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234 Solutions LLC Announces the Free Virtual Independent Podcast Conference on March 28 and 29, 2020

CLARKSBORO, N.J. -- Joe Pardo, A method to practice business strategist and founder of 234 Solutions LLC, is hosting a two-day virtual online event focused on the best practices and approaches for podcasters on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, 2020, from 9 a.m. ET to 5:30 p.m. ET both days.

From creating to organizing, launching to distributing and growing to monetizing, The Virtual Independent Podcast Conference is featuring over 40 speakers giving their time to help educate, assist and empower podcasters and future podcasters. This free online Podcast Conference welcomes anyone, at any stage and any level of podcasting.

"Whether you have been thinking about starting a podcast to the well-established podcaster that is looking to expand their audience and opportunities, to the rampant podcast fan, this event is for all of you," says Joe Pardo, who is serving as the host and master of ceremonies for the conference.

The Virtual Independent Podcast Conference is sponsored by Blubrry and Poddit. Blubrry delivers the most flexible tools for podcasting. More about Blubrry at Poddit shares the best ways to connect for your next podcast interview. More about Poddit at

The Virtual Independent Podcast Conference will be broadcasted live in the Independent Podcasters Group on Facebook at This is a public group. Just click join, and you are in.

The virtual experience of the online conference is enhanced with active comments and questions that can be added and asked throughout both days of the event.

Joe Pardo states that, "In this time of quarantine, as challenging as it is, it gives us all a new drive to hone our skills, activate our dreams and begin to organize the methods we want to put in to practice. Instead of waiting till September for the originally scheduled physical conference, I felt we could create a greater impact in the moment and reach many more individuals by going online and going online in the middle of this quarantine."

He adds, "On the same note, ignite these attendees to dig in and get to work on their podcasts now.

"So many lose the steam of execution after attending a conference. It wears off and people often move on to other things as they get busy with the normal day to day life. Since our lives are nowhere near normal these days, I believe there is a great deal of opportunity in the current day to day lives of all that attend to create, reinforce, repair or grow their podcasts to the next level."

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About Joe Pardo

Method to Practice Business Strategist, "Super" Joe Pardo brings a series of strategy, application and execution planning to every entrepreneur, team or business that he works with. Founder of the Dreamers Podcast with Super Joe Pardo and the Independent Podcast Conference, Joe focuses on putting the right methods into the best practices in order to bring about the personalized solutions for each client.

A New Jersey based strategist, Super Joe's knowledge and methods come from experiences and applications that have been applied to start up entrepreneurs with pennies in the bank to the established nine figure businesses that need the adjustments to stay on a growth track.

Joe focuses on designing the individual solutions to accelerate growth with each client. It is a team effort and not an expired template approach that has allowed his journey to help the widest array of businesses at all levels.

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Sha Bandzz Donates Proceeds From ‘Watch Me Work’ to Coronavirus Cure

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. -- "Watch Me Work" - the EP released February 1, 2020 - is the first project the industry gets to see from the new young artist Sha Bandzz. The long-awaited debut EP from Sha Bandzz "Watch me Work" is available now on your favorite source to purchase music online.

Sha Bandzz the Artist

The new age hip hop music artist and entertainment company owner, Sha Bandzz From Perth Amboy, New Jersey was born January 27, 2000 to loving parents. Faced with a great obstacle early in life, he was just 8 when his father was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison which is the true bait to his hunger. Bandzz says before the music sports was his outlet but music has helped to cope with life and connect with others who can relate.

After graduating high school Sha Bandzz spent one semester studying business at Utica college, in Utica New York, where he says he spent a lot of self-time reflecting. The following semester he dropped out of college and returned Home to pursue his dreams of becoming a music mogul.

The EP "Watch Me Work" is a statement for all the haters, doubters, naysayers and others who said he couldn't make it as a rapper and think he should have stayed in school. (Hints the title "watch me work," he is telling those doubters to sit back and watch what he can do.) After the smash hit "Bentleys" got national attention and radio play in over 26 different countries, there is no denying Sha Bandzz is a musical prospect.

