OGDENSBURG, NJ – A group of more than 100-strong celebrated the official launch of the sites for TheAlternativePress.com throughout Sussex County Saturday at Extreme Energy Solutions’ world headquarters.
Al Cole, CBS Radio and Live 365 radio personality emceed the event, which included Samuel K. Burlum, CEO/President of Extreme Energy Solutions, Jennifer Jean Miller who is Managing Editor and CEO of The Alternative Press of Sussex County (a licensee for TheAlternativePress.com sites), and Michael Shapiro, Founder, Publisher, and CEO of TheAlternativePress.com.
“We at TheAlternativePress.com are thrilled to be expanding to every town in Sussex County today under the leadership of Jennifer Jean Miller,” said Shapiro. “It also marks the beginning of an acceleration of our expansion as we license the site to entrepreneurs and journalists, and empower them to start their own online newspapers all over New Jersey and beyond.”
In addition to shareholders and members of the staff and board of Extreme Energy Solutions in attendance, Miller introduced reporters and marketing consultants in attendance at the event who included: Danielle Nifenecker, Alley Shubert, Jeff Morace, Brian Thomas, George Leroy Hunter, and Jane Primerano (Sarah Schnurr, one of the news organization’s other reporters, was unable to attend the event).
Miller and Burlum also introduced current members of the Advisory Board: Richard Pompelio (founder of the New Jersey Crime Victims’ Law Center), George Graham (Stanhope Council President and Secretary of the Sussex County League of Muncipalities), Patricia A. Singer (Follow Me Social Media), and Thomas A Russo, Jr. (unable to attend the event, Russo is the Town of Newton Town Manager).
Local government officials in attendance included: Graham, Sussex County Freeholder Parker Space, and Sussex Borough Mayor Jonathan Rose.
Prior to the launch of the site, attendees had the opportunity to network with one another over breakfast, and following, continue to network and lunch together.
After lunch, CEO/President of the firm, Samuel K. Burlum introduced members of the Extreme Energy Solutions Board of Directors.
Employees were also recognized for their accomplishments throughout the country, as well as provided reports about operations nationwide.
Company Board of Directors introduced included: Jay Wolff, Phillip Castelberg, William Lamb, and Mark Ringen. Regional Representatives introduced were: Mario Aldini, Phil Sherman, Bill Pereca, and Jeffrey Lamb. Barry Smith, and Thomas Sweeney reported on activities for the company’s operations in their regions. Other employees recognized were: Martha Sweeney (SMART Air Fuel Saver of California), and Roseann Turkington, Executive Assistant and Human Resources.
Burlum presented a donation from the company as well to the non-profit group, Spirit of the Arts Foundation, which helped to coordinate the event. Burlum is on the board of the Spirit of the Arts Foundation.
“This man doesn’t know the word, ‘cant,’” said Sandy Mitchell, Founder and Director of the Spirit of the Arts Foundation of Burlum.
Some programs the Spirit of the Arts Foundation oversees include an anti-bullying program, and markets throughout the area, including one at the Sussex Airport.
Extreme Energy Solutions oversees companies including SMART Air Fuel Saver, Fleet Worx Leasing LLC, Extreme Off Road, LLC and Ecosceptor LLC.
"The launch of The Alternative Press of Sussex County LLC is significant for the county,” said Burlum. “Residents of the community, local government, and the businesses in the area now have a platform in which they can get local news content in real time, thus providing for transparency in local government activities with local citizens. Businesses now have a tool of communication that can be used to notify the public of special events and announcements with their audience. “The Alternative Press.com is a win-win.”
"This weekend gave Extreme Energy Solutions Inc. the opportunity to demonstrate value creation for its shareholders, clients, and concerned community interest,” Burlum continued. “Our shareholders were very pleased with the progress of our company; including the benchmarks achieved, and the accomplishments that have aided in the company's success. Our initiatives and announcements of job creation, that all of our products will be made in the USA; the majority of them made here in New Jersey, makes Extreme Energy Solutions Inc. a very valuable asset to the community it calls home."
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