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Hackensack Meridian Health Receives $3.4 Million in HRSA Funding to Create Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

July 15th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is pleased to announce that it has received a four year, $3.4 million award from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to launch a comprehensive Nurse Practitioner Residency Program. …

Lakeland Bank Supports Paterson Habitat for Humanity through NRTC Program

July 15th, 2019 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce that its application to participate in the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program (NRTC) 2018 Qualified Projects Pool offered through the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJCDC) has been accepted, and the Bank will …

McCarter & English’s Dan Kelly Selected as a Nationally Recognized Legal Influencer

July 15th, 2019 — McCarter partner Dan Kelly is only one of three Boston lawyers to be nationally recognized on The Business Journals’ Influencers: Law 2019 list of 100 attorneys across the country who drive business for their employers and clients. The attorneys were identified …

Pennoni Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

July 15th, 2019 — Pennoni, a multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm, announced that David Pennoni has been selected as the firm’s new Chief Operating Officer effective July 1, 2019. Dave will be succeeding David DeLizza who was promoted to President and CEO. “Dave’s strong drive …

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Level II Regional Trauma Center Receives Verification from the American College of Surgeons

July 12th, 2019 — The trauma center and pediatric trauma center at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center have been verified as a Level II Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee …

Genova Burns Promotes to Counsel

July 12th, 2019 — Genova Burns is pleased to announce the promotion of Associates Erica M. Clifford and Maria R. Fruci to the position of Counsel. Each brings a record of success and accomplishment to this professional benchmark. “Maria Fruci and Erica Clifford are …

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University Welcomes Second Class

July 12th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, New Jersey’s first private medical school in decades, is proud to announce that it has welcomed its second class of 91 students today, who were selected from nearly 5,000 applicants. “Dynamic …

Task Force on Employee Misclassification Releases Its Report

July 12th, 2019 — Governor Murphy’s Task Force on Employee Misclassification released its report this week which examined the rise in the gig economy and workers who are labeled as independent contractors. The Murphy Administration said thousands of workers are impacted by this and …

NAI Hanson Announces New Office Leases at Harmon Meadow in Secaucus, N.J.

July 10th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson has negotiated leases for 2,418 square feet of office space with Hudson Pro Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and 1,655 square feet of office space at with Nippon Travel Agency America, Inc. at 700 Plaza Drive in Secaucus, …

Windels Marx Continues Expansion With Addition of One Partner, Two Counsel in New Jersey

July 10th, 2019 — Windels Marx announces the arrival of Jonathan Gray as Partner resident in the New Brunswick office, Mark D. Larner as Counsel and Frank A. Biancola as Special Counsel. Both Mark and Frank are resident in the Madison office. The arrivals …

NJIT to Establish New Institute for Data Science

July 10th, 2019 — Continuing its mission to lead in computing technologies, NJIT announced today that it will establish a new Institute for Data Science, focusing on cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and development in all areas pertinent to digital data. The institute will bring existing …

Atlantic Health System, Kindred Healthcare Celebrate Completion of Brand-New, Two-Story Rehabilitation Hospital in Madison

July 10th, 2019 — Atlantic Health System and Kindred Healthcare today marked the completion of Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, a brand-new state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital that will combine the expertise of two leaders in high-quality patient care. The new $24 million, two-story, 38-bed rehabilitation hospital …

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis Welcomes Former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Donald A. Kessler as Of Counsel

July 9th, 2019 — Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is pleased to announce that Donald A. Kessler, former Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Litigation and Family Law Departments.  His practice will focus on the resolution of …

Former NJ Deputy Attorney General Jessica A. Faustin Joins Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Growing Litigation Practice Group

July 9th, 2019 — New Jersey Litigation attorney Jessica A. Faustin, a former NJ Deputy Attorney General, recently joined Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Lyndhurst, NJ office. Ms. Faustin will be a member of the Firm’s litigation practice group and assist in a variety of matters ranging …

ACECNJ Names 5 LAN Engineers to Professional Committees

July 9th, 2019 — The American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey (ACEC) has named 5 LAN Associates engineers to its committee boards. In late June, it was announced that Steven Ramiza would continue to serve as Executive Committee Director for the ACECNJ 2019-2021 term. …

American Dream Reveals Multi-Faceted Partnership with Coca-Cola

July 8th, 2019 — American Dream, the unrivaled destination for style and play, today announced a 10-year partnership with The Coca-Cola Company and its local bottling partner, Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages. This multimillion-dollar program is an alliance between two global brands that will fully-integrate Coca-Cola’s …

Lakeland Bank Named a “Best-In-State Bank” by Forbes and Statista

July 8th, 2019 — Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bancorp, has announced that Lakeland Bank has been named by Forbes and Statista to the “America’s Best-In-State Banks” list for 2019. “To be recognized as a Best-In-State Bank is truly an honor and, based …

Hackensack Meridian Health Selects NJEdge To Provide High-Speed Wide Area Network Services

July 3rd, 2019 — The ability for Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, to be on the forefront of technology and innovation isenhanced by its connection to EdgeNet, NJEdge’s optical fiber network. Hackensack Meridian Health will use EdgeNet for …

NAI Hanson and Project Partners Celebrate Groundbreaking of Flex Building in Sparta

July 3rd, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson, Berardi Development Company, and Joe Maggio Concrete and Masonry were joined by Sparta Mayor Molly Whilesmith to celebrate the groundbreaking of 5 Aaron Way, a 10,400-square-foot industrial/flex space at the White Lake Commerce Park in Sparta, …

CJ Griffin Reappointed as Co-Chair of the NJ Bar Association’s Media Law Committee

July 2nd, 2019 — Partner, CJ Griffin, a member of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden’s Media Law Group, has been reappointed Co-Chair of the New Jersey Bar Association’s Media Law Committee. NJSBA President Evelyn Padin reappointed Griffin to the Co-Chair position. Griffin has had many …

Citrin Cooperman Announces 2019 Partner, Principal, and Director Promotions

July 2nd, 2019 — Citrin Cooperman announced today that it has promoted 16 to partner, 2 to principal, 30 to director, and 3 to associate director.  All promotions are effective July 1, 2019.  “I’m am pleased to announce this year’s promotions and extend a …

Jemi Goulian Lucey Installed as President-Elect of New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

July 2nd, 2019 — Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is pleased to announce that Jemi Goulian Lucey, Counsel in the firm’s Litigation Department, has been installed as President-Elect of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA) for the 2019-2020 term, effective July 1, 2019. …

CSG Launches Family Law Practice with Addition of Esteemed Family Law Group

July 2nd, 2019 — Continuing what has been a summer of extraordinary strategic growth, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce that seven family law attorneys from the recently closed Budd Larner joined the firm effective July 1, 2019. Their arrival …

Withum Names Six New Partners to Top-Ranked Advisory, Tax and Assurance Firm

July 2nd, 2019 — Withum, the national top-ranking public accounting firm, has announced the promotion of six principals and senior managers to the position of partner. Anthony Aniello, Jessica Hollobaugh Giresi, Erik Halluska,Joseph Malfettano, Ryan Shannon and Chaya Siegfriend are the newest partners to join the firm’s growing corporate leadership team, …

Englewood Community Leader, Michael Gutter, Named Chairman of the Board of Englewood Health Foundation

July 2nd, 2019 — Thomas C. Senter, Esq., chairman of the Board of Trustees of Englewood Health and Englewood Hospital, today announced that Michael Gutter was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Englewood Health Foundation effective July 1, 2019. Gutter, a …

Gibbons Continues to Expand Commercial Litigation Practice with Addition of Three Former Budd Larner Attorneys

July 2nd, 2019 — Peter J. Frazza, Allen L. Harris, and Christopher P. Anton have joined the Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department of Gibbons P.C., which continues to grow, diversify, and add depth to its broad commercial litigation practice. All three career-long business litigators …

Valley Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Re-Accreditation

July 2nd, 2019 — Valley Health System has been re-accredited with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees through healthy workplace initiatives and access to quality cancer prevention and treatment services. Valley has held CEO Cancer …

Gibbons Announces New Chair of Financial Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Department

July 2nd, 2019 — Robert K. Malone, a well-known and respected bankruptcy and insolvency law practitioner, has joined Gibbons P.C. as Chair of the firm’s highly regarded Financial Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Department. “Gibbons already has the versatility of having represented all major constituencies …

Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Recipient, New Jersey Society of CPAs 2019 Ovation Award

July 2nd, 2019 — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC., was recently named an award recipient of the New Jersey Certified Public Accountants’ prestigious NJCPA Ovation Award – in its 2019 IMPACT category. The Ovation Awards were announced June 12th at the NJCPA Annual Convention and …

Melissa Murray Rigney Joins Dewberry’s Telecommunications Group

July 2nd, 2019 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Melissa Murray Rigney has joined the firm as a senior project manager and site acquisition lead for the firm’s northeast telecommunications group. Murray Rigney focuses on growth opportunities related to …

The Wilderman Fund for Maternal Mental Health Introduces The Wilderman Center for Maternal Mental Health at Hackensack University Medical Center

July 2nd, 2019 — The Wilderman Fund for Maternal Mental Health recently hosted its inaugural event at the Alpine Country Club to benefit and introduce The Wilderman Center for Maternal Mental Health at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center. Proceeds from the event …

Lakeland Bank Named a “Best-In-State Bank” by Forbes and Statista

June 28th, 2019 — Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bancorp, has announced that Lakeland Bank has been named by Forbes and Statista to the “America’s Best-In-State Banks” list for 2019. “To be recognized as a Best-In-State Bank is truly an honor …

Port Authority Staff Submits Reassessment of 10-Year Capital Plan to Board of Commissioners

June 28th, 2019 — The Port Authority today advanced its biennial reassessment of its 2017-2026 Capital Plan. The proposal will be presented to the Board of Commissioners at its June 27th meeting with the recommendation that the Board publish the proposal for public hearings. …

Edward Hogan and Martha Donovan Recognized by Who’s Who Legal

June 28th, 2019 — Edward A. Hogan and Martha N. Donovan, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chairs of its Environmental Law Practice Group, have been recognized in “WWL: Environment 2019” by Who’s Who Legal. Who’s Who Legal has acknowledged exceptional legal …

Meridian Health Foundation Announces Addition of Jacqueline M. Bartley-Oxley, J.D., Vice President for Development

June 28th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Jacqueline M. Bartley-Oxley, J.D., as vice president for development. Bartley-Oxley oversees annual giving and grants, as well as planned giving, working closely with donors to achieve their …

Valley Receives Highest Recognition for Stroke Care

June 28th, 2019 — The Valley Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Elite Plus Honor Roll for a third consecutive year. The award recognizes Valley’s commitment to providing the most …

CIANJ Statement on Port Authority’s Commitment to Rebuild Transportation Infrastructure

June 27th, 2019 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey supports the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s commitment to rebuilding vital parts of our transportation infrastructure and its pledge to hold six public hearings on the $37 billion capital …

New Jersey American Water Announces New Legal and Government Affairs Leads

June 27th, 2019 — New Jersey American Water has announced changes to its Legal and Government Affairs leadership. Debbie Albrecht has been named Vice President and General Counsel for American Water’s Eastern Division and David Mayer has been named Director of Government Affairs for New Jersey American Water. …

NAI Hanson’s DeMagistris and Vetter Negotiate Lease to Bring Clothing Wholesaler to Moonachie

June 27th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has negotiated a 25,526-square-foot lease at 175 Anderson Avenue in Moonachie, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Jeff DeMagistris, SIOR, and Tom Vetter, SIOR, represented …

Capitol Update: Budget Showdown, Tax Incentives & More

June 27th, 2019 — BUDGET SHOWDOWN Gov. Murphy plans to hold a press conference this Sunday June 30 at 2 p.m. in Trenton where he will most likely announce plans to line item veto the budget that the Legislature approved. This may prompt the …

Norris McLaughlin Achieves Global Cybersecurity Standard

June 27th, 2019 — Norris McLaughlin, P.A., a Bridgewater-based law firm, today announced that it has successfully reached the international cybersecurity standards for law firms set by Meritas, the global alliance of independent business law firms. Norris McLaughlin is a member of Meritas and, …

Archer Partners Named to Lawyers of Color’s Nation’s Best List

June 27th, 2019 — Archer is pleased to congratulate firm partners Carlos M. Bollar and Lloyd Freeman who have been named to Lawyers of Color’s inaugural Nation’s Best list, which recognizes leading attorneys with a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Lawyers of Color is …

Matrix New World Engineering Vice President Featured On Health Professional Radio

June 27th, 2019 — Dr. Laurie LaPat-Polasko, Microbiologist and Vice President/National Director of Remediation for Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) spoke with Neal Howard, Host, Health Professional Radio, on contaminants that affect our planet, clean water supply, and basic health. There are a variety …

Investor Optimism Drops 18 Points from a Year Ago, According to Wells Fargo/Gallup Study

June 27th, 2019 — The Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index dropped to 85 for second quarter 2019, down 18 points from 103 a year ago. Investors are less optimistic than a year ago about maintaining their household income and reaching their 12-month …

The DAK Group Announces Sale of Mayflower Sales to Gen Cap America

June 27th, 2019 — The DAK Group, a leading investment bank specializing in middle-market mergers and acquisitions worldwide, announces the sale of its client Mayflower Sales to Gen Cap America.  The DAK Group served as the exclusive investment banker and financial advisor to Mayflower …

Valley Receives Highest Recognition for Cardiac Resuscitation

June 27th, 2019 — For the second consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of adult patients who suffer cardiac arrests in …

The Earle Companies: Spreading Their Wings to Washington

June 26th, 2019 — Representatives of Earle were recently invited to The White House to hear President Trump’s Remarks on the First Step Act and Fair Chance Hiring.  The First Step Act was signed in December 2018. Earle will be joining the ranks of …

New Jersey American Water Celebrates Completion of $26.2 Million Expansion Project at Oak Glen Water Treatment Plant

June 24th, 2019 —  New Jersey American Water celebrated the completion of a significant expansion project at its Oak Glen Water Treatment Plant in Howell, N.J., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the grounds of the plant. This $26.2 million project ensures stability of its water …

SB One Bank Hires Head of Commercial Lending Anthony F. DeSenzo to Oversee the Commercial Lending Function of the Bank

June 24th, 2019 — SB One Bank announced today the appointment of Anthony F. DeSenzo as Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Lending, responsible for overseeing the Bank’s commercial lending department, supporting the growth of the bank’s loan portfolio and cultivating key business …

Fair Lawn Breaks Ground on Multiple Middle School Additions

June 24th, 2019 — At Thomas Jefferson Middle School, just 50 feet from where the new additions will take place, Fair Lawn School District held a groundbreaking ceremony for the additions and renovations at three district schools. Attended by district officials, students, parents, and …

AnythingIT Team to Offer “Cloud Refresh” IT Asset Recovery, e-Waste, and Data Destruction Services Leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS)

June 24th, 2019 — AnythingIT, LLC (AIT) announced it will leverage the power of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide IT Asset Management (ITAM), Resale/Recovery, Secure Data Destruction, and e-Waste Recycling services to partners and customers migrating to AWS.  AIT will assist partners and …

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Announces New Member Of The Firm

June 24th, 2019 — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC., Is pleased to announce Charles F. Ott, CPA/MBA, has joined the Firm, effective July 1, 2018. Charles is a lifelong New Jersey resident and a tax professional who has spent his entire career providing tax …

The Road Ahead: Issues Impacting Transportation

June 20th, 2019 — No one would argue that transportation infrastructure is critical to the health and success of New Jersey’s economy. The Garden State faces some serious challenges as infrastructure ages and more people – and goods – need to travel through the …

CSG Welcomes Five Attorneys Across Core Practices

June 20th, 2019 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce that five experienced attorneys have joined the firm, strengthening its core practices and capabilities in real estate, development and land use law; litigation; environmental law; and corporate and securities law. …

Annmarie Simeone Elected Nominations Co-Director of NJWLA

June 20th, 2019 — Annmarie Simeone, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been elected Nominations Co-Director of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA) for the 2019-2020 term. She will, among other things, oversee the NJWLA’s nominations and elections, and be The …

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Joins National Heart Care Initiative

June 20th, 2019 — Severe heart attacks can cause an often fatal, but rare condition called cardiogenic shock in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body. Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center is using a …

The DAK Group Announced as Winner at Global M & A Network’s 11TH Annual Turnaround Intelligence Forum and Atlas Awards

June 20th, 2019 — The Global M&A Network honored winners of the prestigious 11th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards in New York City. The independently governed awards, recognized excellence in categories of transactions, outstanding firms, top U.S.A professionals and legendary leaders. The DAK Group was …

Shana Siegel and Lori Kayne to Speak on the Challenges Facing Solo Seniors

June 20th, 2019 — Shana Siegel, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, and Lori Kayne, Geriatric Social Worker, will present “Solo Seniors.” The seminar, hosted by Greater MetroWest CARES, the department of Jewish …

Hackensack Meridian Health Mourns the Passing of Joseph Simunovich, Former Board Co-Chair and Founding Chair of School of Medicine Board of Governors

June 20th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, sadly announces the death of Joseph Simunovich, former co-Chair of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees and the founding Chair of the Board of Governors of the Hackensack …

Jury Returns No Cause Verdict for Newark School Board in Whistleblower Suit

June 20th, 2019 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP was successful in securing a verdict of no cause of action against client Newark Board of Education in a multi-million dollar Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”) whistleblower suit brought by …

Hackensack Meridian Health Children’s Hospitals Ranked Among the Top Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals Rankings

June 19th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive and integrated health network, is pleased to announce that the 13th annual Best Children’s Hospital rankings by U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has ranked …

Port of NY/NJ at Strongest Competitive Position in Decades with Completion of ExpressRail Network, Capstone of Multi-Billion Port Modernization Program

June 19th, 2019 — Port of New York and New Jersey poised to overtake the Port of Long Beach as nation’s 2nd busiest port due to completion of Bayonne Bridge project and $1 billion in public-private investment in rail; 75% of all container carrier …

Peapack-Gladstone Bank Hires New Senior Managing Director, Commercial Private Banker

June 18th, 2019 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to announce the appointment of Jeffrey A. Glaush, Senior Managing Director, Commercial Private Banker. Working out of the Bank’s Princeton location, Jeffrey is responsible for providing high-touch …

The Auxiliary of Hackensack University Medical Center Honors Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert C. Garrett at Garden Party Event

June 18th, 2019 — The Auxiliary of Hackensack University Medical Center held a Garden Party event on Saturday, June 15 to honor Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert C. Garrett. The event was held at the estate of Virginia Korteweg in River Edge. “I was …

New Jersey Business Action Center to Host Free Webinar to Aid Manufacturers

June 17th, 2019 — The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC) and the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) will host a free webinar titled, ‘Accelerating Growth for New Jersey Manufacturers,’ this month. All New Jersey manufacturers are invited to join the webinar on …

Forbes Names Valley Health One of New Jersey’s Top Employers

June 17th, 2019 — Valley Health System has been named to Forbes’ inaugural list of Best-in-State Employers. The list, which was released today, includes only 72 employers in the state of New Jersey and only eight hospitals or health systems. “Our goal is to …

Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Funds Pequannock Township Food Pantry Upgrade

June 17th, 2019 — The First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains, has received a $50,000 grant from the Columbia Bank Foundation to renovate their Pequannock Township Food Pantry, which serves approximately 95 residents living within limited means. Most clients are seniors with low income …

Norris McLaughlin’s Ray Lahoud to Present Immigration Law Basics

June 17th, 2019 — Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice Group, will present “EOIR (Removal and Deportation) and Immigration Courts” on Thursday, June 27, 1:10 – 1:40 p.m., at the New Jersey Institute of …

Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Center for Genetic and Genomic Medicine Raise $60,000 in 3rd Annual Take a Walk in Our Genes Event

June 17th, 2019 — Sunday, June 9 marked the 3rd Annual Take a Walk in Our Genes event hosted by the Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and the Hackensack Meridian Health Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Center for Genetic and Genomic …

Columbia Bank “Teams Up” With the Fair Lawn Police Department

June 17th, 2019 — Columbia Bank recently teamed up with the Fair Lawn Police Department to help promote their community policing efforts by supporting the borough’s “Cop Card” program. This program furnishes police officers with baseball-style trading cards, sponsored by a local business.  The …

Montclair State University Graduate Student Accepted as Knowles Teaching Fellow

June 17th, 2019 — Deliris Diaz received more than a master’s degree diploma from Montclair State University this year: she is one of 37 new teachers recently selected to join the Knowles Teacher Initiative’s 2019 Cohort of Teaching Fellows. “This is an incredibly high …

Columbia Bank “Teams Up” With Community Food Bank of New Jersey

June 17th, 2019 — This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently teamed up with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) in Hillside to sort and distribute food to needy residents.  CFBNJ is the largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization in the state. …

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Unveils State-of-the-Art Patient Pavilion to Transform Campus

June 17th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian HealthHackensack University Medical Center, the flagship hospital of New Jersey’s most comprehensive and integrated health network, is transforming its campus with the construction of a new, state-of-the-art patient pavilion along Second Street in Hackensack, New Jersey. With a …

Winne Banta Attorneys Make Bergen County’s Top Lawyers 2019

June 17th, 2019 — We are proud that 22 Winne Banta attorneys were listed in (201) Magazine’s “Bergen County’s Top Lawyers 2019” in 15 areas of the law, including: Banking & Financial – Thomas Cangialosi, Richard Kahn, Gary Redish Business, Commercial & Corporate Law …

Unionwear Wins Inaugural Reshoring Award

June 14th, 2019 — The Reshoring Initiative and SEAMS, the domestic textile manufacturing association, presented their inaugural Manufacturing Reshoring Award to Unionwear for bringing cut and sew jobs back to the USA. Unionwear’s 180 workers in Newark, NJ make baseball hats, backpacks, and other …

ExploreNJ Conference Brought Global Investors to the Garden State

June 14th, 2019 — CIANJ partnered with Choose New Jersey on a one-of-a-kind, two-day conference focusing on why New Jersey is the place to invest and grow a business. A highlight of the first day was the signing of a Statement of Cooperation between …

Norris McLaughlin’s Peter Hutcheon Appointed to the Four Member Ad Hoc Subcommittee of ABA State Regulation of Securities Committee

June 13th, 2019 — Peter D. Hutcheon, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been appointed to a four member ad hoc subcommittee of the State Regulation of Securities Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section to comment on the …

The DAK Group Hires Jonathan Roth to Meet Middle-Market M&A Growth

June 13th, 2019 — The DAK Group, an investment bank specializing in mergers, acquisitions, business sales, and other strategic advisory services for middle-market business owners, is pleased to announce that Jonathan Roth has joined as the Vice President of Investment Banking. “We are thrilled …

Dewberry’s GSP Interchange 163 Improvements Project Earns Multiple Engineering Awards

June 13th, 2019 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that the Garden State Parkway (GSP) Interchange 163 improvements received a National Recognition Award at the 2019 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards competition in April. The project …

Integrative Health & Medicine Expands Services to Jersey Shore University Medical Center

June 13th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine has expanded services to serve the community in the HOPE Tower at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center. As of June 10, integrative physician consultations, nurse practitioner consults, acupuncture, massage therapy, nutrition …

Port Authority of NYNJ Terminal One Bids and Event Information

June 13th, 2019 — We would like to notify you about the upcoming bid schedule as well as invite you to a series of events related to the project. Please see the information below and forward to your network. Bid Schedule: As you may …

Winne Banta Welcomes Faith Miros and Bogdan Kachur

June 13th, 2019 — Winne Banta is pleased to welcome Faith Miros, who concentrates her practice in real estate law. She has represented major commercial landlords, real estate developers and high net worth investors in the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties, including office, …

NAI Hanson Negotiates Lease for Medical Office Space in Hackensack

June 12th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has negotiated a 1,325-square-foot lease for Dr. Linda Silva-Karcz at 83 Summit Avenue in Hackensack, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Dominic Fittizzi represented the landlord, Brian Walsh, and the tenant, Dr. Linda Silva-Karcz, in the …

The 2019 Edition of IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Lowenstein and Five of Our Patent Lawyers

June 12th, 2019 — Lowenstein is pleased to announce that the 2019 edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals has ranked the firm and five of our lawyers in the publication’s California, New Jersey, and Utah rosters of preeminent patent practitioners: Kevin O. Grange, Mark P. Kesslen, Robert J. Paradiso, Marina …

CSG Adds to Growing Trusts & Estates Group

June 12th, 2019 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce the arrival of Steven A. Loeb and Heidi I. Hansen as members in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Group. Loeb brings more than 15 years of experience in the areas of estate planning, estate …

The DAK Group Announces Sale of Fortbrand Services, Inc. to Wincove Private Holdings

June 11th, 2019 — The DAK Group, a leading investment bank specializing in middle-market mergers and acquisitions worldwide, announces the sale of its client Fortbrand Services Inc., headquartered in Plainview, New York, to Wincove Private Holdings, LP. The DAK Group served as the exclusive …

Hackensack University Medical Center Holds 29th Annual Medical and Dental Staff Scholarship Awards Ceremony

June 11th, 2019 — The Medical and Dental Staff at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently held the 29th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony.  The scholarships are awarded to hospital team members and their dependents. This year, 10 individuals each received scholarships in …

Columbia Bank to Open Newest Branch in West Orange

June 11th, 2019 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce the grand opening of their 51st full-service branch location in New Jersey, located at 501 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange.  The new full-service branch will be …

Norris McLaughlin Welcomes New Real Estate & Finance Member

June 10th, 2019 — The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is proud to welcome new Member Leonard A. LaBarbiera to its Real Estate & Finance Group. A resident of Hillsborough, LaBarbiera focuses his practice on real estate and finance matters, with an emphasis on affordable housing. He …

Barry Petruzzi Named New Vice President of Underwriting and Actuarial Services at Delta Dental of New Jersey and Delta Dental of Connecticut

June 10th, 2019 — Delta Dental of New Jersey (DDNJ) and Delta Dental of Connecticut (DDCT) are pleased to announce Barry Petruzzi has been named Vice President of Underwriting and Actuarial Services. Barry joins DDNJ and DDCT from Prudential Financial, where he was vice …

ConnectOne Bank Affinity Program Boosts Non-Profit Tutoring in Trenton School

June 10th, 2019 — A young student-entrepreneur from West Windsor, N.J., has become of the most successful participants in the ConnectOne Bank Affinity Program for non-profits. Thomas Colitsas, founder of Education for Success, is on track to receive $6,000 from the affinity program to …

Atlantic Health System Team Members Graduate from Career Readiness Program

June 10th, 2019 — Atlantic Health System recently celebrated an inspiring group of team members who graduated from the health care system’s Career Readiness Program, a unique partnership with County College of Morris (CCM) that provides team members college credits and lessons on computer …

Columbia Financial, Inc. to Acquire Stewardship Financial Corporation

June 10th, 2019 — Columbia Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLBK) (“Columbia”), the holding company for Columbia Bank, and Stewardship Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: SSFN) (“Stewardship”), the holding company for Atlantic Stewardship Bank, announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement. Pursuant to the terms of …

