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Mistakes in the 2020 Census Could Cost New Jersey Money

December 28th, 2017 — New Jersey’s economy could be hit hard if concerns about a possible under count of the actual population in 2020 become reality. You might be asking yourself what the economy has to do with the census – a lot, actually. …

Member News — Goya Foods Donates 120,000 Pounds of Food to Those In Need

December 28th, 2017 — December 27, 2017 With the arrival of arctic temperatures in New Jersey, Goya Foods made a timely donation of 120,000 pounds of food and $10,000 to purchase coats and blankets for the homeless at shelters around the state. Catholic Charities …

Member News — PSEG Elects Barry Ostrowsky to Board of Directors

December 27th, 2017 — December 22, 2017 Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) today announced that Barry H. Ostrowsky, president and chief executive officer, RWJBarnabas Health, has been elected to its board of directors, effective Feb. 20. Ostrowsky joined Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 1991 …

Member News — Verizon Launches New Fios TV Plan for Small Businesses

December 26th, 2017 — December 19, 2017 Small and medium-sized businesses can now opt for a Verizon TV package designed specifically for them. Crafted for businesses such as health clinics, consulting firms, restaurants, bars, and cafes, the newly launched Fios Current TV plan will …

Member News — Holy Name Medical Center Named Among Only 5 Hospitals in New Jersey and New York to Achieve 5-star Rating for Quality

December 26th, 2017 — December 21, 2017 Holy Name Medical Center is one of only five hospitals in New Jersey and New York and the only hospital in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Essex and Union counties to achieve a 5-star rating from the Centers for …

Member News — Valley National Bank Appoints Rick Kraemer To First Senior Vice President, Investor Relations Officer

December 22nd, 2017 — December 18, 2017 Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), is pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Kraemer to First Senior Vice President, Investor Relations Officer. Kraemer brings more than 17 years of investment management, …

Member News — ALS Center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center Achieves Recognized Treatment Center Designation from the ALS Association

December 21st, 2017 — The ALS Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center has achieved The ALS Association’s Recognized Treatment Center designation. Jersey Shore University Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in New Jersey that has earned this prestigious …

Member News — Faith Armonaitis Franchises TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights, Wood-Ridge, and Teterboro

December 19th, 2017 — Faith Armonaitis has franchised TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights, Wood-Ridge and Teterboro, providing original local news coverage for the residents of Hasbrouck Heights, Wood-Ridge and Teterboro, 24-7. The site launched in August. Armonaitis is the former Community Editor for the Daily Voice …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health HUMC Among First in Tri-State to Offer Innovative Treatment of Carotid Artery Disease

December 19th, 2017 — December 19, 2017 Hackensack University Medical Center is among the first in the tri-state region and the first in Bergen County, New Jersey to offer an innovative new treatment that prevents stroke in patients with blocked carotid arteries, the major …

Member News — USI Insurance Services Acquires Wells Fargo Commercial Insurance Business

December 18th, 2017 — December 2017 USI Insurance Services (“USI”) announced the closing on the acquisition of Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA (“WFIS”), formerly part of Wells Fargo & Company (“Wells Fargo”) (NYSC:WFC). This purchase includes the Insurance Brokerage and Consulting, Employee Benefits and …

Member News — Gibbons Director Karen Giannelli Receives 2017 Woman of the Year Award from IWIRC-NJ

December 18th, 2017 — December 15, 2017 Karen A. Giannelli, Chair of the Financial Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Department of Gibbons P.C., was honored with the 2017 Woman of the Year Award by the New Jersey Network of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring …

Member News — J. Fletcher Creamer Jr. Elected Vice President of Associated Construction Contractors of NJ

December 18th, 2017 — December 2017 Earlier this month at a meeting of the Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey, J. Fletcher Creamer, Jr. of J. Fletcher Creamer and Son was elected vice president of their board of trustees. Creamer will serve a two-year term …

Member News — Valley’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs Certified by Industry Leader

December 18th, 2017 — December 14, 2017 The Valley Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Valley was recognized with this three-year certification for its commitment to …

Member News — Sax Wealth Advisors Acquires the GM Financial Group

December 18th, 2017 — December 15, 2017 Sax Wealth Advisors (SWA), an independent registered investment advisory firm with offices in northern New Jersey, central New Jersey and New York City, has announced the acquisition of The GM Financial Group, LLC based in Pennington, NJ. …

Member News — Deborah Woods Appointed to Vice President/Branch Manager of Atlantic Stewardship Bank in Ridgewood

December 18th, 2017 — Dec. 15, 2017 Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer at Atlantic Stewardship Bank, recently announced the appointment of Deborah Woods to Vice President/Branch Manager of their Ridgewood Branch located at 190 Franklin Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ. Prior to joining …

Member News – Republican Tax Plans Will Increase Taxes for More Than 70 Percent of New Jersey CPAs’ Clients, Says Poll

December 14th, 2017 —   More than 70 percent of the 861 certified public accountants (CPAs) who were polled in December by the New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA) said their individual and family clients in New Jersey would face increased taxes due to …