Bandzz has something to prove: The young versatile artist puts his creativity on full display with "Watch Me Work" the EP. With the recent Covid-19 pandemic affecting millions, Sha Bandzz in a humanitarian effort decided to donate the proceeds from "Watch Me Work" to finding a cure for the coronavirus.

Sha says "The covid-19 Hasn't affected me personally just yet but the virus has the potential to take out the vast majority of our loved ones young and old alike." Consequently, Sha Bandzz Ent. Made the business decision to donate the artist proceeds from the EP to be proactive in assisting in creating an antidote for the coronavirus.

Sha Bandzz has other works out now like his 2019 summer hit "Bodybuilder feat. EEM, & Kannons" and the song that started his career as an artist "in Love WIth The Money" - this track also features EEM. The list goes on and so many more, new features coming soon and plenty more albums to come.

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Advanced Mediation Solutions Founder Provides Helpful Tips for Divorcees During the Coronavirus

HADDONFIELD, N.J. -- Getting divorced is a major life change, and the process is stressful even under the best of circumstances. Now as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 outbreak, it has pushed many divorcing spouses to the breaking point. "This is a trying time for everyone in our country, but it is especially hard on individuals who were already dealing with other major difficulties," says Roseann Vanella, founder of Advanced Mediation Solutions.

She adds, "During times like these, we all need to come together and do what we can to help those who are hurting."

Couples who are planning a divorce or have started process already face uncertain futures, but now they have several other issues to deal with as well. For starters, we are all trying to practice good hygiene and follow social distancing guidelines to help prevent the spread of this virus, which for most of us means a radical disruption to our regular routines.

"Right now, divorcing spouses have a lot of additional things to worry about," Vanella continues. "What if somebody in the family gets the virus? Or worse yet, what if one of their aging family members gets it? How do you deal with work with the kids at home? How do I keep my appointments if I'm quarantined in my house?"

"For many people, schedules have changed drastically, and they are scrambling to try to make everything work while they are in trying to proceed with their divorce. Finances are suddenly getting tighter, many of the courts are closed or have limited hours, and major schedule changes often necessitate revisiting co-parenting plans."

Coping with a Divorce During the COVID - 19 Breakout

As divorcees struggle to adapt to the coronavirus crisis, Vanella offers some tips to help them deal with the stress and get through the process:

Protect your Children during the Crisis: With schools closed and kids at home, many parents have a lot more time to spend with them. We will need to make some hard choices and explain to them why they need to follow social distancing guidelines for their protection, but this can also be turned into an opportunity for more family bonding.

Focus on Your Own Health: Try to find things to do at home that you enjoy and that help ease the stress. Go for a walk if you are able, or maybe just take some time for yourself to relax and meditate. Some of us have a lot more time on our hands, and this gives us an opportunity to get in some "alone" time as well.

Be Creative: Many courts are closed right now, and some people are under self-quarantine. But these disruptions might actually be an opportunity to explore a less stressful way to get divorced. For example, with mediation, you can settle your divorce mostly without the involvement of the court, and you can do so in a more cooperative setting that is geared toward reducing conflict and producing amicable resolutions.

Take Advantage of Technology: Being stuck at home, you will need to rely heavily on technology to help pass the time and to move forward with your divorce. This is where solutions like virtual mediation can be very helpful. With virtual mediation, sessions can be conducted remotely from anywhere in the world (as long as you have a phone or stable internet connection).

Stay Plugged In: Many people are having a hard time dealing with everything that is happening out there. Now, more than ever, we need to stay connected with those closest to us, even if we have to do so virtually. Also, if you are seeing a therapist or another professional, try to continue these sessions remotely as well.

"This situation is unprecedented, and it is disrupting everyone's lives. But we are all in this together, and if we take advantage of creative solutions and exercise patience and understanding during the process, we can and will get through this," adds Vanella.

