Bridge Marina Awards 2015 Staff Scholarship

September 17, 2015

Lake Hopatcong, N.J. - Bridge Marina awarded its 2015 “Bridge Marina Scholarship” to William Caruso of Lake Hopatcong at its Labor Day event earlier this month.  For the past nine years, Bridge Marina has awarded a scholarship to one of its staff members in recognition of his or her outstanding performance, attitude and commitment to customer service.  The award winner selection is based partially on feedback from Bridge Marina dock slip and boating club members as well.

Caruso, 21, has worked at Bridge Marina for the past four seasons, and has been the recipient of the Bridge Marina scholarship award in the past.  An avid fisherman and boater, Caruso currently attends Ramapo College, where he is studying finance. 

About choosing Caruso for the award, Ray Fernandez, owner of Bridge Marina, said “Choosing just one of our staff members to receive this award is always difficult, as we continue to build a great, hard-working team each season.  However, William’s achievements this year rose above the rest.  William is keenly focused on customer service and he continues to take on additional responsibilities at Bridge Marina.  He is an outstanding contribution to our team and we wish him well as he returns to Ramapo College for his studies.” 

About the Bridge Marina Scholarship award program, which is now in its ninth year, Fernandez said, “It is a sincere pleasure to give out this award each year, and I always enjoy hearing our members’ input regarding which staff membership they believe should win the award.  Recognizing our team for their contributions and hard work is extremely important to us, and our scholarship program allows us to do just that, while also helping our staff members further their education and interests.”

Past recipients of the Bridge Marina scholarship include Jefferson Township residents Daniel Mickel, Dennis McCormick, Tom Jauch, and Scott King, as well as Sparta Township resident Andy Richards.

About Bridge Marina, Inc.: Bridge Marina is Lake Hopatcong’s award-winning, boutique marina, offering dock slip memberships, daily boat rentals, the lake’s only Boating Club, marine store, certified service department, marine-grade fuel, and more.  Bridge Marina is nationally recognized twice as the “Marina of the Year” and is the only freshwater marina in the Garden State certified by the NJDEP as a “Clean Marina.”  For more information, visit us on the web at www.BridgeMarina.com or call (973) 663-1976.

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