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Andi Pasquin on Being a Working Mom

Andi Pasquin, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Consultant, stopped by the #HipNJ studio to chat with Maria Falzo about her work with Wells Fargo in Summit.

Pasquin has been in mortgage banking for 15 years. 9 of those years have been spent with Wells Fargo, servicing the whole state of New Jersey. She primarily helps NJ’s law enforcement community. “It’s very rewarding to help those that help us,” she states.

“There’s a lot of balance and struggle that goes along with trying to have a successful career and also be a successful parent,” the working mom says. “So, I try my hardest every day.”

Pasquin offers some advice for maximizing your time. She states that she has tried to identify pockets of time she calls “empty space.” “Rather than listening to the radio or making personal calls, I try to capture anything I can get done professionally in that time space,” she explains.

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National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

Happy National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day! Today we want to recognize a few local Mom and Pop businesses throughout New Jersey. Mom and Pop businesses are the heart of most towns and are important for our economy. Here are some local businesses to support not only today, but all the time.

Browns Restaurant in Ocean City

Big Fun Toys in Hoboken, Manasquan and Point Pleasant Beach

Welcome some new members to our personalization family! Frisbees, Lego cases, and a wheelbarrow set with tools!

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Caffe Aldo Lamberti in Cherry Hill

Reward yourself for getting through half the work week with our #HappyHour specials tonight from 4-6pm. #NJEats #CherryHill #NJDrinks

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Lulu’s Armoire in Westwood

Boniellos in Riverdale

Chicken Bacon Ranch & Homemade Chipotle #9738310222 #takeout #dinein #comeeatwithus #boniellos #pizza

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Happy National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day! 

KRS CPAs Co-Founder Maria Rollins Named Managing Partner

This one is for the #NewJerseyWomen! Maria T. Rollins has been named managing partner of Paramus-headquartered KRS CPAs, LLC, the certified public accounting firm she co-founded more than a decade ago. At #HipNewJersey, there is nothing we love more than a successful NJ lady!

In her leadership role, Rollins will guide the growth and governance of the 25-member firm, where she manages the firm’s tax practice and its business process outsourcing department, and oversees all regulatory and compliance issues. Additionally, she spearheads the company’s business development, community outreach, and marketing efforts.  

“I am honored to be named managing partner of KRS CPAs and I look forward to guiding our firm to sustained growth,” said Rollins, who has more than 20 years of public accounting experience.

Rollins was recently recognized as one of the Top 25 Women Entrepreneurs by Leading Women Entrepreneurs. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New Jersey and New York Societies of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA, NJCPA), and the NJCPA State Tax, IRS Cooperation, and Estate Tax Committees.

“I am excited that Maria has accepted this leadership role and I look forward to her piloting our company’s growth in this rapid, ever-changing business climate,” stated Filip, who leads the KRS commercial real estate practice and plays a key role in its private client advisory group.

Rollins earned a B.A. in accounting from William Paterson University, and an M.S. in taxation from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

KRS CPAs provides accounting and auditing, tax planning, preparation and compliance, litigation support, business valuation analysis, and business office/CFO services to small and medium sized businesses in New Jersey and the New York metro area. To learn more, head over to their website.