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Seeing Eye Inc. Is Latest Columbia Bank Foundation Donation Recipient Grant Funds Guide Dogs For The Blind

December 31st, 2019 — Seeing Eye Inc. is the latest recipient of a $10,000 donation from the Columbia Bank Foundation through Columbia Bank’s “Employee Sponsored Giving Program.” Each month, the Bank’s employees nominate and vote on organizations to receive special donations. The most recent …

Hackensack Meridian Health Foundations Recognized in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s 2019 High Performers List

December 31st, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce two of the network’s foundations have been included in the 2019 High Performer’s list, provided from the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP): Meridian Health Foundation (which encompasses six Hackensack Meridian Health foundations in the central and …

Shana Siegel to Speak on Making an Action Plan for Aging

December 31st, 2019 — Shana Siegel, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, will present “Planning for Aging” on Tuesday, January 14, 6:00 p.m., at the Belleville Public Library & Information …

CSG Helps Brighten Holiday Season for Patients at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey

December 31st, 2019 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is delighted to share that, through an employee Jeans Day fundraiser and toy drive, it has donated more than 100 toys to the Child Life Toy Drive held by the Children’s Hospital of New …

CIANJ Urges Gov. Murphy to Sign Pass-Through Entity Legislation

December 23rd, 2019 — December 20, 2019 The Honorable Phil Murphy Office of the Governor 225 West State Street Trenton NJ 08625 RE: S3246 Dear Governor Murphy: On behalf of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) regarding Senate Bill 3246. The …

Kean Welcomes New College of Education Dean

December 23rd, 2019 — Barbara R. Ridener, Ph.D., an educator who began her career in an elementary school classroom and rose to become a top academic leader at Florida Atlantic University, has been named the new dean of the College of Education at Kean …

Scarinci Hollenbeck Promotes Counsel Laura M. Miller to Hiring Partner

December 23rd, 2019 — Laura M. Miller, Counsel in Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Corporate Transactions & Business Law group, has been elevated to Hiring Partner. This exciting promotion was announced during the firm’s annual holiday party last week and will be made official on January 1, …

More Than 100 New Jersey CPAs Visit High Schools in 2019 to Discuss Accounting Careers

December 23rd, 2019 — More than 100 certified public accounts (CPAs) from the New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA) visited high schools in New Jersey during 2019 to educate students about choosing an accounting career. As part of the CPA Career Awareness program, NJCPA …

Gov. Murphy Appoints Four New Members to NJEDA Board

December 19th, 2019 — Earlier this week, Gov. Murphy announced he would be appointing four new members to the board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, all women. The board is responsible for approving corporate tax incentives, a program Gov. Murphy is working …

Columbia Bank Toy Drive Spreads Holiday Cheer

December 19th, 2019 — Columbia Bank has recently completed their Annual Corporate Holiday Toy Drive for children in New Jersey. The community program, coordinated by Team Columbia community volunteers, collected some 515 holiday gifts and shopping gift cards that were distributed through the Boys …

Hackensack University Medical Center Unveils “Compassion Cubby”

December 19th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center announced today the opening of the “Compassion Cubby”, which offers patients being discharged clean, donated clothing, if they need it. “Hackensack University Medical Center is committed to providing an outstanding, compassionate patient experience,” …

Berkeley College Student-Veterans Deliver Holiday Cheer to Young Patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

December 19th, 2019 — The Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs (OMVA) and the Spartans student club recently donated more than 200 toys and games to young patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ. The need to spread holiday cheer …

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center Recognizes Dr. Ghazali Chaudry for His Service in Afghanistan

December 19th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center recently recognized Ghazali A. Chaudry, M.D., FACS, attending surgeon, during the semi-annual physician meeting at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge for his service in Afghanistan as lieutenant colonel in the United States …

Dewberry’s Eric Boschen Named ASCE North Jersey Branch Civil Engineer of the Year

December 19th, 2019 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that senior associate Eric Boschen, PE, has been named Civil Engineer of the Year for 2019 by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) North Jersey Branch. Boschen has more than 30 …

New Jersey Society of CPAs Applauds Passage of Pass-through Entity Legislation

December 19th, 2019 — Statement by Ralph Albert Thomas, CPA (DC), CGMA, CEO and Executive Director, NJCPA The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) applauds the passage of the Pass-Through Business Alternative Income Tax Act (A-4807/S-3246) yesterday by the New Jersey Legislature. The …

