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Member News — Prominent Litigators Raymond M. Brown & Gregg H. Hilzer Join Scarinci Hollenbeck

March 6th, 2019 — New Jersey litigators Raymond Brown and Gregg Hilzer have joined Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Litigation Group.  Together with Partners Robert Levy, Paul Lieberman and Roshan Shah, they will help lead the firm’s growing Criminal Defenseand Corporate Compliance practice groups.  Brown and Hilzer have significant experience in …

Member News — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Relocates in Monmouth County to Bell Works in Holmdel

March 6th, 2019 — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, a prominent law firm headquartered in Hackensack, is pleased to announce that the firm has agreed to a ten-year lease of approximately 6,500 square feet in Bell Works in Holmdel, New Jersey. The law firm originally …

Member News — Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Gives Patients a Dose of Virtual Reality

March 6th, 2019 — The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is offering its pediatric patients an escape from potentially painful or uncomfortable procedures and to relieve anxiety to create a positive experience. In an effort to …

Member News — NAI Hanson Helps Secure New Owner for Iconic Restaurant in Hackensack

March 5th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has negotiated the sale of a 5,000-square-foot mixed-use property at 701 Main Street in Hackensack, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Dominic Fittizzi represented the seller and former owner of Lido Restaurant in the transaction. Situated …

Member News — Schepisi Named HNMC VP of Development, President of HNMC Foundation

March 4th, 2019 — The Board of Trustees at Holy Name Medical Center today named Holly Schepisi as Vice President of Development and President of Holy Name Medical Center Foundation. “The entire Holy Name community is thrilled to have Holly on board in helping …

Member News — Daniela Apolito Appointed to Vice President/Commercial Lending Officer at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

March 4th, 2019 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, announced the appointment of Daniela Apolito to Vice President/Commercial Lending Officer. Ms. Apolito has over ten years of extensive commercial lending experience in various departments along with expertise …

Member News — STV Group Earns National Honor for Excellence in Engineering

March 4th, 2019 — STV of New York City has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 52nd annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for the World Trade Center Cortlandt Subway Station Reconstruction project in …

Member News — Andrew Linden and Stephanie Spangler Named Co-Chairs of Norris McLaughlin Cannabis Law Group

March 4th, 2019 — Andrew D. Linden, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Stephanie S. Spangler, an Associate of the firm, have been named co-chairs of its Cannabis Law Group. Linden assists marijuana entrepreneurs, suppliers, growers, retailers, and investors to navigate …

Member News — Marie Tramontana Promoted to Assistant Vice President at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

March 1st, 2019 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, announced the promotion of Marie Tramontana from Assistant Secretary to Assistant Vice President of their Human Resources Department. Ms. Tramontana has been with ASB for over 20 years …

Member News — Bergen Community College Student Research Published in International Journal

February 28th, 2019 — Bergen Community College Professor Luiz Jimenez, Ph.D., and four students, Arianna Pinto, Stephanie Perez, Sibora Peca and Lisa Pincus, had their research published in the December issue of the international pharmaceutical industry journal, European Pharmaceutical Review. Jimenez, of Fair Lawn, …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin to Host Cannabis Workshop for Visions and Pathways

February 28th, 2019 — The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be hosting “Now You Know –  Marijuana Legalization Youth Workshop,” Thursday, February 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., for Visions and Pathways youth. Visions and Pathways was the first nonprofit, privately run youth …

Member News — Women’s Bar Foundation to Honor Wyley S. Proctor of McCarter &English with its Nery J. Arrano Award

February 28th, 2019 — The Women’s Bar Foundation will present Wyley S. Proctor with the Nery J. Arrano Award for her outstanding service to the WBF’s low-income clients on May 16, 2019. The WBF will honor Wyley for her leadership in developing a referral …

Member News — Goya Commits to Donate 200 Metric Tons of Food to the People of Venezuela

February 28th, 2019 — Goya Foods, America’s largest Latino food company, announces its commitment to donate 200 metric tons of food, equivalent to 440,000 pounds of food, to the people of Venezuela. In collaboration with the United States government, Goya is working to coordinate the delivery …

Member News — NJ Sharing Network Reports 678 Life-Saving Transplants Took Place in 2018

February 28th, 2019 — To read the full story, click here to visit the NJ Sharing Network website.

Member News — NJIT, Newark Mayor’s Office and Public Schools Announce Two New Initiatives to Grow STEM Pipeline

February 28th, 2019 — In building upon its deep and close relationship with the city in which it resides, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is partnering with the City of Newark and the Newark Public Schools on two new and important initiatives. NJIT …

Member News — LeClairRyan Names New Products Liability Team Leader

February 26th, 2019 — LeClairRyan today announced that partners Morgan W. Campbell and H. Paul Efstratis will serve as co-leaders of the firm’s national Products Liability and Transportation practice team. Based in Alexandria, Va. and San Francisco, respectively, Campbell and Efstratis bring deep experience …

Member News — Columbia Bank to Open 50th Branch in NJ

February 26th, 2019 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce the grand opening of their 50th full-service branch location in New Jersey, located at 905 Broad Street in Newark.  The new full-service branch is managed by Ivetliz …

Member News — Timothy Carone Promoted to Assistant Vice President at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

February 26th, 2019 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, recently announced the promotion of Timothy Carone from Assistant Secretary to Assistant Vice President/Portfolio Manager of their Credit Risk Department. Mr. Carone has over 23 years of financial …

Member News — Sills Cummis & Gross Welcomes Matthew B. Abrams

February 25th, 2019 — Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew B. Abrams as Of Counsel to the Firm’s Tax, Trusts and Estates Practice Group in the Newark office. Mr. Abrams focuses his practice on trusts and estates matters, …

Member News — STV Brings Aboard New National Bridge Practice Leader

February 25th, 2019 — John Brestin, P.E., S.E., a veteran engineer and practice leader who has spearheaded the design of significant bridge initiatives throughout the United States, has joined STV as vice president and head of the firm’s bridge practice. He will be based …

Member News — Mazars USA Announces 2019 Giving Theme – Children’s Health and Wellness

February 25th, 2019 — Mazars USA LLP, a leading accounting, tax, and consulting firm, today announced their 2019 Giving Theme: Children’s Health and Wellness. Launched in 2018, Mazars USA annually donates $100,000 to organizations dedicated to each year’s cause. Mazars USA Chairman & CEO …

Member News — Little Hats Big Hearts Program Promotes Heart Health and Melts Hearts

February 25th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to participate in the Little Hats Big Hearts program, a collaborate initiative involving the American Heart Association and the Children’s Heart Foundation, during American Heart Month. Babies born at Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals in February …

Member News — Columbia Bank Volunteers Complete Another Community Project

February 22nd, 2019 — This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently painted hallways and rooms at the Phoenix Center, a Nutley-based school that provides educational and therapeutic services to children with disabilities from eight New Jersey Counties.  All labor and materials was donated …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Presents 17th Annual Cardiac Rehabilitation Persons of the Year

February 22nd, 2019 — The Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Center, a division of the Heart and Vascular Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, recently held the 17th annual “Cardiac Rehab Persons of the Year” awards.  The awards recognize the efforts of …

Member News — The Diabetes Foundation Accepts $25,000 Grant From Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

February 22nd, 2019 — The Diabetes Foundation(DF), New Jersey’s premier not-for-profit organization that empowers individuals living with diabetes, recently received a $25,000 grant from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ (Horizon BCBSNJ). The generous donation, made through The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, …

Member News — Englewood Hospital Named One of America’s 50 Best for Vascular Surgery

February 21st, 2019 — Englewood Hospital is the only New Jersey hospital to be named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for vascular surgery by Healthgrades® and receive the Healthgrades 2019 Vascular Surgery Excellence AwardTM. The achievements are part of findings released in the …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Leader Continues to Pursue Passion for Sustainable Future, Advises Local University

February 21st, 2019 — Dr. Laurie LaPat-Polasko, Vice President and National Director of Remediation, Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix), was recently appointed to serve a second year on the External Advisory Board  for the development of the Environmental Engineering (EVE) Program at Arizona State …

Member News — Seasoned Litigator and Labor & Employment Attorney Joins Scarinci Hollenbeck

February 21st, 2019 — Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce the addition of Alyssa K. Weinstein to the firm’s Labor & Employment and Government & Education Law practice groups. Ms. Weinstein brings with her nearly two decades of experience representing public and private clients in a wide range of matters. …

Member News — Joshua B. Powers, PhD, Appointed Provost and Senior Vice President of William Paterson University

February 20th, 2019 — Joshua B. Powers, PhD, a prolific scholar in the area of higher education leadership with a strong record of developing and implementing programs that foster student success and enhancing campus diversity, has been appointed as provost and senior vice president …

Member News — NAI Hanson Senior Brokers Named President, Vice President of SIOR NJ

February 20th, 2019 —  NAI James E. Hanson announced that Scott Perkins, SIOR, CCIM and Thomas A. Vetter, SIOR, were recently named President and Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtor’s® (SIOR NJ). Established in 1971, the …

Member News — NJIT Joins the Ranks of the Nation’s Elite Research Universities With its New R1 Classification

February 20th, 2019 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) joins the ranks of the nation’s elite and most productive institutions with its elevation this week to the top tier of research universities – a designation of R1 by the Carnegie Classification® indicating “very high research …

Member News — Lowenstein Sandler Selects Lesley P. Adamo for 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program

February 19th, 2019 — Lowenstein Sandler has selected partner Lesley P. Adamo to represent the firm in the 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Program. Adamo will participate in this landmark program created to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Adamo …

Member News — Dewberry Announces Promotions in Bloomfield Office

February 19th, 2019 — Dewberry has announced the promotion of more than 65 employees nationwide, including 7 staff members within the firm’s Bloomfield, New Jersey office. The promotions coincide with Dewberry’s ongoing expansion of engineering and consulting services in the Northeast region, where the …

Member News — TD Bank Names Kerrin Yannotta as Business Development Officer in SBA Lending

February 19th, 2019 — TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has named Kerrin M. Yannotta as Vice President, Business Development Officer in SBA Commercial Lending. She is responsible for expanding TD Bank’s SBA loan production, including 7(a) and 504 loans to businesses seeking to …

Member News — PCTI Students ‘Thank’ Columbia Bank

February 19th, 2019 — A small contingent of students and their faculty advisor from Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) in Wayne recently took time out of their busy school schedules to stop by Columbia Bank’s corporate headquarters in Fair Lawn to officially “thank the …

Member News — Overlook Medical Center is First in NJ to Use New, Non-Surgical Dialysis Procedure

February 19th, 2019 — Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently became the first hospital in New Jersey to use the WavelinQ, a device that offers a new, non-surgical way to prepare patients for dialysis. The WavelinQ uses radio frequency (RF), to …

Member News — Morristown Medical Center Offers New, Non-Invasive Imaging Option for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

February 19th, 2019 — Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, named one of the top 20 cardiology programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report, today announced it is offering improved care for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD—when the arteries that …

Member News — Bergen New Bridge Medical Center First to Use NJII’s New Jersey Health Information Network Master Patient Index

February 19th, 2019 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation, with the New Jersey Department of Health has launched technology called the Master Person Index, to securely connect and share patient information under the New Jersey Health Information Network (NJHIN). NJHIN …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Announces New Collaboration with Google Cloud

February 14th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, today announced a new collaboration with Google Cloud, which will advance the network’s health care technology practices, delivering more accessible, secure and consumer-friendly technology solutions through a multi-cloud strategy. …

Member News — Bergen Community College Student Leader Notches National Honor

February 14th, 2019 — Bergen Community College student Gabriella Setti has received the Undergraduate Student of the Year Award from the Association for Student Conduct Administration for her campus contributions and student judiciary leadership as chief justice of the Bergen Student Government Association (SGA). …

Member News — Investors Bank Presents “Win Like A Devil” Ticket Sweepstakes

February 14th, 2019 — Calling all New Jersey Devils fans – here is an opportunity to enter the Win Like A Devil ticket sweepstakes at Investors Bank branches on Saturday, February 16. Winners will receive tickets to attend and cheer for the Devils during …

Member News — Atlantic Health System Earns Spot for 11th Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

February 14th, 2019 — Proving that being extraordinary matters, Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, was once again named to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number 87 in its 11th consecutive year on the prestigious …

Member News — Valley Named One of America’s 250 Best Hospitals

February 14th, 2019 — The Valley Hospital has achieved the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™, placing Valley in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for superior clinical performance by Healthgrades. Valley is one of only four hospitals …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment of Margot Watson as Branch Operations Manager

February 13th, 2019 — Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Margot Watson has been appointed Branch Operations Manager. In her new role, Mrs. Watson is responsible for branch policy and procedures, as well as maintaining compliance throughout the bank’s branch network. Mrs. Watson …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health to Add GPS in Hospitals to Help Patients and Families Better Navigate, Save Time

February 13th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most integrated health network, is pleased to announce it is partnering with Connexient, the health care leader in digital wayfinding and indoor GPS, to help patients and families better navigate the network’s 17 …

Member News — American Water Named One of the 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies

February 13th, 2019 — American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today it was named as one of the 100 Most Sustainable Companies by Barron’s Magazine. “We are extremely proud to have once again been …

Member News — Sax LLP’s Founder’s Award Gifted $15,000 to the Nonprofit, Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children, for Efforts Towards Inspiration

February 13th, 2019 — Sax LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory firm recently held its second annual Founder’s Award ceremony which celebrated the good work of local nonprofits and awarded one organization with a $15,000 unrestricted gift for best efforts towards inspiring others. …

Member News — Englewood Health Announces New Trustee Appointments

February 13th, 2019 — Several local community leaders have been named to the Boards of Trustees of the Englewood Healthcare System, Englewood Hospital, and its fundraising organization, the Englewood Health Foundation. Joining the healthcare system’s board are Gregg Lobel, MD and Steven Rudnitsky; joining …

Member News — More than $21 Million in Grants Accessed by M&T Bank through the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York for Affordable Housing Projects in Communities Across New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

February 13th, 2019 — M&T Bank announced today more than $21 million in grants to support the construction or rehabilitation of 1,621 affordable housing units within 20 neighborhoods  in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The grants for projects sponsored by M&T are provided through the Federal Home Loan Bank …

Member News — Horizon Intensifying Efforts to Bring Dental Services to Underserved Children

February 13th, 2019 — With one in four children from low-income families suffering from untreated tooth decay — twice the rate of children from higher-income households — Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) is intensifying its efforts to bring brighter smiles to …

Member News — NAI Hanson Negotiates Sale of Mixed-Use Building in Montclair

February 13th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson has negotiated the sale of a 3,469-square-foot mixed-use office/retail building at 555 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Michael Walters and Fernando Garip represented the seller in the transaction. Situated in the heart of …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health to Improve Experiences for Employees, Patients with Solutions on Microsoft Azure

February 12th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft to advance the network’s health care information technology transformation and deliver solutions that improve experiences for their patients and team members. Using Microsoft Azure, the Microsoft’s …

Member News — Investors Bank Reports Total CRE Loan Volume Of $2.48 Billion During 2018

February 12th, 2019 — Investors Bank recently reported that its commercial real estate (CRE) lending volume exceeded $2.48 billion for the year ending on December 31, 2018. The loans were used to refinance existing commercial mortgages, acquire properties and construct new buildings. The financing …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Welcomes David M. Walker M.D. as Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

February 12th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to welcome David M. Walker M.D. as the division chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. “The addition of Dr. Walker …

Member News — Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility CEO and President Cid Wilson to Visit Montclair State

February 12th, 2019 — As the CEO and President of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), Cid Wilson has dedicated himself since 2014 to advancing Hispanic inclusion in corporate America. Wilson directs programs and initiatives that encourage Fortune 500 companies to increase Hispanic …

Member News — Orin Puniello Joins MWWPR As Vice President, Data And Analytics

February 12th, 2019 — MWWPR, one of the world’s top independent public relations firms, announced today that Orin Puniello has joined the agency. Based in New York, Puniello will play a key part in the growth of MWWPR’s Data and Analytics practice as Vice President, working closely …

Member News — McCarter Sponsors Seton Hall Law School’s CLE and Networking Reception “Diversity in Compliance: Best Practices for Promoting Inclusion”

February 12th, 2019 — McCarter sponsored and our attorneys attended the Seton Hall Law School’s CLE and networking reception titled “Diversity in Compliance: Best Practices for Promoting Inclusion”. Panelists discussed best practices and shared practical strategies they developed in successfully creating inclusive and diverse …

Member News — SAX LLP NAMES NEW PRACTICE LEADERS TO THE FIRM’S EVOLVING MANAGEMENT GROUP

February 12th, 2019 — Accounting, tax and business advisory leader, Sax LLP, is proud to announce the appointments of two new leaders for the firm’s Manufacturing & Distribution and Valuation, Forensic and Litigation Practices. Joshua Chananie, CPA has been named Sax’s new Practice Leader for the …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering to Present At 15th Annual EPAZ Conference

February 12th, 2019 — Three industry experts from Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) have been asked to present at the Fifteenth Annual Environmental Professionals of Arizona (EPAZ) conference on March 6th-7th, 2019, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tempe, AZ. Dr. Laurie LaPat-Polasko, Vice President …

Member News — NEW JERSEY MANUFACTURING EXTENSION PROGRAM, INC. (NJMEP) AWARDED $600,000 TO START THE PRO-ACTION EDUCATION NETWORK APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

February 12th, 2019 — The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) is awarded $600,000 from the State through the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJLWD) Growing Apprenticeships in New Sectors (GAINS) grant to start and support the Pro-Action Education NetworkTM Apprenticeship Program.  …

Member News — GENOVA BURNS LLC CELEBRATES ITS 30th YEAR WITH UNIQUE “PRE” PRE-LAW PROGRAM FOR NEWARK HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

February 12th, 2019 — As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, Genova Burns LLC is offering a unique “pre” pre-law glimpse at the industry for 30 Newark-based high school seniors considering a career in law. In addition, the Firm is counting down the 30 …

Member News — Holy Name Medical Center is Offering Free Career-Building Assistance to People Who Lost Their Jobs in the Marcal Paper Fire

February 12th, 2019 — The Medical Center has professionals who will provide career-counseling sessions to help write and review resumes, including tips on how to stand out in today’s job market. They will also work with individuals to improve interviewing skills, such as how …

Member News — Gemma Giantomasi from CSG Law Named Among NJBIZ’s 2019 Best 50 Women in Business

February 11th, 2019 — CSG is proud to announce that Gemma M. Giantomasi has been named among New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ – a recognition of women who are shaping their organizations, industries and the economic landscape of the Garden State. Notably, she was …

Member News — NJIT Hosts Game Development Marathon for Global Game Jam

February 11th, 2019 — Nearly 100 budding game designers pulled all-nighters at NJIT for the Eleventh Annual Global Game Jam (GGJ) in what has become a much anticipated event for both design and information technology students. Organized in 2008, GGJ, an international nonprofit corporation based in …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health’s Joseph Miller Named Council Chair of American Hospital Association Constituency Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services

February 11th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most integrated health network, is proud to announce that Joseph A. Miller, Ph.D., FACHE, vice president for Behavioral Health Care Transformation Services, is the 2019 chair of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Constituency …

Member News — New Business Development Director Joins Next Level Performance

February 11th, 2019 — Next Level Performance has named Angelique Bernier as the company’s new Business Development Director. Angelique will be responsible for contributing to the company’s sales growth, maintaining working relationships with existing clients, and connecting companies with the right solutions for their …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin’s Ed Miller to Moderate Meritas Marketing Group Open Mic

February 11th, 2019 — Edward C. Miller, Jr., Chief Marketing Officer of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and co-chair of the Meritas North American Marketing Group, will moderate the first Meritas North America Marketing Group Open Mic. The conference call will be held on …

Member News — Senior Political Strategist Jennifer Holdsworth Joins MWWPR

February 11th, 2019 — MWWPR, one of the world’s top independent public relations firms, announced today that Jennifer Holdsworth has joined the firm as Senior Vice President of Issues Management and Corporate Affairs in the Washington, DC. office. Holdsworth will also serve as the …

Member News — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises Brings Leading Rental Services Company to Hasbrouck Heights

February 11th, 2019 — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises has inked a lease deal with Party Rental Ltd. for 9,549 square feet at Heights Plaza located at 777 Terrace Avenue in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. For over 45 years, Party Rental Ltd. has been one of the …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces The Appointment of Matthew Clements As Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Sales and Product

February 11th, 2019 — Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Matthew Clements has been appointed Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Sales and Product. In his new role, Mr. Clements will be responsible for developing sales practices for the bank’s retail branch network, …

Member News — New AVP of Asian Health Services at Holy Name Medical Center Seizes Opportunities to Grow Programs, Innovate Systems, and Enhance Patient Care

February 11th, 2019 — Holy Name Medical Center has appointed Dae W. Lee of Oradell, N.J., to the newly created position of assistant vice president of Asian Health Services. Mr. Lee is a healthcare executive, consultant, and strategic advisor with more than 20 years …

Member News — New Jersey American Water Invested More Than $330 Million Statewide in 2018

February 11th, 2019 — –New Jersey American Water recently announced its end-of-year investment total and system improvements for 2018. More than $330 million total was invested on system upgrades and various improvement projects statewide throughout the year. “At New Jersey American Water, our goal is …

Member News — Matthew Wolfe Joins LAN Associates as Director of Architecture

February 7th, 2019 — With the new year comes new beginnings. LAN welcomes Matthew Wolfe, AIA, LEED AP BD+C as the New Jersey Director of Architecture. With over 13 years of industry experience, Matt brings an eclectic portfolio of architectural accomplishments and a diverse …

Member News — Next Train Arrival Times Now Available on Smartphones Through the RidePATH App

February 7th, 2019 — PATH riders can now access on their smartphones real-time updates on the next arriving trains. Real-time train arrival information on smartphones means riders have access to this information not only in stations, but also well before they enter the station …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health’s Eugenia Timm, FACHE, CMPE, Earns American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2018 Innovation Award

February 7th, 2019 — Eugenia Timm, FACHE, CMPE, director of Operations, Physicians Services Division, received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2018 Innovation Award for her significant commitment to advancing health care management and excellence throughout Hackensack Meridian Health and Hackensack Meridian Health …

Member News — Montclair State University Earns R2 Designation from Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

February 7th, 2019 — Montclair State University has achieved yet another milestone in its ascension to the ranks of the nation’s top public universities. The institution has earned the designation of R2 – Doctoral University – High Research Activity – in the latest reclassification …

Member News — Lightbridge Foundation Awards $68,000 in 20th Anniversary Year

February 6th, 2019 — The best part of achieving your goals is the ability to set another, higher goal. Early education and child care franchise Lightbridge Academy can attest to this on multiple fronts thanks to a wildly successful year celebrating two decades in …

Member News — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises Helps Growing Firm Find New Headquarters in Hasbrouck Heights

February 6th, 2019 — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises has inked a lease deal with Diana Food for 8,455 square feet of office space at Heights Plaza located at 777 Terrace Avenue in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. With a presence in 14 countries across the globe, Diana …

Member News — PSE&G Honored for Energy Efficiency Work at New Jersey Hospitals

February 5th, 2019 — The Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP) recently recognized the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) Hospital Efficiency Program with its Energy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Non-residential Program Design & Implementation.  The award recognizes exemplary creative thinking, new …

Member News — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC Expansion

February 5th, 2019 — The members of Levine Jacobs & Company, L.L.C. are pleased to announce that effective January 2, 2019,  the CPA firm of Limsky Kypriotis became associated with our firm.  The new firm will continue to practice under the name of Levine, …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Executive Appointed To Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee

February 5th, 2019 — David G. Eareckson, PE, Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix), was appointed to the Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee by the Monmouth County Planning Board. In accordance with regulations set  by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, a Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Awards Grant to Sussex County Community College

February 5th, 2019 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce it has awarded a $15,000 Community Impact Grant to Sussex County Community College (SCCC) to support the advancement of technical career programs. The purpose of the Bank’s Community Impact Grant Program is to make …

Member News — LeClairRyan Announces New Firm Leadership

February 4th, 2019 — LeClairRyan today announced that Elizabeth K. Acee has assumed the role of President, sharing senior-executive duties with current Chief Executive Officer C. Erik Gustafson. Based in LeClairRyan’s New Haven, Conn. office, Acee had served as the firm’s Litigation Department leader since 2016. …

Member News — Minimum Wage at Englewood Health Increases to $15/hour

February 4th, 2019 — Englewood Health, the health system comprising Englewood Hospital and the Englewood Health Physician Network, has increased its minimum wage to $15/hour. The increase will be effective for eligible employees by the end of 2019. “We are delighted to offer this …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Industry Expert Returns to Rutgers University to Teach Groundwater Course

February 1st, 2019 — Richard Britton, P.G., LSRP, will share his expertise on the practical aspects of groundwater at a one-day course to be held at Rutgers University, Cook Student Center, 59 Biel Rd, New Brunswick, NJ, on Wednesday, March 27, from 9:00am – …

Member News — Valley’s Center for Sleep Medicine Earns Reaccreditation

February 1st, 2019 — The Valley Hospital’s Center for Sleep Medicine has recently earned reaccreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). In addition to serving adults with sleep disorders, the Center also encompasses the Pediatric Sleep Disorders and Apnea Center, which provides …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Launches New Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs)

February 1st, 2019 — Imagine pulling up to an ATM and having the bonus feature of being able to talk one-on-one with a live banker through high-definition video chat and conducting enhanced transactions … ASB is revolutionizing technology with a first in our local …

Member News — Clean Vapor LLC Adds New Employees

February 1st, 2019 — Clean Vapor LLC would like to announce the addition of two new employees in 2019, including John Ballinger, Chief Risk Officer, and Lorine Barone, Marketing & Communications Manager. John Ballinger joins Clean Vapor LLC as a seasoned interim CEO with …

Member News — Montclair State University Partners with Math for America to Launch New Jersey STEM Innovation Fellowship

January 31st, 2019 — Montclair State University is expanding its leadership role in creating innovative STEM education programs for New Jersey’s school districts. In conjunction with partners Princeton University, Rowan University and nationally recognized STEM education nonprofit Math for America (MƒA), the University announced …

Member News — Zahid N. Quraishi Assumes Leadership of White Collar Criminal Practice at Riker Danzig

January 31st, 2019 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that partner Zahid N. Quraishi has been named Chair of its highly-regarded White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations practice.  Quraishi is succeeding Samuel P. Moulthrop as …

Member News — Princeton Review Ranks NJIT Among Top “Schools With Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment”

January 31st, 2019 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review®. The education services company profiles NJIT in …

Member News — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Announces Two New Partners

January 30th, 2019 — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden is pleased to announce that Naomi Becker Collier and David N. Cinotti have been elected partners of the firm, effective January 23, 2019. “I am delighted to recognize the contributions of both Naomi and David, who …

Member News — CCM Breaks Ground for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center

January 30th, 2019 — The County College of Morris (CCM) Board of Trustees, along with the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, regional and state officials, industry leaders and others, marked the groundbreaking today for a state-of-the art Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center. About …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Fair Lawn High School PTA

January 30th, 2019 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $20,000 grant to the Fair Lawn High School Parent Teacher Association, as part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Designated as Preferred SBA Lender

January 30th, 2019 — ASB was recently named as a Preferred Lender with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The Preferred Lenders Program (PLP) is a part of the SBA’s effort to streamline the procedures necessary to provide financial assistance to the small business community. …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Achieves National Recognition for its Neurosurgery and Spine Programs

January 28th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Becker’s Healthcare among “100 hospitals and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs.” “I want to congratulate our team for their commitment …

Member News — CSG’s Clem G. Turner Named Top 15 Corporate EB-5 Attorney by EB-5 Investors Magazine