Investors From Around the World Attending CIANJ’s ExploreNJ Conference Next Week

June 7th, 2019 — For the first time ever, New Jersey will play host to a two-day conference as part of the national Select USA investors event run by the U.S. Department of Conference. CIANJ has partnered with Choose New Jersey to create “ExploreNJ” …

Investors Bank Reports Total CRE Loan Volume Over $412.5 Million during Q1 of 2019

June 6th, 2019 — Investors Bank recently reported that it originated more than $412.5 million in commercial real estate and multifamily financing during the first quarter of 2019. In recent weeks, Investor Bank’s senior lenders completed commercial mortgage transactions valued in excess of $130 …

Valley Health System Announces Leadership Appointments and Promotion

June 5th, 2019 — Valley Health System is pleased to announce two new appointments and a promotion among its leadership staff. Valley Health System includes The Valley Hospital, Valley Home Care, and Valley Medical Group. Dr. Robert Brenner has been appointedDr. Brenner Headsot President …

NAI James E. Hanson Named Exclusive Leasing Brokerage at Former Ballantine Brewery in Newark

June 5th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has been named the exclusive leasing agent for a 807,401 square-foot industrial complex in the Ballantine Industrial Center at 397-447 Ferry Street in Newark, N.J. The assignment will be handled by NAI James E. …

Wells Fargo Announces Commercial Banking Structure

June 5th, 2019 — Continuing to strengthen and simplify how it serves commercial customers, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today the leadership team and regional structure for its Commercial Banking business, led by Kyle Hranicky, a 25-year company veteran. With this new structure, Wells …

Lowenstein Sandler Boosts Senior Management Ranks With Three New Leaders

June 4th, 2019 — Lowenstein Sandler announced that three professionals with deep legal industry experience have joined the firm’s senior management team. Victor Barkalov has joined the firm as its Chief Innovation & Information Officer (CIIO), Kevin Iredell is the firm’s new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), and Mikhail Makarovsky is …

Archer & Greiner Apppoints Deborah A. Hays as Chair of the Board of Directors

June 4th, 2019 — Archer & Greiner is pleased to announce that Deborah A. Hays has been appointed Chair of the firm’s Board of Directors. As the firm’s first female attorney to assume the role of Chair, Hays will begin her five-year term on October 1, …

Tenaglia & Hunt Partner Jim Hunt Named to SuperLawyers List

May 31st, 2019 — Member law firm Tenaglia & Hunt, PA,  is proud to announce that partner Jim Hunt has been named to the 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers list, for his work in the Business Litigation practice area. Only 5% of attorneys in …

Riker Danzig Real Estate Chair Named Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers

May 31st, 2019 — Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that Nicholas Racioppi, Jr., head of Riker Danzig’s Real Estate Practice, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.  ACREL is the premier organization …

Bonita Stanton, M.D. and David Kountz, M.D., MBA Receive Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards

May 31st, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that two of the health network’s esteemed physician leaders recently received Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards. The award winners are: Bonita Stanton, M.D., founding dean, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at …

Hackensack Meridian Health’s Center for Discovery and Innovation Held its Official Opening

May 30th, 2019 — The towering research building on the border of Clifton and Nutley has been renovated, equipped and staffed with highly accomplished scientists as part of a $65 million investment by the health care system. Watch the Videohttps://www.northjersey.com/story/news/health/2019/05/30/facility-clifton-nj-roche-site-targets-cancer-infectious-disease/1229404001/

New Jersey American Water Invests $2.8 Million in Mendham Borough Infrastructure

May 30th, 2019 — New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 8,000 feet of aging water main in Mendham Borough this summer. The company will upgrade the water lines, installed as far back as the 1930s, with larger, ductile iron main. This project will take …

NJ LEEP Celebrates Leadership in Diversity Honoring C. Allen Parker, Interim CEO & President, Wells Fargo

May 30th, 2019 — On May 29, NJ LEEP will honor C. Allen Parker, Interim CEO and President of Wells Fargo, at its annual Leadership in Diversity Gala at the Westin in Jersey City, N.J. The event, which celebrates NJ LEEP’s academic success and …

Norris McLaughlin’s Lori Kayne to Speak at United Way Caregiver Education Program

May 30th, 2019 — Lori Kayne, MSS, LSW, C-ASWCM, Geriatric Social Worker of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will co-present “Walkers, Canes and Hearing Aides – Why Won’t They Use Them and What Can I Do?” hosted by United Way of Northern New Jersey …

Genova Burns LLC Partner Sworn in as New Board Trustee With the New Jersey Bar Association

May 30th, 2019 — Kathleen Barnett Einhorn, partner at Genova Burns LLC, was sworn into the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey State Bar Association on May 16.  Einhorn was selected to serve as an at-large trustee, along with two other new members, …

CohnReznick LLP Elects David Kessler Next Chief Executive Officer

May 30th, 2019 — CohnReznick LLP, one of the top advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the U.S., announced today that its partnership has elected David A. Kessler, a veteran CohnReznick executive, to serve as the firm’s next Chief Executive Officer. Kessler will assume …

JCP&L Names Three New External Affairs Consultants

May 30th, 2019 — Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has named three new external affairs consultants to serve as liaisons with elected officials and to support local community involvement activities. Carol Bianchi will work out of JCP&L’s Summit facility, serving all or parts of …

Hackensack University Medical Center Graduates Fourth Class of Operation Hackensack S.M.A.R.T. Soldiers

May 29th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently graduated its fourth class of soldiers who participated in Operation Hackensack S.M.A.R.T. (Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training). The program, a partnership with all of the uniformed services, focuses on high-quality, individualized specialty …

Worldpay and Next Level Performance Give Back with Community Service Event in the Bahamas

May 29th, 2019 — Next Level Performance and its client partner Worldpay collaborated on an impactful community service event in the Bahamas. With a shared philosophy of corporate social responsibility, both companies were proud to deliver this important event. Worldpay and Next Level worked …

Englewood Hospital Achieves Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award

May 29th, 2019 — Englewood Hospital has received the 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, placing it among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for patient safety. “Receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades speaks to the unwavering commitment of …

CCM #1 Again in New Jersey for Alumni Who Earn Top Salaries

May 29th, 2019 — County College of Morris (CCM) has done it again. For the third consecutive year, CCM has ranked number one in New Jersey for associate degree holders who earn the highest salaries, according to PayScale. PayScale’s 2018-19 “Best Community Colleges in New …

Atlantic Stewardship Bank Donates Over $1,061,500 Million to Support Our Community

May 23rd, 2019 — ASB recently made the announcement that, over the past twelve months, it has donated over $1,061,500 in charitable contributions to more than 300 recipients through the Bank’s unique Tithing Program. ASB is privileged to tithe or give back 10% of …

Riker Danzig partner Elected to Chair of the Taxation Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association

May 23rd, 2019 — Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that Jason Navarino, a partner in Riker Danzig’s Corporate and Tax Groups, has been elected Chair of the Taxation Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The announcement …

New Jersey Business Action Center Offers Digital Guide to Business Assistance and Incentive Programs

May 23rd, 2019 — New Jersey business owners can now readily access state assistance and incentive program information thanks to a new digital addition to the New Jersey Business Action Center’s (NJBAC) website – a guide that serves as a companion to the work …

Port Authority Prepared to Handle More Than Six Million Travelers During 2019 Memorial Day Weekend

May 23rd, 2019 — More than six million travelers – including a record number of passengers using the Port Authority’s four major airports – are expected to travel through the agency’s facilities during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend – from Friday, May 24, through …

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Congratulates Supervisor On Passage Of CPA Exam

May 23rd, 2019 — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, is proud to announce that Charles “Charlie” Mitros has passed the CPA exam. Mitros was recently promoted from Staff Accountant to Supervisor at the firm.  In this role, he oversees, guides, and trains accounting staff, …

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Appoints New Chief Nursing Officer

May 23rd, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently welcomed Ellen Angelo, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN, of Holmdel, NJ, as Chief Nursing Officer. Ellen previously served as vice president, chief nursing officer at Ocean Medical Center and has held a …

DP Property Management Sees Continued Shift from Home Ownership to Rentals

May 23rd, 2019 — According to the U.S. Census Bureau, home ownership fell from 69.4% to 64.2% between 2004 and 2018, with an associated rise in renting households from 31.2% in 2006 to 36.6% in 2016. The National Apartment Association has predicted apartment occupancy …

Florian Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., Recognized by the American Academy of Neurology for his work in Emerging Science

May 23rd, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that Florian Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation Center of Excellence and chair of the Department of Neurology at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center …

Cora A. Caver Joins Archer Law

May 23rd, 2019 — Cora A. Caver has joined Archer as an Associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Cora represents employers in employment litigation matters and contract disputes. A significant portion of Cora’s practice is focused on  defending clients against a variety …

Celebrated Architects’ Historic Gift Injects New Energy into the College of Architecture and Design

May 22nd, 2019 — New Jersey Institute of Technology has renamed its College of Architecture and Design for J. Robert and Barbara A. Hillier to reflect the globally renowned architects’ historic donation to the university. Their gift, the university’s largest ever, will enrich the architecture and design program in many ways: with scholarships that diversify the pool …

NAI Hanson’s Levering and DePaolera Complete Office Lease at Continental Plaza, Hackensack

May 22nd, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has negotiated a lease on behalf of The Solomon Page Group at Continental Plaza Office Center’s 401-433 Hackensack Avenue in Hackensack, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s W. Joshua Levering, SIOR, and Nicholas DePaolera represented the …

Horizon to Distribute 200,000 Drug Disposal Packets to Combat Opioid Abuse

May 22nd, 2019 — Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced on Tuesday it is distributing free drug disposal packets to 55,000 members. Horizon will also partner with law enforcement and community organizations to distribute an additional 123,000 packets to help …

Her Art Here: United Unveils Winning Designs by Female Artists for Upcoming Aircraft Paint Job

May 20th, 2019 — United Airlines revealed the two winning designs, selected through a combination of official judging and public voting, for Her Art Here, a first-of-its-kind contest designed to find and uplift underrepresented women artists by providing a chance to have their work painted …

Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Raises $500,000 for John Theurer Cancer Center at Inaugural Springtime in Paris Gala

May 20th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce it has raised $500,000 to benefit Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center at its inaugural “Springtime in Paris” gala. The gala was held on Friday, May 10 …

Lakeland Bank Named Best Bank in Sussex County

May 20th, 2019 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce that it has been named the Best Bank in Sussex County. It is the 14th consecutive year that Lakeland Bank has won the award. “To be recognized for 14 consecutive years is truly gratifying and …

U.S. Department of Transportation Tentatively Grants United Airlines Authority to Operate New Service to Tokyo Haneda

May 17th, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that United Airlines was tentatively granted a total of four daily nonstop flights to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND). The slots will be allocated for flights from United’s hubs at Newark Liberty International …

Gregory Fredrickson, P.E. Joins STV as Vice President

May 15th, 2019 — Gregory N. Fredrickson, P.E., an authority in airport design with more than 25 years of engineering experience in the aviation market sector, has joined STV as a vice president. Fredrickson has been tapped to serve as STV’s national aviation leader …

NJEDA, NJMEP Announce Manufacturing Resource Guide Pilot Program

May 15th, 2019 — The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) today announced a pilot program to expand a Manufacturing Resource Guide. The initiative builds upon NJMEP’s current Educational Resource Directory and will provide additional resources and …

Six Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Receive an ‘A’ for Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group

May 15th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce that six hospitals were awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Guide. The designation recognizes the network’s hospitals for their efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing …

UnitedHealthcare Helps Support Moms’ and Babies’ Health Before and After Delivery with New Bundled Payment Program for Maternity Care

May 15th, 2019 — UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, has introduced a new bundled payment program for maternity care to help support the well-being of moms and babies before and after delivery by closing gaps in care and encouraging healthy, full-term pregnancies. …

Norris McLaughlin’s Karolina Dehnhard Named in 2018 Top Women in Law

May 14th, 2019 — Karolina A. Dehnhard, Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its New Jersey Matrimonial & Family Law Group was named one of the 20 Top Women in Law 2018 by the New Jersey Law Journal.  The 2018 honorees include lawyers who have differing …

Endocrinologist J. Thomas Chon, M.D., Joins Valley Medical Group

May 14th, 2019 — Valley Medical Group (VMG) is pleased to welcome J. Thomas Chon, M.D., to its endocrinology practice. In addition to treating endocrinology patients, Dr. Chon will be leading Valley Medical Group in coordinating and providing comprehensive medical care to the growing …

Hackensack Meridian Health Team Members Honored by the NJ American Academy of Pediatrics

May 14th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that four of its team members have been honored by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP) at the NJAAP’s 9th Annual New Jersey Children’s Ball, an evening dedicated …

Norris McLauglin’s Peter Hutcheon Reappointed to Jurimetrics Journal Editorial Board

May 14th, 2019 — Peter D. Hutcheon, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been appointed to the 2019-2020 Jurimetrics Journal Editorial Board.  Jurimetrics is the publication of the Science & Technology Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA).  It is an international journal concerned with …

PKF O’Connor Davies Welcomes Hodulik & Morrison, PA

May 14th, 2019 — PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms, announced today that Hodulik & Morrison, PA, an accounting and auditing firm based in Highland Park, NJ, has joined the Firm. The announcement is the latest …

Dewberry’s Matthew Alboum Named ACECNJ 2019 Young Professional of the Year

May 14th, 2019 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that structural engineer Matthew Alboum, PE, has been named Young Professional of the Year for 2019 by the American Council of Engineering Companies’ New Jersey Chapter (ACECNJ). Alboum accepted the award …

STV Welcomes New Chief Human Resources Officer

May 14th, 2019 — Sonja Glatzhofer, a veteran human resources leader with nearly 30 years of experience representing a wide range of market sectors, has joined STV as vice president and chief human resources officer. She will be based in the firm’s New York …

Matthew J. Schiller Named Fellow in American College of Real Estate Lawyers

May 14th, 2019 — Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis is proud to announce that Matthew J. Schiller, a partner in the firm’s Real Estate and Redevelopment & Land Use Departments, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.  The American College of Real Estate …

Wells Fargo Survey: Business Owners Show Strong Optimism, Confidence in Economy

May 9th, 2019 — Optimism among small business owners is strong, according to the latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index conducted April 1-5. The survey also revealed that over half of business owners reported little impact to their tax situation along with a …

Malcolm McLaren, Founder and CEO, McLaren Engineering Group, Named Finalist for EY’s 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year®

May 9th, 2019 — EY has announced that Malcolm G. McLaren, founder and CEO, McLaren Engineering Group, is a finalist for the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year® New Jersey Award. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards in the U.S., the program …

Englewood Health Launches Nurse Residency Program

May 9th, 2019 — Englewood Health has launched a new nurse residency program, a training initiative designed to ensure that nurses with a year or less of experience transition into practice with skill and confidence. Englewood Health’s acute care hospital is the first healthcare …

Conrac Solutions Closes on Financing for Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility at Newark Liberty International Airport

May 9th, 2019 — Conrac Solutions today announced the innovative, successful private financing of the new Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility planned for Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The recent approval by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey brings the airport one …

PSE&G Unveils New Customer Call Center in Newark

May 9th, 2019 — PSE&G, joined by state and local officials, today marked the opening of the utility’s new 24/7 customer call center in Newark, providing a boost to the city’s growing economy by bringing additional employees to work in the city and shop, …

Archer’s Jeffrey Gradone, Alex Paul Genato & Kristin Yu to Speak at NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City

May 7th, 2019 — Jeffrey M. Gradone, Alex Paul Genato, and Kristin Yu, attorneys at Archer in Princeton, N.J., will be on the faculty for Advanced Topics and Ethical Considerations for Property Tax Appeals, a continuing legal education seminar on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, …

Hackensack Meridian Health’s Florian Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., Recognized by the American Academy of Neurology for Scientific Distinction

May 7th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that Florian Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation Center of Excellence and chair of the Department of Neurology at Hackensack University Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian …

PKF O’Connor Davies Announces New Practice Area Specializing in the Cannabis Industry

May 7th, 2019 — PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms, announced today that Noam Hirschberger will serve as the leader of the Firm’s new practice area focused on the rapidly expanding cannabis industry. This new practice …

Cole Schotz Secures Complete Victory for Procida Funding

May 7th, 2019 — Cole Schotz P.C. secured a complete victory for Procida Funding, along with its managing member William Procida and former executive John Mullane, in a suit in which a former employee sought more than $2 million, claiming he had an equity …

Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized among Newsweek’s Best Hospitals USA

May 7th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce its recognition among Newsweek’s Best Hospitals – USA. Newsweek’s – Best Hospitals USA list was compiled from broader research pertaining to hospitals in 11 countries around the world. According …

NJIT and Union County College Launch Joint Academic Agreement

May 7th, 2019 — Union County College (UCC) students pursuing an associate degree in either science or applied sciences are now able to seamlessly transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree programs — from engineering and architecture to computing and management, and more — …

Best in the World: Bergen Community College’s Honor Society Chapter

May 6th, 2019 — Bergen Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society chapter, Alpha Epsilon Phi, has earned an institution-record 23 honors at the organization’s annual convention in Orlando, Florida including the international and regional “Most Distinguished Chapter” awards, thus making Bergen’s chapter No. …

Lakeland Bank Celebrates 50 Years of Relationship Banking and Community Commitment

May 6th, 2019 — Half a century after opening its doors for business in Newfoundland, N.J., Lakeland Bank has grown to a network of more than 50 offices throughout the state. In every market Lakeland Bank serves, it is committed to meeting the financial …

Guardian Data Destruction Meets with Puerto Rican Officials

May 3rd, 2019 — Glenn Laga, president at Guardian Data Destruction, was invited to meet with Puerto Rico government officials to better understand the economic and investment opportunity within Puerto Rico as well as learn about how Act 73 can benefit GDD. Act 73 …

Sills Cummis & Gross Welcomes Eight Attorneys

May 3rd, 2019 — Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce the addition of eight attorneys, who bring diverse experience to the Firm and our clients. Ivette P. Alvarado ǀ Member ǀ Real Estate ǀ Newark Ivette P. Alvarado focuses her practice on …

100,000 Strong in the America Innovation Fund Announces FDU Awarded Santander Bank-Sponsored Grant

May 3rd, 2019 — The U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators announce the latest Innovation Fund grant winning teams sponsored by Santander Bank in this hemispheric-wide education initiative. The Innovation Fund inspires U.S. universities and colleges …

NJIT Expands to Jersey City

May 3rd, 2019 — Starting fall 2019, New Jersey Institute of Technology’s (NJIT) Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC) will offer part-time and full-time graduate-level programs in data science at a location just steps from the Exchange Place PATH station in the waterfront district …

Alfred Sanzari Enterprises Helps National Law Firm Grow in Hackensack

May 3rd, 2019 — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises has inked a lease expansion with Kaufman Dolowich Voluck for 14,745 square feet of office space at Court Plaza North located at 25 Main Street in Hackensack, N.J. The lease expansion marks the second time that Kaufman Dolowich …

Think Tank with Steve Adubato Launches May 11th & 12th

May 2nd, 2019 — Think Tank with Steve Adubato premieres Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12on PBS stations, Thirteen/WNET and NJTV.  Taped out of the Agnes Varis NJTV Studio in downtown Newark, Think Tank brings together thought leaders, innovators and experts to explore the …

Team Columbia Completes Another Community Project

May 2nd, 2019 — This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently helped to “spruce up” a senior citizen home in Woodbridge, part of their “Tooling Around The Township Program.”  As a result, the exterior foundation of the home was painted and the yard …

CIANJ Joins Build Gateway Now Coalition

May 2nd, 2019 — CIANJ is proud to announce it has joined Build Gateway Now which is seeking to secure full funding and support from the federal government for this critical infrastructure project. Build Gateway Now is a coalition of 40 civic, labor, business, …

Chris Fifis Joins Grassi & Co. as Director of Business Development

May 2nd, 2019 — Leading accounting, tax and advisory firm, Grassi & Co., is proud to announce that Chris Fifis will be joining the firm as Director of Business Development. With this newest addition to the Grassi leadership team, the firm’s clients and prospects …

U.S. Marine Veteran Charts a New Path at Berkeley College in New York City

May 2nd, 2019 — “I have always loved a challenge and to see how far I could push myself,” said Mr. Zambrano, a resident of Lyndhurst, NJ. “I wanted to be part of something bigger and greater than myself.” From the first time he …

Member News — Danielle DeFilippis Named Co-Chair of Norris McLaughlin IP Practice Group

May 1st, 2019 — Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been named Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. She will serve with Bruce S. Londa, who has chaired the group for the past five years. “I am …

Member News — Investors Bank Appoints Michael MacIntyre To Serve as the Head of Business Banking

May 1st, 2019 — Investors Bank has appointed Michael MacIntyre as the Director of its Business and Government Banking units. Mr. MacIntyre, who brings a diverse range of domestic and international banking expertise, will report to Investors Bank’s Chief Retail Banking Officer William Brown. …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Welcomes Martin Gizzi, M.D., Ph.D. as Director of Cerebrovascular Diseases

May 1st, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center welcomes Martin Gizzi, M.D., as director, Division of Cerebrovascular Diseases at Hackensack University Medical Center, where he will lead the Comprehensive Stroke Center. “Dr. Gizzi is a welcome addition to our Neuroscience Institute,” …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin Highlighted in Chambers USA 2019

May 1st, 2019 — Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is proud to announce that Chambers USA, one of the oldest and most prestigious legal listings in the world, has named the firm and two of its lawyers to its list of leading law firms and lawyers …

Member News — NAI James E. Hanson Continues to Expand Healthcare Team with Addition of New Associate Vice President

May 1st, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces that Barton Schack has joined its Teterboro, N.J. office as an Associate Vice President. Schack will work closely on healthcare real estate consulting and leasing as well as office and industrial leasing and sales in the …

Member News — Montclair State’s Graduate School Launches New Programs

May 1st, 2019 — Montclair State University has launched the first graduate-level Computational Linguistics program in New Jersey, an interdisciplinary master’s degree that merges a love of language with technology. The University has also introduced Social Research and Analysis to The Graduate School offerings. …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin’s Andrew Linden and Lana Ros to Speak at Cannabis Labyrinth Workshop

April 26th, 2019 — Andrew D. Linden and Svetlana (Lana) Ros, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be panelists at the Cannabis Labyrinth Workshop Friday, May 3, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at The Imperia in Somerset. This first-ever educational workshop is …

Member News — Brian Flaherty, Senior VP of STV, Dies

April 26th, 2019 — Brian J. Flaherty, a STV senior vice president who was a long-time leader and innovator at the firm, died on April 15 following an illness. He was 77. Flaherty joined STV in 1995 and brought with him an astute and …

Member News — Chambers USA 2019 Ranks 37 Lowenstein Sandler Lawyers and 11 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.

April 26th, 2019 — Lowenstein Sandler is proud to announce that the 2019 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked 37 of our lawyers and 11 practice areas. The rankings are the result of Chambers and Partners’ interviews with clients and members of the …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Honored for Environmental Excellence by Practice Greenhealth

April 26th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce it received a System for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth. The network was selected as an Environmental Excellence Award winner for its commitment to improving environmental performance and achieving a top standard of …

Member News — Timothy Willox, M.D., Joins Valley as Vice President and Chief Physician Executive for Valley Medical Group

April 26th, 2019 — Valley Medical Group (VMG) is pleased to welcome Timothy W. Willox, M.D., as its Vice President and Chief Physician Executive. Dr. Willox joined Valley on April 8. Dr. Willox is a seasoned physician and executive with more than 17 years …

Member News — American Society of Clinical Oncology Appoints Two Englewood Health Cancer Center Leaders to their Expert Panel

April 26th, 2019 — The American Society of Clinical Oncology recently appointed Englewood Health’s Steven T. Brower, MD, medical director of The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center and chief of surgical oncology, and Minaxi P. Jhawer, MD, chief of hematology and oncology, …

Member News — Valley Receives National Awards for Achievements in Sustainability

April 26th, 2019 — For a fourth consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has received national accolades for its achievement and innovation in environmental sustainability practices from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. Valley received the Greenhealth Emerald …

Member News — Joshua L. Weiner and Paul I. Weiner Join Coughlin Duffy LLP

April 26th, 2019 — Coughlin Duffy LLP is pleased to announce that Joshua L. Weiner and Paul I. Weiner will join the Firm on May 1, 2019. Joshua Weiner will join as a Partner and Chair of the Employment and Labor Practice Group. Paul …

CIANJ Partners with Fabulous Foods Catering & Event Company

April 25th, 2019 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey is proud to announce its new partnership with Fabulous Foods – a premiere catering, design and event planning business. CIANJ found Fabulous Foods is the perfect partner to bring culinary excellence and …

Member News — NAI Hanson Negotiates Sale of Two-Acre Redevelopment Site in Fairfiel

April 25th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has negotiated the sale of a two-acre redevelopment site at 212 Passaic Avenue in Fairfield, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Dominic Fittizzi represented the seller, Passaic Ave Realty LLC, in the transaction. Situated directly …

Member News — FDU Rothman Institute’s 27th Annual New Jersey Family Business of the Year Awards 2019

April 25th, 2019 — The most prestigious acknowledgment of the power of family business in the State of New Jersey. Each year, the Rothman Institute coordinates this annual event with other corporate sponsors to select the finest family businesses in the state. Nomination/application deadline …

Member News — PSE&G and Highland Park Announce Landfill Solar Storage System

April 25th, 2019 — Public Service Electric and Gas Co. and the Borough of Highland Park, New Jersey today announced that work has started on a solar storage system that will be built on the borough’s former municipal landfill. The project will be the …

Member News — Englewood Health Appoints Adam Arnofsky, MD, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery

April 25th, 2019 — Englewood Health has appointed Adam G. Arnofsky, MD, chief of cardiothoracic surgery. A member of the hospital’s medical staff, Dr. Arnofsky has been director of cardiac surgery services since 2009. He has served as acting chief since last year’s retirement …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Executive Honored For Public Service Leadership

April 25th, 2019 — Matrix New World Engineering Vice President, Venetia Lannon, was honored by the Gowanus Canal Conservancy (GCC) at their April 18th Gowanus Spring Gala at Industry City in Sunset Park, 220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY. The GCC, which supports the development …

Member News — Fourth Edition of Land Development Handbook by Dewberry Released

April 25th, 2019 — The fourth edition of the Land Development Handbook, a widely used reference for design professionals, students, and private and public land developers, is now available from publisher McGraw-Hill. Authored by Dewberry and originally published in 1995, the first three editions …

Member News — Columbia Bank Celebrates First Year As Public Company

April 25th, 2019 — Columbia Bank recently celebrated their first year as a publicly-traded company listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “CLBK”. Members of Columbia’s headquarters staff are shown taking part in a special anniversary celebration on the front lawn …

Member News — Bristol-Myers Squibb Makes Initial Site Integration Decisions; Will Maintain Key Strategic Celgene Sites

April 25th, 2019 — Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced initial site integration decisions in connection with the Company’s pending merger with Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG). The Company plans to maintain presence in three strategic Celgene U.S. geographies, including: Summit, N.J., San Diego …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Appoints Theresa M. Brodrick as Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive

April 25th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is pleased to announce the appointment of Theresa M. Brodrick, RN, Ph.D., NE-BC, to the position of executive vice president, network chief nurse executive, effective April 1, 2019. “Theresa …

Member News — All Smiles for Award-Winning Dental Hygiene Professor at Bergen Community College

April 22nd, 2019 — Bergen Community College dental hygiene professor Joanna Campbell, RDH, FAADH, has earned the institution’s 2018-19 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award. “Professor Campbell is an excellent instructor in the dental hygiene program who has distinguished herself …

Member News — Atlantic Health System Hospitals Recognized for Environmental Sustainability; Overlook Again Named Among Practice Greenhealth’s ‘Top 25’

April 19th, 2019 — Atlantic Health System continues to be an environmental leader, with each of its hospitals recognized for their accomplishments in environmental sustainability.  Overlook Medical Center once again earned Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor, the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award, for the second …

Member News — Holy Name Medical Center is First Site in U.S. to Offer Advanced Keytruda Immunotherapy for Endometrial Cancer

April 18th, 2019 — Holy Name Medical Center has boosted its arsenal of gynecologic cancer-fighting therapies by becoming the first site in the U.S. where the groundbreaking immunotherapy medication Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) is being used to treat eligible patients with endometrial cancer. This treatment is …

Member News — Morristown Medical Center Only Hospital in New Jersey Enrolling Patients in CardiAMP Heart Failure Trial

April 18th, 2019 — Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, is the first and only hospital in New Jersey to enroll patients in the pivotal CardiAMP Heart Failure Trial. The Phase III clinical trial is enrolling patients who have heart failure following …

Member News — NEH Grant Connects Criminal Justice, Humanities at Bergen Community College

April 18th, 2019 — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a $35,000 Humanities Connections Grant to Bergen Community College to expand the role of the humanities in the College’s criminal justice courses. Selected from 139 proposals, Bergen was the only community …

Member News — Ramapo College Announces Tiki Barber as Keynote Speaker at the 2019 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

April 18th, 2019 — Tiki Barber serves as co-host of CBS Sports Radio’s national afternoon program, “Tiki & Tierney,” alongside broadcast partner, Brandon Tierney. The show, heard across the country from 3 p.m.-6 p.m., ET, airs on the nation’s largest 24/7 major-market radio network, …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin Rebuilds New Jersey Matrimonial & Family Law Department; Names New Chair

April 18th, 2019 — The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to announce the revival of its New Jersey Matrimonial and Family Law Department, by welcoming Karolina A. Dehnhard and David R. Tawil as Members. They join the firm after leaving the …

Member News — Citrin Cooperman Expands Healthcare Practice

April 18th, 2019 — Citrin Cooperman is pleased to announce that Josh Berlin and Heather Spillman have joined as principals in the firm’s Healthcare Practice.  Josh will co-lead the Healthcare Practice, along with current leaders, Aaron Cohen, John Bryan, and Michael Criscione.  Josh and Heather join the firm after serving as managing …

Member News — NAI James E. Hanson Named Exclusive Leasing Brokerage for 370,000-Square-Foot Flex Park in Allendale

April 18th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has been named the exclusive leasing agent for The Allendale Industrial Park, a 370,000-square-foot, seven-building flex/industrial park, at 1-3, 5-7 Pearl Court and 59 Route 17 South in Allendale, N.J. The assignment will be …

Member News — CohnReznick Ranked 11th in 2020 Vault Accounting Top 50 List

April 18th, 2019 — CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, has been ranked 11th in the 2020 Vault Accounting 50, a ranking of the 50 best accounting firms to work for in North America. The …

Member News — Valley Named Among World’s Best Hospitals

April 18th, 2019 — The Valley Hospital has been named one of the world’s best hospitals by Newsweek in its inaugural World’s Best Hospitals 2019 list. The World’s Best Hospitals 2019 ranking lists the 1,000 best hospitals in 11 countries: USA, Canada, Germany, France, …

Member News — United Airlines Preparing New Nonstop Seasonal Service Between New York/Newark and Cape Town, South Africa

April 16th, 2019 — United Airlines today applied with the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to begin new service between New York/Newark Liberty International Airport and Cape Town International Airport. United plans to operate nonstop three-times weekly flights to Cape Town starting in …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports River Edge Education Foundation

April 16th, 2019 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $15,000 grant to the River Edge Education Foundation. The donation is part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The grant …

Member News — Finance Veteran Shares Professional Journey, Career Advice with Berkeley College MBA Students

April 15th, 2019 — John Lovisolo, Chief Operating Officer at Coherence Capital Partners and a more than 20-year veteran in the investment and finance industry, recently shared his professional journey and career advice as part of the Berkeley College MBA Executive Speaker Series. Mr. …

Member News — Columbia-Bound Bergen Community College Student Earns Scholarship

April 15th, 2019 — Won Joon Kang, a business administration student at Bergen Community College, has been named a Fall 2018 Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholar by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and has received a $1,000 scholarship. Kang, of Mahwah, is the …

Member News — NJIT Announces Launch of “Newark Live Local” Incentive Program

April 15th, 2019 — Beginning April 15, 2019, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will join a growing citywide initiative introduced to encourage its employees to “live local.” NJIT President Joel S. Bloom formally announced that the university will provide its faculty and staff …

Member News — Spencer Savings Bank Donates $30,000 Towards Historic NJ Paper Plant Destruction, Assists Employees And Honors First Responders

April 12th, 2019 — Spencer Savings Bank recently made a $30,000 donation to benefit those who suffered through the Marcal Paper Plant fire tragedy. The historic New Jersey paper plant was destroyed in late January. A $25,000 donation was made to the Marcal employees …

Member News — Englewood Health Physician Network Opens Multispecialty Practice in Cliffside Park

April 11th, 2019 — Last week the Englewood Health Physician Network marked the grand opening of its first multispecialty practice, bringing primary care and specialty care to residents of Cliffside Park and the neighboring community. Englewood Health Physician Network – Cliffside Park offers both …

Member News — Berkeley College to Honor Karen Pena with 2019 Alumna of the Year Award

April 11th, 2019 — Berkeley College will honor Karen Pena of Elmwood Park, NJ, with the 2019 Alumna of the Year award during its Commencement ceremony on May 10, 2019, at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The award is presented annually to a Berkeley College …

Don’t Miss Out! The World Comes To New Jersey

April 11th, 2019 — Do you want to network with business leaders from around the world? Do you want to meet investors who are thinking of establishing their business operations in New Jersey? Help us show investors why they should ExploreNJ. CIANJ is proud …

Member News — SCARINCI HOLLENBECK’S NEW YORK SECURITIES OFFERINGS LAW GROUP SUCCESSFULLY ASSISTS 8I ENTERPRISES ACQUISITION CORP. IN $57.5 MILLION IPO

April 10th, 2019 — Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Securities & Investment Banking law group successfully provided legal support to the underwriters of the offering of securities of 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp. which raised a total of $57.5 million in an initial public offering (IPO) this week, selling 5 …

Member News — Sills Cummis & Gross Welcomes William L. Wilkins

April 10th, 2019 — Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce the addition of William L. Wilkins as an Associate in the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group in the Newark office. Mr. Wilkins represents public and private companies in connection with a wide array …

Member News — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Sponsors Annual Installation Reception for ACDL-NJ

April 10th, 2019 — On May 2, Pashman Stein Walder Hayden will be sponsoring the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey Annual Installation Reception.  Attorney Aidan O’Connor is the current Vice President of ACDL-NJ.  Joe Hayden, Alan Silber, and Justin Walder are …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin’s Lana Ros Speaks on CDS for Camden and Burlington County Medical Societies

April 8th, 2019 — Lana Ros, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., presented “Legal Implications of Prescribing CDS: What Every Physician Should Know” at a seminar hosted by the Camden County and Burlington County Medical Societies, Tuesday, April 2, at the Tavistock Country …

Member News — NJ Association of Financial Aid Administrators Honors Berkeley College Associate Vice President of Financial Aid

April 8th, 2019 — Alex Guiral, Associate Vice President, Financial Aid, Berkeley College, was among the honorees at the New Jersey Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NJASFAA) 2019 Spring Conference, held in March 2019. He is a resident of Hamilton, NJ. Mr. Guiral …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert C. Garrett Featured Speaker at Becker’s Hospital Review’s 10th Annual Meeting

April 8th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert C. Garrett addressed the nation’s major health care experts in Chicago Thursday, calling for more innovative care delivery, greater support of medical education and new strategies to transform behavioral health care. With more than 3,000 …

Member News — Goya Foods, New Jersey Devils & Prudential Center Donate 63,356 Pounds of Food to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey

April 8th, 2019 — Goya Foods, in partnership with the New Jersey Devils, and Prudential Center donated 63,356 pounds of food to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, as part of its annual Day of Service. On Tuesday, April 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., …

Member News — Five McCarter Attorneys Promoted to Partnership

April 8th, 2019 — Five McCarter attorneys, resident in four of the firm’s offices and four of its practice groups, have been elevated to partnership. The new partners, effective April 1, 2019, are Philip Amoa, a Philadelphia- and Delaware-based corporate attorney; Kevin Conoscenti, a …

Member News — New Jersey Co-Managing Partner Charles F. Kenny Honored in New Jersey Law Journal’s 2019 Professional Excellence Awards

April 8th, 2019 — Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Charles F. Kenny, Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s New Jersey offce, has been selected by the New Jersey Law Journal (NJLJ) as a Mentor Honoree in its annual 2019 Professional …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Announces 2019 Promotions

April 5th, 2019 — Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following officer promotions. Alethea Batts promoted to Senior Vice President – Learning and Development. Batts joined Lakeland in 2017 as Vice President, Learning and Development. Prior to that, she …

NJEDA Small Business Lease Assistance Program Application Now Live

April 5th, 2019 — The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced applications for the Small Business Lease Assistance Program are now available. The program, which reimburses small businesses a portion of annual lease payments for new or additional space leased in targeted cities …

Member News — Valley Bank Honored by ADP with [email protected] Award

April 4th, 2019 — Valley National Bank today announced it has received the 2019 [email protected] Award for its commitment to driving workplace innovation from ADP®, a leading global technology company providing human capital management (HCM) solutions. Valley is being recognized for its dedication to implementing …

Member News — DCSC, Inc. and Mindcore, Inc. Announce Integration Partnership Utilizing Supply Chain Solutions on a Hosting Platform

April 4th, 2019 — Mindcore is pleased to announce their direct partnership with DCSC, Inc.. The partnership will offer existing and future customers the capability to utilize DCSC supply chain solutions on Mindcore’s hosting platform. DCSC Inc. is the developer of DCWarehouse© Automation (a wireless WMS …

Member News — STV Promotes Tony Augustin to Vice President

April 4th, 2019 — Tertulien “Tony” Augustin, P.E., a civil engineer and project manager with a wealth of expertise in urban transportation and infrastructure planning and design, has been promoted to vice president of STV. Augustin, a 30-year industry veteran, joined STV in 2017 …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Holds Ceremonial Flag Raising to Kick off Donate Life Month

April 4th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently celebrated the gift of life: organ donation.  To commemorate National Donate Life Month, the medical center raised the New Jersey Sharing Network Flag to honor organ and tissue donors. In 2018, Hackensack …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Water Experts to Present at 92nd Annual AZ Water Conference & Expo

April 4th, 2019 — Two industry experts from Matrix New World Engineering will present at the 92nd Annual AZ Water Conference & Expo on April 16-18, 2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center, South Building, 33 South 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ. Harry Benton, R.G. will …

Member News — First-Ever Computer Club Hackathon Draws Crowd of Coders at Montclair State University

April 3rd, 2019 — Last year, the Montclair State University Computer Club had a simple request: it wanted to hold a hackathon. On Saturday, March 30, the club got its wish. Nearly 200 people gathered in the Student Center to participate in the Club’s …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin’s Shana Siegel and Lori Kayne to Present CEU Program for Social Workers

April 3rd, 2019 — Shana Siegel, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A. and Chair of its Elder Care and Special Needs Law Practice Group, and Lori Kayne, the group’s Geriatric Social Worker, will present “Can Your Client Decide? The Ethical and Legal Issues of …

Member News — Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis Announces Nine Promotions and New Hires

April 2nd, 2019 — Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is pleased to announce that Robert J. Flanagan III and Maja M. Obradovic have been named partners in the firm.  Both are members of the firm’s Litigation Department and are based in our Woodbridge …

Member News — Successful Living Kidney Donor Chain Completed at Hackensack University Medical Center Saves Lives, Linking Families for Life

April 2nd, 2019 — In honor of National Donate Life Month, Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center announced its transplant team completed a unique living Kidney Transplant Donor chain – in which each living donor gives to a stranger and the chain keeps …

Member News — Sax Wealth Advisors Adds the Practice of Stuart B. Herrmann, CFP, CPA to Expanding Team of Wealth Advisors

April 2nd, 2019 — Sax Wealth Advisors LLC, an independent registered investment advisory firm with offices in Clifton, NJ, Pennington, NJ and New York City, has announced the addition of Stuart B. Herrmann, CFP®, CPA as Wealth Advisor effective April 1, 2019. Previously, Stuart …

Member News — Oya Tukel Appointed Dean of NJIT’s Martin Tuchman School of Management

April 2nd, 2019 — NJIT announces the appointment of Oya Tukel to dean of Martin Tuchman School of Management, effective July 1, 2019. Tukel received her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University and her doctorate in decision and …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Announces Appointment of Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking

April 1st, 2019 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market:  PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announce the hiring of Gregory M. Smith as Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking, effective today.  Greg takes ownership of Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Lending across the organization …

Member News — Eamonn K. Moran Joins LeClairRyan

April 1st, 2019 — Eamonn K. Moran has joined LeClairRyan as a partner on the firm’s banking industry team. He is resident in the national law firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Moran has extensive experience handling matters in the financial services industry, including those pertaining …

Member News — Lowenstein Sandler Boosts Fast-Growing Practices With Addition of Rachel Maimin From SDNY U.S. Attorney’s Office and H. Gregory Baker From SEC Enforcement Division

April 1st, 2019 — Lowenstein Sandler announced today that Rachel Maimin, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, and H. Gregory Baker, a former Senior Counsel in the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement Asset Management Unit, have joined …

Member News — CSG’s Edward Stevenson Named “Client Service All-Star” in BTI Report Recognizing 335 Attorneys Globally

April 1st, 2019 — CSG is proud to announce that Edward B. Stevenson, Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate & Securities Group, has been named a “Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting Group Inc. in its latest report, the BTI Client Service All-Stars 2019. Stevenson is one …

Member News — New Jersey Law Journal Honors Archer’s Thomas A. Muccifori With 2019 Professional Excellence Award for Mentorship

April 1st, 2019 — Archer is pleased to announce Thomas A. Muccifori has been chosen by the New Jersey Law Journal to receive its Professional Excellence Award in the area of Mentorship. Mr. Muccifori was chosen as a standout Mentor by the Journal, which sought to recognize attorneys …

Member News — Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal: The Best of 2018

April 1st, 2019 — Sax was named the “Best Accounting Firm”, a “Best Place to Work”, a “Fastest Growing Firm”, “Best at Giving Back” and “Best Technology Firm” in The Best of 2018 issue by Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal. Read the full article HERE.

Member News — Annmarie Simeone Elected Trustee of the Middlesex County Bar Association

April 1st, 2019 — Annmarie Simeone, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been elected to serve a two-year term as a Trustee of the Middlesex County Bar Association (MCBA). The annual installation of new officers and trustees of the MCBA will …

Member News — Jeff Furbish Joins Delta Dental Of New Jersey And Delta Dental Of Connecticut As Chief Sales Officer

March 29th, 2019 — Delta Dental of New Jersey and Delta Dental of Connecticut are pleased to announce Jeff Furbish has joined them as Chief Sales Officer. In this role, he will work to achieve strategic sales initiatives for small, mid-size, and large employers. …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Executive, Former New York Deputy Secretary for The Environment Under Governor Cuomo, Panelist on Water Day Symposium

March 29th, 2019 — Matrix New World Engineering’s Venetia Lannon, Vice President and former Deputy Secretary for the Environment under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, addressed a standing-room only crowd as a Panelist at the NY Blue Tech World Water Day event held on Friday, …

Member News — JD Supra Recognizes Norris McLaughlin Attorneys in 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

March 29th, 2019 — Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is proud to announce our inclusion in JD Supra’s “2019 Readers’ Choice Awards,” which acknowledges top authors and firms for their thought leadership in key areas. Recognized as top authors are Raymond G. Lahoud and William C. Menard for publications in …

Member News — Atlantic Health System Medical Centers Named Among World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek

March 29th, 2019 — Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center have been named among the World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek in its inaugural rating. The World’s Best Hospitals 2019 ranking is based on responses to an online survey sent to …

Member News — NAI Hanson Negotiates $6.6 Million Sale of Former United Water Headquarters in Harrington Park

March 29th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has negotiated the sale of a 9.2-acre parcel of land to Allegro Senior Living at 200 Old Hook Road in Harrington Park, N.J. for $6.62 million. NAI James E. Hanson’s Andrew Somple, SIOR, and Greg …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Celebrates Its Sixth Magnet® Designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission

March 27th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center received Magnet® recognition for the sixth time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC). Hackensack University Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to earn this designation six times and the …

Member News — Dewberry Welcomes Todd Yanoff as Vice President

March 27th, 2019 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that Todd Yanoff, PE, has joined the firm as a vice president and department manager of the water/wastewater construction services group in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Yanoff brings more than …

Member News — Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC Welcomes Morris County Office

March 27th, 2019 — Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC, North America’s leading, full-service business brokerage firm with more than 125 offices in the United States and Canada, recently announced the opening of a New Jersey office with its fifth and newest location in …

Member News — McLaren Engineering Group Announces New President

March 27th, 2019 — McLaren Engineering Group announced today that Jeremy Billig, P.E., has been named president. Billig, most recently the firm’s vice president and New York City regional director, will lead McLaren along with Malcolm McLaren, P.E., CEO and founder. Billig’s appointment follows …

Member News — Semeraro Secures Third Multimillion-dollar Settlement in as Many Months

March 27th, 2019 — Partner Mark J. Semeraro and associate Scott Fahrney secured a $4.9 million-dollar settlement for their client, Michael Guerrero, who sustained serious personal injuries and paralysis, evolving out of a single car, motor vehicle/dram shop accident, in the matter of Michael Guerrero vs. Andrew …

Member News — Citrin Cooperman Introduces the Gerald M. Lotenberg Annual Day of Service

March 27th, 2019 — Citrin Cooperman is proud to announce that the firm’s annual day of service has been renamed the Gerald M. Lotenberg Annual Day of Service in memory of their dear friend and partner, Gerald Milton Lotenberg, who passed away on March …

Member News — Danielle Corcione Recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal with 2019 New Leaders of the Bar Award

March 27th, 2019 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (CSG) is proud to announce that Danielle M. Corcione, Member with the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations Group, has been selected by the New Jersey Law Journal for its 2019 “New Leaders of …

Member News — Port Authority Reports New Monthly Records for February at Region’s Airports, Seaports & Goethals Bridge

March 27th, 2019 — The Port Authority announced today that its airports, seaport and Goethals Bridge continued to report record activity levels in February 2019, further building on record levels established in 2018. These record levels come at a time that the agency is …

Member News — Five Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Attorneys Listed as New Jersey Rising Stars

March 27th, 2019 — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, one of New Jersey’s premiere law firms, is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have been selected to the 2019 Rising Stars – New Jersey list. The 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising …

Member News — NJII’s Judith Sheft Appointed Chairwoman Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation

March 27th, 2019 — Judith A. Sheft, associate vice president of strategic relations and external affairs and senior adviser to the president of the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, has been appointed Chairwoman of the Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation, (GNEC). The …

Member News — Kristina Raevska Promoted to Vice President of STV

March 26th, 2019 — Kristina S. Raevska, senior counsel, has been promoted to vice president of STV. In this role, she advises senior management and professional staff on complex legal issues. Raevska’s responsibilities include working closely with STV project staff to address legal issues …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Honored by the Association for Corporate Growth NJ with The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

March 26th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) NJ will recognize the health network with The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at the ACG NJ Corporate Growth Conference and Awards this spring. “I look forward to …

Member News — Riker Danzig Counsel Lisa M. Jarmicki Named Fellow of Construction Lawyers Society of America

March 26th, 2019 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce Counsel Lisa M. Jarmicki has been selected as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. Jarmicki focuses her practice on all aspects of complex …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Remediation Expert to Present at International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies

March 26th, 2019 — Dr. Laurie LaPat-Polasko, Vice President and National Director of Remediation, Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) will present at the Fifth International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies.  The conference will be held at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor,  Baltimore, …

Member News — CCM to Host Morris Growth Conference for Area Businesses

March 26th, 2019 — Business owners looking for new strategies to grow their companies will have an opportunity to hear from leading experts in such areas as branding, peak performance, sales and more at Morris Growth Con 2019 at County College of Morris (CCM). …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Receives 2019 Star Award for Research Excellence from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Congress

March 26th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center was recently honored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Congress in San Diego. A research team, led by Joseph E. Parrillo, M.D., chair of the Heart and Vascular Hospital and the …

Member News — Bergen Community College Tobacco Use Goes Up in Smoke

March 25th, 2019 — Bergen Community College has received a $12,000 grant from the CVS Health Foundation and the American Cancer Society to develop campaigns targeting the elimination of smoking and tobacco use on- and off-campus. Although the College banned smoking on campus in …

Member News — STV Promotes John Ponzio to Senior Vice President

March 25th, 2019 — John Ponzio, an experienced rail and transit systems engineer whose leadership has led to significant growth at the firm, has been promoted to senior vice president of STV’s national systems practice. Ponzio has 20 years of experience within the transit …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Donates Over $1,061,500 Million to Support Our Community

March 25th, 2019 — ASB recently made the announcement that, over the past twelve months, it has donated over $1,061,500 in charitable contributions to more than 300 recipients through the Bank’s unique Tithing Program. ASB is privileged to tithe or give back 10% of …

Member News — Two Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Recognized as Centers of Excellence for TCAR Stroke Prevention Procedure

March 25th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most integrated health network, has two hospitals that have been named 2018 Centers of Excellence by the developer of an advanced stroke prevention procedure. Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune and Hackensack …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces The Appointment of Yvette Encarnacion As Senior Vice President, Human Resources

March 22nd, 2019 — Columbia Bank is pleased to announce that Yvette Encarnacion has been appointed to Senior Vice President, Human Resources. In her new role, Ms. Encarnacion will direct the bank’s Human Resources initiatives in recruitment, employee development, compensation, and employee relations. Prior …

Member News — Mitchell Crandell Promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

March 22nd, 2019 — Valley National Bancorp (NASDAQ:VLY), the holding company for Valley National Bank, has promoted Mitchell Crandell to Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer. Mitch joined Valley as Assistant Controller in 2005, quickly progressed to Controller and has been our Chief Accounting …

Companies That Care 2019 Salutes Corporate Generosity in New Jersey

March 22nd, 2019 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and COMMERCE Magazine recently hosted their seventh annual tribute to the kindness and generosity of the business community. Forty-five companies, including leading manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, banks and colleges and universities, were …

CIANJ Testimony on FY2020 Budget

March 20th, 2019 — Good Afternoon, Chairman Sarlo and members of the committee. My name is Tony Perry. I am the Director of Government Affairs for the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ). CIANJ is a statewide business advocacy group, with offices …

Member News — NAI Hanson Helps Premium CBD Brand Open Its First U.S. Retail Location

March 20th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has advised on a 1,200 square-foot lease for Palm Organix at Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, N.Y. NAI James E. Hanson’s Michael Walters, Executive Managing Director of NAI James E. Hanson’s Corporate Services …

Member News — NJII and Pall Corporation Form Agreement to Advance Cell & Gene Therapy Manufacturing

March 20th, 2019 — New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), a New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Corporation, has signed an Industry Participation Agreement with Pall Corporation (Pall) to support the development of its BioPharmaceutical Innovation iLab. The partnership will support two key Centers at …

Member News — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises Opens New Leasing Office at Glenpointe in Teaneck

March 20th, 2019 — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises announces the completion of their new 3,400-square-foot leasing office at the Glenpointe office complex at 200/300/400/500 Frank W. Burr Boulevard in Teaneck, N.J. Sitting on a 50-acre campus and comprising over 650,000 square feet of Class A …

Member News — SB One Bank Names Duarte Executive Vice President & CFO

March 20th, 2019 — SB One Bank announced today the appointment of Mr. Adriano Duarte to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Duarte succeeds former CFO Steven Fusco. Mr. Duarte brings with him more than 20 years of banking experience and …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Expands Bear’s Den Innovation Hubs to All Network Hospitals

March 19th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most integrated health network, is pleased to announce that it is expanding the successful innovation program, Bear’s Den, to all hospitals to encourage the network’s 34,000 team members to bring forth their best …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin Named Among Best Places to Work In New Jersey

March 19th, 2019 — The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey, ranking among the top 100 companies in the state for 2019. This survey and award program identifies, recognizes, and honors the top New …

Member News — Sax LLP Adds Transaction Advisory to Expanding Suite of Business Advisory Services

March 19th, 2019 — Accounting, tax and advisory leader Sax LLP has announced the addition of their Transaction Advisory Practice to their expanding service lines, aimed at assisting high-growth companies navigate complex transactions whether buying or selling, restructuring, or providing capital solutions. Sax is …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Physician, Joseph E. Parrillo, M.D. Co-Authors Fifth Edition of Critical Care Medicine Textbook

March 19th, 2019 — Joseph E. Parrillo, M.D., chair of the Heart and Vascular Hospital and the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Endowed Chair at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, has co-authored the fifth edition of “Critical Care Medicine: Principles of Diagnosis and …

Member News — The Valley Hospital Participates in Landmark Global Cardiac Clinical Trial

March 19th, 2019 — The Valley Hospital participated in a landmark clinical trial that evaluated the ability of a novel, fully absorbable antibacterial envelope – the Medtronic TYRX™ Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope – to reduce infections associated with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). The study …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin Welcomes Associate to New Jersey Office

March 18th, 2019 — The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Christopher Kwelty as an Associate.  He joins the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, concentrating in the area of complex and commercial litigation, including securities and class action matters. Kwelty has experience handling contractual disputes and …

Member News — Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Announces Nine Promotions and New Hires

March 18th, 2019 — Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is pleased to announce that Robert J. Flanagan III and Maja M. Obradovic have been named partners in the firm.  Both are members of the firm’s Litigation Department and are based in our Woodbridge office.  Mr. Flanagan concentrates his practice in …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Helps Family Promise of Bergen County Fight Homelessness

March 18th, 2019 — Family Promise of Bergen County has received $8,200 from the Columbia Bank Foundation for new windows, wall repairs, and bathroom and kitchen updates to a transitional apartment that will serve a family moving from the shelter system towards a steadier …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin’s Candice Huber Rienzo to Speak at ABA Section of Litigation Young Advocates CLE Program

March 18th, 2019 — Candice Huber Rienzo, an Associate of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be a panelist for “When Lawyers Go Rogue: Strategies for Handling Difficult Adversaries,” at the regional CLE program “Discover Yourself: Navigating the First Years of Litigation Practice.” Presented by …

Member News — Ramapo College Teams with Paterson Great Falls National Park in Commitment to Preservation, Sustainability

March 18th, 2019 — Ramapo College of New Jersey, the United State Department of the Interior and the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park have entered into a three-year partnership agreement, which will generate greater use of the Park’s historical, cultural and natural resources …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin’s Shana Siegel and Lori Kayne to Present CEU Program for Social Workers

March 15th, 2019 — Shana Siegel, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Elder Care and Special Needs Law Practice Group, and Lori Kayne, the group’s Geriatric Social Worker, will present “Can Your Client Decide? The Ethical and Legal Issues of Medical …

Member News — Horizon Responds to Meningitis Outbreak at Rutgers University by Offering No Cost Inoculations to its Member Students and RU Employees

March 15th, 2019 — Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) today responded to an outbreak of Meningitis B disease at Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus by announcing no cost vaccinations for members who are students and employees at the campus. The …

CIANJ Holds Second Transportation Summit

March 15th, 2019 — Earlier this week, CIANJ held its second Transportation Summit which featured a keynote address by NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett. During his presentation, Corbett spoke about the new classes of engineers being trained, which will enable the agency to …

Member News — Berkeley College Announces 9th Annual Women’s Leadership Panel on March 25

March 14th, 2019 — Great event for Commerce and Industry Association of NJ (CIANJ) members from fellow member Berkeley College: 9th Annual Women’s Leadership Panel Monday March 25 from 9 -11 a.m. Berkeley College — Woodland Park Speakers include: Britnee Timberlake, Assemblywoman (D-34) Bernice …

Member News — Partnership Boosts Teaching Resources at Bergen Community College

March 14th, 2019 — Bergen Community College has partnered with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) to offer its faculty a new resource to enhance effective teaching practices. As part of the three-year partnership, ACUE will offer Bergen educators a 25-module course …

Member News — Lowenstein Sandler Ranked Among Top 10 Best Performing Law Firms by Patexia’s Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report

March 14th, 2019 — Lowenstein Sandler received top rankings in several categories in the Patexia 2019 Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report. The firm was ranked 6th in the categories of Best Performing Law Firm Overall and Best Performing Law Firm in High-Tech. It was also included in the categories of Most …

Member News — Make PATH Stations your stage!