New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) Employees and Board Members Recognized in NJBIZ Power 50 in Manufacturing

December 19th, 2019 — The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) employees and several Board members are recognized in NJBIZ Power 50 in Manufacturing.    Amongst the 50 honorees are, John W. Kennedy, Ph.D., CEO, NJMEP; Patricia Moran, Ph.D., Director of Apprenticeships, NJMEP; Peter C. …

Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Friends of the Borough of Franklin Lakes

December 19th, 2019 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $20,000 grant to the Friends of the Borough of Franklin Lakes as part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The …

Traffic Safety Challenge Awards Recognize High Schools Promoting Seatbelt Usage and Safe Driving Behaviors

December 19th, 2019 — Students and teachers from 24 New Jersey high schools and others dedicated to safe driving gathered at Hackensack University Medical Center to celebrate the winners of the 17th Annual “Fall High School Traffic Safety Challenge” seatbelt program awards, hosted by …

NJIT Architecture Students Learning About Robots in Construction

December 19th, 2019 — Robotics have been part of NJIT engineering curricula for many years, and now the invasion is encroaching on architecture majors, too. It’s important for architects to learn about the abilities and limitations of robots, experts say, because the assembly processes …

K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Welcomes New Pediatric Neurology Chief, Jan B. Wollack, M.D.

December 19th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, located at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, recently welcomed Jan B. Wollack, M.D., PhD, as Chief of Pediatric Neurology.  The children’s hospital is part of Hackensack Meridian Health Children’s Health service.  Dr. Wollack …

NAI James E. Hanson’s Vindigni Negotiates Sale of Former Elementary School in Phillipsburg

December 19th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has negotiated the sale of an 8,500-square-foot vacant elementary school building at 1 Fairview Avenue in Phillipsburg, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Joseph Vindigni represented the buyer, Michael Tzezairlidis, in the transaction with the Phillipsburg …

Sax LLP Raises Over $106,000 for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital though 8th Annual 4 MILER at Garret Mountain

December 19th, 2019 — Sax LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory firm is thrilled to announce over $106,000 was raised through their 8th annual 4 MILER at Garret Mountain event to benefit St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ.  The event took place …

Hackensack Meridian Health and Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Join New York Genome Center as Associate Members

December 19th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health and the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center consortium have become the newest institutional associate members of the New York Genome Center (NYGC), an independent and non-profit academic research institution focused on furthering genomic research. The two institutions …

Moody’s, S&P Again Mark Atlantic Health System Highly on Financial Strength

December 16th, 2019 — Credit rating agencies Moody’s and Standard &Poor’s (“S&P”) recently reaffirmed Atlantic Health System with some of the agencies’ highest marks for independent health care systems in New Jersey, both agencies highlighting Atlantic Health System’s continued strong financial performance. For a …

Shana Siegel Named in Best of Essex County Elder Law

December 16th, 2019 — Shana Siegel, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, has been recognized by Suburban Essex Magazine in their “Best of Essex” contest. About the Award The “Best …

The DAK Group Announces Sale of N&S Supply to America’s Largest HVAC/R Distributor

December 16th, 2019 — The DAK Group, a leading investment bank specializing in middle-market mergers and acquisitions worldwide, announces the sale of its client N&S Supply, headquartered in Fishkill, NY, to Watsco Inc. (NYSE : WSO) the largest distribution network for heating, air conditioning …

NJCPA Donates More Than 6,600 Pounds of Food to New Jersey Food Banks

December 16th, 2019 — The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) Emerging Leaders Council delivered more than 6,600 pounds of food and supplies — the most donations ever — to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and local food banks throughout the …

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Is Latest Columbia Bank Foundation Donation Recipient

December 16th, 2019 — St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the latest recipient of a $10,000 donation from the Columbia Bank Foundation through Columbia Bank’s “Employee Sponsored Giving Program.” Each month, the Bank’s employees nominate and vote on organizations to receive special donations. The …

Genova Burns LLC Attorney Justine Abrams Graduates from LEAD New Jersey Leadership Program

