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Member News — New Jersey Institute of Technology Partners with Woz U

May 31st, 2018 — Technology-based education start-up Woz U, announced today a partnership with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), one of only 32 polytechnic universities in the United States. The partnership will enable NJIT to offer Woz U’s refined Cyber Security and …

Member News — Healing the Children New Jersey Honors Berkeley College and Surgical Technology Chair during 2018 Awards Gala

May 31st, 2018 — Healing the Children® New Jersey (HTCNJ) recently recognized individuals who support the organization in its mission to provide medical care to children in need around the world. Since its inception, HTCNJ has provided care to more than 37,000 children, helping …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett Named to Becker’s List of 100 Great Leaders in Healthcare

May 31st, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is pleased to announce that Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett was again included in Becker’s prestigious list of the 100 top leaders in health care. “Bob Garrett’s extraordinary leadership has …

Member News — Riker Danzig Welcomes Partner Richard J.L. Lomuscio

May 31st, 2018 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to welcome Richard J.L. Lomuscio as a partner in the Firm’s New York office, joining the Commercial Litigation and Securities Litigation Practices.  Lomuscio is an experienced litigator, handling …

Member News — NJ Patient Improves From Having 100 Seizures a Day to None Thanks to Complex Brain Surgery Performed at Jersey Shore University Medical Center by Neurosurgeon Lawrence Daniels, M.D.

May 31st, 2018 — Lawrence Daniels, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center, has performed the hospital’s first craniotomy for placement of subdural grids leading to a successful temporal lobectomy. The procedure involves placing electrode grids on the surface …

Member News — Mark Markarian Appointed to Assistant Vice President/Information Technology Manager at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

May 31st, 2018 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, recently announced the appointment of Mark Markarian to Assistant Vice President/Information Technology Manager of ASB’s IT Department. Mr. Markarian, a resident of Wyckoff, New Jersey, has over twenty …

Member News — Riker Danzig Announces Associate Ryan O’Neill Named NJSBA Leadership Academy Fellow

May 31st, 2018 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that on May 16, Associate Ryan O’Neill graduated from the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy, Class of 2018.  O’Neill is one of eleven attorneys …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Joins Bergen County Stigma-Free Movement, Recognizes Mental Health Month

May 31st, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to join the Bergen County Stigma-Free Campaign, a county-wide program which aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, as the medical center recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month. “We are …

Member News — Jerry Gallagher Appointed to NJIT’s Newark College of Engineers Board of Visitors

May 30th, 2018 — Jerome F. Gallagher, Jr., a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been appointed to the Newark College of Engineers (NCE) Board of Visitors at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). One of the oldest and …

Member News — Columbia Bank “Teams Up” with Burlington Habitat for Humanity

May 30th, 2018 — This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently teamed up with Burlington County Habitat for Humanity to help renovate an affordable housing unit.  The Team Columbia volunteers completed various interior painting assignments, providing the “elbow grease” necessary to move the …

Member News — Pennoni Promotions May 2018

May 30th, 2018 — Mike Cromer, Director of Energy, Regional Vice President Michael R. Cromer, PG, DBIA, ENV SP, of Pennoni’s West Chester, PA office, will now serve as Regional Vice President for the newly created Energy and Design-Build region and has also been …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Appoints Kathy Coffee-Biancamano

May 30th, 2018 — Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointment. Kathy Coffey-Biancamano has accepted a positon with Lakeland Bank as Vice President, Area Manager for the Boonton and Montville branches. Coffey-Biancamano was most recently a …

Member News — Brett R. Harris Elected Chair of New Jersey State Bar Association Business Law Section

May 29th, 2018 — On May 17th, Wilentz Shareholder Brett R. Harris was elected Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA)’s Business Law Section at the Section’s Annual Meeting. She previously served as the NJSBA Business Law Section’s Secretary and Vice Chair of Communications …

Member News — CarePoint Health Names Natasha Deckmann, MD as CEO

May 29th, 2018 — CarePoint Health has announced the appointment of Natasha Deckmann, M.D., as Chief Executive Officer of the health care system, which includes three area hospitals, Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center. Deckmann has held leadership positions …

