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Dewberry’s Kirt Ladwa Promoted to Highway Department Manager

October 30th, 2019 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Kirt Ladwa, PE, has been promoted to highway department manager in the Mount Laurel, New Jersey, office. Ladwa, a senior civil engineer with nearly 20 years of experience, has spent …

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center Breaks Ground on New Emergency Department

October 30th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge broke ground recently on its new Emergency Department, a $39 million investment that will encompass 24,000 square feet – more than double the current footprint. “At Hackensack Meridian Health, our focus …

Hackensack Meridian Health Partners with Point Pleasant Borough School District to Combat Youth Vaping

October 30th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, conducted its first Take Vape Away symposium, partnering with the Point Pleasant Borough School District to alert adolescents and adults about the dangers of vaping, which have led to …

Hackensack Meridian Health Honored by U.S. Department of Defense for Support of Team Members in National Guard and Reserve

October 29th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is proud to announce that the U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve honored an emergency physician and the health network for supporting team members …

SB One Bancorp Reports Q3 Earnings

October 29th, 2019 — SB One Bancorp (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SBBX), the holding company for SB One Bank (the “Bank”), today reported net income of $5.1 million, or $0.55 per basic and diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, an increase of …

Tulfra Real Estate Toasts A Successful Year At Annual “OctulfraFest” Industry Reception

October 29th, 2019 — The world-famous Oktoberfest may take place on the other side of the Atlantic, but Tulfra Real Estate brought a taste of the world-famous festival to New Jersey at its third annual “Octulfrafest” on October 3. “We wanted to say, ‘thank …

NJIT Announces Appointment of Inaugural Director of Cyberpsychology

October 29th, 2019 — NJIT’s College of Science and Liberal Arts has announced that Julie Ancis will join the Department of Humanities as professor of psychology and director of cyberpsychology. Ancis — who holds fellow status in two divisions within the American Psychological Association …

New Jersey Society of CPAs Offers Disaster Recovery Guide to Assist Individuals and Businesses

October 29th, 2019 — Amid unpredictable fall and wintry weather conditions, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) has updated its Disaster Recovery Guide for New Jersey residents and businesses. The guide is a handy resource for replacing lost or damaged personal …

LAN Expands Corporate Operations by Naming First Four Assistant Vice Presidents

October 29th, 2019 — LAN’s corporate officers recently announced another series of promotions within its management team. LAN congratulates Matthew Milnamow, Matthew Wolfe, Erik Boe, and Matthew Webb on being named the first four Assistant Vice Presidents at LAN. The promotions were part of a company-wide …

Montclair State University Salon Series to Explore 2020 Presidential Election

October 29th, 2019 — With the 2020 Presidential race in full swing, the many facets of the election – polling, political parties, campaigns and the roles of interest groups – will take center stage at Montclair State University in a series of salon-style conversations …

DAK Group Hires Damir Makic to Meet the Expanding Mid-Market Client Base

October 29th, 2019 — The DAK Group, a middle market investment bank specializing in mergers, acquisitions, business sales, and other strategic advisory services for middle market business owners, is pleased to announce that Damir Makic has joined as a Senior Associate. “We have grown …

United Airlines and Air New Zealand Announce First Ever Nonstop Service Between New York/Newark and Auckland, New Zealand

October 29th, 2019 — Air New Zealand and United Airlines today announced the only nonstop service between New Zealand and the United States East Coast will begin in October 2020. Air New Zealand announced it will begin three-times weekly new nonstop service between Auckland …

Peapack-Gladstone Bank Hires John A. Trobiano, Senior Managing Director, Wealth Advisor for Peapack Private Wealth Management

October 25th, 2019 — Peapack-Gladstone Bank announces the hiring of John A. Trobiano as Senior Managing Director, Wealth Advisor, Peapack Private Wealth Management.  Working out of the Bank’s Teaneck office, John works closely with clients to help them develop and implement strategies and fully …

Senate President Steve Sweeney Delivers Keynote at CIANJ’s 92nd Annual Luncheon

October 25th, 2019 — NJ Senate President Stephen Sweeney delivered the keynote speech at CIANJ’s Annual Luncheon, encouraging the 450 business executives there to join him in the fight to save the state. “New Jersey is worth fighting for,” said Sweeney. He argued against …

Brach Eichler Names Keith J. Roberts and Rosaria A. Suriano Co-Chairs of Litigation Practice

October 23rd, 2019 — Brach Eichler LLC announced today that Keith J. Roberts and Rosaria A. Suriano have been named co-chairs of the firm’s Litigation Practice. “Brach Eichler continues to evolve and grow and nowhere is this more evident than our Litigation Practice,” noted …