January 28th, 2019 — CSG is pleased to announce that Clem G. Turner has been named to EB-5 Investors Magazine’s list of “Top 15 Corporate EB-5 Attorneys*,” which recognizes the most influential corporate and securities law practitioners in the field of EB-5 finance in 2018. This is the …

Member News — NJII Appoints Dr. Hana Ioannidis Associate Director, Project & Alliance Management

January 28th, 2019 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, announces the appointment of Dr. Hana Ioannidis to the position of Associate Director, Project and Alliance Management. Ioannidis will support NJII’s expanding Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Innovation iLab in the launch of …

Member News — Overlook Medical Center Expands Behavioral Health Access in New, Larger Space

January 28th, 2019 — In an effort to expand access to behavioral health services in the area, Atlantic Behavioral Health at Overlook Medical Center has relocated its outpatient offices to a new, larger space at 2 Walnut Street in Summit. Overlook’s outpatient behavioral health …

Member News — NJIT Unveils New Jersey’s First Cyberpsychology Program

January 28th, 2019 — This year, NJIT’s College of Science and Liberal Arts has announced it will offer students a unique baccalaureate degree option in the emerging field of cyberpsychology. The new program — exploring the dynamics between modern technology and human psychology — …

Member News — Atlantic Health System Reaches Out to Support Furloughed Federal Employees

January 25th, 2019 — “At a time when many families face uncertainty due to the government shutdown, Atlantic Health System is committing additional resources to support the health and financial well-being of our communities.  We are joining with health care colleagues across New Jersey …

Member News — William Paterson University and City of Paterson Announce Launch of Propel Paterson Revitalization Initiative

January 25th, 2019 — William Paterson University and the City of Paterson have announced the launch of Propel Paterson, a new partnership designed to support Paterson’s revitalization through learning, research, and action. The University and the city will work collaboratively to transform faculty research …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Announces Formation of Maternal Health Task Force

January 25th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, today announced the formation of a Maternal Health Task Force, a blue-ribbon panel of internal and external experts, dedicated to improving maternal health outcomes. “At Hackensack Meridian Health, we always put our patients first, …

Member News — NAI Hanson Negotiates Ground Lease to Relocate Wells Fargo Bank in New Milford

January 25th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson has negotiated a lease for a pad site at the future home of ShopRite on River Road and Main Street in New Milford, N.J. NAI Hanson’s Joan Cenicola represented the tenant, Wells Fargo, in the transaction. The …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Among the First Hospitals in New Jersey to Offer Cutting-Edge Treatment to Regrow Knee Cartilage Cells

January 25th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center today announced that the medical center is among the first hospitals in New Jersey to offer a cutting-edge treatment to regrow and implant a patient’s own cartilage cells to regenerate knee cartilage. Surgeons …

Member News — Berkeley College Introduces New Digital Marketing Course at New York City Campus

January 23rd, 2019 — With the start of a new year, Berkeley College is proud to announce the addition of Digital Marketing: Strategy & Tactics (MKT 3322), to its Marketing Communications program. As a first-time offering, the course was launched this winter at the Berkeley College New …

Member News — CohnReznick Announces Senior Leadership Appointments

January 23rd, 2019 — CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, has made the following key leadership appointments: Gary Levy, CPA, has been named Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, reporting to Frank Longobardi, CEO. Levy is …

Member News — Next Level Performance Updates Event Ticket Category on Rewards Mall with New State-of-the-Art Features

January 23rd, 2019 — Next Level Performance has updated its Event Ticket Category on its Rewards Mall with advanced features improving the customer experience. The new features provide a best-in-class experience comparable to top commercial ticket eCommerce sites. Updates to the Next Level Performance …

Member News — Sax LLP Announces Community Partner and Keynote Speaker for Second Annual Founder’s Award Event

January 23rd, 2019 — Sax LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory firm will hold its second annual Founder’s Award ceremony on Thursday, January 24.  The event will celebrate the good work of local nonprofits and award one organization with a $15,000 unrestricted gift …

Member News — Partnerships Announced for Stockton University Cannabis Studies Program

January 23rd, 2019 — Stockton University today announced new academic and non-academic partnerships that will enhance opportunities for students in its new Cannabis Studies program. A partnership with Thomas Jefferson University will provide opportunities for students and faculty to collaborate with Jefferson’s Lambert Center …

Member News — Bergen County High Schools Rewarded for Seatbelt Usage in 16th Annual High School Traffic Safety Challenge

January 22nd, 2019 — The Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section of the Department of Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently hosted the 16th Annual “High School Traffic Safety Challenge” seatbelt program awards ceremony.  Student representatives and teachers from …

Member News — Michelle Movahed, Pro Bono Director at McCarter & English, Promoted to Partner

January 22nd, 2019 — Michelle Movahed, director of McCarter & English’s award-winning pro bono program, has been elevated to partner. In announcing the promotion, Managing Partner Joseph Boccassini noted Michelle’s oversight of the program and zealous advocacy on behalf of the firm’s pro bono …

Member News — Lyft Partners with PATH to Offer Discounts on Shared Rides

January 22nd, 2019 — In partnership with the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH), Lyft today announced plans to offer rail riders a 50-percent discount on car rides in the overnight hours from midnight Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday and from midnight Saturday until 5a.m. Sunday …

Member News — CSG Welcomes Fortune 50 Pharma Vet, Former Federal Prosecutor Erik Sandstedt to Litigation Group

January 22nd, 2019 —   Erik Sandstedt has joined Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) as a member in its Litigation Group. Sandstedt, who will primarily practice in New Jersey and New York, will be based in the firm’s West Orange, NJ office. Sandstedt joins …

Member News — Atlantic Medical Group Primary Care, Women’s Health, Open in Downtown Westfield

January 21st, 2019 — Westfield’s downtown, one of the most well-known and vibrant commercial districts in New Jersey, can now add expert medical care for women and families to the list of unique services available among its storefronts. On Tuesday, January 15, Atlantic Medical …

Member News — Scarinci Hollenbeck New Jersey Litigation Law Group Continues Its Expansion With the Addition of Rachel E. Simon

January 21st, 2019 — Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce the addition of Rachel E. Simon to the firm’s New Jersey Litigation practice group. Specializing in complex litigation, Ms. Simon has practiced as a criminal defense attorney, civil plaintiff’s attorney and municipal prosecutor and has represented clients …

Member News — Morristown Medical Center Decreased Readmissions by Over 10 Percent

January 21st, 2019 — Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has been recognized by the New Jersey Hospital Association with the prestigious 2019 Excellence in Quality Improvement Award for its work to decrease readmission rates for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). “Morristown …

Member News — Ray Dominguez Joins Dewberry’s Transportation Department

January 21st, 2019 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that Ray Dominguez, PE, has been hired in its Bloomfield, New Jersey, office as the manager of the traffic engineering department. Dominguez brings more than 16 years of experience in planning and …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Ridgewood Public Education Foundation

January 21st, 2019 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently provided $20,000 in special funding to the Ridgewood Public Education Foundation. The donation is part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The …

Member News — Mindray North America Makes Donation To Valley’s NICU

January 21st, 2019 — In December of 2018, Mindray North America, a medical device manufacturer based in Mahwah, New Jersey made a $2,000 donation to The Valley Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). “We are very grateful for the donation we received from Mindray,” …

Member News — Riker Danzig Litigation Partner Bethany Abele Installed as Secretary of Morris County Bar Association

January 18th, 2019 — Bethany Abele, a partner in Riker Danzig’s Litigation Group, was installed as Secretary of the Morris County Bar Association at the Annual Installation & Awards Dinner held on January 17, 2019.  Bethany was previously a Trustee of the Morris County …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays and Deductibles for Emergency Care for Furloughed Federal Employees and Families

January 18th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, announced today that it will waive co-pays and deductibles for emergency visits at all network hospitals and urgent care centers for furloughed federal employees and their insured family members. “We have seen the financial …

Member News — Assistance Available for Furloughed Federal Employees and Others From PSEG

January 18th, 2019 — Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, has procedures in place to help furloughed federal employees and other customers who are facing financial difficulty during winter months. Customers having trouble paying their bills are urged to …

Member News — Transformational CPG Operations Leader Joins AeroFarms to Expand their Indoor Vertical Farms Around the World

January 18th, 2019 — AeroFarms, the pioneer and leader for indoor vertical farming since 2004 with global headquarters in Newark NJ, announced that Roger Post is their new Chief Operating Officer who will oversee all of their Operations, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Engineering, Farm …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Hires Paul Boudreau

January 18th, 2019 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to announce the appointment of Paul Boudreau as Private Banker, Office of the President. Paul delivers exceptional client service exclusively through the Bank’s private banking program and …

Member News — Grassi & Co. Expands Their Forensic, Litigation Support and Valuation Services Practice

January 17th, 2019 — Leading accounting, tax and advisory firm, Grassi & Co., is proud to announce the addition of Howard Fielstein as a Partner in their Forensic, Litigation Support and Valuation Services Practice, led by Sareena Malik Sawhney. His expertise includes investigative/forensic accounting, …

Member News — PKF O’Connor Davies Announces Promotion of 7 New Partners and 2 New Principals

January 17th, 2019 — PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, the nation’s 29th largest accounting and advisory firm, announced today it has promoted seven employees to the role of Partner and two to the role of Principal. Benjamin Beskovic, Scott Brown, Scott Edison, Julia Eisenhaur, Jason Fastiggi, Samantha …

Member News — Berkeley College Celebrates Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through Community Service and Special Events

January 17th, 2019 — Berkeley College students, faculty and staff are commemorating the impact of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. through community service and special events this month. January 17, 2019 Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Berkeley College Student Center, 430 Rahway …

Member News — New Jersey American Water Signs Agreement to Purchase Mount Ephraim Sewer System

January 17th, 2019 — New Jersey American Water announced today it has signed an agreement to acquire the wastewater assets of the Borough of Mount Ephraim, N.J. for approximately $1.4 million. This municipal-owned sewer system serves approximately 1,800 customers, most of whom already receive …

Member News — Montclair State University to Offer Free Program for Federal Employees During the Shutdown

January 17th, 2019 — Friday, January 18, 2019 8:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Montclair State University, Feliciano School of Business In response to the United States government shutdown, now in its fourth week, Montclair State University will offer a day of FREE professional programming to all federal …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Fair Lawn Community Center With Largest Grant To Date

January 16th, 2019 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $101,500 grant to the Fair Lawn Community Center that will fund the renovation of the town’s Senior Center Kitchen. The donation is the Foundation’s largest grant to date and a part of its …

Member News — NAI Hanson Negotiates Sale of Industrial Property to Cabinet Manufacturer in Piscataway

January 16th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has negotiated the sale of a 41,700-square-foot industrial building at 727 South Avenue in Piscataway, N.J. to Cavalli Cabinets, LLC. NAI James E. …

Member News — Columbia Bank to Help Federal Employees Affected by Government Shutdown

January 15th, 2019 — Columbia Bank today announced special efforts to help customers whose income is affected by the recent government shutdown. “Because Columbia cares, we will be offering assistance to customer’s whose income is affected by the ongoing government shutdown,” said Thomas J. …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Welcomes Former New York Deputy Secretary For The Environment

January 15th, 2019 — Matrix New World Engineering announced that The Honorable Venetia Lannon (former Deputy Secretary for the Environment under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo) has joined the firm as Vice President.  Ms. Lannon brings to Matrix a wide range of waterfront, environmental, and …

Member News — Berkeley College Jumps to 102 in U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Best Colleges in the Nation for Online Bachelor Degree Programs

January 15th, 2019 — U.S. News & World Report has ranked Berkeley College No. 102 among Best Colleges in the nation for Online Bachelor Degree Programs, an increase in position of 18.4 percent above the previous year. Nationwide, Berkeley is No. 102 out of 367 …

Member News — PSEG Controller Stuart Black to Retire; Will Be Succeeded by Rose Chernick

January 15th, 2019 — Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) today announced that Stuart J. Black, vice president and controller, is retiring. The company named Rose Chernick, vice president-finance, corporate strategy and planning, as Black’s successor, effective March 11. Black will help transition the role’s …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin Welcomes Elder Law Group

January 15th, 2019 — The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Shana Siegel, as a Member of the firm’s Elder Law Group. Siegel, along with her team, Lori Kayne, Geriatric Social Worker, and Laura Ocskay, Medicaid Specialist, join Norris McLaughlin from WanderPolo & Siegel. …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Announces Mastercard® Debit Card Sweepstakes Winners

January 15th, 2019 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce the winners of its Black Friday Mastercard® Debit Card Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes ran from Nov. 19 to Dec. 31, 2018 and customers received one entry into the sweepstakes every time they used their debit card …

Member News — Scarinci Hollenbeck Attorney Authors Two Tax and Accounting Books for 2019

January 14th, 2019 — Scarinci Hollenbeck attorney and Fairleigh Dickinson professor, Frank L. Brunetti, is pleased to announce the publication of two new books, Federal Tax Accounting (2019) and Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impact – Guide to Exceeding the Standard Deduction. Both books have been published by Commerce …

Member News — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Expands in Monmouth County to Bell Works in Holmdel

January 14th, 2019 — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, a prominent law firm headquartered in Hackensack, announces that the firm has agreed to a ten-year lease of approximately 6,500 square feet in Bell Works in Holmdel, New Jersey. The 2 million square-foot innovative building of …

Member News — GZA Names Patrick Sheehan as Chief Executive Officer and John Murphy as Chief Operating Officer

January 14th, 2019 — GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA), a leading multi-disciplinary firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water, and construction management services, announced today that it has named Patrick F. Sheehan, P.E., as Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds William E. Hadge, P.E., who has served …

Member News — Pennoni Proudly Transitions to Full Ownership by Employee Stock Ownership Plan

January 14th, 2019 — After more than 50 years of providing professional design, consulting and surveying services, Pennoni is fully owned by its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) Trust. An ESOP is an employee retirement plan that provides ownership to employees. Although Pennoni has …

Member News — Tenaglia & Hunt Among Fastest Growing Law Firms in U.S.

January 11th, 2019 — Tenaglia & Hunt, P.A., which is based in Rochelle Park, NJ, has been named to the 2018 Law Firm 500, a list of the 250 fastest growing law firms in the United States. With a rate of 53% growth over …

Member News — Englewood Health Appoints Two New Executives to its Leadership Ranks

January 11th, 2019 — Englewood Health has appointed two new executives to its leadership ranks, expanding the team dedicated to patient-centered care, quality, and safety. Vicki Hoffman has joined Englewood Health as vice president of operations and Jamie Ketas has been appointed vice president …

Member News — Archer Partner Steven Mignogna Appointed to ACTEC Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute Advisory Committee

January 11th, 2019 — Archer Partner, Steven K. Mignogna, a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), has been appointed to the Senior Advisory Committee of ACTEC’s Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute. Created by ACTEC, the mission of the Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute is …

Member News — Broadcast Journalist Judy Woodruff to Receive Honorary Degree from Montclair State University

January 11th, 2019 — The Board of Trustees at Montclair State University has named legendary broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff as an honorary degree recipient for its January 2019 Graduate School Commencement ceremony. The anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour will address the graduating class and …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Expands Health, Safety, and Environment Practice

January 10th, 2019 — Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Lanthier as Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Regional Director.  With extensive expertise in the Gulf Coast petrochemical and natural gas transportation industries , Darren will assist clients …

Member News — Use of Remote Cameras by PSEG Sparks Safety Best Practice Innovation

January 10th, 2019 — PSEG Power operates one of the most balanced portfolios in the country – both in terms of fuel mix and market segment (baseload units, load-following units and peaking units). PSEG Power operates a fuel-diverse fleet consisting mainly of nuclear and natural gas …

Member News — Federal Scholarship Helps Bergen Community College Student Study Abroad

January 10th, 2019 — Bergen Community College student Erin Moran has earned a $2,500 U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Prague, Czech Republic during the spring 2019 academic term. Moran, of Kearny, a second-year student at Bergen, …

Member News — PSEG Sells Two Retired Coal Sites to Hilco Redevelopment Partners

January 10th, 2019 — PSEG Power, a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), announced today the sale of the sites of its retired Hudson Generating Station in Jersey City/Secaucus and Mercer Generating Station in Hamilton Township to Hilco Redevelopment Partners (HRP) (www.hilcoredev.com), an …

Member News — BDO USA, LLP Expands Crisis Management & Business Continuity Services Through Addition of Lootok

January 10th, 2019 — BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and advisory firms, today announced the asset acquisition of Lootok, a crisis management and business continuity consulting and technology firm headquartered in New York. The acquisition of Lootok bolsters BDO’s proactive …

Member News — Lakeland Bancorp Announces Closing of Acquisition of Highlands Bancorp

January 10th, 2019 — Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:  LBAI) (“Lakeland Bancorp”), the parent company of Lakeland Bank, announced that its acquisition by merger of Highlands Bancorp, Inc. (formerly OTC Pink:  HSBK) (“Highlands Bancorp”), the parent company of Highlands State Bank, closed today upon the …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health and Wyckoff Family YMCA Announce New Partnership Focused on Population Health

January 9th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Wyckoff Family YMCA.  In accordance with the newly formed partnership, Hackensack University Medical Center will have a major presence throughout the Wyckoff Y to provide health and wellness …

Member News — Nicholas J. Pellegrino to Join Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Practice Groups

January 9th, 2019 — Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce that Nicholas J. Pellegrino, an associate attorney at the firm, will be joining the firm’s Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law practice groups just in time for the Winter NAMM show. Mr. Pellegrino joined the firm in September …

Member News — Sax LLP Names Five New Partners to Expanding Management Team

January 9th, 2019 — Accounting, tax and business advisory leader, Sax LLP, is proud to announce their next generation of firm leaders with the promotion of four Senior Managers and one Director to the position of Partner. The following advisors will join an impressive …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Hawthorne High School PTO

January 9th, 2019 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $50,000 grant to the Hawthorne High School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The donation is part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service …

Member News — LeClairRyan Attorney Elected to the American Law Institute

January 9th, 2019 — LeClairRyan attorney Karol Corbin Walker is among 68 newly elected members of the American Law Institute, an independent organization producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. Walker, a LeClairRyan member who focuses her practice on business, employment, …

Member News — Cedar Grove Resident Appointed Kearny Bank VP / Business Relationship Officer

January 9th, 2019 — Cedar Grove resident Steve Rummel has been appointed a Kearny Bank Vice President / Business Relationship Officer, with a focus on Passaic and Essex counties. In this position, Rummel works to expand existing business relationships, while establishing new ones. Rummel …

Member News — WANTED: Five Thousand Horizon BCBSNJ Members for National Study to Improve Breast Cancer Screening

January 9th, 2019 — Breast cancer experts offer differing advice when it comes to when and how often a woman should get a mammogram and that conflicting advice has created confusion that could have an impact on treatment. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of …

Member News — NAI Hanson’s Schilp Negotiates Lease for Former Daycare Center in Mahwah

January 8th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has negotiated a lease for 9,831 square feet of office space at 25 Edison Road in Mahwah, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s John …

Member News — No Kid Hungry Campaign Is Latest Columbia Bank Foundation Donation Recipient

January 8th, 2019 — Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently issued a $10,000 donation to Share our Strength for their No Kid Hungry Campaign. The donation was a result of the bank’s Employee Sponsored Giving Program, where each month employees select organizations …

Member News — William Paterson University Forms Cannabis Institute

January 7th, 2019 — William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey has formed a Cannabis Institute designed to provide evidence-based scientific and economic information on topics related to cannabis, as well as opioid drugs and other substances. The Cannabis Institute is comprised of a …

Member News — CSG Announces Four Attorney Promotions

January 7th, 2019 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce four attorney promotions, effective January 1, 2019. The changes are as follows: Christopher R. Paldino, formerly counsel, has been promoted to member in the firm’s Litigation Group. He has more …

Member News — United Airlines’ First 787-10 Begins Regular Service, Flying Coast to Coast

January 7th, 2019 — Today, United Airlines’ first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner began regular service as UA2418, departing from Los Angeles International Airport traveling to Newark Liberty International Airport. United is the first carrier in the world to operate all three Dreamliner models, including the …

Member News — Holocaust Discussed During College Speaker Series at Bergen Community College

January 7th, 2019 — Bergen Community College will examine the Holocaust through three events during the spring 2019 semester. All events are free and open to the public. The first, “They Risked Their Lives: Poles Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust,” an exhibition of …

Member News — Berkeley College Welcomes New Provost Marsha Pollard, Ph.D.

January 7th, 2019 — Marsha Pollard, Ph.D., was named Provost of Berkeley College on December 17, 2018, following the retirement of Dr. Beth Castiglia. To her new position, Dr. Pollard brings nearly two decades of experience in higher education at top-ranked national universities. At …

Member News — KSL Secures Client Settlement for Workplace Harassment & Retaliation Lawsuit

January 7th, 2019 — Kaufman, Semeraro & Leibman, LLP is happy to announce that Partner Mark J. Semeraro and Associate Justin Santagata successfully represented two employees in a hostile work environment, discrimination, and retaliation lawsuit which settled under terms of confidentiality for over $1,500,000.00.  The employer agreed …

Member News — A New Year Time to Focus on Your Career Goals at the County College of Morris

January 4th, 2019 — A new year is a perfect time to focus on making your goals a reality, especially those focused on your professional success. At County College of Morris (CCM), students are offered a range of options to obtain the education and …

Member News — Two LeClairRyan Attorneys Promoted

January 4th, 2019 — LeClairRyan is pleased to announce the promotion of two associates to partners of the firm. These promotions, effective January 1, 2019, include environmental litigation attorneys from LeClairRyan’s Newark office. Gary Sapir represents clients in toxic tort, mass tort and products …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Vice President Featured On Regional Television Show

January 4th, 2019 — Andrew Raichle, PE, Vice President, Matrix New World Engineering was a guest on WMBC-TV Hometown Show where he discussed the need for quick response to catastrophic storms.  The difficulty lies in predicting the affect climate change will have on this country …

Member News — NAI Hanson’s Schilp and Ryan Negotiate Complex Land Sale in Pohatcong

January 4th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has arranged the sale of 170 acres of land along Carpentersville Road and High Street in Pohatcong, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s John J. Schilp and Tom Ryan represented the sellers and each of the …

Member News — Guillermo Artiles, Assoc. Counsel to Gov. Murphy, Rejoins McCarter to Build Government Affairs Practice

January 4th, 2019 — Guillermo Artiles, who left McCarter & English a year ago to serve as associate counsel to Governor Phil Murphy, has returned to the firm, where he will be instrumental in building its government affairs practice. He is a partner in …

Member News — Archer Elevates Three to Partner in State & Local Government, Business Litigation and Bankruptcy Practices

January 4th, 2019 — Archer & Greiner P.C. has promoted Kira S. Dabby, Michael Lauricella and Alan M. Root to partner, effective January 1, 2019. The new partners are members of the firm’s State & Local Government, Business Litigation and Bankruptcy practice groups, and …

Member News — NAI Hanson Negotiates Sale of Industrial/Flex Building in Blairstown

January 3rd, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has negotiated the sale of a 15,070-square-foot industrial/flex building at 126 Route 94 in Blairstown, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Joseph Vindigni represented …

Member News — PKF O’Connor Davies Appoints Christopher Petermann and Garrett Higgins to Firm’s Executive Committee

January 3rd, 2019 — PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, the nation’s 29th largest accounting and advisory firm, announced today it has added two new members to its Executive Committee. Nominees Christopher Petermann and Garrett Higgins were approved following recommendations by the firm’s recently established Governance …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health and Carrier Clinic Merge to Enhance Behavioral Health in Tri-State Area

January 3rd, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive and integrated health network, is proud to announce that Carrier Clinic, a leader in behavioral health with a 100-year history in the state, is joining the network which will result in …

Member News — SobelCo Names Two New Members of the Firm

January 3rd, 2019 — On January 1, 2019, the Livingston-based, certified public accounting and advisory firm, SobelCo, announced that Mariana Moghadam and John R. Mellage were named as Members of the Firm. Both had already made significant contributions to the firm’s leadership group in …

Member News — Scarinici Hollenbeck Attorney Promotions Announced

January 3rd, 2019 — Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce the promotions of Roshan D. Shah and Michael A. Jimenez to Partner, Angelo Auteri to Counsel and Liana M. Nobile to Senior Associate, effective January 1, 2019. All four attorneys are based in the …

Member News — Guardian Announces Launch of Subsidiary, Clear My Car Data

January 3rd, 2019 — Most individuals do not realize that their personal data is vulnerable or at any kind of risk when they sync their mobile device to a late model vehicle that has Bluetooth or USB capabilities. People must be aware that their …

Member News — ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. Completes Merger With Greater Hudson Bank

January 3rd, 2019 — ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNOB) (the “Company” or “ConnectOne”), parent company of ConnectOne Bank (the “Bank”), today reported the completion of its previously announced merger with Greater Hudson Bank (OTCQX: GHDS) (“Greater Hudson”). “Our acquisition of the commercially-focused Greater Hudson …

Member News — Brian Anscomb and Abbey Horwitz Named Members of Norris McLaughlin

January 3rd, 2019 — The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has named Brian C. Anscomb and Abbey M. Horwitz Members of the firm, effective January 1, 2019. “It is our great pleasure to have Brian and Abbey as Members of Norris McLaughlin. With membership, …

Member News — Day Pitney Promotes Six New Partners

January 3rd, 2019 — Day Pitney LLP announced today that six attorneys have been elected as partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2019. “These exceptional lawyers have demonstrated top-of-the-line ability and have formed strong and engaging relationships with our clients,” said Day Pitney …

Member News — William T. Corbett, Jr. and Laura A. Brady Join Coughlin Duffy LLP as Partners

January 3rd, 2019 — Coughlin Duffy LLP is pleased to announce that William T. Corbett, Jr. and Laura A. Brady have joined the Firm as partners. Mr. Corbett and Ms. Brady will be joining the Firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Services Group where they will …

Member News — New Jersey American Water Completes Acquisition of Roxbury Water Company

January 3rd, 2019 — New Jersey American Water announced today it has completed its acquisition of the Roxbury Water Company, a family-owned and operated water utility that provides service to nearly 4,000 customer accounts in Roxbury Township, Morris County, N.J. The acquisition was approved …

Member News — New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) Announces Launch of Educational Resource Directory

January 3rd, 2019 — The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) has officially launched the Educational Resource Directory in an effort to support manufacturers with the critical resources needed to train their employees in New Jersey. Until now, New Jersey has not had a …

Member News — Seven Elected to Lowenstein Sandler Partnership Among 2019 Promotions

January 2nd, 2019 — Lowenstein Sandler is proud to announce that seven lawyers have been elected to the partnership in 2019: Lesley P. Adamo, Dmitry Andreev, Marc S. Kurzweil, James B. O’Grady, Eileen Overbaugh, Peter Slocum, and Julie Levinson Werner. These promotions represent the largest group of lawyers promoted to partner …

Member News — Cole Schotz Names Three New Members

January 2nd, 2019 — We are pleased to announce that Emily M. Lamond, Eric S. Latzer and David T. Meglino have been elevated to members of the firm, effective January 1, 2019. The three new members are located across the firm’s New Jersey and New York offices. Emily M. …

Member News — Semeraro Secures Another Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

December 31st, 2018 — Partner, Mark J. Semeraro and associate R. Scott Fahrney have secured a $2.3 million total settlement in a personal injury action on the behalf of their client Stefanida Sloan in the matter Sloan v. Sussex County and Asphalt Paving Systems, Inc., et al. …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized with Six Women’s Choice Awards honoring ‘America’s Best Hospitals’

December 28th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been honored with multiple Women’s Choice Awards, honoring “America’s Best Hospitals” based on outstanding achievement in clinical excellence and patient experience. “I want to commend our …

Member News — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Member Featured On CBS News