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Advanced Physical Therapy of Freehold Now In Network with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

FREEHOLD, N.J. -- Advanced Physical Therapy (PT) of Freehold, a division of the renowned Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, announced today that it is now a TIER 1 in-network provider with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ). Advanced PT of Freehold is participating in all Horizon BCBSNJ medical plans including OMNIA℠ Health plans. Horizon BCBSNJ members with OMNIA℠ Health plans have lower co-pays and lower deductibles when they choose an OMNIA℠ TIER 1 provider for their health care services.

"We are excited to offer Horizon plan participants access to our state-of-the-art physical therapy facility," says Peter Sanzio, PT, Clinical Director of Advanced PT of Freehold. "We look forward to working with Horizon to provide our patients and communities with greater access to high-quality physical and hand therapy. Furthermore, in the state of New Jersey, you don't need a physician's referral to see a Physical Therapistwe can start treating you right away and help you get rid of your pain immediately."

Advanced PT of Freehold has established itself as a community leader in providing the highest quality physical therapy to its patients. Its therapists provide the latest advanced treatments for conditions and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. These treatments include KinesioTape, Graston Technique, Cold Laser, E-PAT and advanced strength training, all offered in the practice's beautiful 5,000-square-foot office.

The therapists provide individualized treatment plans for each patient and work in close collaboration with the physicians of Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute.

The practice has 10 therapists, including two certified hand therapists. Its therapists combine their extensive experience with a dedication to staying abreast of the latest in treatment techniques. Each therapist is committed to delivering the most positive outcomes and experiences with their patients.

Advanced Physical Therapy of Freehold is the premier physical therapy center that helps patients throughout New Jersey return to their normal activities as soon as possible. Remember, you do not need a physician referral to see a PT in New Jersey.

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Dr. Alan Nasar, Orthopedic Surgeon at AOSMI, Speaks on How Technology is Driving Surgery at Freehold Borough High School’s Medical Science Program

FREEHOLD, N.J. -- Dr. Alan Nasar, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI), Freehold and Monroe townships, N.J., recently presented an interactive video program to senior students enrolled in the Medical Science Program at Freehold Borough High School. Dr. Nasar tied together the use of innovation and technology with how both are being used to improve orthopedic surgery and the lives of patients.

Dr. Nasar showed the students surgical videos of knee replacement with custom cutting guides, and cartilage transplantation of the knee. An informative question and answer session followed. This type of interactive presentation allows students to learn about orthopedics in an interesting and engaging format and also provides the opportunity for them to speak with a professional surgeon.

"I wanted to give the students concrete visualization of what they could contribute to society in the medical field," said Dr. Nasar. "I still remember the excitement I felt when I was introduced to biotechnology in engineering school. The first time I sat in on a surgery, I knew I wanted to become an orthopedic surgeon. Now I have an opportunity to blend both surgical procedures and technology for the benefit of my patients in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties."

Dr. Nasar also discussed the topics of healthcare economics and the challenges and rewards of practicing medicine in 2020.

James Matera, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at CentraState Healthcare System, arranged for Dr. Nasar to speak to the Freehold students. For further information about AOSMI or to have Dr. Nasar speak to your group, contact him at 732-720-2555.

Dr. Alan Nasar, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, is a member of the AMA (American Medical Association), and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Nasar holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science, New York City, where he received specialized training in biomechanics and biometrics. He received his M.D. from the medical school of University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed surgical internships in general surgery and orthopaedic surgery at the State University of New York - Stony Brook Hospital, and adult reconstructive surgery at Desert Orthopaedic Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Today, the surgeons at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI) provide the Monmouth and Middlesex County communities with specialists for every orthopedic need, including sports medicine, joint replacement, fracture care, spine care, work injury care, hand and wrist care, physiatry, foot and ankle care, and osteoporosis care.

