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Freeholders Honor “Dress For Success” At New Madison Headquarters

Dress for Success Northern New Jersey – 10 Counties celebrated its move to a newly refurbished space with a special ribbon cutting after being evacuated from their headquarters earlier this year due to a fire.

 DFS of Northern New Jersey is a chapter of a national nonprofit organization that focuses on offering long-lasting solutions to enable disadvantaged women to break the cycle of poverty and to help them achieve economic stability. They serve more than 1,400 women in Morris County and surrounding counties.

Earlier this year, a fire ravaged its operation in Madison, hampering the efforts of this group to help the many woman who call on its services.

“Dress for Success is continuing its life-changing work for women who need a leg up to succeed professionally and personally,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Deborah Smith, who attended the re-opening ceremony. “Their work has real impact in important ways, by making a difference in women’s lives and the lives of those around them.”

To learn more about Dress for Success, click here.


Andy Garcia on College Hunks Hauling Junk

Andy Garcia, owner of College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving of North Jersey, sat with Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss the moving and junk removal company.

“The business itself was around for seven or eight years,” Garcia says. “My father and I were looking for a new opportunity to broaden our entrepreneurial experience.” They saw a strong opportunity, and took it.

“We’re able to bounce ideas off of each other,” Garcia says of working with his father. “In a business relationship, you have to embrace conflict.”

College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving offers full-service residential and commercial moving, junk removal, donation pickups, and moving labor services across the United States.

To learn more, click here.

VUE Spring Event at SoJo Spa Club


#HipNJ joined the VUE Magazine team as they celebrated their spring kickoff party at Edgewater’s newest hit attraction, SoJo Spa Club.

VUE, the premier North Jersey magazine featuring luxury lifestyle, real estate and design, recently released their spring “Design & Real Estate” issue, featuring supermodel Cindy Crawford on the cover.

“This is luxury at its finest,” Brian Kovener, Co-Founder and Publishing Editor of VUE said. “We’re thankful and honored to be a part of SoJo’s first big event.”

SoJo Spa Club is the perfect place to spend a relaxing weekend. It features a rooftop infinity pool with a bird’s eye view of the Manhattan skyline, a salt sauna, a number of specialty outdoor soaking experiences and more.

“It’s the perfect night to kick off the spring season,” said David Santiago of Casa Santi, LLC.

“I love SoJo,” Lindsey Neff, Owner and Lead Designer of Larkspur Botanicals said. “I’m going to be coming here a lot more often.”

To learn more about VUE, click here, and to learn more about SoJo Spa Club, click here.