Business Notes

Chrysanthemum Ball Nets $72,000 for Hospital Foundation

Southern Ocean Medical Center Is Beneficiary
By MARIA SCANDALE | Oct 23, 2014

The Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation has announced the success of the 43rd Chrysanthemum Ball, held Oct. 11 at Caesar’s Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City: the event raised $72,000.

The total was raised from sponsorships, ticket sales, an auction and a raffle, said Deborah Allen, SOMC Foundation executive director. Proceeds were tallied on Oct. 21.

In a letter to the foundation this week, the two co-chairs of the event stated their appreciation to the area business owners and community members who contributed.

“This event is Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser and the proceeds support the ongoing health and wellness services offered by Southern Ocean Medical Center – our community hospital,” wrote co-chairs Deborah Dolan and Deborah Mathis.

“We greatly appreciate the sponsorships, journal ads, and the many generous and creative gifts for the community gift auction. Additionally, we appreciate all of the dedication and hard work by the Chrysanthemum Ball’s committee of volunteers.

“The evening honored three outstanding leaders in our community and reminded all of us how important it is to work for, and within, our communities. The James J. Mancini Award for Community Service was presented to Monsignor Ken Tuzeneu of St. Mary’s Parish of Barnegat; the Zena Josephson Award for Volunteer Service was presented to Debby Goldman, a longtime summer resident of LBI and volunteer in the SOMC Emergency Department since 1994; and the Robert S. Irvin, M.D. Award for Medical Service was presented to Dr. Adam Lazarus, chair of the Emergency Department at SOMC.

“It was an honor to serve as this year’s co-chairs of the Chrysanthemum Ball and we look forward to considering new ideas to keep this great tradition of support alive and strong,” wrote Dolan and Mathis. “We hope that many more of you will join us for next year’s celebration.”

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Century 21 Pacesetter Realty

Recruits Two Agents

Jay DeYonker, broker/owner of Century 21 Pacesetter Realty, is pleased to announce the integration of two experienced and successful real estate agents into the Pacesetter team: Salvatore Bagarozza and Thomas Buscemi.

Bagarozza moved to Ocean County in 1977 and began his career in the casino industry, later entering the real estate field in 2009. Since then, he has worked on the buying and selling of residential properties, waterfront properties, new construction and relocations all across Ocean and Monmouth counties. He currently divides his time evenly between all five of the Century 21 Pacesetter offices, located in Forked River, Toms River, Manahawkin, Tuckerton and Beach Haven.

Buscemi began his real estate career in 1991, first as investor and then an agent. While investing in single-family homes, he realized that real estate was his passion. He focuses on building lasting relationships with his clients. He is a South Jersey native and spent every summer as a child at the Jersey Shore. Buscemi is working exclusively out of the fifth and newest of the Pacesetter offices, just opened this summer in Beach Haven.

“We are thrilled to have these two gentlemen join us and would like to welcome them both to our still-expanding company,” said DeYonker.

—M.S.

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