Business and Humanitarian Awards

The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
2024 Business and Humanitarian Awards

This annual event seeks nominations for a MOACC Member Business Person of the Year and a Humanitarian of the Year.

Recipients are honored at an awards dinner in the Spring.

The Business Person of the Year is presented to a chamber member business person who has demonstrated outstanding professionalism in service to the business community.

The Humanitarian Award, which honors the memory of Tom Klecka, is a person who demonstrates dedication and commitment through volunteer efforts in the community. The nominee for the humanitarian award is not required to be a chamber member.

Anthony “Tom” Klecka: In Memoriam

As the years roll by, it might be easy to forget those who played a prominent role in the formation of the Chamber of Commerce, as well as an earlier Mt. Olive Township.

New people in the community, new businesses and business owners –. Tom Klecka was not only a good friend to the Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce, he was a best friend to a growing Mt. Olive community.

There are many among us who could tell you how he urged, cajoled, or shamed us into coming out to Chamber. For Tom believed, and he wanted us to understand, that it was not only our right to know what was going on in the community, it was our duty to know. He pressed us, the business community, to become knowledgeable about everything that could impact our life and our livelihood.

Tom accepted a leadership role with the Chamber, which he served as president on numerous occasions, and with the Mt. Olive Economic Development Committee. He housed the Chamber telephone at his business, responding to inquires, meeting with potential businesses, always and ever promoting the Township.

Tom knew just about everyone in business in the town and they, in turn, knew and respected him, recognizing that he lent his voice to speak up in their behalf. Tom loved meeting people so he enjoyed riding in the Chamber car on Memorial Day, or selling the 50/50s at Chamber gatherings.

Tom set a standard for all of us in community activism… he is missed…the Chamber will not let him be forgotten.

Past Award Recipients

Past Humanitarian of the Year Award

Year
2023
2022
Recipient
Rob Greenbaum
Bill Ritacco
2021
2019
William Lockwood
Joan Westpy
2018Patrice Schaffer
2017Susan Morse
2016Elise Holck-Rapp
2015Steve Maternick
2014Norman Worth
2013Ray Miller
2012Doug Fenichel
2011Bruce Gallagher
2010Marco Rojas
2009Thom Torode
2008Sabine Elsasser
2007William “Bill” and Linda Sohl
2006Frederick “Rick” Ege
200550th Anniversary Year
2004Noreen Risko
2003George Neumann
2002Willie Cirone
2001Rev. Paul Ingeneri
2000Cecelia Thea Dunkle
1999Louis Terrezza
1998Rosemarie Cortese
1997Christine Falconi
1996Gloria Kelchner
1995Myra Rubin
1994Patricia Schaffer

Business Person of the Year Award

Year
2023
2022
Recipient
Janen Ardia
Joe Nicastro
2021
2019
Ernesto Buonincontri
Tom Schiano
2018Mike McCort
2017Greg Stewart
2016Jason Coe
2015All Our Members
2014Jerome Hagedorn
2013Janen Ardia
2012John Trumbly
2011Glenn Tippy
2010Donna Pilone
2009Lou Nisivoccia
2008Anna Cirilli
2007Francis “Bud” Jones
2006John and Judy Kovach
200550th Anniversary Year
2004Rita L. Hilbert
2003Jeff Stadelman
2002Billie Andrews
2001Richard and Jane Clawson
2000Dr. John Berezny
1999Judy Kovach
1998James DiTaranto
1997Leslie E. Smith, Jr.
1996Dolores Ortiz
1995Richard Murray
1994Vito Moreno
Business and Humanitarian Awards

