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Member News — Montclair State University Partners with Math for America to Launch New Jersey STEM Innovation Fellowship

January 31st, 2019 — Montclair State University is expanding its leadership role in creating innovative STEM education programs for New Jersey’s school districts. In conjunction with partners Princeton University, Rowan University and nationally recognized STEM education nonprofit Math for America (MƒA), the University announced …

Member News — Zahid N. Quraishi Assumes Leadership of White Collar Criminal Practice at Riker Danzig

January 31st, 2019 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that partner Zahid N. Quraishi has been named Chair of its highly-regarded White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations practice.  Quraishi is succeeding Samuel P. Moulthrop as …

Member News — Princeton Review Ranks NJIT Among Top “Schools With Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment”

January 31st, 2019 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review®. The education services company profiles NJIT in …

Member News — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Announces Two New Partners

January 30th, 2019 — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden is pleased to announce that Naomi Becker Collier and David N. Cinotti have been elected partners of the firm, effective January 23, 2019. “I am delighted to recognize the contributions of both Naomi and David, who …

Member News — CCM Breaks Ground for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center

January 30th, 2019 — The County College of Morris (CCM) Board of Trustees, along with the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, regional and state officials, industry leaders and others, marked the groundbreaking today for a state-of-the art Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center. About …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Fair Lawn High School PTA

January 30th, 2019 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $20,000 grant to the Fair Lawn High School Parent Teacher Association, as part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Designated as Preferred SBA Lender

January 30th, 2019 — ASB was recently named as a Preferred Lender with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The Preferred Lenders Program (PLP) is a part of the SBA’s effort to streamline the procedures necessary to provide financial assistance to the small business community. …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Achieves National Recognition for its Neurosurgery and Spine Programs

January 28th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Becker’s Healthcare among “100 hospitals and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs.” “I want to congratulate our team for their commitment …

Member News — CSG’s Clem G. Turner Named Top 15 Corporate EB-5 Attorney by EB-5 Investors Magazine

January 28th, 2019 — CSG is pleased to announce that Clem G. Turner has been named to EB-5 Investors Magazine’s list of “Top 15 Corporate EB-5 Attorneys*,” which recognizes the most influential corporate and securities law practitioners in the field of EB-5 finance in 2018. This is the …

Member News — NJII Appoints Dr. Hana Ioannidis Associate Director, Project & Alliance Management

January 28th, 2019 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, announces the appointment of Dr. Hana Ioannidis to the position of Associate Director, Project and Alliance Management. Ioannidis will support NJII’s expanding Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Innovation iLab in the launch of …

Member News — Overlook Medical Center Expands Behavioral Health Access in New, Larger Space

January 28th, 2019 — In an effort to expand access to behavioral health services in the area, Atlantic Behavioral Health at Overlook Medical Center has relocated its outpatient offices to a new, larger space at 2 Walnut Street in Summit. Overlook’s outpatient behavioral health …

Member News — NJIT Unveils New Jersey’s First Cyberpsychology Program

January 28th, 2019 — This year, NJIT’s College of Science and Liberal Arts has announced it will offer students a unique baccalaureate degree option in the emerging field of cyberpsychology. The new program — exploring the dynamics between modern technology and human psychology — …

Member News — Atlantic Health System Reaches Out to Support Furloughed Federal Employees

January 25th, 2019 — “At a time when many families face uncertainty due to the government shutdown, Atlantic Health System is committing additional resources to support the health and financial well-being of our communities.  We are joining with health care colleagues across New Jersey …

Member News — William Paterson University and City of Paterson Announce Launch of Propel Paterson Revitalization Initiative

January 25th, 2019 — William Paterson University and the City of Paterson have announced the launch of Propel Paterson, a new partnership designed to support Paterson’s revitalization through learning, research, and action. The University and the city will work collaboratively to transform faculty research …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Announces Formation of Maternal Health Task Force