December 28th, 2018 — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC., a Livingston-based leading accounting firm, was featured on CBS News.  In the segment about the recent change in the alimony tax law, Karu states, “It’s just added another level. What …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Holds Third Annual Graduation Ceremony for Nurses in Blood and Marrow

December 28th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently held the third annual Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) RN Fellowship Graduation Ceremony for nine registered nurses. The nurses are from 8PE and 8PW Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) units.   To …

Member News — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Announces New Counsel

December 28th, 2018 — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden announced today that Suzanne M. Bradley and Michael J. Zoller have been elevated from Associate to Counsel, effective January 1, 2019. Suzanne M. Bradley joined the firm’s Litigation practice as an associate in 2014, and focuses …

Member News — Columbia Bank Teams Up With Bayshore Lunch Program

December 27th, 2018 — Columbia Bank recently teamed up with Keyport New Jersey’s Bayshore Lunch Program. Established in 2013, the program works to serve a free meal Monday-Friday to those in need. Our team of volunteers, including Columbia Bank’s Chairman of the Board Noel …

Member News — New Jersey American Water Investing $915,000 in Linden

December 24th, 2018 — New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 2,660 feet of aging water main in its Linden service area. The company is replacing main that has reached the end of its useful life with new ductile iron main along Jackson Avenue which turns into Maple …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized by Becker’s Healthcare Among 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs

December 24th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center has been recognized by Becker’s Healthcare as one of the “100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs 2018.” “I want to congratulate our entire orthopedics team on this significant achievement,” said …

Member News — Celgene Corporation to Present at the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

December 24th, 2018 — Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) will present a business update and provide 2019 financial guidance at the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 7, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. PT/ 10:30 a.m. ET. The presentation and breakout session can be accessed live …

Member News — SB One Bancorp Completes Merger With Enterprise Bank

December 24th, 2018 — SB One Bancorp (Nasdaq: SBBX), the holding company for SB One Bank, announced the successful closing of the previously announced merger of Enterprise Bank N.J. (“Enterprise Bank”) with and into SB One Bank. Under the terms of the merger agreement, …

Member News — Columbia Bank Toy Drive Spreads Holiday Cheer

December 21st, 2018 — Columbia Bank has recently completed their Annual Corporate Holiday Toy Drive for children in New Jersey. Coordinated by Team Columbia Volunteers, the effort benefitted 5 organizations across the state of New Jersey including New Jersey Department of Family Services, Boys …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Announces Two Recipients of Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards

December 21st, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that two of the health network’s esteemed physician leaders are recipients of Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards. The winners are: Bonita Stanton, M.D., founding dean, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at …

Member News — Carepoint Health Joined with Jersey City Officials, Area Radio Stations to Award Winners of High School Essay Writing Contest

December 21st, 2018 — CarePoint Health and Christ Hospital officials, in partnership with the City of Jersey City Department of Recreation, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Jersey City Public Schools Superintendent Marcia V. Lyles, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, the Jersey City Police Department and WBLS …

Member News — Mechanical Engineering at NJIT Earns Top Ranking

December 21st, 2018 — College Factual ranks NJIT’s mechanical engineering program in the Top 15 percent of all mechanical engineering programs in the United States. Mechanical engineering at NJIT moved up 14 slots over last year, from No. 53 to No. 39, out of 272 …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Midland Park Public Education Foundation

December 20th, 2018 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently granted $20,000 to the Midland Park Public Education Foundation. The donation is part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The grant will …

Member News — CarePoint Health Mammogram-o-thon

December 20th, 2018 — CarePoint Health-CPH facilities: Bayonne Medical Center in Bayonne, Christ Hospital in Jersey City and Hoboken University Medical Center in Hoboken offers screening mammogram throughout the year, by offering the state of the art technology. In lieu of the Breast Cancer …

Member News — Nationally Renowned Physician, Judy Aschner, M.D. to Lead Children’s Care Transformation Services at Hackensack Meridian Health and Pediatrics at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital

December 20th, 2018 — Judy Aschner, M.D. has been named the Clinical Director of Hackensack Meridian Health Children’s Care Transformation Service and Marvin I. Gottlieb, M.D. Ph.D. Chair of Pediatrics; Physician in Chief for the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health …

New Jersey CPAs Say Minimum Wage Should Be Raised, But Not to $15

December 20th, 2018 — More than 55 percent of the 1,204 New Jersey certified public accountants (CPAs) surveyed earlier this month by the New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA) support raising the state’s minimum wage from the current $8.60 per hour (or $8.85 starting …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Designated as Preferred SBA Lender

December 20th, 2018 — Atlantic Stewardship Bank announced that it was named as a Preferred Lender with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The Preferred Lenders Program (PLP) is a part of the SBA’s effort to streamline the procedures necessary to provide financial assistance …

Member News — Atlantic Health System Nurse Leaders Recognized for Accomplishments, Enhancements to Care

December 20th, 2018 — Nurse leaders from two of Atlantic Health System’s hospitals were recently honored for their leadership and accomplishments by the Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey (ONL NJ) at its Annual Holiday Meeting and Awards Brunch. Sharon Kelly, MSN, RN, …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Raises $190,000 at Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

December 20th, 2018 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce that $190,000 was raised at the Bank’s Annual Scholarship Golf Outing held October 30, 2018 at Crystal Springs Resort. Scholarships will be awarded in 2019 to local students pursuing a higher education. “Lakeland Bank …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center to Offer Incisionless Surgery to Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

December 19th, 2018 — More than 20 million Americans suffer with daily heartburn or other symptoms of reflux, such as regurgitation, chronic cough, hoarseness and dental erosions.  Until recently, patients faced either a lifetime of daily medications, and often incomplete resolution of their symptoms, …

Member News — The Valley Hospital Auxiliary Illuminates the “Tree of Light”

December 19th, 2018 — On Sunday, December 2nd, supporters gathered in the Shotmeyer Lobby of The Valley Hospital to celebrate the Tree of Light Ceremony, a time honored annual event that has been a Valley favorite since 1989. While guests enjoyed the music provided …

Member News — Friedman LLP Launches Qualified Opportunity Zone Consulting Practice

December 19th, 2018 — Top 50 accounting and advisory firm, Friedman LLP, expands its dynamic service offerings to include Qualified Opportunity Zone (“QOZ”) Consulting . The QOZ program, created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”), is a tax incentivized investment initiative …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Expands Air Quality Expertise Practice

December 19th, 2018 — Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) officially announced the addition of John Tsun, an air quality services expert, to the firm. Tsun, who brings nearly three decades of managing environmental compliance for the petroleum, pharmaceutical, chemical and power generation industries, joins …

Member News — Valley Recognized as One of America’s Best Hospitals by Women’s Choice Award

December 19th, 2018 — The Valley Hospital has been recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals by the Women’s Choice Award® for its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. Valley has received the following Women’s Choice Award distinctions for 2019: America’s Best …

Member News — Berkeley College Alumni Host Toy Drive to Benefit Our Way to Hope in Paterson

December 18th, 2018 — Berkeley College alumni and officials gather at the Woodland Park, NJ, campus on December 13, 2018, to celebrate the holidays and collect toy donations. Alumni collected more than 60 toys for donations to Our Way to Hope in Paterson, NJ, …

Member News — New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. Receives $250,000 in State Funds to Support Apprenticeship Programs

December 18th, 2018 — The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) has received $250,000 in State funds as part of Senate Bill No. 2839 in an effort to support NJMEP’s Apprenticeship Programs. The funds will be used to support NJMEP’s Technical Sales Training & …

Member News — Bergen Community College Students Beat the Cold with Soup for the Hungry

December 18th, 2018 — The Bergen Community College student government association used soup to bring warmth to the winter season for those in need. During the week of “Giving Tuesday” Nov. 27, the group sponsored a soup drive supported by students, faculty and staff …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Supports South Plainfield Rescue Squad

December 18th, 2018 — South Plainfield Emergency Medical Services  has received a $27,022 grant from the Columbia Bank Foundation to purchase new portable radios, and install new security cameras. Founded in 1944, the squad provides emergency services and transport to the residents of South …

Member News — Valley Bank Promotes Brian Tish to First SVP NJ Commercial Real Estate Lending

December 18th, 2018 — Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NASDAQ: VLY), announced today the promotion of Brian Tish to First Senior Vice President – Division Head of New Jersey Commercial Real Estate Lending. Tish joined Valley in 1989 and …

Member News — County College of Morris Career Programs Open House

December 18th, 2018 — Looking to fulfill your dreams for a rewarding career but need options that work with your busy schedule and do not take a lot of time? Attend the Workforce Development Continuing Professional Education Open House at County College of Morris …

Member News — Konica Minolta Honored With Three 2018 ASTORS Homeland Security Awards

December 18th, 2018 — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) was honored with receiving three, 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards from American Security Today. Konica Minolta’s bizhub MFP’s, featuring the SIPRNet software solution, received a Platinum Award for Best Smart Card Reader; …

Member News — Steven Mignoga Named to Board of Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

December 18th, 2018 — Steven K. Mignogna, a Partner in the firm’s Haddonfield office, has been named to the Advisory Committee of the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. As a board member, Mr. Mignogna will help to implement the goals of the Institute. With …

Member News — Berkeley College Business Student Receives iGrad Scholarship

December 17th, 2018 — Berkeley College student Imani Miller, Business Administration, Class of 2019, knows how to “seize the day” and take advantage of the opportunities set before her. In the small town of Buford, GA, where she grew up, she made a film about …

Member News — PKF O’Connor Davies Welcomes GKG CPAs

December 17th, 2018 — PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, the nation’s 29th largest accounting and advisory firm, announced today that GKG CPAs, an accounting, consulting and financial services firm based in Chestnut Ridge, NY has joined the firm. The move is part of PKF O’Connor …

Member News — SobelCo Announces Merger with Weber, Shapiro & Company, LLP

December 17th, 2018 — On January 1, 2019, SobelCo will merge with Woodcliff Lake firm Weber, Shapiro & Company. Alan Sobel, Managing Member, announced the impending merger noting that, “SobelCo was founded in 1956 with a vision for seamlessly blending the business acumen and …

Member News — Port Authority Prepared to Handle Record Airport Travelers During the Holiday Season

December 17th, 2018 — Nearly 20 million traveIers – including a record number of passengers using the Port Authority’s four major airports – are projected to use the Port Authority’s facilities during the upcoming 16-day Christmas/New Year’s holiday season. To accommodate the projected heavy …

Member News — Archer Continues Annual Diversity Summer Associate Program Into 2019 With Support From Panasonic & The Hershey Company

December 17th, 2018 — As part of the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and in collaboration with local affinity bar associations and corporate partners, Archer & Greiner is pleased to announce the continuation of its Diversity Summer Associate Program through 2019. With continued …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized Nationally Among the Greenest Hospitals

December 17th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Becker’s Healthcare among68 of the most “green” hospitals in the U.S. “I want to congratulate our team for their dedication and innovation as they continue to advance …

Member News — Renowed Terminal Operator Selected to Run Terminal One at Newark Liberty International Airport

December 17th, 2018 — The Port Authority Board of Commissioners today approved the selection of Munich Airport International GmbH (MAI) to operate and maintain the new $2.7-billion Terminal One, which is replacing outmoded Terminal A as part of the agency’s ongoing commitment to a …

Member News — NJIT Computing Dean Elected to National Academy of Inventors

December 17th, 2018 — At NJIT, Craig Gotsman is best known as dean of Ying Wu College of Computing. Within the scientific community, he is better known as the inventor of a number of cutting-edge software technologies for manipulating 3D geometric data, enabling their …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Executive Appointed To Industrial Advisory Board at NJIT

December 14th, 2018 — David G. Eareckson, PE, Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix),  was appointed to the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) for the newly formed School of Applied Engineering and Technology (SAET) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), where he will assist in …

Member News — Bayonne Medical Center & Hoboken University Medical Center Transitional Care Units Named Best Nursing Homes for Short Term Rehab by U.S. News & World Report

December 14th, 2018 — The Transitional Care Units at Bayonne Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center both earned the designation of being named a U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home for 2018-2019 in recognition of the high-quality care they provide as …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Holds 19th Annual World AIDS Day Conference for Students

December 14th, 2018 — The AIDS Outreach Program at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently hosted the 19th annual World AIDS Day prevention-focused conference for high school students. This year’s event was attended by more than 300 students from 11 schools in …

Member News — Valley Medical Group Recognized for Patient Experience Data Transparency

December 13th, 2018 — Valley Medical Group has been recognized for performance data transparency with the Press Ganey Seal of Integrity. The Seal of Integrity validates the reliability of Valley’s data transparency program for having met scientifically rigorous standards for collecting and publicly reporting …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized Nationally Among the Greenest Hospitals

December 13th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Becker’s Healthcare among 68 of the most “green” hospitals in the U.S. “I want to congratulate our team for their dedication and innovation …

Member News — The Valley Hospital Auxiliary Hosts “An Unforgettable Night” at The Legacy Castle

December 13th, 2018 — On November 16, more than 340 Valley supporters gathered in black tie attire to celebrate “An Unforgettable Night” – The Valley Hospital Auxiliary’s 72nd Annual Valley Ball.  This time-honored event took place in the storybook setting of The Legacy Castle …

Member News — NAI Hanson’s Horning and Lizzack Negotiate Sale of Medical Office Space in Ridgewood

December 13th, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has negotiated the sale of a 9,242-square-foot medical office building at 265 Ackerman Avenue in Ridgewood, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Randy Horning, MSRE, …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment of Matthew Crocco to 1st Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Banking

December 13th, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Matthew Crocco has been appointed to 1st Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Banking. In his new role, Mr. Crocco will be responsible for leading the …

Member News — Columbia Bank’s Mayra L. Rinaldi Named “Emerging Leader, Rising Star”

December 12th, 2018 — Columbia Bank is pleased to announce Mayra L. Rinaldi has been selected as an Emerging Leader, Rising Star by NJ Bankers. Mrs. Rinaldi was designated due to her exceptional leadership, mentoring, and problem-solving skills. She joined Columbia Bank in 2000 …

Member News — JCP&L Reminds Customers of Available Assistance Programs to Help with Winter Bills

December 11th, 2018 — With cold weather now affecting the region, financial assistance programs are available for Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) customers who need help with their winter heating bills. Assistance to qualifying JCP&L customers is available through Lifeline, Universal Service Fund …

Member News — Riker Danzig’s Matthew A. Karmel Elected Junior Board Member of Table to Table

December 11th, 2018 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that associate Matthew A. Karmel has been elected a Junior Board Member of Table to Table.  Based in New Jersey, Table to Table is a community-based …

Member News — Bergen Foundation Awards Students $101k

December 11th, 2018 — This year’s holiday “giving season” featured $101,000 in Bergen Community College Foundation scholarships for 124 students. The honorees, who received scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000, earned recognition for their academic performance and persistence. A ceremony for the scholarship award …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Colleagues Receive Emerging Leader Rising Star Award

December 11th, 2018 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce that Max Custer, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer and Robert Surovich, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer recently received the NJ Bankers Emerging Leader Rising Star Award. Custer and Surovich were selected by NJ Bankers …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Receives Acclaim for Its Tithing Program

December 11th, 2018 — This past year was quite exhilarating for Atlantic Stewardship Bank. It is one thing to be able to give back, but quite another to receive wonderful recognition for it. “We are honored by the opportunity to help community charities and …

Member News — Berkeley College Foundation Honors 10 at Inaugural Leadership and Scholarship Recognition Dinner

December 11th, 2018 — The Berkeley College Foundation held its Inaugural Leadership and Scholarship Recognition Dinner to honor eight student scholarship recipients and those who have made outstanding contributions to its mission. Elyse Kretz, Berkeley College alumna and Group Vice President, Learning and Leadership …

Member News — John J. Gibbons Dies at 94

December 11th, 2018 — Renowned litigator John J. Gibbons, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a longtime Director at Gibbons P.C., the firm that bears his name, died on Sunday, December 9, 2018. He was …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Expands Offerings With Market Development Practice

December 11th, 2018 — Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Robillard, National Vice President of Market Development. Mr. Robillard is an accomplished client services manager adept at penetrating accounts, capturing market share, and driving revenue growth. He …

Member News — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Member Talks Taxes

December 11th, 2018 — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC., a Livingston-based leading accounting firm, was featured on two separate radio shows where he discussed steps you can take before December 31st to maximize your tax refund. Karu spoke with …

Member News — Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Extends Hours, Locations and Outreach to Help Consumers Meet Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline

December 11th, 2018 — As the 2019 enrollment period for individual health insurance coverage winds down, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) is ramping up its efforts to assist consumers with signing up for coverage. The enrollment deadline for 2019 …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Breaks Ground on its Central Utility Plant Project

December 11th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center held a ceremonial groundbreaking event to signify the beginning of construction of its Central Utility Plant (CUP) at Second and Atlantic streets. This marks a key milestone in a campus transformation and modernization plan that …

Member News — Investors Bank Announces Organizational Changes

December 10th, 2018 — Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISBC) (“Company”) announced that Paul Kalamaras has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of the Company and Investors Bank (“Bank”).  Mr. Kalamaras previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Banking Officer of the Company …

Member News — Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center Settle Contracts with HPAE Locals 5058, 5138

December 7th, 2018 — Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center reached tentative agreements Thursday with HPAE locals 5058 and 5138 after nearly six months of good faith bargaining. The two contracts cover approximately 1,500 registered nurses in the two hospitals. …

Member News — Bayonne Medical Center Recognized as 2018 Top Teaching Hospital by the Leapfrog Group

December 7th, 2018 — CarePoint Health’s Bayonne Medical Center was one of only 12 New Jersey hospitals who received a 2018 Top Hospitals Award, being recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital by national healthcare nonprofit, the Leapfrog Group. Bayonne Medical Center, who is receiving the …

Member News — Valley Health Pharmacy Now Open in Mahwah

December 7th, 2018 — Valley Health System has opened its third retail pharmacy at The Valley Center for Health and Wellness, located at 1400 MacArthur Blvd.in Mahwah. Like the pharmacy locations at the Luckow Pavilion in Paramus and The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, the …

Member News — NJCU Announces Upcoming Workforce Development Programs

December 7th, 2018 — For those looking for a new and exciting career, the NJCU Workforce Development Center offers a variety of training programs for individuals seeking to launch a career in maritime or information technology. The Merchant Mariner Program co-sponsored by NJCU’s workforce …

Member News — Four Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Named Tops by Leapfrog Group

December 6th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce that Bayshore Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center were named Top Hospitals while Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center were named Top Teaching Hospitals by the Leapfrog Group, a national …

Member News — New Jersey Innovation Institute Hosts FDA Director For Biologics Evaluation and Research at Industry Roundtable

December 6th, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, hosted Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Director Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CEBR), Peter Marks M.D., Ph.D., at a roundtable with biopharma industry leaders in early December. Dr. Marks is …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Announces New Community Smoking Cessation Treatment Center (CSCTC) Initiative

December 6th, 2018 — In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness month, Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently hosted the fourth Community Outreach and Engagement initiative to reduce cancer disparities.  This event, which was attended by community representatives and collaborators of Hackensack University …

Member News — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises Negotiates Two Industrial Leases With Long-Time Tenant in South Hackensack

December 6th, 2018 — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises announces that they have signed a lease renewal and expansion with L&W Supply Corporation for 64,042 square feet of industrial space at two of their industrial properties in South Hackensack, N.J. L&W Supply Corporation renewed its current lease …

Member News — LAN Associates Commits to Stay in Midland Park Headquarters

December 6th, 2018 — Amongst the various design projects that LAN Associates has in the works, the next project sits very close to home. Officials at LAN Associates have committed to a long-term lease, keeping the company in the historic Godwin Avenue, Marlow Park …

Member News — Matrix President Wins Silver In 15th Annual ‘Stevie Awards’ Women in Business

December 5th, 2018 — The 15th Annual Stevie Awards announced Jayne Warne, PE, President, won the Silver Award in the category of Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition produced by the creators …

Member News — EisnerAmper Welcomes Largest New Hire Class in Its History

December 5th, 2018 — EisnerAmper LLP is pleased to announce that approximately 90 Staff I’s recently attended several days of training and orientation at the firm’s Metro Park facility in Iselin, NJ. This group of nearly 90 new staff came together from EisnerAmper’s offices …

Member News — Withum Dispatches Employees into NJ Communities to Help Local Charities

December 5th, 2018 — WithumSmith+Brown, PC (Withum), the top nationally ranked advisory, tax and assurance/accounting firm known for its social-responsibility initiatives, recently dispatched team members from its Princeton, Whippany, East Brunswick and Red Bank offices to volunteer at local charitable organizations in the days …

Member News — Berkeley College Marks 20th Anniversary of Online Teaching and Learning

December 5th, 2018 — Berkeley College concluded celebrating the 20th year anniversary of distance teaching and learning at the administrative offices of Berkeley College Online® in Paramus, NJ, on November 27, 2018.  Nineteen percent of Berkeley College undergraduates and 95 percent of the graduate …

Member News — Denholtz Associates Negotiates Three Leases at University Corporate Center in Winter Park, Fla.

December 5th, 2018 — Denholtz Associates, a privately held, fully integrated real estate development, investment and management company, announces three leases for 11,565 square feet of office space at the University Corporate Center located at 6969-7129 University Boulevard in Winter Park, Fla. Denholtz Associates’ …

Member News — Matrix VP & National Director of Remediation Wins GOLD in 15th Annual International Stevie® Awards For Women In Business

December 5th, 2018 — Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) announced that Dr. Laurie LaPat-Polasko, Vice President and National Director of Remediation, was selected as the Gold Award recipient and named the Woman of the Year — Technology in the 15th Annual Stevie® Awards. More than 1,500 nominations from …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin Welcomes Associate to New Jersey Office

December 5th, 2018 — The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Doris Cheung as an Associate. She joins the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, concentrating in the area of complex insurance fraud and healthcare litigation with an emphasis on Anti-Kickback Laws, Anti-Money …

Member News — Archer & Greiner Names Lloyd Freeman Chief Diversity Officer

December 5th, 2018 — Archer & Greiner is pleased to announce Lloyd Freeman has been appointed to the new role of Chief Diversity Officer, and will serve as Chairman of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, effective immediately.  In this role, he will serve as a trusted …

Member News — American Water Celebrates Its New Home in Camden with Grand Opening Ceremony

December 5th, 2018 — American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, celebrated the official grand opening of its new headquarters at One Water Street on the Camden Waterfront with employees, local residents and community members, business and industry leaders, elected …

Member News — M&T Bank and NJPAC Partner to Present Vibrant Dance Series

December 4th, 2018 — In a unique collaboration created to advance the vitality and diversity of dance in New Jersey, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and M&T Bank have announced a partnership naming M&T Bank as the title sponsor of the Arts …

Member News — CSG Contributes Toward Essex County Gun Buy Back Initiative

December 4th, 2018 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (“CSG”) is pleased to announce that it has contributed $1,000 toward the 2018 Gun Buy Back Initiative being organized by the Essex County Bar Foundation and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On December 3, the firm’s …

Member News — Investors Bank Presenting 9th Art of Thriving Conference for Not-for-Profit Professionals

December 4th, 2018 — Investors Bank will present the Ninth Annual Art of Thriving Not-for-Profit Conference on Wednesday, December 12, beginning at 8 AM. The conference, which runs until noon, is being held at the Pines Manor at 2085 Lincoln Highway in Edison, New …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin’s Annmarie Simeone to Present Middlesex County Bar Association Ethics Seminar

December 4th, 2018 — Annmarie Simeone, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be a co-presenter discussing “All About Ethics Complaints: What Lawyers Need to Know” for the Middlesex County Bar Association (MCBA).  The seminar, approved for 1.5 hours of Ethics/Professionalism CLE …

Member News — John Thomas Named President of R&B Debris

December 4th, 2018 — The Hainesport Transportation Group has named John Thomas president of R&B Debris, one of its subsidiary companies. R&B Debris, based in Hainesport, NJ, provides transportation services for hazardous and non-hazardous materials, providing disposal solutions through a network of private and public landfills …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Pompton Lakes Education Foundation

December 3rd, 2018 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently provided $20,000 in special funding to the Pompton Lakes Education Foundation. The donation is part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The …

Member News — Meridian Health Foundation’s 21st Anniversary Gala Raises Over $2.2 Million

December 3rd, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation is pleased to announce its 21st Anniversary Gala, the Giving Heals Gala, raised over $2.2 million for the organization. Taking place at Harrah’s Conference Center in Atlantic City on Saturday, November 17, 2018, the …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Hosts Annual Wish Tree Collection for Children in Need

December 3rd, 2018 — Atlantic Stewardship Bank is once again collecting new, unwrapped gifts for children at each of its 12 conveniently located branches through its Annual Wish Tree Program. Each of the bank’s branches will be displaying a Christmas tree decorated with ornaments …

Member News — “Trenton Makes…The World Takes” LED Sign Upgrade Wins Best Electrical Construction Project of the Year

December 3rd, 2018 — The General Building Contractors Association has recognized the Trenton Makes LED sign upgrade in Trenton, New Jersey, with its Best Electrical Construction Project of the Year award. Dewberry worked closely with a Philadelphia-based lighting design expert, The Lighting Practice, to …

Member News — New Jersey Innovation Institute Recruiting 10th Cohort for Health IT Connections Program

November 30th, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, is calling for applications to participate in the 10th cycle of the Health IT Connections program, set to kick off on March 1, 2019. The Health IT Connections program was established …

Member News — PSE&G Receives 2018 Outstanding Customer Reliability Experience Award

November 30th, 2018 — Public Service Electric and Gas, New Jersey’s largest utility, last night was recognized by PA Consulting as the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Customer Reliability Experience Award. PSE&G also received the ReliabilityOne™ Award for Outstanding Reliability Performance in the Mid-Atlantic …

Member News — Celgene Corporation and bluebird bio Complete Enrollment of Pivotal KarMMa Study of anti-BCMA Car T Cell Therapy bb2121 in Patients with Relapsed and Refractory Multiple Myeloma

November 29th, 2018 — Celgene Corporation (Nasdaq: CELG) and bluebird bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUE) today announced the completion of enrollment for the KarMMa pivotal study of bb2121, the companies’ lead investigational anti-BCMA CAR T cell therapy candidate for patients with relapsed and refractory multiple …

Member News — Kean University’s Patricia Morreale Named AAAS Fellow

November 29th, 2018 — Kean University School of Computer Science Executive Director Patricia Morreale, Ph.D., has joined the ranks of Nobel laureates and science pioneers as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Morreale was elected to AAAS “for …

Member News — EisnerAmper’s Deborah Friedland Honored by Turnaround Management Association for “Mid-Sized Transaction of the Year”

November 29th, 2018 — EisnerAmper managing director Deborah Friedland was acknowledged by the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) for “Mid-Sized Transaction of the Year.” She led a transaction team that worked on the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, an Illinois-based hotel. The Chapter 11 reorganization plan included the …

Member News — New Jersey Innovation Institute Recruiting 10th Cohort for Health IT Connections Program

November 28th, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, is calling for applications to participate in the 10th cycle of the Health IT Connections program, set to kick off on March 1, 2019.   The Health IT Connections program was …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Appoints Leonard van Dam to FSVP Position

November 28th, 2018 — Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointment. Leonard van Dam has been hired as First Senior Vice President, Group Leader of Commercial Lending based in Teaneck. He will be responsible for …

Member News — Port Authority Names Interim Director Of Agency’s Port Department To Oversee Largest East Coast Port As Cargo Numbers Continue To Hit Record Volumes

November 28th, 2018 — The Port Authority announced today that Sam Ruda, who joined the Port Authority in 2017 after a 25-year career in transportation that included 12 years in senior management at the Port of Portland, will be the agency’s new interim port …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Welcomes Joseph Underwood, M.D. as Chair of Emergency Medicine

