Record-Setting Turnout for Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Awards Dinner Honoring Regal Bank and Livingston Heroes

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Monte Ehrenkranz, Richard Cimo, Dan Tower, Lou Dearaujo and Sean Howland from Regal Bank, Business of the Year.
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Bernheim Apter Kreitzman employees celebrate the honorees.
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Honoree Chris Bickel with Assistant Superintendent Mary Oates.
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Left to right:  Michael Rabinowitz and Denny Klein from Rand, Feuer & Klein LLC
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From left to right, Jodi Solotoff, Alan Karpas, and Georgia Solotoff.
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Saint Barnabas Medical Center employees celebrate the honorees.
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Employees of Regal Bank, the Business of the Year.
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LIVINGSTON, NJ – A record-setting 193 residents, business and community leaders came out on Wednesday night to attend the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Awards Dinner at the Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club to honor Business of the Year, Regal Bank; Christopher Bickel from the Livingston Board of Education; Barbara Sherman from the Livingston First Aid Squad; Herbert Schilling, Sr. from the Livingston Fire Department; and Officers Kelli-Ann Riley and Derek Wyatt from the Bicycle Patrol Unit of the Livingston Police Department. 

Attendees included Mayor Steve Santola who served as MC, Councilman Rudy Fernandez, former Mayor Arlene Johnson, and Superintendent of the Livingston Public Schools Brad Draeger.

Louis Urban, President of the Chamber, told TheAlternativePress.com, “The Chamber is proud to be associated with such a fine business, Regal Bank, which has filled a much-needed niche in town through their generosity and community support.”

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Regal Bank, Livingston Business of the Year, is a full service community bank headquartered in Livingston, makes significant contributions to the Livingston community.  Its employees volunteer through Rotary, the Kiwanis Club and The Junior Woman’s League.  The bank also contributes monetarily to many community events in Livingston as well as to community organizations.  Regal Bank recently launched its Regal Cares program, which, as its first initiative, will be providing teddy bears to the local police departments to help comfort children during unfortunate circumstances. 

Chris Bickel, Livingston Educator of the Year, is the K-12 Supervisor of Social Studies for the Livingston Public Schools.  He has also been a very active member of the Livingston community, as well.  He chaired the Eco-Fair in 2007 and 2009, was Coordinator of Project Porchlight in 2008, has been a member of the Green Team since 2007, was a 2009 Livingston Township Sustainability Fellow for NJ Learns and a member of the Orchard Hill Committee since 2011.  He is also a Governing Board Member of Livingston Citizen’s Institute and is serving on the Education Sub-Committee of Livingston’s Bicentennial Steering Committee.

Commenting on being honored, Bickel told TheAlternativePress.com, “It’s a huge honor and surprise.”

Barbara Sherman, Livingston First Aid Squad Member of the Year, has been a member of the Squad for 32 years.  In addition to responding to more than 200 calls a year, she has served as President, Captain, Lieutenant and Trustee and has been a delegate to the New Jersey State First Aid Council for 30 years.  She also presently serves on the “Livingston at 200” Bicentennial committee for 2013.

Herbert Schilling Sr., Livingston Fireman of the Year, was born and raised on Herbert Terrace in Livingston and lives only twelve blocks from there today.  He has served as a volunteer firefighter for 54 years and has held Company Officers positions of Lieutenant and Captain during his years of service. 

Officers Kelli-Ann Riley and Derek Wyatt from the Livingston Police Department Bicycle Patrol Unit are veteran police officers in Livingston.  Riley has served for 14 years while Wyatt has served for 12 years.  Both officers have been commended for their enforcement efforts and self initiated arrests.

Benefactors of the event included RK Bennett II, Inc., Regal Bank, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Brach Eichler, Bernheim Apter Kreitzman, Elliot Sherman and Family, Franzblau Dratch, Rand Feuer & Klein LLC, PIP Printing, Livingston Sunrise Rotary, and Apter Memorial Chapels.

Georgia Solotoff, Chair of the Chamber’s Dinner Committee, said, “I am thrilled for Regal Bank for this honor and for all of the town honorees, as well.”

 

 

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