TV Show Captures Bergen Community College Professor’s Final Teachable Moment

October 23rd, 2019 — On her last day of teaching before retirement, Bergen Community College Professor Elin Schikler met colleague and fellow professor Andy Krikun, Ph.D., for breakfast at a local diner. They didn’t plan on television cameras capturing it. What began as breakfast …

NAI James E. Hanson Negotiates Sale of Industrial Lot in Bergenfield

October 23rd, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces they have negotiated the sale of 55 Woodbine Street, an industrial lot that spans approximately half an acre in Bergenfield, N.J. NAI Hanson’s Anthony Cassano …

Reynold Lambert Sworn in as President-Elect of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey

October 23rd, 2019 — Reynold Lambert, partner in Lowenstein Sandler’s Business Litigation and Class Action Litigation groups, was sworn in as President-Elect of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ) at a ceremony on October 22, 2019. He will serve a one-year term. Lambert previously served as a board …

Matrix New World Expert Wins Prestigious AHS Lifetime Achievement Award

October 21st, 2019 — Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) is pleased to announce that The Arizona Hydrological Society (AHS) presented its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award to Principal Hydrogeologist, William Greenslade PE, RG, CPG. Mr. Greenslade received the award, which honors individuals who have contributed …

Bayshore Medical Center Breaks Ground on New Emergency Center

October 21st, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center broke ground yesterday on the new Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center. The 32,000- square-foot project will restructure the design of the hospital’s campus while greatly increasing its capacity to treat patients with …

Investors Bank Selects ODX Platform to Begin Digitizing Small Business Lending

October 21st, 2019 — Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISBC) today announced that its banking subsidiary Investors Bank formed an alliance with ODX, a leading digital small business originations platform and a subsidiary of On Deck Capital, Inc. (NYSE: ONDK). Investors Bank will deploy ODX’s digital …

NJCPA Member Jose Borbon Graduates from AICPA Leadership Academy

October 21st, 2019 — The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) congratulates Jose M. Borbon, CPA, an assistant vice president and senior auditor at Kearny Bank, on graduating from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) 2019 Leadership Academy. Borbon, a …

Learn About Upcoming MWBE Business Contracting Opportunities at PATH

October 21st, 2019 — There is still time to join us for the 2019 MWBE Outreach Event for PATH. We are excited for you to meet the leadership at PATH, as they share business contracting opportunities for 2020 − 2021. We are inviting MWBE …

Montclair State University’s Women Entrepreneurship Week Conference to Offer Free Childcare

October 21st, 2019 — Montclair State University will offer free childcare during its all-day Women Entrepreneurship Week Conference on Oct. 23 at the University’s campus. The unique offering of no-charge, on-site childcare allows entrepreneurs at all levels to attend the event, which is free …

CIANJ is Going Global

October 17th, 2019 — CIANJ Is going global with our new International Business Forum. Our successful Explore New Jersey event last spring brought investors from around the world to the Garden State. We will once again partner with Choose New Jersey to bring Explore …

Riker Danzig Counsel Tara Schellhorn Selected as One of ABI’s 40 Under 40

October 17th, 2019 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that the American Bankruptcy Institute has selected Tara J. Schellhorn, Counsel in the Firm’s Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group, as one of the members of the 2019 …

McLaren Engineering Group Announces New Senior Vice President of Technical Services

October 17th, 2019 — McLaren Engineering Group, a full-service engineering firm based in New Jersey, announced today that Gul Khan, P.E., ENV SP, has been named senior vice president of technical services. Khan has over 30 years of leadership experience in executive management of …

Hackensack University Medical Center Earns Joint Commission Recertification for its Pediatric and Adult Asthma Programs

October 14th, 2019 — The adult asthma program at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center and the pediatric asthma program at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital atHackensack University Medical Center have received recertification by the Joint Commission. The programs were successfully reviewed …

Matrix New World Engineering Expands Focus on Site Remediation Group

October 11th, 2019 — Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) announced that Menachem (Chemmie) Sokolic has joined the company as Technical Director of Due Diligence Services, supporting the continued expansion of the company’s Site Remediation services. Mr. Sokolic will oversee the technical staff and assist …

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Welcomes New OB/GYN Chair, Dr. Scott Smilen

October 11th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently welcomed Scott W. Smilen, M.D., FACOG, as its Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Smilen is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology and joins …

Norris McLaughlin’s Ellen Harris Appointed Township of Hillside Law Director

October 11th, 2019 — Ellen M. Harris, Senior Counsel to law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been appointed Township Attorney/Law Director for Hillside, New Jersey. She will be responsible for all legal matters for the township, including the supervision of several outside counsel firms …

American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Verifies Hackensack University Medical Center as a Level II Trauma Center

