Investors Bank Donates $10,000 to New Providence Independence Day Celebration.
Investors Bank stepped up to the plate on Thursday, April 18, and delivered a homerun for the Borough of New Providence and its residents, donating $10,000 to the New Providence Independence Day Committee to fund the Fourth of July fireworks this year. Daniel White, Vice President and Market Manager for investorsBank, who recently joined the company, told TheAlternativePress.com, “We look to continue to support the Borough of New Providence and surrounding communities. We view ourselves as active community partners.”
This is not the first time that investorsBank has financially supported the event, which is a mainstay in the Borough for young and old alike. While traditionally, fireworks on the Fourth of July had been funded by the Borough through tax dollars, when the recession hit, many town governments, including New Providence, eliminated funding for the event rather than financially burden taxpayers. Since then, in New Providence, with the assistance of the Borough, the New Providence Business & Professional Association (NPBPA) took over planning and organizing the event and investorsBank came on board as the primary sponsor and funder for the past several years.
Ted Kapuscinski, Chair of the New Providence Independence Day Committee and member of the NPBPA, said, “We are very grateful that investorsBank is the major sponsor of this event. The NPBPA is about giving back to the community and investorsBank has been consistently supporting our community for years. Without such support, this event would not happen. And without the support of the NPBPA and other businesses, other cherished events in our town would likewise not occur.”
“Both the NPBPA and investorsBank are about giving back to the community. It’s a perfect partnership for everyone involved. Our residents need to understand that the more they shop in our local businesses, the more resources we have to give back to the community,” said Jimmy Vardas, President of the New Providence Downtown Improvement District (NPDID) and owner of The Prestige Diner.
New Providence Councilman and founding member of the NPBPA, Gary Kapner, said, “I’m pleased to see that investorsBank once again is sponsoring our Independence Day fireworks celebration. I’m thrilled to see the level of community involvement continue to grow on the part of the NPBPA and our local business community.”
Michelle Brugger, President of the NPBPA and owner of Martial Arts for Life in New Providence, concluded, “The New Providence business community does so much for the Borough but it takes businesses like investorsBank to provide what is really needed to make the Borough’s events such a huge success.”
On Saturday, April 27 (from 9 am to 2 pm), Murray Hill Health & Racquet Club will host a Community Wellness Awareness Day!
This day is designed to promote community interaction and recreation as well as wholesome wellness and prevention. There will be many vendors and local businesses on hand to promote wellness and prevention at the Murray Hill Health & Racquet Club facility for a family fun day of entertainment, healthy food and drink, and lots of information and seminars on what total wellness looks like! This includes recreational activities and extracurricular activities for children. It is also an Open House event for the club, completely FREE services, including group fitness classes, body assessments, and more.
Murray Hill Health & Racquet Club is located at 593 Central Avenue in New Providence and will be holding events both indoors and outdoors.
Join us in a celebration of community and wellness! Come see other local businesses that are involved, support your community, and enjoy a family fun day of health and wellness!
Please mark your calendars and set the date for Saturday April 27 from 9:00 am-2:00 pm. I look forward to seeing you there!
To all New Providence Business & Professional Association Members who wish to participate: You choose how involved you wish to be!
By choosing to be a participating business, your logo will be added to the event’s flier. These fliers will be distributed to our 15,000 plus database via email blast, to all participating vendors/businesses, as well as email blasted to all participating vendors/businesses databases. Marketing is well underway and I believe this event will not only be great for the community, it will be great for the growth of our businesses!
Contact Betsy Shinkle at firstname.lastname@example.org, 908-665-1141 if you are interested in becoming a represented business/vendor at our event!
Is your home all decked out to celebrate the holiday spirit? Consider submitting an entry for this year’s “Get Your Lights On” Holiday Decorating Contest!
To Submit a Unique Home, Email Mike DelDuca at Mike.DelDuca@PrudentialNewJersey.com with a Photo and your Contact Information! The Winner Receives a $200 Donation to the Charity of Their Choice!
Click Here for complete contest details!
NPBPA’s own President, Michelle Brugger of Martial Arts for Life, was featured in the NJ Sharing Network’s Newspaper in Education program. It is an eight-week education series to examine the topic of organ and tissue donation done in partnership with the Bergen Record.
Michelle’s article in week 3 of the program, titled ” Why are tissue transplants necessary?“, highlights how meaningful one person’s donation can be to so many future recipients suffering from medical conditions such as severe trauma, degenerative joint disease, arthritis, burns, sports injuries, birth defects, some cancers and other conditions that require the use of donor tissue.
About the Newspaper In Education Program
The Record’s Newspaper In Education Program is working with NJ Sharing Network to present a special series for students, as well as adults. This series will examine organ and tissue donation from different angles, and may benefit classes studying medical issues, STEM subjects, as well as contemporary issues.
One of our newest members, NJ FILM SCHOOL, kicks off its Screening & Lecture Series with a showing of “WIN WIN” on Friday, November 30th at 8:00pm.
Set in NEW PROVIDENCE, this charming indie film was written by natives (and childhood friends) Tom McCarthy and NPBPA member Joe Tiboni of Tiboni & Tiboni, LLP in New Providence, and stars Paul Giamatti as a small-town lawyer who coaches the local high school wrestling team.
In addition to viewing the film, NJ Film School is delighted to have JOE TIBONI as their Special Guest Speaker, who will discuss his experiences throughout the making of the film, from writing the script to showings at film festivals.
Itʼs an evening of local color not to be missed! Join NJ Film School at their brand-new studio at 755 Central Avenue in New Providence.
Tickets are $10 at the door, but seating is limited. Reserve your space now at Tickets@NJFilmSchool.com.
For more information, visit NJ Film School’s website at NJFilmSchool.com, or call (908) 508-0800.
Member News: Diahann Lassus to Participate in How Women Lead Seminar at U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC
New Providence, NJ (November, 2012)- In September we announced that Diahann W. Lassus, CFP®, CPA/PFS and President of Lassus Wherley, was featured in “How Women Lead: The 8 Essential Strategies Successful Women Know.” Since its release, the book has attracted an amazing amount of attention and interest. It is #13 on a list of Top 50 New Management Books for Entrepreneurs and was featured in Redbook and on many business websites.
As a contributor to the book, Diahann Lassus will be participating in the How Women Lead Interactive Seminar at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, November 13th. The seminar hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Women in Business will be followed by a book sale, signing and networking reception. The interactive session will be moderated by Susan Peterson of The Communication Center and will include discussions about several of the key strategies with the authors, Sharon Hadary and Laura Henderson.
For more information on the event, click on http://cwb.uschamber.com/events/how-women-lead-interactive-seminar. For more information and to see the 8 Success Strategies click on www.HowSuccessfulWomenLead.com.
Lassus Wherley was founded in 1985 by Diahann W. Lassus, CFP®, CPA/PFS and Clare E. Wherley, CPA, CFP ® . We have two offices to serve our clients, one in New Providence, NJ, and the other in Bonita Springs, FL. Lassus Wherley is a Fee-Only wealth management firm with expertise in financial planning, investment management, tax preparation, trust services, and family office support. We work with individuals, couples, families, pension and profit sharing plans, trusts, estates, charitable organizations, corporations and other business entities. Using a team approach that we have developed over more than 25 years, we have helped hundreds of clients build secure financial futures and achieve peace of mind. Lassus Wherley is a nationally certified Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the nation’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement of Fee-Only comprehensive financial planning. The Lassus Wherley website is www.lassuswherley.com.