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Here are some recent northern New Jersey business items from mybergen.com:
Meadowlands Regional Chamber Disaster Preparedness Conference in Paramus
The Meadowlands Regional Chamber is presenting a Disaster Preparedness Conference in partnership with The Bergen County Executive’s Office & The Bergen County Office of Emergency Management to assist local businesses in developing a business continuity plan in the case of an emergency.
The event will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Bergen County Community College Technology Education Center at the Paramus County Campus from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
As part of the conference, Bergen County and municipal officials will highlight the resources that are available to businesses and provide valuable information on how to best develop a business continuity plan in case operations are impacted or interrupted due to a disaster.
Executives from PSE&G and United Water will inform attendees on how to best receiving communication regarding outages and service disruptions. They will also clarify the processes and protocols in effect during a natural disaster or state of emergency.
Risk managers and insurance executives will review step by step the procedures and programs designed to protect business assets in case disaster strikes. Triada Networks will reveal enterprise level systems that are available to small and midsized companies looking to protect their data and information.
“Recent severe weather incidents along with a minor earthquake that rumbled our region show just how vulnerable and unprepared we are. This conference is a call to action for all small and medium sized businesses who have not thought about how to protect and sustain their companies” states Jim Kirkos, CEO of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber. “Too many of our members suffered personal and business losses so we feel it is our obligation as a business service organization to help provide our members and the broader business community with good information that could help prevent financial disaster after the storm”.
This program is being presented just before Hurricane Season is upon us and nearly one year after New Jersey was struck by Hurricane Irene and thousands of businesses across the state were forced to close, including MRC Member Action Graphics.
“I had moved my business to Lincoln Park, home of more excessive flooding, business closings and near several area towns where police departments essentially shut down towns. Couldn't go in or move freely from within. Any idea what that means when you are running a business?” said Rick Dabagian, Vice President of Sales at Action Graphics. “The managing partner [of Action Graphics] and myself will be attending this important disaster seminar and we encourage others to consider the 'what if?' It's a matter of when and not if.”
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Columbia Bank Announces Appointment of Mark Krukar to Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer
Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Mark Krukar has been appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer.
In his new role, Mr. Krukar will manage the bank’s Retail and Commercial Lending Departments. He joined Columbia Bank in 1987 as a Commercial Lending Officer and was later promoted to Vice President, Commercial Lending Department Head. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Officer in 2002.
“Mark is a well-known figure in banking, business and community affairs,” Mr. Kemly noted. “He is an active member of the New Jersey Builders Association and Garden State Credit Associates and serves as a volunteer executive committee member with the Skylands Tour de Cure, a cycling event that raises funds for the American Diabetes Association in support of its mission to find a cure for diabetes.”
Mr. Krukar holds both a Bachelors degree and an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He resides in Rockaway, New Jersey, with his family.
NJ Women Making a Difference Video Series: Wendy Worden, Calypso Creative
Wendy Worden President of Calypso Creative in Paramus, New Jersey, is the latest "NJ Woman Making a Difference" to be featured on mybergen.com, myhudsoncounty.com, yourhunterdon.com, yourmorris.com and yoursomerset.com.
Many business, nonprofit and community leaders in the tri-state area may already be familiar with Worden through her work with some of the region's most successful community events.
A graduate of Holy Angels and Boston University, Ms. Worden has been involved with strategic planning since beginning her career at Seiko USA 20 years ago. Volunteer efforts with local non-profit organizations led to a desire to “do more than sell a few watches” and so Ms. Worden embarked on the next stage of her career by transferring her strategic planning and organizational skills to the non-profit world. It’s this role that has provided the opportunity for her to combine her skills and experience with the ability to positively impact organizations and communities.
Calypso Creative is a team of fundraising professionals with over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management and fundraising, Calypso can provide your organization with the expertise, energy, positivity and professionalism to reach your development goals. No matter the size of your organization, Calypso can help. Wendy Worden and her team are passionate and committed to helping businesses in NJ and NY grow their fundraising efforts.
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NJ State Women’s Clubs Raise More Than $200k for Gilda’s Club
Gilda’s Club Northern New Jersey was selected by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) as its Special State Project 2010-2012. On May 8, 2012 NJSFWC revealed it raised more than $205,000 in cash and gifts for the cancer support organization.
Since the selection of Gilda’s Club in May 2010, women’s clubs throughout New Jersey have helped to raise funds, recruit volunteers and advocate on behalf of Gilda’s Club. The grand total was announced and presented at the NJSFWC’s Annual National Convention in Atlantic City.