Located in the Pond View Professional Park at 301 Professional View Drive in Freehold, and Renaissance Crossing Medical Arts Building at 312 Applegarth Road, Suite 101, Monroe Township, New Jersey, Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute provides advanced medical care with leading doctors and surgeons, state-of-the-art technology, and exceptional Patient-Centered, Patient-Focused Care(tm).

The physicians at AOSMI have a combined 100 years of experience providing exceptional orthopedic care to the New Jersey communities of Monmouth and Middlesex County.

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Sola Salon Studios Becomes the First Salon Studio Concept for Beauty Professionals to Open in New Jersey!

WAYNE, N.J. -- Sola Salon Studios has had many "firsts" since the company's inception in 2004. On May 6, 2019, Sola added another historic milestone to the list by officially being the first salon studio/suite concept for beauty professionals to open in the state of New Jersey!

The first New Jersey Sola Salon Studios location was opened in Wayne (1607 Route 23 South) and features 33 state-of-the-art, customizable, move-in ready studios for beauty professionals - hairstylists, colorists, estheticians, nail techs, permanent makeup artists and more - under one roof.

In addition to providing beautiful studios for professionals to call their business home, Sola Salon Studios help support their independent businesses with comprehensive educational resources, cutting-edge technology, and high-quality marketing support. We provide the support and tools they need to launch their salon business in no time. The actual studios come in a variety of layouts and several sizes for all types of beauty professionals.

The second New Jersey location opened in Cedar Knolls (170 East Hanover Avenue), in September, 2019 and a third location in Holmdel, NJ (2103 NJ-35) opened December, 2019. A fourth location will be coming to Princeton (676 Nassau Park Blvd) in 2020, with additional locations to be announced.

Sola Salon Studios has been the leader in the salon studio concept in the U.S. and now boasts more than 500 locations with over 15,000 independent beauty professionals as part of the Sola community. We offer salon professionals the freedom and benefits of salon ownership without the upfront costs and risks associated with opening a traditional salon. Our innovative salon model empowers beauty professionals to take control of their lives and their careers.

"Salon professionals choose Sola Salon Studios for many reasons: to create a one-of-a-kind, personalized salon culture that reflects who they are, set their own schedule with 24/7 studio access, experience more privacy with guests, and make more money. Ultimately, it's a way to have freedom and control," commented Tina Marcopoulos, Operations Manager of Sola Salon Studios in New Jersey. "We are so excited to have been the first in New Jersey, and be able to now systematically roll out the Sola concept throughout New Jersey - an amazing state with so many talented, entrepreneurial-minded beauty professionals."

Marcopoulos added, "We are providing a new path for their careers that has not been available to beauty professionals before. Plus, a large percentage of the beauty industry is made up of women. It is personally gratifying for me to empower these female entrepreneurs to realize their dreams of owning their own salons, to create the life that they envision for themselves, to maximize their income, and to successfully juggle their business and family obligations,"

"My studio is private and intimate and allows me to think outside the box. At the end of the day, it's mine and I make of it what I want alongside my clients. I have the freedom to deliver my art as a hairdresser," said Fernie Adame.

"Owning my studio gives me the freedom to create my hours. That's huge! I allow time for other things, like going to school while still working full-time," said Esthetician, Morgan Cameron.

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Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute Now A Tier 1 In-Network Provider with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

FREEHOLD, N.J. -- Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI) announced today that it is now a TIER 1 in-network provider with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ). AOSMI is participating in all Horizon BCBSNJ medical plans including OMNIA℠ Health plans. Horizon BCBSNJ members with OMNIA℠ Health plans have lower co-pays and lower deductibles when they choose an OMNIA℠ TIER 1 provider for their health care services.

"We are excited to offer Horizon plan participants access to our wide range of orthopedic care services," says Michael M. Greller, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAOS, managing partner of AOSMI. "We look forward to working with Horizon to provide our patients and communities with greater access to high-quality orthopedic care."

