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“Hollywood East” Opens at Montclair State

Montclair University held a ribbon cutting ceremony on the 26th in celebration of their brand new, state of the art multimedia School of Communications and Media building. MSU alumni, University board members, state legislators, staff, and students alike all got to tour the impressive new building post-ceremony.

According to Montclair State University’s President, Susan A. Cole, ‘impressive’ could possibly be an understatement as it may be “the most technologically advanced media and production facility of any university in North America and…is, in fact, more advanced than many professional facilities.”

The facility will provide students a wealth of opportunity for education and growth within the industry they’ve chosen to study, and as special guest New Jersey State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg expressed, there is hope for students to utilize the new facility as they “go out and change the world.”

The building was made possible through a strategic partnership between MSU and Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions Americas. Some of the tools and resources include 4K and HD studios and control rooms, multimedia labs, and an advanced studio production center.

The building has been dubbed “Hollywood East” and it’s sure to make a great difference in the education of students at MSU!

The Black Brunch NJ

Ready, set, network! #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino sat down with L’Oréal Drayton, founder of The Black Brunch NJ.

The Black Brunch NJ is a monthly networking brunch put on in order to allow New Jersey business owners and entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect and network with their professional peers. The event has an all-black dress code that allows for a mix of professionalism and elegance.

Of the benefits of business owners attending a The Black Brunch NJ gathering, Drayton said, “It allows for them to learn what’s going on in the industry and still stay within the legal guidelines.”

The inspiration for this was conjured up after a trip Drayton took to Atlanta. While there, she attended and hosted similar networking events and felt that the New York metropolitan area needed a similar event that brought attention to the local entrepreneurial skills. From there, The Black Brunch NJ was born.

So are you a small business owner looking to expand your network? Do you think you have what it takes to take yours or someone else’s business to the next level? Visit The Black Brunch NJ’s website today to learn more and to a find a brunch coming near you!