December 16th, 2019 — Justine Abrams, an Associate with Genova Burns LLC, one of the top law firms serving New Jersey and the greater northeast, recently graduated as a member of the LEAD New Jersey Class of 2019. LEAD New Jersey (LNJ) is a …

National Organization of Italian American Women Honors Felician University President Dr. Anne Prisco

December 16th, 2019 — Each year the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) honors Three Wise Women of distinction for their extraordinary achievements in their chosen fields.  For more than 30 years, they have awarded this honor to many women of Italian descent …

Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Get Top Honors for Prudent Antibiotic Use, Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance

December 16th, 2019 — Three of Atlantic Health System’s hospitals – Overlook, Morristown and Chilton medical centers – recently received the Gold Award in the first New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program (ASRP). The Gold Award is the highest level …

Peapack-Gladstone Bank Brings Holiday Cheer

December 16th, 2019 — For the 11th consecutive year Peapack-Gladstone Bank has partnered with the United Way of Northern New Jersey holiday gift drive. Through the collection of toys, clothing and holiday décor at all its locations, the Bank has joined in the spirit …

NAI James E. Hanson Helps Edge Physical Therapy Find New Headquarters to Support Expanded Services in Paramus

December 16th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has negotiated a 5,374-square-foot lease at 80 Route 4 East in Paramus, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Darren Lizzack, MSRE and Randy Horning, MSRE represented the tenant, Edge Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, LLC, and …

Riker Danzig Toy Drive

December 16th, 2019 — For more than twenty years, employees of Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP have collected new toys for children ranging in age from newborn to fifteen years-old.  Hundreds of toys were collected this year and will …

Hackensack University Medical Center’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Awarded 2019 Gold Steward Award by the New Jersey Department of Health

December 16th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center announced today that its Antimicrobial Stewardship Program was awarded the 2019 Gold Steward by the New Jersey Department of Health. Hackensack University Medical Center received this top recognition for its dedication to antimicrobial …

Columbia Bank’s Nicholas Motisi Named “Emerging Leader, Rising Star”

December 16th, 2019 — Columbia Bank is pleased to announce Nicholas Motisi has been selected as an “Emerging Leader, Rising Star” by NJ Bankers. Mr. Motisi was selected based off his exceptional leadership, mentoring, and critical thinking skills. He began his career as a …

Senate & Assembly Voting Sessions: Bills of Concern

December 13th, 2019 — There are many bills scheduled for a vote on Monday that will impact CIANJ members. Below is a review of the key bills that will go before both houses next week. S-3170: This bill, sponsored by Senator Cryan, would increase …

Lakeland Bank Appoints Bharat “BG” Naran

December 13th, 2019 — Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointment. Bharat “BG” Naran has been hired as First Senior Vice President, Director of the Technology Services Group based in Oak Ridge, N.J. Naran will be …

NAI James E. Hanson Helps Landscaping Company Expand Footprint in Rochelle Park

December 13th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has negotiated the sale of a 0.6-acre lot located at 121 Rochelle Avenue in Rochelle Park, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Dominic Fittizzi represented the buyer, Bergen Landscaping, and the seller, Roy F. McGeady, in …

New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) Receives U.S. Department of Labor Approval to Offer the First Registered Industrial Manufacturing Production Technician (CNC) Apprenticeship Program in the State

December 10th, 2019 — The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Labor to offer the first registered Industrial Management Production Technician (CNC) Apprenticeship Program in the State of New Jersey through the NJMEP Pro-Action Education NetworkTM. …

Norris McLaughlin’s David Vozza and Lana Ros Present to New Jersey Medical Management on Fraud and Abuse

December 10th, 2019 — Svetlana (Lana) Ros and David N. Vozza, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., are presenting “Fraud and Abuse: Current Regulatory Trends and Avoiding Investigation” at the New Jersey Medical Group Management Association’s 2019 Payer Day. About the Presentation “I’m …

Morristown Medical Center Recognized Six Times as One of America’s ‘100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs’

December 10th, 2019 — Morristown Medical Center’s nationally recognized orthopedic program was again named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of ‘100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs.’ This is the medical center’s sixth consecutive year on the exclusive list, which is based …

Hackensack University Medical Center Holds 20th Annual Youth World AIDS Day Conference for Students