Member News – Joseph Kim Appointed to Assistant Vice President/SBA Credit Analyst at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

December 14th, 2017 —   Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, announced the appointment of Joseph Kim to Assistant Vice President/Small Business Administration (SBA) Credit Analyst. Mr. Kim has an extensive background in the financial industry with a …

Member News – MATTHEW FINK AWARDED AIA YOUNG ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR

December 14th, 2017 —   The American Institute of Architects (AIA) New Jersey recently announced the winners of the AIA New Jersey Service Awards. LAN Design Architect, Matthew A. Fink, was recognized as AIA NJ’s 2017 Young Architect of the Year. Matthew has worked …

Member News – Eastern DataComm Now Partnering with 8×8, Inc. to Provide Unified Cloud Communications, Collaboration and Contact Center Solutions to their Clients

December 14th, 2017 —   Eastern DataComm is now offering an additional suite of cloud communications, collaboration and contact center solutions for their client base. 8×8, Inc., a leading provider of truly unified cloud communications, now joins Eastern DataComm’s technology product line. Most notable …

Creation of More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Sparks Debate in Trenton

December 14th, 2017 — You might not think a discussion on electric vehicles could get heated, but you’d be wrong. Earlier this week, the Senate Environment and Energy Committee held a hearing on potential legislation that would establish rules for creating the infrastructure necessary …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Opens New Center for Bariatric Surgery

December 14th, 2017 — Dec. 12, 2017 Board certified and fellowship trained General Surgeon Karl Strom, M.D., FACS, is medical director of the new Center for Bariatric Surgery Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy recently opened the Center for Bariatric Surgery under …

Member News — Ramapo College Visiting Professor Receives Distinguished Honor at Native Ghana University

December 14th, 2017 — Dec. 13, 2017 Dr. Kofi Owusu-Daaku, professor of biology at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana and visiting scholar and associate professor of biology at Ramapo College, was recognized with the Medal of Distinguished Service during …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Appoints Carlucci and Trask

December 14th, 2017 — Dec. 13, 2017 Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointments. Leonard Carlucci has been appointed to Senior Vice President, Team Leader, Waldwick and is returning to Lakeland after a brief break …

Member News — NAI James E. Hanson President, Bill Hanson, Named to the 2018 Strategic Leadership Committee

December 14th, 2017 — Dec. 11, 2017 NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, has announced that the firm’s President, William C. Hanson, SIOR, has been named to the Strategic Leadership Committee for the 2018 NAI Global …

Member News — Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer Inducted Into Lead New Jersey Class Of 2018

December 14th, 2017 — December 11, 2017 Sharon Goldstein of Montville, NJ, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College Online®, recently was inducted as a Fellow of the Lead New Jersey (LNJ) Class of 2018. The ceremony took place on December 7, 2017, at the Robert …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Appoints Joseph Kim to Asst. V.P./SBA Credit Analyst

December 14th, 2017 — Dec. 11, 2017 Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, announced the appointment of Joseph Kim to Assistant Vice President/Small Business Administration (SBA) Credit Analyst. Mr. Kim has an extensive background in the financial industry …

CIANJ’s 1st Annual Toy Drive A Success!

December 8th, 2017 — The generosity of CIANJ members was shining bright at last night’s holiday networking event at the Indian Trail Club where CIANJ held its first toy drive to help children in need. Members brought unwrapped toys as they gathered to celebrate …

Member News – Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Welcomes Formal Investiture of Patrick A. Roth, M.D., Recipient and Steward of the Viswanathan Rajaraman, M.D. Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery

December 8th, 2017 — The Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation welcomes the formal investiture of Patrick A. Roth, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Hackensack University Medical Center, as recipient and steward of the Viswanathan Rajaraman, M.D. Endowed Chair …

Member News – Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Becomes Counsel to New Jersey Medical Societies

December 8th, 2017 — The Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to announce that attorneys David L. Adelson and Svetlana (Lana) Ros Members of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group, have become counsel to the following medical societies in New Jersey. …

Member News – Tapinto.net continues to grow as a local news source. Hawthorne is the latest franchise to open

December 8th, 2017 — https://www.tapinto.net/towns/hawthorne/articles/john-van-vliet-and-pete-oneglia-franchise-tapinto

Member News – Next Level Performance Wins Four MarCom Awards for Incentive Travel Program Materials and a Channel Incentive Program Website

December 8th, 2017 — Next Level Performance wins one Platinum MarCom Award for a VIP Loyalty Incentive Program web video and three Gold MarCom Awards for Sales Incentive program materials for two Incentive Travel trips and a real estate Channel Rewards program. Next Level …

Member News – Web Epoch Lands NASA AFRC with Epoch Slide™

December 8th, 2017 —     Web Epoch Interactive, Inc. wins NASA’s contract with the Epoch Slide™ presentation management system. Epoch Slide™ is an intelligent slide library system that allows you to search for “choice” corporate slides using keywords to compose custom presentations quickly. …

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