business briefs 

IDT Corp., a Fortune 1000 company with headquarters in Newark, is moving key engineering operations to the Lakewood Industrial Park, Lakewood. Approximately 60 full-time engineers, software developers and service management professionals will work in the Lakewood office, developing software for IDT’s energy and telecommunications systems, and supporting IDT Telecom’s cable telephony customers. IDT Corp. is a public company focused on the telecommunications and energy industries.

The Woman’s Center for Entrepreneurship Corp. will offer a three-hour “Trade Showmanship and Event Marketing” seminar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6 at the Lakewood municipal building, Lakewood. Established and novice business people who attend will receive advice about exhibiting, including how to choose an exhibit space, budget time and resources, promote participation, increase booth traffic, capture the interest of those passing by, qualify visitors, and get the best follow-up results. The class is free of charge and open to men and women who wish to attend. For registration, call 973-507-9700.

Lawrence S. Krompier, Millstone Township, has been named the new executive director of the board of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. As executive director, Krompier will manage the operations of the chamber, promote and advocate for local business and industry, and implement and coordinate all chamber activities and projects, among other responsibilities.

Prior to being named the executive director of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, Krompier was director of membership for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Trenton, where he was in charge of business development and marketing programs that supported business advocacy. In addition, he was responsible for developing strategic business relationships and increasing membership.

To help drivers complete their to-do lists without wasting a beach day, Honda of Toms River will provide customers who get their car serviced with free shuttle transportation from the dealership to any local beach and back. The service will be available seven days a week during regular hours of operation starting on Memorial Day weekend and is not limited to Honda owners. The dealership recently added new extended hours on Monday through Friday until 9 p.m., Saturdays until 6 p.m., and parts and service hours on Sundays until 5 p.m.; online service appointment scheduling; free, no-obligation trade-in appraisals; as well as evening barbecues and entertainment that is open to the public. Details: 732- 349-7474.

A Breakfast Bonanza networking event will be presented by the Howell Chamber of Commerce 8-9:30 a.m. June 10 at Celtic Charms Therapeutic Horse Farm, 671 Fort Plains Road, Howell. All are welcome for networking and an informative presentation, “What Is Therapeutic Riding?” The event is free to chamber members and $5 for prospective chamber members. Details: Visit

UK Hair Co. is celebrating its grand opening at 4240 Route 9 south, Howell (Candlewood shopping center). Hours are Tuesday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday by appointment. UK Hair Co.’s owners and founders, Jo and Jennifer Hendley (formerly of Metro Hair Salon, Marlboro,) and Martin Dring (former owner of John Martin Hair Co., East Brunswick) say they have created a salon based around the concept that hair is a medium for an artist to create a shape, style and color that is specifically crafted for and individually suited to a single client’s own hair, taste and sense of style. UK Hair Co. invites the public to receive a complimentary consultation with any staff member, or to schedule an appointment, by calling 732 961 7997.

MOCEANS Center for Independent Living Inc. is a nonprofit organization that offers programs and services to people with disabilities in Monmouth and Ocean counties. The organization’s mission is to support and promote choice, independence and self-determination in the lives of all people with disabilities. Consumer services and programs include advocacy (individual and systems); independent living skills training; information and referral; and peer support.

The organization offers personal assistance services to people with a permanent physical disability who need assistance with personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparation and shopping.

The organization’s self-advocacy program assists special-education students with transitioning and preparing for a productive life after graduation.

Anyone with a disability may take advantage of the organization’s programs and services. In addition, directors are reaching out to the Hispanic population. Staff members are available to assist individuals who speak Spanish. Details: Monmouth County office, 732-571-4884, Ocean County office, 732-505-2310, or visit the Internet website at