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Lakeland Bank Named a “Best-In-State Bank” by Forbes and Statista

June 28th, 2019 — Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bancorp, has announced that Lakeland Bank has been named by Forbes and Statista to the “America’s Best-In-State Banks” list for 2019. “To be recognized as a Best-In-State Bank is truly an honor …

Port Authority Staff Submits Reassessment of 10-Year Capital Plan to Board of Commissioners

June 28th, 2019 — The Port Authority today advanced its biennial reassessment of its 2017-2026 Capital Plan. The proposal will be presented to the Board of Commissioners at its June 27th meeting with the recommendation that the Board publish the proposal for public hearings. …

Edward Hogan and Martha Donovan Recognized by Who’s Who Legal

June 28th, 2019 — Edward A. Hogan and Martha N. Donovan, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chairs of its Environmental Law Practice Group, have been recognized in “WWL: Environment 2019” by Who’s Who Legal. Who’s Who Legal has acknowledged exceptional legal …

Meridian Health Foundation Announces Addition of Jacqueline M. Bartley-Oxley, J.D., Vice President for Development

June 28th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Jacqueline M. Bartley-Oxley, J.D., as vice president for development. Bartley-Oxley oversees annual giving and grants, as well as planned giving, working closely with donors to achieve their …

Valley Receives Highest Recognition for Stroke Care

June 28th, 2019 — The Valley Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Elite Plus Honor Roll for a third consecutive year. The award recognizes Valley’s commitment to providing the most …

CIANJ Statement on Port Authority’s Commitment to Rebuild Transportation Infrastructure

June 27th, 2019 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey supports the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s commitment to rebuilding vital parts of our transportation infrastructure and its pledge to hold six public hearings on the $37 billion capital …

New Jersey American Water Announces New Legal and Government Affairs Leads

June 27th, 2019 — New Jersey American Water has announced changes to its Legal and Government Affairs leadership. Debbie Albrecht has been named Vice President and General Counsel for American Water’s Eastern Division and David Mayer has been named Director of Government Affairs for New Jersey American Water. …

NAI Hanson’s DeMagistris and Vetter Negotiate Lease to Bring Clothing Wholesaler to Moonachie

June 27th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has negotiated a 25,526-square-foot lease at 175 Anderson Avenue in Moonachie, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Jeff DeMagistris, SIOR, and Tom Vetter, SIOR, represented …

Capitol Update: Budget Showdown, Tax Incentives & More

June 27th, 2019 — BUDGET SHOWDOWN Gov. Murphy plans to hold a press conference this Sunday June 30 at 2 p.m. in Trenton where he will most likely announce plans to line item veto the budget that the Legislature approved. This may prompt the …

Norris McLaughlin Achieves Global Cybersecurity Standard

June 27th, 2019 — Norris McLaughlin, P.A., a Bridgewater-based law firm, today announced that it has successfully reached the international cybersecurity standards for law firms set by Meritas, the global alliance of independent business law firms. Norris McLaughlin is a member of Meritas and, …

Archer Partners Named to Lawyers of Color’s Nation’s Best List

June 27th, 2019 — Archer is pleased to congratulate firm partners Carlos M. Bollar and Lloyd Freeman who have been named to Lawyers of Color’s inaugural Nation’s Best list, which recognizes leading attorneys with a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Lawyers of Color is …

Matrix New World Engineering Vice President Featured On Health Professional Radio

June 27th, 2019 — Dr. Laurie LaPat-Polasko, Microbiologist and Vice President/National Director of Remediation for Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) spoke with Neal Howard, Host, Health Professional Radio, on contaminants that affect our planet, clean water supply, and basic health. There are a variety …

Investor Optimism Drops 18 Points from a Year Ago, According to Wells Fargo/Gallup Study

June 27th, 2019 — The Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index dropped to 85 for second quarter 2019, down 18 points from 103 a year ago. Investors are less optimistic than a year ago about maintaining their household income and reaching their 12-month …

The DAK Group Announces Sale of Mayflower Sales to Gen Cap America

June 27th, 2019 — The DAK Group, a leading investment bank specializing in middle-market mergers and acquisitions worldwide, announces the sale of its client Mayflower Sales to Gen Cap America.  The DAK Group served as the exclusive investment banker and financial advisor to Mayflower …

