Woodbridge attorney Christopher M. Placitella has been named to "The Ten Leaders of Environmental Law" of New Jersey for 2003-04, based on a three-month survey by Digital Press International of Fort Lee. Placitella is a partner of the law firm Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, located on Woodbridge Center Drive. He has been practicing toxic tort …

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Business Briefs The Women’s Business Center, the educational arm of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO), will offer its "Start Right!" course in Red Bank in January. The course, geared toward new business owners or those in the first five years of business ownership, will cover legal, marketing, accounting and financial issues. …

Chamber honors

Two River bank During the 12th annual Spinnaker Awards ceremony, hosted by the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce (EMCC), Two River Community Bank was honored with the 2003 Corporate Good Neighbor award. This award is presented to the business with 50 or more employees that motivates staff members to be personally involved as good …

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Business Briefs Paramount Homes recently received the Best Kitchen award from the Best in American Living Awards panel. The builder, whose accomplishments include estate communities in Monmouth and Ocean counties, received the award for the kitchen design in the McKinley home style at its Premier at Manalapan Ridge community of estate homes in Manalapan. The …

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Business Briefs AXA Advisors will present a free seminar, "Rebuilding Your Retirement Nest Egg," Dec. 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Marlboro Library. Bob Roman of Marlboro and Gary Brush will be the speakers. Roman specializes in retirement planning, and Brush specializes in financial planning and has given several seminars at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, …

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Business Briefs Braverman joined the Positive Changes network in January, and has focused on developing his Manalapan and Holmdel centers by helping people through hypnosis. Residents can call the Manalapan Positive Changes center at (732) 308-3434 to schedule a free hypnotic screening. For more information, call the center or e-mail cbraverman@positivechanges.com. CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold …

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Business Briefs Dr. Kenneth N. Sable of New York City, formerly of Marlboro, has successfully fulfilled the requirements of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and has been declared a diplomate of ABEM. An attending physician in the department of emergency medicine at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., he directs the department’s division of medical …

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Business Briefs Jelena Balorda-Barone, of Marlboro, has joined Maser Consulting as a project engineer in the firm’s Toms River office. Maser Consulting is based in Matawan. She has more than six years’ experience in civil engineering. Her experience includes planning and engineering design for site development projects. Before joining Maser Consulting, Balorda-Barone was an assistant …

First Washington Community Foundation presented a check to Cookie Cutillo of St. Gabriel’s Church, Marlboro, which was used to purchase turkeys and dinner supplies for families in need in Marlboro and the surrounding area. The presentation was made by First Washing­ton banking officer Barbara Wright. Abraham Opatut, chairman of the board, stated that the funds …

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Business Briefs The Western Monmouth Chamber of Commerce will hold a general meeting Dec. 11 at 8:30 a.m. at the chamber’s office, 17 Broad St., Freehold. Henry A. Coleman, Ph.D., director of the Center for Government Services at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Safety of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, will discuss …