RWJBarnabas Health Facilities to Remain In-Network Without Interruption

April 24, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Aetna, a health care benefits company, and RWJBarnabas Health recently announced a new agreement that became effective on April 22.

Aetna members, who receive care at any of the RWJBarnabas Health hospitals and facilities or from RWJBarnabas Health physicians, will continue to be covered at the in-network level of benefits available.  As a result of this agreement, ...

Local Publicist Talks PR Strategy at West Orange Chamber's Biz 2.0 Workshop

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A free “Biz 2.0 Workshop for Growing Businesses,” sponsored by Regal Bank and the West Orange Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, invited new and established business owners to attend a discussion on “Why every business should have a public relations strategy.”

The discussion was led by local publicist Amy Delman of Amy Delman Public ...

North Essex Chamber Reports Record Ticket Sales for 2017 Taste of Essex

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Ticket sales for the annual North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) Taste of Essex, which was held on Monday at The Manor in West Orange, increased by about 60 percent since 2016, according to board member Mike Daniels.

The 2017 Taste of Essex invited dozens of local restaurants and other food and drink purveyors to share their finest cuisine for all to try with a ...

Essex County Mayors Address Common Concerns at 2017 Meet the Mayors Breakfast

Photos by Doug Zacker/ACIEM Studios

CALDWELL, NJ — Important topics for all 22 Essex County municipalities and small businesses within those communities were addressed by local mayors and a discussion panel at the seventh-annual Essex County Meet the Mayors breakfast event on Saturday at Greenbrook Country Club in Caldwell.

The Inter-Chamber Coordinating Council, which ...

Local Publicist to Speak at West Orange Chamber of Commerce Function

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Amy Delman of Amy Delman Public Relations, LLC, will be a speaker at the next Biz 2.0 Workshop Series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 at the West Orange Public Library.

Her topic, ‘Why Every Business Needs a PR Strategy,’ will delve into how companies and their leadership can utilize public relations to increase awareness and augment growth.

To RSVP ...

West Orange’s Muhammad Elgammal Named One of Ten “New Faces of Civil Engineering”

ARLINGTON, VA — Muhammad Elgammal, 27, of West Orange was honored as one of ten “New Faces of Civil Engineering” at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gala in Arlington, VA this weekend.

Elgammal is an associate civil engineer at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. As one of the ASCE honorees, Elgammal is described as a professional under 30 ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Bagpipes and Corned Beef Fill the Air at West Essex YMCA St. Patrick's Day Luncheon

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A St. Patrick’s Day-themed member appreciation luncheon at the West Essex YMCA on Thursday featured an assortment of refreshments—including classic corned beef sandwiches—entertainment, musical trivia and more.

According to Associate Executive Cheryl Francione, the “St. Paddy’s Day” theme gives the Y the perfect excuse to hold ...

RWJBarnabas Health Named to “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare”

WEST ORANGE, NJ — "Becker's Hospital Review" recently named RWJBarnabas Health to its 2017 list of "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare," a compilation of hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgical centers, physician groups, vendors and other healthcare organizations that provide excellent work environments and outstanding benefits to their employees.

On ...

West Orange Chamber Kicks off Year with First Member Meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Regal Bank sponsored the first West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) member meeting of the year on Thursday at the West Orange Public Library, where members and prospective members enjoyed an hour of networking and dinner followed by a discussion led by guest speaker Michael Pilla, a local marketing guru and authorized expert of Constant Contact.

According to WOCC ...

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Oranges & Maplewood NAACP to Host 104th Annual Freedom Fund Gala

April 3, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges & Maplewood Unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host its 104th Annual Freedom Fund Gala on Sunday, April 30, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Atrium Country Club, located at 609 Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange.

This year’s theme, “We Will be Successful in our Pursuits Because our ...