Member News — New Jersey American Water Investing $6 Million in Lakewood

May 29th, 2018 — New Jersey American Water is preparing to invest $6 million to replace approximately 7,000 feet of aging wastewater main in its Lakewood service area. The company is replacing wastewater main that has reached the end of its useful life with new …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Hosts Second Speaker Series with Dan O’Conner, Paragon Solutions, Thomas D’Ovidio, Shoreview, and Kevin Bodnar, Peapack-Gladstone Bank

May 25th, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Bank hosted the second in their new speaker series program.  This presentation was held at The Morristown Club in Morristown, New Jersey where the Bank welcomed Dan O’Connor, former President and CEO of Paragon Solutions, and Thomas D’Ovidio, Partner, …

Member News — Rita Aquilio to Moderate American Bar Association Section of Litigation Family Law Litigation

May 25th, 2018 — Rita M. Aquilio, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Co-Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation’s Family Law Litigation Committee, is coordinator and moderator of the Committee’s Roundtable, “Post-Obergefell – Part 2: …

Member News — CSG Hosts Garden State Bar Association’s Interdisciplinary Cocktail Reception

May 25th, 2018 —   Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi hosted the Garden State Bar Association’s Interdisciplinary Cocktail Reception on May 16, 2018. Organized by CSG’s Olajide Araromi, the event was attended by professionals from the National Association of Black Accountants, National Black MBA Association, …

Member Post — Linda Fisher Appointed to First Vice President/Residential Mortgage Lending Manager at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

May 25th, 2018 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, announced the appointment of Linda Fisher to First Vice President/Residential Mortgage Lending Manager of ASB’s Mortgage Department. Ms. Fisher, a resident of River Edge, New Jersey, has over …

Member News — Tackle Kids Cancer Is Latest Columbia Bank Foundation Donation Recipient

May 25th, 2018 — Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently made a $10,000 donation to Tackle Kids Cancer, a research program at the Child’s Cancer Institute at the Hackensack University Medical Center. Shown participating in a special presentation are Lauren O’Reilly (left), …

Why Should Businesses Care About the State Budget?

May 24th, 2018 — It might not seem at first glance that the State of New Jersey’s proposed budget has much to do with the day to day operations of your business. But in truth, the budget is a key factor in determining the …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Trail-Blazer Selected as Commissioner of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission

May 24th, 2018 — Laurie LaPat-Polasko, PhD, QEP, Vice-President, National Director of Remediation, Matrix New World Engineering, Inc. (Matrix), was selected by the Scottsdale City Council members to be one of their Commissioners. This position is for a three year term. The McDowell Sonoran …

Member News — Dewberry Hires Geotechnical Expert Christopher Ellis

May 24th, 2018 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that Christopher Ellis, PE, has joined its Bloomfield, New Jersey, office as a geotechnical senior project manager. With more than 23 years of experience, Ellis is supporting the firm by performing geotechnical …

Member News — Fox Rothschild LLP Elevates Corinne McCann Trainor to Partner in Princeton

May 24th, 2018 — Fox Rothschild LLP recently elevated 19 associates to partner throughout its national network of offices. The announcement comes on the heels of the firm’s elevation of four counsel to partner in April, for a total of 23 new partners this year. …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center is the First in the United States to Earn Joint Commission Certification for its Kidney Cancer Program

May 23rd, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has earned Joint Commission Certification for its Kidney Cancer Program — the first and only disease-specific certification of its kind in the United States. “I want to …

Member News — Riker Danzig Co-Chair Kelly Crawford Honored by Executive Women of New Jersey as One of NJ’s Most Influential Women

May 23rd, 2018 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) honored Kelly Strange Crawford, Co-Chair of Riker Danzig, alongside 31 of New Jersey’s most influential and accomplished women leaders. …

Member News — Jeralyn Lawrence from Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Sworn in as NJSBA Treasurer

May 23rd, 2018 — Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., member of its Management Committee, and Chair of the Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, was sworn in as treasurer of the New Jersey State Bar Association …

Member News — GZA Announces Bhuvnesh J. (BJ) Parekh, P.E., LSRP as Senior Consultant

May 23rd, 2018 — GZA, a leading geotechnical and environmental consulting firm, announces Bhuvnesh J. (BJ) Parekh as a Senior Consultant in the Fairfield, New Jersey office.  In this role, his focus will be environmental engineering/remediation. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and Licensed …

Member News — Project SEARCH Program Connects Students with Disabilities to Job Opportunities

