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Member News — Valley Health-Mt. Sinai Announce Single-Treatment Same-Day Procedure for Breast Cancer Surgery & Radiation

January 30th, 2018 — Physicians at Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care have begun offering women with early-stage breast cancer a breakthrough treatment that delivers an entire course of radiation therapy to the patient in the operating room following a lumpectomy, thereby eliminating the need …

Member News — Sills Cummis & Gross Welcomes Kristoffer S. Burfitt and Laura E. Sedlak

January 29th, 2018 — Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce the addition of Kristoffer S. Burfitt and Laura E. Sedlak, Associates in the Firm’s Litigation Department in the Newark office. Kristoffer S. Burfitt focuses on complex commercial litigation, including representation of closely …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment of Fred Nitting to Sr. VP, Chief Accounting Officer

January 29th, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Fred Nitting has been appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer. In his new position, Mr. Nitting will manage the Columbia’s Accounting Department and will assume …

Member News — Kick-off Meeting Feb. 22 for Construction and Utilities Talent Development Center (CUTDC) and Talent Network-North (CUTN-N)

January 29th, 2018 — The newly established CUTDC, hosted by NJIT, received $1.2 million in funds from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJLWD) to support incumbent worker training and job seeker training that opens career opportunities and apprenticeships in these industry …

Member News — Sax LLP Announces Partner Shivani Jain Featured in NJCPA Magazine

January 29th, 2018 — Sax LLP, a tax, accounting and advisory firm based in New Jersey, recently shared that Shivani Jain, the company’s Partner and Tax Leader, was featured in an article for the latest issue of NJCPA Magazine. The company stated that the …

Member News — Healthy Savings Program Makes Nutritious Foods More Affordable for UnitedHealthcare & Oxford Plan Participants in NY & NJ

January 29th, 2018 — UnitedHealthcare and Oxford plan participants and their dependents in New York and New Jersey who are enrolled in large group, fully insured employer-sponsored health plans will be able to buy healthy foods at discounted prices through the Healthy Savings® program. …

Port Authority Chair Kevin O’Toole Makes First Public Speech to CIANJ

January 26th, 2018 — Making his first public speaking appearance since being named chair of the Port Authority back in August, Kevin O’Toole addressed more than 100 CIANJ members to discuss his thoughts on his new position and his vision for the organization. “This …

Member News — Next Level Performance Wins SITE Crystal Award for “Treasures of Tuscany” Incentive Program

January 26th, 2018 — Next Level Performance produced a spectacular Incentive Travel Program to Florence, Italy, for Mercury Insurance’s top performers. The strategy and marketing materials used during the Treasures of Tuscany program kept participants engaged and motivated, and earned the company this prestigious …

Member News — NAI Hanson’s Peter Hanson Receives Society of Industrial and Office Realtors’ Diamond Anniversary Torch

January 25th, 2018 — Peter Hanson, SIOR, Chairman of the Board of NAI James E. Hanson, was recently honored as the recipient of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtor’s (SIOR) Diamond Anniversary Torch in recognition of his 55 years of dedicated service to …

Member News — Ramapo College Receives Nearly $1 Million State Grant to Fund Student Recovery Program

January 25th, 2018 — As the region’s premier public liberal arts college, the vision of Ramapo College of New Jersey is to prepare its students to be successful leaders for a changing world. Now the College can further enhance that commitment by providing a …

Member News — Celgene to Open the Thomas O. Daniel Research Incubator and Collaboration Center at Summit West Research Facility

January 23rd, 2018 — Celgene Corporation announced plans to open the Thomas O. Daniel Research Incubator and Collaboration Center, offering entrepreneurs state-of-the-art lab space, resources and support to scientists and companies with potentially transformational approaches to accelerate medical discoveries and innovations. The facility houses …

Member News — William Paterson Launches First Graduate Degree in Professional Sales in U.S.

January 23rd, 2018 — The first graduate sales degree in the nation, an Executive Master of Science in Sales Leadership, has been launched at William Paterson University to prepare executives to advance to strategic leadership roles that require a customer-focused perspective. The accelerated, 11-month …

Member News — Celgene Corporation to Acquire Juno Therapeutics, Inc., Advancing Global Leadership in Cellular Immunotherapy

January 23rd, 2018 — Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) and Juno Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:JUNO) today announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement in which Celgene has agreed to acquire Juno. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Celgene will pay $87 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $9 billion, net of cash …

Member News — GZA Acquires Melick-Tully and Associates, P.C.

