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Hackensack Meridian Health Partners with Prospect Heights Care Center, Regent Heights Care Center and West Caldwell Care Center to Enhance Long-Term and Subacute Care in New Jersey

July 31st, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive and integrated health network, is proud to announce that three nursing homes – Prospect Heights Care Center in Hackensack, Regent Care Center in Hackensack and West Caldwell Care Center in West Caldwell – have …

Atlantic Health System Hospitals Lauded by U.S. News & World Report

July 31st, 2019 — Atlantic Health System announced today that Morristown Medical Center was once again ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019-2020 Best Hospital rankings. The medical center was the only hospital in …

Sax Announces the 8th Annual 4 MILER at Garret Mountain to Benefit St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

July 31st, 2019 — Sax LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory firm is thrilled to announce their 4 MILER at Garret Mountain event will return to Woodland Park, NJ on Saturday, October 5, 2019 for the eighth consecutive year to benefit St. Joseph’s …

BDO USA, LLP Expands Turnaround and Restructuring Services Through Addition of Loughlin Management Partners + Co

July 30th, 2019 — BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and advisory firms, today announced the acquisition of Loughlin Management Partners & Co, Inc. (“LM+Co”), a boutique business advisory firm focused on corporate restructuring and turnaround services, interim management, as well …

Maser Consulting Acquires Craig Testing Laboratories

July 30th, 2019 — Maser Consulting PA, a national multidiscipline consulting and engineering design firm, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Craig Testing Laboratories of Mays Landing, NJ. Craig Testing Laboratories is a fully-accredited AASHTO and ACOE materials testing laboratory operation for soils, aggregate, …

United Airlines and CLEAR Partner to Make Travel Easier for MileagePlus® Members

July 30th, 2019 — United Airlines announced a new partnership with CLEAR, the secure identity company that uses biometrics to build a frictionless and secure world, to deliver innovative experiences for customers from curb-to-gate and beyond. The partnership includes free or discounted CLEAR membership …

Bergman Real Estate Group Announces New Co-Working Space and Upgraded Amenities at Jefferson Exchange in Whippany

July 30th, 2019 — Bergman Real Estate Group, in partnership with Time Equities, Inc. is announcing $2 million of renovations which will bring new amenities and co-working offices to Jefferson Exchange, a 172,000-square-foot, two-building, three-story office complex located at 100-110 South Jefferson Road in …

Kristin Sostowski Inducted as President of the National Association of Women Lawyers

July 30th, 2019 — )  Kristin D. Sostowski, a Director in the Employment & Labor Law Department of Gibbons P.C. and leader of the firm’s Higher Education Team, was inducted as President of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) at the organization’s Annual …

Valley Health System Awarded Reaccreditation for Protecting Research Participants

July 30th, 2019 — Valley Health System is pleased to announce that it has been awarded reaccreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), the standard of excellence in human subject protection. AAHRPP accreditation is regarded as the gold …

Isabel Freire Promoted To Senior Director Of Leasing And Marketing At Bergman Real Estate Group

July 30th, 2019 — Bergman Real Estate Group, a full-service real estate company based in Iselin, New Jersey, announced that Isabel Freire has been promoted to senior director of leasing and marketing.  Isabel’s primary responsibilities include lease negotiation and preparation, marketing, public relations and …

Students to Meet Business Leaders from Top Industry Sectors at Fifth Annual Cotsakos College of Business Boot Camp from July 29 to August 1, 2019

July 30th, 2019 — Nearly 100 William Paterson University undergraduate and graduate students are registered to attend the University’s four-day intensive business boot camp from Monday, July 29 to Thursday, August 1, 2019 in the University’s 1600 Valley Road Café. The students will meet …

