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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 …

Member News — Columbia Financial Announces Appointment of Allyson Schlesinger

October 5th, 2018 — Columbia Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLBK) (the “Company”) announced that Allyson Schlesinger has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Head of Consumer Banking for Columbia Bank, the Company’s wholly-owned banking subsidiary.  In that role, Ms. Schlesinger will be responsible for the …

Member News — Sobel & Co Welcomes New Partner

October 5th, 2018 — On October 1, 2018 David Capodanno, CPA, joined Sobel & Co. as a Member of the Firm. “Dave is a seasoned professional who has built his strong reputation in the tri-state area by combining technical expertise and business consulting to …

Member News — Atlantic Health System, TGen and Origin Partner to Lower Barriers to Innovative Cancer Therapies

October 5th, 2018 — Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system, today announced a partnership with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, and Origin Commercial Ventures to create a new platform to deliver economically viable immunotherapies and other breakthrough cancer …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Announces Regional Market and Care Transformation Services Structure

October 4th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health has announced today that it is implementing a new organizational structure to better align its services and improve the overall experience for patients across its 16 hospitals and 500 patient care locations throughout New Jersey. “To accelerate our ability …

Member News — Horizon Connect Debuts inside Union City Sanitas Medical Center

October 4th, 2018 — With individual open enrollment set to begin on November 1st and federal funding to support enrollment outreach falling, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) today announced the grand opening of a new Horizon Connect Retail Center …

Member News — Berkeley College Vice President of Communications and External Relations Receives Brand Builder Award from Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

October 4th, 2018 — Angela Harrington, Vice President, Communications and External Relations (left), Berkeley College, accepts her award from Linda Wellbrock, Founder, Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners, at the recognition event celebrating the Top 25 Leading Women Brand Builders. The award recognizes marketing, …

Member News — Announcing the Gibbons Workplace Training Academy

October 4th, 2018 — Gibbons P.C. has launched the Gibbons Workplace Training Academy, a comprehensive curriculum of training programs to support compliance with wide-ranging federal and state laws governing the employer/employee relationship—including new laws, like the one recently passed in New York City requiring …

Member News — Columbia Financial, Inc. Announces Appointment Of Joseph F. Dempsey

October 4th, 2018 — Columbia Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLBK) (the “Company”) announced that Joseph Dempsey has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking for Columbia Bank, the Company’s wholly-owned banking subsidiary (the “Bank”).  In that role, Mr. Dempsey will be responsible …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Names Mark D. Sparta President of Hackensack University Medical Center

October 4th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health has announced that Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, has been named president of Hackensack University Medical Center, as part of the health network’s organizational evolution to better align its services and improve the overall patient experience.  He will continue with …

Member News — New Jersey Innovation Institute Launches its Cell & Gene Therapy Center at an Industry Cell Therapy Manufacturing Roundtable Hosted at NJIT

October 2nd, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute, (NJII) an NJIT Corporation, recently conducted a cell and gene therapy manufacturing roundtable to launch its Cell and Gene Therapy Development Center and address key industry manufacturing challenges.  Roundtable participants included some of the world’s …

Member News — The DAK Group Announces The Padcaster has Acquired Parrot Teleprompter

October 2nd, 2018 — The DAK Group, a leading investment bank specializing in middle-market mergers and acquisitions worldwide, announces its client, Padcaster, headquartered in New York, NY has acquired Parrot Teleprompter of Orem, Utah. The DAK Group served as the exclusive investment banker and …

Member News — NJIT’s Raul Mercado Named Honorary Commander – Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

October 2nd, 2018 — The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (MDL) Commanders recently selected Raul Mercado, director NJIT Procurement Technical Assistance Center, to participate in its Honorary Commanders program. Mercado was formally inducted into the program at the Joint Base Honorary Commanders’ Induction Ceremony on September …

Member News — DeCotiis Attorney Roy Caplinger Named Contract Partner

October 2nd, 2018 — Roy Caplinger has been named Contract Partner, which will take effect on October 1, 2018, based on his considerable expertise and acumen in a variety of litigation matters. Mr. Caplinger’s practice specializes in insurance, commercial, healthcare and construction litigation, as …

