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Capitol Update: News From Trenton That Impacts Business in the Garden State

August 31st, 2018 — The action is picking back up again in Trenton as the fall legislative calendar is about to shift into high gear. Last week, Gov. Murphy dealt with several bills that had been on his desk – some signed, some vetoed. …

Member News — News Station Reports On Matrix New World Engineering’s Passionate and Personal Response To Puerto Rico

August 30th, 2018 — Two experts from Matrix New World Engineering were recently featured in a news segment on Verizon FIOS 1 Television. Senior survey technical specialist, Jose Vargas, shared his story of helping rebuild damage on commercial ports throughout Puerto Rico that were …

Member News — CSG to Host “Legal Eagles” Reception on October 9

August 30th, 2018 — On October 9, 2018 at 6PM, CSG, the Patriots’ Path Council and the Boy Scouts of America will be hosting a “Legal Eagles” networking reception for Eagle Scout attorneys. The reception will take place at CSG’s offices at One Boland …

Member News — Chilton Medical Center and Atlantic Behavioral Health to Host “Festival of Hope” Raising Awareness on Mental Health Issues

August 30th, 2018 — Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center and Atlantic Behavioral Health are hosting the Festival of Hope – a free community-focused event on Saturday, September 15 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM on the hospital’s campus (97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains). The event …

Member News — Next Level Performance Welcomes Paul Ruddy as New Vice President of Information Technology

August 30th, 2018 — Paul Ruddy joins Next Level Performance with 10 years of experience as Chief Information Officer for the Central Jersey Blood Center. He also served in the New Jersey Association of Blood Professionals, as well as Treasurer for the Board of …

Member News — “Hello, Buongiorno, Ahoj, Hallo!” United Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service to the Amalfi Coast, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands

August 30th, 2018 — Strengthening the world’s most comprehensive route network, United Airlines today announced customers have new international routes to choose from in 2019 including daily, year-round service between San Francisco and Amsterdam and new nonstop seasonal summer service between New York/Newark and …

Member News — International Business Exec Simon Nynens to Lead NJIT’s Incubation and Commercialization Efforts

August 30th, 2018 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), one of the nation’s leading public polytechnic universities, is proud to announce that Simon Nynens will join NJIT on Sept. 4, 2018, as Vice President of Business Incubation and Executive Director of Commercialization. Within …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment Of Frank Aghassi To Vice President, Commercial Loan Regional Manager

August 29th, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Frank Aghassi has been appointed Vice President, Commercial Loan Regional Manager. In his new position, Mr. Aghassi will continue to manage the bank’s North Jersey Commercial …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Hires Kenneth R. Geiger, Senior Vice President, Special Assets

August 29th, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to announce the appointment of Kenneth R. Geiger as Senior Vice President, Special Assets at Peapack-Gladstone Bank. Working out of the Bank’s Headquarters in Bedminster, New Jersey, …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Helps the Little Sisters of the Poor

August 27th, 2018 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently provided a $10,000 grant to the Little Sisters of the Poor located in Totowa, New Jersey. The grant was used to upgrade technology infrastructure for both the staff and the residents of the home. The …

Member News — Englewood Health First in New Jersey, and One of First in Nation, to Use New Technology for Treatment of Lung Cancer

August 27th, 2018 — The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center at Englewood Health is the first center in New Jersey, and one of the first in the entire nation, to offer lung stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with Varian Calypso®  Anchored Beacon® …

Member News — Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. to Acquire Highlands Bancorp, Inc.

August 27th, 2018 — The Boards of Directors of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:  LBAI) (“Lakeland Bancorp”), the parent company of Lakeland Bank, and Highlands Bancorp, Inc. (OTC Pink:  HSBK) (“Highlands Bancorp”), the parent company of Highlands State Bank, announced today that the companies have …

Member News — Winne Banta’s Bruce Rosenberg Appointed to Hackensack Performing Arts Center Board

August 27th, 2018 — Bruce Rosenberg, Principal at Winne Banta, has been appointed by the City of Hackensack to serve on the Trustee Board of the new Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC). The new, state-of-the art facility, built in a former Masonic Temple, is …

Member News — County College of Morris to Hold Continuing Professional Education Open House

August 24th, 2018 — Whether it’s getting a job, obtaining a better job or succeed in an existing one, County College of Morris (CCM) is here to help individuals achieve their personal career aspirations.  CCM has been serving the greater Morris County region for …