January 25th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, today announced the formation of a Maternal Health Task Force, a blue-ribbon panel of internal and external experts, dedicated to improving maternal health outcomes. “At Hackensack Meridian Health, we always put our patients first, …

Member News — NAI Hanson Negotiates Ground Lease to Relocate Wells Fargo Bank in New Milford

January 25th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson has negotiated a lease for a pad site at the future home of ShopRite on River Road and Main Street in New Milford, N.J. NAI Hanson’s Joan Cenicola represented the tenant, Wells Fargo, in the transaction. The …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Among the First Hospitals in New Jersey to Offer Cutting-Edge Treatment to Regrow Knee Cartilage Cells

January 25th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center today announced that the medical center is among the first hospitals in New Jersey to offer a cutting-edge treatment to regrow and implant a patient’s own cartilage cells to regenerate knee cartilage. Surgeons …

Member News — Berkeley College Introduces New Digital Marketing Course at New York City Campus

January 23rd, 2019 — With the start of a new year, Berkeley College is proud to announce the addition of Digital Marketing: Strategy & Tactics (MKT 3322), to its Marketing Communications program. As a first-time offering, the course was launched this winter at the Berkeley College New …

Member News — CohnReznick Announces Senior Leadership Appointments

January 23rd, 2019 — CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, has made the following key leadership appointments: Gary Levy, CPA, has been named Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, reporting to Frank Longobardi, CEO. Levy is …

Member News — Next Level Performance Updates Event Ticket Category on Rewards Mall with New State-of-the-Art Features

January 23rd, 2019 — Next Level Performance has updated its Event Ticket Category on its Rewards Mall with advanced features improving the customer experience. The new features provide a best-in-class experience comparable to top commercial ticket eCommerce sites. Updates to the Next Level Performance …

Member News — Sax LLP Announces Community Partner and Keynote Speaker for Second Annual Founder’s Award Event

January 23rd, 2019 — Sax LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory firm will hold its second annual Founder’s Award ceremony on Thursday, January 24.  The event will celebrate the good work of local nonprofits and award one organization with a $15,000 unrestricted gift …

Member News — Partnerships Announced for Stockton University Cannabis Studies Program

January 23rd, 2019 — Stockton University today announced new academic and non-academic partnerships that will enhance opportunities for students in its new Cannabis Studies program. A partnership with Thomas Jefferson University will provide opportunities for students and faculty to collaborate with Jefferson’s Lambert Center …

Member News — Bergen County High Schools Rewarded for Seatbelt Usage in 16th Annual High School Traffic Safety Challenge

January 22nd, 2019 — The Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section of the Department of Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently hosted the 16th Annual “High School Traffic Safety Challenge” seatbelt program awards ceremony.  Student representatives and teachers from …

Member News — Michelle Movahed, Pro Bono Director at McCarter & English, Promoted to Partner

January 22nd, 2019 — Michelle Movahed, director of McCarter & English’s award-winning pro bono program, has been elevated to partner. In announcing the promotion, Managing Partner Joseph Boccassini noted Michelle’s oversight of the program and zealous advocacy on behalf of the firm’s pro bono …

Member News — Lyft Partners with PATH to Offer Discounts on Shared Rides

January 22nd, 2019 — In partnership with the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH), Lyft today announced plans to offer rail riders a 50-percent discount on car rides in the overnight hours from midnight Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday and from midnight Saturday until 5a.m. Sunday …

Member News — CSG Welcomes Fortune 50 Pharma Vet, Former Federal Prosecutor Erik Sandstedt to Litigation Group

January 22nd, 2019 —   Erik Sandstedt has joined Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) as a member in its Litigation Group. Sandstedt, who will primarily practice in New Jersey and New York, will be based in the firm’s West Orange, NJ office. Sandstedt joins …

Member News — Atlantic Medical Group Primary Care, Women’s Health, Open in Downtown Westfield

