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Preferred Company 12-3-21: Alison Labrosciano

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Alison Labrosciano. Alison is the spotlight employee of the month for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services. Learn about her role at Preferred through the years and her new role of opening a new branch in Delaware, what working for the company is like and why caring nurses and aids with a positive attitude should join the Preferred team. Plus, Alison shares what she likes to do in her spare time.


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Preferred Company 12-2-21: Beth Duffy

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Beth Duffy, founder of Christmas Trees of Kindness. About 20 years ago, she started a family tradition of taping a construction paper tree in her kitchen and as one of them completed a kindness act, ornaments were taped to the tree. The focus was to celebrate kindness and giving and receiving. She discusses why she wanted to keep the meaning of the season alive, what types of kind acts did her family participate in doing and new technological kindness acts that can be done during the season of giving.


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Preferred Company 11-30-21: Brian Buma

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Brian Buma, author of ‘The Atlas of a Changing Climate’ and National Geographic Explorer. Brian pairs the science of climate change with maps, infographics and charts that make the complex information not only comprehensible, but compelling. Climate change, shrinking wildlife habitats, rising sea levels and vanishing species are big important idea that deserve a proper exploration. Find out what drives environmental change as Brian outlines historical developments behind each topic and detailing their current state and possible future. He allows the reader to take an incredible journey and be inspired to act as an environmental steward in life.


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Preferred Company 11-22-21: Andrea Balitewicz

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Andrea Balitwicz from Butterball. With Thanksgiving just days away, what happens if you haven’t thawed your turkey in the refrigerator yet? Andrea offers a simple solution. The butterball professional discusses how long it takes to cook a turkey stuffed or unstuffed, where to place your meat thermometer, proper temperature and how long a turkey can sit out on the counter and still be safe. Plus, a quick delicious recipe for a Thanksgiving leftover.


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Preferred Company 11-18-21: Marta McDowell

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Marta McDowell, author of ‘Unearthing The Secret Garden’. Marta has revealed the way that plants have stirred some of the most cherished authors, including Beatrix Potter, Emily Dickinson and Laura Ingalls Wilder. In her latest, she shares a moving account of how gardening deeply inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett, the author of the beloved children’s classic The Secret Garden. Marta paints an unforgettable portrait of a great artist and reminds us why The Secret Garden continues to touch readers after more than a century.


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Preferred Company 11-18-21: Andrea Balitewicz

It’s Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Andrea Balitewicz from the Butterball Turkey Hotline. Andrea offers tips for thawing a turkey on “national thaw your turkey day”. What happens if your turkey isn’t thawed: can you microwave a turkey to defrost? She will provide alternatives for those who don’t want to go through the thawing process like buying fresh butterball turkeys or ready to roast turkeys. Plus, tips for making great gravy.


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Preferred Company 11-16-21: Greg Peters

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Greg Peters, author of ‘Our National Forests’. Greg provides a complete insight at America’s National Forests: their triumphs, challenges, controversies and vital programs, along with the dedicated people who keep them alive. People are at the center of these stories, whether the dedicated folks in the Forest Service or the everyday citizens who support and tend to the protected lands near their homes. Greg explains what the landscapes provide to the country, outside of its beauty.


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Preferred Company 11-11-21: Gregory Penczak

It’s Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Major Gregory Penczak, USMC and Senior Naval Science Instructor at Colts Neck ROTC. Every student in our NJROTC Program requested to become a cadet. During the selection process, students understand a higher standard of personal integrity; greater respect for each other, school and community and a willingness to work hard to improve individually and as a group. Gregory shares more about this special program, what amazing things the students are doing, what students learn in the program. Plus, he shares remarkable success stories.


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Preferred Company 11-4-21: Peter Lesar

It’s Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Peter Lesar. Peter shares 10 restaurants New Jerseyans should try within the New York/New Jersey area. The list features a blend of cultural cuisine you should experience. Plus, he shares his contribution to restaurant strong in which restaurateurs take care of the community and neighbors by delivering great food and experience. His gears to help restaurants navigate their way and is a post pandemic road map that will serve restaurants in the future.


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Preferred Company 11-2-21: Elizabeth Miller

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Elizabeth Miller, author of ‘Happy, Healthy Caregiver’. Since November is national family caregivers month, she offers tips, resources and support for caregivers. How do caregivers deal with emotions and grief, who else can assist the full time caregiver and what’s another great resource for the caregiver?


