By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 05:38 PM EDT
Best Practices Program Sets New Standard for Construction Projects in New Jersey
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ (IBEW) Code of Excellence is yielding desirable results at the new Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. – which is five months ahead of schedule and significantly under budget. The new code, which was implemented by Local 164, based in Paramus, N.J., was developed in collaboration with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) to define overall expectations for skilled electricians, telecommunications workers, shop stewards and those in supervisory/management roles
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 05:33 PM EDT
With unemployment now topping 9.7 percent, veteran business coach and author Michael Goldman says many of the 6.9 million laid off since the recession began are no longer seeking jobs, they are creating them. *Goldman is helping many small business owners, new as well as established ones, plug into success.. "You cannot believe the economy is responsible for a downturn in your business. If you own a business -- you are responsible. If you blame the economy, then you are going to miss opportunities happening all around you," says Goldman, president of Performance Breakthrough in Paramus, NJ. "There are opportunities in every type of business, regardless of the economy."
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 05:30 PM EDT
World Class Martial Arts Production- Includes Performers from NYC Production
Friday October 9th- 8:00 PM - $45, $40, $35, $25, $15
bergenPAC is proud to present the Shaolin Warriors in a fully choreographed theatrical production, bringing remarkable skill, stunning movement and spectacular imagery of Kung Fu on October 9th. Performed by disciples of the Shaolin schools, known throughout the world for their disciplined and deadly martial-arts prowess.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 05:25 PM EDT
Live at bergenPAC
Thursday October 22nd- 8:00 PM - $89, $59, $49, $39, $29
See Joan Rivers Live at bergenPAC in Englewood, New Jersey Thursday October 22nd at 8pm Joan Rivers. Joan Rivers who is currently appearing on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” and celebrating the publication of her two new books Men Are Stupid And They Like Big Boobs and Murder At the Academy Awards, is a force of nature and one of the hardest working celebrities in the world.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 04:12 PM EDT
New York Real Estate Summit
Leaders in the real estate industry and senior executives of financial institutions, insurance companies and real estate equity funds will gather in New York City on Oct. 21 for an industry summit on the state of the real estate market and securing debt and equity in the midst of the current credit crisis and the dislocation of the capital markets. The symposium, entitled "New York Real Estate Summit:
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 04:06 PM EDT
Will work together on quality and safety measures
Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) today announced that it is in discussions to sell its home care operations to Amedisys, Inc. of Baton Rouge, LA. The parties expect to reach a definitive agreement in the next 30 days and, subject to regulatory approval from the state of New Jersey, to close the transaction by the end of the year.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 04:03 PM EDT
Students Help Feed Hungry With Design Contest That Benefits Community Food Programs
The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) announces that Canstruction, its annual design exhibition and contest to benefit community food programs, will be held at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., on Oct. 27, 2009, at The Atrium in Rowan Hall. Students mentored by architects, engineers and professors will compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food. The giant structures, after being judged, awarded and displayed, will be disassembled and the cans of food will be donated to local charities.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 03:57 PM EDT
Bergen Community College Board of Trustee Secretary Cid D. Wilson of Leonia has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of the American Latino. The 23-member commission, comprised of appointees of the President and House and Senate leadership, will study the feasibility of a national museum that is dedicated to portraying the art, history and culture of the Latino population in the United States.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 03:55 PM EDT
Real Estate Advisory Services Group Continues to Aggressively Acquire Bank Notes
Diversified Realty Advisors, the banking industry’s leading real estate advisory service group, today announced its purchase of a $48 million nonperforming construction loan from a four-member consortium of banks. The deal represents one of the region’s largest bank note acquisitions completed during these recessionary times.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 03:37 PM EDT
On behalf of the patients, staff, and dedicated volunteers of the Golf Committee of the Holy Name Hospital MS Center, thank you so much for your support of the 12th Annual MS Center Golf & Tennis Invitational held on Monday, September 14, 2009 at Knickerbocker Country Club in Tenafly, NJ. The success of our annual outing is a direct measure of your commitment and generosity. Through your support, this year’s MS Center Golf & Tennis Invitational raised nearly $130,000 in support of Holy Name Hospital’s MS Center.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 03:33 PM EDT