January 21st, 2019 — Westfield’s downtown, one of the most well-known and vibrant commercial districts in New Jersey, can now add expert medical care for women and families to the list of unique services available among its storefronts. On Tuesday, January 15, Atlantic Medical …

Member News — Scarinci Hollenbeck New Jersey Litigation Law Group Continues Its Expansion With the Addition of Rachel E. Simon

January 21st, 2019 — Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce the addition of Rachel E. Simon to the firm’s New Jersey Litigation practice group. Specializing in complex litigation, Ms. Simon has practiced as a criminal defense attorney, civil plaintiff’s attorney and municipal prosecutor and has represented clients …

Member News — Morristown Medical Center Decreased Readmissions by Over 10 Percent

January 21st, 2019 — Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has been recognized by the New Jersey Hospital Association with the prestigious 2019 Excellence in Quality Improvement Award for its work to decrease readmission rates for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). “Morristown …

Member News — Ray Dominguez Joins Dewberry’s Transportation Department

January 21st, 2019 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that Ray Dominguez, PE, has been hired in its Bloomfield, New Jersey, office as the manager of the traffic engineering department. Dominguez brings more than 16 years of experience in planning and …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Ridgewood Public Education Foundation

January 21st, 2019 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently provided $20,000 in special funding to the Ridgewood Public Education Foundation. The donation is part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The …

Member News — Mindray North America Makes Donation To Valley’s NICU

January 21st, 2019 — In December of 2018, Mindray North America, a medical device manufacturer based in Mahwah, New Jersey made a $2,000 donation to The Valley Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). “We are very grateful for the donation we received from Mindray,” …

Member News — Riker Danzig Litigation Partner Bethany Abele Installed as Secretary of Morris County Bar Association

January 18th, 2019 — Bethany Abele, a partner in Riker Danzig’s Litigation Group, was installed as Secretary of the Morris County Bar Association at the Annual Installation & Awards Dinner held on January 17, 2019.  Bethany was previously a Trustee of the Morris County …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays and Deductibles for Emergency Care for Furloughed Federal Employees and Families

January 18th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, announced today that it will waive co-pays and deductibles for emergency visits at all network hospitals and urgent care centers for furloughed federal employees and their insured family members. “We have seen the financial …

Member News — Assistance Available for Furloughed Federal Employees and Others From PSEG

January 18th, 2019 — Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, has procedures in place to help furloughed federal employees and other customers who are facing financial difficulty during winter months. Customers having trouble paying their bills are urged to …

Member News — Transformational CPG Operations Leader Joins AeroFarms to Expand their Indoor Vertical Farms Around the World

January 18th, 2019 — AeroFarms, the pioneer and leader for indoor vertical farming since 2004 with global headquarters in Newark NJ, announced that Roger Post is their new Chief Operating Officer who will oversee all of their Operations, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Engineering, Farm …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Hires Paul Boudreau

January 18th, 2019 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to announce the appointment of Paul Boudreau as Private Banker, Office of the President. Paul delivers exceptional client service exclusively through the Bank’s private banking program and …

Member News — Grassi & Co. Expands Their Forensic, Litigation Support and Valuation Services Practice

January 17th, 2019 — Leading accounting, tax and advisory firm, Grassi & Co., is proud to announce the addition of Howard Fielstein as a Partner in their Forensic, Litigation Support and Valuation Services Practice, led by Sareena Malik Sawhney. His expertise includes investigative/forensic accounting, …

Member News — PKF O’Connor Davies Announces Promotion of 7 New Partners and 2 New Principals

January 17th, 2019 — PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, the nation’s 29th largest accounting and advisory firm, announced today it has promoted seven employees to the role of Partner and two to the role of Principal. Benjamin Beskovic, Scott Brown, Scott Edison, Julia Eisenhaur, Jason Fastiggi, Samantha …

