than 90 businesses exhibited and about 1,000 people attended the expo throughout the day, enjoying prizes, screenings, special offers, giveaways, and free business seminars sponsored by Lakewood’s Urban Enterprise Zone program. Because of last year’s success, the township is preparing for more than 150 exhibitors and even larger crowds this year. Admission and parking are free.

Vendors who would like to promote their business and commerce to businesses and the general public are encouraged to attend. Restaurants and food establishments are welcome as exhibitors.

Expo sponsors to date include Greater Media Newspapers, Greater Media radio stations WRAT and Magic 100.1, the Monmouth Ocean Development Council, Gem Ambulance, and Jersey Shore Business Leaders.

Exhibition space reserved before May 15 is $150 and includes one table and two chairs. The cost for nonprofits is $75, and chambers of commerce pay $25. After May 15, prices will increase. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $300.

To become an exhibitor, contact Anita Doyle at 732-364-2500, ext. 5395.

Tom Zupancic has opened Fish Window Cleaning, 195 Lehigh Ave., Unit 13A, Lakewood. The business provides window cleaning services to commercial and residential customers in Howell, Jackson, Neptune, Manasquan, Point Pleasant Beach, Brick Township, Lakewood, Asbury Park, Toms River, Belmar, Mantoloking and Seaside Heights. Before opening his business, Zupancic worked for Credit Suisse, where he managed regional and global IT teams. Fish Window Cleaning has 239 locations in the United States and is the largest window cleaning company in the country. Details: 732-987-6700.

TLC Family Chiropractic, 1200 Route 9 south, Howell, invites members of the community to a community networking/flea market to benefit the Japanese Disaster Relief Fund, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14 (rain date May 21). This event will showcase local businesses and community members selling their goods. There will be demonstrations by the following: karate, yoga, tai chi, chair massage and more. Other activities include a chalk drawing contest and face painting for children, food, music, and gift card raffles donated by local merchants. Anyone interested in participating as a vendor to promote a business or sell goods can send a $25 check payable to the American Red Cross, specifying the Japanese Disaster Relief Fund. Gift donations are still being accepted for the raffle. Call 732-409- 3445 to reserve a spot (exhibitors must bring their own table and chair).

A Breakfast Bonanza networking event hosted by the Howell Chamber of Commerce will be held 8-9:30 a.m. May 13 at the Ivy League Restaurant, 5E. Third St. (at Route 9) in Howell. An open discussion forum will also be held. Call 732-363-4114 for more information.

The Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources will host a special dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. May 18 at Jumping Brook Country Club, Neptune. Certified speaking professional Jeff Tobe will present “Coloring Outside the Lines,” a talk that will help participants use their innate creativity to benefit their professional and personal lives. The cost to attend is $45 for JSAHR members, $50 for nonmembers, and includes dinner, networking, the presentation, and a vendor fair. To register, call 732-270-5204.

The Ocean County Retired Educators Association will host its spring meeting and luncheon at 11 a.m. May 19 at Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty, Point Pleasant Beach. Current members will have the opportunity to vote for OCREA officers. The cost of the luncheon is $25 per person. Reservation forms can be found at www.ocrea.net. Details: 732-477-1711.

In addition, OCREA is planning a twoweek Rhine-Mosel riverboat cruise from May 27 to June 11. OCREA is also sponsoring a trip to Philadelphia on June 15. Reservation deadline for the latter trip is May 13. For more information and reservations for either trip, contact Betty at 609- 207-0038 or langbi@att.net.

Intrinsic Chiropractic Center, Jackson, will host its seventh annual Kids Fun Day from noon to 3 p.m. May 21. The event will be held at the Jackson Fitness Center, 260 N. County Line Road, in Jackson Plaza. Businesses who want to get involved may call 732-833-9000.