December 23, 2016 - SFSG Holiday Dinner at Nonna's Cita Cucina


At rear, left to right: Jack Boncada, Bill Stratton, Mark Schneer, Ken Shapiro, Tom Burke, Herb Geiss, Lou Ottati.
In front, left to right: Christine Lemond, Susan Friedland, Shauntel Lancaster, Mary Boncada, Krissie Ottati, Sandi Shapiro.

We closed our office early today to have our company holiday gathering. We loved welcoming in this holiday weekend with such dedicated and supportive staff members and some of their spouses. It is humbling to see how large we have grown over the recent years. Everyone was delighted our friend and colleague Neel Shah was able to stop by for appetizers, and that Bill Stratton was able to stay for the entire time before he heads to his winter home next week. 



July 2016 - FPANJ Continuing Education Event at the Somerset Patriots Game.

In early July, members of FPANJ gathered at the Somerset Patriots stadium for a continuing education event that focused on how Financial Advisors can work with entertainment and sports figures. Ken and Mark, as long time sports enthusiasts, attended.

After the CE event, they were able to take in a minor league baseball game and had the chance to meet Sparky Lyle, former relief pitcher for the New York Yankees. Good food, great company with their fellow FPANJ members and a baseball game on a beautiful summer night. It doesn't get much better than that.

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June 15-17, 2016 - More than 500 NJCPA members gathered at the Borgata Hotel Spa & Casino in Atlantic City for our Annual Convention and Expo. According to NJCPA, the "main theme of the convention was about preparing CPAs for the unprecedented and highly accelerated change happening to the profession. General session speakers focused on how CPAs can leverage various skills, ideas and trends to help them stay competitive in the professional landscape."

The Monmouth Ocean Chapter met to inaugurate its' new officers for the 2016-2017 year. Ken Shapiro was named President of the Chapter. He is shown at center with many of the past presidents who have served this very active organization over the years.

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July 19, 2016 - Ken Shapiro presented an award to Michael Stillitano, the outgoing president of the NJCPA Monmouth Ocean Chapter in recognition and thanks for a job well done.