Government Wage Mandates Are Bad for New Jersey’s Economy

January 17th, 2019 — There has been a lot of discussion recently on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.  Governor Murphy would like to see $15 an hour this year but the Legislature introduced a bill which would phase in the increase over …

Member News — Berkeley College Celebrates Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through Community Service and Special Events

January 17th, 2019 — Berkeley College students, faculty and staff are commemorating the impact of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. through community service and special events this month. January 17, 2019 Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Berkeley College Student Center, 430 Rahway …

Member News — New Jersey American Water Signs Agreement to Purchase Mount Ephraim Sewer System

January 17th, 2019 — New Jersey American Water announced today it has signed an agreement to acquire the wastewater assets of the Borough of Mount Ephraim, N.J. for approximately $1.4 million. This municipal-owned sewer system serves approximately 1,800 customers, most of whom already receive …

Member News — Montclair State University to Offer Free Program for Federal Employees During the Shutdown

January 17th, 2019 — Friday, January 18, 2019 8:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Montclair State University, Feliciano School of Business In response to the United States government shutdown, now in its fourth week, Montclair State University will offer a day of FREE professional programming to all federal …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Fair Lawn Community Center With Largest Grant To Date

January 16th, 2019 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $101,500 grant to the Fair Lawn Community Center that will fund the renovation of the town’s Senior Center Kitchen. The donation is the Foundation’s largest grant to date and a part of its …

Member News — NAI Hanson Negotiates Sale of Industrial Property to Cabinet Manufacturer in Piscataway

January 16th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has negotiated the sale of a 41,700-square-foot industrial building at 727 South Avenue in Piscataway, N.J. to Cavalli Cabinets, LLC. NAI James E. …

CIANJ Statement on Gov. Murphy’s State of the State

January 15th, 2019 — “We believe a fair and efficiently run tax incentive program is important to attracting new business to New Jersey and strengthening our economy for the good of all. Tax incentive programs are proven as important strategic tools to grow our …

Member News — Columbia Bank to Help Federal Employees Affected by Government Shutdown

January 15th, 2019 — Columbia Bank today announced special efforts to help customers whose income is affected by the recent government shutdown. “Because Columbia cares, we will be offering assistance to customer’s whose income is affected by the ongoing government shutdown,” said Thomas J. …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Welcomes Former New York Deputy Secretary For The Environment

January 15th, 2019 — Matrix New World Engineering announced that The Honorable Venetia Lannon (former Deputy Secretary for the Environment under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo) has joined the firm as Vice President.  Ms. Lannon brings to Matrix a wide range of waterfront, environmental, and …

Member News — Berkeley College Jumps to 102 in U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Best Colleges in the Nation for Online Bachelor Degree Programs

January 15th, 2019 — U.S. News & World Report has ranked Berkeley College No. 102 among Best Colleges in the nation for Online Bachelor Degree Programs, an increase in position of 18.4 percent above the previous year. Nationwide, Berkeley is No. 102 out of 367 …

Member News — PSEG Controller Stuart Black to Retire; Will Be Succeeded by Rose Chernick

January 15th, 2019 — Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) today announced that Stuart J. Black, vice president and controller, is retiring. The company named Rose Chernick, vice president-finance, corporate strategy and planning, as Black’s successor, effective March 11. Black will help transition the role’s …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin Welcomes Elder Law Group

January 15th, 2019 — The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Shana Siegel, as a Member of the firm’s Elder Law Group. Siegel, along with her team, Lori Kayne, Geriatric Social Worker, and Laura Ocskay, Medicaid Specialist, join Norris McLaughlin from WanderPolo & Siegel. …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Announces Mastercard® Debit Card Sweepstakes Winners

January 15th, 2019 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce the winners of its Black Friday Mastercard® Debit Card Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes ran from Nov. 19 to Dec. 31, 2018 and customers received one entry into the sweepstakes every time they used their debit card …

Member News — Scarinci Hollenbeck Attorney Authors Two Tax and Accounting Books for 2019

