Category Archives: #HipNJ Cares

#HipNJ Cares highlights the Garden State’s heart of gold. We feature passionate charity efforts and the philanthropic all-stars behind these important initiatives!

The Wilshire Grand Hotel

The Wilshire Grand Hotel Honored As Business of the Year!

The Wilshire Grand Hotel is among the honorees being celebrated at the West Orange Chamber of Commerce 20th Anniversary annual awards dinner on May 9th!

#HipNJ will be at The Wilshire Grand Hotel to honor exceptional community members from the business community, Fire Department, Police Department and Board of Education. Philip Alagia, chief of staff to Joe DiVincenzo, Essex County executive, will be the evening’s Keynote speaker.

The honorees include:

Business of the Year
The Wilshire Grand Hotel

Educator of the Year
Gerard Frank

Police Officer of the Year
Officer Jeffrey James
Officer Sebastian deLeon

Firefighter of the Year
Captain George Hesse
Firefighter Patrick McGovern
Firefighter Craig Vanderhoof
Acting Captain Matthew Keenan
Firefighter Nicholas Manzella

For more information, visit WestOrangeChamber.com.

Alzheimer’s New Jersey

Spotlight On: Alzheimer’s New Jersey 2018 Gala Committee Members

On May 3rdAlzheimer’s New Jersey is hosting their seventh annual Celebrating New Jersey Gala, and #HipNJ has the scoop on the 2018 Gala Committee Members!

James Formisano
BGC Partners, Inc.
2018 Gala Committee Co-Chair

BGC Partners provides a wide range of services including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information and other back office services.

Carol Agresti
PNC Wealth Management

PNC Wealth Management offers a broad range of services based on a comprehensive financial plan customized for you to achieve and maintain financial success.

Darryl Jacobs
Sr. Color Analyst, Basketball
(Sports Radio America/ESPN3/NEC
Front Row Network)

Darryl’s basketball insight and analysis has earned him a reputation as one of the best new faces in sports.

Karen Davis-Farage
RPM Raceway
2018 Gala Committee Co-Chair

Karen is an enthusiastic supporter of local business groups, chambers of commerce & convention & visitors’ bureaus within the regions she serves.

George Celentano
The Provident Bank

George has over 25 years of retail bank management and leadership experience. He is able to effectively motivate and inspire a team to reach maximum potential of common goals through a shared vision.

Angela Parisi
Parker Center for Plastic Surgery

Angela Parisi, RN, has been an integral member of the Parker Center since 1992, caring for patients before, during, and after their surgeries.

Caren Weingart
Community Member

Caren is a senior leader with 19+ years in the health care industry. She has the unique ability to tactically balance patient care and operational management matters.

Proceeds raised form the Celebrating New Jersey Gala will directly support local programs and services for families facing this devastating disease, as well as research for a cure.

To purchase tickets or for additional information, contact Julie Schuldner, Vice President, Development and Communications at jschuldner@alznj.org or call 973-586-4300.

To learn more, click here.