Member News — High School Students Graduate from Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University MINDS Program

August 24th, 2018 — The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University is proud to celebrate the graduation of 15 outstanding high school students who participated in the Medical Internship Navigating Diversity & Science (MINDS) Program. “Our mission is to create a …

Member News — Greater Toms River Chamber Names Karen Hershey New President/CEO

August 24th, 2018 — The Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce has named Karen Hershey as the Chamber’s new President/ CEO, effective August 6, 2018.  Karen Hershey replaces Noelle Carino who left the Chamber after leading the organization for three years. As President/CEO, Hershey …

Member News — NJII Recruiting 9th Cohort for Health IT Connections Program—Business Development for “Scale-Up” Health IT Companies

August 24th, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute is calling for applications to participate in the ninth cycle of the successful Health IT Connections program, set to kick off October 12, 2018. The Health IT Connections program was established in 2014 to grow the health IT cluster …

Member News — Mountain Development Celebrates Lease-Up of 56 at Roseland

August 24th, 2018 — A global consulting firm’s newly signed lease for 20,000 square feet at 56 at Roseland brings the high-end property to nearly full capacity. The milestone spurred joint-venture owner Mountain Development Corp. (MDC)  to throw a celebratory “thank you” reception for …

Member News — New Universal Technical Institute Campus in New Jersey Launches Inaugural Classes

August 24th, 2018 — Universal Technical Institute cut the ribbon at its new 108,000 square foot, state-of-the-industry campus. The Bloomfield campus marks the company’s first location in the tri-state area and its thirteenth campus nationwide. As the region’s strong demand for skilled transportation service …

CIANJ Membership Heats Up This Summer with New Additions

August 23rd, 2018 — Commerce and Industry is thrilled to put the spotlight on some of our newest members who have on board in the last month. AB Global Logistics Consulting This company is an efficiency driven firm focused on providing exceptional results for …

Member News — Cole Schotz Advises 400 Claremont Urban Renewal on $17 Million Purchase of Jersey City Site

August 23rd, 2018 — Cole Schotz P.C. represented 400 Claremont Urban Renewal, LLC in its purchase of a 2.73-acre site in Jersey City for $17 million. The Cole Schotz team advised on the acquisition and the financing of the project, as well as provided …

Member News — Lisa Roger Promoted to Chief Information Officer at Dewberry

August 23rd, 2018 — Elese (Lisa) Adele Roger, PMP, has been promoted to chief information officer of Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm. Roger has 28 years of experience, and previously served as executive director, IT and technology. Roger will report to Dewberry’s …

Member News — Jersey City Celebrates Milestone in Transformation of West End Neighborhood with Ribbon Cutting for RIVET

August 23rd, 2018 — Executives from The Hampshire Companies and Claremont Companies were joined by New Jersey City University President Sue Henderson and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop today to celebrate the ribbon cutting for RIVET, Jersey City’s newest luxury apartment development, at 23 …

Member News — Columbia Bank Collection Efforts Benefits Seven Local Food Banks

August 23rd, 2018 — Columbia Bank employees recently collected non-perishable food, household items and paper goods as part of the bank’s Fifteenth Annual Employee Food Drive.  Shown are some “Team Columbia” volunteers who helped with the collection and distribution process. The items collected, along …

Member News — Kearny Bank Promotes Three Senior Auditors to Vice President Positions

August 22nd, 2018 — Kearny Bank has promoted three senior auditors – Fair Lawn resident Earl Jornadal, Little Falls’ Robert Kusant, and Neptune resident Matthew Boyle – to vice president positions. Boyle is based at the bank’s Oakhurst location; Jornadal and Kusant work from …

Member News — New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) Announces 2018 Manufacturing Awards Finalists

August 22nd, 2018 — The standout manufacturers of The Garden State have been recognized by their peers and New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) is pleased to announce the 2018 Manufacturing Award Finalists. Awards will be presented to Manufacturer of the Year (Small, …

Member News — Margaret O. Volk is Promoted to Senior Vice President, Residential Lending Manager at Peapack-Gladstone Bank

August 22nd, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Bank announces the promotion of Margaret O. Volk to Senior Vice President, Residential Lending Manager at Peapack-Gladstone Bank.  In her current role, Ms. Volk is responsible for both residential and consumer lending and managing the loan origination team in …

