Top 25 LWE Honored at 2014 Recognition Event

Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs Honored at Annual Event

Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs Honored at Annual Event

In center: Linda Wellbrock, Founder and CEO of Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Honoree Susan Devaney, CEO and Owner of The Mavins Group

LWE Top 25 2014 Event: Barb Mackenzie, Cathy Pariser, Linda brock, Susan Devaney, Maureen Majewski

Barb MacKenzie (Project Manager, TMG), Cathy Pariser (TMG), Linda Wellbrock (LWE Founder), Susan Devaney (TMG Owner/CEO), Maureen Majewski (Project Manager, TMG)

Last evening, December 4, 2014, the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners were celebrated at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. This was the final event honoring the accomplishments of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs for 2014. (Download a copy of the Top 25 from the October 2014 issue of New Jersey Monthly magazine and take a look at Susan’s and The Mavins Group’s profile featured on page 6.)

Susan Devaney’s Interview for Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs

 

55 Pounds of Food Donated to Local Food Pantry

Susan Devaney and Joe collect food for NASMM and Move for Hunger Food Drive

Susan Devaney and Joe collect food for NASMM and Move for Hunger Food Drive

Susan Devaney from The Mavins Group gives Joe Liantonio of Flatbush Moving Van Company 55 pounds of food, which was collected during the NASMM Gives and Move for Hunger North American Food Drive.

Joe delivered the food to the Linden Food Bank on W. Munsell Avenue, Linden, New Jersey.

We thank everyone who participated and Weichert, Realtors® for donating space for our collection box.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Homefirst #GivingTuesday

Susan Devaney Supports Homefirst #GivingTuesday

Susan Devaney Supports Homefirst #GivingTuesdayHi, I am Susan Devaney, the owner and CEO of The Mavins Group, and I’m proud to support Homefirst Interfaith Housing and Family Services.

#GivingTuesday

This year, Homefirst is participating in #GivingTuesday (December 2, 2014), a global initiative intended to kick off the season of giving. If you’d like to join me in supporting this great organization that serves the homeless of Union County, NJ; please visit Homefirst‘s website.

Vietnam Memorial in Westfield, NJ

This Veterans Day, we honor Americas who sacrificed for our country and freedoms. Westfield has many war memorials, the newest of which is the Vietnam Memorial, installed with ceremony on June 22, 2014 at Westfield Memorial Park. The memorial honors the 11 men who died from Westfield and all those who served.

With great love and respect, the people of Westfield honor our sons and daughters for their sacrificial service to our country during the war in Vietnam.

All gave some, some gave all.

James T. Egan Jr.
William R. Hardin
Arthur C. Retzlaff
Ronald J. Selig
Richard G. Lewis
Robert T. Miller
Richard C. Brunn
John W. Price
Daniel C. Nichols
Roger J. Bachman
John A. Griner

Photos of Westfield’s Vietnam Memorial

Photo credit: Michael Devaney

House for Sale: 816 Cleveland Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

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816 Cleveland Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

 House for Sale

$374,900

816 Cleveland Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Charming 4 bedroom, 2 bath Colonial in lovely Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Home is across from Brightwood Park offering elegant views.

House has hardwood floors throughout, moldings, French door in living room/family room or dining room. Updated kitchen and baths; first floor master bedroom suite; laundry closet; eat-in-kitchen with stainless steel appliances; spacious pantry; central air conditioning, gas.

MLS Listing here.

Room-by-Room Photo Gallery of 816 Cleveland Avenue

This information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. 

Weichert, Realtors Equal Housing

For more information, contact Susan Devaney:

Weichert, Realtors® Westfield Office
185 Elm Street
908.654.7777

 

Help Us Collect 10,000 Pounds of Food

NASMM Gives

NASMM Gives and Move For Hunger Food Drive

Calling our friends, families, local community, and supporters! Help us fill the plates of the 1 in 6 Americans who struggle with hunger.

The Mavins Group is participating in the NASMM Gives and Move for Hunger North American Food Drive. It’s NASMM’s goal to collectively donate 10,000 pounds of non-perishable food to Move for Hunger during this drive, and we need your help!

Donate to the NASMM/Move for Hunger Food Drive

We’re collecting food from November 3rd–14th, 2014. You can:

Suggested Food Items

  • Canned tuna, salmon, spam, chicken, or ham
  • Soups
  • Canned chili or stews
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Peanut butter (plastic jars)
  • Pasta, rice, or cereal
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables

Together we can do this! Thank you!

All food will be delivered to a local food bank.