January 22nd, 2018 — GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA), a nationally recognized leading environmental and geotechnical consulting firm, today announced the acquisition of Melick-Tully and Associates, P.C. (MTA), a New Jersey-based multi-disciplinary firm providing comprehensive geotechnical, environmental and geologic services to leading builders and developers …

Member News — LG Electronics Makes Forbes List for Most Admired Companies

January 22nd, 2018 — Forbes Magazine released its 2018 World’s Most Admired Companies list along with several industry-specific lists. Forbes ranked CIANJ member LG Electronics #7 on its list of Most Admired Companies — Electronics Industry. Kudos to LG Electronics on this honor.

Member News — Stewardship Financial Corporation Declares Cash Dividend

January 22nd, 2018 — The Board of Directors of Stewardship Financial Corporation, parent company of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, has declared a $0.03 per share cash dividend. Common stockholders of record as of February 1, 2018, will be paid the dividend on February 15, 2018. …

Member News — Newsweek Names United Airlines Top Global Carrier in 2017 Green Rankings

January 19th, 2018 — United Airlines ranked number one among global carriers in Newsweek’s 2017 Global 500 Green Rankings, one of the most recognized environmental performance assessments of the world’s largest publicly-traded companies. United placed 59th among 500 U.S. brands and 100th among 500 …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Makes $5,000 Donation to United Way of Northern New Jersey

January 19th, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announce their donation of $5,000.00 to the United Way of Northern New Jersey made on behalf of its employees, clients and friends. Presented at the Bank’s Headquarters in Bedminster, …

Member News — Scarinci Hollenbeck Welcomes Distinguished Regulatory & Securities Attorney Paul A. Lieberman

January 19th, 2018 — Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce that Paul A. Lieberman, a distinguished Financial Services attorney with over 30 years of legal expertise, has joined the firm as Partner. Mr. Lieberman will be located in Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Red Bank, NJ and Manhattan, NY …

CIANJ Increasing Its Focus on New Jersey’s Non-Profit Community in 2018

January 19th, 2018 — CIANJ is happy to announce an increased focus on the non-profit community in New Jersey. We are currently doing outreach to increase membership in CIANJ’s Non-Profit Forum. We feel this community needs to be represented and advocated for and that …

Member News — Twin Boro Physical Therapy Opens Bridgewater Location

January 18th, 2018 — Twin Boro  announced their continued growth and expansion with the opening of their Bridgewater location. This location is providing both physical therapy and certified hand therapy services. Located on Route 22, in the heart of Bridgewater, Twin Boro Physical Therapy …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Appoints Mark P. Van Grouw to Asst. Treasurer/Asst. Vice President

January 18th, 2018 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, announced the appointment of Mark Van Grouw to Assistant Treasurer/Assistant Vice President of ASB’s Accounting Department. Mr. Van Grouw is a graduate of Montclair State University with a …

CIANJ President Anthony Russo Congratulates Gov. Phil Murphy & Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver on their Inauguration

January 17th, 2018 — Anthony Russo, President of CIANJ, issued a statement on behalf of the association on the inauguration of Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver. “We congratulate both Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver on their inauguration yesterday,” …

Member News — Next Level Performance Names Dave Dittman as President

January 12th, 2018 — Next Level Performance announced the appointment of Dave Dittman as the new President of the company. As president, Dittman will have the responsibility for all Next Level Performance operating units. He takes over for Jim Dittman who remains as Chairman. …

CIANJ Endorses Plan To Grow Life Sciences Industry in New Jersey

January 12th, 2018 — Years ago, New Jersey was the place to be if you were a bio-tech or pharmaceutical company. The state was the leader in innovations and an incubator for the growing life sciences industry. Along the way, however, companies began leaving …

Member News — Physicians Appointed to Key Leadership Roles at Englewood Hospital & Medical Center

January 12th, 2018 — January 11, 2018 Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has appointed Stephen Brunnquell, MD, president of its physician network and Hillary Cohen, MD, vice president of medical affairs. Stephen Brunnquell, MD Dr. Brunnquell’s position has been created in response to a …

