Business & Finance

Steve Forbes Speaks at Regal Bank Networking Event

Pictured (from left) is Regal Bank Executive Vice President and CFO Dan Tower, Regal Bank President and CEO Tom Lupo, Forbes, and Regal Bank Chairman David Orbach. Credits: Regal Bank

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Two-time U.S. Presidential candidate Steve Forbes, the current chair and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, was the guest speaker at a recent Regal Bank breakfast event. Held in the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, the networking session drew a capacity crowd of more than 350 attendees, all of whom where there by special invitation.

Forbes, who spoke and answered audience questions for a total of 45 minutes, focused on economic matters, with a particular emphasis on the need for the nation's economy to further accelerate. In fact, he incorporated a superhighway analogy into his remarks.

"Mr. Forbes is an exceptional speaker, and many of those in attendance commented to me just how interesting and valuable they found his perspective to be," said Regal Bank Chairman David Orbach. "Overall, this was a terrific event -- it's always a pleasure to spend time with our customers and prospective customers. People are already looking forward to our next event."

Sign Up for E-News

The two-hour Regal Bank event was specifically designed to provide customers, as well as business and community leaders, an opportunity to meet and establish connections. It was an opportunity for the bank to thank its long-standing supporters. Attendees were on hand from throughout the New York / New Jersey metropolitan area.

"Events like this one can be extremely valuable in terms of making new contacts -- but I had no idea there'd be a turnout of this magnitude," observed Al Fontanella, partner in the Totowa-based accounting firm Fontanella & Babitts. "It was an excellent investment of my time, and I'm looking forward to Regal sponsoring similar, follow-up events."

Forbes, a Republican, participated in the Presidential primaries in 1996 and again in 2000.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Free Smoothie 2-7 p.m. at Tropical Smoothie Cafe

June 13, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Friday, June 15, 2018 is National Flip Flop Day, created by Tropical Smoothie Cafe to celebrate their customers and kick-off their fundraising for Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine.

From 2 to 7 p.m. June 15, get a free limited-edition Sunshine Smoothie when you wear flip flops to any of the 600-plus locations including the Livingston café!

No coupon or ...

CycleBar Livingston Offers 4 Rides for $39

LIVINGSTON, NJ - CycleBar Livingston -- Premium Indoor Cycling -- is offering four rides for $39 for new riders only.

New customers can take advantage of this deal at CycleBar Livingston at 277 Eisenhower Parkway. Call them at 973-261-5647. Visit

Upcoming Events

Thu, June 21, 7:00 PM


Flexibility in Retirement

Business & Finance


Sun, June 24, 11:00 AM


MakerFest 2018

Tue, July 17, 7:00 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Organically Yours: a wellness experience with ...

Millburn's Peter Serruto Drafted by Cincinnati Reds

June 6, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Peter Serruto, who just completed his senior season at Millburn High School, was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 22d round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on Wednesday.

Serruto was the 649th pick overall.

The 6-foot, 190-pound right-handed batter has been a defensive standout since he first suited up in a Millburn uniform as a freshman.

"Defensively, ...

Livingston Water Department Presents Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

June 18, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Water Department has released this year’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, which is designed to inform property owners about the quality water and services delivered to them every day.

“Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water,” the department wrote in its report. “We want you ...