January 14th, 2019 — Scarinci Hollenbeck attorney and Fairleigh Dickinson professor, Frank L. Brunetti, is pleased to announce the publication of two new books, Federal Tax Accounting (2019) and Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impact – Guide to Exceeding the Standard Deduction. Both books have been published by Commerce …

Member News — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Expands in Monmouth County to Bell Works in Holmdel

January 14th, 2019 — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, a prominent law firm headquartered in Hackensack, announces that the firm has agreed to a ten-year lease of approximately 6,500 square feet in Bell Works in Holmdel, New Jersey. The 2 million square-foot innovative building of …

Member News — GZA Names Patrick Sheehan as Chief Executive Officer and John Murphy as Chief Operating Officer

January 14th, 2019 — GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA), a leading multi-disciplinary firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water, and construction management services, announced today that it has named Patrick F. Sheehan, P.E., as Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds William E. Hadge, P.E., who has served …

Member News — Pennoni Proudly Transitions to Full Ownership by Employee Stock Ownership Plan

January 14th, 2019 — After more than 50 years of providing professional design, consulting and surveying services, Pennoni is fully owned by its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) Trust. An ESOP is an employee retirement plan that provides ownership to employees. Although Pennoni has …

Member News — Tenaglia & Hunt Among Fastest Growing Law Firms in U.S.

January 11th, 2019 — Tenaglia & Hunt, P.A., which is based in Rochelle Park, NJ, has been named to the 2018 Law Firm 500, a list of the 250 fastest growing law firms in the United States. With a rate of 53% growth over …

Member News — Englewood Health Appoints Two New Executives to its Leadership Ranks

January 11th, 2019 — Englewood Health has appointed two new executives to its leadership ranks, expanding the team dedicated to patient-centered care, quality, and safety. Vicki Hoffman has joined Englewood Health as vice president of operations and Jamie Ketas has been appointed vice president …

Member News — Archer Partner Steven Mignogna Appointed to ACTEC Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute Advisory Committee

January 11th, 2019 — Archer Partner, Steven K. Mignogna, a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), has been appointed to the Senior Advisory Committee of ACTEC’s Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute. Created by ACTEC, the mission of the Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute is …

Member News — Broadcast Journalist Judy Woodruff to Receive Honorary Degree from Montclair State University

January 11th, 2019 — The Board of Trustees at Montclair State University has named legendary broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff as an honorary degree recipient for its January 2019 Graduate School Commencement ceremony. The anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour will address the graduating class and …

Nominate Your Company for CIANJ/COMMERCE Magazine’s 2019 Environmental Leadership Medal

January 10th, 2019 — Protecting the environment has become part of the fabric of how businesses operate. Reducing waste, conserving energy, protecting our water and air are not only good for our quality of life but good for business. CIANJ and COMMERCE Magazine are …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Expands Health, Safety, and Environment Practice

January 10th, 2019 — Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Lanthier as Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Regional Director.  With extensive expertise in the Gulf Coast petrochemical and natural gas transportation industries , Darren will assist clients …

Member News — Use of Remote Cameras by PSEG Sparks Safety Best Practice Innovation

January 10th, 2019 — PSEG Power operates one of the most balanced portfolios in the country – both in terms of fuel mix and market segment (baseload units, load-following units and peaking units). PSEG Power operates a fuel-diverse fleet consisting mainly of nuclear and natural gas …

Member News — Federal Scholarship Helps Bergen Community College Student Study Abroad

January 10th, 2019 — Bergen Community College student Erin Moran has earned a $2,500 U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Prague, Czech Republic during the spring 2019 academic term. Moran, of Kearny, a second-year student at Bergen, …

Member News — PSEG Sells Two Retired Coal Sites to Hilco Redevelopment Partners

January 10th, 2019 — PSEG Power, a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), announced today the sale of the sites of its retired Hudson Generating Station in Jersey City/Secaucus and Mercer Generating Station in Hamilton Township to Hilco Redevelopment Partners (HRP) (www.hilcoredev.com), an …