May 23rd, 2018 — High school seniors who participated in a Bergen County job skills training program called Project SEARCH held a joint press conference with Holy Name Medical Center and Bergen County officials to discuss how the program has positively impacted participants and …

Member News — Sobel & Co. Principal Sally Glick Receives Association for Corporate Growth 2018 Meritorious Award

May 23rd, 2018 — The Association for Corporate Growth® recently presented six of its members for their exceptional leadership and longtime contributions toward the advancement of the organization with its Meritorious Service award. ACG, a global organization focused on driving middle-market growth, recognized the …

Member News — ExxonMobil and Employees Contribute More Than $1.1 million to New Jersey Colleges and Universities

May 21st, 2018 — ExxonMobil and its employees contributed more than $1.1 million to 32 institutions of higher education across New Jersey as part of the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2017 Educational Matching Gift Program. ExxonMobil employees, retirees, directors and surviving spouses contributed more than $293,000 …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Earns Joint Commission Recertification for its Prostate Cancer Program

May 21st, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has earned Joint Commission recertification for its Prostate Cancer Program — the only disease-specific care certified program of its kind in the United States. “I want to …

CIANJ Statement in Support of the PennEast Pipeline

May 18th, 2018 — “Natural gas has helped New Jersey lower energy bills by 35 percent since 2010, reduce carbon emissions under 2000 levels and support a diverse and reliable grid,” said Anthony Russo, president of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey. …

Member News — Dewberry Announces Promotions Throughout the Northeast Region

May 18th, 2018 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm based in Fairfax, Virginia, has announced the promotion of more than 80 employees nationwide, including 17 staff members within the firm’s New Jersey and New York offices. The promotions coincide with Dewberry’s ongoing …

Member News — Executive Women of New Jersey Honored Judith Sheft from the New Jersey Innovation Institute at Biennial Salute to the Policy Makers Gala

May 18th, 2018 — Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) honored Judith Sheft, associate vice president technology & enterprise development, New Jersey Innovation Institute @ NJIT alongside 31 of New Jersey’s most influential and accomplished women leaders including special guest honoree, First Lady Tammy …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin & Marcus to Receive 2018 Healthy Workplace Award

May 18th, 2018 — The law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been recognized as one of the “Gold 2018 Healthy Workplaces” by Healthier Somerset, a partnership of over 50 organizations aiming to improve the health and well-being of those who live …

Member News — Riker Danzig Partner Elected to Chair-Elect of the Taxation Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association

May 18th, 2018 — 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-Elect of the Taxation Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The announcement …

Member News — Valley Health System Establishes New Cardiovascular Imaging Program and Welcomes New Director

May 18th, 2018 — Valley Health System is pleased to announce the establishment of a new Cardiovascular Imaging Program at The Valley Heart and Vascular Institute and the appointment of cardiologist and cardiovascular imaging specialist Himanshu Gupta, M.D., FACC, as Director. The goal of …

Member News — NAI Hanson’s Cohorsky, Koch, and Schilp Help Tire Recycler Find Home in Elizabeth

May 18th, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has brokered a lease for 28,900 square feet of industrial space with NJ Rubber, LLC at 475 Division Street in Elizabeth, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Barry J. Cohorsky, SIOR, LJ Koch and John Schilp …

Member News — Withum’s Healthcare Services Group Welcomes Kathy Ruggieri as a Principal

May 18th, 2018 — Kathy Ruggieri has joined WithumSmith+Brown (Withum), PC, as a principal and team member in the certified public accounting and advisory firm’s Healthcare Services Group. The New Jersey resident joins a highly responsive team of experts committed to serving integrated healthcare …

Member News — Pfister Energy Completes Production On Lockheed Martin’s Largest Solar Field

May 18th, 2018 — Pfister Energy was selected to design, build and construct a 2.5 MW solar field for Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Moorestown facility. The 8-acre, 2.5 megawatt (DC), ground mount, photovoltaic solar field will reduce the facilities environmental impact through this upgrade by saving 5 percent …

CIANJ Launches New Transportation Forum

May 18th, 2018 — I am happy to announce the launch of CIANJ’s newest forum — the Transportation Forum. This forum will bring together experts and interested stakeholders to discuss concerns surrounding New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure. The Transportation Forum will focus on our roads, …

