Townsquare Media was among several honorees at last night’s Toms River-Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Cocktail Reception at the Ramada on Route 9 in Toms River. 

Ocean County Freeholder Joe Vicari presents proclamations to Greg Janoff, Regional Vice-President of Townsquare Media (far right) and General Sales Manager Don Dalesio. Looking on is Master of Ceremonies Nina Anuario and Chamber President Maureen Stankowitz

Murray Dychtwald (best known as Chef Murray) and his wife Barbara were saluted as Citizens of the Year for all they have done in support of the Ocean County Vocational-Technical Schools and for their efforts to feed those impacted and devastated immediately following Superstorm Sandy.

That October 29th event and its aftermath was the theme of this year’s awards program as honored as Organizations of the Year were the Ocean County Fire Chief’s Association and us at Townsquare Media.  Of course volunteer fire fighters were front and center during rescue and recovery efforts before, during and after Sandy and many gave countless hours on the front line while their own homes were being damaged and destroyed.

Some WOBM attendees at the Chamber's dinner including (Top Row L-R) Shawn Michaels and Kevin Williams (Bottom Row) Wendy Wesley, Marianne Levy and Jamie Cook (Facebook)

Special recognition was given by the Chamber to Hometown Heroes and Globltech East for their fundraising and distribution efforts which continue today.   We were proud to be part of the awards program and offer our best to new Chamber chairperson Dina Vicari of RC Shea & Associates.

Several local coaches will be saluted on Sunday when the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association holds their annual Hall of Fame Awards Program at the Pines Manor in Edison.   Point Pleasant Boro boys basketball coach Kevin Hynes is one of two Ocean County coaches being inducted into the Hall of Fame.  Hynes has built a solid program at the Boro over the last decade where the Panthers annually contend for division titles.

The other new Hall of Famer is Brick Township girls bowling Coach Cara Lukosius, whose Green Dragons had a remarkable winter in which they won numerous championships including the Shore Conference Tournament and South Jersey Group 3 title.

A pair of coaches at Jackson Memorial High School are being honored Sunday for earning recognition by the National Federation Coaches Association.  They are girls basketball coach Rachel Goodale and boys bowling coach Anthony Buczynski.

Sunday’s event is being run in cooperation with the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association and is sponsored by Bank of America.