December 10th, 2019 — The AIDS Outreach Programat Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center hosted the 20th annual Youth World AIDS Day prevention-focused conference for high school students. This year’s event was held at the Clinton Inn Hotel and attended by more than …

Cole Schotz Represents Procida Funding in $39 million Construction Loan for Luxury NJ Apartment Complex

December 10th, 2019 — Cole Schotz P.C. represented Procida Funding in connection with a $39 million construction loan for The View at Middlesex, a new 200-unit luxury apartment building located in Middlesex County. The loan will finance the building located at 220 and 232 …

William Paterson University Professor’s Research Finds that Happiness of Retirees is Derived from Active Lifestyle

December 10th, 2019 — Tao Guo, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, Finance and Global Business at William Paterson University, is the lead author of a study that shows the life quality of retirees depends not only on finances but how they …

NJCPA Supports Consensus Revenue Forecasting Bill – NJ A442 (18R)

December 10th, 2019 — The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) strongly supports Senate President Stephen Sweeney’s legislation that would create a three-person commission tasked with reaching a consensus on revenue projections for the state’s annual budget. Sweeney’s collaborative approach is designed …

Columbia Bank Completes First Ever “Week of Giving”

December 9th, 2019 — Columbia Bank recently completed its first ever “Week of Giving,” inspired by their recent acquisition of Atlantic Stewardship Bank and the deep connection both banks have towards giving back. Over the course of the week, more than 400 bank employees …

Hackensack University Medical Center Honors Survivors and Care Teams at 2019 Trauma Survivor Celebration

December 9th, 2019 — Growing up in Russia, Svetlana Fakhroutdinov, 48, remembers enjoying ice skating, but also having to borrow other people’s skates. It wasn’t until she was 31 and living in New Jersey that she decided to sign up both herself and her …

CCM President Presented with Enterprise Award from Morris County Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce

December 9th, 2019 — Dr. Anthony J. Iacono, president of County College of Morris (CCM), has received the Enterprise Organization of the Year Award from the Morris County Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce (MCHACC) in recognition of his and the college’s support of the Hispanic-American …

A Conversation with New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal

December 6th, 2019 — CIANJ is pleased to announce that NJ Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal will be the first state leader to participate in our association’s 2020 series of conversations with top public and private business executives. The event will take place on January …

United Airlines Announces Leadership Transition

December 6th, 2019 — United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL) today announced that Oscar Munoz, Chief Executive Officer, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Airlines Holdings, Inc. in May 2020. As CEO, Munoz has transformed United’s culture …

Ocean Medical Center Officially Opens New Pharmacy with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

December 3rd, 2019 — Network and hospital officials celebrated the opening of the Hackensack Meridian Health pharmacy at Ocean Medical Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The retail pharmacy expanded services to fill prescriptions for team members, patients being discharged, and to provide hard …

Riker Danzig Welcomes Partner Charles B. McKenna to the White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations Practice

December 3rd, 2019 — Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that Charles B. McKenna has joined the Firm as a partner, effective December 2, 2019.  Formerly Chief Counsel to Governor Chris Christie and Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney for the …

Foundation for Morristown Medical Center Announces New Capital Campaign

December 3rd, 2019 — As the number one hospital in New Jersey and a top 50 hospital in the nation, Morristown Medical Center is in high demand, with three of the medical center’s Centers of Excellence in particular experiencing significant volume and growth. To …

FPA Opens New Office in Newark

December 3rd, 2019 — French & Parrello Associates (FPA), a multidiscipline engineering and environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office location at One Newark Center in Newark, New Jersey. FPA’s Newark location will allow for a fulltime staff …

Lowenstein Sandler Welcomes Max Karpel as Partner in the Investment Management Group

December 3rd, 2019 — Lowenstein Sandler has announced that Max Karpel has joined the firm as partner in the Investment Management group. His practice will focus on the structuring and restructuring of investment management businesses and on advising family offices and private foundations. Karpel represents managers of both …

Columbia Financial, Inc. to Acquire Roselle Bank

December 3rd, 2019 — Columbia Bank, MHC, Columbia Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLBK) and Columbia Bank (collectively, “Columbia”), and RSB Bancorp, MHC, RSB Bancorp, Inc. and Roselle Bank (collectively, “Roselle”) announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement. Under the terms of the merger …

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