Member News — NJ Attorney General Christopher Porrino to Rejoin Lowenstein Sandler as Head of Litigation

January 11th, 2018 — January 11, 2018 Lowenstein Sandler LLP announced today that Christopher Porrino, most recently New Jersey’s 60th Attorney General, will rejoin the firm as Chair of the Litigation Department. Porrino previously served as department co-chair with an active civil and criminal …

Member News — Marc Demetriou, Mortgage Expert, to Release New Book “Lessons From My Grandfather: Wisdom for Success in Business and Life”

January 11th, 2018 — Marc Demetriou, a leading expert on mortgages, is releasing a new book in January, Lessons From My Grandfather: Wisdom for Success in Business and Life. Demetriou, a branch manager and mortgage consultant with Residential Home Funding Corporation, learned early in …

Member News — Asian Health Services Program at Holy Name Medical Center Featured in Modern Healthcare

January 11th, 2018 — Kyung Hee Choi, Vice President for Asian Health Services at Holy Name Medical Center, was recently interviewed about the facility’s outreach program. To read the article, click here.

Member News — The DAK Group Announced as Winner of the 12th Annual Turnaround Awards

January 10th, 2018 — The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 12th Annual Turnaround Awards. The DAK Group Restructuring of Violin Memory, Inc. was named a winner for the Information Technology Deal of the Year (Over $250MM).The awards will be presented at a Black …

Member News — Ethan Chazin of The Chazin Group Releases Latest Book “The Compassionate Organization”

January 10th, 2018 — January 11, 2018 Ethan Chazin, an organizational behavioral trainer and management consultant, has released his latest book, “The Compassionate Organization,” which explores the changing American workplace. Throughout his 20 years in corporate America, he has lead teams through significant transformations, …

Member News — U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKS BERKELEY COLLEGE AMONG BEST COLLEGES FOR ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAMS

January 10th, 2018 — January 9, 2018 The U.S. News & World Report rankings for Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs are out and Berkeley College is No. 1 among colleges ranked in New Jersey and No. 8 among colleges ranked in New York. For …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Announces Appointment of David Santom, Senior Vice President, Head of Asset Management, Peapack Capital

January 10th, 2018 — January 4, 2018 Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to introduce a new member of the team of private bankers at Peapack Capital, a subsidiary of the Bank, which focuses on equipment finance …

Member News — TAPinto.net Breaks Seven Million Readers; Hits Nearly 24 Million Page Views

January 9th, 2018 — TAPinto.net, a network of more than 70 online hyper-local news sites in New Jersey and New York, broke seven million readers and 23.7 million page views during the last year. From Jan. 8, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018, TAPinto registered …

Member News — Mazars USA Names Howard Dorman National Sector Leader for Food & Beverage Group

January 9th, 2018 — January 1, 2018 Mazars USA announced that Howard Dorman has been named National Sector Leader of the Mazars USA Food & Beverage Group. Dorman succeeds Louis Biscotti, who held the position for the past five years. “I am very proud …

Member News — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Member Discussed Last Minute Tax Strategies On Statewide Radio

January 8th, 2018 — Roy I. Levine, CPA/CGMA, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C., was recently a guest on WCTC ‘Jersey Central’ morning drive show.  Roy spoke with Host, Bert Baron, on last minute tax strategies you should be doing to reduce your tax …

Member News — Sussex Bancorp and Community Bank of Bergen County Complete Merger

January 8th, 2018 — January 4, 2018 Sussex Bancorp, the holding company for Sussex Bank, announced today the successful closing of the previously announced merger of Community Bank of Bergen County, NJ (“Community Bank”) with and into Sussex Bank. Under the terms of the …

Member News — Zimmerman Appointed Wells Fargo Regional Bank President for Southern NJ

January 8th, 2018 — John Zimmerman has been appointed regional bank president for the Wells Fargo’s Southern New Jersey region, which includes 66 branches in parts of Ocean, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Atlantic counties.  Zimmerman, who manages 640 bankers, is headquartered in Moorestown and …

Expiration of Arbitration Cap a “Credit Negative” for NJ Municipalities

January 5th, 2018 — Moody’s, the credit rating agency, issued a short report this week warning that the expiration of the 2% arbitration cap for police and fire contracts in New Jersey will impact local municipalities negatively in the coming year. The report said …