Valley Receives Highest Recognition for Cardiac Resuscitation

June 27th, 2019 — For the second consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of adult patients who suffer cardiac arrests in …

The Earle Companies: Spreading Their Wings to Washington

June 26th, 2019 — Representatives of Earle were recently invited to The White House to hear President Trump’s Remarks on the First Step Act and Fair Chance Hiring.  The First Step Act was signed in December 2018. Earle will be joining the ranks of …

New Jersey American Water Celebrates Completion of $26.2 Million Expansion Project at Oak Glen Water Treatment Plant

June 24th, 2019 —  New Jersey American Water celebrated the completion of a significant expansion project at its Oak Glen Water Treatment Plant in Howell, N.J., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the grounds of the plant. This $26.2 million project ensures stability of its water …

SB One Bank Hires Head of Commercial Lending Anthony F. DeSenzo to Oversee the Commercial Lending Function of the Bank

June 24th, 2019 — SB One Bank announced today the appointment of Anthony F. DeSenzo as Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Lending, responsible for overseeing the Bank’s commercial lending department, supporting the growth of the bank’s loan portfolio and cultivating key business …

Fair Lawn Breaks Ground on Multiple Middle School Additions

June 24th, 2019 — At Thomas Jefferson Middle School, just 50 feet from where the new additions will take place, Fair Lawn School District held a groundbreaking ceremony for the additions and renovations at three district schools. Attended by district officials, students, parents, and …

AnythingIT Team to Offer “Cloud Refresh” IT Asset Recovery, e-Waste, and Data Destruction Services Leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS)

June 24th, 2019 — AnythingIT, LLC (AIT) announced it will leverage the power of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide IT Asset Management (ITAM), Resale/Recovery, Secure Data Destruction, and e-Waste Recycling services to partners and customers migrating to AWS.  AIT will assist partners and …

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Announces New Member Of The Firm

June 24th, 2019 — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC., Is pleased to announce Charles F. Ott, CPA/MBA, has joined the Firm, effective July 1, 2018. Charles is a lifelong New Jersey resident and a tax professional who has spent his entire career providing tax …

The Road Ahead: Issues Impacting Transportation

June 20th, 2019 — No one would argue that transportation infrastructure is critical to the health and success of New Jersey’s economy. The Garden State faces some serious challenges as infrastructure ages and more people – and goods – need to travel through the …

CSG Welcomes Five Attorneys Across Core Practices

June 20th, 2019 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce that five experienced attorneys have joined the firm, strengthening its core practices and capabilities in real estate, development and land use law; litigation; environmental law; and corporate and securities law. …

Annmarie Simeone Elected Nominations Co-Director of NJWLA

June 20th, 2019 — Annmarie Simeone, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been elected Nominations Co-Director of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA) for the 2019-2020 term. She will, among other things, oversee the NJWLA’s nominations and elections, and be The …

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Joins National Heart Care Initiative

June 20th, 2019 — Severe heart attacks can cause an often fatal, but rare condition called cardiogenic shock in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body. Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center is using a …

The DAK Group Announced as Winner at Global M & A Network’s 11TH Annual Turnaround Intelligence Forum and Atlas Awards

June 20th, 2019 — The Global M&A Network honored winners of the prestigious 11th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards in New York City. The independently governed awards, recognized excellence in categories of transactions, outstanding firms, top U.S.A professionals and legendary leaders. The DAK Group was …

Shana Siegel and Lori Kayne to Speak on the Challenges Facing Solo Seniors

June 20th, 2019 — Shana Siegel, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, and Lori Kayne, Geriatric Social Worker, will present “Solo Seniors.” The seminar, hosted by Greater MetroWest CARES, the department of Jewish …

Hackensack Meridian Health Mourns the Passing of Joseph Simunovich, Former Board Co-Chair and Founding Chair of School of Medicine Board of Governors

June 20th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, sadly announces the death of Joseph Simunovich, former co-Chair of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees and the founding Chair of the Board of Governors of the Hackensack …

Jury Returns No Cause Verdict for Newark School Board in Whistleblower Suit

June 20th, 2019 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP was successful in securing a verdict of no cause of action against client Newark Board of Education in a multi-million dollar Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”) whistleblower suit brought by …