March 14th, 2019 — We invite you to audition for the PATH Performs! Art in Transit Program, presented by PATH and the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development. The performances will be held in select PATH stations throughout Hudson County from …

Member News — Thirty-Six Attorneys from Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis Selected for Inclusion in 2019 Edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers

March 14th, 2019 — Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis is pleased to announce the selection of 36 of the firm’s attorneys for inclusion in the 2019 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters business, following the publication’s annual nomination, research and blue …

Member News — Lindabury Attorneys Selected to 2019 Super Lawyers List

March 14th, 2019 — Lindabury McCormick Estabrook & Cooper is pleased to announce that we are well represented in the New Jersey Super Lawyers list with 5 attorneys having been recognized as leaders in their area of practice. The selected attorneys come from many …

Member News — Lowenstein Sandler Partner Paul B. Matey Confirmed to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

March 14th, 2019 — Lowenstein Sandler is delighted to congratulate our partner Paul B. Matey upon his confirmation by the U.S. Senate to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Matey has been a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. Matey …

Member News — Berkeley College Supports HTCNJ on Medical Mission In Ecuador

March 14th, 2019 — A team of students, alumni and faculty from the Berkeley College School of Health Studies continue to make a positive impact in the world one young patient and family at a time, through humanitarian efforts in cooperation with other New …

Member News — Valley Bank Selects Authoriti for Authorization of Wire Transfers

March 14th, 2019 — The Authoriti Network (“Authoriti”), the leading provider of new ways to prevent identity theft and misuse of consumer data, announced today that Valley National Bank (Valley) has selected Authoriti to authorize its customers’ wire transfers. Valley will provide the ability …

Member News — Raymond Lahoud to Present for Keller Williams Realty

March 14th, 2019 — Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A.,  and Chair of its Immigration Practice Group, will present “The Intersections of Immigration Law and the Real Estate Industry” for members of Keller Williams Realty, Wednesday, March 20, 1:00 – 3:00 …

Member News — Columbia Bank Opens 50th Community Branch in Newark

March 14th, 2019 — Columbia Bank recently celebrated the grand opening of their 50th New Jersey branch location. The new full-service branch is located at 905 Broad Street in downtown Newark. Shown officially cutting the ribbon are (center and center right respectively): Thomas J. …

Member News — Twelve Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers 2019

March 12th, 2019 — The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has announced that eleven of its Members have been selected for inclusion on the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2019.   Only five percent of New Jersey attorneys are given this honor.  The firm again …

Member News — Citrin Cooperman’s Livingston Office Named One of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey

March 12th, 2019 — Once again, for the fifth consecutive year, Citrin Cooperman’s Livingston, NJ office was named as one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey, a survey competition to determine which participating companies are the best employers. Best Places to work companies are …

Member News — 25 Archer Attorneys Recognized as New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

March 12th, 2019 — Archer congratulates its attorneys included in the 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists. The publishers of Super Lawyers recognize attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. Attorneys are chosen for this honor through a statewide …

Member News — Ferro Labella & Zucker Welcome The Honorable Robert P. Contillo and Peter J. Gallagher

March 12th, 2019 — The members of Ferro Labella & Zucker are proud to welcome Judge Robert P. Contillo (ret.) and Peter J. Gallagher. Hon. Robert P. Contillo (Ret.), formerly the Presiding Judge of the Chancery Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, …

A Bird’s Eye View of the State Budget

March 8th, 2019 — Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled a proposed $38.6 billion budget for fiscal year 2020 earlier this week that would increase state spending by more than $1 billion. CIANJ reviewed the budget and highlighted points of interest for the business community. In …

Member News — $100k Grant Spurs Programs for Military Veterans at Bergen Community College

March 7th, 2019 — Bergen Community College’s Center for Peace, Justice and Reconciliation and Center for Veteran and Military Affairs have begun to mobilize a $100,000 grant awarded from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to launch programs that will support the community …

Member News — LAN Women’s Network Hosts Conversation on Diversity & Inclusion

March 7th, 2019 — Empower. Support. Engage. Three values that will be the foundation of the newly-announced, “LAN Women’s Network”. Just in time for International Women’s Day, the group hosted its kick-off event this past week, celebrating female empowerment, not just within the company, but …

Member News — New Jersey American Water Names Two New Major Account Managers

March 7th, 2019 — New Jersey American Water has announced that Justin Chrepta of Holmdel and Tina Earley of Cranford have recently joined New Jersey American Water as the company’s Major Account managers. “We are pleased that Justin and Tina are joining the New …

Member News — Ramapo College Recognized for Job Placement Success of its Graduates

March 7th, 2019 — Students who select Ramapo College of New Jersey have an excellent chance of obtaining employment after graduation, according to Zippia.com, a website dedicated to providing job seekers with potential career resources. Ramapo was ranked Number 4 with a 92.75 percentage …

Member News — NJBIZ Recognizes Next Level Performance as One of 2019 Best Places to Work in New Jersey

March 7th, 2019 — Next Level Performance is named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ. The program consists of 100 companies split into three groups evaluated by the NJBIZ sister company Best Companies Group. The list highlights employees …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Holds a Heartfelt Reunion

March 7th, 2019 — Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.  To demonstrate the importance of cardiovascular health and to celebrate national heart month, the Heart and Vascular Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center …

Member News — Drones Give FirstEnergy a Quick and Easy Look at Equipment

March 7th, 2019 — At FirstEnergy, our pilots are flying more than airplanes and helicopters – a team of licensed operators is now using aerial drones to perform a variety of inspections and other work throughout our six-state service territory. “Our equipment and facilities …

Member News — Prominent Litigators Raymond M. Brown & Gregg H. Hilzer Join Scarinci Hollenbeck

March 6th, 2019 — New Jersey litigators Raymond Brown and Gregg Hilzer have joined Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Litigation Group.  Together with Partners Robert Levy, Paul Lieberman and Roshan Shah, they will help lead the firm’s growing Criminal Defenseand Corporate Compliance practice groups.  Brown and Hilzer have significant experience in …

Member News — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Relocates in Monmouth County to Bell Works in Holmdel

March 6th, 2019 — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, a prominent law firm headquartered in Hackensack, is pleased to announce that the firm has agreed to a ten-year lease of approximately 6,500 square feet in Bell Works in Holmdel, New Jersey. The law firm originally …

Member News — Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Gives Patients a Dose of Virtual Reality

March 6th, 2019 — The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is offering its pediatric patients an escape from potentially painful or uncomfortable procedures and to relieve anxiety to create a positive experience. In an effort to …

CIANJ RESPONDS TO GOVERNOR MURPHY’S PROPOSED FY 2020 BUDGET

March 5th, 2019 — The Commerce and Industry Association of NJ applauds Gov. Phil Murphy for proposing $1.1 billion in cost savings and urges the administration to identify greater efficiencies and more spending cuts, rather than hike taxes on millionaires to balance the budget. …

Member News — NAI Hanson Helps Secure New Owner for Iconic Restaurant in Hackensack

March 5th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has negotiated the sale of a 5,000-square-foot mixed-use property at 701 Main Street in Hackensack, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Dominic Fittizzi represented the seller and former owner of Lido Restaurant in the transaction. Situated …

Member News — Schepisi Named HNMC VP of Development, President of HNMC Foundation

March 4th, 2019 — The Board of Trustees at Holy Name Medical Center today named Holly Schepisi as Vice President of Development and President of Holy Name Medical Center Foundation. “The entire Holy Name community is thrilled to have Holly on board in helping …

Member News — Daniela Apolito Appointed to Vice President/Commercial Lending Officer at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

March 4th, 2019 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, announced the appointment of Daniela Apolito to Vice President/Commercial Lending Officer. Ms. Apolito has over ten years of extensive commercial lending experience in various departments along with expertise …

Member News — STV Group Earns National Honor for Excellence in Engineering

March 4th, 2019 — STV of New York City has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 52nd annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for the World Trade Center Cortlandt Subway Station Reconstruction project in …

Member News — Andrew Linden and Stephanie Spangler Named Co-Chairs of Norris McLaughlin Cannabis Law Group

March 4th, 2019 — Andrew D. Linden, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Stephanie S. Spangler, an Associate of the firm, have been named co-chairs of its Cannabis Law Group. Linden assists marijuana entrepreneurs, suppliers, growers, retailers, and investors to navigate …

Member News — Marie Tramontana Promoted to Assistant Vice President at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

March 1st, 2019 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, announced the promotion of Marie Tramontana from Assistant Secretary to Assistant Vice President of their Human Resources Department. Ms. Tramontana has been with ASB for over 20 years …

Member News — Bergen Community College Student Research Published in International Journal

February 28th, 2019 — Bergen Community College Professor Luiz Jimenez, Ph.D., and four students, Arianna Pinto, Stephanie Perez, Sibora Peca and Lisa Pincus, had their research published in the December issue of the international pharmaceutical industry journal, European Pharmaceutical Review. Jimenez, of Fair Lawn, …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin to Host Cannabis Workshop for Visions and Pathways

February 28th, 2019 — The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be hosting “Now You Know –  Marijuana Legalization Youth Workshop,” Thursday, February 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., for Visions and Pathways youth. Visions and Pathways was the first nonprofit, privately run youth …

Member News — Women’s Bar Foundation to Honor Wyley S. Proctor of McCarter &English with its Nery J. Arrano Award

February 28th, 2019 — The Women’s Bar Foundation will present Wyley S. Proctor with the Nery J. Arrano Award for her outstanding service to the WBF’s low-income clients on May 16, 2019. The WBF will honor Wyley for her leadership in developing a referral …

Member News — Goya Commits to Donate 200 Metric Tons of Food to the People of Venezuela

February 28th, 2019 — Goya Foods, America’s largest Latino food company, announces its commitment to donate 200 metric tons of food, equivalent to 440,000 pounds of food, to the people of Venezuela. In collaboration with the United States government, Goya is working to coordinate the delivery …

Member News — NJ Sharing Network Reports 678 Life-Saving Transplants Took Place in 2018

February 28th, 2019 — To read the full story, click here to visit the NJ Sharing Network website.

Member News — NJIT, Newark Mayor’s Office and Public Schools Announce Two New Initiatives to Grow STEM Pipeline

February 28th, 2019 — In building upon its deep and close relationship with the city in which it resides, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is partnering with the City of Newark and the Newark Public Schools on two new and important initiatives. NJIT …

Member News — LeClairRyan Names New Products Liability Team Leader

February 26th, 2019 — LeClairRyan today announced that partners Morgan W. Campbell and H. Paul Efstratis will serve as co-leaders of the firm’s national Products Liability and Transportation practice team. Based in Alexandria, Va. and San Francisco, respectively, Campbell and Efstratis bring deep experience …

Member News — Columbia Bank to Open 50th Branch in NJ

February 26th, 2019 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce the grand opening of their 50th full-service branch location in New Jersey, located at 905 Broad Street in Newark.  The new full-service branch is managed by Ivetliz …

Member News — Timothy Carone Promoted to Assistant Vice President at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

February 26th, 2019 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, recently announced the promotion of Timothy Carone from Assistant Secretary to Assistant Vice President/Portfolio Manager of their Credit Risk Department. Mr. Carone has over 23 years of financial …

Member News — Sills Cummis & Gross Welcomes Matthew B. Abrams

February 25th, 2019 — Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew B. Abrams as Of Counsel to the Firm’s Tax, Trusts and Estates Practice Group in the Newark office. Mr. Abrams focuses his practice on trusts and estates matters, …

Member News — STV Brings Aboard New National Bridge Practice Leader

February 25th, 2019 — John Brestin, P.E., S.E., a veteran engineer and practice leader who has spearheaded the design of significant bridge initiatives throughout the United States, has joined STV as vice president and head of the firm’s bridge practice. He will be based …

Member News — Mazars USA Announces 2019 Giving Theme – Children’s Health and Wellness

February 25th, 2019 — Mazars USA LLP, a leading accounting, tax, and consulting firm, today announced their 2019 Giving Theme: Children’s Health and Wellness. Launched in 2018, Mazars USA annually donates $100,000 to organizations dedicated to each year’s cause. Mazars USA Chairman & CEO …

Member News — Little Hats Big Hearts Program Promotes Heart Health and Melts Hearts

February 25th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to participate in the Little Hats Big Hearts program, a collaborate initiative involving the American Heart Association and the Children’s Heart Foundation, during American Heart Month. Babies born at Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals in February …

Member News — Columbia Bank Volunteers Complete Another Community Project

February 22nd, 2019 — This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently painted hallways and rooms at the Phoenix Center, a Nutley-based school that provides educational and therapeutic services to children with disabilities from eight New Jersey Counties.  All labor and materials was donated …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Presents 17th Annual Cardiac Rehabilitation Persons of the Year

February 22nd, 2019 — The Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Center, a division of the Heart and Vascular Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, recently held the 17th annual “Cardiac Rehab Persons of the Year” awards.  The awards recognize the efforts of …

Member News — The Diabetes Foundation Accepts $25,000 Grant From Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

February 22nd, 2019 — The Diabetes Foundation(DF), New Jersey’s premier not-for-profit organization that empowers individuals living with diabetes, recently received a $25,000 grant from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ (Horizon BCBSNJ). The generous donation, made through The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, …

Member News — Englewood Hospital Named One of America’s 50 Best for Vascular Surgery

February 21st, 2019 — Englewood Hospital is the only New Jersey hospital to be named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for vascular surgery by Healthgrades® and receive the Healthgrades 2019 Vascular Surgery Excellence AwardTM. The achievements are part of findings released in the …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Leader Continues to Pursue Passion for Sustainable Future, Advises Local University

February 21st, 2019 — Dr. Laurie LaPat-Polasko, Vice President and National Director of Remediation, Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix), was recently appointed to serve a second year on the External Advisory Board  for the development of the Environmental Engineering (EVE) Program at Arizona State …

Member News — Seasoned Litigator and Labor & Employment Attorney Joins Scarinci Hollenbeck

February 21st, 2019 — Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce the addition of Alyssa K. Weinstein to the firm’s Labor & Employment and Government & Education Law practice groups. Ms. Weinstein brings with her nearly two decades of experience representing public and private clients in a wide range of matters. …

Member News — Joshua B. Powers, PhD, Appointed Provost and Senior Vice President of William Paterson University

February 20th, 2019 — Joshua B. Powers, PhD, a prolific scholar in the area of higher education leadership with a strong record of developing and implementing programs that foster student success and enhancing campus diversity, has been appointed as provost and senior vice president …

Member News — NAI Hanson Senior Brokers Named President, Vice President of SIOR NJ

February 20th, 2019 —  NAI James E. Hanson announced that Scott Perkins, SIOR, CCIM and Thomas A. Vetter, SIOR, were recently named President and Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtor’s® (SIOR NJ). Established in 1971, the …

Member News — NJIT Joins the Ranks of the Nation’s Elite Research Universities With its New R1 Classification

February 20th, 2019 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) joins the ranks of the nation’s elite and most productive institutions with its elevation this week to the top tier of research universities – a designation of R1 by the Carnegie Classification® indicating “very high research …

Member News — Lowenstein Sandler Selects Lesley P. Adamo for 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program

February 19th, 2019 — Lowenstein Sandler has selected partner Lesley P. Adamo to represent the firm in the 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Program. Adamo will participate in this landmark program created to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Adamo …

Member News — Dewberry Announces Promotions in Bloomfield Office

February 19th, 2019 — Dewberry has announced the promotion of more than 65 employees nationwide, including 7 staff members within the firm’s Bloomfield, New Jersey office. The promotions coincide with Dewberry’s ongoing expansion of engineering and consulting services in the Northeast region, where the …

Member News — TD Bank Names Kerrin Yannotta as Business Development Officer in SBA Lending

February 19th, 2019 — TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has named Kerrin M. Yannotta as Vice President, Business Development Officer in SBA Commercial Lending. She is responsible for expanding TD Bank’s SBA loan production, including 7(a) and 504 loans to businesses seeking to …

Member News — PCTI Students ‘Thank’ Columbia Bank

February 19th, 2019 — A small contingent of students and their faculty advisor from Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) in Wayne recently took time out of their busy school schedules to stop by Columbia Bank’s corporate headquarters in Fair Lawn to officially “thank the …

Member News — Overlook Medical Center is First in NJ to Use New, Non-Surgical Dialysis Procedure

February 19th, 2019 — Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently became the first hospital in New Jersey to use the WavelinQ, a device that offers a new, non-surgical way to prepare patients for dialysis. The WavelinQ uses radio frequency (RF), to …

Member News — Morristown Medical Center Offers New, Non-Invasive Imaging Option for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

February 19th, 2019 — Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, named one of the top 20 cardiology programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report, today announced it is offering improved care for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD—when the arteries that …

Member News — Bergen New Bridge Medical Center First to Use NJII’s New Jersey Health Information Network Master Patient Index

February 19th, 2019 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation, with the New Jersey Department of Health has launched technology called the Master Person Index, to securely connect and share patient information under the New Jersey Health Information Network (NJHIN). NJHIN …

Tax Incentives in New Jersey: Can They Lure Amazon to the Garden State?

February 14th, 2019 — In January, Governor Murphy used a portion of the State of the State address to focus on how ineffective tax credits have been in New Jersey. Murphy highlighted a report from the state comptroller on a recent audit of the …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Announces New Collaboration with Google Cloud

February 14th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, today announced a new collaboration with Google Cloud, which will advance the network’s health care technology practices, delivering more accessible, secure and consumer-friendly technology solutions through a multi-cloud strategy. …

Member News — Bergen Community College Student Leader Notches National Honor

February 14th, 2019 — Bergen Community College student Gabriella Setti has received the Undergraduate Student of the Year Award from the Association for Student Conduct Administration for her campus contributions and student judiciary leadership as chief justice of the Bergen Student Government Association (SGA). …

Member News — Investors Bank Presents “Win Like A Devil” Ticket Sweepstakes

February 14th, 2019 — Calling all New Jersey Devils fans – here is an opportunity to enter the Win Like A Devil ticket sweepstakes at Investors Bank branches on Saturday, February 16. Winners will receive tickets to attend and cheer for the Devils during …

Member News — Atlantic Health System Earns Spot for 11th Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

February 14th, 2019 — Proving that being extraordinary matters, Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, was once again named to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number 87 in its 11th consecutive year on the prestigious …

Member News — Valley Named One of America’s 250 Best Hospitals

February 14th, 2019 — The Valley Hospital has achieved the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™, placing Valley in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for superior clinical performance by Healthgrades. Valley is one of only four hospitals …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment of Margot Watson as Branch Operations Manager

February 13th, 2019 — Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Margot Watson has been appointed Branch Operations Manager. In her new role, Mrs. Watson is responsible for branch policy and procedures, as well as maintaining compliance throughout the bank’s branch network. Mrs. Watson …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health to Add GPS in Hospitals to Help Patients and Families Better Navigate, Save Time

February 13th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most integrated health network, is pleased to announce it is partnering with Connexient, the health care leader in digital wayfinding and indoor GPS, to help patients and families better navigate the network’s 17 …

Member News — American Water Named One of the 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies

February 13th, 2019 — American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today it was named as one of the 100 Most Sustainable Companies by Barron’s Magazine. “We are extremely proud to have once again been …

Member News — Sax LLP’s Founder’s Award Gifted $15,000 to the Nonprofit, Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children, for Efforts Towards Inspiration

February 13th, 2019 — Sax LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory firm recently held its second annual Founder’s Award ceremony which celebrated the good work of local nonprofits and awarded one organization with a $15,000 unrestricted gift for best efforts towards inspiring others. …

Member News — Englewood Health Announces New Trustee Appointments

February 13th, 2019 — Several local community leaders have been named to the Boards of Trustees of the Englewood Healthcare System, Englewood Hospital, and its fundraising organization, the Englewood Health Foundation. Joining the healthcare system’s board are Gregg Lobel, MD and Steven Rudnitsky; joining …

Member News — More than $21 Million in Grants Accessed by M&T Bank through the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York for Affordable Housing Projects in Communities Across New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

February 13th, 2019 — M&T Bank announced today more than $21 million in grants to support the construction or rehabilitation of 1,621 affordable housing units within 20 neighborhoods  in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The grants for projects sponsored by M&T are provided through the Federal Home Loan Bank …

Member News — Horizon Intensifying Efforts to Bring Dental Services to Underserved Children

February 13th, 2019 — With one in four children from low-income families suffering from untreated tooth decay — twice the rate of children from higher-income households — Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) is intensifying its efforts to bring brighter smiles to …

Member News — NAI Hanson Negotiates Sale of Mixed-Use Building in Montclair

February 13th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson has negotiated the sale of a 3,469-square-foot mixed-use office/retail building at 555 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Michael Walters and Fernando Garip represented the seller in the transaction. Situated in the heart of …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health to Improve Experiences for Employees, Patients with Solutions on Microsoft Azure

February 12th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft to advance the network’s health care information technology transformation and deliver solutions that improve experiences for their patients and team members. Using Microsoft Azure, the Microsoft’s …

Member News — Investors Bank Reports Total CRE Loan Volume Of $2.48 Billion During 2018

February 12th, 2019 — Investors Bank recently reported that its commercial real estate (CRE) lending volume exceeded $2.48 billion for the year ending on December 31, 2018. The loans were used to refinance existing commercial mortgages, acquire properties and construct new buildings. The financing …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Welcomes David M. Walker M.D. as Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

February 12th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to welcome David M. Walker M.D. as the division chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. “The addition of Dr. Walker …

Member News — Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility CEO and President Cid Wilson to Visit Montclair State

February 12th, 2019 — As the CEO and President of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), Cid Wilson has dedicated himself since 2014 to advancing Hispanic inclusion in corporate America. Wilson directs programs and initiatives that encourage Fortune 500 companies to increase Hispanic …

Member News — Orin Puniello Joins MWWPR As Vice President, Data And Analytics

February 12th, 2019 — MWWPR, one of the world’s top independent public relations firms, announced today that Orin Puniello has joined the agency. Based in New York, Puniello will play a key part in the growth of MWWPR’s Data and Analytics practice as Vice President, working closely …

Member News — McCarter Sponsors Seton Hall Law School’s CLE and Networking Reception “Diversity in Compliance: Best Practices for Promoting Inclusion”

February 12th, 2019 — McCarter sponsored and our attorneys attended the Seton Hall Law School’s CLE and networking reception titled “Diversity in Compliance: Best Practices for Promoting Inclusion”. Panelists discussed best practices and shared practical strategies they developed in successfully creating inclusive and diverse …

Member News — SAX LLP NAMES NEW PRACTICE LEADERS TO THE FIRM’S EVOLVING MANAGEMENT GROUP

February 12th, 2019 — Accounting, tax and business advisory leader, Sax LLP, is proud to announce the appointments of two new leaders for the firm’s Manufacturing & Distribution and Valuation, Forensic and Litigation Practices. Joshua Chananie, CPA has been named Sax’s new Practice Leader for the …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering to Present At 15th Annual EPAZ Conference

February 12th, 2019 — Three industry experts from Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) have been asked to present at the Fifteenth Annual Environmental Professionals of Arizona (EPAZ) conference on March 6th-7th, 2019, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tempe, AZ. Dr. Laurie LaPat-Polasko, Vice President …

Member News — NEW JERSEY MANUFACTURING EXTENSION PROGRAM, INC. (NJMEP) AWARDED $600,000 TO START THE PRO-ACTION EDUCATION NETWORK APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

February 12th, 2019 — The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) is awarded $600,000 from the State through the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJLWD) Growing Apprenticeships in New Sectors (GAINS) grant to start and support the Pro-Action Education NetworkTM Apprenticeship Program.  …

Member News — GENOVA BURNS LLC CELEBRATES ITS 30th YEAR WITH UNIQUE “PRE” PRE-LAW PROGRAM FOR NEWARK HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

February 12th, 2019 — As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, Genova Burns LLC is offering a unique “pre” pre-law glimpse at the industry for 30 Newark-based high school seniors considering a career in law. In addition, the Firm is counting down the 30 …

Member News — Holy Name Medical Center is Offering Free Career-Building Assistance to People Who Lost Their Jobs in the Marcal Paper Fire

February 12th, 2019 — The Medical Center has professionals who will provide career-counseling sessions to help write and review resumes, including tips on how to stand out in today’s job market. They will also work with individuals to improve interviewing skills, such as how …

Member News — Gemma Giantomasi from CSG Law Named Among NJBIZ’s 2019 Best 50 Women in Business

February 11th, 2019 — CSG is proud to announce that Gemma M. Giantomasi has been named among New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ – a recognition of women who are shaping their organizations, industries and the economic landscape of the Garden State. Notably, she was …

Member News — NJIT Hosts Game Development Marathon for Global Game Jam

February 11th, 2019 — Nearly 100 budding game designers pulled all-nighters at NJIT for the Eleventh Annual Global Game Jam (GGJ) in what has become a much anticipated event for both design and information technology students. Organized in 2008, GGJ, an international nonprofit corporation based in …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health’s Joseph Miller Named Council Chair of American Hospital Association Constituency Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services