Member News — Brinkerhoff Environmental Services, Inc. Opens Newark Office

May 15th, 2018 — Having expanded its business in northern NJ and the surrounding region, Brinkerhoff has opened its third office at 614 Frelinghuysen Ave., Newark, NJ. According to Laura Brinkerhoff, CEO and Principal, this facility was selected because of its location within the …

Member News — Genova Burns LLC Ranked in Chambers USA as Top Labor & Employment Law Firm

May 15th, 2018 — Genova Burns is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has recognized the firm as a top labor and employment law firm. The publication notes the firm’s team is known for its “Excellent track record acting for employers and management across …

CIANJ Responds to the Supreme Court Decision to Legalize Sports Betting in New Jersey

May 14th, 2018 — CIANJ RESPONDS TO THE SUPREME COURT DECISION TO LEGALIZE SPORTS BETTING IN NEW JERSEY PARAMUS (May 14, 2018) – “CIANJ applauds today’s decision by the Supreme Court after a seven-year legal battle to allow sports betting in New Jersey,” said …

Member News — Dewberry Announces the Promotion of Lisa Peterson to Associate

May 14th, 2018 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that Lisa Peterson, PE, PLS, CME, has been promoted to associate in the firm’s Mount Laurel, New Jersey, office. Peterson, who works as the transportation department manager, has more than 16 years …

Member News — COLUMBIA BANK “TEAMS UP” WITH NEWARK HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

May 14th, 2018 — This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently took part in a Newark Habitat for Humanity “Challenge” to help renovate affordable living homes within the Greater Newark area.  The Team Columbia volunteers performed various indoor work assignments, including plumbing, tile …

Member News — Holy Name Medical Partners Primary Care Practice Moves to 50 Passaic Street in Hackensack

May 14th, 2018 — A primary care practice previously located at 15 Anderson Street in Hackensack, has relocated to 50 Passaic Street in Hackensack. The practice is a member of Holy Name Medical Partners, the medical center’s physician network comprising more than 125 multi-specialty …

Member News — RIKER DANZIG SPONSORS RELAY FOR LIFE

May 14th, 2018 — On Saturday, May 5, 2018, Riker Danzig employees, family and friends took to the track for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, which took place at the Morristown Armory.  Led by partner Michael O’Mullan, team members fundraised and took …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Celebrates International Nurses Day at the United Nations

May 14th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to celebrate International Nurses Day at the 2nd Annual Celebration of International Nurses Day at the United Nations. Sarah Timmapuri, M.D., cardiologist, Chief Clinical Information Officer for Hackensack Meridian Health, and CEO of the Life …

Member News — New Jersey Innovation Institute and HealRWorld® Form Sustainability Accelerator

May 14th, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, and HealRWorld (HRW), a social impact company dedicated to spurring the growth of sustainable businesses have partnered to form a New Jersey-based accelerator with global reach.   In addition, R. Paul …

Member News — LPS Industries Achieves Most Current ISO Quality Management Certification

May 14th, 2018 — LPS Industries, Moonachie NJ, (www.lpsind.com), a vertically integrated flexible packaging manufacturer, is pleased to announce they have been awarded the most current ISO quality management certification, ISO 9001:2015. The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) quality standards and certifications are the …

Member News — SAX LLP EXPANDS ITS CLIFTON NJ HEADQUARTERS TO ACCOMMODATE NEW TEAM MEMBERS AND SERVICE NICHES

May 14th, 2018 — Accounting, tax and business advisory leader Sax LLP has recently announced the expansion of its flagship office in Clifton, NJ to accommodate the firm’s fast growing team.  The firm has renovated and built out part of the 2nd floor at …

Member News — Sills Cummis & Gross Welcomes Philip A. Portantino

May 10th, 2018 — Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce the addition of Philip A. Portantino as an Associate in the Firm’s Employment and Labor Practice Group. He is a resident of the Firm’s Newark office. Mr. Portantino represents and counsels employers …

CIANJ’s 50th Annual Golf Outing

May 10th, 2018 — On Monday, CIANJ and its members will be hitting the links at the Upper Montclair Country Club for our 50th Annual Golf Outing. This year, Commerce and Industry has selected the Salvation Army as its designated charity. New this year …

Member News — Peter Hutcheon Appointed Observer to American Bar Association Business Law Section Beneficial Ownership Task Force

May 10th, 2018 — Peter D. Hutcheon, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been appointed one of three Observers to the American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section’s Beneficial Ownership Task Force.  The Business Law Section is committed to …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett Plays Key Role at National Innovation Conference

