News Transcript Business Briefs, June 17


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Manalapan-based Merola Tile is growing and the company has increased its efforts to give back to the community. In recent months the company has donated 950 masks to the Englishtown-Manalapan First Aid Squad, 500 Eat Clean Bro meals to healthcare workers at Riverview Medical Center, 1,000 masks to individuals in need throughout the community, 700 dry packaged goods, 1,100 canned goods, 100 bottles of condiments to feed families in need across Manalapan,  made a monetary donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, donated 125 meals to Interfaith Neighbors and held a staff food drive to benefit the Samaritan Center. Merola Tile is hiring for office and warehouse positions. For more information, visit


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MRM Psychological Testing and Clinical Services has relocated to 495 Iron Bridge Road, Unit 12, Freehold Township. “We are thrilled to continue to serve the psychological and wellness needs of the residents in our area,” said Melissa Rivera Marano, a licensed psychologist. “This new location will continue to provide high quality, integrative clinical services with individualized treatment for each patient.” To make an appointment, call 732-683-2322.


The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching its first online Veteran Entrepreneurial Training and Resource Network (VETRN) Streetwise MBA program to New Jersey veteran small business owners and their immediate families beginning in August.

The 13-week program, powered by Interise, was created exclusively for veterans to provide them with the skills, resources, mentoring and networking necessary to grow their own small business. The program is free and now open to veterans and family members of established small businesses in all New England states, New York, and New Jersey.

To qualify for the program, a veteran business owner or family member’s business must have been operational at least one year and have generated at least $75,000 in annual revenues. Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

To learn more about the VETRN Streetwise MBA online program, visit

Applications may be completed at Additional information about the program may be obtained by sending an email to or


Diane Valvo, a certified aqua fitness trainer and local fitness instructor, is providing private and small group training classes to Monmouth County residents in the comfort of their own pool. Valvo has more than 15 years of experience at local fitness centers. She provides customized aqua training programs that are fun and challenging for all fitness levels from beginner to athlete. Valvo teaches clients to use common pool equipment to reach their fitness goals. For more information, call 732-604-9763 or email


The team at Sunnyside Manor in Wall Township has met the criteria for the 2020 American College of Health Care Administrators Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. ACHCA recognized the Sunnyside Manor team as being one of the top performing skilled nursing facilities in the nation.

The award was established in 2008 to recognize skilled nursing facilities for achieving excellence beyond the Five Star rating system. Criteria are reviewed and updated each year to assure that top-performing facilities are recognized and that the award continues to raise the bar for organizational performance.

MaryEllen Keane is the administrator of Sunnyside Manor. She said this is the sixth
year that she and the team were honored with the award. For more information, call 844-388-6069

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