Member News — Next Level Performance Gives Back to the Community by Celebrating HOPE Week

August 22nd, 2018 — HOPE stands for Helping Others Persevere and Excel. Next Level Performance adopted the initiative from the New York Yankees in 2009 to promote its C.A.R.E.S. (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Ethical Behavior, and Service) Values. This year, HOPE Week ran from August …

Member News — LAN Commits to Long Term Growth With Promotions to Architectural Team

August 22nd, 2018 — LAN Associates’ Board of Directors recently announced a series of promotions within its architectural team. Jim Sanders, who served as the Director of LAN’s architecture department in New Jersey, has been promoted to Vice President. He has been with LAN …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment of Christopher Wolf, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer

August 22nd, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Christopher Wolf has been appointed Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. In his new position, Mr. Wolf joins the bank’s Middle Market Lending group based in Southern …

Member News — Connell Foley’s McGovern to Receive Legends of Prep Award

August 22nd, 2018 — Connell Foley Managing Partner Philip F. McGovern Jr. has been named by Saint Peter’s Prep as a recipient of the prestigious “Legends of Prep” Award. Created in 1993 to celebrate alumni and others in the Saint Peter’s Prep community who …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Appoints Cheryle Hale

August 22nd, 2018 — Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointment. Cheryle Hale has been hired as Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager for the Commercial Loans Team based in Iselin, N.J. She has 29 years of …

Member News — Selective Insurance Group Announces Officer Appointments

August 22nd, 2018 — Selective Insurance Company of America, a subsidiary of Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGI), announces the following officer appointments. Christopher Cunniff to Senior Vice President, Actuarial Reserving. Mr. Cunniff joined Selective in July 2018. Prior to that, he served as Senior …

Member News — The World’s First MUNCHIES Food Hall From VICE to Debut at American Dream

August 22nd, 2018 — American Dream, the future of retail and entertainment, is excited to announce the world’s first MUNCHIES Food Hall, in partnership with MUNCHIES, the food and culture site from VICE. With over 38,000 square feet and 18 vendors, the MUNCHIES Food Hall …

Member News — Santander Bank Appoints James Uehlinger as Region President for Metro New York/Northern New Jersey

August 22nd, 2018 — Santander Bank today announced the appointment of James Uehlinger as region president for the Bank’s Metro New York/Northern New Jersey region. With more than 30 years of leadership experience in branch management, business banking and finance, Jim oversees all sales and services in …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Participates in First-Ever Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting in Washington, D.C.

August 22nd, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center participated in the first-ever externally-led Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) meeting in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. The meeting was hosted by the world’s largest network of arthritis patients, the Arthritis Foundation, and …

Member News — Rutgers Partners with Horizon BCBSNJ

August 20th, 2018 — Rutgers Athletics enters into a multi-year agreement with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ), naming the state’s largest health insurer as the “Official Health Insurance Partner of the Scarlet Knights.” Through this community partnership, Rutgers Athletics …

Member News — Paul B. Matey, Former AUSA and University Hospital GC, Joins Lowenstein Sandler

August 20th, 2018 — Lowenstein Sandler announced today that Paul B. Matey, most recently Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, will join the firm as a partner in September. Matey brings extensive health care, prosecutorial, and government …

Member News — NAI Hanson’s Levering & DePaolera Help Medical Office Secure New Home in Newark

August 20th, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has represented Ampersand Health in securing a location to provide full primary medical services at the newly constructed Springfield Avenue Marketplace, located at  204-234 …

Member News — New Jersey Society of CPAs & New Jersey Realtors Partner to Develop Property Tax Guide for NJ Homeowners

August 20th, 2018 — New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) and New Jersey Realtors have teamed up to offer New Jersey residents a comprehensive guide to understanding property taxes. The publication, “New Jersey Homeowner’s Guide to Property Taxes,” answers everyday questions homeowners …

Member News — Ramapo College Ranked Among Top “Best Colleges for Your Money”

August 20th, 2018 — Ramapo College of New Jersey has received high marks from Money magazine in its new rankings of “Best Colleges for Your Money.” Ramapo was ranked #4 in New Jersey and in the top 16 percent in the nation in Money’s list, which considers 26 …

