Ceremonial ribbon-cutting welcomes two businesses in WO

Ceremonial ribbon-cutting welcomes two businesses in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi welcomed two new, neighboring businesses to town with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Sept. 18 at 474 Prospect Ave. in the rear of the Glen Rock Savings Bank building. The dual ceremony was the town’s first since the COVID-19 pandemic hit; attendees at the ceremony maintained social distance […]

New campaign uses humor to support Downtown South Orange

New campaign uses humor to support Downtown South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Village Center Alliance unveiled Sept. 10 a “Back to Business” campaign designed to remind residents that downtown businesses are ready to serve the community and to reinforce the significance of supporting local businesses, now more than ever.  This isn’t the same “Shop Local” message people are accustomed to […]

Bank donates $30K to Newark Workforce Development Board

Bank donates $30K to Newark Workforce Development Board

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Workforce Development Board has received a $30,000 grant from the Columbia Bank Foundation to support ongoing efforts to bridge the gap between local businesses and unemployed Newark residents. The organization acts as a liaison with local businesses, while simultaneously preparing members of the community for the workforce. Programs focus on […]

Summer Saturdays feature sidewalk sales, outdoor dining in South Orange

Summer Saturdays feature sidewalk sales, outdoor dining in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Village Center Alliance has announced Summer Saturdays. For three Saturdays in July, downtown retailers will be outside on the sidewalks offering an expanded footprint for easier, socially distanced shopping. Many will offer special sale items, raffles and promotions. The two remaining sidewalk sales will run from 11 a.m. […]

RWJBarnabas marks 10 years as a CEO Canter Gold Standard employer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health, the most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, marks its 10-year anniversary as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer this year, having maintained its dedication and commitment to a high standard of excellence in cancer prevention, early detection and quality care for its employees and their families, […]

Bank grants nearly $600,000 to local nonprofits, hospitals

FAIR LAWN, NJ — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently announced a special program to support nonprofit organizations affected by COVID-19. With an original pledge of $300,000, the foundation nearly doubled its support to $600,000 due to the overwhelming need. A special carve out of $200,000 was designated to local hospitals in order to support the […]

Bloomfield restaurant provides free Easter meals

Bloomfield restaurant provides free Easter meals

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — This past Easter was a difficult one for many celebrants, as they could not observe the holiday with their usual company and customs. For some, the holiday was even more difficult, as they worried about where their Easter meal would come from. But Bloomfield businessman Salvatore Siconolfi, who owns Bella Napoli restaurant, […]

Annual contest announces area’s ‘favorite businesses’

Annual contest announces area’s ‘favorite businesses’

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Fourteen local businesses have been chosen by customers as their “2020 Favorite Businesses,” according to an annual contest conducted by two local business organizations in East Orange and Orange. The Business and Professional Association of the Oranges and the Orange Chamber of Commerce distributed ballots to customers during January and February […]

Area bank launches support efforts and loan assistance

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Columbia Bank has recently announced special efforts to assist customers and nonprofit organizations affected by coronavirus. The announcement is part of a comprehensive program to help ensure the health of bank employees, customers and communities served. “Columbia Bank is closely monitoring the progress of the virus and is making every effort […]

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