Business & Finance

Peapack-Gladstone Bank Announces New Employees

David Nunez has joined Peapack-Gladstone Bank as vice president, head of community banking, senior credit underwriter.  Mr. Nunez will oversee the Bank’s new community banking underwriting and portfolio management group. 

 A resident of Long Valley, NJ, David brings with him over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, serving most recently as senior director, underwriter at Capital One with a focus on portfolio management.  Previously, he also served as vice president, loan officer at First Hope Bank in Hackettstown, NJ, and at Fleet Bank with a concentration on loan review and asset based lending.

 Mr. Nunez holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Montclair State University and is active in coaching youth basketball within his community.

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Alex Battey of Mendham, New Jersey has joined Peapack-Gladstone Bank as managing director, relationship banker.  Mr. Battey is responsible for strategically growing the Bank’s deposit account business.

During his career, Alex has served in a variety of sales and sales management capacities most recently as vice president direct sales at One Communications headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.  Previously, he served as president Northeast Region and vice president of strategic accounts at Sprint PCS located in Bedminster, NJ.  With over 25 years of sales and operational experience, Alex is now part of the team responsible for strategically growing the Bank’s deposit account business.

Mr. Battey holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard University.  He presently serves as the President of the Schiff Natural Lands Trust which oversees the Schiff Nature Preserve in Morris County.

 

 

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Summit

January Update

January 19, 2017

Dear Summit Neighbor,

I hope you are having a wonderful start to the New Year. With 2017 in full swing, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide a progress update on some activities in town. 

1. The Winter Farmer’s Market has arrived. Held at Calvary Church every Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., there is a great selection of fresh produce and locally prepared ...

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Summit Fire Department Blotter

Dec. 1, 2016 0233 - Units responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries and an overturned vehicle with possible extrication. Incident located at mm 10 Route 24, West.  Springfield and Millburn FD also on scene.  Summit provided a safety block, and for scene safety and assisted with securing vehicles.  

Dec. 5, 2016 at 12:25 - Units dispatched to a PARK AVE apartment for a ...

Summit Police Blotter

January 9, 2017

12/24 - Nelson Collazo-Moreno, 25, of Summit was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Mr. Moreno was released with a pending court date.

01/01 - At 1323 hours a report was taken for a theft from a Springfield Avenue apartment complex. The maroon colored “Exit” sign had been removed sometime between 1800 hours on 12/31/16 and 1300 hours on 01/01/17. The approximate value of ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Says Beware of Headwinds in 'Market Call' Appearance

January 20, 2017

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, answers audience questions on BNN's 'Market Call':

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Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial planning, to develop and achieve their financial ...

Christine Murphy Welcomed as Newest Sales Associate at Lois Schneider Realtor

Lois Schneider Realtor’s top producing sales team welcomes Christine Murphy, our newest sales associate. Christine started with Lois Schneider Realtor in 2013 as a licensed sales assistant to one of the company’s top producing teams. She and her husband have been residents of Summit since 2001 with their three children, all of whom attend or have graduated from Summit Public Schools.

Closed Fund Open Mind

Closed-end funds (CEFs) can play an important role in a diversified investment portfolio. They offer benefits similar to those of an open-end mutual fund, but also sport unique advantages.  

Unlike a traditional open-end mutual fund, CEFs have a fixed number of shares available to trade. Their price is not tied to the value of the underlying portfolio. The only way the number of shares ...

Raising The 'Bar' When Celebrating Life's Milestone Moments

The renovation of the event space at the historic Grand Summit Hotel in Summit was directly aimed at creating a lighter, brighter, more welcoming space that would promote a party atmosphere inherent to the wedding and Bar / Bat Mitzvah and wedding celebration. The results have been embraced by the Hotel's very loyal clientele, as indicated by the strong repeat activity in the large social ...

Step Right Up

Let’s make America the Greatest Show on Earth Again.

 

I was very sad to learn that after 146 years of big-top entertainment the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is folding its tent and leaving town.

 

This comes a year after the circus, due to mounting pressures from animal rights activists, got rid of the elephants.

 

It is not really ...