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Unionwear Wins Inaugural Reshoring Award

June 14th, 2019 — The Reshoring Initiative and SEAMS, the domestic textile manufacturing association, presented their inaugural Manufacturing Reshoring Award to Unionwear for bringing cut and sew jobs back to the USA. Unionwear’s 180 workers in Newark, NJ make baseball hats, backpacks, and other …

ExploreNJ Conference Brought Global Investors to the Garden State

June 14th, 2019 — CIANJ partnered with Choose New Jersey on a one-of-a-kind, two-day conference focusing on why New Jersey is the place to invest and grow a business. A highlight of the first day was the signing of a Statement of Cooperation between …

Norris McLaughlin’s Peter Hutcheon Appointed to the Four Member Ad Hoc Subcommittee of ABA State Regulation of Securities Committee

June 13th, 2019 — Peter D. Hutcheon, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been appointed to a four member ad hoc subcommittee of the State Regulation of Securities Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section to comment on the …

The DAK Group Hires Jonathan Roth to Meet Middle-Market M&A Growth

June 13th, 2019 — The DAK Group, an investment bank specializing in mergers, acquisitions, business sales, and other strategic advisory services for middle-market business owners, is pleased to announce that Jonathan Roth has joined as the Vice President of Investment Banking. “We are thrilled …

Dewberry’s GSP Interchange 163 Improvements Project Earns Multiple Engineering Awards

June 13th, 2019 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that the Garden State Parkway (GSP) Interchange 163 improvements received a National Recognition Award at the 2019 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards competition in April. The project …

Integrative Health & Medicine Expands Services to Jersey Shore University Medical Center

June 13th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine has expanded services to serve the community in the HOPE Tower at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center. As of June 10, integrative physician consultations, nurse practitioner consults, acupuncture, massage therapy, nutrition …

Port Authority of NYNJ Terminal One Bids and Event Information

June 13th, 2019 — We would like to notify you about the upcoming bid schedule as well as invite you to a series of events related to the project. Please see the information below and forward to your network. Bid Schedule: As you may …

Winne Banta Welcomes Faith Miros and Bogdan Kachur

June 13th, 2019 — Winne Banta is pleased to welcome Faith Miros, who concentrates her practice in real estate law. She has represented major commercial landlords, real estate developers and high net worth investors in the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties, including office, …

NAI Hanson Negotiates Lease for Medical Office Space in Hackensack

June 12th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has negotiated a 1,325-square-foot lease for Dr. Linda Silva-Karcz at 83 Summit Avenue in Hackensack, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Dominic Fittizzi represented the landlord, Brian Walsh, and the tenant, Dr. Linda Silva-Karcz, in the …

The 2019 Edition of IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Lowenstein and Five of Our Patent Lawyers

June 12th, 2019 — Lowenstein is pleased to announce that the 2019 edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals has ranked the firm and five of our lawyers in the publication’s California, New Jersey, and Utah rosters of preeminent patent practitioners: Kevin O. Grange, Mark P. Kesslen, Robert J. Paradiso, Marina …

CSG Adds to Growing Trusts & Estates Group

June 12th, 2019 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce the arrival of Steven A. Loeb and Heidi I. Hansen as members in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Group. Loeb brings more than 15 years of experience in the areas of estate planning, estate …

The DAK Group Announces Sale of Fortbrand Services, Inc. to Wincove Private Holdings

June 11th, 2019 — The DAK Group, a leading investment bank specializing in middle-market mergers and acquisitions worldwide, announces the sale of its client Fortbrand Services Inc., headquartered in Plainview, New York, to Wincove Private Holdings, LP. The DAK Group served as the exclusive …

Hackensack University Medical Center Holds 29th Annual Medical and Dental Staff Scholarship Awards Ceremony

June 11th, 2019 — The Medical and Dental Staff at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently held the 29th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony.  The scholarships are awarded to hospital team members and their dependents. This year, 10 individuals each received scholarships in …

Columbia Bank to Open Newest Branch in West Orange

June 11th, 2019 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce the grand opening of their 51st full-service branch location in New Jersey, located at 501 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange.  The new full-service branch will be …