Member News — AKRF, Inc., Establishes Princeton Office

August 17th, 2018 — AKRF, Inc. has established a Princeton office at 103 Carnegie Center, joining its Mount Laurel office in providing environmental, planning, and engineering services to clients in the energy, property/land development, transportation, and water sectors. “Locating in Princeton along the Route …

Member News — Valley Receives $35 Million in Gifts for New Hospital in Paramus

August 17th, 2018 — Valley’s plans to build a new, state-of-the-art hospital in Paramus received a significant boost, with two gifts totaling $35 million to The Valley Hospital Foundation.  The gifts include $20 million from a long-time Valley supporter who wishes to remain anonymous, …

Member News — Team Columbia Volunteers Prepare Back-to-School Backpacks

August 17th, 2018 — This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently took part in a “back-to-school work day” at New Hope Community Ministries in North Haledon.  The Team Columbia volunteers helped to prepare backpacks filled with school supplies for 160 needy children living …

Member News — Two Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Attorneys Named 2019 Best Lawyers® “Lawyers of the Year” in Woodbridge Area

August 17th, 2018 — Two lawyers from the law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., were recently selected by Best Lawyers as 2019 “Lawyers of the Year” in the Woodbridge, New Jersey, Metro Area. Best Lawyers designates a select group of individuals as …

Member News — Sax LLP Announces the 7th Annual 4 Miler at Garret Mountain to Benefit St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

August 17th, 2018 — Sax LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory firm, is thrilled to announce the 7th annual 4 Miler at Garret Mountain benefiting St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ.  The event will return to Woodland Park, NJ on October 6th, …

Member News — Bergen Neurology Consultants Joins Englewood Health Physician Network

August 17th, 2018 — Bergen Neurology Consultants, a group of eight neurologists specializing in all areas of brain, spine, and nerve disease, has joined the Englewood Health Physician Network. The group—Gary Alweiss, MD; Yun-Beom Choi, MD, PhD; Lauren DeNiro, MD; James Ko, MD; Kirk …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment of Eric Broms to Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer

August 16th, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Eric Broms has been appointed Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. In his new position, Mr. Broms joins the bank’s Commercial Real Estate lending team. Prior to …

DOT Commissioner Shares Greatest Opportunities for Project Work at CIANJ’s Transportation Summit

August 16th, 2018 — New Jersey DOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti told the contractors, engineers and consultants at CIANJ’s first Transportation Summit that the “greatest opportunities” for road work projects exists in the counties and towns. Gutierrez-Scaccetti said $240 million from the revenue generated by …

Member News — Twenty-Five Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List

August 15th, 2018 — Twenty-five lawyers from the law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The firm’s 2019 Best Lawyers in America include: Morris S. …

Member News — Edward A. Hogan Elected as Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers

August 15th, 2018 — The American College of Environmental Lawyers recently announced the election of 24 new Fellows and two Honorary Fellows.  Included in this group of attorneys from throughout the nation is Edward A. Hogan, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & …

Member News — Dewberry Hires Senior Coastal Engineer Robert Acker

August 15th, 2018 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that Robert Acker, PE, ENV SP, joined the firm as a senior engineer in the New York City office. Acker has nearly 10 years of experience in coastal engineering and resilience. He …

Member News — ICBA Recognizes Atlantic Stewardship Bank as a Top Lender in 2018

August 15th, 2018 — The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) is the nation’s voice for nearly 5,700 community banks of all sizes and charter types. It is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership. Each year, …

Member News — Steve Okabayashi Joins Next Level Performance as Business Development Manager

August 15th, 2018 — Steve Okabayashi joins Next Level Performance, bringing with him 28 years of extensive sales experience selling software and hardware products in the tech industry for renowned companies such as IBM and ADP. “I am looking forward to a successful career …

Member News — U.S. News & World Report Once Again Names Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Among Best in New Jersey and New York Metro Area

August 15th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is proud to announce that four of its hospitals – Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Raritan Bay …

Member News — Dennis R. Magarro is Promoted to Senior Vice President, Senior Underwriter at Peapack Capital

August 15th, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announce the promotion of Dennis R. Magarro to Senior Vice President, Senior Underwriter at Peapack Capital, a subsidiary of Peapack-Gladstone Bank. Dennis is responsible for credit and underwriting functions …

Transportation Summit to Tackle One of New Jersey’s Biggest Issues

August 9th, 2018 — Next week, CIANJ kicks off its first Transportation Summit featuring keynote addresses and panel discussions with the main stakeholders in New Jersey. Transportation has been a hot topic this summer with concerns over infrastructure, the Gateway Project, major issues with …