November 28th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to welcome Joseph Underwood, M.D. as chair of Emergency Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center. “A strategic and innovative leader, Dr. Underwood will help to further our mission to transform health care and serve as …

Member News — EisnerAmper Opens New San Francisco Location

November 28th, 2018 — On December 3, EisnerAmper LLP will move into its new operating space in the Financial District at One California Street, Suite 1700, San Francisco, CA  94111, overlooking the Embarcadero. The move was prompted by the firm’s continued growth in California, …

Member News — Seventh Straight Win for CCM’s Art and Literary Magazine

November 28th, 2018 — The Promethean, the award-winning County College of Morris (CCM) student art and literary publication, has once again been selected as a winner by Graphic Design USA in its 2018 American Inhouse Design Awards contest. The American Inhouse Design Award is …

Member News — McLaren Engineering Group Expands Leadership Team with Two New Hires

November 28th, 2018 — McLaren Engineering Group, a full-service engineering firm, announced today that it is expanding its leadership team with the additions of Dawson Bloom as Civil Technical Director and Michelle Piechowski as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “We’re excited to welcome …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Announces New Hires November 2018

November 28th, 2018 — Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointments. Pamela Frie has been hired as Vice President, Senior SBA Portfolio Manager based in Oak Ridge, N.J. With 29 years of banking experience and a …

Member News — American Dream® Receives MAPIC Best Futura Shopping Center Award

November 28th, 2018 — The international retail real estate community from 80 countries gathered in Cannes this week for the 24th edition of MAPIC, with special attention on the convergence of physical and digital retail and how retailers and property owners are deploying new …

Member News — Konica Minolta’s Dispatcher Phoenix Recognized As A Top Business Solution

November 26th, 2018 —  Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced that it has received recognition in the 2018 Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Buyer’s Guide for the company’s Dispatcher Phoenix ECM solution. Published by Solutions Review, the Buyer’s Guide serves as a …

Member News — Triangle Manufacturing is Now ISO 13485:2016 Certified

November 26th, 2018 — We are pleased to share the news that Triangle has successfully passed and been granted certification to the new requirements of ISO 13485:2016. We would like to thank all of the associates who helped to prepare for the audit and …

Member News — William Paterson University Students Win 12th Annual National Sales Challenge 2018 Hosted by the University’s Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales

November 26th, 2018 — A William Paterson University student team won first place overall in the Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales 12th Annual National Sales Challenge held at 1600 Valley Road in Wayne, competing against the best sales students from 40 other schools across …

Member News — PSEG Promotes Accardo to Lead Its Regulatory Efforts

November 26th, 2018 — Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) announced today that Joseph F.  Accardo has been promoted to Vice President-Regulatory and Deputy General Counsel, effective immediately. In this new role, Accardo will continue to report to PSEG Executive Vice President and General Counsel …

Member News — Konica Minolta Recognized For Best Marketing Strategy At 33rd Annual Frank Awards Event

November 21st, 2018 — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce it has received the 2018 Frank Award in the Best Marketing Strategy category for the second year in a row. The award was presented at the 33rd Annual Awards …

Member News — NAI Hanson’s Koch Negotiates Sale of Commercial and Residential Buildings in Bloomingdale

November 21st, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces the sale of a 2,200-square-foot commercial building at 217 Hamburg Turnpike and a 1,200-square-foot two-family home at 219 Hamburg Turnpike in Bloomingdale, N.J. NAI …

Member News — Pennoni Engineer is the Second Woman and First Latino to Join New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers Board

November 21st, 2018 — “It represents a glass ceiling shattering moment for female and minority engineers in the engineering field. I am very happy and honored to serve as the new secretary for the board.”—Olga Garcia, PE, CME on her election to the Executive …

Member News — Congratulations to Sills Cummis’ Valerie Weiss on Receiving the NJ LEEP Mentoring Award

November 21st, 2018 — Congratulations to Sills Cummis’ Valerie Weiss on receiving the NJ LEEP Mentoring Award at NJ LEEP’s annual Fall Harvest event, a community gathering for NJ LEEP students, families, volunteers and partners.  The event took place at the Robert Treat Hotel …

Member News — County College of Morris Trustee Receives Statewide Leadership Award

November 21st, 2018 — On Friday, Nov. 16, as part of the Vision 2028 Leadership Summit, the New Jersey Council of County Colleges presented the Ronald D. Winthers Trustee Leadership Award to County College of Morris Trustee Joseph Weisberg, Ed.D. The award is named …

Member News — Kean University Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship Gets Grant to Expand Biotech Hub

November 21st, 2018 — The Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship (ILSE) was awarded a $100,000 planning grant with Union Township to expand its outreach to life science entrepreneurs and its University programs. A Union Township proposal to expand ILSE, located in Kean’s STEM Building, …

Member News — Real Estate Attorney Stephanie D. Edelstein Joins Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Prominent Real Estate Law Group

November 21st, 2018 — Scarinci Hollenbeck is proud to welcome the addition of Stephanie D. Edelstein to the firm’s Commercial Real Estate practice group as Counsel. Ms. Edelstein brings with her over a decade of experience handling a wide range of transactional real estate matters including …

Member News — Berkeley College Professional Development Series Brings Real-World Leadership Perspectives to Students

November 20th, 2018 — Berkeley College students recently completed a six-part Professional Development Series of workshops held at Berkeley College in Woodbridge, NJ. The Professional Development Series is designed to build students’ awareness and expertise in areas employers are looking for, such as interpersonal …

Member News — Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. (RBARI) Is Latest Columbia Bank Foundation Donation Recipient

November 20th, 2018 — Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently issued a $10,000 donation to the Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. (RBARI) in Oakland. The donation was a result of the bank’s Employee Sponsored Giving Program, where each month employees select organizations …

Member News — Daniel J. Conway Appointed to Vice President/Commercial Lending Officer at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

November 20th, 2018 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, recently announced the appointment of Daniel Conway to Vice President/Commercial Lending Officer. Mr. Conway has over eighteen years of experience servicing the northern New Jersey commercial and industrial …

Member News — HCCC and FDU Sign Agreement for Dual Admission to Construction Management Baccalaureate Degree Program

November 20th, 2018 — Hudson County Community College (HCCC) and Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) have signed a dual-admission agreement that allows students to complete their Associate of Applied Science degree in Construction Management at HCCC and transition to the Bachelor of Science in Construction …

Member News — Atlantic Health System Chosen by PinnacleCare to Provide Executive Health Services to Visiting Chinese Clients

November 20th, 2018 — For many individuals around the world, accessing high-quality medical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities means having to travel from their home country. For these “medical tourists,” the challenge of finding the right care quickly – before a visa or permit expires …

Member News — TD Charitable Foundation Awards $3.125 Million in Grants to Non-Profits Expanding Access to Affordable Housing

November 19th, 2018 — Through its “Housing for Everyone” grant competition, TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, this week awarded 25 organizations throughout TD Bank’s footprint from Maine to Florida a total of $3.125 million. The …

Member News — American Water Commits to Furthering Diversity in Leadership

November 19th, 2018 — American Water(NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, has partnered with the Paradigm for Parity® coalition and announced its commitment to further support inclusion and diversity efforts across its corporate leadership structure by 2030 as …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment of William T. Brex as Vice President, Commercial Credit Technology Officer

November 19th, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that William T. Brex has been appointed Vice President, Commercial Credit Technology Officer. In his new position, he will implement the bank’s new Commercial Credit Technology to …

Member News — International Business Event Attracts State Manufacturers

November 19th, 2018 — On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, U.S. Commercial Service, New Jersey District Export Council (NJ DEC) and Sobel & Co., Certified Public Accountants and Advisors, hosted this popular annual event celebrating the manufacturing sector with an emphasis on the export community. …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment of Deborah L. Scelzo to Senior Vice President, Commercial Credit Officer

November 16th, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Deborah L. Scelzo has been appointed Senior Vice President, Commercial Credit Officer. In her new position, she will supervise the Commercial Credit Department, assist in the …

Member News — Valley Surgeons Employing Robotic Technology for Weight-Loss Surgery

November 16th, 2018 — Surgeons at The Valley Hospital’s Center for Bariatric Surgery and Weight-Loss Management are employing leading-edge robotic technology to perform weight-loss surgery. “The robotic approach provides surgeons with better visualization of the surgical field which, in turn, leads to increased surgical …

Member News — Two Atlantic Health System Medical Centers Again Recognized for ‘Meritorious’ Surgical Quality

November 16th, 2018 — Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center were again recognized as one of 83 participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Site Remediation Expert to Lead In Situ Technologies Course

November 16th, 2018 — Richard Britton, P.G., LSRP, will share his expertise on the science and practical aspects of in situ remediation with peers at a continuing education course on The Science and Practical Aspects of In situ Technologies at Rutgers  University, Cook Student …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Foundations Recognized by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy as High Performers

November 16th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that its philanthropic organizations, the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and the Meridian Health Foundation, have been recognized by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) as high-performing fundraisers in the health care industry. …

Member News — More than 100 Professional Sales Students from Across the Country to Visit William Paterson University for Russ Berrie Institute’s 12th Annual National Sales Challenge

November 16th, 2018 — The Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales (RBI) at William Paterson University’s Cotsakos College of Business is hosting the 12th Annual National Sales Challenge, and anticipating its largest turnout ever, for an intense series of selling competitions and workshops, on …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces Community Service Awards

November 16th, 2018 — Columbia Bank is proud to announce their 2018 Community Service Award Winners, part of a statewide program that recognizes outstanding community support efforts by their employees. Columbia employees receiving this year’s special recognition were: Shannon Brand of Clifton: Serves as …

Member News — Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak on Alimony at NJICLE 2018 Fall CLEfest

November 16th, 2018 — Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., member of its Management Committee, and Chair of the Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, will speak on alimony at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Fall …

Member News — New Jersey Innovation Institute Appoints Frank Leibowitz Director, Regional Operations and Partnerships

November 16th, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, announces the appointment of Frank Leibowitz as director, regional operations and partnerships. He will lead NJII’s efforts in the economic development of southern New Jersey to include the continued growth and …

Member News — Delta Dental of New Jersey Appoints Jorge Gracia, Esq. as New Board of Trustees Member

November 16th, 2018 — Delta Dental of New Jersey is pleased to announce that Jorge Gracia, Esq. has been appointed as the newest member of its Board of Trustees. Jorge is currently chief legal and chief compliance officer at Sprint Corporation. With a legal …

Member News — Next Level Performance Wins Four MarCom Awards for Incentive Programs

November 16th, 2018 — Next Level Performance won a Platinum MarCom Award for its promotional video created to generate anticipation for a group incentive travel program for a multi-billion dollar building materials company. The video blended footage of the Nevada desert in all its …

Member News — Working Mother Names BDO USA, LLP One of the Best Companies for Dads

November 16th, 2018 — Working Mother today named BDO USA, LLP to the magazine’s first-ever list of Best Companies for Dads.  The rankings celebrate organizations that lead in the areas of paternity leave, phase-back programs, telecommuting opportunities, flexible schedules, and more. Accenture, American Express, Intel, Johnson & …

Member News — Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest Receives a HANDS 2018 Community Leadership Award

November 12th, 2018 — Lowenstein Sandler is proud to announce that the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest has received a 2018 Community Leadership Award from HANDS, Inc. (Housing and Neighborhood Development Services, Inc.). HANDS bestowed the award in recognition of the significant legal advocacy the Center has provided to …

Member News — Sony, Montclair State and National Higher Education Leaders Launch Collaborative Forum

November 12th, 2018 — Montclair State University has joined forces with Sony Electronics and 11 other colleges and universities across the country to form the Future Learning Collaborative, an initiative designed to foster open and candid dialogue among higher education institutions about the role …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Sponsors Maternal Health & Perinatal Safety Symposium

November 12th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, was a key sponsor of a symposium on maternal health and perinatal safety which included New Jersey Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal, M.D., MBA, network physicians and national leading experts …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin Welcomes New Real Estate Member

November 12th, 2018 — The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Michael Osterman as a Member of the firm.  He joins the firm’s Real Estate & Finance group. Osterman has successfully handled complex, commercial real estate transactions and land use …

Member News — NJIT Establishes New School of Applied Engineering and Technology

November 12th, 2018 — An array of more than 100 technology-focused engineers, device designers and project managers, joined by NJIT alumni and elected officials, gathered on campus today to mark the establishment of NJIT’s School of Applied Engineering and Technology (SAET) within the university’s …

Member News — Ramapo College Celebrates 49th Birthday with Founders’ Day Event

November 9th, 2018 — Ramapo College of New Jersey celebrated its 49th birthday during a celebration of Founders’ Day on Wednesday, November 7 at the historic Havemeyer Arch and in the campus Grove. The event was sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Office of the …

Member News — Horizon Expands Laboratory Network – Quest Diagnostics Joins LabCorp & BioReference

November 9th, 2018 — Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced today that it will be adding more convenience, choice and ease to the comprehensive laboratory services it offers and manages for its 3.8 million members. Through a new preferred …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Wins PeopleSoft Innovator Award Twice for 2018

November 8th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest, most comprehensive and integrated health network, is pleased to announce it has twice won the PeopleSoft Innovator Award from Oracle, a leading global computer technology corporation. Oracle presented Hackensack Meridian Health with the PeopleSoft …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Hosts Annual November Food Drive

November 8th, 2018 — During the month of November, Atlantic Stewardship Bank will once again host its Annual Food Drive with a mission to replenish the local food pantry reserves that are diminished by the Thanksgiving holiday. From Monday, November 5, 2018, through Friday, …

Member News — The Valley Hospital Earns an “A” for Patient Safety

November 8th, 2018 — The Valley Hospital is proud to have been recognized with an “A” grade for patient safety for the thirteenth time from The Leapfrog Group‘s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. Valley was one of 855 hospitals to receive an “A,” ranking …

Member News — New Jersey American Water Named “Outstanding Corporate Partner” at The Salvation Army’s 2018 Expect Change Luncheon in Camden

November 8th, 2018 — New Jersey American Water was recently named “Outstanding Corporate Partner” at The Salvation Army’s 4th Annual Expect Change Luncheon. Held at the Kroc Center in Camden on October 24, this annual event honors individuals and businesses who have made a positive …

Member News — Eight Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Receive an “A’’ for Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group

November 8th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce that eight hospitals received an “A’’ grade for their commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S, according to The Leapfrog Group, a national non-profit health care …

Member News — Introducing the Valley-Mount Sinai Head and Neck Institute: An Experienced, Multispecialty Team for the Treatment of Head and Neck Cancers

November 6th, 2018 — Northern New Jersey-area residents now have access to advanced head and neck cancer care with the establishment of the Valley-Mount Sinai Head and Neck Institute at Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care in Paramus.  The Institute’s multispecialty team excels in providing …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Announces a Partnership with the Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC)

November 6th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce its partnership with the Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC).  The arts center features the Hackensack Meridian Health Theater, the Gallery at HACPAC, featuring local artists, and the Atlantic Park courtyard, with an outdoor …

Member News — Investors Bank Officials Hear From Caregivers as They Donate $10K to Overlook Medical Center

November 6th, 2018 — Representatives of Investors Bank, including its CEO, Kevin Cummings, recently presented the Overlook Foundation with a check for $10,000, and got to hear directly from members of Overlook Medical Center’s palliative care team how the bank’s donation is bringing comfort …

Member News — Rita Aquilio to Speak at Annual Hot Tips in Family Law Program

November 6th, 2018 — Rita M. Aquilio, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will speak at Hot Tips in Family Law, the annual program sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Family Law Section in association with the New Jersey Institute …

Member News — Mariellen Dugan Rejoins Gibbons P.C. in Newark

November 6th, 2018 — Gibbons P.C. is pleased to announce that Mariellen Dugan has rejoined the firm’s Newark office as a Director in the Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department. Ms. Dugan started her career at Gibbons as a litigation associate. Ms. Dugan spent more …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Helping to Feed the Poor

November 5th, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Bank employees recently gathered 4,500 lbs. of apples in the orchards at Riamede Farm in Chester to support America’s Grow-a-Row’s efforts to feed many of our neighbors struggling with food insecurity. All produce was distributed to local food banks …

Member News — CCM President Takes Part in Apprenticeship Information Tour in Germany

November 5th, 2018 — Dr. Anthony J. Iacono, president of County College of Morris (CCM), along with 11 other education and workforce officials from across the country, recently completed a tour of Germany to examine that country’s apprenticeship programs and vocational education system. The …

Member News — Commercial Real Estate & Charity Realty International Come Together for Veterans

November 5th, 2018 — The New Jersey commercial real estate industry came together on October 17 at JR Cigar in Whippany, to cap off a year-long fund drive for Homes For Our Troops with a $12,000 grant, according to James Costanzo, President of Charity Realty …

Member News — Valley Ranked Among Top Hospitals for Several Clinical and Surgical Areas

November 2nd, 2018 — The Valley Hospital has been ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for several clinical and surgical areas by Healthgrades. Most notably, Valley has been recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals and among the top five percent …

Member News — MSPC Announces Executive Team Changes

November 2nd, 2018 — MSPC Certified Public Accountants and Advisors is pleased to announce that Jon Gagliardi, CPA has been named Managing Principal of the Firm.   Gagliardi brings over thirty years of experience with the Firm to his new role. Gagliardi, who has a …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Launches New Website

November 2nd, 2018 — Atlantic Stewardship Bank recently launched a totally new website complete with a brand new look and feel to create a better user experience. “We redesigned our website to make a more enjoyable and worthwhile online experience for customers, which is …

Member News — Atlantic Health System Again Scores High Ratings From Moody’s, S&P

November 2nd, 2018 — Credit rating agencies Moody’s and S&P recently reaffirmed Atlantic Health System with some of the agencies’ highest marks for independent health care systems in New Jersey, highlighting Atlantic Health System’s continued strong financial performance. Moody’s reaffirmed Atlantic Health System’s Aa3 …

Member News — Eric LeGrand Visits Team Members at Hackensack University Medical Center Who Saved His Life After Tragic Accident During Football Game

November 2nd, 2018 — October 16, 2010 is a day that Eric J. LeGrand will never forget.  At the time, he was a college football defensive tackle for Rutgers University.  During a game against Army at MetLife Stadium, Eric suffered a severe spinal cord …

Member News — Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at Annual Hot Tips in Family Law Program

November 2nd, 2018 — Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., member of its Management Committee, and Chair of the Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, will speak at Hot Tips in Family Law, the annual program sponsored by the …

Member News — New Jersey Innovation Institute and HealRWorld® Launch Public/Private Accelerator to Develop Sustainably Committed Start-Ups

November 2nd, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) an NJIT Corporation, and HealRWorld (HRW), a social impact company dedicated to spurring the growth of sustainable small and mid-sized (SMEs) businesses in New Jersey and globally, have partnered to launch an accelerator focused …

Member News — Valley Named One of 2018’s Most Wired

November 2nd, 2018 — For the 18th consecutive year, Valley Health System has been recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired,” according to CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired™ 2018 Survey. HealthCare’s Most Wired, now in its 20th year, traditionally tracked the adoption of healthcare …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Awards Largest Grant To Date

October 30th, 2018 — The Columbia Bank Foundation has recently provided $87,360 in funding to Haddonfield Plays & Players theatre in Haddonfield, New Jersey. The grant will upgrade the theatre’s lighting and sounds systems, and create a more efficient box office. Haddonfield Plays and …

Member News — Breaking Barriers: Prominent Women Leaders from the New Jersey Community Make their Voices Heard at Berkeley College during Women’s Entrepreneurship Week

October 30th, 2018 — More than 450 participants gathered or followed the livestream broadcast at Berkeley College in New York City and Woodbridge, NJ, on October 17 and 18, 2018, to honor the voices of women during “Women in Leadership: Breaking Barriers.” This is …

Member News — LG USA Experience Happiness Initiative Amplifies Awareness of Research-Backed Sustainable Happiness Skills in Englewood Cliffs & Englewood

October 30th, 2018 — Since launching the Life’s Good: Experience Happiness initiative a year ago, LG Electronics USA already has reached 530,000 youth across America with sustainable happiness skills. LG has been working to increase awareness and usage of LG Experience Happiness partner programs …

Member News — Columbia Financial, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Earnings

October 29th, 2018 — Columbia Financial, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CLBK) reported net income of $10.8 million, or $0.10 per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2018, compared to net income of $1.5 million for the three months ended …

Member News — HOPE Tower at Jersey Shore University Medical Center Receives 2018 Distinguished Engineering Award

October 29th, 2018 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that the HOPE Tower at Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC) in Neptune, New Jersey, has been awarded the Alliance for Action’s 2018 Distinguished Engineering Award. Dewberry provided surveying; site/civil, geotechnical, …

Member News — McLaren Engineering Group Opens New Corporate Office in Bergen County

October 29th, 2018 — On Oct. 25, McLaren Engineering Group, a full-service engineering firm with 10 offices nationwide, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its expansion to a 57,000-square-foot Class A corporate office in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. With a current staff of 130, …

Member News — Corporate Ladders Best Business Development Coaching & Training Firm in New Jersey for 2018

October 26th, 2018 — Corporate Ladders, a premier coaching, training and consulting firm based in Allendale, has received the nod from the readers of the New Jersey Law Journal with the prestigious Gold Award for “Best Lawyer/Law Firm Business Development Training and Coaching” in …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health’s Joseph E. Parrillo, M.D., Receives Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Association Special Achievement Award

October 25th, 2018 — Joseph E. Parrillo, M.D., chair, Heart and Vascular Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, Justice Marie Garibaldi Endowed Chair, received the Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Special Achievement Award in a ceremony at Weill Cornell Medical College. …

Member News — Jeralyn Lawrence Installed as Second Vice President for NJ Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

October 25th, 2018 — Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., member of its Management Committee, and Chair of the Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, has been installed as Second Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of the …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Strengthens Environmental Health and Construction Safety Practice

October 25th, 2018 — Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) today announced that Michael Johnston, a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) who brings more than 27 years of extensive Environment Health and Safety (EHS) experience, has joined the firm as Director of Environmental Health and …

Member News — Universal Technical Institute Celebrates Grand Opening of New Jersey Campus & Announces New Manufacturer Training Program

October 25th, 2018 — Local businesses, elected officials, industry executives, and education and community leaders gathered Wednesday night to commemorate the grand opening of Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI)’s new state-of-the-industry campus in Bloomfield, New Jersey. The company’s thirteenth campus and its first in …

Member News — An NJIT Vision Therapy Team Wins “Most Innovative” in Worldwide VR Competition

October 25th, 2018 — An NJIT-led team of engineers, game designers, artists and clinicians won two major international awards for its vision therapy platform, including “most innovative breakthrough,” at the 2018 Augmented World Expo Europe (AWE EU), the leading industry conference for augmented reality …

Member News — The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Holds its 25th Annual Recognition Gala at Rockefeller Center

October 25th, 2018 — The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation hosted its 25th Annual Recognition Gala on an autumn evening at New York’s Rockefeller Center, celebrating a shared mission to transform health care and serve as a leader of positive change. Honorees included influential …

Member News — Gregory Black Joins CohnReznick’s Private Client Services Practice As Tax Partner

October 25th, 2018 — CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, has announced that Gregory Black joined the Firm as a Tax Partner. Based in New York, Black brings more than 20 years of experience as a CPA …

Member News — Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis’ Emily A. Kaller Installed as First Vice President of Trial Attorneys of New Jersey

October 25th, 2018 — Emily A. Kaller, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, was installed as First Vice President of Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ) at the organization’s annual Trial Bar Awards Reception, which was held on October 18, 2018 at the Pleasantdale …

Member News — Guardian Data Destruction in the News

October 25th, 2018 — CIANJ member Guardian Data Destruction was recently featured in both Market Watch and Recycling Today. See below for the links to the stories. http://magazine.recyclingtoday.com/article/secure-destruction-supplement/guardian-data-destruction-profile.aspx https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/data-destruction-service-market-huge-growth-leading-key-players-simsre-cycling-guardian-data-destruction-shred-it-hard-2018-09-14  

Member News — Valley Bank Reports Positive Q3 Earnings

October 25th, 2018 — Valley National Bancorp (NASDAQ:VLY), the holding company for Valley National Bank, today reported net income for the third quarter of 2018 of $69.6 million, or $0.20 per diluted common share, as compared to the third quarter of 2017 earnings of …

Member News — Joseph J. DiPasquale, Bankruptcy Attorney, Joins Lowenstein Sandler as Partner

October 25th, 2018 — Lowenstein Sandler LLP announced today that Joseph J. DiPasquale, most recently a partner with Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C., has joined the firm as a partner in the Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights practice. DiPasquale brings more than 20 years …

Member News — CCM and Morris Tech Share the Impact of Joint Workforce Training Programs Meeting Industry Demand with College-Level Study for High School Students

October 24th, 2018 — County College of Morris (CCM) and the Morris County Vocational School District (MCVSD) will be hosting a showcase to share the impact of their joint programs that train high school students for the careers of today and tomorrow. The Career …

Member News — First Jersey Title Services, Inc. Voted “Best Local Title Agency For 2018″

October 24th, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that First Jersey Title Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, has been voted the “Best Local Title Agency for 2018” by the readers of the New Jersey Law …

Member News — Celgene Corporation Announces Appointment of Dr. Alise Reicin to President, Global Clinical Development

October 24th, 2018 — Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced the appointment of Dr. Alise Reicin to President, Global Clinical Development, reporting to Mark J. Alles, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2018. In this role, Dr. Reicin will be responsible for all …

Member News — Silver Arch Capital Partners and Procida Funding & Advisors Close $12.5 Million Loan To Art Factory In Paterson

October 24th, 2018 — A 170-year-old former factory complex in the heart of Paterson will continue to transform, thanks to a $12.5 million loan closed by nationwide private lenders, Silver Arch Capital Partners and Procida Funding & Advisors, LLC. “We came through for the …

Member News — From the Garden State to Down Under – Atlantic Health System’s Brian Gragnolati Shares New Jersey Success Stories with World Health Leaders

October 24th, 2018 — Brian Gragnolati, president and CEO of Atlantic Health System, shared success stories from New Jersey with international health care leaders at the 42nd World Hospital Congress, held October 10-12 in Brisbane, Australia. On Thursday, October 11, Gragnolati joined a panel …

Member News — The Valley Hospital Named one of America’s Best Breast Centers for Fifth Consecutive Year

October 24th, 2018 — For a fifth consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has earned the Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. This recognition places Valley in the top 8 percent …

Member News — Martin Boyle Named Executive Vice President of STV Transportation & Infrastructure Division

October 24th, 2018 — Martin Boyle, an instrumental member of STV’s nationally renowned Transportation & Infrastructure Division (T&I), has been appointed to executive vice president of T&I where he will oversee the division’s operations. He is succeeding William Matts, P.E., who is retiring at …

Member News — Meridian Health Foundation Celebrates 21st Annual Gala at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City

October 24th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation is pleased to announce that its 21st Annual Gala, honoring John K. Lloyd, FACHE, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, and his wife Maureen, will take place on Saturday, November 17 from 6:30 p.m. to …

Member News — Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center Recognized in Top Five and 10 Percent of Hospitals Nationwide in Multiple Specialties

October 24th, 2018 — Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center rank in the top five and top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation in a wide variety of specialties and services, according to a report released today by Healthgrades, …

Member News — Sax LLP Will Hold Its Annual Real Estate Industry Update Event on November 1 at ON3

October 24th, 2018 — Accounting, tax and business advisory leader Sax LLP will bring together Real Estate industry professionals to discuss the current and future state of New Jersey’s real estate market.  The annual Real Estate Industry Update event will be held on Thursday, …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin’s Peter Hutcheon Receives 2018 ABA LLC, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Entities Content Recognition

October 24th, 2018 — Peter D. Hutcheon, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been awarded the “Professor Elizabeth ‘Beth’ S. Miller Content ‘Recognition’” by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Business Law’s LLC, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Entities Committee for his …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Names Dean Lin, FACHE, President of Care Transformation Services and Physician Practices

