SHARP INCREASE IN BUSINESS MEMBERSHIPS FOR VINELAND ROTARY

Vineland, NJ – In its inaugural year of welcoming business and corporate members into its ranks, Vineland Rotary has already amassed a total of eleven.

A primary member and one or two other individuals from the firm represent Corporate/Business members, opening a new opportunity for membership to supplement the traditional individual ones. The Vineland club continues to add active and civically engaged members at a rapid pace.

“We are very excited to move forward with this stunning expansion of corporate memberships,” said Rotary President Frank Rumick. “We will continue to reach out to the many leading businesses in the community that believe in the goals of Rotary.”

The complete list includes recent additions BB&T Bank, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland and Salem County, Century Savings Bank, DNS Solutions LLC, MAX Communications Inc., Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity, Rossi Honda, and Newfield National Bank as well the original members SNJ Today, South Jersey Motor Trends, and Larry’s II Restaurant.

BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the US and Cumberland County hosts six branches: Four in Vineland, where the local headquarters are located, and one each in Bridgeton and Millville. Its Rotary representatives are Vice President/Small Business Specialist Rosana Schreiber (primary), Market President and Senior Vice President James Andreacci, and Market Leader Jenny Gonzalez.

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) here has a proven positive impact on the lives of children. To help this mission, BBBS recently won a $100,000 Core Mission Grant from Impact100 South Jersey, a women’s collective giving fund at Community Foundation of South Jersey. Its Rotarians are President and CEO Donna Bennett (primary), Director of Development Melody Montgomery, and Director of Programs Tygh Powell.

Century Savings Bank, founded in 1865, has grown from a small building and loan association in Bridgeton to a multi-million dollar financial organization with a network of six branches throughout southern New Jersey in Vineland, Elmer, Gibbstown, Mullica Hill, and Upper Deerfield Twp. It’s represented by President and CEO David J. Hemple (primary), and VP/Business Development Carol Musso.

DNS Solutions designs and supplies security, fire alarm, productivity, and high tech automation systems to homes and businesses which can be remotely monitored from anywhere. President and CEO Nick Surace (primary), Operations Manager Cara Stanzione, and Director of Sales and Marketing Alica Fichera are the firm’s Rotarians.

MAX Communications is a business technology provider specializing in telecommunications, merchant services, video surveillance, camera systems, firewall protection, and monitoring equipment. Its club representatives are Scott Fransko, President MAX Communications and MAX Payment Solutions (primary) and Sergio Silvestri, Merchant Developer, MAX Communications.

Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds homes with people in need regardless of race or religion, and welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds. It operates ReStore in Vineland. Bill Gonzalez, Executive Director (primary), Larry Bartlett, Executive Assistant/Comptroller, and Jeff Sanders, ReStore Manager are the representatives.

Rossi Honda Rossi Honda is a family and locally owned dealership that’s been in business almost 20 years. It’s located in Vineland and welcomes customers from all parts of southern NJ. The company is a pioneer in alternative energy: It has 900 solar panels above its Hondas. Rotary representatives are Owner/President Ron Rossi (primary) and sales and leasing consultants Michael Becker and Nahrin Borden,

Newfield National Bank is one of the oldest and most firmly established independent banks in the tri-county area. It was founded in 1934 and, beginning with the opening of the Malaga branch in 1969, the bank now has 11 locations in the region. Rob Tola, Senior Vice President/Chief Lending Officer (primary) and Vice Presidents Tracy Asselta and Scott McMahon represent the bank as Rotarians.

The local Rotary is widely recognized for its dedication to many and varied service projects such as Helping Hands and Feeding the Children. The club’s generosity helps more than a dozen charitable organizations and provides over $25,000 annually in college scholarships.

The Vineland organization meets on Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m. at Ramada Vineland and conducts and sponsors scores of community service events. For information on corporate or individual memberships, contact Membership Chair Ed Morvay at info@rotaryvineland.com