Gail Callandrillo Named to Top 25 Leading Women Intrapreneurs List

July 30th, 2019 — Gail Callandrillo, Vice President of Planning & Government Relations at Valley Health System, has been named to the 2019 Top 25 Leading Women Intrapreneurs list by Leading Women Entrepreneurs (LWE). The Top 25 Leading Women Intrapreneurs list, developed by LWE, …

Students from Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University Join Scientific Investigators for a Special Seminar

July 30th, 2019 — Students from the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University filled the auditorium at the Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) for a dynamic day of learning and cross-pollinating with scientific investigators at an Interprofessional …

Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Northern Valley Demarest Parent Student Teacher Organization

July 30th, 2019 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $10,000 grant to the Northern Valley Demarest Parent Student Teacher Organization (PSTO), as part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. …

CIANJ Testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Economic Growth Strategies on Economic Incentive Programs

July 29th, 2019 — Good afternoon, Chairman Smith and members of the Committee. My name is Anthony Russo, president of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ). CIANJ is a statewide business advocacy group, with offices in Rochelle Park and Trenton, representing …

CIANJ Marks the One-Year Anniversary of the Women in Commerce Forum

July 26th, 2019 — Last July, nearly 200 women filled the ballroom at the Upper Montclair Country Club marking the start of the wildly successful Women in Commerce Forum. The forum was created to address a need within the association to have women members …

Investors Bancorp, Inc. to Acquire Gold Coast Bancorp, Inc., Expanding Its Long Island Franchise

July 26th, 2019 — Investors Bancorp, Inc. (“Investors”) (NASDAQ: ISBC) and Gold Coast Bancorp, Inc. (“Gold Coast”) (OTC: GLDT) today announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which Investors will acquire Gold Coast. Consideration will be paid to Gold Coast stockholders in a …

Columbia Bank Foundation Sponsors Youth of the Year Gala

July 26th, 2019 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently sponsored the Boys & Girls Club of New Jersey’s Youth of the Year Gala. For nearly 70 years the gala has honored and celebrated teens who have displayed outstanding leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication …

Montvale Officials Meet with Japanese Ambassador to Promote Business Development

July 26th, 2019 — Montvale Mayor Mike Ghassali recently hosted Japan’s Consul General Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi and Assemblyman Robert Auth at Montvale Borough Hall. They discussed mutual business opportunities with Japanese companies and Montvale and the region in general. They highlighted the importance of being a …

Holy Name Medical Center Unveils Creamer Family Physical Rehabilitation Center in Honor of Generous Donation from Creamer Family

July 26th, 2019 — Holy Name Medical Center recently unveiled its newly named Creamer Family Physical Rehabilitation Center, in honor of a generous donation from members of the Creamer family which, among other things, helped launch Holy Name Medical Center’s renovation of its operating …

Majority of Small Businesses Show Customer Appreciation by Giving to Communities, TD Bank Study Finds

July 26th, 2019 — According to a recent survey, 73 percent of small businesses provide support to local charitable and communal causes to show their commitment to giving back and to express appreciation to customers and the community. The study, conducted by TD Bank, America’s …

NAI James E. Hanson Facilitates Strong Leasing Activity at Class A Office Building in Parsippany

July 26th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has completed three office leases totaling 8,601 square feet at 111 Littleton Road in Parsippany, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Josh Levering, SIOR and Nicholas DePaolera represented the landlord, Commercial Realty Group, in the transactions …

Valley’s Bariatric Surgery Center Receives Re-Accreditation

July 24th, 2019 — The Valley Hospital’s Center for Bariatric Surgery and Weight-Loss Management has received full re-accreditation as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) for its commitment to providing metabolic and bariatric surgery patients …

CIANJ President Meets with Hungarian Minister of Trade

July 19th, 2019 — Earlier this week, CIANJ President Anthony Russo met with the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade Peter Szijjártó in New York City at the Hungarian consulate. The meeting was facilitated by New Jersey City University’s Connecting Bridges & Borders …

Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Awarded the Gold Seal for Sepsis by The Joint Commission