February 11th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most integrated health network, is proud to announce that Joseph A. Miller, Ph.D., FACHE, vice president for Behavioral Health Care Transformation Services, is the 2019 chair of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Constituency …

Member News — New Business Development Director Joins Next Level Performance

February 11th, 2019 — Next Level Performance has named Angelique Bernier as the company’s new Business Development Director. Angelique will be responsible for contributing to the company’s sales growth, maintaining working relationships with existing clients, and connecting companies with the right solutions for their …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin’s Ed Miller to Moderate Meritas Marketing Group Open Mic

February 11th, 2019 — Edward C. Miller, Jr., Chief Marketing Officer of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and co-chair of the Meritas North American Marketing Group, will moderate the first Meritas North America Marketing Group Open Mic. The conference call will be held on …

Member News — Senior Political Strategist Jennifer Holdsworth Joins MWWPR

February 11th, 2019 — MWWPR, one of the world’s top independent public relations firms, announced today that Jennifer Holdsworth has joined the firm as Senior Vice President of Issues Management and Corporate Affairs in the Washington, DC. office. Holdsworth will also serve as the …

Member News — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises Brings Leading Rental Services Company to Hasbrouck Heights

February 11th, 2019 — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises has inked a lease deal with Party Rental Ltd. for 9,549 square feet at Heights Plaza located at 777 Terrace Avenue in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. For over 45 years, Party Rental Ltd. has been one of the …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces The Appointment of Matthew Clements As Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Sales and Product

February 11th, 2019 — Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Matthew Clements has been appointed Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Sales and Product. In his new role, Mr. Clements will be responsible for developing sales practices for the bank’s retail branch network, …

Member News — New AVP of Asian Health Services at Holy Name Medical Center Seizes Opportunities to Grow Programs, Innovate Systems, and Enhance Patient Care

February 11th, 2019 — Holy Name Medical Center has appointed Dae W. Lee of Oradell, N.J., to the newly created position of assistant vice president of Asian Health Services. Mr. Lee is a healthcare executive, consultant, and strategic advisor with more than 20 years …

Member News — New Jersey American Water Invested More Than $330 Million Statewide in 2018

February 11th, 2019 — –New Jersey American Water recently announced its end-of-year investment total and system improvements for 2018. More than $330 million total was invested on system upgrades and various improvement projects statewide throughout the year. “At New Jersey American Water, our goal is …

Member News — Matthew Wolfe Joins LAN Associates as Director of Architecture

February 7th, 2019 — With the new year comes new beginnings. LAN welcomes Matthew Wolfe, AIA, LEED AP BD+C as the New Jersey Director of Architecture. With over 13 years of industry experience, Matt brings an eclectic portfolio of architectural accomplishments and a diverse …

Member News — Next Train Arrival Times Now Available on Smartphones Through the RidePATH App

February 7th, 2019 — PATH riders can now access on their smartphones real-time updates on the next arriving trains. Real-time train arrival information on smartphones means riders have access to this information not only in stations, but also well before they enter the station …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health’s Eugenia Timm, FACHE, CMPE, Earns American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2018 Innovation Award

February 7th, 2019 — Eugenia Timm, FACHE, CMPE, director of Operations, Physicians Services Division, received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2018 Innovation Award for her significant commitment to advancing health care management and excellence throughout Hackensack Meridian Health and Hackensack Meridian Health …

Member News — Montclair State University Earns R2 Designation from Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

February 7th, 2019 — Montclair State University has achieved yet another milestone in its ascension to the ranks of the nation’s top public universities. The institution has earned the designation of R2 – Doctoral University – High Research Activity – in the latest reclassification …

Member News — Lightbridge Foundation Awards $68,000 in 20th Anniversary Year

February 6th, 2019 — The best part of achieving your goals is the ability to set another, higher goal. Early education and child care franchise Lightbridge Academy can attest to this on multiple fronts thanks to a wildly successful year celebrating two decades in …

Member News — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises Helps Growing Firm Find New Headquarters in Hasbrouck Heights

February 6th, 2019 — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises has inked a lease deal with Diana Food for 8,455 square feet of office space at Heights Plaza located at 777 Terrace Avenue in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. With a presence in 14 countries across the globe, Diana …

Member News — PSE&G Honored for Energy Efficiency Work at New Jersey Hospitals

February 5th, 2019 — The Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP) recently recognized the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) Hospital Efficiency Program with its Energy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Non-residential Program Design & Implementation.  The award recognizes exemplary creative thinking, new …

Member News — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC Expansion

February 5th, 2019 — The members of Levine Jacobs & Company, L.L.C. are pleased to announce that effective January 2, 2019,  the CPA firm of Limsky Kypriotis became associated with our firm.  The new firm will continue to practice under the name of Levine, …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Executive Appointed To Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee

February 5th, 2019 — David G. Eareckson, PE, Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix), was appointed to the Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee by the Monmouth County Planning Board. In accordance with regulations set  by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, a Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Awards Grant to Sussex County Community College

February 5th, 2019 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce it has awarded a $15,000 Community Impact Grant to Sussex County Community College (SCCC) to support the advancement of technical career programs. The purpose of the Bank’s Community Impact Grant Program is to make …

Member News — LeClairRyan Announces New Firm Leadership

February 4th, 2019 — LeClairRyan today announced that Elizabeth K. Acee has assumed the role of President, sharing senior-executive duties with current Chief Executive Officer C. Erik Gustafson. Based in LeClairRyan’s New Haven, Conn. office, Acee had served as the firm’s Litigation Department leader since 2016. …

Member News — Minimum Wage at Englewood Health Increases to $15/hour

February 4th, 2019 — Englewood Health, the health system comprising Englewood Hospital and the Englewood Health Physician Network, has increased its minimum wage to $15/hour. The increase will be effective for eligible employees by the end of 2019. “We are delighted to offer this …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Industry Expert Returns to Rutgers University to Teach Groundwater Course

February 1st, 2019 — Richard Britton, P.G., LSRP, will share his expertise on the practical aspects of groundwater at a one-day course to be held at Rutgers University, Cook Student Center, 59 Biel Rd, New Brunswick, NJ, on Wednesday, March 27, from 9:00am – …

Member News — Valley’s Center for Sleep Medicine Earns Reaccreditation

February 1st, 2019 — The Valley Hospital’s Center for Sleep Medicine has recently earned reaccreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). In addition to serving adults with sleep disorders, the Center also encompasses the Pediatric Sleep Disorders and Apnea Center, which provides …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Launches New Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs)

February 1st, 2019 — Imagine pulling up to an ATM and having the bonus feature of being able to talk one-on-one with a live banker through high-definition video chat and conducting enhanced transactions … ASB is revolutionizing technology with a first in our local …

Member News — Clean Vapor LLC Adds New Employees

February 1st, 2019 — Clean Vapor LLC would like to announce the addition of two new employees in 2019, including John Ballinger, Chief Risk Officer, and Lorine Barone, Marketing & Communications Manager. John Ballinger joins Clean Vapor LLC as a seasoned interim CEO with …

Member News — Montclair State University Partners with Math for America to Launch New Jersey STEM Innovation Fellowship

January 31st, 2019 — Montclair State University is expanding its leadership role in creating innovative STEM education programs for New Jersey’s school districts. In conjunction with partners Princeton University, Rowan University and nationally recognized STEM education nonprofit Math for America (MƒA), the University announced …

Member News — Zahid N. Quraishi Assumes Leadership of White Collar Criminal Practice at Riker Danzig

January 31st, 2019 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that partner Zahid N. Quraishi has been named Chair of its highly-regarded White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations practice.  Quraishi is succeeding Samuel P. Moulthrop as …

Member News — Princeton Review Ranks NJIT Among Top “Schools With Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment”

January 31st, 2019 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review®. The education services company profiles NJIT in …

Member News — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Announces Two New Partners

January 30th, 2019 — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden is pleased to announce that Naomi Becker Collier and David N. Cinotti have been elected partners of the firm, effective January 23, 2019. “I am delighted to recognize the contributions of both Naomi and David, who …

Member News — CCM Breaks Ground for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center

January 30th, 2019 — The County College of Morris (CCM) Board of Trustees, along with the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, regional and state officials, industry leaders and others, marked the groundbreaking today for a state-of-the art Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center. About …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Fair Lawn High School PTA

January 30th, 2019 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $20,000 grant to the Fair Lawn High School Parent Teacher Association, as part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Designated as Preferred SBA Lender

January 30th, 2019 — ASB was recently named as a Preferred Lender with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The Preferred Lenders Program (PLP) is a part of the SBA’s effort to streamline the procedures necessary to provide financial assistance to the small business community. …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Achieves National Recognition for its Neurosurgery and Spine Programs

January 28th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Becker’s Healthcare among “100 hospitals and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs.” “I want to congratulate our team for their commitment …

Member News — CSG’s Clem G. Turner Named Top 15 Corporate EB-5 Attorney by EB-5 Investors Magazine

January 28th, 2019 — CSG is pleased to announce that Clem G. Turner has been named to EB-5 Investors Magazine’s list of “Top 15 Corporate EB-5 Attorneys*,” which recognizes the most influential corporate and securities law practitioners in the field of EB-5 finance in 2018. This is the …

Member News — NJII Appoints Dr. Hana Ioannidis Associate Director, Project & Alliance Management

January 28th, 2019 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, announces the appointment of Dr. Hana Ioannidis to the position of Associate Director, Project and Alliance Management. Ioannidis will support NJII’s expanding Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Innovation iLab in the launch of …

Member News — Overlook Medical Center Expands Behavioral Health Access in New, Larger Space

January 28th, 2019 — In an effort to expand access to behavioral health services in the area, Atlantic Behavioral Health at Overlook Medical Center has relocated its outpatient offices to a new, larger space at 2 Walnut Street in Summit. Overlook’s outpatient behavioral health …

Member News — NJIT Unveils New Jersey’s First Cyberpsychology Program

January 28th, 2019 — This year, NJIT’s College of Science and Liberal Arts has announced it will offer students a unique baccalaureate degree option in the emerging field of cyberpsychology. The new program — exploring the dynamics between modern technology and human psychology — …

Member News — Atlantic Health System Reaches Out to Support Furloughed Federal Employees

January 25th, 2019 — “At a time when many families face uncertainty due to the government shutdown, Atlantic Health System is committing additional resources to support the health and financial well-being of our communities.  We are joining with health care colleagues across New Jersey …

Member News — William Paterson University and City of Paterson Announce Launch of Propel Paterson Revitalization Initiative

January 25th, 2019 — William Paterson University and the City of Paterson have announced the launch of Propel Paterson, a new partnership designed to support Paterson’s revitalization through learning, research, and action. The University and the city will work collaboratively to transform faculty research …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Announces Formation of Maternal Health Task Force

January 25th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, today announced the formation of a Maternal Health Task Force, a blue-ribbon panel of internal and external experts, dedicated to improving maternal health outcomes. “At Hackensack Meridian Health, we always put our patients first, …

Member News — NAI Hanson Negotiates Ground Lease to Relocate Wells Fargo Bank in New Milford

January 25th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson has negotiated a lease for a pad site at the future home of ShopRite on River Road and Main Street in New Milford, N.J. NAI Hanson’s Joan Cenicola represented the tenant, Wells Fargo, in the transaction. The …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Among the First Hospitals in New Jersey to Offer Cutting-Edge Treatment to Regrow Knee Cartilage Cells

January 25th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center today announced that the medical center is among the first hospitals in New Jersey to offer a cutting-edge treatment to regrow and implant a patient’s own cartilage cells to regenerate knee cartilage. Surgeons …

Member News — Berkeley College Introduces New Digital Marketing Course at New York City Campus

January 23rd, 2019 — With the start of a new year, Berkeley College is proud to announce the addition of Digital Marketing: Strategy & Tactics (MKT 3322), to its Marketing Communications program. As a first-time offering, the course was launched this winter at the Berkeley College New …

Member News — CohnReznick Announces Senior Leadership Appointments

January 23rd, 2019 — CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, has made the following key leadership appointments: Gary Levy, CPA, has been named Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, reporting to Frank Longobardi, CEO. Levy is …

Member News — Next Level Performance Updates Event Ticket Category on Rewards Mall with New State-of-the-Art Features

January 23rd, 2019 — Next Level Performance has updated its Event Ticket Category on its Rewards Mall with advanced features improving the customer experience. The new features provide a best-in-class experience comparable to top commercial ticket eCommerce sites. Updates to the Next Level Performance …

Member News — Sax LLP Announces Community Partner and Keynote Speaker for Second Annual Founder’s Award Event

January 23rd, 2019 — Sax LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory firm will hold its second annual Founder’s Award ceremony on Thursday, January 24.  The event will celebrate the good work of local nonprofits and award one organization with a $15,000 unrestricted gift …

Member News — Partnerships Announced for Stockton University Cannabis Studies Program

January 23rd, 2019 — Stockton University today announced new academic and non-academic partnerships that will enhance opportunities for students in its new Cannabis Studies program. A partnership with Thomas Jefferson University will provide opportunities for students and faculty to collaborate with Jefferson’s Lambert Center …

Member News — Bergen County High Schools Rewarded for Seatbelt Usage in 16th Annual High School Traffic Safety Challenge

January 22nd, 2019 — The Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section of the Department of Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently hosted the 16th Annual “High School Traffic Safety Challenge” seatbelt program awards ceremony.  Student representatives and teachers from …

Member News — Michelle Movahed, Pro Bono Director at McCarter & English, Promoted to Partner

January 22nd, 2019 — Michelle Movahed, director of McCarter & English’s award-winning pro bono program, has been elevated to partner. In announcing the promotion, Managing Partner Joseph Boccassini noted Michelle’s oversight of the program and zealous advocacy on behalf of the firm’s pro bono …

Member News — Lyft Partners with PATH to Offer Discounts on Shared Rides

January 22nd, 2019 — In partnership with the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH), Lyft today announced plans to offer rail riders a 50-percent discount on car rides in the overnight hours from midnight Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday and from midnight Saturday until 5a.m. Sunday …

Member News — CSG Welcomes Fortune 50 Pharma Vet, Former Federal Prosecutor Erik Sandstedt to Litigation Group

January 22nd, 2019 —   Erik Sandstedt has joined Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) as a member in its Litigation Group. Sandstedt, who will primarily practice in New Jersey and New York, will be based in the firm’s West Orange, NJ office. Sandstedt joins …

Member News — Atlantic Medical Group Primary Care, Women’s Health, Open in Downtown Westfield

January 21st, 2019 — Westfield’s downtown, one of the most well-known and vibrant commercial districts in New Jersey, can now add expert medical care for women and families to the list of unique services available among its storefronts. On Tuesday, January 15, Atlantic Medical …

Member News — Scarinci Hollenbeck New Jersey Litigation Law Group Continues Its Expansion With the Addition of Rachel E. Simon

January 21st, 2019 — Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce the addition of Rachel E. Simon to the firm’s New Jersey Litigation practice group. Specializing in complex litigation, Ms. Simon has practiced as a criminal defense attorney, civil plaintiff’s attorney and municipal prosecutor and has represented clients …

Member News — Morristown Medical Center Decreased Readmissions by Over 10 Percent

January 21st, 2019 — Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has been recognized by the New Jersey Hospital Association with the prestigious 2019 Excellence in Quality Improvement Award for its work to decrease readmission rates for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). “Morristown …

Member News — Ray Dominguez Joins Dewberry’s Transportation Department

January 21st, 2019 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that Ray Dominguez, PE, has been hired in its Bloomfield, New Jersey, office as the manager of the traffic engineering department. Dominguez brings more than 16 years of experience in planning and …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Ridgewood Public Education Foundation

January 21st, 2019 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently provided $20,000 in special funding to the Ridgewood Public Education Foundation. The donation is part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The …

Member News — Mindray North America Makes Donation To Valley’s NICU

January 21st, 2019 — In December of 2018, Mindray North America, a medical device manufacturer based in Mahwah, New Jersey made a $2,000 donation to The Valley Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). “We are very grateful for the donation we received from Mindray,” …

Member News — Riker Danzig Litigation Partner Bethany Abele Installed as Secretary of Morris County Bar Association

January 18th, 2019 — Bethany Abele, a partner in Riker Danzig’s Litigation Group, was installed as Secretary of the Morris County Bar Association at the Annual Installation & Awards Dinner held on January 17, 2019.  Bethany was previously a Trustee of the Morris County …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays and Deductibles for Emergency Care for Furloughed Federal Employees and Families

January 18th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, announced today that it will waive co-pays and deductibles for emergency visits at all network hospitals and urgent care centers for furloughed federal employees and their insured family members. “We have seen the financial …

Member News — Assistance Available for Furloughed Federal Employees and Others From PSEG

January 18th, 2019 — Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, has procedures in place to help furloughed federal employees and other customers who are facing financial difficulty during winter months. Customers having trouble paying their bills are urged to …

Member News — Transformational CPG Operations Leader Joins AeroFarms to Expand their Indoor Vertical Farms Around the World

January 18th, 2019 — AeroFarms, the pioneer and leader for indoor vertical farming since 2004 with global headquarters in Newark NJ, announced that Roger Post is their new Chief Operating Officer who will oversee all of their Operations, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Engineering, Farm …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Hires Paul Boudreau

January 18th, 2019 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to announce the appointment of Paul Boudreau as Private Banker, Office of the President. Paul delivers exceptional client service exclusively through the Bank’s private banking program and …

Member News — Grassi & Co. Expands Their Forensic, Litigation Support and Valuation Services Practice

January 17th, 2019 — Leading accounting, tax and advisory firm, Grassi & Co., is proud to announce the addition of Howard Fielstein as a Partner in their Forensic, Litigation Support and Valuation Services Practice, led by Sareena Malik Sawhney. His expertise includes investigative/forensic accounting, …

Member News — PKF O’Connor Davies Announces Promotion of 7 New Partners and 2 New Principals

January 17th, 2019 — PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, the nation’s 29th largest accounting and advisory firm, announced today it has promoted seven employees to the role of Partner and two to the role of Principal. Benjamin Beskovic, Scott Brown, Scott Edison, Julia Eisenhaur, Jason Fastiggi, Samantha …

Government Wage Mandates Are Bad for New Jersey’s Economy

January 17th, 2019 — There has been a lot of discussion recently on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.  Governor Murphy would like to see $15 an hour this year but the Legislature introduced a bill which would phase in the increase over …

Member News — Berkeley College Celebrates Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through Community Service and Special Events

January 17th, 2019 — Berkeley College students, faculty and staff are commemorating the impact of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. through community service and special events this month. January 17, 2019 Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Berkeley College Student Center, 430 Rahway …

Member News — New Jersey American Water Signs Agreement to Purchase Mount Ephraim Sewer System

January 17th, 2019 — New Jersey American Water announced today it has signed an agreement to acquire the wastewater assets of the Borough of Mount Ephraim, N.J. for approximately $1.4 million. This municipal-owned sewer system serves approximately 1,800 customers, most of whom already receive …

Member News — Montclair State University to Offer Free Program for Federal Employees During the Shutdown

January 17th, 2019 — Friday, January 18, 2019 8:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Montclair State University, Feliciano School of Business In response to the United States government shutdown, now in its fourth week, Montclair State University will offer a day of FREE professional programming to all federal …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Fair Lawn Community Center With Largest Grant To Date

January 16th, 2019 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $101,500 grant to the Fair Lawn Community Center that will fund the renovation of the town’s Senior Center Kitchen. The donation is the Foundation’s largest grant to date and a part of its …

Member News — NAI Hanson Negotiates Sale of Industrial Property to Cabinet Manufacturer in Piscataway

January 16th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has negotiated the sale of a 41,700-square-foot industrial building at 727 South Avenue in Piscataway, N.J. to Cavalli Cabinets, LLC. NAI James E. …

CIANJ Statement on Gov. Murphy’s State of the State

January 15th, 2019 — “We believe a fair and efficiently run tax incentive program is important to attracting new business to New Jersey and strengthening our economy for the good of all. Tax incentive programs are proven as important strategic tools to grow our …

Member News — Columbia Bank to Help Federal Employees Affected by Government Shutdown

January 15th, 2019 — Columbia Bank today announced special efforts to help customers whose income is affected by the recent government shutdown. “Because Columbia cares, we will be offering assistance to customer’s whose income is affected by the ongoing government shutdown,” said Thomas J. …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Welcomes Former New York Deputy Secretary For The Environment

January 15th, 2019 — Matrix New World Engineering announced that The Honorable Venetia Lannon (former Deputy Secretary for the Environment under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo) has joined the firm as Vice President.  Ms. Lannon brings to Matrix a wide range of waterfront, environmental, and …

Member News — Berkeley College Jumps to 102 in U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Best Colleges in the Nation for Online Bachelor Degree Programs

January 15th, 2019 — U.S. News & World Report has ranked Berkeley College No. 102 among Best Colleges in the nation for Online Bachelor Degree Programs, an increase in position of 18.4 percent above the previous year. Nationwide, Berkeley is No. 102 out of 367 …

Member News — PSEG Controller Stuart Black to Retire; Will Be Succeeded by Rose Chernick

January 15th, 2019 — Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) today announced that Stuart J. Black, vice president and controller, is retiring. The company named Rose Chernick, vice president-finance, corporate strategy and planning, as Black’s successor, effective March 11. Black will help transition the role’s …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin Welcomes Elder Law Group

January 15th, 2019 — The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Shana Siegel, as a Member of the firm’s Elder Law Group. Siegel, along with her team, Lori Kayne, Geriatric Social Worker, and Laura Ocskay, Medicaid Specialist, join Norris McLaughlin from WanderPolo & Siegel. …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Announces Mastercard® Debit Card Sweepstakes Winners

January 15th, 2019 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce the winners of its Black Friday Mastercard® Debit Card Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes ran from Nov. 19 to Dec. 31, 2018 and customers received one entry into the sweepstakes every time they used their debit card …

Member News — Scarinci Hollenbeck Attorney Authors Two Tax and Accounting Books for 2019

January 14th, 2019 — Scarinci Hollenbeck attorney and Fairleigh Dickinson professor, Frank L. Brunetti, is pleased to announce the publication of two new books, Federal Tax Accounting (2019) and Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impact – Guide to Exceeding the Standard Deduction. Both books have been published by Commerce …

Member News — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Expands in Monmouth County to Bell Works in Holmdel

January 14th, 2019 — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, a prominent law firm headquartered in Hackensack, announces that the firm has agreed to a ten-year lease of approximately 6,500 square feet in Bell Works in Holmdel, New Jersey. The 2 million square-foot innovative building of …

Member News — GZA Names Patrick Sheehan as Chief Executive Officer and John Murphy as Chief Operating Officer

January 14th, 2019 — GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA), a leading multi-disciplinary firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water, and construction management services, announced today that it has named Patrick F. Sheehan, P.E., as Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds William E. Hadge, P.E., who has served …

Member News — Pennoni Proudly Transitions to Full Ownership by Employee Stock Ownership Plan

January 14th, 2019 — After more than 50 years of providing professional design, consulting and surveying services, Pennoni is fully owned by its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) Trust. An ESOP is an employee retirement plan that provides ownership to employees. Although Pennoni has …

Member News — Tenaglia & Hunt Among Fastest Growing Law Firms in U.S.

January 11th, 2019 — Tenaglia & Hunt, P.A., which is based in Rochelle Park, NJ, has been named to the 2018 Law Firm 500, a list of the 250 fastest growing law firms in the United States. With a rate of 53% growth over …

Member News — Englewood Health Appoints Two New Executives to its Leadership Ranks

January 11th, 2019 — Englewood Health has appointed two new executives to its leadership ranks, expanding the team dedicated to patient-centered care, quality, and safety. Vicki Hoffman has joined Englewood Health as vice president of operations and Jamie Ketas has been appointed vice president …

Member News — Archer Partner Steven Mignogna Appointed to ACTEC Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute Advisory Committee

January 11th, 2019 — Archer Partner, Steven K. Mignogna, a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), has been appointed to the Senior Advisory Committee of ACTEC’s Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute. Created by ACTEC, the mission of the Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute is …

Member News — Broadcast Journalist Judy Woodruff to Receive Honorary Degree from Montclair State University

January 11th, 2019 — The Board of Trustees at Montclair State University has named legendary broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff as an honorary degree recipient for its January 2019 Graduate School Commencement ceremony. The anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour will address the graduating class and …

Nominate Your Company for CIANJ/COMMERCE Magazine’s 2019 Environmental Leadership Medal

January 10th, 2019 — Protecting the environment has become part of the fabric of how businesses operate. Reducing waste, conserving energy, protecting our water and air are not only good for our quality of life but good for business. CIANJ and COMMERCE Magazine are …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Expands Health, Safety, and Environment Practice

January 10th, 2019 — Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Lanthier as Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Regional Director.  With extensive expertise in the Gulf Coast petrochemical and natural gas transportation industries , Darren will assist clients …

Member News — Use of Remote Cameras by PSEG Sparks Safety Best Practice Innovation

January 10th, 2019 — PSEG Power operates one of the most balanced portfolios in the country – both in terms of fuel mix and market segment (baseload units, load-following units and peaking units). PSEG Power operates a fuel-diverse fleet consisting mainly of nuclear and natural gas …

Member News — Federal Scholarship Helps Bergen Community College Student Study Abroad

January 10th, 2019 — Bergen Community College student Erin Moran has earned a $2,500 U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Prague, Czech Republic during the spring 2019 academic term. Moran, of Kearny, a second-year student at Bergen, …

Member News — PSEG Sells Two Retired Coal Sites to Hilco Redevelopment Partners

January 10th, 2019 — PSEG Power, a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), announced today the sale of the sites of its retired Hudson Generating Station in Jersey City/Secaucus and Mercer Generating Station in Hamilton Township to Hilco Redevelopment Partners (HRP) (www.hilcoredev.com), an …

Member News — BDO USA, LLP Expands Crisis Management & Business Continuity Services Through Addition of Lootok

January 10th, 2019 — BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and advisory firms, today announced the asset acquisition of Lootok, a crisis management and business continuity consulting and technology firm headquartered in New York. The acquisition of Lootok bolsters BDO’s proactive …

Member News — Lakeland Bancorp Announces Closing of Acquisition of Highlands Bancorp

January 10th, 2019 — Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:  LBAI) (“Lakeland Bancorp”), the parent company of Lakeland Bank, announced that its acquisition by merger of Highlands Bancorp, Inc. (formerly OTC Pink:  HSBK) (“Highlands Bancorp”), the parent company of Highlands State Bank, closed today upon the …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health and Wyckoff Family YMCA Announce New Partnership Focused on Population Health

January 9th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Wyckoff Family YMCA.  In accordance with the newly formed partnership, Hackensack University Medical Center will have a major presence throughout the Wyckoff Y to provide health and wellness …

Member News — Nicholas J. Pellegrino to Join Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Practice Groups

January 9th, 2019 — Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce that Nicholas J. Pellegrino, an associate attorney at the firm, will be joining the firm’s Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law practice groups just in time for the Winter NAMM show. Mr. Pellegrino joined the firm in September …

Member News — Sax LLP Names Five New Partners to Expanding Management Team

January 9th, 2019 — Accounting, tax and business advisory leader, Sax LLP, is proud to announce their next generation of firm leaders with the promotion of four Senior Managers and one Director to the position of Partner. The following advisors will join an impressive …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Hawthorne High School PTO

January 9th, 2019 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $50,000 grant to the Hawthorne High School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The donation is part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service …

Member News — LeClairRyan Attorney Elected to the American Law Institute

January 9th, 2019 — LeClairRyan attorney Karol Corbin Walker is among 68 newly elected members of the American Law Institute, an independent organization producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. Walker, a LeClairRyan member who focuses her practice on business, employment, …

Member News — Cedar Grove Resident Appointed Kearny Bank VP / Business Relationship Officer

January 9th, 2019 — Cedar Grove resident Steve Rummel has been appointed a Kearny Bank Vice President / Business Relationship Officer, with a focus on Passaic and Essex counties. In this position, Rummel works to expand existing business relationships, while establishing new ones. Rummel …

Member News — WANTED: Five Thousand Horizon BCBSNJ Members for National Study to Improve Breast Cancer Screening

January 9th, 2019 — Breast cancer experts offer differing advice when it comes to when and how often a woman should get a mammogram and that conflicting advice has created confusion that could have an impact on treatment. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of …

Member News — NAI Hanson’s Schilp Negotiates Lease for Former Daycare Center in Mahwah

January 8th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has negotiated a lease for 9,831 square feet of office space at 25 Edison Road in Mahwah, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s John …

Member News — No Kid Hungry Campaign Is Latest Columbia Bank Foundation Donation Recipient

January 8th, 2019 — Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently issued a $10,000 donation to Share our Strength for their No Kid Hungry Campaign. The donation was a result of the bank’s Employee Sponsored Giving Program, where each month employees select organizations …

Member News — William Paterson University Forms Cannabis Institute

January 7th, 2019 — William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey has formed a Cannabis Institute designed to provide evidence-based scientific and economic information on topics related to cannabis, as well as opioid drugs and other substances. The Cannabis Institute is comprised of a …

Member News — CSG Announces Four Attorney Promotions

January 7th, 2019 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce four attorney promotions, effective January 1, 2019. The changes are as follows: Christopher R. Paldino, formerly counsel, has been promoted to member in the firm’s Litigation Group. He has more …

Member News — United Airlines’ First 787-10 Begins Regular Service, Flying Coast to Coast

January 7th, 2019 — Today, United Airlines’ first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner began regular service as UA2418, departing from Los Angeles International Airport traveling to Newark Liberty International Airport. United is the first carrier in the world to operate all three Dreamliner models, including the …

Member News — Holocaust Discussed During College Speaker Series at Bergen Community College

January 7th, 2019 — Bergen Community College will examine the Holocaust through three events during the spring 2019 semester. All events are free and open to the public. The first, “They Risked Their Lives: Poles Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust,” an exhibition of …

Member News — Berkeley College Welcomes New Provost Marsha Pollard, Ph.D.