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), as one of 25 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals in the United States that have achieved exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, HUMC is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that directs patient safety and the quality of surgical care improvements.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 03:29 PM EDT
[media: 2009092818314158]Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Accreditation Positions Company as Leader in Rapidly Emerging Industry
Eco Earth Design, one of the region’s leading environmentally responsible landscape design and development firms, today announced that company President Robert Schucker has been named among Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ inaugural group of Green Roof Professionals. Green Roofs for Health Cities is a not-for-profit organization that works to promote the green roof industry throughout North America. It was founded in 1999 as a result of a research project on the benefits of green roofs and the barriers to industry development.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 03:23 PM EDT
Harrison G. Wise
Acquisition Positions Firm as A Leader in Social Media
Beckerman, one of the nation’s largest independent public relations firms, has announced that it has acquired Wise PR, a specialist in digital media relations based in New York City. Harrison G. Wise, founder of Wise PR, will serve as vice president of new media strategies at Beckerman.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 03:14 PM EDT
Fully-Equipped Kitchens Redefine Backyard Spaces and How They’re Used
The trend is growing towards creating backyard spaces that extend a home’s indoor space to the great outdoors. Borst Landscape and Design, a full-service landscape firm in Allendale, has been busy designing and installing outdoor kitchens throughout northern New Jersey that take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and enhance homeowners’ entertaining options.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 03:09 PM EDT
Hadassah Luncheon Meeting
Reuniting after the summer holidays, members of the Teaneck-Hackensack chapter of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, recently gathered for their first monthly meeting and enjoyed a luncheon held at Heritage Pointe of Teaneck.
Approximately 50 guests attended the function, which featured guest speaker Ben Dworkin, Director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 03:00 PM EDT
Coming to Westfield Garden State Plaza, Oct 8 - 10
Project Runway co-host and Liz Claiborne Chief Creative Officer Tim Gunn will be in the New York metropolitan area along with celebrity stylists Rebecca Resnick who works with Tina Fey, Mariska Hargitay and Jamie Lynn Sigler; and Gali Barazza whose clients include supermodels Jessica Stam, May Andersen and Jessica White for the Westfield Style Tour.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 10:27 AM EDT
The Paramus Board of Health has announced plans for its annual Community Health Day. “We hold this free program once a year to provide our residents with a comprehensive and varied program of health services and screenings,” said Health Officer, John Hopper. “The basic goal of the screenings is the early detection of chronic illness and prevention of disease, disability and premature death.” Community Health Day will be held this year at the Paramus Life Safety Building on Carlough Drive. The program will be open to the public from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2009.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 09:02 AM EDT
- Planet Fitness and Wit or Witout Cheesesteaks join the 224,269 SF retail shopping center's tenant roster, making it 100 percent leased -
Onyx Equities, LLC, is pleased to announce that it has fully leased the 224,269-square-foot Red Lion Plaza, which is located at Red Lion Road and Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia, PA, following the completion of two new lease transactions with Rhino Red Lion, d/b/a Planet Fitness, and RL Cheesesteaks, LLC, d/b/a Wit or Witout Cheesesteaks, which totaled 30,258 square feet. Jed Masloff and Jim Creed of Fameco Real Estate represented the landlord in both transactions, while Randy Hope of Metro Commercial represented Rhino Red Lion.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 08:59 AM EDT
As the wind blows and the leaves begin to change, NEW PEEPS® Chocolate Mousse Flavored Cats are sure to delight friends and family this Halloween. In addition, MIKE AND IKE® Brand candies offer more spooky fun with NEW MIKE AND IKE® Autumn Medley. Both new products are perfect for Halloween parties or crafts and sure to entice all the goblins.
By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, September 28, 2009, 05:00 AM EDT
The chill of fall is upon us and creeping into our homes. But before you turn up the thermostat, consider winterizing your home to use the heat more efficiently.
"Efficiency is our largest untapped natural resource," according to efficiency guru Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute. It's much cheaper to buy efficiency than energy.