Member News — BDO USA, LLP Expands Crisis Management & Business Continuity Services Through Addition of Lootok

January 10th, 2019 — BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and advisory firms, today announced the asset acquisition of Lootok, a crisis management and business continuity consulting and technology firm headquartered in New York. The acquisition of Lootok bolsters BDO’s proactive …

Member News — Lakeland Bancorp Announces Closing of Acquisition of Highlands Bancorp

January 10th, 2019 — Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:  LBAI) (“Lakeland Bancorp”), the parent company of Lakeland Bank, announced that its acquisition by merger of Highlands Bancorp, Inc. (formerly OTC Pink:  HSBK) (“Highlands Bancorp”), the parent company of Highlands State Bank, closed today upon the …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health and Wyckoff Family YMCA Announce New Partnership Focused on Population Health

January 9th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Wyckoff Family YMCA.  In accordance with the newly formed partnership, Hackensack University Medical Center will have a major presence throughout the Wyckoff Y to provide health and wellness …

Member News — Nicholas J. Pellegrino to Join Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Practice Groups

January 9th, 2019 — Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce that Nicholas J. Pellegrino, an associate attorney at the firm, will be joining the firm’s Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law practice groups just in time for the Winter NAMM show. Mr. Pellegrino joined the firm in September …

Member News — Sax LLP Names Five New Partners to Expanding Management Team

January 9th, 2019 — Accounting, tax and business advisory leader, Sax LLP, is proud to announce their next generation of firm leaders with the promotion of four Senior Managers and one Director to the position of Partner. The following advisors will join an impressive …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Hawthorne High School PTO

January 9th, 2019 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $50,000 grant to the Hawthorne High School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The donation is part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service …

Member News — LeClairRyan Attorney Elected to the American Law Institute

January 9th, 2019 — LeClairRyan attorney Karol Corbin Walker is among 68 newly elected members of the American Law Institute, an independent organization producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. Walker, a LeClairRyan member who focuses her practice on business, employment, …

Member News — Cedar Grove Resident Appointed Kearny Bank VP / Business Relationship Officer

January 9th, 2019 — Cedar Grove resident Steve Rummel has been appointed a Kearny Bank Vice President / Business Relationship Officer, with a focus on Passaic and Essex counties. In this position, Rummel works to expand existing business relationships, while establishing new ones. Rummel …

Member News — WANTED: Five Thousand Horizon BCBSNJ Members for National Study to Improve Breast Cancer Screening

January 9th, 2019 — Breast cancer experts offer differing advice when it comes to when and how often a woman should get a mammogram and that conflicting advice has created confusion that could have an impact on treatment. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of …

Member News — NAI Hanson’s Schilp Negotiates Lease for Former Daycare Center in Mahwah

January 8th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has negotiated a lease for 9,831 square feet of office space at 25 Edison Road in Mahwah, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s John …

Member News — No Kid Hungry Campaign Is Latest Columbia Bank Foundation Donation Recipient

January 8th, 2019 — Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently issued a $10,000 donation to Share our Strength for their No Kid Hungry Campaign. The donation was a result of the bank’s Employee Sponsored Giving Program, where each month employees select organizations …

Member News — William Paterson University Forms Cannabis Institute

January 7th, 2019 — William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey has formed a Cannabis Institute designed to provide evidence-based scientific and economic information on topics related to cannabis, as well as opioid drugs and other substances. The Cannabis Institute is comprised of a …

Member News — CSG Announces Four Attorney Promotions

January 7th, 2019 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce four attorney promotions, effective January 1, 2019. The changes are as follows: Christopher R. Paldino, formerly counsel, has been promoted to member in the firm’s Litigation Group. He has more …

Member News — United Airlines’ First 787-10 Begins Regular Service, Flying Coast to Coast