January 7th, 2019 — Marsha Pollard, Ph.D., was named Provost of Berkeley College on December 17, 2018, following the retirement of Dr. Beth Castiglia. To her new position, Dr. Pollard brings nearly two decades of experience in higher education at top-ranked national universities. At …

Member News — KSL Secures Client Settlement for Workplace Harassment & Retaliation Lawsuit

January 7th, 2019 — Kaufman, Semeraro & Leibman, LLP is happy to announce that Partner Mark J. Semeraro and Associate Justin Santagata successfully represented two employees in a hostile work environment, discrimination, and retaliation lawsuit which settled under terms of confidentiality for over $1,500,000.00.  The employer agreed …

Member News — A New Year Time to Focus on Your Career Goals at the County College of Morris

January 4th, 2019 — A new year is a perfect time to focus on making your goals a reality, especially those focused on your professional success. At County College of Morris (CCM), students are offered a range of options to obtain the education and …

Member News — Two LeClairRyan Attorneys Promoted

January 4th, 2019 — LeClairRyan is pleased to announce the promotion of two associates to partners of the firm. These promotions, effective January 1, 2019, include environmental litigation attorneys from LeClairRyan’s Newark office. Gary Sapir represents clients in toxic tort, mass tort and products …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Vice President Featured On Regional Television Show

January 4th, 2019 — Andrew Raichle, PE, Vice President, Matrix New World Engineering was a guest on WMBC-TV Hometown Show where he discussed the need for quick response to catastrophic storms.  The difficulty lies in predicting the affect climate change will have on this country …

Member News — NAI Hanson’s Schilp and Ryan Negotiate Complex Land Sale in Pohatcong

January 4th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has arranged the sale of 170 acres of land along Carpentersville Road and High Street in Pohatcong, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s John J. Schilp and Tom Ryan represented the sellers and each of the …

Member News — Guillermo Artiles, Assoc. Counsel to Gov. Murphy, Rejoins McCarter to Build Government Affairs Practice

January 4th, 2019 — Guillermo Artiles, who left McCarter & English a year ago to serve as associate counsel to Governor Phil Murphy, has returned to the firm, where he will be instrumental in building its government affairs practice. He is a partner in …

Member News — Archer Elevates Three to Partner in State & Local Government, Business Litigation and Bankruptcy Practices

January 4th, 2019 — Archer & Greiner P.C. has promoted Kira S. Dabby, Michael Lauricella and Alan M. Root to partner, effective January 1, 2019. The new partners are members of the firm’s State & Local Government, Business Litigation and Bankruptcy practice groups, and …

CIANJ 2019: The Year Ahead

January 4th, 2019 — CIANJ had a phenomenal year in 2018 — see below for a video that captures all of our major events. In 2019, we are taking things up another notch. Our newest forums, International Business and Transportation will have major events …

Member News — NAI Hanson Negotiates Sale of Industrial/Flex Building in Blairstown

January 3rd, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has negotiated the sale of a 15,070-square-foot industrial/flex building at 126 Route 94 in Blairstown, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Joseph Vindigni represented …

Member News — PKF O’Connor Davies Appoints Christopher Petermann and Garrett Higgins to Firm’s Executive Committee

January 3rd, 2019 — PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, the nation’s 29th largest accounting and advisory firm, announced today it has added two new members to its Executive Committee. Nominees Christopher Petermann and Garrett Higgins were approved following recommendations by the firm’s recently established Governance …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health and Carrier Clinic Merge to Enhance Behavioral Health in Tri-State Area

January 3rd, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive and integrated health network, is proud to announce that Carrier Clinic, a leader in behavioral health with a 100-year history in the state, is joining the network which will result in …

Member News — SobelCo Names Two New Members of the Firm

January 3rd, 2019 — On January 1, 2019, the Livingston-based, certified public accounting and advisory firm, SobelCo, announced that Mariana Moghadam and John R. Mellage were named as Members of the Firm. Both had already made significant contributions to the firm’s leadership group in …

Member News — Scarinici Hollenbeck Attorney Promotions Announced

January 3rd, 2019 — Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce the promotions of Roshan D. Shah and Michael A. Jimenez to Partner, Angelo Auteri to Counsel and Liana M. Nobile to Senior Associate, effective January 1, 2019. All four attorneys are based in the …

Member News — Guardian Announces Launch of Subsidiary, Clear My Car Data

January 3rd, 2019 — Most individuals do not realize that their personal data is vulnerable or at any kind of risk when they sync their mobile device to a late model vehicle that has Bluetooth or USB capabilities. People must be aware that their …

Member News — ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. Completes Merger With Greater Hudson Bank

January 3rd, 2019 — ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNOB) (the “Company” or “ConnectOne”), parent company of ConnectOne Bank (the “Bank”), today reported the completion of its previously announced merger with Greater Hudson Bank (OTCQX: GHDS) (“Greater Hudson”). “Our acquisition of the commercially-focused Greater Hudson …

Member News — Brian Anscomb and Abbey Horwitz Named Members of Norris McLaughlin

January 3rd, 2019 — The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has named Brian C. Anscomb and Abbey M. Horwitz Members of the firm, effective January 1, 2019. “It is our great pleasure to have Brian and Abbey as Members of Norris McLaughlin. With membership, …

Member News — Day Pitney Promotes Six New Partners

January 3rd, 2019 — Day Pitney LLP announced today that six attorneys have been elected as partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2019. “These exceptional lawyers have demonstrated top-of-the-line ability and have formed strong and engaging relationships with our clients,” said Day Pitney …

Member News — William T. Corbett, Jr. and Laura A. Brady Join Coughlin Duffy LLP as Partners

January 3rd, 2019 — Coughlin Duffy LLP is pleased to announce that William T. Corbett, Jr. and Laura A. Brady have joined the Firm as partners. Mr. Corbett and Ms. Brady will be joining the Firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Services Group where they will …

Member News — New Jersey American Water Completes Acquisition of Roxbury Water Company

January 3rd, 2019 — New Jersey American Water announced today it has completed its acquisition of the Roxbury Water Company, a family-owned and operated water utility that provides service to nearly 4,000 customer accounts in Roxbury Township, Morris County, N.J. The acquisition was approved …

Member News — New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) Announces Launch of Educational Resource Directory

January 3rd, 2019 — The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) has officially launched the Educational Resource Directory in an effort to support manufacturers with the critical resources needed to train their employees in New Jersey. Until now, New Jersey has not had a …

Member News — Seven Elected to Lowenstein Sandler Partnership Among 2019 Promotions

January 2nd, 2019 — Lowenstein Sandler is proud to announce that seven lawyers have been elected to the partnership in 2019: Lesley P. Adamo, Dmitry Andreev, Marc S. Kurzweil, James B. O’Grady, Eileen Overbaugh, Peter Slocum, and Julie Levinson Werner. These promotions represent the largest group of lawyers promoted to partner …

Member News — Cole Schotz Names Three New Members

January 2nd, 2019 — We are pleased to announce that Emily M. Lamond, Eric S. Latzer and David T. Meglino have been elevated to members of the firm, effective January 1, 2019. The three new members are located across the firm’s New Jersey and New York offices. Emily M. …

Member News — Semeraro Secures Another Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

December 31st, 2018 — Partner, Mark J. Semeraro and associate R. Scott Fahrney have secured a $2.3 million total settlement in a personal injury action on the behalf of their client Stefanida Sloan in the matter Sloan v. Sussex County and Asphalt Paving Systems, Inc., et al. …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized with Six Women’s Choice Awards honoring ‘America’s Best Hospitals’

December 28th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been honored with multiple Women’s Choice Awards, honoring “America’s Best Hospitals” based on outstanding achievement in clinical excellence and patient experience. “I want to commend our …

Member News — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Member Featured On CBS News

December 28th, 2018 — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC., a Livingston-based leading accounting firm, was featured on CBS News.  In the segment about the recent change in the alimony tax law, Karu states, “It’s just added another level. What …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Holds Third Annual Graduation Ceremony for Nurses in Blood and Marrow

December 28th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently held the third annual Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) RN Fellowship Graduation Ceremony for nine registered nurses. The nurses are from 8PE and 8PW Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) units.   To …

Member News — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Announces New Counsel

December 28th, 2018 — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden announced today that Suzanne M. Bradley and Michael J. Zoller have been elevated from Associate to Counsel, effective January 1, 2019. Suzanne M. Bradley joined the firm’s Litigation practice as an associate in 2014, and focuses …

Member News — Columbia Bank Teams Up With Bayshore Lunch Program

December 27th, 2018 — Columbia Bank recently teamed up with Keyport New Jersey’s Bayshore Lunch Program. Established in 2013, the program works to serve a free meal Monday-Friday to those in need. Our team of volunteers, including Columbia Bank’s Chairman of the Board Noel …

Member News — New Jersey American Water Investing $915,000 in Linden

December 24th, 2018 — New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 2,660 feet of aging water main in its Linden service area. The company is replacing main that has reached the end of its useful life with new ductile iron main along Jackson Avenue which turns into Maple …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized by Becker’s Healthcare Among 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs

December 24th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center has been recognized by Becker’s Healthcare as one of the “100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs 2018.” “I want to congratulate our entire orthopedics team on this significant achievement,” said …

Member News — Celgene Corporation to Present at the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

December 24th, 2018 — Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) will present a business update and provide 2019 financial guidance at the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 7, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. PT/ 10:30 a.m. ET. The presentation and breakout session can be accessed live …

Member News — SB One Bancorp Completes Merger With Enterprise Bank

December 24th, 2018 — SB One Bancorp (Nasdaq: SBBX), the holding company for SB One Bank, announced the successful closing of the previously announced merger of Enterprise Bank N.J. (“Enterprise Bank”) with and into SB One Bank. Under the terms of the merger agreement, …

Member News — Columbia Bank Toy Drive Spreads Holiday Cheer

December 21st, 2018 — Columbia Bank has recently completed their Annual Corporate Holiday Toy Drive for children in New Jersey. Coordinated by Team Columbia Volunteers, the effort benefitted 5 organizations across the state of New Jersey including New Jersey Department of Family Services, Boys …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Announces Two Recipients of Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards

December 21st, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that two of the health network’s esteemed physician leaders are recipients of Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards. The winners are: Bonita Stanton, M.D., founding dean, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at …

Member News — Carepoint Health Joined with Jersey City Officials, Area Radio Stations to Award Winners of High School Essay Writing Contest

December 21st, 2018 — CarePoint Health and Christ Hospital officials, in partnership with the City of Jersey City Department of Recreation, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Jersey City Public Schools Superintendent Marcia V. Lyles, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, the Jersey City Police Department and WBLS …

Member News — Mechanical Engineering at NJIT Earns Top Ranking

December 21st, 2018 — College Factual ranks NJIT’s mechanical engineering program in the Top 15 percent of all mechanical engineering programs in the United States. Mechanical engineering at NJIT moved up 14 slots over last year, from No. 53 to No. 39, out of 272 …

Do You Have Ideas & Recommended Best Practices to Assist Small Businesses?

December 20th, 2018 — CIANJ is looking for members who are interested in sharing their thoughts and recommended best practices to help small businesses succeed. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority is collecting feedback on this topic to help create a dynamic and supportive …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Midland Park Public Education Foundation

December 20th, 2018 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently granted $20,000 to the Midland Park Public Education Foundation. The donation is part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The grant will …

Member News — CarePoint Health Mammogram-o-thon

December 20th, 2018 — CarePoint Health-CPH facilities: Bayonne Medical Center in Bayonne, Christ Hospital in Jersey City and Hoboken University Medical Center in Hoboken offers screening mammogram throughout the year, by offering the state of the art technology. In lieu of the Breast Cancer …

Member News — Nationally Renowned Physician, Judy Aschner, M.D. to Lead Children’s Care Transformation Services at Hackensack Meridian Health and Pediatrics at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital

December 20th, 2018 — Judy Aschner, M.D. has been named the Clinical Director of Hackensack Meridian Health Children’s Care Transformation Service and Marvin I. Gottlieb, M.D. Ph.D. Chair of Pediatrics; Physician in Chief for the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health …

New Jersey CPAs Say Minimum Wage Should Be Raised, But Not to $15

December 20th, 2018 — More than 55 percent of the 1,204 New Jersey certified public accountants (CPAs) surveyed earlier this month by the New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA) support raising the state’s minimum wage from the current $8.60 per hour (or $8.85 starting …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Designated as Preferred SBA Lender

December 20th, 2018 — Atlantic Stewardship Bank announced that it was named as a Preferred Lender with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The Preferred Lenders Program (PLP) is a part of the SBA’s effort to streamline the procedures necessary to provide financial assistance …

Member News — Atlantic Health System Nurse Leaders Recognized for Accomplishments, Enhancements to Care

December 20th, 2018 — Nurse leaders from two of Atlantic Health System’s hospitals were recently honored for their leadership and accomplishments by the Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey (ONL NJ) at its Annual Holiday Meeting and Awards Brunch. Sharon Kelly, MSN, RN, …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Raises $190,000 at Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

December 20th, 2018 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce that $190,000 was raised at the Bank’s Annual Scholarship Golf Outing held October 30, 2018 at Crystal Springs Resort. Scholarships will be awarded in 2019 to local students pursuing a higher education. “Lakeland Bank …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center to Offer Incisionless Surgery to Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

December 19th, 2018 — More than 20 million Americans suffer with daily heartburn or other symptoms of reflux, such as regurgitation, chronic cough, hoarseness and dental erosions.  Until recently, patients faced either a lifetime of daily medications, and often incomplete resolution of their symptoms, …

Member News — The Valley Hospital Auxiliary Illuminates the “Tree of Light”

December 19th, 2018 — On Sunday, December 2nd, supporters gathered in the Shotmeyer Lobby of The Valley Hospital to celebrate the Tree of Light Ceremony, a time honored annual event that has been a Valley favorite since 1989. While guests enjoyed the music provided …

Member News — Friedman LLP Launches Qualified Opportunity Zone Consulting Practice

December 19th, 2018 — Top 50 accounting and advisory firm, Friedman LLP, expands its dynamic service offerings to include Qualified Opportunity Zone (“QOZ”) Consulting . The QOZ program, created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”), is a tax incentivized investment initiative …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Expands Air Quality Expertise Practice

December 19th, 2018 — Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) officially announced the addition of John Tsun, an air quality services expert, to the firm. Tsun, who brings nearly three decades of managing environmental compliance for the petroleum, pharmaceutical, chemical and power generation industries, joins …

Member News — Valley Recognized as One of America’s Best Hospitals by Women’s Choice Award

December 19th, 2018 — The Valley Hospital has been recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals by the Women’s Choice Award® for its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. Valley has received the following Women’s Choice Award distinctions for 2019: America’s Best …

Member News — Berkeley College Alumni Host Toy Drive to Benefit Our Way to Hope in Paterson

December 18th, 2018 — Berkeley College alumni and officials gather at the Woodland Park, NJ, campus on December 13, 2018, to celebrate the holidays and collect toy donations. Alumni collected more than 60 toys for donations to Our Way to Hope in Paterson, NJ, …

Member News — New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. Receives $250,000 in State Funds to Support Apprenticeship Programs

December 18th, 2018 — The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) has received $250,000 in State funds as part of Senate Bill No. 2839 in an effort to support NJMEP’s Apprenticeship Programs. The funds will be used to support NJMEP’s Technical Sales Training & …

Member News — Bergen Community College Students Beat the Cold with Soup for the Hungry

December 18th, 2018 — The Bergen Community College student government association used soup to bring warmth to the winter season for those in need. During the week of “Giving Tuesday” Nov. 27, the group sponsored a soup drive supported by students, faculty and staff …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Supports South Plainfield Rescue Squad

December 18th, 2018 — South Plainfield Emergency Medical Services  has received a $27,022 grant from the Columbia Bank Foundation to purchase new portable radios, and install new security cameras. Founded in 1944, the squad provides emergency services and transport to the residents of South …

Member News — Valley Bank Promotes Brian Tish to First SVP NJ Commercial Real Estate Lending

December 18th, 2018 — Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NASDAQ: VLY), announced today the promotion of Brian Tish to First Senior Vice President – Division Head of New Jersey Commercial Real Estate Lending. Tish joined Valley in 1989 and …

Member News — County College of Morris Career Programs Open House

December 18th, 2018 — Looking to fulfill your dreams for a rewarding career but need options that work with your busy schedule and do not take a lot of time? Attend the Workforce Development Continuing Professional Education Open House at County College of Morris …

Member News — Konica Minolta Honored With Three 2018 ASTORS Homeland Security Awards

December 18th, 2018 — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) was honored with receiving three, 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards from American Security Today. Konica Minolta’s bizhub MFP’s, featuring the SIPRNet software solution, received a Platinum Award for Best Smart Card Reader; …

Member News — Steven Mignoga Named to Board of Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

December 18th, 2018 — Steven K. Mignogna, a Partner in the firm’s Haddonfield office, has been named to the Advisory Committee of the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. As a board member, Mr. Mignogna will help to implement the goals of the Institute. With …

Member News — Berkeley College Business Student Receives iGrad Scholarship

December 17th, 2018 — Berkeley College student Imani Miller, Business Administration, Class of 2019, knows how to “seize the day” and take advantage of the opportunities set before her. In the small town of Buford, GA, where she grew up, she made a film about …

Member News — PKF O’Connor Davies Welcomes GKG CPAs

December 17th, 2018 — PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, the nation’s 29th largest accounting and advisory firm, announced today that GKG CPAs, an accounting, consulting and financial services firm based in Chestnut Ridge, NY has joined the firm. The move is part of PKF O’Connor …

Member News — SobelCo Announces Merger with Weber, Shapiro & Company, LLP

December 17th, 2018 — On January 1, 2019, SobelCo will merge with Woodcliff Lake firm Weber, Shapiro & Company. Alan Sobel, Managing Member, announced the impending merger noting that, “SobelCo was founded in 1956 with a vision for seamlessly blending the business acumen and …

Member News — Port Authority Prepared to Handle Record Airport Travelers During the Holiday Season

December 17th, 2018 — Nearly 20 million traveIers – including a record number of passengers using the Port Authority’s four major airports – are projected to use the Port Authority’s facilities during the upcoming 16-day Christmas/New Year’s holiday season. To accommodate the projected heavy …

Member News — Archer Continues Annual Diversity Summer Associate Program Into 2019 With Support From Panasonic & The Hershey Company

December 17th, 2018 — As part of the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and in collaboration with local affinity bar associations and corporate partners, Archer & Greiner is pleased to announce the continuation of its Diversity Summer Associate Program through 2019. With continued …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized Nationally Among the Greenest Hospitals

December 17th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Becker’s Healthcare among68 of the most “green” hospitals in the U.S. “I want to congratulate our team for their dedication and innovation as they continue to advance …

Member News — Renowed Terminal Operator Selected to Run Terminal One at Newark Liberty International Airport

December 17th, 2018 — The Port Authority Board of Commissioners today approved the selection of Munich Airport International GmbH (MAI) to operate and maintain the new $2.7-billion Terminal One, which is replacing outmoded Terminal A as part of the agency’s ongoing commitment to a …

Member News — NJIT Computing Dean Elected to National Academy of Inventors

December 17th, 2018 — At NJIT, Craig Gotsman is best known as dean of Ying Wu College of Computing. Within the scientific community, he is better known as the inventor of a number of cutting-edge software technologies for manipulating 3D geometric data, enabling their …

CIANJ Statement on the Ruling Today in Favor of the PennEast Pipeline

December 14th, 2018 — Statement from Anthony Russo, President of CIANJ: PennEast has always been about providing clean, reliable, affordable energy for millions of New Jersey residents and businesses. We’re encouraged by today’s decision to continue the process that has already found PennEast is …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Executive Appointed To Industrial Advisory Board at NJIT

December 14th, 2018 — David G. Eareckson, PE, Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix),  was appointed to the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) for the newly formed School of Applied Engineering and Technology (SAET) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), where he will assist in …

Member News — Bayonne Medical Center & Hoboken University Medical Center Transitional Care Units Named Best Nursing Homes for Short Term Rehab by U.S. News & World Report

December 14th, 2018 — The Transitional Care Units at Bayonne Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center both earned the designation of being named a U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home for 2018-2019 in recognition of the high-quality care they provide as …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Holds 19th Annual World AIDS Day Conference for Students

December 14th, 2018 — The AIDS Outreach Program at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently hosted the 19th annual World AIDS Day prevention-focused conference for high school students. This year’s event was attended by more than 300 students from 11 schools in …

CIANJ Opposes Constitutional Amendment That Would Change How Legislative Districts Are Drawn

December 13th, 2018 — Lawmakers in Trenton have  proposed a constitutional amendment that would drastically alter how New Jersey draws its Legislative districts. Currently, legislative districts are decided by a Commission made up of individuals appointed by both Republican and Democrat State Party Chairs …

State of New Jersey Launches Tax Amnesty Program

December 13th, 2018 — The New Jersey Division of Taxation has announced the official launch of the 2018 Tax Amnesty program to provide individuals and businesses with the opportunity to pay back taxes or file past returns with no penalties and reduced interest. The …

Member News — Valley Medical Group Recognized for Patient Experience Data Transparency

December 13th, 2018 — Valley Medical Group has been recognized for performance data transparency with the Press Ganey Seal of Integrity. The Seal of Integrity validates the reliability of Valley’s data transparency program for having met scientifically rigorous standards for collecting and publicly reporting …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized Nationally Among the Greenest Hospitals

December 13th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Becker’s Healthcare among 68 of the most “green” hospitals in the U.S. “I want to congratulate our team for their dedication and innovation …

Member News — The Valley Hospital Auxiliary Hosts “An Unforgettable Night” at The Legacy Castle

December 13th, 2018 — On November 16, more than 340 Valley supporters gathered in black tie attire to celebrate “An Unforgettable Night” – The Valley Hospital Auxiliary’s 72nd Annual Valley Ball.  This time-honored event took place in the storybook setting of The Legacy Castle …

Member News — NAI Hanson’s Horning and Lizzack Negotiate Sale of Medical Office Space in Ridgewood

December 13th, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has negotiated the sale of a 9,242-square-foot medical office building at 265 Ackerman Avenue in Ridgewood, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Randy Horning, MSRE, …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment of Matthew Crocco to 1st Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Banking

December 13th, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Matthew Crocco has been appointed to 1st Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Banking. In his new role, Mr. Crocco will be responsible for leading the …

Member News — Columbia Bank’s Mayra L. Rinaldi Named “Emerging Leader, Rising Star”

December 12th, 2018 — Columbia Bank is pleased to announce Mayra L. Rinaldi has been selected as an Emerging Leader, Rising Star by NJ Bankers. Mrs. Rinaldi was designated due to her exceptional leadership, mentoring, and problem-solving skills. She joined Columbia Bank in 2000 …

Member News — JCP&L Reminds Customers of Available Assistance Programs to Help with Winter Bills

December 11th, 2018 — With cold weather now affecting the region, financial assistance programs are available for Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) customers who need help with their winter heating bills. Assistance to qualifying JCP&L customers is available through Lifeline, Universal Service Fund …

Member News — Riker Danzig’s Matthew A. Karmel Elected Junior Board Member of Table to Table

December 11th, 2018 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that associate Matthew A. Karmel has been elected a Junior Board Member of Table to Table.  Based in New Jersey, Table to Table is a community-based …

Member News — Bergen Foundation Awards Students $101k

December 11th, 2018 — This year’s holiday “giving season” featured $101,000 in Bergen Community College Foundation scholarships for 124 students. The honorees, who received scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000, earned recognition for their academic performance and persistence. A ceremony for the scholarship award …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Colleagues Receive Emerging Leader Rising Star Award

December 11th, 2018 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce that Max Custer, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer and Robert Surovich, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer recently received the NJ Bankers Emerging Leader Rising Star Award. Custer and Surovich were selected by NJ Bankers …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Receives Acclaim for Its Tithing Program

December 11th, 2018 — This past year was quite exhilarating for Atlantic Stewardship Bank. It is one thing to be able to give back, but quite another to receive wonderful recognition for it. “We are honored by the opportunity to help community charities and …

Member News — Berkeley College Foundation Honors 10 at Inaugural Leadership and Scholarship Recognition Dinner