October 11th, 2019 — The Emergency Trauma Center (ETC) at Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma …

Berkeley College Announces Staff Appointments

October 11th, 2019 — Berkeley College recently announced two new appointments for its leadership team in Newark, NJ, and system-wide. Iessa Sutton has been named Campus Operating Officer in Newark.  “Ms. Sutton is a proven campus leader who works with students, faculty, staff, alumni, …

CIANJ to Host New Member Orientation & Open House Holiday Networking Event

October 11th, 2019 — CIANJ is excited to finally show off our new office in Rochelle Park with an open house holiday networking event on December 3. The free event will kick off a new member orientation session from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., …

Holy Name Medical Center Appoints New Director of Integrative Medicine

October 10th, 2019 — Holy Name Medical Center today announced the appointment of Dr. Iris Erguder-Saman to director of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Erguder specializes in family medicine with an expertise in integrative medicine, and has been practicing as a Holy Name Medical Partner since …

New Jersey American Water Announces New Customer Portal

October 7th, 2019 — Customers of New Jersey American Water are now able to more easily access their accounts through a newly developed, mobile-friendly account management site. American Water’s new 24-hour Customer Portal, recently launched in New Jersey, allows customers to more easily make payments, …

United Airlines Hosts Annual Girls in Aviation Day at Newark Airport and Around the Globe

October 7th, 2019 — United Airlines participated in the annual Girls in Aviation Day over the weekend across the system both at home and abroad, including in its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport. In Newark, the event brought together nearly 40 young women, …

Dewberry Welcomes Expertise of Alfonso Lopez

October 4th, 2019 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Alfonso Lopez, PE, has been hired as a business development director for the water/wastewater construction services group in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Lopez has more than 40 years …

Riker Danzig Honors Executive Assistant LaVerne Holloway for 50 Years of Service

October 4th, 2019 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP honored Executive Assistant LaVerne Holloway for 50 years of service with a celebratory reception, with her family as special invited guests. Holloway started with Riker Danzig in the Firm’s Newark …

Matrix New World Engineering Vice President To Embark On World-Changing Expedition

October 4th, 2019 — Dr. Laurie LaPat-Polasko Vice President/National Director of Remediation for Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) has been selected to participate in the ground-breaking 5th Homeward Bound Program.  Dr. LaPat-Polasko is an environmental trailblazer, specializing in the discovery and use of microbes …

Focusing on What Matters – CIANJ Meets With Trenton’s Leaders

October 4th, 2019 — The week began with CIANJ attending Gov. Murphy’s “fireside chat” at Rowan University where he talked about his vision for our economy and reflected on his accomplishments over the last two years.  Murphy talked about his vision to grow our …

Second Annual NICUSTRONG Walk Raises more than $100,000 to Support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital

October 3rd, 2019 — The Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation recently held the second annual NICU STRONG Walk.  The walk was hosted by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Family Advisory Council to support funding innovative treatment, cutting-edge equipment to provide exceptional …

Investors Bank and Investors Foundation Recognize New York Giants’ Season Ticket Holders by Presenting Grant to The Giants Foundation

October 3rd, 2019 — In front of tens of thousands of Giants fans on Sunday in MetLife Stadium, Investors Bank and the Investors Foundation presented a $25,000 grant to The Giants Foundation. Investors Bank President and COO Domenick Cama and Chief Marketing & Product Officer Dorian Hansen, along …

The HackensackAlliance ACO Ranks Among Nation’s Best

October 3rd, 2019 — The HackensackAlliance Accountable Care Organization, one of Hackensack Meridian Health’s Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), has achieved its goal of delivering quality, coordinated care to its Medicare beneficiaries while also reducing health care costs. The HackensackAlliance ACO realized $49.3 million in …

Norris McLaughlin Attorneys to Present at Somerset County CLE Marathon Day

October 3rd, 2019 — Nichole Cipriani, Nicholas J. Dimakos, and Raymond G. Lahoud of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be featured speakers at the CLE Marathon Day hosted by the Somerset County Bar Association. The all-day event, co-chaired by Svetlana (Lana) Ros, a Member …

The DAK Group Selected to Represent Gladius Network, LLC in an Expedited Sale Process

October 3rd, 2019 — Gladius Network, LLC has retained The DAK Group as its investment bank and financial advisor to run a sale process on an expedited basis.  Gladius is a cybersecurity company revolutionizing content delivery and distributed denial of service (“DDoS”) attack mitigation …

Shirley U. Emehelu, Former Chief of Asset Recovery and Anti-Money Laundering for the District of New Jersey, Joins CSG

October 3rd, 2019 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce that Shirley U. Emehelu, former Chief of Asset Recovery and Anti-Money Laundering for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, has joined the firm as a Member in …

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