May 10th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett is a featured panelist at the HLTH The Future of Health Care conference this week, a prestigious gathering of the nation’s leading health care innovators who are improving quality of care and patient …

Member News — Columbia Bank Receives Financial Literacy Education Award

May 10th, 2018 — Columbia Bank has been awarded the 2018 Financial Capability Innovation Award from EVERFI, Inc. for sponsoring financial education programs at several local high schools. EVERFI’s online course, funded by Columbia Bank at no cost to schools districts and students, uses …

Member News — Melissa Peña Elected to Meritas Board of Directors

May 10th, 2018 — Melissa A. Peña, a Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Chair of its Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group, and Co-Chair of the Meritas’ Financial Services/CRABS Group, has been elected to the Meritas Board of Directors for a three-year term, …

Member News — NAI Hanson Bolsters Brokerage Team with Addition of New Sales Associate

May 10th, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service commercial real estate firm, announces that Susan Fox has joined its Hackensack, N.J. office as a Sales Associate. Susan will work exclusively with Steve Pastor, Vice President, Global Supply Chain & …

Member News — Onyx Equities to Become Manager of One Gateway Center in Newark

May 9th, 2018 — Onyx Equities, LLC is proud to announce that it has agreed to terms with Axonic Capital LLC and Taconic Capital Advisors to assume the roles of asset and property manager and leasing and construction manager.  “As the renaissance of Newark …

Member News — Weber, Shapiro & Company, LLP to Attend European Conference on Future-Proofing Professional Services Firms

May 8th, 2018 — Scott D. Shapiro, CPA, CGMA, Partner at Woodcliff Lake, NJ-based accounting and consulting services firm Weber, Shapiro & Company, LLP (WS & Co.), will attend the Alliott Group 2018 Europe, Middle East & Africa Regional Conference in Prague,  May 9-11, …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Once Again Named as One of the 100 Great Hospitals in America

May 8th, 2018 — For the eighth year in a row, Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center has been named to Becker’s Healthcare list of “100 great hospitals in America.” The hospitals included on this list have been recognized nationally for excellence in …

Member News — Healing the Children® New Jersey to Honor Community Leaders for Providing Medical Care to Children in Need Locally and Globally

May 8th, 2018 — WHAT: The Healing the Children® New Jersey (HTCNJ) Gala supports the organization in its mission to provide access to quality medical care and related services to children in need around the world. Since its inception, HTCNJ has provided care to …

Member News — Sax LLP Partner, Marqus White Honored by Eva’s Village

May 8th, 2018 — Accounting, tax and business advisory leader Sax LLP is proud to announce the recognition of Partner, Marqus White, CPA by Eva’s Village at their upcoming “Lawyers and Accountants Dinner” for his dedication to not-for-profit organizations. Eva’s Village’s inaugural event will …

Member News — Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Joins Greater Trenton’s Board

May 8th, 2018 — Greater Trenton, an independent 501c-3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting economic revitalization in New Jersey’s capital city, today announced that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey joined Greater Trenton’s Board adding to a growing mix of organizations including …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett Honored at NJ Walk to Cure Arthritis

May 8th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett was honored at the New Jersey Walk to Cure Arthritis and served as corporate chair of the event in West Orange on Saturday that will raise $300,000 to support the Arthritis Foundation’s initiatives. …

Member News — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Announces Key Employee Promotions

May 7th, 2018 — Nicole Herlinsky, Kevin Kanouse, CPA, and Charles Mitros, were recently promoted to Supervisors, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC. Their new responsibilities are to oversee, guide and train accounting staff, provide the firm leadership with innovative ideas to augment the firms …

Member News — Team Columbia Completes Another Community Project

May 7th, 2018 — This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently painted a senior citizen home in Woodbridge, part of their “Tooling Around The Township Program.”  For this “spruce up,” the exterior of the home was power washed and painted.  The yard was …

Member News — NJIT 2018 Alumni Achievement Award Recipients Announced

May 7th, 2018 — Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Executive to Receive 2018 NJIT Alumni Achievement Award On May 19, Tony (Antonio) Crincoli, PE ’86, Vice President and Head of Global Engineering at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, will receive a 2018 NJIT Alumni Achievement Award. The awards ceremony is …

