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Celebrated Architects’ Historic Gift Injects New Energy into the College of Architecture and Design

May 22nd, 2019 — New Jersey Institute of Technology has renamed its College of Architecture and Design for J. Robert and Barbara A. Hillier to reflect the globally renowned architects’ historic donation to the university. Their gift, the university’s largest ever, will enrich the architecture and design program in many ways: with scholarships that diversify the pool …

NAI Hanson’s Levering and DePaolera Complete Office Lease at Continental Plaza, Hackensack

May 22nd, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has negotiated a lease on behalf of The Solomon Page Group at Continental Plaza Office Center’s 401-433 Hackensack Avenue in Hackensack, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s W. Joshua Levering, SIOR, and Nicholas DePaolera represented the …

Horizon to Distribute 200,000 Drug Disposal Packets to Combat Opioid Abuse

May 22nd, 2019 — Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced on Tuesday it is distributing free drug disposal packets to 55,000 members. Horizon will also partner with law enforcement and community organizations to distribute an additional 123,000 packets to help …

Her Art Here: United Unveils Winning Designs by Female Artists for Upcoming Aircraft Paint Job

May 20th, 2019 — United Airlines revealed the two winning designs, selected through a combination of official judging and public voting, for Her Art Here, a first-of-its-kind contest designed to find and uplift underrepresented women artists by providing a chance to have their work painted …

Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Raises $500,000 for John Theurer Cancer Center at Inaugural Springtime in Paris Gala

May 20th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce it has raised $500,000 to benefit Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center at its inaugural “Springtime in Paris” gala. The gala was held on Friday, May 10 …

Lakeland Bank Named Best Bank in Sussex County

May 20th, 2019 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce that it has been named the Best Bank in Sussex County. It is the 14th consecutive year that Lakeland Bank has won the award. “To be recognized for 14 consecutive years is truly gratifying and …

U.S. Department of Transportation Tentatively Grants United Airlines Authority to Operate New Service to Tokyo Haneda

May 17th, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that United Airlines was tentatively granted a total of four daily nonstop flights to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND). The slots will be allocated for flights from United’s hubs at Newark Liberty International …

Gregory Fredrickson, P.E. Joins STV as Vice President

May 15th, 2019 — Gregory N. Fredrickson, P.E., an authority in airport design with more than 25 years of engineering experience in the aviation market sector, has joined STV as a vice president. Fredrickson has been tapped to serve as STV’s national aviation leader …

NJEDA, NJMEP Announce Manufacturing Resource Guide Pilot Program

May 15th, 2019 — The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) today announced a pilot program to expand a Manufacturing Resource Guide. The initiative builds upon NJMEP’s current Educational Resource Directory and will provide additional resources and …

Six Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Receive an ‘A’ for Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group

May 15th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce that six hospitals were awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Guide. The designation recognizes the network’s hospitals for their efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing …

UnitedHealthcare Helps Support Moms’ and Babies’ Health Before and After Delivery with New Bundled Payment Program for Maternity Care

May 15th, 2019 — UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, has introduced a new bundled payment program for maternity care to help support the well-being of moms and babies before and after delivery by closing gaps in care and encouraging healthy, full-term pregnancies. …

Norris McLaughlin’s Karolina Dehnhard Named in 2018 Top Women in Law

May 14th, 2019 — Karolina A. Dehnhard, Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its New Jersey Matrimonial & Family Law Group was named one of the 20 Top Women in Law 2018 by the New Jersey Law Journal.  The 2018 honorees include lawyers who have differing …

Endocrinologist J. Thomas Chon, M.D., Joins Valley Medical Group

May 14th, 2019 — Valley Medical Group (VMG) is pleased to welcome J. Thomas Chon, M.D., to its endocrinology practice. In addition to treating endocrinology patients, Dr. Chon will be leading Valley Medical Group in coordinating and providing comprehensive medical care to the growing …

Hackensack Meridian Health Team Members Honored by the NJ American Academy of Pediatrics

May 14th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that four of its team members have been honored by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP) at the NJAAP’s 9th Annual New Jersey Children’s Ball, an evening dedicated …

Norris McLauglin’s Peter Hutcheon Reappointed to Jurimetrics Journal Editorial Board

May 14th, 2019 — Peter D. Hutcheon, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been appointed to the 2019-2020 Jurimetrics Journal Editorial Board.  Jurimetrics is the publication of the Science & Technology Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA).  It is an international journal concerned with …

PKF O’Connor Davies Welcomes Hodulik & Morrison, PA

May 14th, 2019 — PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms, announced today that Hodulik & Morrison, PA, an accounting and auditing firm based in Highland Park, NJ, has joined the Firm. The announcement is the latest …

