By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 12:44 PM EDT
The New Jersey office market is reaching a state of equilibrium, with landlords reducing the number of concessions they offer tenants while trying to lock them down for early renewals, according to Colliers International New Jersey. The market may still slightly favor tenants, with an overall flight to quality, but landlords are increasingly confident the market has already reached the bottom and that activity will continue to increase.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 12:09 PM EDT
NJ Media and Talent Are Highlighted
The NJ Advertising Club today launched “Choose Jersey Talent,” a six week campaign to highlight the breadth and scope of New Jersey’s advertising agencies, talent pool and media. Organizers have focused on the importance of the New Jersey advertising market and its contribution and support of New Jersey’s economy with a variety of media businesses donating an estimated $500,000 in advertising space including 17 billboards lining New Jersey’s busiest highways.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 11:49 AM EDT
“The House of Bernarda Alba”
“The House of Bernarda Alba,” is a dramatic play that depicts a Spanish mother, who is obsessed with family honor and forces her five daughters to repress their feelings for men and relationships. The play will be performed at the Ender Hall Laboratory Theatre on Bergen Community College’s main campus at 400 Paramus Road in Paramus. Performances are scheduled for Thursday, October 28 and November 4 and Friday, October 29 and November 5 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday performances will be held on October 30 at 3 p.m. and November 6 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “The House of Bernarda Alba” is written by Federico Garcia Lorca, a Spanish poet, dramatist, musician and theatrical director, before the start of the Spanish Civil War.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 11:34 AM EDT
Westfield Garden State Plaza announces the 2010 Westfield Style Tour, a weekend-long fashion and beauty event to be held October 22-23, 2010. Produced by IMG (the producers of New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) and sponsored by Virgin Mobile, the award-winning Westfield Style Tour will be stopping at eight Westfield centers across the country and features two full days of a complete fashion extravaganza at Westfield Garden State Plaza. As part of the comprehensive weekend line-up, Stacy London will appear at Westfield Garden State Plaza on October 23rd at 1pm to host an exclusive style showcase on the Westfield Fashion Stage to offer fall fashion tips and advice to all Westfield shoppers in attendance.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 11:24 AM EDT
Designers Challenged to Design Residences at Luxury Tower
Trump Plaza Residences in Jersey City, one of New Jersey's most luxurious residential condominium towers, was featured in an episode during the fifth season of HGTV's top-rated design competition show, "HGTV Design Star." The episode featured the show's designer finalists, who were divided into two teams and brought on location to Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City. Each team was challenged to design a two-bedroom residence in the 443-unit Gold Coast property, which at 55 stories is the tallest residential tower in the state.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 11:20 AM EDT
Cipriano Landscape Design has awarded four scholarships totaling $10,000 to students at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Departments of Landscape Architecture and Plant Biology and Pathology. The 3rd Annual Cipriano Landscape Design “Keeping It Green Foundation” scholarships are presented to encourage careers in the green industry & environmental stewardship, according to Chris Cipriano, CEO/Founder of Cipriano Landscape Design.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 11:17 AM EDT
Eleanor Clift, a panelist for the nationally syndicated television show “The McLaughlin Group” revealed that she knew she had finally been accepted by her male colleagues on the program when they began to insult her. Ms. Clift was the keynote speaker for Bergen Community College’s Second Annual Women’s Conference on October 1, 2010. A contributing editor for Newsweek magazine, Ms. Clift discussed women’s influential role in politics and the upcoming elections in November with more than 120 local businesswomen, as well as the College’s faculty, staff and students. She also shared the difficulties she faced as a young female reporter breaking into a male-dominated business.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 11:14 AM EDT
THE 45-DAY TEST
The first two months in a new position can be a crucial time for professionals to prove their value and fit with the firm, a new survey by The Creative Group suggests. Advertising and marketing executives interviewed said it takes about nine weeks, on average, to determine if an employee is well suited for the job.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 11:10 AM EDT
Bergen County Sheriff Leo McGuire
The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office announced Sheriff Leo McGuire was recently appointed to the National Association of Counties’ Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee. As a member of the steering committee, he will be responsible for supporting NACo’s legislative agenda and making recommendations on issues and legislation of national and regional importance.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 10:28 AM EDT
Spivak’s Sangria-Flavored Vodka, Vodgria, Hits Local Market
For sangria drinkers not quite ready to kiss their favorite summertime sipper goodbye, Paramus’s own Gary Spivak is proud to introduce VODGRIA, the first and only sangria-flavored vodka. Renowned for its vibrant ruby red color, VODGRIA has already won legions of fans and was honored with the silver medal at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America tasting competition earlier this year.