News Transcript Business Briefs, Oct. 30


James Burgstahler, general manager of Applebee’s Manalapan, was named a top three finalist for GM of the Year at the 2019 Applebee’s fall business meeting. With GMs from more than 1,700 Applebee’s locations considered, Burgstahler’s leadership and positive attitude helped him stand out in this inaugural category. To celebrate, the team at Applebee’s Manalapan surprised Burgstahler with a party in his honor and Doherty Enterprises will recognize him at an awards dinner in April 2020. The award recognizes general managers who consistently deliver superior results in team performance and operational excellence, as well as lead by example. Starting as a host in 2001, Burgstahler worked in an hourly capacity until finishing his master’s degree, and then became a general manager in 2014.


CentraState Healthcare System has welcomed Dr. Angela Markman to its OB/GYN team at Women’s Health Specialists of CentraState. A fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Markman specializes in female reproductive health, pregnancy and childbirth, with a special interest in treating adolescent patients. Markman is fluent in Russian and speaks medical Spanish. She will begin seeing patients in December at Women’s Health Specialists of CentraState at the CentraState Health Pavilion at Marlboro. To schedule an appointment with Markman, call 866-CENTRA7.


Freehold Township is the newest location of eXp Realty Central Jersey, a full-service real estate office. Operated by managing broker Melissa DeSantis, a 14-year industry veteran, the Freehold Township location is a new branch under eXp Realty LLC, one of the largest and fastest growing residential brokerages operating in all 50 states and Canada from a central online campus. “My goal and vision, which is shared with my colleagues in the Freehold office, is to provide a real estate experience for clients and agents that exceeds all expectations,” DeSantis said. For more information, visit


Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, Freehold, has welcomed Dr. Eric Buxbaum, orthopedic surgeon, to the practice. Buxbaum completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction, with a focus on hip and knee replacement, at Rothman Orthopaedics Institute. He specializes in the treatment of degenerative conditions of the hip and knee.


The results of the American Heart Association 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index were recently announced and CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township, achieved gold level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. CentraState was recognized for its employee wellness program, introduced in 2005, that focuses on stress management, heart health, nutrition, fitness and self-care that all employees are encouraged to participate in, many times at little or no cost. The program includes monthly lunch and learns, healthier food offerings in the employee cafeteria, interactive online nutrition education, free yoga and meditation classes, and reimbursed membership for its on-site fitness and wellness center. “We are proud of the AHA’s recognition of our employee wellness program and strive to continue to offer our employees innovative programming that provides support and education to make long-term, positive health changes,” said Tracey Saliski, manager of employee wellness at CentraState.