 

 

House for Sale: 1 Hampton Court Westfield NJ

1 Hampton Court, Westfield NJ 07090

1 Hampton Court, Westfield NJ 07090

For Sale: $879,900

1 Hampton Court, Westfield, NJ

4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths

FIRST FLOOR

  • ENTRY FOYER Custom door with leaded glass and sidelights, tile floor, guest closet.
  • LIVING ROOM (18 x 14) Hardwood floor. Currently used as an office.
  • FORMAL DINING ROOM (13 x 13) Hardwood floor, large window overlooking deck and pool.
  • EAT-IN KITCHEN (18 x 13) Renovated in 2008. Tile floor, large triple window, custom cabinetry, granite countertops with custom edge, professional stainless steel appliances include: red Viking gas range with grill, Viking microwave, Kenmore dishwasher, GE Profile side-by-side refrigerator. Eating area with chandelier and sliders to deck.
  • LAUNDRY ROOM (10 x 7) Double window, laundry tub with cover, Kenmore washer and dryer, cabinets, and countertop.
  • POWDER ROOM Renovated in 2008, custom tile and stone top vanity.
  • FAMILY ROOM (23 x 17) Hardwood floor, lots of windows, skylights, wood burning fireplace.

SECOND FLOOR

  • MASTER BEDROOM (19 x 15) Hardwood floor, 2 walk-in closets.
  • 2 ROOM MASTER BATH Tile floor, skylight over jetted soaking tub, large stall shower.
  • BEDROOM (15 x 11) Hardwood floor, double closet.
  • BEDROOM (14 x 11) Hardwood floor, skylight, closet.
  • BEDROOM (11 x 10) Hardwood floor, deep double closet.
  • MAIN BATH Tile floor, double vanity, shower over tub, linen closet.
  • HALL LINEN CLOSET

LOWER LEVEL

  • FULL FINISHED BASEMENT Sump pump.
  • WET BAR AREA (13 x 8) Counter, stools, small refrigerator.
  • RECREATION ROOM (22 x 17) (23 x 13) Carpeting.
  • SUMMER KITCHEN Cabinetry & Formica countertop, sink, side by side refrigerator, stove.
  • OFFICE (14 x 13) Closet. UTILITY ROOM (13 x 6)
  • FULL BATH Stall shower with glass door.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES & AMENITIES

  • Multi-zone gas forced hot air heating
  • 40 gallon gas hot water heater (2 years old)
  • Multi-zone central air conditioning
  • Security system
  • Central vacuum
  • Floored attic accessed by pull-down stairs
  • Private fenced yard with professional landscaping and mature trees and shrubs
  • Expansive deck overlooking pool
  • Kool Deck pool surround
  • In-ground kidney shaped diving pool with Zodiac system with blue/green lights—smartphone remote control for temperature and lights, filter, custom pool cover
  • Hot tub
  • Landscape lighting and underground sprinkler system
  • Newer roof (6 years old)
  • 2-car attached garage with automatic openers

Lot Size: 101 x 132 2014

Taxes: $16,986 (after successful 2014 tax appeal)

*Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

See MLS Listing for additional details.

Video Tour of 1 Hampton Court, Westfield, NJ

Image Gallery for 1 Hampton Court, Westfield, NJ

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Weichert, Realtors

Equal Housing

 

For more information, contact Susan Devaney:

Weichert, Realtors® Westfield Office
185 Elm Street
908.654.7777

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What You Need to Know About Sell By Dates

Expired milk, sniff test

Expired milk, sniff testDoes This Smell Funny to You?

Yikes! It’s the morning of Nov. 1 and the milk in my refrigerator says, “Sell by Oct. 31.” I’ve already made the coffee and poured the cereal into a bowl. Isn’t it unsafe to add the milk to them?

Well, actually, no, it’s not. Turns out that “use by” dates and “sell by” dates on the food we buy have nothing whatsoever to do with potential spoilage. Rather, they’re a suggestion from the food manufacturer as to when the product will hit its peak of freshness. So as long as my milk passes the sniff test, I’m good to go.

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Vibrance for Life: How to Live Younger and Healthier

Vibrance for LIfe Book Cover by Lorraine Maita, MD

Vibrance for LIfe Book Cover by Lorraine Maita, MDOn Sunday, October 26, join the Coalition on Family Caregiving for lunch and the presentation, “Vibrance for Life: How to Live Younger and Healthier.” 

The journey called life can be more pleasant and fulfilling when you maintain your health. Have you known someone who passed their physical and then something dreadful happened? At this presentation by Lorraine Maita, MD, you will learn the Five Fatal Flaws of what is missing in your physical that could transform your life so you can go from average to excellent. You will learn how to: [Read more…]

An Agreement to Stop Driving

Older woman turning over her car keys to family member

Older woman turning over her car keys to family member

We all know we should confiscate the car keys of someone who’s had too much to drink. But how do we know when it’s time to confiscate the keys of someone who, to put it bluntly, is too old to drive safely? Ability and age don’t always correlate, and a self-assessment of one’s abilities don’t always jibe with reality.

One option is a contract, or a family driving agreement, to stop driving. Much like a living will, it’s signed when someone still has her faculties but anticipates a time when reflexes and perceptions slow. Read about it on The New York Times New Old Age Blog.

Mr. Gurwell of Keeping Us Safe created a family driving agreement, which you can download here.