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Preferred Company 10-28-21: Ellen Long Stilwell

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Ellen Long Stilwell, Hospice Nurse and author of ‘Love, Death, Love’. There are questions we ask when we or a loved one receives a terminal diagnosis. From that moment, everything changes. The cascade of emotions is felt and denied at ever changing intervals. Learning to accept death as part of life can be natural as accepting the birth of a baby. She discusses embracing the journey to death, get the conversation going, preparing for our older years/reflecting on life and helping those in the healthcare profession.


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Preferred Company 10-26-21: Joe Louis Walker

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is musician Joe Louis Walker. Joe is proud to release a brand new album entitled ‘Ecletic Electric’ on November 12 on a Los Angeles-based record label Cleopatra Records. It features an amazing array of talented guest artists. He explains what life is like on the road, how he learned to sell a song to the listener with connection and what iconic song he’s remaking in a blues style.


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Preferred Company 10-22-21: Tereza Borges

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Teresa Borges, Administrative Assistant at Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services in Eatontown, NJ. Tereza shares what makes Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services so special, why it’s a great place to work for a company that cares for their clients and the opportunities available outside of nursing. In addition, she shares her love of boating, music and dancing.


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Preferred Company 10-21-21: Eddie Goodman

This is Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Eddie Goodman, Founder and CEO of earnourtrust.com. When one family member becomes incarcerated, the entire family suffers collateral consequences. Of them all, exorbitant prices for limited communication and the inability to make in-person visits take one of the worse tolls. Eddie understood in order to make a difference, you have to support businesses that believes in recycling the resources back into the community, that is why the Earn Our Trust app was created to allow people to patronize these businesses who walk the walk and not just talk the talk. In the beginning, he wanted to help stop the violence, provide safe schools for children, eradicate crime in the African American community. Also, he helped produce a documentary with law enforcement and former gang members who are trying to make a difference in the community.


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Preferred Company 10-20-21: Jack Ciattarelli

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Jack Ciattarelli. Jack is running for Governor of New Jersey this November and vows to solve the state’s problems with common sense and build a state everyone deserves with lower property taxes, a stronger economy, affordable healthcare and improving upon education. Jack discusses the feedback from the latest debates, how he will handle women’s rights and a right to choose if he’s elected and how he can help seniors. He encourages New Jersey voters to get out and cast their vote November 2.


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Preferred Company 10-19-21: Duane Noch

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends!  Today’s guest is Duane Noch from classicradioroadshow.org.   The explosion of visual media over the last sixty years has changed our entertainment world.  Our diet of the performing arts is now all through visual mediums for television, film, facebook and youtube.  But, wouldn’t you like to go back and experience the golden age of radio once again?  Classic Radio Road Show recreates this magical art form, providing the stimulus to revive and activate the wonder of your own visual projector.  Scenes from stories are enhanced by sound effects, music and voices of talented actors.   Join Duane and Classic Radio Road Show as they present ‘On A Country Road’ & ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ Friday October 22 at 7:30 p.m. at The Middletown Arts Center 36 Church St. Middletown.  Tickets are just $12 and are available at the door or middletownarts.org/events.

 

 

 

 


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Preferred Company 10-14-21: Amanda Hainline

This is Preferred Company with Joel and friends!   Today’s guest is Amanda Hainline, International Healer and Author of ‘Feel Better In Five Minutes’.  Amanda suffered from depression anxiety.  By the time she was in her 30’s, she decided to go to an energy healer for help.  Her first session helped tremendously, but the second threw her into the spiritual realms with both feet.  She spent the next six months grappling with my sanity.  After that time, three angels showed up in my living room, telling her they were going to teach her how to heal people.  They taught her everything she knows today.  Amanda provides a pathway to happiness and how you can do so in five minutes.  Plus, she’ll explain what an audiovoyant and claircognizant.

 


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Preferred Company 10-13-21: Eric Hums

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends!  Today’s guest is Eric Hums from Tru Motion Physical Therapy in Eatontown.  At TruMotion, their approach is focusing on treating the individual, not just the condition.  They identify the root cause of pain and develop an individualized treatment plan to get you better faster!  The center treats lower back pain, shoulder and arm pain, ankle and foot pain, concussions and balance impairments.   Eric discusses the latest procedure on healing, repairing and regenerating neuromuscular tissues in the body.   What is it?  Tune into Preferred Company to find out!