Established in 2007, Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute is the result of a merger between two of the Freehold area's longest-tenured medical groups - Western Monmouth Orthopedic Associates and New Jersey Orthopedic Associates. Over the last 25 years, each has earned a stellar reputation throughout the community as a true leader in the practice of orthopedics, sports medicine, interventional pain management, podiatry and physical therapy services. Through the consolidation of the practices, AOSMI has achieved great synergies, and by drawing on the complementary strengths of each, it is able to deliver a truly exceptional patient experience.

Senior physicians at AOSMI with longstanding relationships with patients and a history of positive outcomes are board-certified orthopedic surgeons Michael Greller, MD, Alan Nasar, MD, Gregg Berkowitz, MD, James Cozzarelli, MD and Grigory Goldberg, MD. Together with other physicians on staff, they treat all orthopedic problems of the hips, knees, ankles, feet, shoulders, elbows, hands, spine and neck. Some treatments they provide are arthroscopic surgery; shoulder, hip and knee surgery; cartilage and ligament repair; total joint replacement; orthotics and foot care; minimally invasive spine surgery; nerve pain blocks; injections and regenerative medicine.

"As an OMNIA TIER 1 network provider of Horizon, we are committed to providing our patients with the best patient experience and outcomes," Dr. Greller says. "Our mission is to help all our patients live their lives as actively and pain free as possible. We look forward to growing the state-of-the-art services we can provide in the communities we serve."

AOSMI has offices in Freehold and Monroe and is accepting new patients at each location. It also offers same day appointments for urgent care.

Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute is an orthopedic, sports medicine, interventional pain management, podiatry and physical therapy center that helps patients throughout New Jersey return to their normal activities as soon as possible. AOSMI utilizes the latest advanced therapies to provide patients the highest level of care. The physicians are Michael Greller, MD, MBA, Alan Nasar, MD, Gregg Berkowitz, MD, James Cozzarelli, MD, Grigory Goldberg, MD, Gerardo Goldberger, DO, Alison DeWaters, DPM, Stacey Gallacher, MD, Eric Buxbaum, DO, Ali Valimahomed, MD and John Georgy, MD, MBA.

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Team Rio National and Sports U announce merger to create Team Rio University

COLTS NECK, N.J. -- Team Rio National and Sports U are proud to announce a collaboration and combination of NJ's most successful grassroots basketball programs over the last decade with the creation of Team Rio University (Rio U). As an Under Armour Association sponsored program, Team Rio University is able to deliver a complete student-athlete basketball development and educational advancement program.

Players will have access and support to the finest coaches, trainers, mentors, and educators to reach their potential on the court, in the classroom, and in life.

Over the last decade, the combined programs have graduated over one hundred NCAA Division 1 scholarship athletes, seven McDonald's All Americans, and eight NBA players.

"Eight years ago we created Team Rio National because we wanted a comprehensive academic and basketball development experience for a group of passionate local players. Over the years, the formula has proven successful and we would like to extend the opportunities to more student-athletes in the tri-state area. By combining forces with Sports U, Team Rio University can extend its reach and help impact more youth players throughout the region," said Brian Klatsky, founder of Team Rio National.

Former Big East head coach and Team Rio coach, Mike Rice added "We have a tremendous amount of respect for Brian Coleman and his accomplishments with Sports U are immense. We now unite and marry the two strongest grassroots programs over the last decade in New Jersey. This is going to have a very positive impact on student-athletes in the Garden State."

Sports U founder, Brian Coleman, says "This merger is going to be a disruptor and game changer in the tri-state basketball community. I'm very excited for the future of Rio U basketball!"

Shannon Coyle, coach and director of Rio U Girls, added, "After a very successful launch of the Girls UAA circuit in 2019 and the inaugural seasons of Team Rio National girls, we are very excited to broaden our reach throughout the tri-state area with Sports U. The synergies, resources, and network that come with the combination of both boys basketball and Sports U, gives our girls an elite experience for them to maximize their potential."

