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The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching Earns Top 20 Spot on NJBIZ’s 2014 List of the “Best Places to Work in New Jersey”

SHREWSBURY, N.J. – The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), a top-rated, ICF-accredited Coach Training Program and innovative provider of leadership development and consulting services, has been honored as one of the top 20 Best Places to Work in New Jersey for small to mid-size businesses by NJBIZ Magazine. Luke Iorio, iPEC President & CEO, and his team accepted the award on Thursday, May 1, 2014, on behalf of iPEC’s dedicated team.

iPEC was measured against a variety of companies in the state, and secured the nineteenth ranking because of its dedicated employees, engaging and inspiring work environment, workforce values and growth, highly-satisfied clients, and the depth of value the company brings to the coaching and leadership development industry. This is the second consecutive year that iPEC has landed in the top 20 ranking of small to mid-size businesses enriching the state of New Jersey. The full list of recipients can be found at http://bit.ly/R70V1d.

“At iPEC, we make it a priority to create and foster an inviting and engaging work environment,” said Luke Iorio, President and CEO of iPEC. “We want our employees to bring their passion and personalities to their work because the more they do, the more they enjoy their work. Engaged, happy, and committed employees means engaged, happy, and loyal customers. Securing a top spot on NJBIZ’s list is an achievement that we are extremely proud of, as it is a reflection of our company’s and our employees’ commitment to making iPEC a great place to work and it acknowledges our unique culture that is cultivated by our staff.”

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To watch iPEC’s video touting why they are one of “The Best Places to Work,” visit http://www.ipeccoaching.com/meet-our-team.aspx.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in New Jersey. Part one consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics; this phase was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. Part two consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience; this phase was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. The overall registration and survey process was managed by Best Companies Group (BCG). BCG also analyzed the data provided and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

The award program, created in 2005, is produced by NJBIZ. The program was sponsored by: MetLife Solutions Group and Gibbons P.C. and is offered in partnership with Garden State Council SHRM, The New Jersey State Chamber, Employers Association of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

To learn more about iPEC’s ICF-accredited Coach Training Program and Coach Centric Leadership™ Engagement programs, visit http://www.ipeccoaching.com/meet-our-team.aspx, “like” iPEC on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ipeccoaching, or “follow” iPEC on Twitter at https://twitter.com/iPEC_Coaching.

 About iPEC

The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) offers the most comprehensive and experiential coach training program in the world. An ICF-accredited Coach Training Program, iPEC is the originator of the Core Energy Coaching™ process – the most effective leadership framework and change process in use today. In addition, iPEC offers the highly successful and powerful Coach Centric Leadership™ Engagement Program to corporations, organizations, governments, law enforcement agencies, and non-profit organizations around the world. iPEC is recognized by Leadership Excellence Magazine as one of the Top Leadership Development Programs, for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.

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Maplewood Police Blotter - Four Thefts Reported, Two at Wawa

January 18, 2017

January 11 - Theft; At approximately 2:30 p.m., a female customer had her wallet stolen from the QuickChek after leaving it on the counter.

January 11 - Theft; At approximately 4:45 p.m. a female shoplifted a purse from a store on Maplewood Ave.

January 13 - Theft; At approximately 10:00 p.m., an employee of Wawa had their cell phone that was left on the counter ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Home Burglary and Attempted Burglary on Same Day Reported

South Orange Police Blotter as of January 14

Burglary - A Duffield Dr. resident reported that sometime between 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, actor(s) unknown entered her residence and removed several items, including silver candle stick holders. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

Attempted Burglary - A Harding Dr. resident reported that sometime ...

South Orange Public Library Activities - Jan. 19 to Jan. 25

January 18, 2017

Children's Room

 

Friday, Jan. 20

 

10 am -Seton Stories

 

Monday, Jan.  23

 

3:30 pm - Minecraft -ages 7+

 

Tuesday, Jan. 24

 

11 am - Toddler Storytime

12 Noon - Homeschooling Social

 

Wednesday, Jan. 25

 

10 am - Babies Storytime

Adult ...

Community Coalition on Race MLK Observance Event Reminds SOMA Residents to Stand Together and Speak Out

The following is from the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race

On Monday, January 16, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race hosted the 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance at Columbia High School in Maplewood for the first time. Hundreds of people of all ages filled the auditorium to honor Dr. King through music, a sharing of interfaith readings and ...

Temporary Ice Rink Installed in South Orange's Meadowland Park

The following is from the South Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs

South Orange Village has installed a temporary ice rink in Meadowland Park for the winter months inside the tennis court area adjacent to the Baird.

The rink is open to South Orange residents with a current Recreation Department Membership I.D. and their guests. The guest fee is $5 per person per day.

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Thu, January 19, 12:00 PM

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Women's March on Washington: Why, and Why Now

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(Q) The election is ...

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Two significant related ...

Should You Wait Until Spring to Buy?

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People love to talk about the Spring market, but should you wait until Spring to buy a home? For South Orange and Maplewood, the Spring market usually starts in late February. Here are the pros and cons.

Pros to Waiting:

Better selection. There are usually a greater number of homes available for sale in the Spring as opposed to other times ...

Two Attempted Abductions Reported in Montclair

January 18, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two incidents of attempted abduction were reported in Montclair on Tuesday, Jan. 17, confirmed law enforcement officials, who also released a sketch of the suspect.

Montclair police officials released the following statement: 

On 1/13/2017 at approximately 1600 hours, Montclair Police Department responded to a report of an attempted luring in the ...

Scotch Plains JCC Deemed Safe After Bomb Threat

January 18, 2017

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On the night of January 2, the East Hanover Police Department responded to a tip called into the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that Just Pups owner, Vincent LoSacco, was smuggling ...

Road Trip! As New Brunswick Changes, the Corner Tavern Remains

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The purpose of the meeting will be to both ...

Roaring 20s New Year's Celebration Held at Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation in South Orange

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Located at 110 Vose Avenue in South Orange, the rental ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced on Jan. 15 that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a shooting in which four people were shot, one fatally.

Kevin Barber, 16, of Newark sustained a fatal gunshot wound on Jan.