Bulletin Board Magazine 2017 Volume 3

XXXXX President’s Report

C ontents 01 President's Report by Tom Bovino 03 Welcome New Members 2017 05 A Message from President John Kirkenir by John Kirkenir 07 Parade of Homes by Chris & Bernadette Amato 09 PWB is Too Inspired to be Tired by Giovanna E. Pergola 11 Executive Officer’s Corner by Gina McNamara 13 NAHB Updates By Dean Mon 15 #Tbt ToThe 80’SWith Fame By Marge Karahuta & Stephanie Shaffery, Co-Chairs 17 Shore Builders Event Recap 21 Spring Into Fall Suzzane J Kronenfeld 24 SBA Members &The Community 26 The Next 75Years Rich Robinson 27 Legal/Legislative by Michael J. Gross, Esq. and Steven M. Dalton , Esq. 35 Fall Home Buyer’s Solution By Josephine Weathers 43 It Was A Night Of Honor VOLUME 3 | 2017

EDITORIAL CONSULTANT Flair Marketing Group - Stephanie Shaffery

WHAT A GREAT TRIP It’s Been By Tom Bovino President - SBACNJ

DESIGNER Flair Marketing Group

OFFICERS President – Thomas Bovino

First Vice President – Mike Kokes

Tom Bovino President - SBACNJ

Vice President of Associates – Suzzane Kronenfeld


Treasurer – Chris Amato

o you know how I feel right now? If any of you have taken a one week vacation to a beautiful, relaxing, hide-away island with your significant other, you will be able to empathize with me. Do you recall getting off the plane upon your arrival thinking you had a whole, full week ahead with a list of exciting things to do and accomplish? Didn’t it seem like the first few days lasted forever and went so slowly? And then Wednesday came. And even worse, Wednesday night! That dreaded day signified the beginning of the end of your special time. Debbie Downer’s favorite day was probably a vacation Wednesday. Inevitably, no matter how hard you tried to slow it down, the rest of the week would race by and the next thing you knew, you were on your flight home saying to yourself, “I’m not ready to leave yet! Where did the time go? I knew I should have gone away for two weeks!” So, it feels like Wednesday night for me right now. The first year and a half of my term seemed to move so slowly and I felt I had so much time ahead of me. And now, rather suddenly, it feels like time is rushing by so quickly. Although we have accomplished a lot together and have put a lot of new and exciting ideas in motion, I feel there is still much to be done.

While I would love to “stay another week”, I know that it is not possible. But, what a great trip it has been! As summer winds down, remember that time is a precious gift. Spend it wisely with the ones you love. And spend a little of it helping those in need. It will make you feel good inside. With that thought in mind, I would like to once again thank our generous, devoted members for always being there to support the community organizations with whom we have partnered. Once again, we provided a sizeable donation to the Monmouth County SPCA Pet Pantry at the Annual BBQ on the Beach at Martell’s this year. We also helped the United Way “Stuff the Bus” with our “Tools for School” collection. These school supplies got distributed to children in need, right in our own communities. Our PWB walked in the 4th Annual Celebration of HOPE walk and we raised money to shed light and help provide resources for individuals and families struggling with addiction, again, right in our own Monmouth and Ocean county neighborhoods. And lastly, a great thank you for those that brought non- perishable food to our Night of Honor meeting to support Foodstock. It is through these community outreach programs that we can make a true difference in the areas we do business in and it is a great feeling to give back!

There is a lot happening between now and the end of the year, and I’m hoping you’ll “stay on the bus” with me for just a little longer. We hope that you will all join us on October 3rd for a Young Professionals Happy Hour networking event at the Blackman showroom, and our Annual Elections on November 8th at Ferguson in Lakewood. And be sure to keep an eye out for registration information for our Installation on December 6th where I will officially turn over the keys to our new association President. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at these events, and until then, savor the rest of your summer.

Secretary – Tom McGrath

Immediate Past President – John Cummins

SBACNJ STAFF Executive Officer – Gina McNamara Office Manager – Chris Boyle

The Bulletin Board magazine is published quarterly and is distributed to the membership and others. eMagazine by member company Flair Marketing Group stephanie@flairmg.com Unless otherwise noted Photography by member company: All is Sharp Photography Howell, New Jersey Photos can be viewed and ordered online at allissharp.com


October 3rd – YP Happy Hour Blackman Showroom

November 8th – Annual Elections Ferguson Lakewood December 6th – Installation of President & Board Jumping Brook Country Club January 31st – Economic Forecast Breakfast Meeting

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