January 7th, 2019 — Today, United Airlines’ first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner began regular service as UA2418, departing from Los Angeles International Airport traveling to Newark Liberty International Airport. United is the first carrier in the world to operate all three Dreamliner models, including the …

Member News — Holocaust Discussed During College Speaker Series at Bergen Community College

January 7th, 2019 — Bergen Community College will examine the Holocaust through three events during the spring 2019 semester. All events are free and open to the public. The first, “They Risked Their Lives: Poles Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust,” an exhibition of …

Member News — Berkeley College Welcomes New Provost Marsha Pollard, Ph.D.

January 7th, 2019 — Marsha Pollard, Ph.D., was named Provost of Berkeley College on December 17, 2018, following the retirement of Dr. Beth Castiglia. To her new position, Dr. Pollard brings nearly two decades of experience in higher education at top-ranked national universities. At …

Member News — KSL Secures Client Settlement for Workplace Harassment & Retaliation Lawsuit

January 7th, 2019 — Kaufman, Semeraro & Leibman, LLP is happy to announce that Partner Mark J. Semeraro and Associate Justin Santagata successfully represented two employees in a hostile work environment, discrimination, and retaliation lawsuit which settled under terms of confidentiality for over $1,500,000.00.  The employer agreed …

Member News — A New Year Time to Focus on Your Career Goals at the County College of Morris

January 4th, 2019 — A new year is a perfect time to focus on making your goals a reality, especially those focused on your professional success. At County College of Morris (CCM), students are offered a range of options to obtain the education and …

Member News — Two LeClairRyan Attorneys Promoted

January 4th, 2019 — LeClairRyan is pleased to announce the promotion of two associates to partners of the firm. These promotions, effective January 1, 2019, include environmental litigation attorneys from LeClairRyan’s Newark office. Gary Sapir represents clients in toxic tort, mass tort and products …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Vice President Featured On Regional Television Show

January 4th, 2019 — Andrew Raichle, PE, Vice President, Matrix New World Engineering was a guest on WMBC-TV Hometown Show where he discussed the need for quick response to catastrophic storms.  The difficulty lies in predicting the affect climate change will have on this country …

Member News — NAI Hanson’s Schilp and Ryan Negotiate Complex Land Sale in Pohatcong

January 4th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has arranged the sale of 170 acres of land along Carpentersville Road and High Street in Pohatcong, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s John J. Schilp and Tom Ryan represented the sellers and each of the …

Member News — Guillermo Artiles, Assoc. Counsel to Gov. Murphy, Rejoins McCarter to Build Government Affairs Practice

January 4th, 2019 — Guillermo Artiles, who left McCarter & English a year ago to serve as associate counsel to Governor Phil Murphy, has returned to the firm, where he will be instrumental in building its government affairs practice. He is a partner in …

Member News — Archer Elevates Three to Partner in State & Local Government, Business Litigation and Bankruptcy Practices

January 4th, 2019 — Archer & Greiner P.C. has promoted Kira S. Dabby, Michael Lauricella and Alan M. Root to partner, effective January 1, 2019. The new partners are members of the firm’s State & Local Government, Business Litigation and Bankruptcy practice groups, and …

CIANJ 2019: The Year Ahead

January 4th, 2019 — CIANJ had a phenomenal year in 2018 — see below for a video that captures all of our major events. In 2019, we are taking things up another notch. Our newest forums, International Business and Transportation will have major events …

Member News — NAI Hanson Negotiates Sale of Industrial/Flex Building in Blairstown

January 3rd, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has negotiated the sale of a 15,070-square-foot industrial/flex building at 126 Route 94 in Blairstown, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Joseph Vindigni represented …

Member News — PKF O’Connor Davies Appoints Christopher Petermann and Garrett Higgins to Firm’s Executive Committee