Norris McLaughlin Welcomes New Real Estate & Finance Member

June 10th, 2019 — The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is proud to welcome new Member Leonard A. LaBarbiera to its Real Estate & Finance Group. A resident of Hillsborough, LaBarbiera focuses his practice on real estate and finance matters, with an emphasis on affordable housing. He …

Barry Petruzzi Named New Vice President of Underwriting and Actuarial Services at Delta Dental of New Jersey and Delta Dental of Connecticut

June 10th, 2019 — Delta Dental of New Jersey (DDNJ) and Delta Dental of Connecticut (DDCT) are pleased to announce Barry Petruzzi has been named Vice President of Underwriting and Actuarial Services. Barry joins DDNJ and DDCT from Prudential Financial, where he was vice …

ConnectOne Bank Affinity Program Boosts Non-Profit Tutoring in Trenton School

June 10th, 2019 — A young student-entrepreneur from West Windsor, N.J., has become of the most successful participants in the ConnectOne Bank Affinity Program for non-profits. Thomas Colitsas, founder of Education for Success, is on track to receive $6,000 from the affinity program to …

Atlantic Health System Team Members Graduate from Career Readiness Program

June 10th, 2019 — Atlantic Health System recently celebrated an inspiring group of team members who graduated from the health care system’s Career Readiness Program, a unique partnership with County College of Morris (CCM) that provides team members college credits and lessons on computer …

Columbia Financial, Inc. to Acquire Stewardship Financial Corporation

June 10th, 2019 — Columbia Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLBK) (“Columbia”), the holding company for Columbia Bank, and Stewardship Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: SSFN) (“Stewardship”), the holding company for Atlantic Stewardship Bank, announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement. Pursuant to the terms of …

Investors From Around the World Attending CIANJ’s ExploreNJ Conference Next Week

June 7th, 2019 — For the first time ever, New Jersey will play host to a two-day conference as part of the national Select USA investors event run by the U.S. Department of Conference. CIANJ has partnered with Choose New Jersey to create “ExploreNJ” …

Investors Bank Reports Total CRE Loan Volume Over $412.5 Million during Q1 of 2019

June 6th, 2019 — Investors Bank recently reported that it originated more than $412.5 million in commercial real estate and multifamily financing during the first quarter of 2019. In recent weeks, Investor Bank’s senior lenders completed commercial mortgage transactions valued in excess of $130 …

Valley Health System Announces Leadership Appointments and Promotion

June 5th, 2019 — Valley Health System is pleased to announce two new appointments and a promotion among its leadership staff. Valley Health System includes The Valley Hospital, Valley Home Care, and Valley Medical Group. Dr. Robert Brenner has been appointedDr. Brenner Headsot President …

NAI James E. Hanson Named Exclusive Leasing Brokerage at Former Ballantine Brewery in Newark

June 5th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has been named the exclusive leasing agent for a 807,401 square-foot industrial complex in the Ballantine Industrial Center at 397-447 Ferry Street in Newark, N.J. The assignment will be handled by NAI James E. …

Wells Fargo Announces Commercial Banking Structure

June 5th, 2019 — Continuing to strengthen and simplify how it serves commercial customers, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today the leadership team and regional structure for its Commercial Banking business, led by Kyle Hranicky, a 25-year company veteran. With this new structure, Wells …

Lowenstein Sandler Boosts Senior Management Ranks With Three New Leaders

June 4th, 2019 — Lowenstein Sandler announced that three professionals with deep legal industry experience have joined the firm’s senior management team. Victor Barkalov has joined the firm as its Chief Innovation & Information Officer (CIIO), Kevin Iredell is the firm’s new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), and Mikhail Makarovsky is …

Archer & Greiner Apppoints Deborah A. Hays as Chair of the Board of Directors

June 4th, 2019 — Archer & Greiner is pleased to announce that Deborah A. Hays has been appointed Chair of the firm’s Board of Directors. As the firm’s first female attorney to assume the role of Chair, Hays will begin her five-year term on October 1, …

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