October 19th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, the most comprehensive and truly integrated non-profit health care network in New Jersey, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Lin, MHA, MBA, FACHE, FCPP, as president of Care Transformation Services and Physician Practices. In this …

Member News — Columbia Bank Hosts 30th Annual Charity Golf Classic

October 19th, 2018 — Columbia Bank’s 30th Annual Charity Golf Classic raised $100,000 with proceeds divided equally between the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawthorne and Northwest New Jersey. The clubs promote the importance of planning for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, …

Member News — Trial Attorneys of New Jersey Honor Wilentz Shareholder Maureen Binetti with Trial Bar Award

October 19th, 2018 — Wilentz shareholder and Employment Law practice Chair Maureen Binetti has been honored by the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ). On October 18, Ms. Binetti received a Trial Bar Award, presented to her by the TANJ in “recognition of excellence, …

Member News — United Airlines Hosts Annual Girls in Aviation Day at Newark and Around the Globe

October 19th, 2018 — United Airlines participated in the annual Girls in Aviation Day over the weekend across the system both at home and abroad, including in its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport. In Newark, the event brought together young women, ages 14-18, …

Member News — Pennoni’s Christopher Hanna Named 2018 Young Civil Engineer of the Year

October 18th, 2018 — Christopher M. Hanna, PE, of Pennoni’s Newark, NJ office was selected by the Executive Board of ASCE’s North Jersey Branch to receive the 2018 Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award. This award is presented to a young civil engineer …

Member News — Sara Ghazaii Joins MWWPR as Vice President of Corporate Communications and Marketing

October 17th, 2018 — MWWPR announced today that Sara Ghazaii joined the agency this month as Vice President of Corporate Communications and Marketing in the New York City Office. Ghazaii brings over a decade of experience across various industries as a strategic brand thinker and innovative …

Member News — Connell Foley’s Kate Murphy to Receive Breitkopf Award

October 17th, 2018 — Connell Foley is pleased to announce that Kate Murphy, a partner in the firm’s Insurance Defense Group, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Hon. Herman L. Breitkopf Award from the Middlesex County Trial Lawyers Association. The Breitkopf Award …

Member News — MSPC Names Cathy Davis, CPA as Principal

October 17th, 2018 — MSPC Certified Public Accountants and Advisors is pleased to announce that Cathy Davis, CPA has been promoted and named a Principal of the Firm. Previously a Tax Manager at MSPC, Davis brings two decades of experience working with individuals, businesses, …

Member News — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Expands its Trusts & Estates Practice with the Addition of Victoria Friedrich and Monica Babula

October 17th, 2018 — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden has announced that Victoria (“Torie”) Friedrich and Monica Babula have joined the firm as associates in the Trusts & Estates and Elder Law Group. Joseph L. Goldman, head of the Trusts & Estates group at Pashman …

Member News — Columbia Bank “Teams Up” With Morris Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore

October 16th, 2018 — This crew of Columbia Bank employees, shown, recently took part in a “Volunteer Day” at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Randolph.  The Team Columbia volunteers completed various work assignments, including moving warehouse stock, taking inventory and pricing items for …

Member News — Aynur Karce Appointed to Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

October 16th, 2018 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, recently announced the appointment of Aynur Karce to Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager of ASB’s Wayne Hills Office located at 87 Berdan Ave., Wayne, NJ 07470. Ms. Karce has …

Member News — United Airlines Bolsters Domestic Network: Adds 22 New Routes for 2019

October 16th, 2018 — United Airlines today announced it is continuing to strengthen its domestic route network by offering more ways for customers to connect to 22 destinations from six of its U.S. hubs. The airline also announced it will begin nonstop service to …

Member News — Investors Bank Equipment Finance Appoints Two Executives To Help Drive the Group’s Continuous Growth

October 16th, 2018 — The Investors Bank Equipment Finance (IBEF) group recently appointed two senior leaders, a senior business development officer and an asset management professional.  Expanding its leadership team, the group continues to pursue a growth strategy that includes increasing its client base …

Member News — ConnectOne Bank Builds Gifts and Ties to Those at Risk in Five NJ Counties

October 16th, 2018 — More than 60 ConnectOne Bank employees rallied recently to make 24 significant gifts for neighbors in need served by non-profit organizations in five New Jersey counties. Attending the bank’s second annual Community Connections charitable team-building event on Sunday, September 30, employees from …

Member News — Archer Welcomes Five New Associates

October 16th, 2018 — We are pleased to announce that five new associates have joined Archer P.C., one of the region’s largest law firms, with eight offices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York. Najah A. Jacobs is a member of Archer’s Environmental Law …

Member News — LAN Gains National Recognition as Top Architecture Firm

October 16th, 2018 — Leaders of LAN Associates are pleased to announce that the company was recently recognized on the Architectural Record Top 300 Architecture Firms list. “With this ranking, a precedent has been set and there is no better feeling for a company when expectations …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Helps To Create A Safer Environment At The Phoenix Center

October 12th, 2018 — The Phoenix Center located in Nutley has received a $30,000 grant from the Columbia Bank Foundation for a security system upgrade. Founded in 1991, The Phoenix Center is a private school that works with students with developmental and behavioral disabilities …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center Helps Giants Fans Make a Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer

October 12th, 2018 — In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the New York Giants, Hackensack Meridian Health and the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center are teaming up to inspire fans to intercept breast cancer through early detection. During the …

Member News — Berkeley College and Larry L. Luing Family Foundation Donate More Than $4,000 to Americares for Hurricane Florence Relief

October 12th, 2018 — Berkeley College recently donated $2,150.70 to Americares, a disaster relief and global health organization, for Hurricane Florence relief efforts. Donations were matched by the Larry L. Luing Family Foundation, for a total of $4,301.40. The mission of Americares is to …

Member News — Danielle DeFilippis to Moderate New Jersey Food & Beverage Summit Panel

October 12th, 2018 — Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will moderate a panel session, “Educating the Future Workforce of New Jersey’s Food Industry,” at the New Jersey Food & Beverage Summit conference. Sponsored by NJBIZ, the New Jersey …

Member News — NJCU to Lead New Jersey Delegation to Budapest, Hungary

October 12th, 2018 — More than 150 business leaders, educators, and entrepreneurs will gather in Budapest, Hungary next week to attend Connecting Bridges and Borders, a grass roots civic and academic movement hosted by New Jersey City University and led by Dr. David Weiss, Founder & …

Member News — Scarinci Hollenbeck Partner Theodore A. Schwartz to be Honored at Meadowlands Regional Chamber’s 45th Annual Legacy Awards Reception

October 11th, 2018 — Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce that Partner Theodore A. Schwartz has been selected by the Meadowlands Chamber as an honoree at the organization’s 45th Annual Legacy Awards reception. The Chamber is paying tribute to Mr. Schwartz and four other “distinguished and deserving” …

Member News — Dillon J. McGuire Joins Pashman Stein Walder Hayden

October 11th, 2018 — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden has announced that Dillon J. McGuire has joined the firm as an associate in the Criminal Defense and Governmental and Internal Investigations practice. “Dillon is a bright, young talent and we welcome him to our firm,” …

Member News — NAI Hanson’s DeMagistris, Vetter, Negotiate Sale of 32,000-Square-Foot Industrial Building in Fair Lawn

October 11th, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson announces the sale of a 32,483-square-foot industrial building at 17-09 Zink Place in Fair Lawn, N.J. NAI Hanson’s team of Jeff DeMagistris, SIOR, and Tom Vetter, SIOR, represented the buyer, A Cubed LLC, in the transaction with …

Member News — Valley National Bank Unveils Refreshed Brand with New Logo, Website and Plans for Branch Transformations

October 11th, 2018 — Valley National Bank announced today a new look and feel for its brand and, in many instances, will start referring to itself with a simpler name: “Valley.” The bank’s brand refresh includes a new logo, visual changes to its web …

Member News — First-of-its-Kind Property Tax Guide Published by NJCPA, New Jersey Realtors and Municipal Assessors

October 10th, 2018 — In an effort to address questions that New Jersey homeowners have over how their property taxes are allocated and what’s at work when they pay their tax bill, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) partnered with New …

Member News — Tulfra Real Estate Completes Acquisition and Financing of New QuickChek Site in Cranford With First Bank

October 10th, 2018 — Tulfra Real Estate, a Rochelle Park, New Jersey -based real estate investment, management and development company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition and financing of a former industrial site immediately off the Garden State Parkway in Cranford. The …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Helps Middlesex Recreation Council

October 10th, 2018 — The Columbia Bank Foundation has provided the Middlesex Recreation Council, Inc. with a $30,000 grant to assist in the construction of a new medical center at their Kiddie Keep Well Camp in Edison. The camp’s main mission is to promote …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett No. 1 ROI Influencers Health Care List

October 10th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive network, is proud to announce that co-CEO Robert C. Garrett is ranked No. 1 in ROI-NJ’s inaugural Influencers Health Care List. “We are extremely proud of this honor which reflects Bob’s …

Member News — McCarter & English’s Dave Sorin Named Honoree of NJ Tech Council Legend of Technology Award

October 8th, 2018 — McCarter is proud to announce that Dave Sorin has been named the honoree for the NJ Tech Council (NJTC) Legend of Technology Award for his outstanding leadership, innovation and collaboration in connection with his representation of tech, tech-enabled and life …

Member News — Two County College of Morris Administrators Receive Technology Leadership Awards

October 8th, 2018 — Dr. Shelley Kurland, dean of the Virtual Campus at County College of Morris (CCM), and Rob Stirton, vice president of Institutional Effectiveness and CIO, recently were presented with NJEdge awards for their technological contributions to the higher education community. Kurland, …

Member News — CSG Grows Practice with Addition of Real Estate Finance Attorney Rosh H. Jaffe

October 8th, 2018 — Rosh H. Jaffe, an accomplished real estate finance attorney, has joined Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) as a member in the firm’s New York City office. Jaffe concentrates on complex commercial banking, finance and real estate transactions, and brings …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Among First Hospitals in the World to Acquire Innovative da Vinci Single Port Robotic Systems

October 5th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center announced today that the medical center is among the first hospitals in the world to acquire the innovative da Vinci single port (SP) system, a cutting-edge robotic-assisted technology used by surgeons to perform …

Member News — The Valley Hospital First in Bergen County to Offer Innovative Joint Replacement Robotic Technology

October 5th, 2018 — Orthopedic surgeons at The Valley Hospital are offering patients an innovative option for partial knee, total knee and hip replacements — Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgical System. Among the benefits for patients: less pain and shorter recovery time. Anthony Delfico, …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Announces New Hire

October 5th, 2018 — Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointment. Alexon Polanco has been hired as Mortgage Loan Originator based in Hackensack. With 10 years of banking experience, Polanco was most recently a Small …

Member News — Women’s Entrepreneurship Week at Berkeley College Highlights Breaking Barriers

October 5th, 2018 — In honor of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, Berkeley College will host special events in New York and New Jersey that elevate the voices of women in business. Women in Leadership: Breaking Barriers is part of a global initiative that focuses on …

Member News — Columbia Financial Announces Appointment of Allyson Schlesinger

October 5th, 2018 — Columbia Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLBK) (the “Company”) announced that Allyson Schlesinger has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Head of Consumer Banking for Columbia Bank, the Company’s wholly-owned banking subsidiary.  In that role, Ms. Schlesinger will be responsible for the …

Member News — Sobel & Co Welcomes New Partner

October 5th, 2018 — On October 1, 2018 David Capodanno, CPA, joined Sobel & Co. as a Member of the Firm. “Dave is a seasoned professional who has built his strong reputation in the tri-state area by combining technical expertise and business consulting to …

Member News — Atlantic Health System, TGen and Origin Partner to Lower Barriers to Innovative Cancer Therapies

October 5th, 2018 — Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system, today announced a partnership with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, and Origin Commercial Ventures to create a new platform to deliver economically viable immunotherapies and other breakthrough cancer …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Announces Regional Market and Care Transformation Services Structure

October 4th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health has announced today that it is implementing a new organizational structure to better align its services and improve the overall experience for patients across its 16 hospitals and 500 patient care locations throughout New Jersey. “To accelerate our ability …

Member News — Horizon Connect Debuts inside Union City Sanitas Medical Center

October 4th, 2018 — With individual open enrollment set to begin on November 1st and federal funding to support enrollment outreach falling, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) today announced the grand opening of a new Horizon Connect Retail Center …

Member News — Berkeley College Vice President of Communications and External Relations Receives Brand Builder Award from Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

October 4th, 2018 — Angela Harrington, Vice President, Communications and External Relations (left), Berkeley College, accepts her award from Linda Wellbrock, Founder, Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners, at the recognition event celebrating the Top 25 Leading Women Brand Builders. The award recognizes marketing, …

Member News — Announcing the Gibbons Workplace Training Academy

October 4th, 2018 — Gibbons P.C. has launched the Gibbons Workplace Training Academy, a comprehensive curriculum of training programs to support compliance with wide-ranging federal and state laws governing the employer/employee relationship—including new laws, like the one recently passed in New York City requiring …

Member News — Columbia Financial, Inc. Announces Appointment Of Joseph F. Dempsey

October 4th, 2018 — Columbia Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLBK) (the “Company”) announced that Joseph Dempsey has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking for Columbia Bank, the Company’s wholly-owned banking subsidiary (the “Bank”).  In that role, Mr. Dempsey will be responsible …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Names Mark D. Sparta President of Hackensack University Medical Center

October 4th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health has announced that Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, has been named president of Hackensack University Medical Center, as part of the health network’s organizational evolution to better align its services and improve the overall patient experience.  He will continue with …

Member News — New Jersey Innovation Institute Launches its Cell & Gene Therapy Center at an Industry Cell Therapy Manufacturing Roundtable Hosted at NJIT

October 2nd, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute, (NJII) an NJIT Corporation, recently conducted a cell and gene therapy manufacturing roundtable to launch its Cell and Gene Therapy Development Center and address key industry manufacturing challenges.  Roundtable participants included some of the world’s …

Member News — The DAK Group Announces The Padcaster has Acquired Parrot Teleprompter

October 2nd, 2018 — The DAK Group, a leading investment bank specializing in middle-market mergers and acquisitions worldwide, announces its client, Padcaster, headquartered in New York, NY has acquired Parrot Teleprompter of Orem, Utah. The DAK Group served as the exclusive investment banker and …

Member News — NJIT’s Raul Mercado Named Honorary Commander – Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

October 2nd, 2018 — The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (MDL) Commanders recently selected Raul Mercado, director NJIT Procurement Technical Assistance Center, to participate in its Honorary Commanders program. Mercado was formally inducted into the program at the Joint Base Honorary Commanders’ Induction Ceremony on September …

Member News — DeCotiis Attorney Roy Caplinger Named Contract Partner

October 2nd, 2018 — Roy Caplinger has been named Contract Partner, which will take effect on October 1, 2018, based on his considerable expertise and acumen in a variety of litigation matters. Mr. Caplinger’s practice specializes in insurance, commercial, healthcare and construction litigation, as …

Member News — Sills Cummis & Gross Promotes Attorneys: New Members and Of Counsel Named

October 2nd, 2018 — Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce that Jason L. Sobel and William R. Tellado were promoted to Members of the Firm; and Cecilia I. Lassiter was promoted to Of Counsel, effective October 1, 2018. Jason L. Sobel  |  …

Member News — New City Kids: Paterson Is Latest Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Recipient

October 2nd, 2018 — Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently issued two separate community grants, totaling $45,000, to the New City Kids: Paterson.  A $35,000 grant was used to purchase a new commuter van which will be used to transport participants to …

Member News — Bank of New Jersey’s Graves Named to NY Fed’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council

October 2nd, 2018 — The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today announced the appointment of three new members to its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC), effective immediately. Council members are representatives from commercial banks, thrift institutions, and credit unions with assets under …

Member News — Wells Fargo Launches Control Tower SM, New Digital Experience for Customers Nationwide

October 2nd, 2018 — Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced that Control Tower, a new digital experience that simplifies customers’ online financial lives, is available for Wells Fargo consumer and small business customers nationwide through Wells Fargo Online ® and Wells Fargo Mobile ® Banking. According to a recent …

Member News — NJIT and Essex County College Sign Joint Academic Agreement

October 2nd, 2018 — Associate degree students from Essex County College (ECC) are now able to seamlessly transfer into appropriate and/or corresponding bachelor’s degree programs at NJIT. On Sept. 17, 2018, the neighboring institutions in Newark signed a three-year joint academic agreement designed to provide priority …

Member News — The DAK Group’s Ari Fuchs Honored in NJBIZ 2018 Forty Under 40 Awards Program

October 1st, 2018 — Ari Fuchs has been named a winner in the 2018 NJBIZ Forty Under 40 awards program. The Forty Under 40 awards program honors men and women under the age of 40 who have been making headlines in their field and …

Member News — Joann Papageorgis Joins Dewberry as Senior Project Manager

October 1st, 2018 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Joann Papageorgis has joined the Northeast environmental team in its Parsippany, New Jersey, office, where she will manage the environmental and cultural resources department. Papageorgis joins the firm with more …

Member News — Case Medical Exceeds Chemical Footprint Project Requirements

October 1st, 2018 — Case Medical, Inc. today announced that it met and exceeded the requirements of the Chemical Footprint Project (CFP). Case Medical is a U.S. EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year. Case Medical was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin Attorney Anthony Caruso to Speak at Cardozo School of Law

October 1st, 2018 — Anthony R. Caruso, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Sports, Media, and Entertainment (SME) Law Practice Group, will be a panelist for the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Sports Law Society’s “Free Speech …

Member News — Cancer Survivors Celebrate Life and Liberty at 10th Annual Celebrating Life and Liberty Event at MetLife Stadium

October 1st, 2018 — On Friday, September 14, Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals for cancer, hosted its tenth annual Celebrating Life and Liberty event at MetLife Stadium. The event celebrates survivorship …

Member News — Conner Named President of Dewberry Engineers Inc.

October 1st, 2018 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Darren Conner, PE, has been promoted to president of Dewberry Engineers Inc., the firm’s nationwide engineering practice. Conner will oversee operations within more than 50 offices from coast to coast, …

Member News — Columbia Bank Employees Support Autism New Jersey with $10,000 Award

October 1st, 2018 — Autism New Jersey was the latest recipient of Columbia Bank’s monthly $10,000 Employee Sponsored Giving Program. Speaking at the check presentation ceremony, bank employee Jennifer Felipe shared a poignant and emotional story about her nephews, both diagnosed with autism, and …

Member News — NAI James E. Hanson and Commercial Realty Group Celebrate Ribbon Cutting for 36,000-Square-Foot Office Building in Parsippany

September 28th, 2018 — Executives from NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, and Commercial Realty Group (CRG) were joined by State Senator Anthony Bucco, State Assemblyman Jay Webber, and Parsippany Township Council members, Loretta Gragnani …

Member News — PSE&G Follows State Policy for a New Era of Affordable, Clean, Reliable, Resilient and Safe Energy

September 27th, 2018 — Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) on Wednesday proposed a Clean Energy Future program  (CEF) with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to make critical investments in clean energy and advanced technology that would propel  New Jersey’s role …

Member News — Leading NJ Law Firms McManimon, Scotland & Baumann and Trenk Dipasquale Della Fera & Sodono to Join

September 27th, 2018 — Two of New Jersey’s leading law firms are joining together to create one of the largest, most diverse legal services firms in the state.  McManimon, Scotland and Baumann, LLC (“MS&B”) and Trenk DiPasquale Della Fera & Sodono, P.C. (“TD”) are excited …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health’s Tackle Kids Cancer Serves as Official Charity for PGA TOUR Tournament

September 26th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health was pleased to partner with the NORTHERN TRUST PGA TOUR tournament held at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, in support of Tackle Kids Cancer, a philanthropic initiative of the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation dedicated to finding …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Helps Paterson’s CUMAC Food Bank

September 26th, 2018 — Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently presented a $30,000 grant to the Center of United Methodist Aid in the Community (CUMAC) food bank. The grant will fund two much-needed upgrades to the organization’s Paterson Warehouse. The first project …

Member News — Verizon Names Chris Bartlett to Lead Corporate Development, Verizon Ventures

September 26th, 2018 — Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) has named Chris Bartlett senior vice president for corporate development and Verizon Ventures. Effective immediately, Bartlett assumes responsibility for joint ventures, strategic investment activity, acquisitions and divestitures. Bartlett was most recently managing director at …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Announces New Hires for September 2018

September 26th, 2018 — homas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointments. Gregory Ferris has been hired as Vice President, Business Continuity and Risk Officer based at the Milton Operations Center in Oak Ridge, N.J. He was …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin Welcomes New Real Estate Member

September 25th, 2018 — The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome William L. Brewer as a Member of the firm.  He joins the firm’s Real Estate & Finance group. Brewer focuses his practice in the areas of commercial financing, leasing, acquisitions and sales, loan …

Member News — William Paterson University Student Team to Compete in Final Round of Financial Planning Challenge in Chicago

September 25th, 2018 — Three William Paterson University students, one of eight teams chosen from more than 20 university teams nationwide, will compete in the Financial Planning Challenge final round at the Financial Planning Association’s 2018 conference to be held in Chicago, IL from …

Member News — A New Path for Tomorrow’s Doctors Begins as Thomas Jefferson University, Atlantic Health System Dedicate Sidney Kimmel Medical College Regional Campus

September 25th, 2018 — Atlantic Health System and Thomas Jefferson University today formally dedicated the regional campus of Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center, offering a program for third-year medical students unique in northern New Jersey. …

Member News — Brian DiFeo Joins MWWPR As Head Of Influencer Strategy

September 25th, 2018 — MWWPR announced today the addition of Brian DiFeo to the MWWPR Digital team as Senior Director of Influencer Strategy. DiFeo will be leading MWWPR’s evolving influencer marketing services, including developing meaningful and ROI-driven influencer campaigns and evergreen programs for MWWPR’s …

Member News — Twenty-three Attorneys in Peckar & Abramson’s New York & New Jersey Offices Named 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers®

September 25th, 2018 — Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that twenty-three (23) attorneys in the firm’s New York and New Jersey offices have been named 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars. Each attorney is being honored for …

Member News — Three CohnReznick Leaders Named to Crain’s ‘Notable Women in Accounting & Consulting’ List

September 25th, 2018 — CohnReznick, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, has announced that Mary Amato, Claudine Cohen, and Marisa Garcia have been named to the inaugural Crain’s New York Business list of “Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting.” Mary Amato, CPA, is …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin’s Kristyl Berckes Featured on ABA Section of Litigation Sound Advice

September 25th, 2018 — Kristyl M. Berckes, an Associate of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., was featured in the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation’s Sound Advice, which gives members easy access to a collection of useful and enjoyable knowledge and …

Member News — Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, P.A.’s Toni Ann Marabello and Matthew Nicodemo Installed as Officers of Bergen County Young Lawyers

September 25th, 2018 — Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, P.A. congratulates Toni Ann Marabello and Matthew Nicodemo on their installation as President and Secretary of the Bergen County Young Lawyers Division, respectively.  Toni Ann and Matthew were sworn in as officers by the Honorable …

Member News — PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies at Montclair State University Application for Green Teams Now Open

September 25th, 2018 — The PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies at Montclair State University, in conjunction with New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) and all affiliated colleges and universities, provides trans-disciplinary teams of 5 students to corporations to help them develop and …

Member News — New Jersey American Water Celebrates Completion of $37 Million Flood Protection Project at the Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant

September 25th, 2018 — New Jersey American Water celebrated the completion of a significant, long-term flood protection project at its Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the grounds of the plant. This $37 million project will help ensure the water supply at …

Member News — Kean University College of Business and Public Management Building to Open in 2020

September 24th, 2018 — Construction is set to begin for the newest academic building on the Kean University campus after the Board of Trustees recently approved a contract for the College of Business and Public Management building off Morris Avenue. The new state-of-the-art structure …

Member News — ExxonMobil to Join Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

September 24th, 2018 — ExxonMobil today said it will join the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a voluntary initiative representing 13 of the world’s largest oil and gas producers working collaboratively toward solutions to mitigate the risks of climate change. The CEO-led organization …

Member News — Andrew D. Linden Named to New Jersey State Bar Association’s Inaugural Cannabis Law Committee

September 21st, 2018 — Andrew D. Linden, a Member of law firm, Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been named a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s inaugural Cannabis Law Committee for the 2018-2019 term. A resident of Caldwell, Linden assists marijuana entrepreneurs, suppliers, …

Member News — Investors Bank Is Named The Official Consumer and Business Bank of the New York Giants

September 21st, 2018 — The New York Giants have formed a powerful alliance with Investors Bank, one of the fastest growing banks in the region. Beginning with the 2018 season, Investors has become the Official Consumer and Business Bank of the New York Giants. …

Member News — NAI Hanson Negotiates Full Building Retail Lease in Parsippany

September 21st, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson has negotiated a lease for an approximately 12,000-square-foot retail/showroom building with Home Comfort Furniture at 120 Rt. 46 W. in Parsippany, N.J. NAI Hanson’s Randy Horning and Darren Lizzack represented the tenant, Home Comfort Furniture, and the …

Member News — Fox Rothschild To Merge With Smith Moore Leatherwood

September 21st, 2018 — In what will be its largest combination, Fox Rothschild LLP will merge with Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, effective November 1. This move, which adds 130 attorneys to the firm, signals Fox’s first foray into the Southeast. The addition of six …

Member News — American Water Awards 49 Environmental Grants

September 21st, 2018 — American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today the recipients of the company’s 2018 Environmental Grant Program awards. American Water has committed to support $188,000 to 49 projects throughout their service areas in 11 states. …

Member News — Bay Area Engineer to Lead STV Group’s Design-Build Efforts

September 20th, 2018 — William Knapp, P.E., a veteran civil engineering leader, has joined STV as vice president and design-build director in the firm’s Western Region. He will be based in STV’s Oakland office and manage design-build efforts in the western half of the …

Member News — Jeralyn Lawrence to Moderate “Everybody Lies” NJICLE Round Table

September 20th, 2018 — Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., member of its Management Committee, and Chair of the Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, will serve as moderator and speaker for a round table discussion based on “Everybody …

Member News — Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico Is Latest Columbia Bank Foundation Donation Recipient

September 20th, 2018 — Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico (HFHPR) 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 …

Member News — Konica Minolta And Memjet Form Strategic Partnership

September 19th, 2018 — Konica Minolta Business SolutionsU.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced a strategic partnership with Memjet. Combining Memjet’s printing technology with the hardware expertise of Konica Minolta has resulted in the creation of digital inkjet print and labeling solutions that deliver the …

Member News — Avison Young Launches Life Sciences Specialty Practice Group

September 19th, 2018 — Mark E. Rose, Chair and CEO of Avison Young, the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm, today announced the formation of a new life sciences specialty practice group. The group, which will assist life sciences companies with their real …

Member News — David C. Bennett Joins Peckar & Abramson’s New Jersey Office

September 19th, 2018 — Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Construction Litigation attorney David C. Bennett has joined the firm’s New Jersey office as a Senior Associate. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Bennett had twenty-seven years of contract administration and …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin Welcomes Associate to New Jersey Office

September 19th, 2018 — The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Michael J. Wise as an Associate in the New Jersey office.  He joins the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. A resident of Morristown, Wise focuses his practice on general commercial litigation.  Prior …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center’s Dr. Yukiko Kimura Completes Enrollment for Largest Research Study on Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

September 19th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that Yukiko Kimura, M.D., chief of Pediatric Rheumatology at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, and immediate past president of Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), has completed …

Member News — Introducing Better Boarding at United Airlines

September 19th, 2018 — United Airlines is expanding enhancements to its boarding at gates in airports around the world. The updated better boarding process gives customers more space at the gate, less time waiting in line and improved boarding information to create a less …