Member News — Sills Cummis & Gross Promotes Attorneys: New Members and Of Counsel Named

October 2nd, 2018 — Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce that Jason L. Sobel and William R. Tellado were promoted to Members of the Firm; and Cecilia I. Lassiter was promoted to Of Counsel, effective October 1, 2018. Jason L. Sobel  |  …

Member News — New City Kids: Paterson Is Latest Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Recipient

October 2nd, 2018 — Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently issued two separate community grants, totaling $45,000, to the New City Kids: Paterson.  A $35,000 grant was used to purchase a new commuter van which will be used to transport participants to …

Member News — Bank of New Jersey’s Graves Named to NY Fed’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council

October 2nd, 2018 — The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today announced the appointment of three new members to its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC), effective immediately. Council members are representatives from commercial banks, thrift institutions, and credit unions with assets under …

Member News — Wells Fargo Launches Control Tower SM, New Digital Experience for Customers Nationwide

October 2nd, 2018 — Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced that Control Tower, a new digital experience that simplifies customers’ online financial lives, is available for Wells Fargo consumer and small business customers nationwide through Wells Fargo Online ® and Wells Fargo Mobile ® Banking. According to a recent …

Member News — NJIT and Essex County College Sign Joint Academic Agreement

October 2nd, 2018 — Associate degree students from Essex County College (ECC) are now able to seamlessly transfer into appropriate and/or corresponding bachelor’s degree programs at NJIT. On Sept. 17, 2018, the neighboring institutions in Newark signed a three-year joint academic agreement designed to provide priority …

CIANJ Statement on Gov. Murphy’s Economic Plan

October 1st, 2018 — CIANJ Statement on Murphy’s Economic Master Plan for New Jersey CIANJ agrees with Gov. Murphy that New Jersey needs a “reimaging of our economy” and we applaud the creation of a statewide economic master plan. As Gov. Murphy said, we …

Member News — The DAK Group’s Ari Fuchs Honored in NJBIZ 2018 Forty Under 40 Awards Program

October 1st, 2018 — Ari Fuchs has been named a winner in the 2018 NJBIZ Forty Under 40 awards program. The Forty Under 40 awards program honors men and women under the age of 40 who have been making headlines in their field and …

Member News — Joann Papageorgis Joins Dewberry as Senior Project Manager

October 1st, 2018 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Joann Papageorgis has joined the Northeast environmental team in its Parsippany, New Jersey, office, where she will manage the environmental and cultural resources department. Papageorgis joins the firm with more …

Member News — Case Medical Exceeds Chemical Footprint Project Requirements

October 1st, 2018 — Case Medical, Inc. today announced that it met and exceeded the requirements of the Chemical Footprint Project (CFP). Case Medical is a U.S. EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year. Case Medical was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin Attorney Anthony Caruso to Speak at Cardozo School of Law

October 1st, 2018 — Anthony R. Caruso, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Sports, Media, and Entertainment (SME) Law Practice Group, will be a panelist for the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Sports Law Society’s “Free Speech …

Member News — Cancer Survivors Celebrate Life and Liberty at 10th Annual Celebrating Life and Liberty Event at MetLife Stadium

October 1st, 2018 — On Friday, September 14, Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals for cancer, hosted its tenth annual Celebrating Life and Liberty event at MetLife Stadium. The event celebrates survivorship …

Member News — Conner Named President of Dewberry Engineers Inc.

October 1st, 2018 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Darren Conner, PE, has been promoted to president of Dewberry Engineers Inc., the firm’s nationwide engineering practice. Conner will oversee operations within more than 50 offices from coast to coast, …

Member News — Columbia Bank Employees Support Autism New Jersey with $10,000 Award

October 1st, 2018 — Autism New Jersey was the latest recipient of Columbia Bank’s monthly $10,000 Employee Sponsored Giving Program. Speaking at the check presentation ceremony, bank employee Jennifer Felipe shared a poignant and emotional story about her nephews, both diagnosed with autism, and …

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