Dewberry’s Matthew Alboum Named ACECNJ 2019 Young Professional of the Year

May 14th, 2019 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that structural engineer Matthew Alboum, PE, has been named Young Professional of the Year for 2019 by the American Council of Engineering Companies’ New Jersey Chapter (ACECNJ). Alboum accepted the award …

STV Welcomes New Chief Human Resources Officer

May 14th, 2019 — Sonja Glatzhofer, a veteran human resources leader with nearly 30 years of experience representing a wide range of market sectors, has joined STV as vice president and chief human resources officer. She will be based in the firm’s New York …

Matthew J. Schiller Named Fellow in American College of Real Estate Lawyers

May 14th, 2019 — Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis is proud to announce that Matthew J. Schiller, a partner in the firm’s Real Estate and Redevelopment & Land Use Departments, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.  The American College of Real Estate …

Wells Fargo Survey: Business Owners Show Strong Optimism, Confidence in Economy

May 9th, 2019 — Optimism among small business owners is strong, according to the latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index conducted April 1-5. The survey also revealed that over half of business owners reported little impact to their tax situation along with a …

Malcolm McLaren, Founder and CEO, McLaren Engineering Group, Named Finalist for EY’s 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year®

May 9th, 2019 — EY has announced that Malcolm G. McLaren, founder and CEO, McLaren Engineering Group, is a finalist for the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year® New Jersey Award. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards in the U.S., the program …

Englewood Health Launches Nurse Residency Program

May 9th, 2019 — Englewood Health has launched a new nurse residency program, a training initiative designed to ensure that nurses with a year or less of experience transition into practice with skill and confidence. Englewood Health’s acute care hospital is the first healthcare …

Conrac Solutions Closes on Financing for Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility at Newark Liberty International Airport

May 9th, 2019 — Conrac Solutions today announced the innovative, successful private financing of the new Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility planned for Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The recent approval by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey brings the airport one …

PSE&G Unveils New Customer Call Center in Newark

May 9th, 2019 — PSE&G, joined by state and local officials, today marked the opening of the utility’s new 24/7 customer call center in Newark, providing a boost to the city’s growing economy by bringing additional employees to work in the city and shop, …

Archer’s Jeffrey Gradone, Alex Paul Genato & Kristin Yu to Speak at NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City

May 7th, 2019 — Jeffrey M. Gradone, Alex Paul Genato, and Kristin Yu, attorneys at Archer in Princeton, N.J., will be on the faculty for Advanced Topics and Ethical Considerations for Property Tax Appeals, a continuing legal education seminar on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, …

Hackensack Meridian Health’s Florian Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., Recognized by the American Academy of Neurology for Scientific Distinction

May 7th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that Florian Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation Center of Excellence and chair of the Department of Neurology at Hackensack University Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian …

PKF O’Connor Davies Announces New Practice Area Specializing in the Cannabis Industry

May 7th, 2019 — PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms, announced today that Noam Hirschberger will serve as the leader of the Firm’s new practice area focused on the rapidly expanding cannabis industry. This new practice …

Cole Schotz Secures Complete Victory for Procida Funding

May 7th, 2019 — Cole Schotz P.C. secured a complete victory for Procida Funding, along with its managing member William Procida and former executive John Mullane, in a suit in which a former employee sought more than $2 million, claiming he had an equity …

Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized among Newsweek’s Best Hospitals USA

May 7th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce its recognition among Newsweek’s Best Hospitals – USA. Newsweek’s – Best Hospitals USA list was compiled from broader research pertaining to hospitals in 11 countries around the world. According …

NJIT and Union County College Launch Joint Academic Agreement

May 7th, 2019 — Union County College (UCC) students pursuing an associate degree in either science or applied sciences are now able to seamlessly transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree programs — from engineering and architecture to computing and management, and more — …

Best in the World: Bergen Community College’s Honor Society Chapter

May 6th, 2019 — Bergen Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society chapter, Alpha Epsilon Phi, has earned an institution-record 23 honors at the organization’s annual convention in Orlando, Florida including the international and regional “Most Distinguished Chapter” awards, thus making Bergen’s chapter No. …

Lakeland Bank Celebrates 50 Years of Relationship Banking and Community Commitment

May 6th, 2019 — Half a century after opening its doors for business in Newfoundland, N.J., Lakeland Bank has grown to a network of more than 50 offices throughout the state. In every market Lakeland Bank serves, it is committed to meeting the financial …