July 18th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive and integrated health network, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Sepsis Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of …

PSEG Power Names Eric Carr to Replace Pete Sena as PSEG Nuclear President and Chief Nuclear Officer

July 18th, 2019 — PSEG Power LLC has announced that Peter P. Sena III, PSEG Nuclear President and Chief Nuclear Officer, has accepted a position outside of the company and will be leaving PSEG, effective July 26. Eric Carr, Vice President of PSEG’s Hope …

NJ Architecture Firm Takes School Building Experience South of the Border for Charity

July 18th, 2019 — New Jersey architecture and engineering firm LAN Associates is taking on its first international project. The firm is donating design services and expertise to help a Mexican charity called Anchor Children’s Ministry (ACM) provide a much-needed educational facility in an …

Valley National Bancorp Appoints Michael D. Hagedorn as Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

July 18th, 2019 — Valley National Bancorp (NASDAQ: VLY), the holding company for Valley National Bank, announced today the appointment of Michael D. Hagedorn to Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective August 10, 2019.  Hagedorn is succeeding former CFO, Alan Eskow, …

The Valley Hospital Adopts Novel Diagnostic Tool for Heart Disease

July 18th, 2019 — The Valley Hospital now offers first-of-its-kind non-invasive technology to aid physicians in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common form of heart disease. The technology, called HeartFlow Analysis, enables physicians to accurately differentiate patients in need of …

Montclair State Earns $1.7 Million NSF PreK-12 Grant

July 18th, 2019 — Montclair State University Department of Mathematical Sciences Assistant Professors Eileen Murray and Joseph DiNapoli will be leading a team of researchers on a project funded by a four-year $1.7 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) grant. Each …

New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters (NJAHU) and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital unveiled “Children’s Dream Racer”

July 18th, 2019 — This week, board members of the New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters (NJAHU) joined with leaders and clinical staff at Hackensack Meridian Health K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital to unveil the “Children’s Dream Racer” (CDR) that was donated to the hospital …

New Jersey’s Largest Hospital Welcomes State’s Largest Health Insurer

July 18th, 2019 — “Bergen New Bridge is committed to being the healthcare facility our community deserves and we are rapidly changing to meet its needs,” Visconi said. “As we stand here today, Bergen New Bridge is a full-service hospital that provides 24/7 emergency, …

Hackensack Meridian Health Receives $3.4 Million in HRSA Funding to Create Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

July 15th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is pleased to announce that it has received a four year, $3.4 million award from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to launch a comprehensive Nurse Practitioner Residency Program. …

Lakeland Bank Supports Paterson Habitat for Humanity through NRTC Program

July 15th, 2019 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce that its application to participate in the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program (NRTC) 2018 Qualified Projects Pool offered through the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJCDC) has been accepted, and the Bank will …

McCarter & English’s Dan Kelly Selected as a Nationally Recognized Legal Influencer

July 15th, 2019 — McCarter partner Dan Kelly is only one of three Boston lawyers to be nationally recognized on The Business Journals’ Influencers: Law 2019 list of 100 attorneys across the country who drive business for their employers and clients. The attorneys were identified …

Pennoni Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

July 15th, 2019 — Pennoni, a multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm, announced that David Pennoni has been selected as the firm’s new Chief Operating Officer effective July 1, 2019. Dave will be succeeding David DeLizza who was promoted to President and CEO. “Dave’s strong drive …

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Level II Regional Trauma Center Receives Verification from the American College of Surgeons

July 12th, 2019 — The trauma center and pediatric trauma center at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center have been verified as a Level II Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee …

Valley Receives Highest Recognition for Promoting Organ Donation

July 12th, 2019 — For a fourth consecutive year, Valley Health System has received platinum-level recognition from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries as part of a national …