Member News — American Water Employees Volunteer Throughout Camden During Annual Month of Service

September 19th, 2018 — American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, is embarking on a series of volunteer efforts in Camden, NJ as part of its companywide AmerICANs in Action! Month of Service throughout September. Ahead of the company’s move …

Member News — Konica Minolta Expands ECM Portfolio With VeBridge Holdings Acquisition

September 19th, 2018 — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced the acquisition of VeBridge Holdings, Inc., a Lexington, Kentucky-based document management business that specializes in enterprise content management (ECM), business process automation and outsourcing, and document conversion services. VeBridge, founded …

Member News — Atlantic Health System Sends Paramedics to Aid Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

September 19th, 2018 — Atlantic Ambulance, a division of Atlantic Health System, sent a team of three paramedics in an Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance to South Carolina to aid in the relief efforts being organized by FEMA in preparation for Hurricane Florence. The …

Member News — PSE&G to Lower Residential Gas Bills Ahead of Winter Heating Season

September 19th, 2018 — Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) is decreasing residential gas bills just in time for the winter heating season. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) today approved, on a provisional basis, PSE&G’s June gas supply filing that …

Member News — Lyft Hits One Billion Rides

September 19th, 2018 — Every single day, millions of people connect in Lyft rides across the country helping to demonstrate that people from all backgrounds, neighborhoods, and walks of life can come together — even if just for a short trip. We started Lyft …

Member News — Columbia Financial, Inc. Announces Appointment Of Joseph F. Dempsey

September 19th, 2018 — Columbia Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLBK) (the “Company”) announced that Joseph Dempsey has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking for Columbia Bank, the Company’s wholly-owned banking subsidiary (the “Bank”).  In that role, Mr. Dempsey will be responsible …

Member News — Surety Title Company Expands Its New Jersey Footprint with the Merger of Title Village Title Agency

September 18th, 2018 — Surety Title Company, LLC, a leading title insurance firm serving residential and commercial clients through New Jersey and Pennsylvania, is proud to announce its further expansion through the merger with Lawrenceville, NJ based Title Village Title Agency, effective September 1, …

Member News — Grand Opening Celebration for Brand New Dual-Brand Hampton Inn & Suites and Homewood Suites at Teaneck

September 18th, 2018 — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, along with their project partners from Hilton, M&T Bank and White Lodging, and Teaneck Mayor Hameeduddin celebrated the grand opening for Bergen County’s newest hospitality offering, the dual-branded Hampton Inn & Suites and Homewood Suites at Teaneck. Since …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin’s Jeffrey Casaletto to Present at Course for Licensed Site Remediation Professionals

September 18th, 2018 — Jeffrey M. Casaletto, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “Due Diligence in New Jersey” with Chemmie Sokolic of Whitman and Ben Alter of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.  Co-sponsored by the firm and the Licensed Site Remediation Professionals …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Launches New Apple Watch App

September 18th, 2018 — Atlantic Stewardship Bank recently announced that they have officially expanded further into the Apple experience with the launch of their new ASB Apple Watch App. They released their ASB App earlier this month, which is paired through the customer’s iPhone …

Member News — Berkeley College to Host ‘Women in Leadership: Breaking Barriers’ During Women’s Entrepreneurship Week

September 18th, 2018 — In honor of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, Berkeley College will host special events that include panel discussions with prominent women leaders in New York and New Jersey. Women in Leadership: Breaking Barriers is part of a global initiative to elevate the voices of …

Member News — Rider Partners with Lyft to Offer Free Late-Night Transportation for Students

September 18th, 2018 — Rider University and Lyft, the fastest growing on-demand app-based ride-hailing service, are partnering to give students a smart, reliable and convenient way back to campus late at night. Beginning September 6, all students will be able to use the Lyft app …

Member News — Montclair State University Announces Transformational Fundraising Campaign

September 18th, 2018 — In a pivotal moment for New Jersey’s second-largest university, Montclair State University has announced the public launch of Soar, The Campaign for Montclair State University, a pioneering initiative to ensure access to affordable, high-quality education for generations of students to …

Member News — Groome Industrial Service Group Moving Corporate HQ to Fairfield

September 17th, 2018 — Groome Industrial Service Group, Inc. along with subsidiary Groome Door & Mechanical Systems, both specialty service contracting companies will be sweeping their corporate offices, warehousing and training facilities to a free standing 22,000 SF facility in Fairfield that seems to …

Member News — Berkeley College Presents an Afternoon with Poet Arthur Gatti

September 17th, 2018 — Berkeley College Presents an Afternoon with Poet Arthur Gatti WHAT:   The Graphic Design Department in the Berkeley College School of Professional Studies presents the poetry of Arthur Gatti. Mr. Gatti will read excerpts and sign copies of his book, …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin Welcomes New Real Estate Attorney

September 17th, 2018 — The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Ellen M. Harris to its Real Estate & Finance Practice Group. Harris, who joins the firm after 12 years as Chief Legal Officer at Newark Housing Authority, has a strong …

Member News — Leonia High School Celebrates Opening of Hi-Tech Culinary Arts Lab Designed by LAN Associates

September 17th, 2018 — The design team from LAN Associates joined with students and staff of Leonia High School, as well as elected officials to celebrate the grand opening of the new Culinary Arts Lab. The state-of-the art facility will further expand the district’s …

Member News — Verizon Foundation Announces $1 Million Grant to American Red Cross to Assist in Hurricane Florence Relief

September 17th, 2018 — The Verizon Foundation today announced support for communities impacted by Hurricane Florence through a $1 million grant to the American Red Cross to assist in relief efforts. Additionally, between September 12, 2018 and September 28, 2018, the Verizon Foundation will …

Member News — Lowenstein Sandler’s Bruce D. Buechler Nominated to Superior Court of New Jersey

September 17th, 2018 — Lowenstein congratulates partner Bruce D. Buechler, Vice Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights practice, on his nomination by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to become a judge on the Superior Court of New Jersey. The court holds statewide jurisdiction …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Supports Paterson’s St. Joseph’s University Medical Center

September 14th, 2018 — St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, part of St. Joseph’s Health, is the latest recipient of a $75,000 grant from the Columbia Bank Foundation. The donated funds will be used to replace one of four heavily used Mobile Intensive Care Unit …

Member News — New Jersey’s Own—Pfister Energy is the First Solar Energy Contractor in the United States to Appear on the Inc. 5000 List 8 Times

September 14th, 2018 — On August 15, Inc. magazine revealed that Pfister Energy is No. 1548 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within …

Member News — Archer Awarded NAIOP NJ Pillar Award

September 14th, 2018 — Liz Archer, a business development manager in Dewberry’s Bloomfield, New Jersey office, was recently selected to receive the Pillar Award by the Commercial Real Estate Development Association New Jersey Chapter (NAIOP NJ). The award will be presented at the annual …

Member News — Lightbridge Academy Celebrates 35th Center, Opens First Virginia Location and Prepares to Reach 100 Units Open Mark by 2020

September 14th, 2018 — Lightbridge Academy has a lot to celebrate in just the first half of 2018, including opening its 35th location in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in June with 79 additional units under construction or in development. The leading educational child care center brand …

Member News — United Airlines Commits to a Cleaner Future; Becomes First U.S. Airline to Pledge to Reduce Own Emissions by 50 Percent by 2050

September 14th, 2018 — United Airlines today made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to publicly commit to reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2050, further strengthening the carrier’s ambition to be the world’s most environmentally conscious airline. United’s …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Helps Christian Health Care Center

September 14th, 2018 — The Columbia Bank Foundation provided the Christian Health Care Center, located in Wyckoff, New Jersey, a $25,000 grant to assist in the renovation of their Longview Assisted Living Residence. Longview was built nearly 20 years ago and primarily focuses on …

Member News — Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Expands Focus to Identify and Promote Sustainable Agriculture Technologies

September 14th, 2018 — The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is expanding its program to advance technologies that address the interconnection of food, water and energy. The …

Member News — Sills Cummis & Gross Welcomes Brian L. Spadora

September 13th, 2018 — Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce the addition of Brian L. Spadora as an Associate in the Firm’s Product Liability Practice Group. He is resident of the Firm’s Newark office. Prior to joining Sills Cummis, Mr. Spadora served …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Hires June Ryan, Senior Managing Director & Senior Trust Officer, Peapack Private Wealth Management

September 11th, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to announce the appointment of June Ryan, Senior Managing Director & Senior Trust Officer, Peapack Private Wealth Management. Working out of the Bank’s office in Teaneck, New …

Member News — Tackle Kids Cancer Kicks Off Third Year of Eli’s Challenge

September 11th, 2018 — Tackle Kids Cancer and New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning proudly announce the kick-off of this year’s Eli’s Challenge. In its initial launch three years ago, Super Bowl MVP Manning generously matched grassroots donations to Tackle Kids Cancer, up to …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Announces New Hires

September 11th, 2018 — Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointments. Gregory Ferris has been hired as Vice President, Business Continuity and Risk Officer based at the Milton Operations Center in Oak Ridge, N.J. He …

Member News — Denholtz Associates Welcomes New Acquisitions and Development Associate to Growing Team

September 11th, 2018 — Denholtz Associates, a privately held, fully integrated real estate development, investment and management company, announces that Blake Burger has joined the company as an Acquisitions and Development Associate. In the role of Acquisitions and Development Associate, Burger will work closely …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Appoints Rose M. Glenn Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

September 10th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is pleased to announce that Rose M. Glenn, an executive with more than 30 years of communications and marketing experience in the health care industry, has been named senior …

Member News — NAI James E. Hanson Negotiates Sale of Former Bank Building in Florham Park

September 10th, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson has negotiated the sale of a 3,950-square-foot retail building at 77 Hanover Road in Florham Park, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Joan Cenicola and John Schilp represented the seller, DFK Associates, in the transaction. Previously a …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Supports Local Students

September 10th, 2018 — For 10 years Peapack-Gladstone Bank has teamed up with the United Way of Northern New Jersey and Hunterdon County in supporting needy children in New Jersey.  Donations of school supplies are accepted at all bank locations and delivered to the …

Member News — Katherine Hartlin Strauss Appointed to Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

September 10th, 2018 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, announced the appointment of Katherine Hartlin Strauss to Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager of ASB’s North Haledon Office located at 33 Sicomac Road, North Haledon, NJ 07508. Ms. Strauss …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin & Marcus to Present I-9 Compliance Seminars for Employers

September 7th, 2018 — Raymond G. Lahoud, Esq., a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Group, is pleased to present a two-part seminar series for all human resource professionals, business owners, compliance officers, administrators, and …

Member News — Teudy Navarro Appointed to Mortgage Loan Officer at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

September 7th, 2018 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, recently announced the appointment of Teudy Navarro to Mortgage Loan Officer at ASB’s North Haledon Office located at 33 Sicomac Road, North Haledon, NJ, 07508. Mr. Navarro, a …

Member News — Company Growth Continues for LAN Associates with Additional Promotions to Management Team

September 6th, 2018 — LAN Associates’ Board of Directors recently announced another series of promotions within its management team, including two promotions within its Engineering Department. This comes off last month’s announcement of the expansion to the Architectural team. Tom Wighard, who served as Senior Mechanical Engineer, has …

Member News — Steven Morrison Joins CohnReznick as National Assurance Partner

September 6th, 2018 — CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, has announced that Steven Morrison has joined the Firm as a partner in the National Assurance Practice. Based in New York, Morrison joins the Audit Quality Group …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Finalizes Acquisition of Lassus Wherley

September 6th, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC), parent company of Peapack-Gladstone Bank is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of New Providence, NJ-based Lassus Wherley, effective September 1, 2018. Founders Diahann W. Lassus and Clare E. …

Member News — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Visit Hackensack University Medical Center

September 4th, 2018 — The New Jersey Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NJPQC) recently met with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center for the annual update to the agency, which funds the NJPQC work. Chairs Andrew Rubenstein. …

Member News — FPA Recognized as Top Design Firm by ENR NY

September 4th, 2018 — We are pleased to announce that French & Parrello Associates was recently named as one of the Top Design Firms in the region by Engineering News-Record (ENR) New York. Every year, the ENR New York “Top Design Firms” list ranks the largest …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center to Host 10th Annual Celebrating Life & Liberty

September 4th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals for cancer, will host its tenth annual Celebrating Life and Liberty event at MetLife Stadium, featuring special performances by Bruce Springsteen tribute …

Member News — MFM&C, P.A. pleased to welcome the Hon. Harry G. Carroll, J.A.D. (Ret.) to the firm as Counsel

September 4th, 2018 — Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, P.A., is pleased to announce that The Honorable Harry G. Carroll has joined the firm as Counsel.  Judge Carroll joins MFM&C after serving sixteen years as a New Jersey Superior Court Judge.  Judge Carroll brings …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Announces “Putting Fore a Purpose” Charity Campaign

September 4th, 2018 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce its new charity campaign “Putting Fore a Purpose.” In connection with the 46th Lakeland Charities Scholarship Golf Outing on Sept. 25, the Bank will donate $1 to the scholarship fund for every new Page Like …

Member News — TD Bank Becomes the First Bank to Receive Gold-Level Recognition as a Green Lease Leader

September 4th, 2018 — TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has been recognized as a Green Lease Leader by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance. “This award recognizes our ongoing strategy to embed environmental provisions …

Member News — News Station Reports On Matrix New World Engineering’s Passionate and Personal Response To Puerto Rico

August 30th, 2018 — Two experts from Matrix New World Engineering were recently featured in a news segment on Verizon FIOS 1 Television. Senior survey technical specialist, Jose Vargas, shared his story of helping rebuild damage on commercial ports throughout Puerto Rico that were …

Member News — CSG to Host “Legal Eagles” Reception on October 9

August 30th, 2018 — On October 9, 2018 at 6PM, CSG, the Patriots’ Path Council and the Boy Scouts of America will be hosting a “Legal Eagles” networking reception for Eagle Scout attorneys. The reception will take place at CSG’s offices at One Boland …

Member News — Chilton Medical Center and Atlantic Behavioral Health to Host “Festival of Hope” Raising Awareness on Mental Health Issues

August 30th, 2018 — Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center and Atlantic Behavioral Health are hosting the Festival of Hope – a free community-focused event on Saturday, September 15 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM on the hospital’s campus (97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains). The event …

Member News — Next Level Performance Welcomes Paul Ruddy as New Vice President of Information Technology

August 30th, 2018 — Paul Ruddy joins Next Level Performance with 10 years of experience as Chief Information Officer for the Central Jersey Blood Center. He also served in the New Jersey Association of Blood Professionals, as well as Treasurer for the Board of …

Member News — “Hello, Buongiorno, Ahoj, Hallo!” United Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service to the Amalfi Coast, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands

August 30th, 2018 — Strengthening the world’s most comprehensive route network, United Airlines today announced customers have new international routes to choose from in 2019 including daily, year-round service between San Francisco and Amsterdam and new nonstop seasonal summer service between New York/Newark and …

Member News — International Business Exec Simon Nynens to Lead NJIT’s Incubation and Commercialization Efforts

August 30th, 2018 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), one of the nation’s leading public polytechnic universities, is proud to announce that Simon Nynens will join NJIT on Sept. 4, 2018, as Vice President of Business Incubation and Executive Director of Commercialization. Within …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment Of Frank Aghassi To Vice President, Commercial Loan Regional Manager

August 29th, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Frank Aghassi has been appointed Vice President, Commercial Loan Regional Manager. In his new position, Mr. Aghassi will continue to manage the bank’s North Jersey Commercial …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Hires Kenneth R. Geiger, Senior Vice President, Special Assets

August 29th, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to announce the appointment of Kenneth R. Geiger as Senior Vice President, Special Assets at Peapack-Gladstone Bank. Working out of the Bank’s Headquarters in Bedminster, New Jersey, …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Helps the Little Sisters of the Poor

August 27th, 2018 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently provided a $10,000 grant to the Little Sisters of the Poor located in Totowa, New Jersey. The grant was used to upgrade technology infrastructure for both the staff and the residents of the home. The …

Member News — Englewood Health First in New Jersey, and One of First in Nation, to Use New Technology for Treatment of Lung Cancer

August 27th, 2018 — The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center at Englewood Health is the first center in New Jersey, and one of the first in the entire nation, to offer lung stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with Varian Calypso®  Anchored Beacon® …

Member News — Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. to Acquire Highlands Bancorp, Inc.

August 27th, 2018 — The Boards of Directors of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:  LBAI) (“Lakeland Bancorp”), the parent company of Lakeland Bank, and Highlands Bancorp, Inc. (OTC Pink:  HSBK) (“Highlands Bancorp”), the parent company of Highlands State Bank, announced today that the companies have …

Member News — Winne Banta’s Bruce Rosenberg Appointed to Hackensack Performing Arts Center Board

August 27th, 2018 — Bruce Rosenberg, Principal at Winne Banta, has been appointed by the City of Hackensack to serve on the Trustee Board of the new Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC). The new, state-of-the art facility, built in a former Masonic Temple, is …

Member News — County College of Morris to Hold Continuing Professional Education Open House

August 24th, 2018 — Whether it’s getting a job, obtaining a better job or succeed in an existing one, County College of Morris (CCM) is here to help individuals achieve their personal career aspirations.  CCM has been serving the greater Morris County region for …

Member News — High School Students Graduate from Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University MINDS Program

August 24th, 2018 — The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University is proud to celebrate the graduation of 15 outstanding high school students who participated in the Medical Internship Navigating Diversity & Science (MINDS) Program. “Our mission is to create a …

Member News — Greater Toms River Chamber Names Karen Hershey New President/CEO

August 24th, 2018 — The Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce has named Karen Hershey as the Chamber’s new President/ CEO, effective August 6, 2018.  Karen Hershey replaces Noelle Carino who left the Chamber after leading the organization for three years. As President/CEO, Hershey …

Member News — NJII Recruiting 9th Cohort for Health IT Connections Program—Business Development for “Scale-Up” Health IT Companies

August 24th, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute is calling for applications to participate in the ninth cycle of the successful Health IT Connections program, set to kick off October 12, 2018. The Health IT Connections program was established in 2014 to grow the health IT cluster …

Member News — Mountain Development Celebrates Lease-Up of 56 at Roseland

August 24th, 2018 — A global consulting firm’s newly signed lease for 20,000 square feet at 56 at Roseland brings the high-end property to nearly full capacity. The milestone spurred joint-venture owner Mountain Development Corp. (MDC)  to throw a celebratory “thank you” reception for …

Member News — New Universal Technical Institute Campus in New Jersey Launches Inaugural Classes

August 24th, 2018 — Universal Technical Institute cut the ribbon at its new 108,000 square foot, state-of-the-industry campus. The Bloomfield campus marks the company’s first location in the tri-state area and its thirteenth campus nationwide. As the region’s strong demand for skilled transportation service …

Member News — Cole Schotz Advises 400 Claremont Urban Renewal on $17 Million Purchase of Jersey City Site

August 23rd, 2018 — Cole Schotz P.C. represented 400 Claremont Urban Renewal, LLC in its purchase of a 2.73-acre site in Jersey City for $17 million. The Cole Schotz team advised on the acquisition and the financing of the project, as well as provided …

Member News — Lisa Roger Promoted to Chief Information Officer at Dewberry

August 23rd, 2018 — Elese (Lisa) Adele Roger, PMP, has been promoted to chief information officer of Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm. Roger has 28 years of experience, and previously served as executive director, IT and technology. Roger will report to Dewberry’s …

Member News — Jersey City Celebrates Milestone in Transformation of West End Neighborhood with Ribbon Cutting for RIVET

August 23rd, 2018 — Executives from The Hampshire Companies and Claremont Companies were joined by New Jersey City University President Sue Henderson and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop today to celebrate the ribbon cutting for RIVET, Jersey City’s newest luxury apartment development, at 23 …

Member News — Columbia Bank Collection Efforts Benefits Seven Local Food Banks

August 23rd, 2018 — Columbia Bank employees recently collected non-perishable food, household items and paper goods as part of the bank’s Fifteenth Annual Employee Food Drive.  Shown are some “Team Columbia” volunteers who helped with the collection and distribution process. The items collected, along …

Member News — Kearny Bank Promotes Three Senior Auditors to Vice President Positions

August 22nd, 2018 — Kearny Bank has promoted three senior auditors – Fair Lawn resident Earl Jornadal, Little Falls’ Robert Kusant, and Neptune resident Matthew Boyle – to vice president positions. Boyle is based at the bank’s Oakhurst location; Jornadal and Kusant work from …

Member News — New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) Announces 2018 Manufacturing Awards Finalists

August 22nd, 2018 — The standout manufacturers of The Garden State have been recognized by their peers and New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) is pleased to announce the 2018 Manufacturing Award Finalists. Awards will be presented to Manufacturer of the Year (Small, …

Member News — Margaret O. Volk is Promoted to Senior Vice President, Residential Lending Manager at Peapack-Gladstone Bank

August 22nd, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Bank announces the promotion of Margaret O. Volk to Senior Vice President, Residential Lending Manager at Peapack-Gladstone Bank.  In her current role, Ms. Volk is responsible for both residential and consumer lending and managing the loan origination team in …

Member News — Next Level Performance Gives Back to the Community by Celebrating HOPE Week

August 22nd, 2018 — HOPE stands for Helping Others Persevere and Excel. Next Level Performance adopted the initiative from the New York Yankees in 2009 to promote its C.A.R.E.S. (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Ethical Behavior, and Service) Values. This year, HOPE Week ran from August …

Member News — LAN Commits to Long Term Growth With Promotions to Architectural Team

August 22nd, 2018 — LAN Associates’ Board of Directors recently announced a series of promotions within its architectural team. Jim Sanders, who served as the Director of LAN’s architecture department in New Jersey, has been promoted to Vice President. He has been with LAN …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment of Christopher Wolf, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer

August 22nd, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Christopher Wolf has been appointed Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. In his new position, Mr. Wolf joins the bank’s Middle Market Lending group based in Southern …

Member News — Connell Foley’s McGovern to Receive Legends of Prep Award

August 22nd, 2018 — Connell Foley Managing Partner Philip F. McGovern Jr. has been named by Saint Peter’s Prep as a recipient of the prestigious “Legends of Prep” Award. Created in 1993 to celebrate alumni and others in the Saint Peter’s Prep community who …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Appoints Cheryle Hale

August 22nd, 2018 — Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointment. Cheryle Hale has been hired as Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager for the Commercial Loans Team based in Iselin, N.J. She has 29 years of …

Member News — Selective Insurance Group Announces Officer Appointments

August 22nd, 2018 — Selective Insurance Company of America, a subsidiary of Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGI), announces the following officer appointments. Christopher Cunniff to Senior Vice President, Actuarial Reserving. Mr. Cunniff joined Selective in July 2018. Prior to that, he served as Senior …

Member News — The World’s First MUNCHIES Food Hall From VICE to Debut at American Dream

August 22nd, 2018 — American Dream, the future of retail and entertainment, is excited to announce the world’s first MUNCHIES Food Hall, in partnership with MUNCHIES, the food and culture site from VICE. With over 38,000 square feet and 18 vendors, the MUNCHIES Food Hall …

Member News — Santander Bank Appoints James Uehlinger as Region President for Metro New York/Northern New Jersey

August 22nd, 2018 — Santander Bank today announced the appointment of James Uehlinger as region president for the Bank’s Metro New York/Northern New Jersey region. With more than 30 years of leadership experience in branch management, business banking and finance, Jim oversees all sales and services in …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Participates in First-Ever Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting in Washington, D.C.

August 22nd, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center participated in the first-ever externally-led Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) meeting in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. The meeting was hosted by the world’s largest network of arthritis patients, the Arthritis Foundation, and …

Member News — Rutgers Partners with Horizon BCBSNJ

August 20th, 2018 — Rutgers Athletics enters into a multi-year agreement with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ), naming the state’s largest health insurer as the “Official Health Insurance Partner of the Scarlet Knights.” Through this community partnership, Rutgers Athletics …

Member News — Paul B. Matey, Former AUSA and University Hospital GC, Joins Lowenstein Sandler

August 20th, 2018 — Lowenstein Sandler announced today that Paul B. Matey, most recently Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, will join the firm as a partner in September. Matey brings extensive health care, prosecutorial, and government …

Member News — NAI Hanson’s Levering & DePaolera Help Medical Office Secure New Home in Newark

August 20th, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has represented Ampersand Health in securing a location to provide full primary medical services at the newly constructed Springfield Avenue Marketplace, located at  204-234 …

Member News — New Jersey Society of CPAs & New Jersey Realtors Partner to Develop Property Tax Guide for NJ Homeowners

August 20th, 2018 — New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) and New Jersey Realtors have teamed up to offer New Jersey residents a comprehensive guide to understanding property taxes. The publication, “New Jersey Homeowner’s Guide to Property Taxes,” answers everyday questions homeowners …

Member News — Ramapo College Ranked Among Top “Best Colleges for Your Money”

August 20th, 2018 — Ramapo College of New Jersey has received high marks from Money magazine in its new rankings of “Best Colleges for Your Money.” Ramapo was ranked #4 in New Jersey and in the top 16 percent in the nation in Money’s list, which considers 26 …

Member News — AKRF, Inc., Establishes Princeton Office

August 17th, 2018 — AKRF, Inc. has established a Princeton office at 103 Carnegie Center, joining its Mount Laurel office in providing environmental, planning, and engineering services to clients in the energy, property/land development, transportation, and water sectors. “Locating in Princeton along the Route …

Member News — Valley Receives $35 Million in Gifts for New Hospital in Paramus

August 17th, 2018 — Valley’s plans to build a new, state-of-the-art hospital in Paramus received a significant boost, with two gifts totaling $35 million to The Valley Hospital Foundation.  The gifts include $20 million from a long-time Valley supporter who wishes to remain anonymous, …

Member News — Team Columbia Volunteers Prepare Back-to-School Backpacks

August 17th, 2018 — This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently took part in a “back-to-school work day” at New Hope Community Ministries in North Haledon.  The Team Columbia volunteers helped to prepare backpacks filled with school supplies for 160 needy children living …

Member News — Two Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Attorneys Named 2019 Best Lawyers® “Lawyers of the Year” in Woodbridge Area

August 17th, 2018 — Two lawyers from the law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., were recently selected by Best Lawyers as 2019 “Lawyers of the Year” in the Woodbridge, New Jersey, Metro Area. Best Lawyers designates a select group of individuals as …

Member News — Sax LLP Announces the 7th Annual 4 Miler at Garret Mountain to Benefit St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

August 17th, 2018 — Sax LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory firm, is thrilled to announce the 7th annual 4 Miler at Garret Mountain benefiting St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ.  The event will return to Woodland Park, NJ on October 6th, …

Member News — Bergen Neurology Consultants Joins Englewood Health Physician Network

August 17th, 2018 — Bergen Neurology Consultants, a group of eight neurologists specializing in all areas of brain, spine, and nerve disease, has joined the Englewood Health Physician Network. The group—Gary Alweiss, MD; Yun-Beom Choi, MD, PhD; Lauren DeNiro, MD; James Ko, MD; Kirk …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment of Eric Broms to Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer

August 16th, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Eric Broms has been appointed Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. In his new position, Mr. Broms joins the bank’s Commercial Real Estate lending team. Prior to …

Member News — Twenty-Five Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List

August 15th, 2018 — Twenty-five lawyers from the law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The firm’s 2019 Best Lawyers in America include: Morris S. …

Member News — Edward A. Hogan Elected as Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers

August 15th, 2018 — The American College of Environmental Lawyers recently announced the election of 24 new Fellows and two Honorary Fellows.  Included in this group of attorneys from throughout the nation is Edward A. Hogan, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & …

