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World Golf Network’s Dan Pincus

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino sat down with Dan Pincus, founder and CEO of World Golf Network, to discuss the premier golf business networking organization.

“I noticed that if you can get onto the golf course with the right people, business becomes easy,” Pincus states. “There’s no activity like golf, in terms of building a relationship.”

Here’s a breakdown of how it works. A company gives World Golf Network a profile of who they are, what they do, and who they want to meet. If they can help, the company is accepted into the system and is matched up with people who they can get referred to for business, or might need to take their business to the next level.

“You learn more about a person over one round of golf than you could over months of having cocktails and meeting with them,” Pincus said. “You get to learn who they are, what they do, and how they communicate with people.”

There are over 4,000 executives in their database that are used to match up people based on who they could actually do more business with.

People always say it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. To use that to your advantage, head over to World Golf Network’s website and fill out an application to get qualified.

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Chris Carrino Foundation for FSHD

It is the inevitable truth that life often gets in the way on the path to success.  Chris Carrino surely knows this. He took his path to success in the sports broadcasting industry.  Carrino may not be recognizable to most by the face, but any avid sports fan from 1991 to the present day will definitely recognize his voice. Most would find it hard to believe that this New Jersey-based sportscaster dealt with any issues alongside building his impressive resume.

Since 2001, he has been the resident play-by-play announcer for Brooklyn Nets basketball after being both a studio producer and feature reporter for the team beginning in 1992. Carrino also calls NFL games during the pre-season for the New York Giants and made vocal appearances in the Beijing and London Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012, respectively. He lends his voice to additional sporting networks, as well.

He graduated from Fordham University in 1992 where he was a prominent broadcaster at the university’s radio station. He also loved to play sports himself. But while attending Fordham, his athletic abilities began to lack.

The Marlboro resident soon discovered that he had Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, or FSHD. FSHD is a genetic muscular dystrophy that causes severe weakening and wasting of muscles throughout one’s body. Victims of the disease acquire symptoms in their late teenage years and often garner inabilities such as difficulties with moving their arms or legs. Some may even suffer from vision impairment or hearing loss.

But Carrino wasn’t going to let FSHD deter him from a career in sports. On having FSHD, he said that, “It teaches you to take life as it comes and to live it moment to moment.” With that in mind, he shaped his career and created the The Chris Carrino Foundation for FSHD.

His foundation is devoted to helping fund FSHD research that could potentially improve the lives of those impacted by it whereas there is no known treatment or cure. The nonprofit organization is just one of three in the United States that supports FSHD.

Coming up on Thursday, July 21st at 6 p.m. at Russo’s On the Bay in Howard Beach, NY is the foundation’s most anticipated fundraising event of the year, the 6th Annual Chris Carrino Foundation Dinner/Dance. The event will include an open cash bar, DJ, dancing, live auction and raffle prizes.

For more information on FSHD and to reserve your spot at the dinner/dance, ChrisCarrinoFoundation.org.

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The Ultimate Guide to Following New Jersey’s Olympic Athletes in Rio

By Marisa Reinhart

Summer is heating up, and #Rio2016 is quickly approaching.
#HipNJ is here to help you follow these 31 New Jersey native olympians on their #RoadtoRio! Go USA!


Kyrie Irving- West Orange
Twitter: @KyrieIrving
Instagram: @KyrieIrving

Truly an honor…. #rio #usabasketball #UNITE

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Shakur Stevenson- Newark
Twitter: @ShakurStevenson


Monica Aksamit- Matawan
Twitter: @monicaaksamit
Instagram: @monicaaksamit 

Ibtihaj Muhammad- Maplewood
Instagram: @Ibtihajmuhammad

??????? GOLD IN PANAMA! #RoadtoRio #TeamVisa #GritBeforeGold #TeamUSA

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Dagmara Wozniak- Avenel



Laurie Hernandez- Old Bridge


Nicolas Mukendi- Hillsborough


Nick Delpopolo- Westfield
Instagram: @NickforGold

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Colton Brown- Piscataway

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Lauren Schmetterling- Moorestown

Tracy Eisser-  Fair Lawn

Sam Ojserkis- Linwood

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Steve Kasprzyk- Cinnaminson

Thomas Dethlefs- Lawrenceville


Carli Lloyd- Delran
Twitter: @CarliLloyd
Instagram: @carlilloyd

Tobin Heath- Basking Ridge
Twitter: @TobinHeath
Instagram: @tobinheath


Connor Jaeger- Fair Haven
Twitter: @conjaeg

Kelsi Worrell- Westhampton

23 days! #roadtorio #teamUSA

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Robert Griswold-  Freehold

Track and Field

Robby Andrews- Manalapan
Instagram: @ra_andrews

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Jeff Porter- Franklin
Twitter: @jeffporter1

Marielle Hall- Haddonfield
Instagram: @Mariellehall

Ajee Wilson- Neptune
Twitter: @AjeeW
Instagram: @ajeelenee

Christina Epps- Morristown
Twitter: @Ms_Hop_St3pps
Instagram: @ms_hop_st3pps

Keturah Orji- Mount Olive
Twitter: @Keturahorji

Nia Ali- Pleasantville
Twitter: @ItsPooda
Instagram: @niaali

English Gardner- Vorhees Township
Twitter: @UgHLyDuCkLiN
Instagram: @ughlyducklin

Sydney McLaughlin- Dunellen


Joe Maloy- Wildwood Crest
Twitter: @joetriathlon
Instagram: @joemaloy


Jordan Burroughs-  Camden
Instagram: @alliseeisgold

Frank Molinaro-Barnegat
Twitter: @Gorillahulk149
Instagram: @ghulk145