Tryouts for the upcoming season start on February 29, 2020 and continue on March 7, 2020. Tryout details, location, and times, can be found at

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As a 501(c)(3) organization, Team Rio University is an Under Armour sponsored program that assists student-athletes on and off the court in their pursuit of college and professional basketball. The boys and girls programs participate in the highly regarded Under Armour Association (UAA). Both the boys and girls UAA leagues generate hundreds of college coaches and scouts at their NCAA live session events to provide student-athletes a world class platform for competition and recruitment.

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Twenty-Two States Proclaim March 2020 SUDC Awareness Month for Unexplained Childhood Deaths

ROSELAND, N.J. -- The Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) Foundation thanks Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia for making statewide proclamations declaring March 2020 SUDC Awareness Month.

These are the first states to join a nationwide effort led by the SUDC Foundation to raise awareness of one of the most under-recognized medical tragedies of our time, marking the beginning of a month-long campaign all over the world.

Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) is a category of death in children over the age of 1 year which remains unexplained after a thorough investigation, including an autopsy. Most often, a seemingly healthy child goes to sleep and never wakes up. Approximately 400 children are lost to SUDC in the United States every year.

"We have made incredible strides as we honor SUDC Awareness Month each March," said Laura Gould Crandall, President and Co-founder of the SUDC Foundation. "Last year, we surpassed serving our 1,000th family since the inception of the SUDC Foundation. While we are sorry for the reason, we are thankful these families were able to connect with our worldwide community and unique range of services. This is a true testament to the SUDC Foundation's tireless outreach and awareness efforts. But we must keep striving to ensure every family who needs us is able to find us and to advocate for research that will help us create a world without SUDC."

The SUDC Foundation will once again mark SUDC Awareness Month by hosting weekly activities for every SUDC supporter to raise awareness of SUDC and remember the children gone far too soon.

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The SUDC Foundation is advocating for SUDC Awareness Month proclamations in all 50 U.S. states this March. In 2019, 43 U.S. states participated. This nationwide effort began in 2016, inspired by Drew Joseph Boswell and the Boswell family. The Boswell family successfully advocated for the first statewide proclamation declaring March 2015 as SUDC Awareness Month in the State of Louisiana.

To see a full list of previous efforts as well as additional states who have joined, please visit:

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The SUDC Foundation is the only organization worldwide whose purpose is to promote awareness, advocate for research and support those affected by SUDC. The SUDC Foundation provides all services at no cost to families. Learn more:

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Kokes Properties Expands to Build In-House Services

BRIELLE, N.J. -- Kokes Properties welcomes two new executives to the full-service real estate organization led by founder and third-generation developer Michael J. Kokes. Matthew Stephens has been named Vice President of Development and Paul Kavka is Project Manager. Stephens and Kavka will be shaping Kokes Properties' entitlement and construction projects.

"Bringing Matt and Paul on board bolsters our team's entitlements and project management," says Michael J. Kokes. "Their years of solid expertise, reputations and industry contacts strengthen Kokes Properties' real estate development mission as the size and scope of our projects increase," he adds.

Matt Stephens' experience spans more than 15 years. The past five years, he served as Senior Project Manager at Toll Brothers overseeing construction, sales and marketing of Toll communities; including the largest Toll community built in New Jersey. During that period, he earned a Master of Engineering degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham. Stephens also spent 10 years building custom homes at the Jersey Shore.

Paul Kavka is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He brings to Kokes Properties years of experience overseeing project design, permitting, approvals and construction coordination. His tenure in the industry has focused on site planning, civil engineering design, project management, and construction. Kavka spent years with design firms including DW Smith Associates, Paulus, Sokolowski & Sartor, and was a partner in Gladstone Design, Inc. He graduated from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

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About Kokes Properties

Kokes Properties turns untapped land potential into thriving real estate assets by prioritizing the impact and longevity of its developments. Michael J. Kokes is a third-generation real estate developer who aims to meet new market demands while honoring the principles and reputation established by his grandfather and father. Kokes Properties' purpose and success are aligned with its customers, trade and business partners, staff and government officials. To learn more, visit

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