Vince Scanelli of Colts Neck, an Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company agency owner, received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and for outstanding volunteerism.
With this award came two $1,000 grants from the Allstate Foundation for Douglass Organization for Occupational and Related Educational Services (DOORS) in New Brunswick and New Horizons in Autism Inc. in Freehold, where Scanelli volunteers.
DOORS is a parent-run organization which provides funding for various social, educational and recreational services for students of Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, on the Douglass College campus of Rutgers University, New Brunswick. These programs are essential to the total growth of an individual with autism.
New Horizons is dedicated to serving individuals with autism and their families in New Jersey.
Rook Coffee opened its eighth coffee bar, Rook Colts Neck, on July 9. The 1,500- square-feet store is in The Orchards Plaza, 340 Route 34, Colts Neck, and is the company’s largest location to date.
Rook Colts Neck will offer to-go service and European style counters for customers to enjoy their coffee. This location will operate from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday. The company’s newest coffee bar joins Rook Coffee’s seven other locations, including two in Oakhurst and one each in Long Branch, Little Silver, Wall Township, Red Bank and Manalapan.
CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township, announced that its Family Medicine Residency Program was highlighted at the annual New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians summer assembly in Atlantic City on June 13. Class of 2015 graduate Joan Medina, MD, received the “New Jersey Family Physician Resident of the Year” award for “Demonstration of the Outstanding Attributes of a Family Physician.” Dr. Medina is the third resident from CentraState’s residency program in the past eight years to earn this award among the 13 family medicine residency programs in the state.
The YMCA of Western Monmouth County, Freehold Township, has selected Capt. Robert V. Weiss Jr. as the chairman of its Board of Directors. Weiss was appointed to the position, which carries a two-year term, on June 22 during the YMCA’s annual Board of Directors meeting and upon the completion of past chair Maureen Brown’s term.
Weiss has been a member of the board for nine years. He is a captain in the Old Bridge Police Department. Weiss resides in Old Bridge with his wife, Carlene, and their children, Paige and Robert.
Along with the change in leadership, also appointed were first vice chair Michael Trigili, CPA, Trigili CPAs and Consulting; second vice chair Stacey DeAlmeida, First Choice Bank; treasurer Edward Moran, TD Bank, N.A.; secretary Mark Saker, Esq., Lomurro Law; and past chair, Maureen Brown.
“Hospitals and Health Networks,” the journal of the American Hospital Association, has recognized CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township, as one of the nation’s most wired healthcare organizations for the sixth year in a row, according to the results of the journal’s annual survey.
The distinction recognizes healthcare organizations that have successfully adopted information technology in four critical areas: infrastructure; business and administrative management; clinical quality and safety; and clinical integration. CentraState has invested nearly $20 million in health information technology over the past 15 years as part of its ongoing commitment to enhance patient engagement and health data security.
Michael Palmieri of Manalapan has been named a loan officer for Patriot Mortgage, 2517 Highway 35, Manasquan. His main responsibilities will be to help people with their financial needs and with the mortgage process. Prior to joining Patriot Mortgage, Palmieri was an inter-dealer broker with Murphy and Durieu for 17 years, brokering asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities. For more information, call 732- 409-7779.
Fitness coaches Brian Bott and Rainer Robertson recently opened Aspire Fitness, 273 Route 34, Colts Neck. The 3,000- square-foot fitness facility will offer an environment that helps clients attain individualized goals. All memberships at Aspire Fitness begin with a strategy session and a consultation to discuss and set client goals.
Depending on the type of membership chosen, clients are then presented with a customized fitness program and a nutrition guide. Aspire Fitness offers a variety of membership levels to all age groups. Universal equipment, free weights, ropes and kettle bells are also available. Details: 732- 303-1416.
Brazen Bras Boutique, in the Chadwick Square shopping center at 3333 Route 9 North, Freehold Township, has expanded and is now a 5,000-square-foot anchor store. Catering to women searching for comfort, fit and personal service when shopping for bras, panties and lingerie, Brazen Bras Boutique is owned by mother and daughter Christine and Angela Longette. The store originally opened in 2013 on West Main Street, Freehold Borough. Details: 732-333-0259.