Member News — Columbia Bank “Teams Up” with CUMAC

May 4th, 2018 — A volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently teamed up with the Center of United Methodist Aid in the Community (CUMAC) food bank in Paterson to sort and distribute food to needy residents.  The CUMAC facilities, located at 223 Ellison …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Welcomes New Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Counsel

May 4th, 2018 — The law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to welcome Karen E. Phillips as Senior Counsel in the executive compensation and employee benefits group. Ms. Phillips represents clients in connection with employee benefits and compensation-related aspects of corporate transactions, financing arrangements …

Member News — Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Receives Generous Donation from Patient’s Family

May 4th, 2018 — In memory of their daughter, Vivian Grace, members of the Castaneda Family, of Glen Rock, NJ, recently held a book drive and collected 330 books for the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center. …

Member News — Leigh Martinson Joins McCarter & English Focusing on Patent Technology

May 3rd, 2018 — Leigh J. Martinson has joined McCarter & English as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group, located in Boston. He will focus on complex patent disputes involving electronics, computer software and hardware, optics and medical devices. In addition to …

Member News — Congressman Gottheimer to Deliver Commencement Address for Ramapo College

May 3rd, 2018 — Ramapo College of New Jersey has announced that Congressman Josh Gottheimer will give the keynote address at the College’s 2018 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 10 at Prudential Center in Newark. President Peter P. Mercer will present 1,434 students …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Joins NJII’s Cell and Gene Therapy Development Center

May 3rd, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, has announced that Hackensack Meridian Health has joined its Cell and Gene Therapy Development Center to access the center’s process development and clinical manufacturing capabilities. In addition, the center will offer training and …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Announces that Laurie G. Jacobs, M.D. is Named President of the American Geriatrics Society

May 3rd, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that Laurie G. Jacobs, M.D., AGSF, chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center and the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, where she also serves …

CIANJ/COMMERCE Magazine’s 2018-2019 Annual Best Practices Award

May 3rd, 2018 — CIANJ is seeking best practices from your company’s President, CEO or Managing Partner—your firm’s highest-ranking officer—to be considered for a prestigious award and publication in COMMERCE Magazine’s Annual Fall 2018 Best Practices Guide To participate, please have your President, CEO or Managing …

Member News — New Director of Travel Experiences Joins Next Level Performance

May 3rd, 2018 — Next Level Performance has named Leigh Wilkins as the company’s new Director, Travel Experiences. After working for Next Level Performance on the travel team for several years in the past, Leigh returns to co-manage the company’s award-winning travel department alongside …

Member News — SAX LLP Launches SAX Technology Advisors; Adds Cybersecurity and Managed IT to Service Offerings

May 3rd, 2018 — Accounting, tax and business advisory leader Sax LLP has announced the launch of Sax Technology Advisors (STA), a provider of technology solutions such as business continuity, disaster recovery, managed IT services, cybersecurity, cloud computing and technical/project support.  Sax Technology Advisors …

Member News — Barry Resnick Joins Friedman LLP as Tax Principal

May 2nd, 2018 — Friedman LLP is pleased to announce that Barry Resnick has joined the Friedman family as a principal in the Consumer and Industrial Products Group of our New York office. Barry has more than 35 years of experience providing accounting, tax, mergers …

Member News — Ramapo College of New Jersey Appoints New Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs

May 2nd, 2018 — The Ramapo College of New Jersey Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Stefan Becker as the College’s next Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2018. “Dr. Becker brings to Ramapo a distinguished record in teaching, scholarship …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment of Elizabeth K. Delaney to Senior Vice President, Retail Lending

May 1st, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Elizabeth K. De Laney has been appointed Senior Vice President, Retail Lending.  In her new position, she will manage the bank’s Residential Mortgage and Home Equity …

Member News — Fox Rothschild Promotes Four Counsel to Partner

May 1st, 2018 — Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that it has elevated four women counsel to partner throughout its national network of offices: Ali Brodie – Denver / Los Angeles Elizabeth J. Hampton – Princeton Sahara Pynes – Los Angeles / New York Robyn …

Member News — Celgene Corporation Announces Appointment of Jennifer Dudinak to Senior Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs

May 1st, 2018 — Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced the appointment of Jennifer Dudinak, Pharm.D., as Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs, reporting to Jay Backstrom, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, effective April 30, 2018. Jennifer will be responsible for regulatory strategy and execution across Celgene’s portfolio and will …

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