Member News — Felician University and St. George’s University Announce Medical and Veterinary Educational Partnership

August 9th, 2018 — St. George’s University and Felician University have launched a program that will allow qualified applicants to Felician to receive early admission to the medical or veterinary schools at St. George’s. “We are excited to welcome Felician University’s best and brightest …

Member News — Spencer Savings Bank Welcomes New Branch Managers

August 9th, 2018 — Spencer Savings Bank is pleased to welcome two new Branch Managers to their Lyndhurst and Lodi branch locations. Radika Lutchman and Jill Gregg have joined the bank as Branch Managers and will be responsible for the management and business development …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Celebrates Opening of the Institute for Multiple Myeloma

August 9th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive healthcare network, is proud to announce the opening of the Institute for Multiple Myeloma which will support groundbreaking research to enhance treatment of this rare cancer. “This new center takes us a quantum …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Awards Oasis a $10,000 Community Impact Grant

August 8th, 2018 — Lakeland Bank recently presented a $10,000 Community Impact Grant to Oasis–A Haven for Women and Children in Paterson, N.J. The purpose of Lakeland Bank’s Community Impact Grant Program is to address specific community-focused initiatives and invest in eligible high-performing nonprofit …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Hires Heidi H. Smith, Esq. as a Senior Managing Director, Assistant General Counsel

August 7th, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to announce the appointment of Heidi H. Smith, Esq. as Senior Managing Director, Assistant General Counsel.  Working out of the Bank’s Headquarters in Bedminster, New Jersey, Ms. …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Supports Eva’s Village

August 7th, 2018 — Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, has presented a $30,000 grant to Eva’s Village in Paterson.  The community grant was used to purchase a much-needed commercial grade, walk-in refrigerator/freezer that will greatly increase their community kitchen’s food storage capability. …

Member News –Mendoza Media LLC Receives Prestigious Communicator Award

August 7th, 2018 — Mendoza Media LLC, a boutique video communications firm, is pleased to announce it has received an Award of Excellence, the highest honor, in The 24th Annual Communicator Awards, a leading international competition that recognizes the best in digital, mobile, audio …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Awards Fulfill a Community Impact Grant

August 6th, 2018 — Lakeland Bank recently presented a $10,000 Community Impact Grant to Fulfill at the B.E.A.T Center in Toms River, N.J. The purpose of Lakeland Bank’s Community Impact Grant Program is to address specific community-focused initiatives and invest in eligible high-performing nonprofit …

Member News — NJIT and National Student Clearinghouse Collaborate To Help Students Earn Degrees

August 6th, 2018 — New Jersey community college students who transfer to the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) before earning a degree or certificate will find it easier to receive a credential retroactively under a new alliance between NJIT and the National Student …

Member News — Cherry Hill’s TD Bank Ranks Second in J.D. Power’s Primary Mortgage Servicer Satisfaction Study

August 6th, 2018 — Mortgage servicer satisfaction remains flat in 2018, as satisfaction remains similar to the past two years, according to the J.D. Power 2018 Primary Mortgage Servicer Satisfaction Study.SM The industry average for overall satisfaction is 758 (on a 1,000-point scale) in …

Member News — Valley National Bank Appoints Christopher Coiley as Department Head of Commercial Real Estate

August 6th, 2018 — Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Christopher J. Coiley as Department Head of the Commercial Real Estate Department. Coiley joined Valley in 1990 as part of the …

Member News — DMR Architects Supports SB One Bank Rebranding with Interior Redesign of its Weekhawken Location

August 6th, 2018 — DMR Architects completed plans for the redesign of SB One Bank’s Weehawken banking center located within The Avenue Collection luxury condominium complex at Port Imperial, the first location to undergo renovations since the bank formerly known as Sussex Bank rebranded in …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Launches Cannabis Law Practice Group and Blog

August 6th, 2018 — The law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to announce the launch of the firm’s multi-disciplinary Cannabis Law Practice Group. As the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana continues to grow by leaps and bounds, the group …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation’s 21st Annual Golf Outing Raises more than $760,000 in Support of its Patient-Centered Initiatives