Guardian Data Destruction Meets with Puerto Rican Officials

May 3rd, 2019 — Glenn Laga, president at Guardian Data Destruction, was invited to meet with Puerto Rico government officials to better understand the economic and investment opportunity within Puerto Rico as well as learn about how Act 73 can benefit GDD. Act 73 …

Sills Cummis & Gross Welcomes Eight Attorneys

May 3rd, 2019 — Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce the addition of eight attorneys, who bring diverse experience to the Firm and our clients. Ivette P. Alvarado ǀ Member ǀ Real Estate ǀ Newark Ivette P. Alvarado focuses her practice on …

100,000 Strong in the America Innovation Fund Announces FDU Awarded Santander Bank-Sponsored Grant

May 3rd, 2019 — The U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators announce the latest Innovation Fund grant winning teams sponsored by Santander Bank in this hemispheric-wide education initiative. The Innovation Fund inspires U.S. universities and colleges …

NJIT Expands to Jersey City

May 3rd, 2019 — Starting fall 2019, New Jersey Institute of Technology’s (NJIT) Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC) will offer part-time and full-time graduate-level programs in data science at a location just steps from the Exchange Place PATH station in the waterfront district …

Alfred Sanzari Enterprises Helps National Law Firm Grow in Hackensack

May 3rd, 2019 — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises has inked a lease expansion with Kaufman Dolowich Voluck for 14,745 square feet of office space at Court Plaza North located at 25 Main Street in Hackensack, N.J. The lease expansion marks the second time that Kaufman Dolowich …

Think Tank with Steve Adubato Launches May 11th & 12th

May 2nd, 2019 — Think Tank with Steve Adubato premieres Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12on PBS stations, Thirteen/WNET and NJTV.  Taped out of the Agnes Varis NJTV Studio in downtown Newark, Think Tank brings together thought leaders, innovators and experts to explore the …

Team Columbia Completes Another Community Project

May 2nd, 2019 — This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently helped to “spruce up” a senior citizen home in Woodbridge, part of their “Tooling Around The Township Program.”  As a result, the exterior foundation of the home was painted and the yard …

CIANJ Joins Build Gateway Now Coalition

May 2nd, 2019 — CIANJ is proud to announce it has joined Build Gateway Now which is seeking to secure full funding and support from the federal government for this critical infrastructure project. Build Gateway Now is a coalition of 40 civic, labor, business, …

Chris Fifis Joins Grassi & Co. as Director of Business Development

May 2nd, 2019 — Leading accounting, tax and advisory firm, Grassi & Co., is proud to announce that Chris Fifis will be joining the firm as Director of Business Development. With this newest addition to the Grassi leadership team, the firm’s clients and prospects …

U.S. Marine Veteran Charts a New Path at Berkeley College in New York City

May 2nd, 2019 — “I have always loved a challenge and to see how far I could push myself,” said Mr. Zambrano, a resident of Lyndhurst, NJ. “I wanted to be part of something bigger and greater than myself.” From the first time he …

Member News — Danielle DeFilippis Named Co-Chair of Norris McLaughlin IP Practice Group

May 1st, 2019 — Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been named Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. She will serve with Bruce S. Londa, who has chaired the group for the past five years. “I am …

Member News — Investors Bank Appoints Michael MacIntyre To Serve as the Head of Business Banking

May 1st, 2019 — Investors Bank has appointed Michael MacIntyre as the Director of its Business and Government Banking units. Mr. MacIntyre, who brings a diverse range of domestic and international banking expertise, will report to Investors Bank’s Chief Retail Banking Officer William Brown. …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Welcomes Martin Gizzi, M.D., Ph.D. as Director of Cerebrovascular Diseases

May 1st, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center welcomes Martin Gizzi, M.D., as director, Division of Cerebrovascular Diseases at Hackensack University Medical Center, where he will lead the Comprehensive Stroke Center. “Dr. Gizzi is a welcome addition to our Neuroscience Institute,” …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin Highlighted in Chambers USA 2019

May 1st, 2019 — Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is proud to announce that Chambers USA, one of the oldest and most prestigious legal listings in the world, has named the firm and two of its lawyers to its list of leading law firms and lawyers …

Member News — NAI James E. Hanson Continues to Expand Healthcare Team with Addition of New Associate Vice President

May 1st, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces that Barton Schack has joined its Teterboro, N.J. office as an Associate Vice President. Schack will work closely on healthcare real estate consulting and leasing as well as office and industrial leasing and sales in the …

Member News — Montclair State’s Graduate School Launches New Programs

May 1st, 2019 — Montclair State University has launched the first graduate-level Computational Linguistics program in New Jersey, an interdisciplinary master’s degree that merges a love of language with technology. The University has also introduced Social Research and Analysis to The Graduate School offerings. …

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