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Alfa Romeo of Morris County

Meet Alfa Romeo of Morris County’s Women Executive Team

On this Mother’s Day weekend, #HipNJ introduces you to a group of powerhouse women making waves in a world that was once considered “Men Only.”

Alfa Romeo of Morris County, part of the Celebrity Motor Car Company, has formed an all-female executive team. Play the video above to meet Lara Blanar, General Sales Manager; Amanda Silva, Finance Director; Nancy Cirelli, BDC Manager; Melanie Borden, Vice President of Marketing and Alexandra Kurpiel, Service Manager.

For Alfa Romeo of Morris County’s founder and owner, Tom Maoli, taking this groundbreaking approach to his dealership has paid dividends.

“At Alfa Romeo, we have a general manager that is a woman, we have salespeople that are women, we have people that our working our service department that are women,” explains Maoli. “I have to tell you, productivity has gone through the roof.”

The type of culture that Tom and his executive staff have created at Alfa Romeo of Morris County breeds success not only professionally, but personally.

“Work/life balance is definitely challenging every day. Not only am I mother to two girls [ages 4 and 5], I am also a single mom,” reveals Borden. “One piece that drew me to [Alfa Romeo of Morris County] was the fact that they are so family oriented.”

“We have longtime loyalty to our employees which is key in this industry because customers that come in want to see the same faces; they want to go to someone that they trust. Our team here has created an environment that breeds that kind of comfort,” says Maoli.

While working in a male-dominated industry can come with its obstacles, it’s a welcome challenge to these fearless females.

“As women, we have to conquer the [car] industry and conquer any industry that might be prominently male,” says Cirelli. “We can do anything that a male can do so it’s definitely nice to be part of that revolution.”

Alfa Romeo has always had a passion for driving and technology “to the top.” With this new approach, the luxury Italian carmaker’s “hip” quotient just went through the roof!

For more on Alfa Romeo of Morris County, visit AlfaRomeoOfMorrisCounty.com or stop by to see them at 110 Route 10 West, Whippany, NJ 07981.

Mother's Day 2018

Mother’s Day 2018 Hip List

Happy Mother’s Day to our favorite #HipNJ ladies! To celebrate, The Hip List‘s Maria Falzo runs down her latest #MomBoss faves:

1) Cake Jar Nation
Cake Jar Nation cake jars are ready-to-eat, perfectly portioned, delicious cake served in a recyclable BPA-free jar. Currently, they offer two flavors; our signature Rainbow Vanilla (6 layers of bright rainbow cake with vanilla buttercream) and our Double Chocolate (6 layers of decadent chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream.) Our Cake Jars are the perfect gift, dessert, or favor for anyone or any occasion. They are sold in quantities of 6 or 12 jars, shipped 2-day air, and will–without a doubt–make the sender a hero gift giver. Ready to dig in? We thought so. Visit CakeJarNation.com and receive 15% off your first order by using promo code GetCaked. Starts at: $39.99

2) Coby Décor Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Enjoy wireless audio from your Bluetooth® cell phone or computer with this Portable Bluetooth® Speaker! Fabric is used for the exterior material to give a modern chic look that fits all home décor. The speaker features a unique design that delivers powerful bass-boosting sound and connects to Bluetooth-enabled devices up to 33ft. Plus, its compact design lets you take it anywhere you go! Buy now on Amazon. Retail price: $49.99

3) Fuzzy Babba
Super plush, super cushiony, and super comfy, these soft slide slippers add flirty flair to casual wear. The fluffy, faux fur upper is super soft to the touch, while the memory foam sole provides cushiony comfort and support with every step. The memory foam soft sole offers cushiony support Grippers on the bottom help prevent slipping, and its easy-to-care-for material is machine washable. Perfect for home, travel, work and school! Order now at FuzzyBabba.com. Retail price: $14

4) MOBY Wrap
The cool way to carry your child, up close and personal. With organic fabrics and styles for the Daddy or the Mommy to wear! Seen trendsetting in the news with various celebrity dads and moms, the MOBY motto is having your child being Close Enough to Kiss™. Offering both versatility and comfort, the soft-structured MOBY Carrier offers front, hip, and back carrying options. Secure, convenient, and easy-to-use, it’s available in two styles, so parents and caregivers can choose between the Double Tie and the Buckle Tie fastening options. Buy today at MobyWrap.com. Retail Price: $59

5) Dip into Pretty
This Dip into Pretty “Gift of Spring” gift set includes On Pointe Polish paired with Pocket Full of Daisies silicone pedi spacers. Besides featuring gorgeous colors, this nail polish is 5 Free; no Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor and is Vegan Friendly and Cruelty free! Purchase now at DipIntoPretty.com. Retail Price: $15.99

Celebrating Mother’s Day in #HipNJ

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Can you believe it!? It is a day dedicated to making your mom feel as special as she makes you feel every day of the year. Still not sure where to celebrate? Here are some of the best places in New Jersey to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Anthony David’s (Hoboken)

  • Mother’s Day special brunch menu here.
  • Dinner menu here.

BIN 14 (Hoboken)

The Hills Tavern (Millburn)

House Of Que’ (Hoboken)

  • Revamped menu here.
  • All moms receive a complementary bottle of champagne with a reservation.

Midland Brew House (Saddle Brook)

  • Family Style Brunch Served From 11:30am-4pm.
  • Full menu here.

The Barrow House (Clifton)

BONUS

Here’s a Mother’s Day deal from Chocolate Works in Montclair!