Woman selected as humanitarian of year

The New Jersey Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation recently honored Judith L. Roman, president and CEO of AmeriHealth New Jersey, as its South Jersey humanitarian of the year.

"This award is a testament to Judith's commitment to supporting nonprofit organizations throughout the region," said Tanya Barbarics, community director for the foundation in South Jersey. "Her leadership skills, business contacts and tireless efforts have been instrumental in generating awareness and resources for many charitable causes."

Roman's contributions to the community include co-chairing the American Heart Association's Southern New Jersey "Go Red for Women" fund-raising luncheon, which raised $250,000. She also serves on the board of trustees of the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial.

Chamber of Commerce honors Haddonfield man

The Burlington County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Michael Willmann, chairman and CEO of WMSH Marketing Communications, with its Business Excellence Award in the small-company category.

The Haddonfield resident was recognized for his work as chairman of Leadership New Jersey's annual forum on the future of New Jersey, as well as his work as chairman of the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce's economic development committee and with other organizations and groups.

The small-company category recognizes organizations with fewer than 25 employees.

Chesterfield's Kimball gets 1st prize for drawing

Thomas Kimball of Chesterfield recently won first place - and $500 - for his pen-and-ink drawing of the Mount Holly Library in the New Views art exhibit, which is displaying works depicting places associated with Burlington County's literary artists.

Lori Price MacDonald of Moorestown took second place ($250) for her mixed-media piece titled "Books and Words." Gene D'Agostino of Pemberton won third prize ($125) with his oil painting "Down Taylors Lane."

A pastel, "St. Mary's - Here Lie the Poets," by Ben Cohen of Cinnaminson was the county's purchase award.

Sponsored by the Burlington County freeholders and the Division of Cultural Affairs and Tourism, "Literary Burlington County - Writers, Historic Libraries and Literary Forums" is on display through May 31 at the Mount Holly Library, 307 High St. The exhibit is free.

Boat owners urged to recycle shrink wrap

Burlington County is accepting boat shrink wrap for recycling from marinas and boat owners through June 30 to save disposal costs and landfill space.

Riverside Marina and Viking Yacht Center in Bass River are serving as drop sites. Boaters and neighboring marinas may bring their shrink wrap to Riverside Marina on Norman Avenue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For information on deliveries to the Viking Yachting Center on Route 9 in New Gretna, call 609-296-2388.

The county will bale the material at its recycling center in Westampton and has a market for the shrink wrap. Plastic shrink wrap used by marinas and boat owners is a waste-disposal problem because of the hundreds of tons of shrink wrap that are discarded statewide each spring. A $10,000 state grant last year was used to purchase two large roll-off Dumpsters to store the material until baling.

Boaters and marinas who wish to participate must remove all non-shrink wrap materials such as doors, zippers, rope and strapping. The shrink wrap must be clean and dry, and rolled into manageable bundles of about four- to five-feet wide.

For more information, contact the Recycling Office at 609-499-1001.

Family businesses focus of program

The Small Business Development Center of Rutgers University-Camden is offering a growth program designed to help family-owned businesses from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Enterprise Center at Burlington County College, 3331 Route 38 in Mount Laurel.

The program will examine such issues as business-growth strategies, succession planning, and personnel management issues related to employees who also are family.

Sessions will be led by Reynold Cicalese, a shareholder in the accounting firm Alloy, Silverstein, Shapiro, Adams, Mulford, Cicalese, Wilson & Co., and Stevan Wolf of the Alternative Board of Southern New Jersey.

Mitchell Koza, dean of the Rutgers School of Business-Camden, will offer perspective on the importance of family businesses to the regional and national economies.

Registration is $20. To register, call 856-225-6221.