 

 

 


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Preferred Company 10-12-21: Melane Mullings

This is Preferred Company with Joel and friends!  Today’s guest is Melane Mullings, former registered nurse, cancer survivor and author of ‘Empty Nesters’ and ‘Lemonade: Squeeze Your Challenging Life Experience to Create a Successful Business’.   Through her survival experience, she learned key tools and tips to help start a successful business.  For those experiencing “empty nesters” syndrome, she teaches realize a feeling of worth, purpose and finding ways to utilize worth.  How do you identify unearthing your purpose through a two step process and she’ll give advice to women going through breast cancer.


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Preferred Company 10-11-21: Allison Watershed

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends!   Today’s guest is Allison Watershed from Clean Ocean Action. Since 1984, New Jersey was known as the ocean dumping capital of the nation.  There were 18 ocean dumpsites off the New Jersey/New York coastline and pollution was ruining the state’s beaches.  Today, pollution problem remains an ongoing educational challenge. This year is the 36th year of Beach Sweeps, a statewide bi-annual clean up that takes place throughout the state.  Volunteers can clean up beaches on October 23rd from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Participants not only remove the unsightly debris from beaches, they also record what they pick up and the data is used to track pollution trends, educate the public and help find solutions to the pollution problem.   Find out the additional mission of Clean Ocean Action and Beach Sweeps, what they do with the debris and the strange and bizarre items are found on the beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Preferred Company 10-7-21: Rachel Weston

This is Preferred Company with Joel and friends!  Today’s guest is Rachel Weston of The Shrewsbury Garden Club!  The mission of the Shrewsbury Garden Club is to stimulate interest in the knowledge of flowers, gardening and horticulture, aid in the conservation of native plants and birds and raise funds to finance such objects.  Rachel offers advice on how to make your garden grow, she offers one or two ways to capture the beauty of nature in our homes as the season changes and find out which plants can survive despite not getting the finest of care.  Plus, you’ll hear about a special fundraiser being held by the Shrewsbury Garden Club.


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Preferred Company 10-7-21: Jason Gaddis

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends!  Today’s guest is Jayson Gaddis, Relationship Expert, Coach and author of ‘Getting to Zero: How to Work Through Conflict in Your High Stakes Relationships’.  Conflicts in our closest relationships are scary because so much is at stake.  If the conflict doesn’t go well, we could lose our marriage, family or job, all of which are connected to security and survival.  Unresolved conflict affects every single aspect of our lives.  Jayson helps individuals, couples and teams get to the bottom of their deepest conflicts to demonstrate exactly how to get to zero, successfully working through conflict and nothing have nothing in the way of a good connection.

 

 

 


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Preferred Company 10-5-21: Kristine Novakowski

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and friends!  Today’s guest is Kristine Novakowski, Executive Director at Northern Ocean Habitat For Humanity.  Founded in 1999, Northern Ocean Habitat For Humanity revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership.   Habitat welcomes people from all walks of life to partner in serving families in need and creating a better community for everyone.  Their home repair programs help low to medium income homeowners restore and maintain their homes.  They partner with homeowners to address critical health and safety issues and make needed home repairs.  The goal is to keep people in their homes.  Think you qualify for a habitat repair?  Call 732 818 9500 and ask for Deborah to get more information.


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Preferred Company 10-4-21: Ronnie Marmo

This is Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Ronnie Marmo, actor and director who starred in more than 60 featured films and television shows. His hit solo show ‘I’m not a comedian, I’m Lenny Bruce’. Lenny Bruce was one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century. His life and work had an impact on poetry, politics, music, film and of course, comedy. Bruce’s tempestuous personal and professional life was marked by great passion and great pain. His unwavering commitment to free speech led to numerous obscenity charges and arrests, fighting all the way to the Supreme Court. See Ronnie Marmo’s performance, directed by Tony Award Winner Joe Mantegna, at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank Friday October 9th and Saturday October 10th at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at lennybruceonstage.com.


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Preferred Company 9-30-21: Vincent James

This is Preferred Company with Joel and friends! Today’s guest is Vincent James, musician and author of ’88 Ways Music Can Change Your Life’. The book features inspirational music stories about how music has changed people’s lives from all over the world. This has lead Vincent to more music advocacy, founding a non-profit and two international music holidays. He partners with a 1,000 music schools and stores to help celebrate “Kids Music Day” coming up in October. You’ll find out how music helps kids to develop soft skills like patience and perseverance and building math skills.


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