The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
Candidate Members Eligible for Nomination

for the Business Person of the Year Award in 2024

Flanders Family Eye Care – Abraham Alboher

Entourage Salon – Amy Murphy

The Arc Foundation – Annamaria Lalevee

Money Mailer of Northwest NJ – Anthony Vertullo

Eleventh Hour Rescue – Barbara

Nisivoccia LLP – Brian Ko

Jersey Girl Brewing Company – Charles Aaron

MC Ward Images – Christy Ward

Claudia Ehrgott – Claudia Ehrgott

Revive Studios – Claudine Nicolich

Dazzle By Design Home Staging, LLC – Colleen Waid

Onsite Insights – Coutney Renegar

Hanlon Insurance Agency, LLC – Craig Hanlon

Blue Collar Back Office – Dan Murch

House of the Good Shepard – Deborah Beards

Denise Del Vescovo, Dream Vacations – Denise Del Vescovo

CB Richard Ellis – Donna Pilone

County College of Morris – Dr. Anthony Iaconno

Rave & Roulhac Mediation – Elle Rave

Titan Business Development Group, LLC – Eric Degen

Whitespace Art + Event Gallery – Eric Helmstetter

Newbaker Funeral Home – Erik Schneier

Enzo’s Pizza – Ernesto (Ernie) Buonincontri

Errol Ernstrom – Errol Ernstrom

Hundley Advisors LLC – Ethan Hundley

On Call Catering / Picnic Depot – Ginette Gulick

Glenn Davis, CPA LLC – Glen Davis

Performance Trailers Inc – Glenn Ehrgott

FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers – Gordon Hourihan

Planet Fitness – Greg Renna

NexGen Management LLC – Greg Stewart

Hackettstown Liquor – Harch Patel

Village Family Chiropractic, LLC – James Fedich

RE/MAX Heritage Properties – Janen Ardia

J&S Creative Media LLC – Jared Mattfeld

Warren County Habitat for Humanity – Jason Norment

Tutor Doctor of Morris County – Jeff Day

The Kalafut Group brokered by eXp Realty – Jeff Kalafut

Hackettstown Bagels – Joe Nicastro

MJ Media LLC – Joe Nicastro

Staples – Bill Ritacco

Delta Strategic Marketing LLC – John Tully

JMF Construction, LLC – Joseph M Fernandez

RiverStar Diner – Kasey Clayton

Fox Architectural Design, PC – Ken Fox

TeleSearch Staffing Solutions – Kim Carsillo

Feilon Brothers Landscaping – Kyle Feilon

HomeTeam Inspection Service – Larry McEntee

Drayer Physical Therapy – Lee Haberman

For You by Mamie – Linda Reda

Spirit Healing and Wellness – Lynn Pridmore

Heath Village Retirement Community – Melissa Nichols

Bentley Commons at Paragon Village – Maggie Schaffer

CrossCountry Mortgage – Manny Rizzuto

First Hope Bank – Mark Bahnuk

Crown Home Mortgage – Mark Scocco

Senior Insurance Associates – Megan Brady

Washington BID – Melanie Thiel

Amish Mike – Mike McCort

My Limousine Service – Mike Rose

Lakeland Bank – Nicole Dabrowski

WRNJ Radio, Inc. – Norman Worth

Total Opulence – Pat Latham

Patrice Marie LLC – Patrice Schaffer

Follow Me Social Media Consulting – Patricia Singer

Longhorn Steakhouse – Ralph Manno

Minuteman II Inc – Randall Williams

Marblehead Marketing dba Proforma – Rich Mistkowski

Edward Jones – Richard Frantz

Moore Control Exterminating Co. – Richard J Moore Jr.

Kamin Consulting Group – Richard Kamin

Snap Creative Marketing – Roberta Rivinius

HTV Media Productions – Ron Jaghab

Mokssh Grocery Corp. – Rutvik Patel

Isagenix – Sheri Malanga

Mama’s & Cafe Baci Inc – Sheri Riva

Morris County Economic Dev. Alliance – Shiela Roldan

Wolf Gym – Stephen

Grand Rental Station. – Steve Lusby

Mount Olive Pantry – Susan Morse

Fantasy Sports Evolution, LLC – Tara Kovatch

Custom Sign Source – Tony Cretella

Caring Transitions of Lebanon NJ – Tony Mauro

Epicure Foods Corp – Verene Grigoletto

Victor Amada, Attorney-At-Law – Victor Amada

Gordons Jewelry – William Gordon

HEALING PARTNERS COUNSELING, INC. – Yudelka Columna