Category Archives: Rising Stars

Hip New Jersey sits with the state’s up-and-comers before they hit the mainstream. We’ll find out what motivates them on their journey to the top!

Acting-A-Part

Lights, camera, action! 

Looking to become the next big name in Hollywood?  Or do you think your child has what it takes to become the next Disney star?  With the help of Acting-A-Part Theater Company, your family’s dreams can become a reality!

HipNJ’s Chris La Forgia recently chatted with program founder and owner, Erika Lupo.  Erika says that her program can be summarized by her company’s slogan:  “Bridging the Gap From School Play to Broadway.”   From television to film, theater classes and more, Acting-A-Part provides all types of acting workshops that fits the student’s needs and desires.  Even if he or she doesn’t walk away a movie star, pupils develop self-confidence, discipline and teamwork skills, essential in succeeding on the “Great White Way” of life.

Acting-A-Part offers a variety of services, including summer camps and birthday parties.  Taking Acting-A-Part’s theater classes will show you or your child the ropes of what it takes to create a show-stopping production, while their film and TV workshops involve shooting on-location.  Students then get to enjoy seeing their work on the big screen, thanks to Acting-A-Part’s relationships with local movie theaters.

Conveniently locate in Ridgewood and Sparta, New Jersey, Erika is striving to make Acting-A-Part a household name around New Jersey and eventually, the country.

For more information, visit their website or call 973.879.3651.

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8fold Integrated Creative Works

Everyday is filled with endless opportunities and possibilities. There is always something new popping up in the world around us, and there is always another company opening its doors with the hope of a bountiful future.  8Fold Integrated Creative Works is that stepping-stone which leads those driven hopefuls down the right path towards triumph.

8fold is a Morristown, NJ-based, client-driven “8gency” that focuses on giving their clients the right tools to bring their branding and marketing to life. HipNJ’s Melisa LaTour sat down with Jennifer LoBianco, founder of 8fold, and discussed how her company has helped numerous New Jersey businesses achieve maximum results.

Jennifer expressed the three most important factors 8fold takes into consideration when working on a marketing campaign:  Knowing the customer/audience; identifying and understanding the competition; and measuring company traffic.  By arming themselves with this information, and integrating creative thinking and problem solving into their strategies, 8fold charters the most direct path to prosperity.

One of 8fold’s many success stories is Crossfit of Cranford, NJ (where this interview took place); they doubled in size in just a year and a half after coming on board with Jennifer and her partner, Brad Leszczynski.

So if you’re looking for your business to get to the top and stay there, visit 8foldworks.com for the best brand strategists in the business.

Burnett Plastic Surgery

Let’s be real for a minute and admit we have all considered plastic surgery at some point.  If your prime decision factor comes down to finding the right surgeon, look no further than Burnett Plastic Surgery of Westfield, New Jersey.

HipNJ’s Melisa LaTour sat down with Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Carlos G. Burnett, to find out why he is considered one of the best in the country.

Dr. Burnett has experience with all skin, ethnic and body types, male and female. He and his faithful clients consider him to be a perfectionist, a quality anyone would want their plastic surgeon to have.  Not only is his work flawless, but he really takes the time out to get to know each patient as an individual.

Dr. Burnett demonstrates his commitment to perfection starting with each patient’s first meeting: “I want to find out what’s bothering each patient. I need to make sure I understand each new patient well enough to give her what she really wants”.

Burnett Plastic Surgery has adapted to new technology that is safer and more effective in skin tightening, making the decision to get that tummy tuck you have always wanted a lot sooner. When you have one of the nations best plastic surgeons in your own back yard, what could possibly be stopping you from getting the work done you have always wanted?

 For more information on Dr.Burnett and his practice, visit his website to find out how you can begin the process towards a new you.