Hackensack Meridian Health Children’s Hospitals Ranked Among the Top Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals Rankings

June 19th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive and integrated health network, is pleased to announce that the 13th annual Best Children’s Hospital rankings by U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has ranked …

Port of NY/NJ at Strongest Competitive Position in Decades with Completion of ExpressRail Network, Capstone of Multi-Billion Port Modernization Program

June 19th, 2019 — Port of New York and New Jersey poised to overtake the Port of Long Beach as nation’s 2nd busiest port due to completion of Bayonne Bridge project and $1 billion in public-private investment in rail; 75% of all container carrier …

Peapack-Gladstone Bank Hires New Senior Managing Director, Commercial Private Banker

June 18th, 2019 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to announce the appointment of Jeffrey A. Glaush, Senior Managing Director, Commercial Private Banker. Working out of the Bank’s Princeton location, Jeffrey is responsible for providing high-touch …

The Auxiliary of Hackensack University Medical Center Honors Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert C. Garrett at Garden Party Event

June 18th, 2019 — The Auxiliary of Hackensack University Medical Center held a Garden Party event on Saturday, June 15 to honor Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert C. Garrett. The event was held at the estate of Virginia Korteweg in River Edge. “I was …

New Jersey Business Action Center to Host Free Webinar to Aid Manufacturers

June 17th, 2019 — The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC) and the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) will host a free webinar titled, ‘Accelerating Growth for New Jersey Manufacturers,’ this month. All New Jersey manufacturers are invited to join the webinar on …

Forbes Names Valley Health One of New Jersey’s Top Employers

June 17th, 2019 — Valley Health System has been named to Forbes’ inaugural list of Best-in-State Employers. The list, which was released today, includes only 72 employers in the state of New Jersey and only eight hospitals or health systems. “Our goal is to …

Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Funds Pequannock Township Food Pantry Upgrade

June 17th, 2019 — The First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains, has received a $50,000 grant from the Columbia Bank Foundation to renovate their Pequannock Township Food Pantry, which serves approximately 95 residents living within limited means. Most clients are seniors with low income …

Norris McLaughlin’s Ray Lahoud to Present Immigration Law Basics

June 17th, 2019 — Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice Group, will present “EOIR (Removal and Deportation) and Immigration Courts” on Thursday, June 27, 1:10 – 1:40 p.m., at the New Jersey Institute of …

Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Center for Genetic and Genomic Medicine Raise $60,000 in 3rd Annual Take a Walk in Our Genes Event

June 17th, 2019 — Sunday, June 9 marked the 3rd Annual Take a Walk in Our Genes event hosted by the Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and the Hackensack Meridian Health Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Center for Genetic and Genomic …

Columbia Bank “Teams Up” With the Fair Lawn Police Department

June 17th, 2019 — Columbia Bank recently teamed up with the Fair Lawn Police Department to help promote their community policing efforts by supporting the borough’s “Cop Card” program. This program furnishes police officers with baseball-style trading cards, sponsored by a local business.  The …

Montclair State University Graduate Student Accepted as Knowles Teaching Fellow

June 17th, 2019 — Deliris Diaz received more than a master’s degree diploma from Montclair State University this year: she is one of 37 new teachers recently selected to join the Knowles Teacher Initiative’s 2019 Cohort of Teaching Fellows. “This is an incredibly high …

Columbia Bank “Teams Up” With Community Food Bank of New Jersey

June 17th, 2019 — This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently teamed up with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) in Hillside to sort and distribute food to needy residents.  CFBNJ is the largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization in the state. …

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Unveils State-of-the-Art Patient Pavilion to Transform Campus

June 17th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian HealthHackensack University Medical Center, the flagship hospital of New Jersey’s most comprehensive and integrated health network, is transforming its campus with the construction of a new, state-of-the-art patient pavilion along Second Street in Hackensack, New Jersey. With a …

Winne Banta Attorneys Make Bergen County’s Top Lawyers 2019

June 17th, 2019 — We are proud that 22 Winne Banta attorneys were listed in (201) Magazine’s “Bergen County’s Top Lawyers 2019” in 15 areas of the law, including: Banking & Financial – Thomas Cangialosi, Richard Kahn, Gary Redish Business, Commercial & Corporate Law …

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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