Member News — Dewberry Hires Senior Coastal Engineer Robert Acker

August 15th, 2018 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that Robert Acker, PE, ENV SP, joined the firm as a senior engineer in the New York City office. Acker has nearly 10 years of experience in coastal engineering and resilience. He …

Member News — ICBA Recognizes Atlantic Stewardship Bank as a Top Lender in 2018

August 15th, 2018 — The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) is the nation’s voice for nearly 5,700 community banks of all sizes and charter types. It is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership. Each year, …

Member News — Steve Okabayashi Joins Next Level Performance as Business Development Manager

August 15th, 2018 — Steve Okabayashi joins Next Level Performance, bringing with him 28 years of extensive sales experience selling software and hardware products in the tech industry for renowned companies such as IBM and ADP. “I am looking forward to a successful career …

Member News — U.S. News & World Report Once Again Names Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Among Best in New Jersey and New York Metro Area

August 15th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is proud to announce that four of its hospitals – Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Raritan Bay …

Member News — Dennis R. Magarro is Promoted to Senior Vice President, Senior Underwriter at Peapack Capital

August 15th, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announce the promotion of Dennis R. Magarro to Senior Vice President, Senior Underwriter at Peapack Capital, a subsidiary of Peapack-Gladstone Bank. Dennis is responsible for credit and underwriting functions …

Member News — Felician University and St. George’s University Announce Medical and Veterinary Educational Partnership

August 9th, 2018 — St. George’s University and Felician University have launched a program that will allow qualified applicants to Felician to receive early admission to the medical or veterinary schools at St. George’s. “We are excited to welcome Felician University’s best and brightest …

Member News — Spencer Savings Bank Welcomes New Branch Managers

August 9th, 2018 — Spencer Savings Bank is pleased to welcome two new Branch Managers to their Lyndhurst and Lodi branch locations. Radika Lutchman and Jill Gregg have joined the bank as Branch Managers and will be responsible for the management and business development …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Celebrates Opening of the Institute for Multiple Myeloma

August 9th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive healthcare network, is proud to announce the opening of the Institute for Multiple Myeloma which will support groundbreaking research to enhance treatment of this rare cancer. “This new center takes us a quantum …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Awards Oasis a $10,000 Community Impact Grant

August 8th, 2018 — Lakeland Bank recently presented a $10,000 Community Impact Grant to Oasis–A Haven for Women and Children in Paterson, N.J. The purpose of Lakeland Bank’s Community Impact Grant Program is to address specific community-focused initiatives and invest in eligible high-performing nonprofit …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Hires Heidi H. Smith, Esq. as a Senior Managing Director, Assistant General Counsel

August 7th, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to announce the appointment of Heidi H. Smith, Esq. as Senior Managing Director, Assistant General Counsel.  Working out of the Bank’s Headquarters in Bedminster, New Jersey, Ms. …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Supports Eva’s Village

August 7th, 2018 — Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, has presented a $30,000 grant to Eva’s Village in Paterson.  The community grant was used to purchase a much-needed commercial grade, walk-in refrigerator/freezer that will greatly increase their community kitchen’s food storage capability. …

Member News –Mendoza Media LLC Receives Prestigious Communicator Award

August 7th, 2018 — Mendoza Media LLC, a boutique video communications firm, is pleased to announce it has received an Award of Excellence, the highest honor, in The 24th Annual Communicator Awards, a leading international competition that recognizes the best in digital, mobile, audio …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Awards Fulfill a Community Impact Grant

August 6th, 2018 — Lakeland Bank recently presented a $10,000 Community Impact Grant to Fulfill at the B.E.A.T Center in Toms River, N.J. The purpose of Lakeland Bank’s Community Impact Grant Program is to address specific community-focused initiatives and invest in eligible high-performing nonprofit …

Member News — NJIT and National Student Clearinghouse Collaborate To Help Students Earn Degrees

August 6th, 2018 — New Jersey community college students who transfer to the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) before earning a degree or certificate will find it easier to receive a credential retroactively under a new alliance between NJIT and the National Student …

Member News — Cherry Hill’s TD Bank Ranks Second in J.D. Power’s Primary Mortgage Servicer Satisfaction Study

August 6th, 2018 — Mortgage servicer satisfaction remains flat in 2018, as satisfaction remains similar to the past two years, according to the J.D. Power 2018 Primary Mortgage Servicer Satisfaction Study.SM The industry average for overall satisfaction is 758 (on a 1,000-point scale) in …

Member News — Valley National Bank Appoints Christopher Coiley as Department Head of Commercial Real Estate

August 6th, 2018 — Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Christopher J. Coiley as Department Head of the Commercial Real Estate Department. Coiley joined Valley in 1990 as part of the …

Member News — DMR Architects Supports SB One Bank Rebranding with Interior Redesign of its Weekhawken Location

August 6th, 2018 — DMR Architects completed plans for the redesign of SB One Bank’s Weehawken banking center located within The Avenue Collection luxury condominium complex at Port Imperial, the first location to undergo renovations since the bank formerly known as Sussex Bank rebranded in …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Launches Cannabis Law Practice Group and Blog

August 6th, 2018 — The law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to announce the launch of the firm’s multi-disciplinary Cannabis Law Practice Group. As the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana continues to grow by leaps and bounds, the group …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation’s 21st Annual Golf Outing Raises more than $760,000 in Support of its Patient-Centered Initiatives

August 6th, 2018 — The Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce that its 21st Annual Golf Outing raised more than $760,000 in support of its patient-centered programs and initiatives. Sunny skies and gentle breezes greeted golfers and volunteers …

Member News — Lyft Partners with Avis Budget Group to Provide Drivers With On-Demand Access to Avis Vehicles

August 6th, 2018 —  Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) today announced a multi-year deal with Lyft, the fastest growing ride hailing company, in which Avis will add thousands of vehicles to the Lyft Express Drive program in cities across North America. The partnership will make it easier …

Member News — Rena Barta Joins Dewberry as Regional Director of Client Services

August 6th, 2018 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that Rena Barta joined the firm as regional director of client services in the New York City office. Barta has more than 30 years of experience leading technical staff and marketing teams, …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Appoints Amy Dupuis, Executive Director As Charitable Foundation Grows to $60 Million

August 6th, 2018 — The Columbia Bank Foundation has appointed Amy Dupuis, Executive Director, to manage the 10th largest charitable foundation in New Jersey. Amy joins the Foundation from Sanofi US, where she held two simultaneous roles of Vice President, Sanofi Cares Foundation North America, …

Member News — Spencer Saving Bank Donates $5,000 to Habitat For Humanity, Supports Community Members In Realizing their Dreams of Home Ownership

August 6th, 2018 — Spencer Savings Bank recently made a $5,000 donation to Habitat For Humanity in support of community members realizing their dreams of homeownership. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to improving lives and communities by providing decent, affordable homes for hard-working families. …

Member News — CSG Launches Qualified Opportunity Zone Group

August 6th, 2018 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (“CSG”) has announced the formation and launch of its Qualified Opportunity Zone Group, which will advise investors, fund managers, redevelopers and business owners on the legal and regulatory requirements needed to successfully participate in the federal Qualified …

Member News — Columbia Bank “Teams Up” with Eva’s Village Hot Meal Program

August 6th, 2018 — This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently teamed up with Eva’s Village in Paterson to help feed poor and homeless individuals within the greater Paterson area.  Throughout their lunchtime shift, the Columbia volunteers served about 300 hot meals. “We …

Member News — New Leadership at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus

August 6th, 2018 — John N. Vanarthos, a Member of the law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been elected Chairman of the firm, following four years on the firm’s Management Committee.  He succeeds Matthew R. Sorrentino, who recently left the firm to …

Member News — Dr. Mazyar Ghanaat Appointed Program Director of Urologic Oncology at Englewood Health

August 6th, 2018 — Dr. Mazyar Ghanaat has been named program director of urologic oncology at The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center at Englewood Health. Dr. Ghanaat completed a two-year fellowship in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), where …

Member News — Mahoney to Lead Dewberry’s Alternative Project Delivery Operating Unit

August 6th, 2018 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that David Mahoney, PE, has been promoted to alternative project delivery operating unit manager. An executive vice president who has been with the firm for more than 30 years, Mahoney has …

Member News — SobelCo Hosts Annual Day of Community Service

August 6th, 2018 — On August 1, 2018, Sobel & Co. employees participated in their eighth annual Day of Community Service – the culmination of months of hard work, preparation and fundraising at the firm. Each year the firm selects a nonprofit organization from …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health and Carrier Clinic Plan to Merge to Enhance Behavioral Health in Tri-State Area

August 6th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive and integrated health network, and Carrier Clinic, a leader in behavioral health with a 100-year history in the state, are proud to announce they have signed a definitive agreement to merge to …

Member News — Englewood Health Donates Wheelchairs to Facilitate Accessibility for bergenPAC Patrons

August 6th, 2018 — Englewood Health recently donated four wheelchairs to the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), in Englewood, New Jersey to help ticketholders with physical limitations navigate the facility and provide them with necessary accommodations before, during, and after show times. “When people …

Member News — NJII Partners with CORSIS to Foster Digital Health IT Innovation

August 6th, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, announced today a partnership with Corsis LLC, a leader in healthcare risk and compliance scoring. The partnership will provide NJII’s 150+ HealthIT Connections companies with access to the Corsis platform, which, …

Member News — CSG Hosts Launch of New Jersey Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association

July 27th, 2018 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (“CSG”) was pleased to host the launch of the New Jersey Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (“WWCDA”) on July 24, 2018. Danielle M. Corcione, Member with CSG’s White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations …

Member News — Ramapo College and Touro College of Pharmacy Create New Fast Track Program Path

July 26th, 2018 — Ramapo College of New Jersey and Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) in Harlem have created a new pre-pharmacy program that will allow qualified students to earn both bachelor’s and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees in seven years. The program is designed to put students …

Member News — The DAK Group’s Sheon Karol Announced as Winner at Global M & A Network’s 10th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards

July 26th, 2018 — Global M&A Network honored the winners of the prestigious 10th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards on July 19. The independently governed awards honors excellence in unique categories of best value-creating transactions, outstanding firms, top professionals and legendary leaders from the restructuring …

Member News — GZA’s Mindy Sayres Promoted to Associate Principal

July 25th, 2018 — GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA), a leading environmental and geotechnical consulting firm, announces that Mindy Sayres has been promoted to Associate Principal at the firm’s Northern New Jersey office in Fairfield. A resident of Montclair, New Jersey, Sayres has been with …

Member News — Rita Aquilio Elected Trustee of Somerset County Bar Association

July 25th, 2018 — Rita M. Aquilio, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been elected to a three-year term as Trustee of the Somerset County Bar Association (SCBA).  The installation dinner will be held on September 13. Founded over …

Member News — William Paterson University Students to Meet Business Leaders from NJ & NYC at Cotsakos College of Business Boot Camp

July 25th, 2018 — More than 100 William Paterson University undergraduate and graduate students are expected to attend the University’s four-day intensive business boot camp from Monday, July 30 to Thursday, August 2, 2018 in the University’s 1600 Valley Road Café. The students will …

Member News — Dewberry Awarded Two Contracts with New Jersey Transit

July 25th, 2018 — New Jersey Transit (NJ TRANSIT) has selected Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, for an environmental consulting task order contract and a stations services task order contract. Dewberry’s scope of work for the environmental consulting services contract includes site …

Member News — First Two Patients Successfully Complete New Pediatric Oncology Immunotherapy Program Offered at Hackensack University Medical Center

July 25th, 2018 — Olivia Viscogliosi is a curious, outgoing and very active three-year-old from Harrison, New York.  But, earlier this year, her parents were concerned about her future. At the age of two, Olivia, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a rare …

Member News — Riker Danzig Partner Stuart M. Lederman Reappointed as Statewide Chair for the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Character

July 25th, 2018 — Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that the Supreme Court of New Jersey has reappointed partner Stuart Lederman to an additional three-year term as a member of the Committee on Character, and as the Statewide …

Member News — Uber Hits 10 Billion Rides

July 25th, 2018 — Uber started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the push of a button? Although our journey is just beginning, we’ve shared some great memories together over the years.  From heartwarming stories of …

Member News — Verizon Ends First-Half 2018 With Strong Operating Results

July 25th, 2018 — Strong revenue momentum and operating results at Verizon Wireless highlighted second-quarter 2018 performance at Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), which today reported EPS of $1.00 for the quarter. “Verizon is extremely well-positioned for the future,” said Chairman and CEO …

Member News — Carl Oliveri of Grassi & Co. Elected President of CICPAC

July 23rd, 2018 — Grassi & Co. is proud to announce that Carl Oliveri, Partner, Construction Practice Leader, was recently appointed President of the Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association (CICPAC). As a member of CICPAC’s executive committee for the past 4 years, Carl was nominated …

Member News — The Valley Hospital Receives National Awards for Achievements in Sustainability

July 23rd, 2018 — In recognition of its role as a healthcare industry leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship, The Valley Hospital has received the prominent Greenhealth Emerald Award and the Greening the OR Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to …

Member News — Christine Gormley Promoted to Vice President/Manager of Lending Services at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

July 23rd, 2018 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, announced the promotion of Christine Gormley from Assistant Vice President/Manager of their Commercial Lending Administration Division to Vice President/Manager of Lending Services. Ms. Gormley joined ASB in March …

Member News — Raymond Lahoud Named Chair of American Immigration Lawyers Association ICE Worksite Enforcement Committee

July 23rd, 2018 — Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice, has been named Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) New Jersey Chapter’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Worksite Enforcement Committee …

Member News — Scott Minnich Joins Dewberry as Senior Project Manager

July 20th, 2018 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Scott Minnich, PE, has joined the Parsippany, New Jersey, office as a senior project manager in the natural resources department. With a diverse civil and environmental engineering background and more …

Member News — Archer & Greiner Adds Prominent Governmental Affairs Attorney

July 20th, 2018 — Archer & Greiner, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Timothy J. Cunningham as a partner in the Public Finance and Governmental Affairs practice groups. Cunningham is the former Director of Division of Local Government Services & Chairman of …

Member News — New Jersey American Water Signs Agreement to Purchase Roxbury Water Company

July 20th, 2018 — New Jersey American Water announced today it has signed an agreement to acquire the Roxbury Water Company, a family-owned and operated water utility that provides service to nearly 3,900 customer accounts in Morris County, N.J. “We are looking forward to …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Receives Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award

July 18th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce two of its hospitals –Ocean Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center – are recipients of the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that have prevented …

Member News — Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District & Community Asset Preservation Corporation Announce $100,000 Wells Fargo Neighborhood Planning Grant for Lincoln Park

July 18th, 2018 — Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD), partnered with Community Asset Preservation Corporation (CAPC), has received a $100,000 Wells Fargo Regional Foundation Neighborhood Planning Grant, which enables an in depth “Neighborhood Plan” to be compiled that will include input from residents …

Member News — A. Faith English Joins Lowenstein Sandler as Manager of Diversity & Inclusion

July 18th, 2018 — A. Faith English, former Associate Director of Enforcement for the NCAA, has joined Lowenstein Sandler as Manager of Diversity & Inclusion. English spent the past six years at the NCAA, where she was instrumental in advancing their diversity and inclusion …

Member News — CSG Attorneys Elected to Leadership Team of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

July 18th, 2018 — CSG is pleased to announce that Michelle A. Schaap and Abigail J. Remore have been elected to the leadership team of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (“NJWLA”) – an organization dedicated to the advancement of women in law. Schaap and Remore were named …

Member News — The Port Authority Catches a Rising Star

July 18th, 2018 — By Lenis Rodrigues, Media Relations Staff, PANY/NJ Transportation wasn’t a career path that Jeffrey Brauner originally considered. He thought of becoming an architect, or maybe a teacher. It wasn’t until he attended graduate school that he realized working in the …

Member News — Valley National Bank Promotes Jennifer Yager to Senior Vice President, AML Director/BSA Officer

July 18th, 2018 — Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE: VLY), announced today the promotion of Jennifer Yager to Senior Vice President, AML Director/BSA Officer. Yager joined Valley’s AML Compliance department in 2005 and has served as the Assistant …

Member News — NAI Hanson Negotiates 40,000-Square-Foot Full Building Industrial Lease in Carlstadt

July 18th, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson has negotiated a lease for a 40,000-square-foot industrial building with NIS CP Corp. at 223 Veterans Boulevard in Carlstadt, N.J. NAI Hanson’s Kenneth Lundberg, SIOR, and Patrick Lennon represented the Tenant, NIS CP Corp. and John Friedland …

Member News — McCarter Creates Pro Bono Fellowship to Benefit Newark Residents; Tenant Evictions First Area of Focus

July 17th, 2018 — Citing its longstanding ties and deep commitment to Newark, McCarter & English has established a pro bono fellowship to assist Newark residents with their legal issues. The law firm, which established its headquarters in Newark in 1865 and has the …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Geologist to Speak at Annual Conference

July 17th, 2018 — Derek Blazer, a professional geologist with Matrix New World Engineering, will speak on Groundwater Modeling. A premier event in the Southwest for hydrology and water resources science, engineering, and public policy, the Arizona Hydrological Society Symposium is an annual event in …

Member News — More Than 75 Percent of CPAs Say New Jersey’s Budget Will Hurt Economy Over Long Term

July 17th, 2018 — More than 75 percent of the 921 certified public accountants (CPAs) who were surveyed by the New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA) in July said that New Jersey’s 2019 state budget, which was signed by Governor Murphy on July 1, …

Member News — NAI Hanson’s Schilp Arranges Sale to Help Bring Zip Line Adventure Park to Morris County

July 17th, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has arranged the sale of two parcels of land totaling 48 acres that have been approved for a zip line adventure park located at Mount Arlington Road and 1233 Route 46 in the Ledgewood section …

Member News — Jersey Central Power & Light Announces Program to Enhance Reliability for Electric Customers

July 16th, 2018 — Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) filed a four-year infrastructure plan today with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) aimed at enhancing the reliability and resiliency of its distribution system against severe weather and reducing the frequency and …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Names New Internal/External Marketing & Communications Expert

July 13th, 2018 — Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) is pleased to announce Christine Corliss has joined Matrix as their Internal/External Marketing & Communications Leader. Christine will be overseeing the company’s communication efforts nationally. Ms. Corliss will manage and support the company’s internal and …

Member News — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Member Highlighted On NJ.com

July 13th, 2018 — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC., was featured on influential finance portals. In the article, “If you can’t pay your 401(k) loan” Karu states, “Taking a loan from a 401(k) often seems like a good idea, …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University Celebrates White Coat Ceremony for Inaugural Class

July 12th, 2018 — Sixty students in the first class at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine launched their medical careers with a White Coat ceremony at the school, which was created to address a looming physician shortage and to transform medical education to …

Member News — Berkeley College Collects Pet Supplies for Rosemarie’s Rescue Ranch

July 12th, 2018 — Berkeley College recently collected dog and cat food, treats, litter and cleaning supplies for Rosemarie’s Rescue Ranch in West Caldwell, NJ. The College collected more than 120 items for the animal rescue organization. “We are so appreciative of the wonderful …

Member News — United Airlines to Announce $2 Million Donation to Three Organizations in New York and New Jersey

July 12th, 2018 — Leadership from United Airlines’ hub in the northeast, Newark Liberty International Airport, will present three checks totaling $2 million to The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Urban League of Essex County, and Year Up New York. Each of the donations …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin & Marcus’ Jerry Gallagher and Passaic Optimist Club Raise $18,600 for Passaic High School Students

July 12th, 2018 — Jerome F. Gallagher Jr., a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Trustee of the Passaic Optimist Foundation, and Chair of its Golf Outing Fundraiser Committee, has raised more than $18,600, all of which will fund scholarships for …

Member News — ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. to Expand into Hudson Valley through Merger with Greater Hudson Bank

July 12th, 2018 — ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNOB) (“ConnectOne”), parent company of ConnectOne Bank, and Greater Hudson Bank (OTCQX:GHDS) (“Greater Hudson”) are pleased to jointly announce that ConnectOne and Greater Hudson Bank have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Greater Hudson will …

Member News — Access Capital Partners with IT Staffing Firm; Provides Working Capital Facility Designed for Growth

July 11th, 2018 — Access Capital has recently provided a credit line for $850,000 to Professional Resource Group, a provider of IT and engineering professionals. The new borrower is based in Oregon and has been in business for a decade. Professional Resource Group has …

Member News — K&L Gates Hires Hospitality, Restructuring and Insolvency Team in Newark

July 11th, 2018 — The Newark office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added a team of lawyers to its resort, hospitality and leisure and restructuring and insolvencypractices. Partner Scott G. McLester joins K&L Gates from Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, where he served as executive vice president and …

Member News — LAN Named to the Engineering News-Record Top Design Firm List

July 11th, 2018 — For the fourth year in a row, the Engineering News-Record (ENR) recognized LAN Associates as a 2018 Top Design Firm in the New York Metropolitan area. LAN first appeared on the Top Design Firm List in the 2015 edition, ranking …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized by Healthgrades for Outstanding Patient Experience

July 11th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce it has achieved Healthgrades’ 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. This distinction places Hackensack University Medical Center among the top 15 percent of hospitals nationwide, according to Healthgrades, the leading …

Member News — Kearny Bank Appoints Executive Vice President/Chief Banking Officer

July 11th, 2018 — A 37-year banking professional, Cedar Grove resident Anthony V. Bilotta, Jr., has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer by Kearny Bank. In his new position, Bilotta will serve primarily as a deposit strategist, with emphasis on helping …

Member News — Tackle Kids Cancer Receives Generous Donation from Immaculate Heart Academy Softball Team

July 10th, 2018 — The Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce that Tackle Kids Cancer, a philanthropic program benefitting the Children’s Cancer Institute at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, received a generous donation in the amount of …

Member News — John Colagrande, PE, Promoted to Newark Office Director at Pennoni

July 10th, 2018 — John Colagrande, PE, has been promoted to Newark, NJ Office Director. John previously served as a Senior Engineer/Project Manager in the Site/Design Division of our Newark office. He has almost 30 years of experience with expertise in geotechnical engineering and …

Member News — The DAK Group’s Ari Fuchs Announced as Winner of the 9th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards

July 10th, 2018 — The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the Emerging Leaders Awards on Tuesday, June 26th. The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this event to promote mentorship and professional development amongst …

Member News — American Water’s Linda Sullivan Honored by Philadelphia Business Journal as a CFO of the Year

July 10th, 2018 — American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced that Linda Sullivan, executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a CFO of the Year honoree. The award honors those executives who exemplify …

Member News — Withum Forms Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology Services Group

July 10th, 2018 — Withum announced the formation of a Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology Services Group, an extension of the firm’s Technology Services Group, to address the unique challenges posed by digital assets, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. The team provides a deep level of expertise to a …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Announces New Hires in July 2018

July 9th, 2018 — Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointments. Gerard Savarese has been hired as Vice President, Network Operations Center Manager based at the Milton Operations Center in Oak Ridge. He was most recently …

Member News — Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held at Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s HOPE Tower

July 9th, 2018 — The Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC) held a ribbon cutting ceremony in June for its new ten-story HOPE Tower on the center’s east campus. The tower provides a healing outpatient experience for the community, a cancer center, advanced imaging …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center among the First in the Country to Offer New Vascular Procedure in the Administration of Angiograms

July 9th, 2018 — The Heart & Vascular Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is among the first in the country to perform lower extremity angiograms from a radial approach versus utilizing the femoral artery.  Angiograms are performed to check for …

Member News — Jill Lebowitz Elected Fellow of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

July 9th, 2018 — Jill Lebowitz, a Member of the law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been elected as a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). ACTEC is a national organization of approximately 2,500 lawyers elected to …

Member News — Danielle Corcione, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Joins CSG’s White Collar Practice

July 9th, 2018 — Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Danielle M. Corcione, has joined Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (“CSG”) as a member in its White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations Group. An experienced trial lawyer and counselor, Corcione represents individuals, governmental entities and corporations in connection …

Member News — Holy Name Announces Second Year Budget Appropriation Supporting End-of-Life Care Model in New Jersey

July 6th, 2018 — Holy Name Medical Center officials today announced that Villa Marie Claire hospice was awarded a state budget appropriation for the second consecutive year to fund the development of a model for end-of-life care in New Jersey. Signed into law by Governor …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Walks to Support Homeless Veterans

July 5th, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Bank employees gathered at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Lyons Campus to participate in their VA2K Walk & Roll to encourage healthy lifestyles and provide for the needs of homeless veterans. U.S. military veterans and their families deserve our …

Member News — St. Jude Children’s Hospital Is Latest Columbia Bank Foundation Donation Recipient

July 5th, 2018 — Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently made a $10,000 donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, a treatment and research center for Childhood Cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Columbia Bank’s First Senior Vice President, Marketing Director Tony Rose (Center) …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Teamed with NBC4 Telemundo 47 and the New York Giants for Sixth Annual Health and Fitness Expo

July 5th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, was proud to partner with NBC4 Telemundo 47 for the sixth annual Health & Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium.    The free event was presented by Quest Diagnostics on Saturday, …

Member News — Brian E. Curtis, Esq. Joins Maser Consulting as General Counsel

July 5th, 2018 — Maser Consulting PA, a multidiscipline consulting and engineering design firm, is pleased to announce that it has hired Brian E. Curtis. Esq. as Corporate General Counsel for the firm. “Brian is a great addition to our team,” explained Kevin L. Haney, president …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Recognized by NJ Bankers Association

July 2nd, 2018 — Lakeland Bank is proud to announce that it has received special recognition from the New Jersey Bankers Association for the Bank’s community service initiatives in 2017. “Lakeland Bank has been serving the neighborhoods of northern New Jersey for nearly 50 …

Member News — Selective Insurance Group Announces Officer Appointments

July 2nd, 2018 — Selective Insurance Company of America, a subsidiary of Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGI), announces the following officer appointments. Maria Orecchio to Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel. Ms. Orecchio joined Selective in 2014 as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel. Prior …

Member News — NJIT Undergraduate Applications Jump 12 Percent Over Last Year

July 2nd, 2018 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is bucking an undergraduate admissions trend. While many universities are failing to hit recruitment targets and/or reducing their standards for admission due to sharp regional and national declines in the traditional college-aged population, NJIT has seen …

Member News — Columbia Bank Officially Opens Community Branch in Westfield

July 2nd, 2018 — Columbia Bank celebrated the official grand opening of their 49th New Jersey branch, located at 251 North Avenue West in Westfield. Shown officially cutting the ribbon are (from left): Libby Bajgerova, Columbia Bank’s Regional Vice President; E. Thomas Allen, Jr., …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin & Marcus’ Rita Aquilio Completes Training to Become Family Law Arbitrator

July 2nd, 2018 — The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) has trained Rita M. Aquilio, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., as a Family Law Arbitrator.  Aquilio successfully completed the AAML Arbitration Training Institute in Chicago, the only program …

Member News — Team Columbia Volunteers Help Laurelwood Arboretum

July 2nd, 2018 — This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently took part in “community work day” at The Laurelwood Arboretum, a 30-acre botanical preserve in Wayne featuring woodland trails, gardens, ponds, streams, plants and trees.  The Team Columbia volunteers completed various outdoor …

Member News — Annmarie Simeone and Margaret Raymond-Flood to Present Webinar on Policies & Procedures for Preventing Harassment and Strategies for Controlling Discovery

July 2nd, 2018 — Annmarie Simeone and Margaret Raymond-Flood, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will present the webinar “Policies & Procedures for Preventing Harassment and Strategies for Controlling Discovery” in conjunction with Corporate Counsel Business Journal on Tuesday, July 10, …

Member News — Sax Wealth Advisors Named to the 2018 Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers List

July 2nd, 2018 — Sax Wealth Advisors, a registered investment advisory firm and financial planning subsidiary of accounting, tax and advisory firm, Sax LLP, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2018 edition of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers (RIA). …

