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Extreme Energy Solutions Sponsors/Assists with Crime Stoppers 5k Run

September 9, 2012  Augusta, NJ

Syndicated from The Alternative Press.com-

carousel_image_9736c80ad8c15d141202_8fbe2c8fb0536639273d_dsc_0443“Everyone’s a winner here, everyone crossed the finish line,” said Sussex County Sheriff Michael Strada Saturday morning, at the conclusion of the first Sussex County Crime Stoppers 5K/10K Run at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, to benefit the Sussex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers.

The Sussex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization that helps lead to the arrest, and indictment of criminals, paying up to a $1,000 cash reward to the tipster. About an hour prior to the race start, a passing and strong shower briefly hovered over the area, and then cleared. The sun returned, along with some humidity, with an occasional passing cooler breeze.

“It’s good to see the sun,” Andy Ball of Main Street Marketing and Events, who organized the 5K/10K event. Ball, said both courses were USA Track & Field (USATF) sanctioned. The 5K started and ended within the fairgrounds, and the 10K on Plains Road, with the same finish line as the 5K. Within the park, Ball asked participants of the 5K to first pause before the race for a moment of silence to remember the victims of September 11.

“We want to thank all of our military, our veterans, and all those who passed on,” Ball said, and the crowd cheered.

The race then started moments at 9:30am, with the group taking off. The 5K was led by Samuel Burlum, CEO & President of Extreme Energy Solutions, driving in a Sidewinder ATV, a low emissions vehicle sold by his company. The 10K was led by a Sussex County Sheriff’s Car.

There were 54 participants in the 5K, and 51 in the 10K race. Out of the 105 participants, 65 pre-registered for the event.

Brian Thomas of Ogdensburg was the overall winner of the 5K, with a total time of 20:25.2, followed by Catherine Stone of Hardyston at 20:36.0, Philip Gely of Newton at 22:50.9, and Howard Condit of Vernon at 23:10.9.

In the 10K, Stefan Alvinsson of Sandystown, N.J. finished at 38:56.0, Jeff Staple of Aambury, N.J., at 40:27.1, and Bill Bosmann of Rockaway, N.J. at 40:27.1.

For complete results of both races, click here.

“I’m a lifelong runner, I’ve stayed with it, and it’s about doing something consistently,” said Thomas.

Overall, Thomas said, “I was really happy with the course.”

Stone, who was the first for the women at the 5K race, and second overall, said, “This is a nice race, it was really fast, and clean.”

Eileen Cawley, a personal trainer from Lafayette, was another 5K participant. She placed number 15 overall, and had a time of 28:50.7. She ran with her daughter, Emma, who placed first for females in the 12 through 14 age group, and came in 21st overall, with a time of 30:18.6.

Cawley explained, “I try to make sure to teach her [Emma] about healthy living. I tell her, ‘you don’t want to try to win a prize, you want to get your time from your first 5K, and try to beat it.’”

Janet Dashio of Sandyston ran in the 10K. She was one of three participants from the Department of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly DYFS). She raced with co-workers Michele Quinn, and Judy Connell.

“We’re supporting our sheriff’s department,” Dashio said after the race.

She described the air on the course as “heavy and humid” for the day.

It was Dashio’s third 10K, and she has run many 5K’s, she said.

Joe Farinella of Andover Township was the oldest registered participant at 73 years old. Farinella participated in the 10K, after having only started running at age 68. He has run in the Goofy Challenge in Disney, and the New York Marathon, among his accolades.

“I love running,” said the retiree from Picatinny Arsenal.

“We’ll see what happens today,” Farinella said before the race, describing his average time for 5K’s at “28 and change”.

For the 10K, Farinella clocked in at 59:12.9, coming in number 34 of 51 participants.

Trophies were handed out for the top participants, and then ribbons in blue, red, and white, for first, second, and third place participants in each category.

Strada said for anyone who was not present to receive their ribbon at the end of the race, to please contact Lt. Larry Beller at the Sussex County Sheriff’s Department at: (973) 579-0865, extension 2501.

Of the race, Strada told The Alternative Press, “It’s all about bringing the community out, and raising awareness for the Crime Stoppers Program.”

Richard Bunce, Hopatcong Councilman, and Chair of the Sussex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers, said the group is seeking more commissioners, and encouraged attendees to volunteer.

“It’s a very worthy organization,” Bunce said.

“I think it [the race] went really well,” Strada continued. “I think it will continue to grow.”

“I see a lot of families here today, I really appreciate it, we at the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, really appreciate your support,” Strada told the participants before handing out the awards.

The Sussex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers 5K/10K Run was presented by Thorlabs. Other sponsors included: Adam Todd Caterers, The Alternative Press of Sussex County, Athenia Mason Supply, D&H Alternative Risk Solutions, Eastern Propane, Extreme Energy Solutions, Extreme Off Road, GBW Insurance, Glen Vetrano, Hardyston Township PBA Local 374, Jersey Gators Swim Team, Lakeland Bank, Madsen Construction, The New Jersey Herald, PSE&G, The Printing Center, R&T Nautilus, Royal Buick GMC, St. Clare’s Health System, Senator Steven Oroho, Sheriff Michael Strada, Subaru World of Newton, Sussex County Community College, Sussex County Fairgrounds, and Sussex County Imports.

For more information about Sussex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers, or to submit a crime tip click here to fill out an online anonymous tip form, or call in tips to: (973) 300-CRIME.

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TheAlternativePress.com Celebrates Official Launch In Sussex County

July 18, 2012  Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Syndicated from The Alternative Press.com-

ees board 1A 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.”Jennifer miller 2

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).

Mike ShapiroLocal 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), 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.Sandy Mitchell 1

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 products such as Extreme Kleaner and SIdewinder.

“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.”