Business Briefs

Approximately 100 guests attended the Oct. 23 Brick Morning Rotary Foundation dinner to honor Dr. Donald Cooper, a Rotarian for 48 years, and Michelle Eventoff, the executive director of the Brick Chamber of Commerce. Approximately 100 guests attended the Oct. 23 Brick Morning Rotary Foundation dinner to honor Dr. Donald Cooper, a Rotarian for 48 years, and Michelle Eventoff, the executive director of the Brick Chamber of Commerce. The Brick Township Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of its Distinguished Citizens Awards for outstanding community service.

Harry Vogel of Paramount Products Co. Inc., a manufacturing company in Brick, has been named the Distinguished Individual Award recipient. Vogel has a long history of volunteer activities and has assisted numerous nonprofit organizations and community groups throughout Ocean County. He has been especially active in Brick chairing numerous boards and volunteering his time for a wide variety of community initiatives.

Flowers By Addalia will be recognized with the Business Award for years of community involvement and support of nonprofit organizations throughout Ocean County. They have provided decorations for countless nonprofit organization’s fundraisers. Owner Tom Addalia has also served in leadership positions for many of the charities in the area.

The Brick Township Police Department will be awarded for their outstanding service to the community. Brick has been ranked as one of the safest cities in the United States for several consecutive years and the police department can be credited for helping the community attain that distinction.

A special awards dinner to honor the recipients will be held Dec. 3 at the Crystal Point Yacht Club, Point Pleasant.

The Chamber of Commerce leadership team will also be installed during the program. W. Peter Daniels, president of Ocean Medical Center, will be installed as president of the business organization.

For more information or reservations, call the Chamber of Commerce at 732- 477-4949.

Ocean County College, Toms River, is offering the following day trips. All ages are welcome:

• New York City’s Chocolate Show with lunch at Max Brenner’s Restaurant (accessible by staircase only), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 6. The fee is $129.

• QVC Studio Tour with lunch at the General Warren Inne, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 15. The fee is $129.

• The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 3 or Dec. 15. Ticket is for the 2 p.m. show. Fee is $129.

• Philadelphia’s Fairmount Christmas mansion tour with a three-course lunch at the Water Works Restaurant, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 6. The fee is $139.

• New York City Holiday Lights Tour with a full-course Italian lunch at DaRosino, noon to 10 p.m. Dec. 7. The fee is $119.

• Christmas at Hershey: Lunch and Play, Christmas Lights Tour and Chocolate World with hors d’oeuvres, lunch and dessert, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 9. The fee is $139.

• Cape May Candlelight Christmas Tour with an early dinner at Oyster Bay, 1 to 10 p.m. Dec. 19. Fee is $129.

Registration is required. An adult must accompany children. Buses will leave promptly from Parking Lot No. 2, OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River. Prices include motor coach transportation, driver’s gratuity, a trip leader and lunch or dinner as noted. A lavatory is available on all buses.

For further information, call Joanne Padrone at 732- 255-0469.

The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants is offering its annual 2010 financial fitness calendar free to the public. It offers monthly topics such as refinancing a mortgage, strategies for tax refunds, and investing in your career. For a complimentary copy, visit www.Money-

Young Professionals invites the public to attend its November meeting, where guest speaker Ruth Palacio will present “Coping Behavior Gone Wrong.” The meeting will be held 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Farrell’s Stout & Steak, 401 Broadway Ave., Point Pleasant Beach. Palacio, owner of Palacio Consulting, will help attendees identify their own coping patterns as well as those of their clients, monitor and replace negative barriers, and discover new coping techniques, among other topics.

Young Professionals, a committee of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, is open to the public. Advance registration is $20 ($25 at the door) and includes hors d’oeuvres, unlimited networking, the presentation, and a cash bar. To register, contact Jennifer Weisert at 732-206-0527 or

A Trade Show Networking Extravaganza, a joint effort of the chambers of commerce of Lakewood, Point Pleasant, Brick, Point Pleasant Beach and Toms River, will be held 5-7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Jenkinson’s Pavilion, Point Pleasant Beach. Over 100 businesses will display their services and wares. The festivities will include door prizes, giveaways, a cash bar, pasta stations and hot and cold hors d’oeuvres. Admission is free. For display table information, call 732-477-5788 (Brick) or 732-363-0012 (Lakewood).

The Ocean County Retired Educators Association is sponsoring an all-inclusive trip to see the Sight & Sound Production of the “Miracle of Christmas” in Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 8. The package includes round-trip transportation by motor coach, the Millennium Theatre show ticket, a complete dinner at the Plain & Fancy Farms Restaurant, meal gratuity and taxes. The bus will depart at 8:30 a.m. and will return to Toms River at approximately 8:30 p.m. The package price is $115 per person. Reserve tickets ASAP. Contact 609-207-0038 or email for tickets. Details: .

The Ocean County Retired Educators Association will host its Holiday Luncheon at the Quality Inn, Route 37 west, Toms River, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. Members and their guests will be treated to food, entertainment and prizes throughout the af- ternoon at a cost of $23 per person. The reservation deadline is Nov. 23. Details:

Casey Fagan, a 2004 graduate of Brick Memorial High School and a 2008 graduate of The Richard Stockton State College, has completed her internship and six-month training program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, Ga. She has been designated as a special agent in the Criminal Investigation Unit of the Internal Revenue Service and is currently assigned to the U.S. Treasury Department’s office in Mays Landing.