Pillar has headed local course since 1992
John Pillar Sr., PGA Director of Golf at The Country Club at Woodloch Springs, won in a sudden death playoff the recent Pennsylvania Golf Association Open at the Country Club of York.
Pillar managed to claim victory with a final score of 1-under 71, for a three-day final score totaling 2-under 208. Pillar birdied the first playoff hole to claim the title, defeating 2010 Pennsylvania Golf Association Open champion Robert Rohanna of Waynesburg.
“Having come so close in the past, it is beyond gratifying to finally pull through with a win. I made a plan and stuck with it through three days of tough conditions,” said Pillar. “Even more so, I’m honored to bring the win back to my coworkers at Woodloch, who are like family to me, as well as to the Northeastern Pennsylvania region.”
John Pillar has been the PGA Director of Golf at The Country Club at Woodloch Springs since the club opened in 1992 as part of the all-inclusive family resort, Woodloch Pines. As a nationally-recognized golf course and a member of the PGA affiliate courses with 18 holes, Woodloch Springs offers players a unique destination, providing a challenging course for players of all levels. Pillar manages the entire golf operation for the 450-acre residential community located in Hawley. He is president of the Philadelphia Section PGA and president of the Pocono Professional Golf Series.
Local employers can be recognized for workplace wellness programs
Chamber’s Healthy Workplace Awards nominations close Aug. 22
Employers that have implemented successful workplace wellness programs now have an opportunity to be recognized for their efforts. In cooperation with seven regional chambers of commerce and the ChamberChoice program, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania is seeking nominations for the 2014 Healthy Workplace Awards Program. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 22.
The winners of the annual awards will be honored by their local chamber of commerce later this year. Previous Healthy Workplace Awards winners can also be nominated for the Continuing Excellence Award, which recognizes a past award recipient that continues to pursue workplace wellness.
In 2013, East Stroudsburg University was recognized by the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce for its successful wellness program and Pocono Medical Center received the 2013 Continuing Excellence Award.
Pocono area employers may nominate themselves, or can be nominated by a third party, by visiting chamberchoice.com and clicking on Services, then Employer Sponsored Health Insurance to download the form from the left-hand side of the page. Nominations may also be submitted by calling the chamber at 570-421-4433.
Casiano named property manager at NEPA Management Associates
Maureen Casiano has been hired as property manager for NEPA Management Associates.
Casiano has been involved in property management since 2004. Her resume includes the position of Property Manager for Creekview Apartments and the Bridge Street Apartments from 2004 until 2010. Prior to that, Casiano was an Administrative Assistant at NDC Properties/Milford Commons from 2000 to 2004.
In her position as Property Manager for NEPA Management Associates, Casiano will be responsible for a portfolio of management accounts. She will also solicit new accounts, primarily in the Pike, Carbon and Lackawanna areas.
NEPA Management Associates at 404 Park Ave. in Stroudsburg employs three property managers, an administrative assistant and a full-service Accounting Department which provides numerous levels of bookkeeping for Community Associations, condo complexes, townhome communities and rental accounts.
Earlier in 2014, NEPA hired Amy Evans as Manager of Long-term and Corporate Rentals. Evans is responsible for over 140 rental units and 25 corporate rental units.
“NEPA Management Associates is poised to expand in excess of 400 percent over the next three years,” said company CEO Thomas R. Wilkins. Bringing Casiano on board is just one phase of our expansion plans. Currently, we have over 36 management accounts which do not include our corporate and long-term rentals units.”
Pocono Y to give presentation at chamber’s Business in Women luncheon
Pocono Family YMCA will present “Don’t Just Sit: Promoting Movement in the Workplace” for the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Women in Business luncheon at noon on Sept. 9 at Alaska Pete’s Roadhouse Grill in Marshalls Creek.
Cost is $20 for chamber members and $40 for nonmembers and reservations are required by calling he chamber at 570-421-4433.
Adrienne Primrose of Blissful Existence is sponsor.
Part of the proceeds collected through the monthly raffle goes to the chamber’s annual scholarship fund.
Online shopping at two local Weis Markets
Weis Markets today has launched online shopping this summer with in-store pick-up at its Tannersville store since early this summer and more recently at its Brodheadsville store. at weismarkets.com/onlineshopping.
Weis Online Shopping allows customers to order online and pay through a secure PayPal system or at the store with curbside checkout. Customers can place their orders at any time and schedule a convenient pick-up time that suits their schedule.
Each order is handpicked by trained personal shoppers and then carefully stored until pick-up.
Customers can use their Weis Preferred Shopper’s card as well as paper and eCoupons.
Pocono Medical center adds four physicians
Four physicians have joined the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center.
Michael Marte, MD is a full time medical oncologist, previously working as chief of hematology/oncology at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology, Marte has been involved in the training of interns, residents, fellows and nursing staff and served as a principal investigator for research protocols. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and completed both an internal medicine residency and his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Christine Kim, MD comes to the Poconos from Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University. Kim is a gynecologic surgical oncologist trained in robotic surgery. Highly skilled in minimally invasive laparoscopy (including the da Vinci Robot), she performs fertility-sparing procedures including radical trachelectomy for early stage cervical cancer, radical ovarian tumor debulking and sentinel lymph node mapping for gynecological malignancies. Kim received her medical degree from SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine, performed her residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and completed her fellowship in GYN surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Michael Ramirez, MD, also worked previously as a medical oncologist from Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University, specializing in second opinions for cancer diagnoses. Board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology, Ramirez received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, where he also performed a residency. He completed his fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.
Gennady Bratslavsky, MD, previously was professor and chairman of the Department of Urology at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Prior to SUNY, he was a member of the senior staff at the National Cancer Institute where he also completed his fellowship in urologic oncology. Active in both clinical and basic science research, Bratslavsky also performs robotic surgical procedures. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College, where he received his degree with Distinction in Research and completed a residency in urologic surgery. Bratslavsky will be providing his services in partnership with Urology Associates and Pocono Medical Center.
Pocono Chamber holds business card exchange
The event, which is free for Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce members and $30 for non members, takes place 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 at the Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center, 231 East Brown St., East Stroudsburg. For reservations, call the chamber at 570-421-4433.