December 11th, 2018 — The Berkeley College Foundation held its Inaugural Leadership and Scholarship Recognition Dinner to honor eight student scholarship recipients and those who have made outstanding contributions to its mission. Elyse Kretz, Berkeley College alumna and Group Vice President, Learning and Leadership …

Member News — John J. Gibbons Dies at 94

December 11th, 2018 — Renowned litigator John J. Gibbons, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a longtime Director at Gibbons P.C., the firm that bears his name, died on Sunday, December 9, 2018. He was …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Expands Offerings With Market Development Practice

December 11th, 2018 — Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Robillard, National Vice President of Market Development. Mr. Robillard is an accomplished client services manager adept at penetrating accounts, capturing market share, and driving revenue growth. He …

Member News — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Member Talks Taxes

December 11th, 2018 — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC., a Livingston-based leading accounting firm, was featured on two separate radio shows where he discussed steps you can take before December 31st to maximize your tax refund. Karu spoke with …

Member News — Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Extends Hours, Locations and Outreach to Help Consumers Meet Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline

December 11th, 2018 — As the 2019 enrollment period for individual health insurance coverage winds down, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) is ramping up its efforts to assist consumers with signing up for coverage. The enrollment deadline for 2019 …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Breaks Ground on its Central Utility Plant Project

December 11th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center held a ceremonial groundbreaking event to signify the beginning of construction of its Central Utility Plant (CUP) at Second and Atlantic streets. This marks a key milestone in a campus transformation and modernization plan that …

Member News — Investors Bank Announces Organizational Changes

December 10th, 2018 — Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISBC) (“Company”) announced that Paul Kalamaras has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of the Company and Investors Bank (“Bank”).  Mr. Kalamaras previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Banking Officer of the Company …

Member News — Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center Settle Contracts with HPAE Locals 5058, 5138

December 7th, 2018 — Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center reached tentative agreements Thursday with HPAE locals 5058 and 5138 after nearly six months of good faith bargaining. The two contracts cover approximately 1,500 registered nurses in the two hospitals. …

Member News — Bayonne Medical Center Recognized as 2018 Top Teaching Hospital by the Leapfrog Group

December 7th, 2018 — CarePoint Health’s Bayonne Medical Center was one of only 12 New Jersey hospitals who received a 2018 Top Hospitals Award, being recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital by national healthcare nonprofit, the Leapfrog Group. Bayonne Medical Center, who is receiving the …

Member News — Valley Health Pharmacy Now Open in Mahwah

December 7th, 2018 — Valley Health System has opened its third retail pharmacy at The Valley Center for Health and Wellness, located at 1400 MacArthur Blvd.in Mahwah. Like the pharmacy locations at the Luckow Pavilion in Paramus and The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, the …

Member News — NJCU Announces Upcoming Workforce Development Programs

December 7th, 2018 — For those looking for a new and exciting career, the NJCU Workforce Development Center offers a variety of training programs for individuals seeking to launch a career in maritime or information technology. The Merchant Mariner Program co-sponsored by NJCU’s workforce …

Legislative Alert: Minimum Wage to be Raised to $15 by 2024

December 7th, 2018 — Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin introduced legislation yesterday which raises the minimum wage to $15/hr by 2024. Click here to read the bill. On January 1st, New Jersey’s minimum wage will increase to $8.85/hr. This legislation would increase it again on …

Member News — Four Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Named Tops by Leapfrog Group

December 6th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce that Bayshore Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center were named Top Hospitals while Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center were named Top Teaching Hospitals by the Leapfrog Group, a national …

Member News — New Jersey Innovation Institute Hosts FDA Director For Biologics Evaluation and Research at Industry Roundtable

December 6th, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, hosted Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Director Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CEBR), Peter Marks M.D., Ph.D., at a roundtable with biopharma industry leaders in early December. Dr. Marks is …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Announces New Community Smoking Cessation Treatment Center (CSCTC) Initiative

December 6th, 2018 — In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness month, Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently hosted the fourth Community Outreach and Engagement initiative to reduce cancer disparities.  This event, which was attended by community representatives and collaborators of Hackensack University …

Member News — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises Negotiates Two Industrial Leases With Long-Time Tenant in South Hackensack

December 6th, 2018 — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises announces that they have signed a lease renewal and expansion with L&W Supply Corporation for 64,042 square feet of industrial space at two of their industrial properties in South Hackensack, N.J. L&W Supply Corporation renewed its current lease …

Member News — LAN Associates Commits to Stay in Midland Park Headquarters

December 6th, 2018 — Amongst the various design projects that LAN Associates has in the works, the next project sits very close to home. Officials at LAN Associates have committed to a long-term lease, keeping the company in the historic Godwin Avenue, Marlow Park …

Member News — Matrix President Wins Silver In 15th Annual ‘Stevie Awards’ Women in Business

December 5th, 2018 — The 15th Annual Stevie Awards announced Jayne Warne, PE, President, won the Silver Award in the category of Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition produced by the creators …

Member News — EisnerAmper Welcomes Largest New Hire Class in Its History

December 5th, 2018 — EisnerAmper LLP is pleased to announce that approximately 90 Staff I’s recently attended several days of training and orientation at the firm’s Metro Park facility in Iselin, NJ. This group of nearly 90 new staff came together from EisnerAmper’s offices …

Member News — Withum Dispatches Employees into NJ Communities to Help Local Charities

December 5th, 2018 — WithumSmith+Brown, PC (Withum), the top nationally ranked advisory, tax and assurance/accounting firm known for its social-responsibility initiatives, recently dispatched team members from its Princeton, Whippany, East Brunswick and Red Bank offices to volunteer at local charitable organizations in the days …

Member News — Berkeley College Marks 20th Anniversary of Online Teaching and Learning

December 5th, 2018 — Berkeley College concluded celebrating the 20th year anniversary of distance teaching and learning at the administrative offices of Berkeley College Online® in Paramus, NJ, on November 27, 2018.  Nineteen percent of Berkeley College undergraduates and 95 percent of the graduate …

Member News — Denholtz Associates Negotiates Three Leases at University Corporate Center in Winter Park, Fla.

December 5th, 2018 — Denholtz Associates, a privately held, fully integrated real estate development, investment and management company, announces three leases for 11,565 square feet of office space at the University Corporate Center located at 6969-7129 University Boulevard in Winter Park, Fla. Denholtz Associates’ …

Member News — Matrix VP & National Director of Remediation Wins GOLD in 15th Annual International Stevie® Awards For Women In Business

December 5th, 2018 — Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) announced that Dr. Laurie LaPat-Polasko, Vice President and National Director of Remediation, was selected as the Gold Award recipient and named the Woman of the Year — Technology in the 15th Annual Stevie® Awards. More than 1,500 nominations from …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin Welcomes Associate to New Jersey Office

December 5th, 2018 — The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Doris Cheung as an Associate. She joins the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, concentrating in the area of complex insurance fraud and healthcare litigation with an emphasis on Anti-Kickback Laws, Anti-Money …

Member News — Archer & Greiner Names Lloyd Freeman Chief Diversity Officer

December 5th, 2018 — Archer & Greiner is pleased to announce Lloyd Freeman has been appointed to the new role of Chief Diversity Officer, and will serve as Chairman of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, effective immediately.  In this role, he will serve as a trusted …

Member News — American Water Celebrates Its New Home in Camden with Grand Opening Ceremony

December 5th, 2018 — American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, celebrated the official grand opening of its new headquarters at One Water Street on the Camden Waterfront with employees, local residents and community members, business and industry leaders, elected …

Member News — M&T Bank and NJPAC Partner to Present Vibrant Dance Series

December 4th, 2018 — In a unique collaboration created to advance the vitality and diversity of dance in New Jersey, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and M&T Bank have announced a partnership naming M&T Bank as the title sponsor of the Arts …

Member News — CSG Contributes Toward Essex County Gun Buy Back Initiative

December 4th, 2018 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (“CSG”) is pleased to announce that it has contributed $1,000 toward the 2018 Gun Buy Back Initiative being organized by the Essex County Bar Foundation and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On December 3, the firm’s …

Member News — Investors Bank Presenting 9th Art of Thriving Conference for Not-for-Profit Professionals

December 4th, 2018 — Investors Bank will present the Ninth Annual Art of Thriving Not-for-Profit Conference on Wednesday, December 12, beginning at 8 AM. The conference, which runs until noon, is being held at the Pines Manor at 2085 Lincoln Highway in Edison, New …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin’s Annmarie Simeone to Present Middlesex County Bar Association Ethics Seminar

December 4th, 2018 — Annmarie Simeone, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be a co-presenter discussing “All About Ethics Complaints: What Lawyers Need to Know” for the Middlesex County Bar Association (MCBA).  The seminar, approved for 1.5 hours of Ethics/Professionalism CLE …

Member News — John Thomas Named President of R&B Debris

December 4th, 2018 — The Hainesport Transportation Group has named John Thomas president of R&B Debris, one of its subsidiary companies. R&B Debris, based in Hainesport, NJ, provides transportation services for hazardous and non-hazardous materials, providing disposal solutions through a network of private and public landfills …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Pompton Lakes Education Foundation

December 3rd, 2018 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently provided $20,000 in special funding to the Pompton Lakes Education Foundation. The donation is part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The …

Member News — Meridian Health Foundation’s 21st Anniversary Gala Raises Over $2.2 Million

December 3rd, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation is pleased to announce its 21st Anniversary Gala, the Giving Heals Gala, raised over $2.2 million for the organization. Taking place at Harrah’s Conference Center in Atlantic City on Saturday, November 17, 2018, the …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Hosts Annual Wish Tree Collection for Children in Need

December 3rd, 2018 — Atlantic Stewardship Bank is once again collecting new, unwrapped gifts for children at each of its 12 conveniently located branches through its Annual Wish Tree Program. Each of the bank’s branches will be displaying a Christmas tree decorated with ornaments …

Member News — “Trenton Makes…The World Takes” LED Sign Upgrade Wins Best Electrical Construction Project of the Year

December 3rd, 2018 — The General Building Contractors Association has recognized the Trenton Makes LED sign upgrade in Trenton, New Jersey, with its Best Electrical Construction Project of the Year award. Dewberry worked closely with a Philadelphia-based lighting design expert, The Lighting Practice, to …

Member News — New Jersey Innovation Institute Recruiting 10th Cohort for Health IT Connections Program

November 30th, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, is calling for applications to participate in the 10th cycle of the Health IT Connections program, set to kick off on March 1, 2019. The Health IT Connections program was established …

Member News — PSE&G Receives 2018 Outstanding Customer Reliability Experience Award

November 30th, 2018 — Public Service Electric and Gas, New Jersey’s largest utility, last night was recognized by PA Consulting as the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Customer Reliability Experience Award. PSE&G also received the ReliabilityOne™ Award for Outstanding Reliability Performance in the Mid-Atlantic …

Member News — Celgene Corporation and bluebird bio Complete Enrollment of Pivotal KarMMa Study of anti-BCMA Car T Cell Therapy bb2121 in Patients with Relapsed and Refractory Multiple Myeloma

November 29th, 2018 — Celgene Corporation (Nasdaq: CELG) and bluebird bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUE) today announced the completion of enrollment for the KarMMa pivotal study of bb2121, the companies’ lead investigational anti-BCMA CAR T cell therapy candidate for patients with relapsed and refractory multiple …

Member News — Kean University’s Patricia Morreale Named AAAS Fellow

November 29th, 2018 — Kean University School of Computer Science Executive Director Patricia Morreale, Ph.D., has joined the ranks of Nobel laureates and science pioneers as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Morreale was elected to AAAS “for …

Member News — EisnerAmper’s Deborah Friedland Honored by Turnaround Management Association for “Mid-Sized Transaction of the Year”

November 29th, 2018 — EisnerAmper managing director Deborah Friedland was acknowledged by the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) for “Mid-Sized Transaction of the Year.” She led a transaction team that worked on the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, an Illinois-based hotel. The Chapter 11 reorganization plan included the …

Member News — New Jersey Innovation Institute Recruiting 10th Cohort for Health IT Connections Program

November 28th, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, is calling for applications to participate in the 10th cycle of the Health IT Connections program, set to kick off on March 1, 2019.   The Health IT Connections program was …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Appoints Leonard van Dam to FSVP Position

November 28th, 2018 — Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointment. Leonard van Dam has been hired as First Senior Vice President, Group Leader of Commercial Lending based in Teaneck. He will be responsible for …

Member News — Port Authority Names Interim Director Of Agency’s Port Department To Oversee Largest East Coast Port As Cargo Numbers Continue To Hit Record Volumes

November 28th, 2018 — The Port Authority announced today that Sam Ruda, who joined the Port Authority in 2017 after a 25-year career in transportation that included 12 years in senior management at the Port of Portland, will be the agency’s new interim port …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Welcomes Joseph Underwood, M.D. as Chair of Emergency Medicine

November 28th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to welcome Joseph Underwood, M.D. as chair of Emergency Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center. “A strategic and innovative leader, Dr. Underwood will help to further our mission to transform health care and serve as …

Member News — EisnerAmper Opens New San Francisco Location

November 28th, 2018 — On December 3, EisnerAmper LLP will move into its new operating space in the Financial District at One California Street, Suite 1700, San Francisco, CA  94111, overlooking the Embarcadero. The move was prompted by the firm’s continued growth in California, …

Member News — Seventh Straight Win for CCM’s Art and Literary Magazine

November 28th, 2018 — The Promethean, the award-winning County College of Morris (CCM) student art and literary publication, has once again been selected as a winner by Graphic Design USA in its 2018 American Inhouse Design Awards contest. The American Inhouse Design Award is …

Member News — McLaren Engineering Group Expands Leadership Team with Two New Hires

November 28th, 2018 — McLaren Engineering Group, a full-service engineering firm, announced today that it is expanding its leadership team with the additions of Dawson Bloom as Civil Technical Director and Michelle Piechowski as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “We’re excited to welcome …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Announces New Hires November 2018

November 28th, 2018 — Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointments. Pamela Frie has been hired as Vice President, Senior SBA Portfolio Manager based in Oak Ridge, N.J. With 29 years of banking experience and a …

Member News — American Dream® Receives MAPIC Best Futura Shopping Center Award

November 28th, 2018 — The international retail real estate community from 80 countries gathered in Cannes this week for the 24th edition of MAPIC, with special attention on the convergence of physical and digital retail and how retailers and property owners are deploying new …

CIANJ Statement in Opposition to the Proposed $15 Minimum Wage Bill

November 26th, 2018 — Statement from CIANJ President Anthony Russo: Today, Gov. Murphy once again called on legislative leaders to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. The legislature should first take a hard look at why New Jersey has one of …

CIANJ Statement in Opposition to the Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Redistricting

November 26th, 2018 — Statement from Anthony Russo, president of CIANJ: The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey opposes SCR43, the proposed constitutional amendment that would fundamentally change the way New Jersey’s legislative districts are drawn. Any change to the process the state …

CIANJ Statement in Support of the Pending Marijuana Legislation

November 26th, 2018 — CIANJ Statement on Marijuana Legislation from Anthony Russo, President: The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey is supporting Senate Bill 2703 today as we are in favor of the legalization of marijuana. This legislation creates a new industry in …

Member News — Konica Minolta’s Dispatcher Phoenix Recognized As A Top Business Solution

November 26th, 2018 —  Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced that it has received recognition in the 2018 Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Buyer’s Guide for the company’s Dispatcher Phoenix ECM solution. Published by Solutions Review, the Buyer’s Guide serves as a …

Member News — Triangle Manufacturing is Now ISO 13485:2016 Certified

November 26th, 2018 — We are pleased to share the news that Triangle has successfully passed and been granted certification to the new requirements of ISO 13485:2016. We would like to thank all of the associates who helped to prepare for the audit and …

Member News — William Paterson University Students Win 12th Annual National Sales Challenge 2018 Hosted by the University’s Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales

November 26th, 2018 — A William Paterson University student team won first place overall in the Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales 12th Annual National Sales Challenge held at 1600 Valley Road in Wayne, competing against the best sales students from 40 other schools across …

Member News — PSEG Promotes Accardo to Lead Its Regulatory Efforts

November 26th, 2018 — Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) announced today that Joseph F.  Accardo has been promoted to Vice President-Regulatory and Deputy General Counsel, effective immediately. In this new role, Accardo will continue to report to PSEG Executive Vice President and General Counsel …

Member News — Konica Minolta Recognized For Best Marketing Strategy At 33rd Annual Frank Awards Event

November 21st, 2018 — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce it has received the 2018 Frank Award in the Best Marketing Strategy category for the second year in a row. The award was presented at the 33rd Annual Awards …

Member News — NAI Hanson’s Koch Negotiates Sale of Commercial and Residential Buildings in Bloomingdale

November 21st, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces the sale of a 2,200-square-foot commercial building at 217 Hamburg Turnpike and a 1,200-square-foot two-family home at 219 Hamburg Turnpike in Bloomingdale, N.J. NAI …

Member News — Pennoni Engineer is the Second Woman and First Latino to Join New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers Board

November 21st, 2018 — “It represents a glass ceiling shattering moment for female and minority engineers in the engineering field. I am very happy and honored to serve as the new secretary for the board.”—Olga Garcia, PE, CME on her election to the Executive …

Member News — Congratulations to Sills Cummis’ Valerie Weiss on Receiving the NJ LEEP Mentoring Award

November 21st, 2018 — Congratulations to Sills Cummis’ Valerie Weiss on receiving the NJ LEEP Mentoring Award at NJ LEEP’s annual Fall Harvest event, a community gathering for NJ LEEP students, families, volunteers and partners.  The event took place at the Robert Treat Hotel …

Member News — County College of Morris Trustee Receives Statewide Leadership Award

November 21st, 2018 — On Friday, Nov. 16, as part of the Vision 2028 Leadership Summit, the New Jersey Council of County Colleges presented the Ronald D. Winthers Trustee Leadership Award to County College of Morris Trustee Joseph Weisberg, Ed.D. The award is named …

Member News — Kean University Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship Gets Grant to Expand Biotech Hub

November 21st, 2018 — The Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship (ILSE) was awarded a $100,000 planning grant with Union Township to expand its outreach to life science entrepreneurs and its University programs. A Union Township proposal to expand ILSE, located in Kean’s STEM Building, …

Member News — Real Estate Attorney Stephanie D. Edelstein Joins Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Prominent Real Estate Law Group

November 21st, 2018 — Scarinci Hollenbeck is proud to welcome the addition of Stephanie D. Edelstein to the firm’s Commercial Real Estate practice group as Counsel. Ms. Edelstein brings with her over a decade of experience handling a wide range of transactional real estate matters including …

Member News — Berkeley College Professional Development Series Brings Real-World Leadership Perspectives to Students

November 20th, 2018 — Berkeley College students recently completed a six-part Professional Development Series of workshops held at Berkeley College in Woodbridge, NJ. The Professional Development Series is designed to build students’ awareness and expertise in areas employers are looking for, such as interpersonal …

Member News — Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. (RBARI) Is Latest Columbia Bank Foundation Donation Recipient

November 20th, 2018 — Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently issued a $10,000 donation to the Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. (RBARI) in Oakland. The donation was a result of the bank’s Employee Sponsored Giving Program, where each month employees select organizations …

Member News — Daniel J. Conway Appointed to Vice President/Commercial Lending Officer at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

November 20th, 2018 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, recently announced the appointment of Daniel Conway to Vice President/Commercial Lending Officer. Mr. Conway has over eighteen years of experience servicing the northern New Jersey commercial and industrial …

Member News — HCCC and FDU Sign Agreement for Dual Admission to Construction Management Baccalaureate Degree Program

November 20th, 2018 — Hudson County Community College (HCCC) and Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) have signed a dual-admission agreement that allows students to complete their Associate of Applied Science degree in Construction Management at HCCC and transition to the Bachelor of Science in Construction …

Member News — Atlantic Health System Chosen by PinnacleCare to Provide Executive Health Services to Visiting Chinese Clients

November 20th, 2018 — For many individuals around the world, accessing high-quality medical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities means having to travel from their home country. For these “medical tourists,” the challenge of finding the right care quickly – before a visa or permit expires …

Member News — TD Charitable Foundation Awards $3.125 Million in Grants to Non-Profits Expanding Access to Affordable Housing

November 19th, 2018 — Through its “Housing for Everyone” grant competition, TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, this week awarded 25 organizations throughout TD Bank’s footprint from Maine to Florida a total of $3.125 million. The …

Member News — American Water Commits to Furthering Diversity in Leadership

November 19th, 2018 — American Water(NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, has partnered with the Paradigm for Parity® coalition and announced its commitment to further support inclusion and diversity efforts across its corporate leadership structure by 2030 as …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment of William T. Brex as Vice President, Commercial Credit Technology Officer

November 19th, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that William T. Brex has been appointed Vice President, Commercial Credit Technology Officer. In his new position, he will implement the bank’s new Commercial Credit Technology to …

Member News — International Business Event Attracts State Manufacturers

November 19th, 2018 — On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, U.S. Commercial Service, New Jersey District Export Council (NJ DEC) and Sobel & Co., Certified Public Accountants and Advisors, hosted this popular annual event celebrating the manufacturing sector with an emphasis on the export community. …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment of Deborah L. Scelzo to Senior Vice President, Commercial Credit Officer

November 16th, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Deborah L. Scelzo has been appointed Senior Vice President, Commercial Credit Officer. In her new position, she will supervise the Commercial Credit Department, assist in the …

Member News — Valley Surgeons Employing Robotic Technology for Weight-Loss Surgery

November 16th, 2018 — Surgeons at The Valley Hospital’s Center for Bariatric Surgery and Weight-Loss Management are employing leading-edge robotic technology to perform weight-loss surgery. “The robotic approach provides surgeons with better visualization of the surgical field which, in turn, leads to increased surgical …

Member News — Two Atlantic Health System Medical Centers Again Recognized for ‘Meritorious’ Surgical Quality

November 16th, 2018 — Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center were again recognized as one of 83 participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Site Remediation Expert to Lead In Situ Technologies Course

November 16th, 2018 — Richard Britton, P.G., LSRP, will share his expertise on the science and practical aspects of in situ remediation with peers at a continuing education course on The Science and Practical Aspects of In situ Technologies at Rutgers  University, Cook Student …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Foundations Recognized by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy as High Performers

November 16th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that its philanthropic organizations, the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and the Meridian Health Foundation, have been recognized by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) as high-performing fundraisers in the health care industry. …

Member News — More than 100 Professional Sales Students from Across the Country to Visit William Paterson University for Russ Berrie Institute’s 12th Annual National Sales Challenge

November 16th, 2018 — The Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales (RBI) at William Paterson University’s Cotsakos College of Business is hosting the 12th Annual National Sales Challenge, and anticipating its largest turnout ever, for an intense series of selling competitions and workshops, on …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces Community Service Awards

November 16th, 2018 — Columbia Bank is proud to announce their 2018 Community Service Award Winners, part of a statewide program that recognizes outstanding community support efforts by their employees. Columbia employees receiving this year’s special recognition were: Shannon Brand of Clifton: Serves as …

Member News — Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak on Alimony at NJICLE 2018 Fall CLEfest

November 16th, 2018 — Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., member of its Management Committee, and Chair of the Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, will speak on alimony at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Fall …

Member News — New Jersey Innovation Institute Appoints Frank Leibowitz Director, Regional Operations and Partnerships

November 16th, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, announces the appointment of Frank Leibowitz as director, regional operations and partnerships. He will lead NJII’s efforts in the economic development of southern New Jersey to include the continued growth and …

Member News — Delta Dental of New Jersey Appoints Jorge Gracia, Esq. as New Board of Trustees Member

November 16th, 2018 — Delta Dental of New Jersey is pleased to announce that Jorge Gracia, Esq. has been appointed as the newest member of its Board of Trustees. Jorge is currently chief legal and chief compliance officer at Sprint Corporation. With a legal …

Member News — Next Level Performance Wins Four MarCom Awards for Incentive Programs

November 16th, 2018 — Next Level Performance won a Platinum MarCom Award for its promotional video created to generate anticipation for a group incentive travel program for a multi-billion dollar building materials company. The video blended footage of the Nevada desert in all its …

Member News — Working Mother Names BDO USA, LLP One of the Best Companies for Dads

November 16th, 2018 — Working Mother today named BDO USA, LLP to the magazine’s first-ever list of Best Companies for Dads.  The rankings celebrate organizations that lead in the areas of paternity leave, phase-back programs, telecommuting opportunities, flexible schedules, and more. Accenture, American Express, Intel, Johnson & …

CIANJ Hosts Working Group & Testifies on Paid Sick Leave Rules

November 16th, 2018 — New Jersey’s Department of Labor recently released its proposed regulations that will govern the new paid sick leave law. CIANJ hosted a workshop to take a hard look at these rules and determine what worked and did not work for …

Member News — Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest Receives a HANDS 2018 Community Leadership Award

November 12th, 2018 — Lowenstein Sandler is proud to announce that the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest has received a 2018 Community Leadership Award from HANDS, Inc. (Housing and Neighborhood Development Services, Inc.). HANDS bestowed the award in recognition of the significant legal advocacy the Center has provided to …

Member News — Sony, Montclair State and National Higher Education Leaders Launch Collaborative Forum

November 12th, 2018 — Montclair State University has joined forces with Sony Electronics and 11 other colleges and universities across the country to form the Future Learning Collaborative, an initiative designed to foster open and candid dialogue among higher education institutions about the role …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Sponsors Maternal Health & Perinatal Safety Symposium

November 12th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, was a key sponsor of a symposium on maternal health and perinatal safety which included New Jersey Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal, M.D., MBA, network physicians and national leading experts …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin Welcomes New Real Estate Member

November 12th, 2018 — The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Michael Osterman as a Member of the firm.  He joins the firm’s Real Estate & Finance group. Osterman has successfully handled complex, commercial real estate transactions and land use …

Member News — NJIT Establishes New School of Applied Engineering and Technology

November 12th, 2018 — An array of more than 100 technology-focused engineers, device designers and project managers, joined by NJIT alumni and elected officials, gathered on campus today to mark the establishment of NJIT’s School of Applied Engineering and Technology (SAET) within the university’s …

Member News — Ramapo College Celebrates 49th Birthday with Founders’ Day Event

November 9th, 2018 — Ramapo College of New Jersey celebrated its 49th birthday during a celebration of Founders’ Day on Wednesday, November 7 at the historic Havemeyer Arch and in the campus Grove. The event was sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Office of the …

Member News — Horizon Expands Laboratory Network – Quest Diagnostics Joins LabCorp & BioReference

November 9th, 2018 — Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced today that it will be adding more convenience, choice and ease to the comprehensive laboratory services it offers and manages for its 3.8 million members. Through a new preferred …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Wins PeopleSoft Innovator Award Twice for 2018

November 8th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest, most comprehensive and integrated health network, is pleased to announce it has twice won the PeopleSoft Innovator Award from Oracle, a leading global computer technology corporation. Oracle presented Hackensack Meridian Health with the PeopleSoft …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Hosts Annual November Food Drive