August 6th, 2018 — The Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce that its 21st Annual Golf Outing raised more than $760,000 in support of its patient-centered programs and initiatives. Sunny skies and gentle breezes greeted golfers and volunteers …

Member News — Lyft Partners with Avis Budget Group to Provide Drivers With On-Demand Access to Avis Vehicles

August 6th, 2018 —  Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) today announced a multi-year deal with Lyft, the fastest growing ride hailing company, in which Avis will add thousands of vehicles to the Lyft Express Drive program in cities across North America. The partnership will make it easier …

Member News — Rena Barta Joins Dewberry as Regional Director of Client Services

August 6th, 2018 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that Rena Barta joined the firm as regional director of client services in the New York City office. Barta has more than 30 years of experience leading technical staff and marketing teams, …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Appoints Amy Dupuis, Executive Director As Charitable Foundation Grows to $60 Million

August 6th, 2018 — The Columbia Bank Foundation has appointed Amy Dupuis, Executive Director, to manage the 10th largest charitable foundation in New Jersey. Amy joins the Foundation from Sanofi US, where she held two simultaneous roles of Vice President, Sanofi Cares Foundation North America, …

Member News — Spencer Saving Bank Donates $5,000 to Habitat For Humanity, Supports Community Members In Realizing their Dreams of Home Ownership

August 6th, 2018 — Spencer Savings Bank recently made a $5,000 donation to Habitat For Humanity in support of community members realizing their dreams of homeownership. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to improving lives and communities by providing decent, affordable homes for hard-working families. …

Member News — CSG Launches Qualified Opportunity Zone Group

August 6th, 2018 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (“CSG”) has announced the formation and launch of its Qualified Opportunity Zone Group, which will advise investors, fund managers, redevelopers and business owners on the legal and regulatory requirements needed to successfully participate in the federal Qualified …

Member News — Columbia Bank “Teams Up” with Eva’s Village Hot Meal Program

August 6th, 2018 — This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently teamed up with Eva’s Village in Paterson to help feed poor and homeless individuals within the greater Paterson area.  Throughout their lunchtime shift, the Columbia volunteers served about 300 hot meals. “We …

Member News — New Leadership at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus

August 6th, 2018 — John N. Vanarthos, a Member of the law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been elected Chairman of the firm, following four years on the firm’s Management Committee.  He succeeds Matthew R. Sorrentino, who recently left the firm to …

Member News — Dr. Mazyar Ghanaat Appointed Program Director of Urologic Oncology at Englewood Health

August 6th, 2018 — Dr. Mazyar Ghanaat has been named program director of urologic oncology at The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center at Englewood Health. Dr. Ghanaat completed a two-year fellowship in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), where …

Member News — Mahoney to Lead Dewberry’s Alternative Project Delivery Operating Unit

August 6th, 2018 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that David Mahoney, PE, has been promoted to alternative project delivery operating unit manager. An executive vice president who has been with the firm for more than 30 years, Mahoney has …

Member News — SobelCo Hosts Annual Day of Community Service

August 6th, 2018 — On August 1, 2018, Sobel & Co. employees participated in their eighth annual Day of Community Service – the culmination of months of hard work, preparation and fundraising at the firm. Each year the firm selects a nonprofit organization from …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health and Carrier Clinic Plan to Merge to Enhance Behavioral Health in Tri-State Area

August 6th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive and integrated health network, and Carrier Clinic, a leader in behavioral health with a 100-year history in the state, are proud to announce they have signed a definitive agreement to merge to …

Member News — Englewood Health Donates Wheelchairs to Facilitate Accessibility for bergenPAC Patrons

August 6th, 2018 — Englewood Health recently donated four wheelchairs to the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), in Englewood, New Jersey to help ticketholders with physical limitations navigate the facility and provide them with necessary accommodations before, during, and after show times. “When people …

Member News — NJII Partners with CORSIS to Foster Digital Health IT Innovation

August 6th, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, announced today a partnership with Corsis LLC, a leader in healthcare risk and compliance scoring. The partnership will provide NJII’s 150+ HealthIT Connections companies with access to the Corsis platform, which, …

NJ Tech Industry’s Bright Future

August 3rd, 2018 — Leaders in New Jersey’s tech industry were upbeat yesterday in a panel discussion organized by CIANJ to examine the future of the industry and the challenges it faces. Aaron Price, an entrepreneur and founder of Propelify –the hugely popular tech …

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