SUMMIT, NJ – The West Orange Chamber of Commerce has named the Regal Bank branch in West Orange 2016 Business of the Year. The branch will be honored at the West Orange Chamber Awards Dinner on May 18,at the Crestmont Country Club.

The Chamber is recognizing the Regal Bank branch, which opened in September 2013, for being active since the first day of business, maintaining service organization involvement, participating in generous sponsorships, and focusing on business-to-business collaboration. 

Tina Parsons, branch manager, said, “I am proud and privileged to be a member and serve on the Board of the Chamber. It is wonderful to see the strong relationships built and the lengths of time that local businesses have stayed loyal to the Chamber."

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Parsons added the honor helps include Regal Bank into the history of West Orange. "This is a great community with years of rich history and our branch is honored to receive such a prominent recognition.  No one really says it better than local author & (Township) historian Joseph Fagan: ‘West Orange is proud of its past and committed to preserving its history through awareness.’ ”

Thomas Lupo, president and chief executive officer of Regal Bank, said, “This achievement is quite special to us because it reflects our ongoing commitment to the community and our goal of building meaningful relationships with residents and businesses in West Orange.” 

The Chamber will be also honoring Turtle Back Zoo. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. will speak at the event and Coach Kevin Willard of Seton Hall University will be the keynote speaker. 

Susan McCartney, president of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, previously stated in the Chamber Guide that she is pleased to see the Chamber stay true to its shop-local mission statement. “This town-wide Directory is just one example of how the West Orange Chamber promotes business owners, highlights local businesses and community organizations. Also, the West Orange Chamber has formed partnerships with the Thomas Edison National Historical Park and the Downtown West Orange Alliance to strengthen community working relationships.”

Regal Bank is headquartered in Livingston with nine branch offices in Livingston, Roseland, Florham Park, Millburn, West Orange, Summit, Somerset and Springfield. Additional information is available at,, or at 973-716-0600.


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