November 8th, 2018 — During the month of November, Atlantic Stewardship Bank will once again host its Annual Food Drive with a mission to replenish the local food pantry reserves that are diminished by the Thanksgiving holiday. From Monday, November 5, 2018, through Friday, …

Member News — The Valley Hospital Earns an “A” for Patient Safety

November 8th, 2018 — The Valley Hospital is proud to have been recognized with an “A” grade for patient safety for the thirteenth time from The Leapfrog Group‘s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. Valley was one of 855 hospitals to receive an “A,” ranking …

Member News — New Jersey American Water Named “Outstanding Corporate Partner” at The Salvation Army’s 2018 Expect Change Luncheon in Camden

November 8th, 2018 — New Jersey American Water was recently named “Outstanding Corporate Partner” at The Salvation Army’s 4th Annual Expect Change Luncheon. Held at the Kroc Center in Camden on October 24, this annual event honors individuals and businesses who have made a positive …

Member News — Eight Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Receive an “A’’ for Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group

November 8th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce that eight hospitals received an “A’’ grade for their commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S, according to The Leapfrog Group, a national non-profit health care …

Member News — Introducing the Valley-Mount Sinai Head and Neck Institute: An Experienced, Multispecialty Team for the Treatment of Head and Neck Cancers

November 6th, 2018 — Northern New Jersey-area residents now have access to advanced head and neck cancer care with the establishment of the Valley-Mount Sinai Head and Neck Institute at Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care in Paramus.  The Institute’s multispecialty team excels in providing …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Announces a Partnership with the Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC)

November 6th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce its partnership with the Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC).  The arts center features the Hackensack Meridian Health Theater, the Gallery at HACPAC, featuring local artists, and the Atlantic Park courtyard, with an outdoor …

Member News — Investors Bank Officials Hear From Caregivers as They Donate $10K to Overlook Medical Center

November 6th, 2018 — Representatives of Investors Bank, including its CEO, Kevin Cummings, recently presented the Overlook Foundation with a check for $10,000, and got to hear directly from members of Overlook Medical Center’s palliative care team how the bank’s donation is bringing comfort …

Member News — Rita Aquilio to Speak at Annual Hot Tips in Family Law Program

November 6th, 2018 — Rita M. Aquilio, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will speak at Hot Tips in Family Law, the annual program sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Family Law Section in association with the New Jersey Institute …

Member News — Mariellen Dugan Rejoins Gibbons P.C. in Newark

November 6th, 2018 — Gibbons P.C. is pleased to announce that Mariellen Dugan has rejoined the firm’s Newark office as a Director in the Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department. Ms. Dugan started her career at Gibbons as a litigation associate. Ms. Dugan spent more …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Helping to Feed the Poor

November 5th, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Bank employees recently gathered 4,500 lbs. of apples in the orchards at Riamede Farm in Chester to support America’s Grow-a-Row’s efforts to feed many of our neighbors struggling with food insecurity. All produce was distributed to local food banks …

Member News — CCM President Takes Part in Apprenticeship Information Tour in Germany

November 5th, 2018 — Dr. Anthony J. Iacono, president of County College of Morris (CCM), along with 11 other education and workforce officials from across the country, recently completed a tour of Germany to examine that country’s apprenticeship programs and vocational education system. The …

Member News — Commercial Real Estate & Charity Realty International Come Together for Veterans

November 5th, 2018 — The New Jersey commercial real estate industry came together on October 17 at JR Cigar in Whippany, to cap off a year-long fund drive for Homes For Our Troops with a $12,000 grant, according to James Costanzo, President of Charity Realty …

Member News — Valley Ranked Among Top Hospitals for Several Clinical and Surgical Areas

November 2nd, 2018 — The Valley Hospital has been ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for several clinical and surgical areas by Healthgrades. Most notably, Valley has been recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals and among the top five percent …

Member News — MSPC Announces Executive Team Changes

November 2nd, 2018 — MSPC Certified Public Accountants and Advisors is pleased to announce that Jon Gagliardi, CPA has been named Managing Principal of the Firm.   Gagliardi brings over thirty years of experience with the Firm to his new role. Gagliardi, who has a …

CIANJ & COMMERCE Magazine Want to Know Why You Are a Company That Cares

November 2nd, 2018 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey in partnership with COMMERCE Magazine will again salute corporate philanthropy at the 6th Annual Companies that Care Awards Reception on March 19, 2019, at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville. COMMERCE Magazine’s …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Launches New Website

November 2nd, 2018 — Atlantic Stewardship Bank recently launched a totally new website complete with a brand new look and feel to create a better user experience. “We redesigned our website to make a more enjoyable and worthwhile online experience for customers, which is …

Member News — Atlantic Health System Again Scores High Ratings From Moody’s, S&P

November 2nd, 2018 — Credit rating agencies Moody’s and S&P recently reaffirmed Atlantic Health System with some of the agencies’ highest marks for independent health care systems in New Jersey, highlighting Atlantic Health System’s continued strong financial performance. Moody’s reaffirmed Atlantic Health System’s Aa3 …

Member News — Eric LeGrand Visits Team Members at Hackensack University Medical Center Who Saved His Life After Tragic Accident During Football Game

November 2nd, 2018 — October 16, 2010 is a day that Eric J. LeGrand will never forget.  At the time, he was a college football defensive tackle for Rutgers University.  During a game against Army at MetLife Stadium, Eric suffered a severe spinal cord …

Member News — Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at Annual Hot Tips in Family Law Program

November 2nd, 2018 — Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., member of its Management Committee, and Chair of the Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, will speak at Hot Tips in Family Law, the annual program sponsored by the …

Member News — New Jersey Innovation Institute and HealRWorld® Launch Public/Private Accelerator to Develop Sustainably Committed Start-Ups

November 2nd, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) an NJIT Corporation, and HealRWorld (HRW), a social impact company dedicated to spurring the growth of sustainable small and mid-sized (SMEs) businesses in New Jersey and globally, have partnered to launch an accelerator focused …

Member News — Valley Named One of 2018’s Most Wired

November 2nd, 2018 — For the 18th consecutive year, Valley Health System has been recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired,” according to CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired™ 2018 Survey. HealthCare’s Most Wired, now in its 20th year, traditionally tracked the adoption of healthcare …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Awards Largest Grant To Date

October 30th, 2018 — The Columbia Bank Foundation has recently provided $87,360 in funding to Haddonfield Plays & Players theatre in Haddonfield, New Jersey. The grant will upgrade the theatre’s lighting and sounds systems, and create a more efficient box office. Haddonfield Plays and …

Member News — Breaking Barriers: Prominent Women Leaders from the New Jersey Community Make their Voices Heard at Berkeley College during Women’s Entrepreneurship Week

October 30th, 2018 — More than 450 participants gathered or followed the livestream broadcast at Berkeley College in New York City and Woodbridge, NJ, on October 17 and 18, 2018, to honor the voices of women during “Women in Leadership: Breaking Barriers.” This is …

Member News — LG USA Experience Happiness Initiative Amplifies Awareness of Research-Backed Sustainable Happiness Skills in Englewood Cliffs & Englewood

October 30th, 2018 — Since launching the Life’s Good: Experience Happiness initiative a year ago, LG Electronics USA already has reached 530,000 youth across America with sustainable happiness skills. LG has been working to increase awareness and usage of LG Experience Happiness partner programs …

Member News — Columbia Financial, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Earnings

October 29th, 2018 — Columbia Financial, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CLBK) reported net income of $10.8 million, or $0.10 per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2018, compared to net income of $1.5 million for the three months ended …

Member News — HOPE Tower at Jersey Shore University Medical Center Receives 2018 Distinguished Engineering Award

October 29th, 2018 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that the HOPE Tower at Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC) in Neptune, New Jersey, has been awarded the Alliance for Action’s 2018 Distinguished Engineering Award. Dewberry provided surveying; site/civil, geotechnical, …

Member News — McLaren Engineering Group Opens New Corporate Office in Bergen County

October 29th, 2018 — On Oct. 25, McLaren Engineering Group, a full-service engineering firm with 10 offices nationwide, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its expansion to a 57,000-square-foot Class A corporate office in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. With a current staff of 130, …

CIANJ Opposes the Move to Restrict Independent Contractors

October 26th, 2018 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey is aligning with leaders in the trucking and transportation industry to oppose moves to outlaw independent contractors. Industry leaders fear the legislation targeting independent contractors could up-end the system and ultimately disrupt …

Member News — Corporate Ladders Best Business Development Coaching & Training Firm in New Jersey for 2018

October 26th, 2018 — Corporate Ladders, a premier coaching, training and consulting firm based in Allendale, has received the nod from the readers of the New Jersey Law Journal with the prestigious Gold Award for “Best Lawyer/Law Firm Business Development Training and Coaching” in …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health’s Joseph E. Parrillo, M.D., Receives Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Association Special Achievement Award

October 25th, 2018 — Joseph E. Parrillo, M.D., chair, Heart and Vascular Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, Justice Marie Garibaldi Endowed Chair, received the Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Special Achievement Award in a ceremony at Weill Cornell Medical College. …

Member News — Jeralyn Lawrence Installed as Second Vice President for NJ Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

October 25th, 2018 — Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., member of its Management Committee, and Chair of the Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, has been installed as Second Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of the …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Strengthens Environmental Health and Construction Safety Practice

October 25th, 2018 — Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) today announced that Michael Johnston, a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) who brings more than 27 years of extensive Environment Health and Safety (EHS) experience, has joined the firm as Director of Environmental Health and …

Member News — Universal Technical Institute Celebrates Grand Opening of New Jersey Campus & Announces New Manufacturer Training Program

October 25th, 2018 — Local businesses, elected officials, industry executives, and education and community leaders gathered Wednesday night to commemorate the grand opening of Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI)’s new state-of-the-industry campus in Bloomfield, New Jersey. The company’s thirteenth campus and its first in …

Member News — An NJIT Vision Therapy Team Wins “Most Innovative” in Worldwide VR Competition

October 25th, 2018 — An NJIT-led team of engineers, game designers, artists and clinicians won two major international awards for its vision therapy platform, including “most innovative breakthrough,” at the 2018 Augmented World Expo Europe (AWE EU), the leading industry conference for augmented reality …

Member News — The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Holds its 25th Annual Recognition Gala at Rockefeller Center

October 25th, 2018 — The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation hosted its 25th Annual Recognition Gala on an autumn evening at New York’s Rockefeller Center, celebrating a shared mission to transform health care and serve as a leader of positive change. Honorees included influential …

Member News — Gregory Black Joins CohnReznick’s Private Client Services Practice As Tax Partner

October 25th, 2018 — CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, has announced that Gregory Black joined the Firm as a Tax Partner. Based in New York, Black brings more than 20 years of experience as a CPA …

Member News — Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis’ Emily A. Kaller Installed as First Vice President of Trial Attorneys of New Jersey

October 25th, 2018 — Emily A. Kaller, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, was installed as First Vice President of Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ) at the organization’s annual Trial Bar Awards Reception, which was held on October 18, 2018 at the Pleasantdale …

Member News — Guardian Data Destruction in the News

October 25th, 2018 — CIANJ member Guardian Data Destruction was recently featured in both Market Watch and Recycling Today. See below for the links to the stories. http://magazine.recyclingtoday.com/article/secure-destruction-supplement/guardian-data-destruction-profile.aspx https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/data-destruction-service-market-huge-growth-leading-key-players-simsre-cycling-guardian-data-destruction-shred-it-hard-2018-09-14  

Member News — Valley Bank Reports Positive Q3 Earnings

October 25th, 2018 — Valley National Bancorp (NASDAQ:VLY), the holding company for Valley National Bank, today reported net income for the third quarter of 2018 of $69.6 million, or $0.20 per diluted common share, as compared to the third quarter of 2017 earnings of …

Member News — Joseph J. DiPasquale, Bankruptcy Attorney, Joins Lowenstein Sandler as Partner

October 25th, 2018 — Lowenstein Sandler LLP announced today that Joseph J. DiPasquale, most recently a partner with Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C., has joined the firm as a partner in the Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights practice. DiPasquale brings more than 20 years …

Member News — CCM and Morris Tech Share the Impact of Joint Workforce Training Programs Meeting Industry Demand with College-Level Study for High School Students

October 24th, 2018 — County College of Morris (CCM) and the Morris County Vocational School District (MCVSD) will be hosting a showcase to share the impact of their joint programs that train high school students for the careers of today and tomorrow. The Career …

Member News — First Jersey Title Services, Inc. Voted “Best Local Title Agency For 2018″

October 24th, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that First Jersey Title Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, has been voted the “Best Local Title Agency for 2018” by the readers of the New Jersey Law …

Member News — Celgene Corporation Announces Appointment of Dr. Alise Reicin to President, Global Clinical Development

October 24th, 2018 — Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced the appointment of Dr. Alise Reicin to President, Global Clinical Development, reporting to Mark J. Alles, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2018. In this role, Dr. Reicin will be responsible for all …

Member News — Silver Arch Capital Partners and Procida Funding & Advisors Close $12.5 Million Loan To Art Factory In Paterson

October 24th, 2018 — A 170-year-old former factory complex in the heart of Paterson will continue to transform, thanks to a $12.5 million loan closed by nationwide private lenders, Silver Arch Capital Partners and Procida Funding & Advisors, LLC. “We came through for the …

Member News — From the Garden State to Down Under – Atlantic Health System’s Brian Gragnolati Shares New Jersey Success Stories with World Health Leaders

October 24th, 2018 — Brian Gragnolati, president and CEO of Atlantic Health System, shared success stories from New Jersey with international health care leaders at the 42nd World Hospital Congress, held October 10-12 in Brisbane, Australia. On Thursday, October 11, Gragnolati joined a panel …

Member News — The Valley Hospital Named one of America’s Best Breast Centers for Fifth Consecutive Year

October 24th, 2018 — For a fifth consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has earned the Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. This recognition places Valley in the top 8 percent …

Member News — Martin Boyle Named Executive Vice President of STV Transportation & Infrastructure Division

October 24th, 2018 — Martin Boyle, an instrumental member of STV’s nationally renowned Transportation & Infrastructure Division (T&I), has been appointed to executive vice president of T&I where he will oversee the division’s operations. He is succeeding William Matts, P.E., who is retiring at …

Member News — Meridian Health Foundation Celebrates 21st Annual Gala at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City

October 24th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation is pleased to announce that its 21st Annual Gala, honoring John K. Lloyd, FACHE, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, and his wife Maureen, will take place on Saturday, November 17 from 6:30 p.m. to …

Member News — Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center Recognized in Top Five and 10 Percent of Hospitals Nationwide in Multiple Specialties

October 24th, 2018 — Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center rank in the top five and top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation in a wide variety of specialties and services, according to a report released today by Healthgrades, …

Member News — Sax LLP Will Hold Its Annual Real Estate Industry Update Event on November 1 at ON3

October 24th, 2018 — Accounting, tax and business advisory leader Sax LLP will bring together Real Estate industry professionals to discuss the current and future state of New Jersey’s real estate market.  The annual Real Estate Industry Update event will be held on Thursday, …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin’s Peter Hutcheon Receives 2018 ABA LLC, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Entities Content Recognition

October 24th, 2018 — Peter D. Hutcheon, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been awarded the “Professor Elizabeth ‘Beth’ S. Miller Content ‘Recognition’” by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Business Law’s LLC, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Entities Committee for his …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Names Dean Lin, FACHE, President of Care Transformation Services and Physician Practices

October 19th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, the most comprehensive and truly integrated non-profit health care network in New Jersey, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Lin, MHA, MBA, FACHE, FCPP, as president of Care Transformation Services and Physician Practices. In this …

Member News — Columbia Bank Hosts 30th Annual Charity Golf Classic

October 19th, 2018 — Columbia Bank’s 30th Annual Charity Golf Classic raised $100,000 with proceeds divided equally between the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawthorne and Northwest New Jersey. The clubs promote the importance of planning for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, …

Member News — Trial Attorneys of New Jersey Honor Wilentz Shareholder Maureen Binetti with Trial Bar Award

October 19th, 2018 — Wilentz shareholder and Employment Law practice Chair Maureen Binetti has been honored by the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ). On October 18, Ms. Binetti received a Trial Bar Award, presented to her by the TANJ in “recognition of excellence, …

CIANJ is Moving October 31st!

October 19th, 2018 — After many years in Paramus, Commerce and Industry is packing up our offices and heading down the street to a new office suite in Rochelle Park. Work is still being done to our new office space, so CIANJ will be …

Member News — United Airlines Hosts Annual Girls in Aviation Day at Newark and Around the Globe

October 19th, 2018 — United Airlines participated in the annual Girls in Aviation Day over the weekend across the system both at home and abroad, including in its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport. In Newark, the event brought together young women, ages 14-18, …

Member News — Pennoni’s Christopher Hanna Named 2018 Young Civil Engineer of the Year

October 18th, 2018 — Christopher M. Hanna, PE, of Pennoni’s Newark, NJ office was selected by the Executive Board of ASCE’s North Jersey Branch to receive the 2018 Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award. This award is presented to a young civil engineer …

Member News — Sara Ghazaii Joins MWWPR as Vice President of Corporate Communications and Marketing

October 17th, 2018 — MWWPR announced today that Sara Ghazaii joined the agency this month as Vice President of Corporate Communications and Marketing in the New York City Office. Ghazaii brings over a decade of experience across various industries as a strategic brand thinker and innovative …

Member News — Connell Foley’s Kate Murphy to Receive Breitkopf Award

October 17th, 2018 — Connell Foley is pleased to announce that Kate Murphy, a partner in the firm’s Insurance Defense Group, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Hon. Herman L. Breitkopf Award from the Middlesex County Trial Lawyers Association. The Breitkopf Award …

Member News — MSPC Names Cathy Davis, CPA as Principal

October 17th, 2018 — MSPC Certified Public Accountants and Advisors is pleased to announce that Cathy Davis, CPA has been promoted and named a Principal of the Firm. Previously a Tax Manager at MSPC, Davis brings two decades of experience working with individuals, businesses, …

Member News — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Expands its Trusts & Estates Practice with the Addition of Victoria Friedrich and Monica Babula

October 17th, 2018 — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden has announced that Victoria (“Torie”) Friedrich and Monica Babula have joined the firm as associates in the Trusts & Estates and Elder Law Group. Joseph L. Goldman, head of the Trusts & Estates group at Pashman …

Member News — Columbia Bank “Teams Up” With Morris Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore

October 16th, 2018 — This crew of Columbia Bank employees, shown, recently took part in a “Volunteer Day” at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Randolph.  The Team Columbia volunteers completed various work assignments, including moving warehouse stock, taking inventory and pricing items for …

Member News — Aynur Karce Appointed to Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

October 16th, 2018 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, recently announced the appointment of Aynur Karce to Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager of ASB’s Wayne Hills Office located at 87 Berdan Ave., Wayne, NJ 07470. Ms. Karce has …

Member News — United Airlines Bolsters Domestic Network: Adds 22 New Routes for 2019

October 16th, 2018 — United Airlines today announced it is continuing to strengthen its domestic route network by offering more ways for customers to connect to 22 destinations from six of its U.S. hubs. The airline also announced it will begin nonstop service to …

Member News — Investors Bank Equipment Finance Appoints Two Executives To Help Drive the Group’s Continuous Growth

October 16th, 2018 — The Investors Bank Equipment Finance (IBEF) group recently appointed two senior leaders, a senior business development officer and an asset management professional.  Expanding its leadership team, the group continues to pursue a growth strategy that includes increasing its client base …

Member News — ConnectOne Bank Builds Gifts and Ties to Those at Risk in Five NJ Counties

October 16th, 2018 — More than 60 ConnectOne Bank employees rallied recently to make 24 significant gifts for neighbors in need served by non-profit organizations in five New Jersey counties. Attending the bank’s second annual Community Connections charitable team-building event on Sunday, September 30, employees from …

Member News — Archer Welcomes Five New Associates

October 16th, 2018 — We are pleased to announce that five new associates have joined Archer P.C., one of the region’s largest law firms, with eight offices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York. Najah A. Jacobs is a member of Archer’s Environmental Law …

Member News — LAN Gains National Recognition as Top Architecture Firm

October 16th, 2018 — Leaders of LAN Associates are pleased to announce that the company was recently recognized on the Architectural Record Top 300 Architecture Firms list. “With this ranking, a precedent has been set and there is no better feeling for a company when expectations …

Are You in the Market for Some Free Office Furniture? CIANJ Has Some Items You Might Like

October 12th, 2018 — As you may have already heard, CIANJ is moving to an new office building on November 1. As part of our de-cluttering, there are a few items that won’t be traveling to the new office suite down the street. Take …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Helps To Create A Safer Environment At The Phoenix Center

October 12th, 2018 — The Phoenix Center located in Nutley has received a $30,000 grant from the Columbia Bank Foundation for a security system upgrade. Founded in 1991, The Phoenix Center is a private school that works with students with developmental and behavioral disabilities …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center Helps Giants Fans Make a Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer

October 12th, 2018 — In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the New York Giants, Hackensack Meridian Health and the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center are teaming up to inspire fans to intercept breast cancer through early detection. During the …

Member News — Berkeley College and Larry L. Luing Family Foundation Donate More Than $4,000 to Americares for Hurricane Florence Relief

October 12th, 2018 — Berkeley College recently donated $2,150.70 to Americares, a disaster relief and global health organization, for Hurricane Florence relief efforts. Donations were matched by the Larry L. Luing Family Foundation, for a total of $4,301.40. The mission of Americares is to …

Member News — Danielle DeFilippis to Moderate New Jersey Food & Beverage Summit Panel

October 12th, 2018 — Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will moderate a panel session, “Educating the Future Workforce of New Jersey’s Food Industry,” at the New Jersey Food & Beverage Summit conference. Sponsored by NJBIZ, the New Jersey …

Member News — NJCU to Lead New Jersey Delegation to Budapest, Hungary

October 12th, 2018 — More than 150 business leaders, educators, and entrepreneurs will gather in Budapest, Hungary next week to attend Connecting Bridges and Borders, a grass roots civic and academic movement hosted by New Jersey City University and led by Dr. David Weiss, Founder & …

CIANJ Expands Its Reach & Explores Opportunities for Members to Grow Their Businesses

October 12th, 2018 — This week, CIANJ President Anthony Russo was invited to address two different industry associations and share legislative updates and his thoughts on the current climate for doing business in the Garden State. First up was the New Jersey Warehousemen & …

Member News — Scarinci Hollenbeck Partner Theodore A. Schwartz to be Honored at Meadowlands Regional Chamber’s 45th Annual Legacy Awards Reception

October 11th, 2018 — Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce that Partner Theodore A. Schwartz has been selected by the Meadowlands Chamber as an honoree at the organization’s 45th Annual Legacy Awards reception. The Chamber is paying tribute to Mr. Schwartz and four other “distinguished and deserving” …

Member News — Dillon J. McGuire Joins Pashman Stein Walder Hayden

October 11th, 2018 — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden has announced that Dillon J. McGuire has joined the firm as an associate in the Criminal Defense and Governmental and Internal Investigations practice. “Dillon is a bright, young talent and we welcome him to our firm,” …

Member News — NAI Hanson’s DeMagistris, Vetter, Negotiate Sale of 32,000-Square-Foot Industrial Building in Fair Lawn

October 11th, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson announces the sale of a 32,483-square-foot industrial building at 17-09 Zink Place in Fair Lawn, N.J. NAI Hanson’s team of Jeff DeMagistris, SIOR, and Tom Vetter, SIOR, represented the buyer, A Cubed LLC, in the transaction with …

Member News — Valley National Bank Unveils Refreshed Brand with New Logo, Website and Plans for Branch Transformations

October 11th, 2018 — Valley National Bank announced today a new look and feel for its brand and, in many instances, will start referring to itself with a simpler name: “Valley.” The bank’s brand refresh includes a new logo, visual changes to its web …

Member News — First-of-its-Kind Property Tax Guide Published by NJCPA, New Jersey Realtors and Municipal Assessors

October 10th, 2018 — In an effort to address questions that New Jersey homeowners have over how their property taxes are allocated and what’s at work when they pay their tax bill, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) partnered with New …

Member News — Tulfra Real Estate Completes Acquisition and Financing of New QuickChek Site in Cranford With First Bank

October 10th, 2018 — Tulfra Real Estate, a Rochelle Park, New Jersey -based real estate investment, management and development company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition and financing of a former industrial site immediately off the Garden State Parkway in Cranford. The …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Helps Middlesex Recreation Council

October 10th, 2018 — The Columbia Bank Foundation has provided the Middlesex Recreation Council, Inc. with a $30,000 grant to assist in the construction of a new medical center at their Kiddie Keep Well Camp in Edison. The camp’s main mission is to promote …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett No. 1 ROI Influencers Health Care List

October 10th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive network, is proud to announce that co-CEO Robert C. Garrett is ranked No. 1 in ROI-NJ’s inaugural Influencers Health Care List. “We are extremely proud of this honor which reflects Bob’s …

Member News — McCarter & English’s Dave Sorin Named Honoree of NJ Tech Council Legend of Technology Award

October 8th, 2018 — McCarter is proud to announce that Dave Sorin has been named the honoree for the NJ Tech Council (NJTC) Legend of Technology Award for his outstanding leadership, innovation and collaboration in connection with his representation of tech, tech-enabled and life …

Member News — Two County College of Morris Administrators Receive Technology Leadership Awards

October 8th, 2018 — Dr. Shelley Kurland, dean of the Virtual Campus at County College of Morris (CCM), and Rob Stirton, vice president of Institutional Effectiveness and CIO, recently were presented with NJEdge awards for their technological contributions to the higher education community. Kurland, …

Member News — CSG Grows Practice with Addition of Real Estate Finance Attorney Rosh H. Jaffe

October 8th, 2018 — Rosh H. Jaffe, an accomplished real estate finance attorney, has joined Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) as a member in the firm’s New York City office. Jaffe concentrates on complex commercial banking, finance and real estate transactions, and brings …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Among First Hospitals in the World to Acquire Innovative da Vinci Single Port Robotic Systems

October 5th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center announced today that the medical center is among the first hospitals in the world to acquire the innovative da Vinci single port (SP) system, a cutting-edge robotic-assisted technology used by surgeons to perform …

Member News — The Valley Hospital First in Bergen County to Offer Innovative Joint Replacement Robotic Technology

October 5th, 2018 — Orthopedic surgeons at The Valley Hospital are offering patients an innovative option for partial knee, total knee and hip replacements — Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgical System. Among the benefits for patients: less pain and shorter recovery time. Anthony Delfico, …

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Weigh In on the State Budget That Impacts Your Bottom Line!

October 5th, 2018 — It’s no secret that this year’s budget process was contentious and of the many concessions made, some legislation came down that was less than ideal for New Jersey’s business community. How does the budget process work? Who decides where the …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Announces New Hire

October 5th, 2018 — Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointment. Alexon Polanco has been hired as Mortgage Loan Originator based in Hackensack. With 10 years of banking experience, Polanco was most recently a Small …

Member News — Women’s Entrepreneurship Week at Berkeley College Highlights Breaking Barriers

October 5th, 2018 — In honor of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, Berkeley College will host special events in New York and New Jersey that elevate the voices of women in business. Women in Leadership: Breaking Barriers is part of a global initiative that focuses on …