New Jersey Hotel offers Free Stay and Party for Anyone Out Of Work!
"In tough times like these offering a little hope to your neighbor is the least we can do. Let's say it's our version of a stimulus package".
December 24th 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Blue Bay Inn
Blue Bay Inn Announces The Winners for New Years Eve “Hotel For The Holidays Weekend”
Congratulations to the Winners of the “Hotel For The Holiday’s weekend” The winners are as follows:
David Thetge Jackson,N.J.
Gregory Bishop Cranford, N.J.
Judy A. Seabre Massapequa, N.Y.
Cheryl Hughes Brick, N.J.
Bill Rozsa Bergenfield, N.J.
Sean Fischer Howell, N.J.
Sharon Ripkin Atlantic Highlands, N.J.
Glen Wentzel Winfield, P.A.
Susan Snyder Wellesley, MA
Janet Mangano Short Hills, N.J.
Michelle Mackenzie Eatontown, N.J.
Marianna Hendricks Colts Neck, N.J.
Khemba Matlock Jersey City, N.J.
Erica Ciporen Jersey City, N.J.
Terri Barbagallo New York, N.Y.
Cynthia Van Der Vliet Brick, N.J.
Michael LiVolski Middletown, N.J.
Jason Maikos Laurence Harbor NJ
James McKinza Cutler Bay, Fl
Lisa Randall Mt Arlington, N.J.
Cynthia M. Marazo W.Long Branch, N.J.
Theresa D. Leo Manalapan, N.J.
Jackie Rupinski Tuckerton, N.J.
(Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey – December 24th, 2009) Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey: Dido and Sark Krikorian owners of the Blue Bay Inn in collaboration with General Manager Robert Hilton, announced a remarkable contest in late October as part of what has become known as "Hotel for the Holidays”, a community random act of kindness. Mr. Hilton said, “The entries are in and the winners have been selected”. Because of the generosity of the Atlantic Highlands community,we have been able to expand the our offerings for the recipents.
Mr. Hilton went on to say the stories were so touching, "It just breaks my heart to hear about how families are struggling in this economy.” One prospective recipient wrote to us, “I am the sole supporter of myself and my 2 children, who are 13 and 17. 2009 began by their Dad passing away suddenly on January 15, 2009. My greatest concern was when I had to tell them of my lay off from United Way. I cannot think of a better way to begin 2010 than to be selected for this lovely stay with the Blue Bay Inn. My children were so happy to hear of the contest. They so hope I am selected, and said, No one deserves it more than you Mom. You need a little time to yourself” and here is another one. I was the Administrative Assistant for both the HR Manager and for the Director of Marketing for a company, until one day I heard the dreaded 6 words. “We have to lay you off” How am I going to pay my rent? My bills? My car insurance? I would love and need a getaway at your hotel to escape some of the daily stresses of not working and life itself, but I believe I would really benefit from your Job Seekers Workshop."
It started out as a way of giving back on behalf of the Blue Bay Inn and the Copper Canyon, two well know businesses know for community service located on First Avenue in Atlantic Highlands. Those who have found themselves in the predicament of unemployment were given an opportunity to enter into a contest. All 23 rooms at gorgeous Boutique Hotel are given away to the 23 lucky winners New Years Eve weekend as a way to jumpstart a successful 2010. What started out as a free stay, New Years Eve Weekend and a free Cocktail Party sponsored by Copper Canyon Restaurant, has now grown through community support to include a free sightseeing tour around Manhattan, sponsored by SeaStreak Ferry service. as well as the Job Seeker's Workshop to 23 unemployed Americans.
Mr. Hilton explained the “Job Seekers Workshop” is offered through Sylvia Allen, president of Allen Consulting Inc, of Holmdel. She is graciously donating her time and skill set for free as her contribution to helping others. The series of workshops will target area of resume writing, interviewing, how to look the part on a budget and networking. Many others are offering free services to those in need as well. As an example, The SeaStreak Ferry is taking everyone on a free sightseeing cruise around Manhattan on Saturday afternoon. Transportation to and from the ferry are being provided free of charge compliments of Arrow Limousine Nationwide. The Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce and the Borough of Atlantic Highlands through the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor have graciously donated the dinner for Saturday night. Copper Canyon Restaurant is hosting a free food and cocktail party on Sunday evening with guest singer, song writer and recording artist, Linda Chorney performing “Live”. Linda and Copper Canyon are just one team trying to bring some cheer to the participant in 2010. Miss New Jersey Ashley Shaffer has offered to help out, John (Mackie) Mcnair, one of the stilt walkers, most recently seen at the Jersey Shore Store in Manhattan, in Cape May and Atlantic City has offered to come and help entertain, he said this week “I too am affected and work is slower so I am able to give back something”. We have co-authors Antoinette Babek and Hollis Colquhoun are giving to each participant their book “A Financial Survival Guide“. Author Karen Okulicz from www.guidesforyou.com is donating a series of guides "A Survival Guide to Unemployment” and another one on “Attitude”. I think the most surprising contribution so far is coming from the children of Mother Teresa Regional School. Students and parents are collecting money to purchase American Express Gift Cards for each of the winners to help them buy food or pay bills. The children of Mother Teresa Regional School will be doing a very special concert for the winners on Sunday at noon. Mr. Hilton states “We are very thankful for all the support we have gotten across the country from individuals, companies and media and especially the children who at times understand kindness better than grown ups”. Anyone wishing to contribute to making the lives of the participants better in 2010 is encouraged to contact call Mr. Hilton at 732-708-9600 It’s not to late to make a difference in the lives of others.