Seabrook House president details MatriArk achievements

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Seabrook House president details MatriArk achievements
Business Is
Our Business
VOLUME XVIII, ISSUE 1
www.baccnj.com
Seabrook House president
details MatriArk achievements
A treatment facility for women suffering
from drug and alcohol abuse which
started with 14 mothers and their children
has blossomed into a care and rehabilitation
center currently working with 48 mothers
and 80 children.
The facility is the pioneering MatriArk
Family Center affiliated with Seabrook
House, and its president, Edward M.
Diehl, served as host and speaker recently
for Chamber members at a monthly
luncheon. Opening this past May, it is
serving as a model for other facilities
planned elsewhere in the state.
Its programs provide comprehensive
substance abuse treatment to change the
entire life pattern of addicted mothers and
their children, ages up to 12 years. Even
children lost to the foster care system are
often reunited with their mothers.
The mission, Diehl told members, is to
provide treatment, mentoring and training
to return mothers to a home and a job.
Length of stay is up to 12 months, with all
medical and mental health needs provided.
january-february 2007
Networking Feb. 1 & 2
in Washington, D.C.
Plans are underway to coordinate meetings
with federal legislators in conjunction with the annual “Walk to Washington,”
sponsored by the N.J. State Chamber of
Commerce. All three county Chamber
offices will be forwarding reservations for
those attending the February 1 and 2 event
in the nation’s capital.
Cumberland County Chambers, cities and
agencies will be co-sponsoring a hospitality
suite. Call your Chamber for details.
Legislative updates
planned for 2007
Chamber chairperson Carolyn Heckman
listens as Seabrook House president Edward
M. Diehl describes the development and range
of services at MatriArk Family Center.
He referred to single-parent women with
abuse problems as “the most under-served
segment of our population” and recalled
how Seabrook House, already treating
more women than most like facilities,
conducted a study which led to the
founding of the MatriArk Family Center.
MartiArk at Seabrook
House hosted Chamber
members to luncheon in
December, seating diners
at cozy four-person tables.
Among those enjoying the
fare were (from l.) Sandee
Rodriguez, Claire Sapienza
Eck, Karen Hepner and
Paula Austin.
Photos by
Mark Forrest Associates
BUSINESS NEWS • JANUARY-February 2007
Look for some well thought-out legislative
guidance this new year from your Chamber
government affairs committee.
Representatives of the legislative affairs
committees of the county’s three Chambers
will be meeting in January and February
with county and state legislators and
officials, leading to a spring forum designed
to update businesspersons on legislation
affecting firms. Stay tuned.
You can still
sponsor a meeting
We have sponsorship openings for
upcoming luncheon meetings. Please get
your reservation in to promote your
business through a $200 sponsorship.
Here’s what you get: your name and logo in
our newsletter, prominence on our Web site,
mention in our luncheon news release, five
minutes in which to address our members, a seat at the head table and your introduction
of our featured speaker, plus the right to
display a banner and to distribute literature
at the luncheon.
Don’t be bashful.
Sun Bank warns against business Internet fraud
Sun National Bank is going to war
against Internet fraud.
The bank has alerted area businesses of
the acceleration of Internet fraud during
the past two years, noting that these
represented 46% of all fraud complaints in 2005.
“Fraud complaints concerning wire
transfer of payments more than tripled
between 2003 and 2005 and the most
frequently reported type of identity theft
bank fraud was electronic funds
transfers,” it was noted.
“Fraudsters target businesses,
propositioning owners with lucrative
partnerships,” the bank reported. “In the
world of e-commerce, it’s tempting to
grow your business when someone is
offering funds to do it. Be wary of only
communicating via e-mail or of partnerships that involve using your business
account to filter banking transactions.”
Sun reports that a popular scam is called
phishing, in which fraudsters ask you to
update information or give out account
data. They set up shop by mocking
legitimate businesses, whether over the
phone, via e-mail or with a Web site. Once you’ve supplied the information,
they have all they need to access your
accounts or steal your identity.
Scammers front as a global foreign charity,
soliciting donations. They ask you to
deposit money directly into an account,
rather than by mailing a check, it was noted.
