Business digest

| 22 Feb 2012 | 01:23

Realtor sales team recognized MONROE — The Weichert, Realtors Monroe sales team, managed by Charlie Vetter, has been recognized for outstanding performance in June. The Monroe sales team led the region for resales. The region consists of offices serving Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Ulster Counties. The team can be reached in Weichert’s Monroe office, located at 215 Larkin Drive or call them at 782-4646. Aug. 30 golf outing to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange West Point — The second annual “‘Fore’ The Kids Golf Classic,’ supporting Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County will be held on Monday, Aug. 30 at the West Point Golf Course at the U.S. Military Academy. Officials said golfers and sponsors will help to generate awareness of youth development initiatives while raising the funds necessary for Big Brothers Big Sisters to keep mentoring programs running in Orange County. The 18-hole shotgun start four-person scramble format starts at 12 noon and will be preceded by lunch. The day will conclude with raffles, prizes and recognition over dinner at 5 p.m. Registration is $135 a person, which includes greens fees, cart, unlimited driving range, goody bags, lunch, and awards dinner. There will also be opportunities for contests through the day, including hole in one, longest drive, and most honest. Golfers and sponsors who are looking to participate can obtain full information on the “events” section of, or by calling Carolyn Bennett at-562-5900. Registration closes on Aug. 16. Chumleys BBQ makes donation to little league Florida — The Florida Little League has received a donation from Coca-Cola via Chumleys BBQ for $2,700. The money will be used to fund a new score board at the field. Jason Gaer and Dan Lemire, Chumleys owners, were approached last winter by some parents of the Florida Little League who were in need of a new score board and who wanted Chumleys to run the concession stand at the ball field. Chumleys sprang into action and reached its contacts at Coca Cola to see how they could make this happen. Chumleys has signed a long term contract for a very substantial order of Coca-Cola products, to be used at the ball field, the BBQ store, farm markets and festivals. Chumleys will also be teaming up with the Little League at The Florida Family Fun Festival, on Aug. 8, to raise money for much needed landscaping equipment and field supplies. Restaurant kicks off Lean and Green menu Warwick — The Pioneer Restaurant on Route 94 in Warwick will kick off its new Lean and Green menu on Tuesday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. by conducting an informative tasting session, with all menu items prepared according to Take Shape for Life (TSFL) nutritional guidelines. Participants will also be able to sample select Medifast foods. “This will enable many people who are on the program to eat out locally with the knowledge that they are able to enjoy great food and stay on program,” says Inez Freund, a TSFL health coach. The Take Shape for Life Program incorporates five individually portioned, nutritionally balanced Medifast meals and one “Lean & Green” meal, which consists of a protein and vegetable combination. Under this program, clients are able to lose two to five pounds per week. “We’ve always prepared our foods keeping an eye to healthful eating, and we even grow our own herbs and some vegetables,” says Pioneer owner and chef Paul Karas. “By adding the Lean & Green meals to our regular menu selections, we’re giving people another option for healthy eating. The Pioneer Restaurant’s Lean & Green celebration will feature Dr. Anthony Martini, who will be on hand to explain the program to those who may be interested, and local TSFL clients who be will be there to offer personal testimonials. The cost of the evening is $25. RSVP to Inez Freund at or by calling the Pioneer Restaurant at 986-6500.