Member News — Robotic Surgery Now Available at Bayshore Medical Center

July 2nd, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel is now home to the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical system, bringing advanced technology in surgery to the medical center’s operating room and to the community. Robotic surgery enables surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgeries …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health’s Dr. Carol L. Barsky Named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s List of 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety

July 2nd, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce that Carol L. Barsky, M.D. MBA, senior vice president and chief quality officer, has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s prestigious list of 50 of the nation’s leading experts who are improving patient safety. “We …

Member News — Universal Technical Institute Opens Enrollment at New, State-of-the-Industry Campus in Bloomfield

July 2nd, 2018 — Universal Technical Institute opened enrollment to prospective students at its new, state-of-the-industry campus in Bloomfield, New Jersey, with classes to begin in the fall. The campus will train students for high-tech, in-demand jobs as skilled automotive and diesel transportation technicians. The Bloomfield campus marks …

Member News — Team Columbia Participates in Annual Veteran’s Tank Pull Competition

June 27th, 2018 — Team Columbia volunteers participated in Clifton’s Ninth Annual Tank Pull Competition to raise funds for local veteran causes, especially wounded warriors.  The bank volunteers were able to physically move an 80,000-pound army tank resting on a flatbed truck over the …

Member News — EWMA Welcomes New Team Members

June 27th, 2018 — EWMA is proud to welcome our newest team members who will support our real estate, remediation and compliance services. Danielle Quinn & Jessica Skowronski Jessica Skowronski, GIS Data Specialist, has more than five years of experience in the environmental field. …

Member News — New Jersey Bankers Association Names New Officers & Board

June 27th, 2018 — The New Jersey Bankers Association has named its officers and board members for the 2018-19 fiscal year, it announced Tuesday. The new officers are: Chairman: William D. Moss, Two River Community Bank; First vice chairman: Thomas J. Kemly, Columbia Bank; Second vice …

Member News — Conversations with Titans of Business and Industry at NJPAC Provide Real-World Teaching and Learning Opportunity for Berkeley College Students

June 27th, 2018 — Berkeley College students attended two events at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, NJ, that provided a window to the rise of titans of business and industry, including John Strangfeld, CEO of Prudential Financial, Inc., Ken Langone …

Member News — Integrative Health & Medicine Program Announces Opening of Satellite Office at Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge

June 27th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health’s Integrative Health & Medicine program is pleased to announce it is opening a new location at Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge today. The new center, an expansion of the Integrative Health & Medicine program the …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Announces Buyers Advantage Subsidy Program

June 25th, 2018 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce the implementation of its Buyers Advantage Subsidy program in connection with American Housing Month. The purpose of the program is to provide eligible participants with up to $5,000 for assistance with the down payment …

Member News — Riker Danzig Attorney Selected as Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program VIP for June

June 25th, 2018 — Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program (“TVC”), a Washington D.C.-based non-profit assisting veterans with their appeals before the Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims, selected associate Joshua Carmel …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Participates in United Way Day of Action

June 25th, 2018 — The Marketing and Recruitment Departments of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., participated in the annual, national United Way Day of Action.  As part of NM&M Cares, the group joined the United Way of Northern New Jersey at the …

Member News — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC Featured On NJ.Com

June 25th, 2018 — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC., was featured on various personal finance portals. In the article, ‘Will I owe taxes if I consolidate my non-IRA accounts?’ Karu states, “The only time that tax is recognized from …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Announces Grant Programs

June 25th, 2018 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce its newly established non-competitive grant programs for 2018. The purpose of the Housing Impact Grant Program and Community Impact Grant Program is to address specific community-focused initiatives and invest in eligible high-performing nonprofit organizations …

Member News — Rick Thigpen Promoted To PSEG Senior Vice President-Corporate Citizenship

June 25th, 2018 — Rick Thigpen, vice president – state governmental affairs for PSEG, has been promoted to senior vice president – corporate citizenship.  He will report directly to Ralph Izzo, chairman, president and CEO, PSEG.  In this new position, Thigpen will continue to …

Member News — Riker Danzig Welcomed Dr. Patti Ippoliti as Guest Speaker at 2018 Women in Leadership Event

June 22nd, 2018 — Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP welcomed Dr. Patti Ippoliti as the featured speaker at its annual Women in Leadership Reception on June 20, 2018. Dr. Patti spoke on “The Power of Unconscious Bias: how unconscious bias influences our …

Member News — The Joint Commission Certifies Hackensack University Medical Center’s Parkinson’s Disease Program

June 22nd, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has earned Joint Commission certification for its Parkinson’s Disease program, achieving distinction as the only Parkinson’s Disease acute care program in the country. “I want to commend …

Member News — Investors Bank Presents $125,000 Leadership Gift to CCM to Support Cyber Security

June 22nd, 2018 — County College of Morris (CCM) recently received a $125,000 gift from Investors Foundation, which supports the communities served by Investors Bank, as part of the college’s “Forward” campaign, to support CCM’s role as a leader in cyber security. The gift …

Member News — Back to School for LAN Associates

June 22nd, 2018 — The official start of summer is here, and while that may mean students and teachers are enjoying their time off, construction officials and the LAN design team are just getting started on what will be a big-time homework assignment. This …

Member News — Dewberry Holds Boy Scout Survey Merit Badge Day

June 21st, 2018 — Dewberry’s Mount Laurel, New Jersey, office hosted its fourth annual survey merit badge day on June 3, 2018, for local members of the Boy Scouts of America. This is the fifth time employees across the company have organized the required …

Member News — Promotions Announced at Levine Jacobs & Co.

June 21st, 2018 — (Captioned left to right) Kevin Kanouse, Charles Mitros, Nicole Herlinsky Kevin Kanouse, CPA, Charles Mitros, and Nicole Herlinsky were recently promoted to Supervisors. Their new responsibilities are to oversee, guide and train accounting staff, provide the firm leadership with innovative …

Member News — CarePoint Health Wins NJ Biz Healthcare Heroes Award for Innovation

June 21st, 2018 — CarePoint Health has been named the winner of the NJ Biz Healthcare Heroes Award for Innovation. The award was presented Tuesday to Chief Operating Officer Peter Daniels at a ceremony held at the Somerset Palace in Somerset, New Jersey. The …

Member News — New Jersey Library Association Honors Berkeley College Director of Research and Instructional Services

June 21st, 2018 — The New Jersey Library Association College and University Section/Association of College and Research Libraries, New Jersey Chapter (NJLA-CUS/ACRL-NJ) recognized Amanda Piekart, Director, Research and Instructional Services, Berkeley College, with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award during its conference on June 1, …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Named PeopleSoft Innovator by Oracle

June 21st, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest most comprehensive and integrated health network, is pleased to announce it received the PeopleSoft Innovator Award from Oracle, a leading global computer technology corporation, for its outstanding work leveraging PeopleSoft Test Framework. The award …

Member News — Tackle Kids Cancer Receives Generous Donation from Student Ambassador

June 21st, 2018 — The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce that Tackle Kids Cancer, a philanthropic program benefitting the Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, received a generous donation in the amount of $2,441 from …

Member News — SAX Wealth Advisors Named to 2018 Wealth Magnets Rankings of the Top 150 Firms by AUM

June 21st, 2018 — SAX Wealth Advisors a registered investment advisory firm and financial planning subsidiary of accounting, tax and advisory firm, Sax LLP, is proud to announce their inclusion on Accounting Today’s 12th annual “Wealth Magnets” list, comprised of the Top 150 CPA …

Member News — Celgene Corporation Announces Appointment of Jonathan Biller as Executive Vice President and General Counsel

June 21st, 2018 — Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced the appointment of Jonathan Biller as Executive Vice President and General Counsel effective July 3, 2018. Mr. Biller will be responsible for global legal strategy and will serve on the company’s Executive Committee. Mr. Biller will succeed Gerald F. Masoudi, Celgene’s Executive Vice President and …

Member News — The Holy Name Institute for Wound Healing Opens in Teaneck

June 20th, 2018 — Chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people in the United States and the incidence is expected to rise at a rate of two percent annually over the next decade. In response to the increasing demand, Holy Name Medical Center today announced …

Member News — Columbia Bank Opens New Branch in Westfield

June 20th, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce the grand opening of their 49th branch location in New Jersey.  The new full-service branch, managed by Antonella Minardo, is located at 251 North Avenue West in …

Member News — Following Successful Renovation, Denholtz Associates Signs Leases for Over 16,000 Square Feet at its Bernardsville, N.J. Office Building

June 20th, 2018 — Denholtz Associates, a privately held, fully integrated real estate development, investment and management company, announces six office space leases totaling 16,814 square feet at the firm’s newly renovated office building at 150 Morristown Road in Bernardsville, New Jersey. Denholtz Associates …

Member News — LG Electronics Englewood Cliffs Celebrates 2018 LG Global Volunteer Day in Recognition of United Nations World Environment Day

June 20th, 2018 — Scores of employees from LG Electronics in Englewood Cliffs commemorated UN World Environment Day with the Palisades Interstate Park Commission along the Englewood Cliffs Boat Basin area. Employees cleaned and maintained trails from the Boat Basin Beach area, the team …

Member News — Henrietta Fuchs and Catherine Syslo Honored as NJCPA Volunteer Award Recipients

June 20th, 2018 — Henrietta Fuchs and Catherine Syslo of CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, were chosen as recipients of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (NJCPA) Volunteer Award. The list of …

Member News — Rita Aquilio Reappointed Co-Chair of American Bar Association Section of Litigation Family Law Litigation Committee

June 20th, 2018 — Rita M. Aquilio, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been reappointed as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Family Law Litigation Committee.  She has previously been recognized as Outstanding Subcommittee Chair for …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Rewards Bergen County High Schools for Seatbelt Usage in 15th Annual High School Traffic Safety Challenge

June 20th, 2018 — The Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section of the Department of Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently hosted the 15th Annual “High School Traffic Safety Challenge” seatbelt program awards ceremony. Student representatives and teachers from …

Member News — Riker Danzig Announces the NJ Supreme Court Declines to Revisit TCCWNA Decision

June 20th, 2018 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP announced that the New Jersey Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by plaintiffs against its client Lumber Liquidators in a putative class action alleging violations of the state’s …

Member News — CSG Law’s Toft Appointed to NJCC’s Executive Committee, Environmental Lead

June 18th, 2018 — Dennis Toft, Chair of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi’s (“CSG”) Environmental Group, has been appointed as a member of and environmental lead for the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce (the “Chamber”). In this role, Toft will help …

Member News — The DAK Group Hires Eva Cannon To Meet Middle-Market M&A Growth

June 18th, 2018 — The DAK Group, a middle market investment bank specializing in mergers, acquisitions, business sales, and other strategic advisory services for middle market business owners, is pleased to announce that Eva Cannon has joined as the Vice President of Investment Banking. …

Member News — Cullen and Dykman Welcomes Andrew McNally to the Firm

June 15th, 2018 — Cullen and Dykman LLP welcomes Andrew McNally, a Partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights group. Andrew McNally has over 12 years of experience in both government and private practice. Most recently, Andrew served as Senior Deputy Chief Counsel …

Member News — Chris Napoli Plans to Give Back by Racing in the 2XU New York City Triathlon to Support Tackle Kids Cancer

June 15th, 2018 — Four years after his cancer diagnosis, 24-year old Chris Napoli is registered to race in the 2XU New York City Triathlon on July 1 to support Tackle Kids Cancer, a philanthropic initiative of the Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical …

Member News — Columbia Bank “Teams Up” with the Bayshore Lunch Program

June 15th, 2018 — This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently teamed up with The Bayshore Lunch Program in Keyport to serve nourishing meals to needy residents. Columbia Bank is a regular supporter of local food banks and feed-the-hungry programs throughout New Jersey …

Member News — GRM Enhance HRIS Solutions with Enterprise Content Management Capabilities

June 15th, 2018 — GRM, a leader in enterprise content management, has introduced an Employee Content Management offering that integrates seamlessly with clients’ existing HRIS systems. The GRM solution captures structured and unstructured data and in combination with the existing HRIS/HCM system, provides a …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Joins the NBC4 Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo for a Sixth Year

June 15th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is proud to be part of the NBC4 Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo. “We are delighted to once again join with our partners at NBC4 Telemundo 47 for …

Member News — Keith Ludwig Elected as Board President for Society of American Military Engineers, Philadelphia Post

June 14th, 2018 — Keith Ludwig, PLS, has been elected president of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Philadelphia post.  Ludwig has been an active member of the Philadelphia SAME post for more than 12 years and has served on the board of …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Funds Key Innovation to Improve Health Care in New Jersey

June 14th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s most comprehensive and integrated health care network, is pleased to announce that it has invested in a medical hub for the home. Pillo, an intelligent health care companion, empowers patients to better manage their health …

Member News — New Jersey Society of CPAs Names 39 Volunteer Award Winners

June 14th, 2018 — The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) today announced the winners of its Volunteer Award at its 2018 Annual Convention and Expo at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. Thirty-nine individuals received the newly-created award, …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Celebrates Customer Appreciation Month

June 12th, 2018 — Atlantic Stewardship Bank celebrates its customers each year during the month of June to express its gratitude and to show customers how important their banking relationship is to the bank. “Our customers are so very special to us that it …

Member News — Team Columbia Volunteers Help Laurelwood Arboretum

June 12th, 2018 — This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently took part in “community work day” at The Laurelwood Arboretum, a 30-acre botanical preserve in Wayne featuring woodland trails, gardens, ponds, streams, plants and trees.  The Team Columbia volunteers completed various outdoor …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Sponsors New Jersey Men Who Launched That’s My Dad Movement to Address Fatherlessness

June 12th, 2018 — “One of the greatest challenges faced by our state, and our nation, is fatherlessness in the home. The one common denominator of many of society’s ills‐‐ human trafficking, rape, murder, alcoholism, teen suicide, and incarceration‐‐ can be traced to absentee …

Member News — Sobel & Co. Valuation Practice and EAC Valuations LLC Merge

June 12th, 2018 — “We are pleased to announce that EAC Valuations PA has joined the Sobel & Co. Valuation Practice to create Sobel Valuations LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sobel & Co.,” said Alan Sobel, Managing Member of the firm. “From the first …

Member News — Thomas Lan Joins Friedman LLP as Audit Partner

June 12th, 2018 — Friedman LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas Lan has joined the firm’s New York office as an Audit Partner. Thomas Lan is a partner at Friedman LLP with over 15 years of public and private accounting experience. He provides …

Member News — NJIT Announces New Jersey’s First Undergraduate Forensic Science Program

June 12th, 2018 — This fall, NJIT has announced it will launch its highly anticipated Forensic Science Bachelor of Science degree program — a unique program designed for undergraduate students interested in the rapidly expanding fields of forensic science and crime scene investigation. The …

Member News — Verizon Announces CEO Succession Plan

June 8th, 2018 — Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) today announced that its Board of Directors has named Hans E. Vestberg, Executive Vice President and President of Global Networks and Chief Technology Officer, to succeed Lowell C. McAdam as CEO, effective August 1, …

Member News — CohnReznick’s Atit Shah Named to NJCPA 2018-2019 Emerging Leaders Council

June 7th, 2018 — Atit Shah, CPA, an audit manager at CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, was named to the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (NJCPA) Emerging Leaders Council for 2018-2019. His …

Member News — Norman E. Burroughs, Jr. Appointed to Vice President/Commercial Lender at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

June 7th, 2018 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, announced the appointment of Norman Burroughs to Vice President/Commercial Lender of ASB’s Morristown Office located at 43 S. Park Place, Morristown NJ, 07960. Mr. Burroughs, a resident of …

Member News — Columbia Bank “Teams Up” Twice With Paterson Habitat for Humanity

June 7th, 2018 — Two volunteer crews of Columbia Bank employees recently took part in Paterson Habitat for Humanity “Corporate Challenge” to renovate an affordable living home within the Greater Paterson area.  The Team Columbia volunteers completed various painting and landscaping assignments, providing the …

Member News — Mary Campbell Named New Director of Business Development for New Jersey American Water

June 6th, 2018 — New Jersey American Water today announced that Mary Campbell has been named director of Business Development. In this role, Campbell will lead the strategic growth plan for New Jersey American Water and the other three states in American Water’s Eastern …

Member News — Goya Foods becomes NJPAC’s Official Sponsor of Latin Programming and Education

June 6th, 2018 — New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), the country’s most diverse urban arts center, has designated Goya Foods, Inc., the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S., as its Official Sponsor of Latin Programming and Education in an agreement to advance …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Holds 28th Annual Medical and Dental Staff Scholarship Awards Ceremony

June 6th, 2018 — The Medical and Dental Staff at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently held the 28th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony.  The scholarships are awarded to hospital team members and their dependents. This year, 10 individuals each received scholarships in …

Member News — Berkeley College Students in Entrepreneurship Course Discover Small Business Administration Resources in Newark

June 6th, 2018 — Berkeley College students enrolled in an Entrepreneurship course taught by Professor Lou Piermatteo, DM, Management, Larry L. Luing School of Business® (standing, far right), toured the Small Business Administration (SBA) in Newark, NJ, on May 21, 2018. Students learned how …

Member News — Berkeley College Community Service Week Contributes 1,800 Volunteer Hours to Community Organizations

June 5th, 2018 — Berkeley College faculty, staff, alumni and students recently contributed 1,800 hands-on volunteer hours to 50 organizations in New Jersey and New York during the College’s annual Community Service Week. Now in its ninth year, the volunteer initiative aligns with the …

Member News — NAI James E. Hanson Promotes Russell J. Verducci to Vice President

June 5th, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full service commercial real estate firm, has announced the promotion of Russell J. Verducci to Vice President. Verducci specializes in industrial transactions in the northern New Jersey marketplace with a focus on …

Member News — Elie Honig, Former AUSA, Southern District of New York & Former Director of New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Joins Lowenstein Sandler

June 5th, 2018 — Lowenstein Sandler announced today that Elie Honig, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and most recently Director of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, has joined the firm as special counsel in the White Collar Criminal …

Member News — American Water Completes Acquisition of Pivotal Home Solutions

June 5th, 2018 — American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Pivotal Home Solutions from Southern Company Gas, a subsidiary of Southern Company, for $363.7 million in cash, including estimated working …

Member News — Janice V. Arellano Elected to APALA-NJ Board of Directors

June 4th, 2018 — Janice V. Arellano, an Associate with law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been elected to the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ) Board of Directors for 2018-2019.   She was installed at the association’s 21st Annual …

Member News — The DAK Group Announces Sale of American Van Equipment to Safe Fleet

June 4th, 2018 — The DAK Group, a leading investment bank specializing in middle-market mergers and acquisitions worldwide, announces the sale of its client American Van Equipment, headquartered in Lakewood, NJ to Safe Fleet of Belton, MO. The DAK Group served as the exclusive …

Member News — Sarah Krom Becomes President of New Jersey Society of CPAs for 2018/19; Youngest to Hold Office

June 4th, 2018 — Sarah Krom, CPA, managing partner, SKC and Co., CPAs, LLC of Boonton Township, New Jersey, has become the president of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) for the 2018/19 term. She is the youngest to hold the …

Member News — Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes 54 McCarter & English Attorneys and 16 Practice Areas

June 4th, 2018 — McCarter & English is pleased to announce that 54 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by the Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 guide, considered the premier survey of law firms nationwide. Chambers USA also recognized 16 …

Member News — AECOM Names Vierheilig Vice President, Managing Principal

June 4th, 2018 — Global consulting and infrastructure firm AECOM has announced the hiring of a new vice president and managing principal in New Jersey. Kim Vierheilig The firm, which has several offices in the state, said Friday that Kim Vierheilig has joined the …

Member News — Wells Fargo Awards $300,000 in Grants for Veteran Housing Efforts Including a Grant to New Jersey Organization

June 4th, 2018 — The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation today announced that its third annual VeteranWINS ® grant program will donate $300,000 across nine nonprofits to address sustainable housing for military veterans. Awarded through a competitive application process, VeteranWINS grants support community-based nonprofits focused on addressing veteran homelessness, …

Member News — HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the Giants Launches Multiple Sclerosis Wellness Program in Partnership with Hackensack University Medical Center Neuroscience Institute

June 4th, 2018 — HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the Giants launches Multiple Sclerosis Wellness Program in partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Neuroscience Institute. The personalized, evidenced-based exercise program is designed to help people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) …

Member News — Columbia Bank Receives Bauer’s 5-Star “Superior” Rating

June 4th, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that the bank has again been awarded a 5-Star (“Superior”) Rating from Bauer Financial, Inc., an independent bank rating company.  Bauer’s 5-Star Rating, their highest performance ranking, …

Member News — David Roberts to Present Anatomy of a Business Divorce

June 4th, 2018 — David C. Roberts, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will co-present “Anatomy of a Corporate/Business Divorce” with Hubert Klein of EisnerAmper, LLP, on Thursday, June 21, at the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) …

Member News — Cole Schotz Advised Delos Capital on Majority Investment in US Fitness

June 4th, 2018 — Cole Schotz P.C. represented Delos Capital in its majority investment in US Fitness, the leading operator of high amenity, high value health and fitness clubs across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States. HRS Management, the family office of Apollo Management co-founder …

Member News — Celgene Corporation Announces Hiring of David V. Elkins as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Appointment of Peter N. Kellogg to Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Strategy Officer

June 4th, 2018 — Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced the hiring of David V. Elkins as Executive Vice President (EVP), Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Elkins will join Celgene on July 1, 2018, and become CFO effective August 1, 2018. Mr. Elkins will succeed current CFO Peter N. Kellogg, who will become Celgene’s EVP, …

Member News — New Jersey Institute of Technology Partners with Woz U

May 31st, 2018 — Technology-based education start-up Woz U, announced today a partnership with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), one of only 32 polytechnic universities in the United States. The partnership will enable NJIT to offer Woz U’s refined Cyber Security and …

Member News — Healing the Children New Jersey Honors Berkeley College and Surgical Technology Chair during 2018 Awards Gala

May 31st, 2018 — Healing the Children® New Jersey (HTCNJ) recently recognized individuals who support the organization in its mission to provide medical care to children in need around the world. Since its inception, HTCNJ has provided care to more than 37,000 children, helping …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett Named to Becker’s List of 100 Great Leaders in Healthcare

May 31st, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is pleased to announce that Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett was again included in Becker’s prestigious list of the 100 top leaders in health care. “Bob Garrett’s extraordinary leadership has …

Member News — Riker Danzig Welcomes Partner Richard J.L. Lomuscio

May 31st, 2018 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to welcome Richard J.L. Lomuscio as a partner in the Firm’s New York office, joining the Commercial Litigation and Securities Litigation Practices.  Lomuscio is an experienced litigator, handling …

Member News — NJ Patient Improves From Having 100 Seizures a Day to None Thanks to Complex Brain Surgery Performed at Jersey Shore University Medical Center by Neurosurgeon Lawrence Daniels, M.D.

May 31st, 2018 — Lawrence Daniels, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center, has performed the hospital’s first craniotomy for placement of subdural grids leading to a successful temporal lobectomy. The procedure involves placing electrode grids on the surface …

Member News — Mark Markarian Appointed to Assistant Vice President/Information Technology Manager at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

May 31st, 2018 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, recently announced the appointment of Mark Markarian to Assistant Vice President/Information Technology Manager of ASB’s IT Department. Mr. Markarian, a resident of Wyckoff, New Jersey, has over twenty …

Member News — Riker Danzig Announces Associate Ryan O’Neill Named NJSBA Leadership Academy Fellow

May 31st, 2018 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that on May 16, Associate Ryan O’Neill graduated from the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy, Class of 2018.  O’Neill is one of eleven attorneys …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Joins Bergen County Stigma-Free Movement, Recognizes Mental Health Month

May 31st, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to join the Bergen County Stigma-Free Campaign, a county-wide program which aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, as the medical center recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month. “We are …

Member News — Jerry Gallagher Appointed to NJIT’s Newark College of Engineers Board of Visitors

May 30th, 2018 — Jerome F. Gallagher, Jr., a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been appointed to the Newark College of Engineers (NCE) Board of Visitors at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). One of the oldest and …

Member News — Columbia Bank “Teams Up” with Burlington Habitat for Humanity

May 30th, 2018 — This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently teamed up with Burlington County Habitat for Humanity to help renovate an affordable housing unit.  The Team Columbia volunteers completed various interior painting assignments, providing the “elbow grease” necessary to move the …

Member News — Pennoni Promotions May 2018

May 30th, 2018 — Mike Cromer, Director of Energy, Regional Vice President Michael R. Cromer, PG, DBIA, ENV SP, of Pennoni’s West Chester, PA office, will now serve as Regional Vice President for the newly created Energy and Design-Build region and has also been …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Appoints Kathy Coffee-Biancamano

May 30th, 2018 — Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointment. Kathy Coffey-Biancamano has accepted a positon with Lakeland Bank as Vice President, Area Manager for the Boonton and Montville branches. Coffey-Biancamano was most recently a …

Member News — Brett R. Harris Elected Chair of New Jersey State Bar Association Business Law Section

May 29th, 2018 — On May 17th, Wilentz Shareholder Brett R. Harris was elected Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA)’s Business Law Section at the Section’s Annual Meeting. She previously served as the NJSBA Business Law Section’s Secretary and Vice Chair of Communications …

Member News — CarePoint Health Names Natasha Deckmann, MD as CEO

May 29th, 2018 — CarePoint Health has announced the appointment of Natasha Deckmann, M.D., as Chief Executive Officer of the health care system, which includes three area hospitals, Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center. Deckmann has held leadership positions …

Member News — New Jersey American Water Investing $6 Million in Lakewood

May 29th, 2018 — New Jersey American Water is preparing to invest $6 million to replace approximately 7,000 feet of aging wastewater main in its Lakewood service area. The company is replacing wastewater main that has reached the end of its useful life with new …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Hosts Second Speaker Series with Dan O’Conner, Paragon Solutions, Thomas D’Ovidio, Shoreview, and Kevin Bodnar, Peapack-Gladstone Bank

May 25th, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Bank hosted the second in their new speaker series program.  This presentation was held at The Morristown Club in Morristown, New Jersey where the Bank welcomed Dan O’Connor, former President and CEO of Paragon Solutions, and Thomas D’Ovidio, Partner, …

Member News — Rita Aquilio to Moderate American Bar Association Section of Litigation Family Law Litigation

May 25th, 2018 — Rita M. Aquilio, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Co-Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation’s Family Law Litigation Committee, is coordinator and moderator of the Committee’s Roundtable, “Post-Obergefell – Part 2: …

Member News — CSG Hosts Garden State Bar Association’s Interdisciplinary Cocktail Reception

May 25th, 2018 —   Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi hosted the Garden State Bar Association’s Interdisciplinary Cocktail Reception on May 16, 2018. Organized by CSG’s Olajide Araromi, the event was attended by professionals from the National Association of Black Accountants, National Black MBA Association, …

Member Post — Linda Fisher Appointed to First Vice President/Residential Mortgage Lending Manager at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

May 25th, 2018 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, announced the appointment of Linda Fisher to First Vice President/Residential Mortgage Lending Manager of ASB’s Mortgage Department. Ms. Fisher, a resident of River Edge, New Jersey, has over …

Member News — Tackle Kids Cancer Is Latest Columbia Bank Foundation Donation Recipient

May 25th, 2018 — Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently made a $10,000 donation to Tackle Kids Cancer, a research program at the Child’s Cancer Institute at the Hackensack University Medical Center. Shown participating in a special presentation are Lauren O’Reilly (left), …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Trail-Blazer Selected as Commissioner of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission

May 24th, 2018 — Laurie LaPat-Polasko, PhD, QEP, Vice-President, National Director of Remediation, Matrix New World Engineering, Inc. (Matrix), was selected by the Scottsdale City Council members to be one of their Commissioners. This position is for a three year term. The McDowell Sonoran …