Bank officials urge businesses with fraud questions to call the institution’s
loss prevention and security department
at 690-4300.
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BUSINESS NEWS • JANUARY-February 2007
Area heroes are honored by your Chamber
Chamber members plus friends and colleagues of area police, fire and
emergency management personnel turned out to pay tribute to those
being honored at our November membership luncheon. Chamber chairperson
Carolyn Heckman (making many of the presentations shown in the photos
here) planned the event and served as mistress of ceremonies.
Presented by
Carolyn Heckman (l.),
a Civilian Award for
heroism in defending
her mother from a
purse snatcher went
to Kaitlyn Green
(second from l.) as
her mother, Deanna
Brown and Lawrence
Township Mayor
Elmer Bowman
looked on.
A Civilian Award
for heroism went to
Jim Adamini (center),
presented by Sidna
Prickett of The Roarke
Agency, sponsor of our
November luncheon, as
Downe Township fire
chief John Laws looks on.
A Purple Heart
Award went to
Bridgeton Police
Patrolman Donald
Wulff (r.), presented
by Sidna Prickett,
as T. Gramp
looks on.
An Exceptional Duty
Award went to N.J.
State Police staff
sergeant Glenn Poeppel
(center), shown here
between presenters
Sidna Prickett and
Carolyn Heckman, and
Lieutenant John
Cuzzupe and Sergeant
First Class Arcara.
Winners of
our Meritorius
Service Awards
were members of
the Bridgeton
Fire Department
(from l.) Alexander
Centeno, Brian
Foote and Anthony
Brago, pictured here
with Lieutenant
Todd Bowen.
A Medal of Honor
presentation was made
to Bridgeton Police
Patrolman Ryan Shinn
by Sidna Prickett of
The Roarke Agency,
sponsor of the
November luncheon.
Photos by Mark Forrest Associates
BUSINESS NEWS • JANUARY-February 2007
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Collection owners Rod and Marie Sparacio
MacDonald, with daughter Antoinette,
proudly point out to customers that they
offer unique, top-quality designer jewelry,
including diamonds, that are superior in cut,
color, clarity and size — at reasonable prices.
They are eager to show customers their
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Marie travels extensively to purchase unique
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“I love my business and would never sell anything that I wouldn’t wear myself,” she says.
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New Members
October & November. 2006
Adnor Publications dba Su Voz
721 E. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
(856) 691-8887
Diane Meyer
Risk Management Partners, LLC
175 Strafford Avenue, Suite One
Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 975-4415
David Edman, Managing Partner
Renewed Members
October & November. 2006
American Red Cross
Bidic Autolines
Big Brothers / Big Sisters
The Bridgeton Journal
C & J Electronics
Carpenter Warehouse
Cumberland County Empowerment Zone
Rottkamp Farms, Inc.
780 Shiloh Pike
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
856-451-2359
Maria Rottkamp
The Salvation Army of Bridgeton
29 West Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(856) 451-0999
Captain Thomas Pierce
D and S Designs
DiLisi Restaurant
Don Rogers, Inc.
Dutch Neck Landscaping
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Heating Specialties, Inc.
Mainero’s, Inc.
Mirella L. Piccioni, LLC
P. Austin Insurance Agency
Remsterville Learning Center
Roller Remodeling
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Spring Creek Farm, LLC
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Motivational
speaker touts
persistence
Have a goal? Even if you do, if you haven’t
written it down, haven’t been “living it”
daily and haven’t shared it with your
employees or fellow workers, it’s not likely
to be achieved.
That was the message of Manny Nowak,
professional motivation speaker, to our
members at a recent Chamber luncheon.
“When you write down your 10 short-term
goals, and use them as your guide, between
seven and eight of these goals will be
achieved,” he said. “Most of you know you
have to differentiate yourself or your
business to stand out from your competitors.
“But it’s attitude and motivation which
make the big difference in success.”
You must write down your vision and, most
importantly, share it with your employees.
Unless they “buy into” your vision, and
they live it along with you, you are not
likely to succeed, he said.
“Because we do not follow these rules, and
persist in doing so, 95 percent of us will die
with our dreams still in our heads.”
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BUSINESS NEWS • JANUARY-February 2007

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