January 3rd, 2019 — PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, the nation’s 29th largest accounting and advisory firm, announced today it has added two new members to its Executive Committee. Nominees Christopher Petermann and Garrett Higgins were approved following recommendations by the firm’s recently established Governance …

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

January 3rd, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive and integrated health network, is proud to announce that Carrier Clinic, a leader in behavioral health with a 100-year history in the state, is joining the network which will result in …

Member News — SobelCo Names Two New Members of the Firm

January 3rd, 2019 — On January 1, 2019, the Livingston-based, certified public accounting and advisory firm, SobelCo, announced that Mariana Moghadam and John R. Mellage were named as Members of the Firm. Both had already made significant contributions to the firm’s leadership group in …

Member News — Scarinici Hollenbeck Attorney Promotions Announced

January 3rd, 2019 — Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce the promotions of Roshan D. Shah and Michael A. Jimenez to Partner, Angelo Auteri to Counsel and Liana M. Nobile to Senior Associate, effective January 1, 2019. All four attorneys are based in the …

Member News — Guardian Announces Launch of Subsidiary, Clear My Car Data

January 3rd, 2019 — Most individuals do not realize that their personal data is vulnerable or at any kind of risk when they sync their mobile device to a late model vehicle that has Bluetooth or USB capabilities. People must be aware that their …

Member News — ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. Completes Merger With Greater Hudson Bank

January 3rd, 2019 — ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNOB) (the “Company” or “ConnectOne”), parent company of ConnectOne Bank (the “Bank”), today reported the completion of its previously announced merger with Greater Hudson Bank (OTCQX: GHDS) (“Greater Hudson”). “Our acquisition of the commercially-focused Greater Hudson …

Member News — Brian Anscomb and Abbey Horwitz Named Members of Norris McLaughlin

January 3rd, 2019 — The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has named Brian C. Anscomb and Abbey M. Horwitz Members of the firm, effective January 1, 2019. “It is our great pleasure to have Brian and Abbey as Members of Norris McLaughlin. With membership, …

Member News — Day Pitney Promotes Six New Partners

January 3rd, 2019 — Day Pitney LLP announced today that six attorneys have been elected as partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2019. “These exceptional lawyers have demonstrated top-of-the-line ability and have formed strong and engaging relationships with our clients,” said Day Pitney …

Member News — William T. Corbett, Jr. and Laura A. Brady Join Coughlin Duffy LLP as Partners

January 3rd, 2019 — Coughlin Duffy LLP is pleased to announce that William T. Corbett, Jr. and Laura A. Brady have joined the Firm as partners. Mr. Corbett and Ms. Brady will be joining the Firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Services Group where they will …

Member News — New Jersey American Water Completes Acquisition of Roxbury Water Company

January 3rd, 2019 — New Jersey American Water announced today it has completed its acquisition of the Roxbury Water Company, a family-owned and operated water utility that provides service to nearly 4,000 customer accounts in Roxbury Township, Morris County, N.J. The acquisition was approved …

Member News — New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) Announces Launch of Educational Resource Directory

January 3rd, 2019 — The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) has officially launched the Educational Resource Directory in an effort to support manufacturers with the critical resources needed to train their employees in New Jersey. Until now, New Jersey has not had a …

Member News — Seven Elected to Lowenstein Sandler Partnership Among 2019 Promotions

January 2nd, 2019 — Lowenstein Sandler is proud to announce that seven lawyers have been elected to the partnership in 2019: Lesley P. Adamo, Dmitry Andreev, Marc S. Kurzweil, James B. O’Grady, Eileen Overbaugh, Peter Slocum, and Julie Levinson Werner. These promotions represent the largest group of lawyers promoted to partner …

Member News — Cole Schotz Names Three New Members

January 2nd, 2019 — We are pleased to announce that Emily M. Lamond, Eric S. Latzer and David T. Meglino have been elevated to members of the firm, effective January 1, 2019. The three new members are located across the firm’s New Jersey and New York offices. Emily M. …

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