Genova Burns Promotes to Counsel

July 12th, 2019 — Genova Burns is pleased to announce the promotion of Associates Erica M. Clifford and Maria R. Fruci to the position of Counsel. Each brings a record of success and accomplishment to this professional benchmark. “Maria Fruci and Erica Clifford are …

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University Welcomes Second Class

July 12th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, New Jersey’s first private medical school in decades, is proud to announce that it has welcomed its second class of 91 students today, who were selected from nearly 5,000 applicants. “Dynamic …

Task Force on Employee Misclassification Releases Its Report

July 12th, 2019 — Governor Murphy’s Task Force on Employee Misclassification released its report this week which examined the rise in the gig economy and workers who are labeled as independent contractors. The Murphy Administration said thousands of workers are impacted by this and …

NAI Hanson Announces New Office Leases at Harmon Meadow in Secaucus, N.J.

July 10th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson has negotiated leases for 2,418 square feet of office space with Hudson Pro Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and 1,655 square feet of office space at with Nippon Travel Agency America, Inc. at 700 Plaza Drive in Secaucus, …

Windels Marx Continues Expansion With Addition of One Partner, Two Counsel in New Jersey

July 10th, 2019 — Windels Marx announces the arrival of Jonathan Gray as Partner resident in the New Brunswick office, Mark D. Larner as Counsel and Frank A. Biancola as Special Counsel. Both Mark and Frank are resident in the Madison office. The arrivals …

NJIT to Establish New Institute for Data Science

July 10th, 2019 — Continuing its mission to lead in computing technologies, NJIT announced today that it will establish a new Institute for Data Science, focusing on cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and development in all areas pertinent to digital data. The institute will bring existing …

Atlantic Health System, Kindred Healthcare Celebrate Completion of Brand-New, Two-Story Rehabilitation Hospital in Madison

July 10th, 2019 — Atlantic Health System and Kindred Healthcare today marked the completion of Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, a brand-new state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital that will combine the expertise of two leaders in high-quality patient care. The new $24 million, two-story, 38-bed rehabilitation hospital …

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis Welcomes Former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Donald A. Kessler as Of Counsel

July 9th, 2019 — Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is pleased to announce that Donald A. Kessler, former Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Litigation and Family Law Departments.  His practice will focus on the resolution of …

Former NJ Deputy Attorney General Jessica A. Faustin Joins Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Growing Litigation Practice Group

July 9th, 2019 — New Jersey Litigation attorney Jessica A. Faustin, a former NJ Deputy Attorney General, recently joined Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Lyndhurst, NJ office. Ms. Faustin will be a member of the Firm’s litigation practice group and assist in a variety of matters ranging …

ACECNJ Names 5 LAN Engineers to Professional Committees

July 9th, 2019 — The American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey (ACEC) has named 5 LAN Associates engineers to its committee boards. In late June, it was announced that Steven Ramiza would continue to serve as Executive Committee Director for the ACECNJ 2019-2021 term. …

American Dream Reveals Multi-Faceted Partnership with Coca-Cola

July 8th, 2019 — American Dream, the unrivaled destination for style and play, today announced a 10-year partnership with The Coca-Cola Company and its local bottling partner, Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages. This multimillion-dollar program is an alliance between two global brands that will fully-integrate Coca-Cola’s …

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

July 8th, 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 and, based …

Hackensack Meridian Health Selects NJEdge To Provide High-Speed Wide Area Network Services

July 3rd, 2019 — The ability for Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, to be on the forefront of technology and innovation isenhanced by its connection to EdgeNet, NJEdge’s optical fiber network. Hackensack Meridian Health will use EdgeNet for …

NAI Hanson and Project Partners Celebrate Groundbreaking of Flex Building in Sparta

July 3rd, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson, Berardi Development Company, and Joe Maggio Concrete and Masonry were joined by Sparta Mayor Molly Whilesmith to celebrate the groundbreaking of 5 Aaron Way, a 10,400-square-foot industrial/flex space at the White Lake Commerce Park in Sparta, …