Member News — EWMA Vice President Paul V. Schatz Sworn in as Councilman in the Borough of Waldwick

January 5th, 2018 — On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, EWMA’s Vice President and Director of Operations, Paul V. Schatz was sworn in as elected Councilman for the Borough of Waldwick in New Jersey.  Paul will serve a 3 year term in this position and will …

Member News — Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. Names Retired New Jersey Superior Court Judge Frank M. Ciuffani as General Counsel

January 5th, 2018 — Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. announced that Retired New Jersey Superior Court Judge Frank M. Ciuffani has been appointed as the firm’s General Counsel. Judge Ciuffani takes the reins from former shareholder Ellen Torregrossa-O’Connor, following her recent appointment as a …

Member News — BDO USA, LLP, Appoints Matt Riviello as Partner and NJ Life Sciences Practice Leader

January 4th, 2018 — BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting organizations, today announced that Matt Riviello has recently joined the firm as an assurance partner and leader of the firm’s New Jersey Life Sciences Practice.  “We are excited that …

Member News — Ramapo College Named to Kiplinger’s Top 10 List

January 4th, 2018 — January 2, 2018 Ramapo College of New Jersey is among the top 10 colleges in the nation that boast the lowest average debt for its students upon graduation, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine annual rankings of best college values. …

Member News — Valley National Bancorp Merges with USAmeriBancorp, Inc.

January 4th, 2018 — December 2017 Valley National Bancorp (NYSE: VLY) (“Valley”) and USAmeriBancorp, Inc. (“USAB”) (OTC Pink: USAB) jointly announced today that regulatory and shareholder approvals necessary to complete the previously announced merger of USAB with and into Valley have been received. It …

Member News — JFK Health Joins Hackensack Meridian Health; Expands Network to 16 Hospitals

January 3rd, 2018 — January 3, 2018 Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network, is proud to announce that JFK Health in Edison, a leading hospital system that is nationally recognized for its pediatric and adult neuroscience and rehabilitation …

Member News — Francesca A. De Alto Promoted to Assistant Secretary/Branch Manager of Atlantic Stewardship Bank’s Waldwick Branch

January 3rd, 2018 — January 2, 2018 Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, announced the promotion of Francesca De Alto from Branch Operations Manager of ASB’s Midland Park Branch to Assistant Secretary/Branch Manager of ASB’s Waldwick Branch, which …

Member News — MSPC Certified Public Accountants & Advisors, P.C. Acquires Ennis Hargadon LLC

January 3rd, 2018 — January 1, 2018 Effective January 1, 2018, Cliffside Park accounting firm Ennis Hargadon has merged with MSPC Certified Public Accountants and Advisors, P.C. The addition of two principals brings MSPC’s partner count to 11 and the firm’s total head count …

Member News — Cole Schotz Announces New Members

January 3rd, 2018 — January 2, 2018 Cole Schotz is pleased to announce that Nicholas J. Brannick, Robert M. DiPisa, David S. Gold and Matthew S. Schneid have been elevated to members of the firm. Nicholas Brannick is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy and …

Member News — Sobel & Co. Names New Partner 

January 3rd, 2018 — On January 1, 2018, the regional Certified Public Accounting firm Sobel & Co. officially welcomed Adam Lipkin as the newest partner to join their leadership group.  Adam has a depth of experience leading engagements in the firm’s auditing and assurance department, working closely with clients across a range of industries with a special emphasis on the manufacturing and distribution sectors. In addition to his work on traditional assurance engagements, Adam has served as a significant contributor on  the  firm’s corporate and construction monitoring  projects.   As such,  he played a  critical role as a member of the Fortress Monitoring Group forensic accounting team assigned as Integrity Monitor for the construction of One World Trade Center, formerly known as the Freedom Tower.  In this capacity, Adam performed  field audits  of trade contractors on the construction  site  and assumed responsibility  for monitoring a major contractor as part of the project.  Over the years Adam’s expertise in these key niches has proved to be an added benefit for the firm’s clients, especially those in family businesses, who have come to rely on his insights and his business acumen. “Since my first day at Sobel & Co. I have had the goal of becoming a partner. …

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