CJ Griffin Reappointed as Co-Chair of the NJ Bar Association’s Media Law Committee

July 2nd, 2019 — Partner, CJ Griffin, a member of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden’s Media Law Group, has been reappointed Co-Chair of the New Jersey Bar Association’s Media Law Committee. NJSBA President Evelyn Padin reappointed Griffin to the Co-Chair position. Griffin has had many …

Citrin Cooperman Announces 2019 Partner, Principal, and Director Promotions

July 2nd, 2019 — Citrin Cooperman announced today that it has promoted 16 to partner, 2 to principal, 30 to director, and 3 to associate director.  All promotions are effective July 1, 2019.  “I’m am pleased to announce this year’s promotions and extend a …

Jemi Goulian Lucey Installed as President-Elect of New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

July 2nd, 2019 — Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is pleased to announce that Jemi Goulian Lucey, Counsel in the firm’s Litigation Department, has been installed as President-Elect of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA) for the 2019-2020 term, effective July 1, 2019. …

CSG Launches Family Law Practice with Addition of Esteemed Family Law Group

July 2nd, 2019 — Continuing what has been a summer of extraordinary strategic growth, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce that seven family law attorneys from the recently closed Budd Larner joined the firm effective July 1, 2019. Their arrival …

Withum Names Six New Partners to Top-Ranked Advisory, Tax and Assurance Firm

July 2nd, 2019 — Withum, the national top-ranking public accounting firm, has announced the promotion of six principals and senior managers to the position of partner. Anthony Aniello, Jessica Hollobaugh Giresi, Erik Halluska,Joseph Malfettano, Ryan Shannon and Chaya Siegfriend are the newest partners to join the firm’s growing corporate leadership team, …

Englewood Community Leader, Michael Gutter, Named Chairman of the Board of Englewood Health Foundation

July 2nd, 2019 — Thomas C. Senter, Esq., chairman of the Board of Trustees of Englewood Health and Englewood Hospital, today announced that Michael Gutter was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Englewood Health Foundation effective July 1, 2019. Gutter, a …

Gibbons Continues to Expand Commercial Litigation Practice with Addition of Three Former Budd Larner Attorneys

July 2nd, 2019 — Peter J. Frazza, Allen L. Harris, and Christopher P. Anton have joined the Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department of Gibbons P.C., which continues to grow, diversify, and add depth to its broad commercial litigation practice. All three career-long business litigators …

Valley Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Re-Accreditation

July 2nd, 2019 — Valley Health System has been re-accredited with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees through healthy workplace initiatives and access to quality cancer prevention and treatment services. Valley has held CEO Cancer …

Gibbons Announces New Chair of Financial Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Department

July 2nd, 2019 — Robert K. Malone, a well-known and respected bankruptcy and insolvency law practitioner, has joined Gibbons P.C. as Chair of the firm’s highly regarded Financial Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Department. “Gibbons already has the versatility of having represented all major constituencies …

Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Recipient, New Jersey Society of CPAs 2019 Ovation Award

July 2nd, 2019 — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC., was recently named an award recipient of the New Jersey Certified Public Accountants’ prestigious NJCPA Ovation Award – in its 2019 IMPACT category. The Ovation Awards were announced June 12th at the NJCPA Annual Convention and …

Melissa Murray Rigney Joins Dewberry’s Telecommunications Group

July 2nd, 2019 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Melissa Murray Rigney has joined the firm as a senior project manager and site acquisition lead for the firm’s northeast telecommunications group. Murray Rigney focuses on growth opportunities related to …

The Wilderman Fund for Maternal Mental Health Introduces The Wilderman Center for Maternal Mental Health at Hackensack University Medical Center

July 2nd, 2019 — The Wilderman Fund for Maternal Mental Health recently hosted its inaugural event at the Alpine Country Club to benefit and introduce The Wilderman Center for Maternal Mental Health at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center. Proceeds from the event …

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