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ConnectOne completes merger with Greater Hudson Bank in $76.3M deal

Englewood Cliffs-based ConnectOne Bancorp Inc., parent company of ConnectOne Bank, has completed its previously announced $76.3 million merger with Greater Hudson Bank. “Our acquisition of the commercially-focused Greater Hudson Bank is both a financially attractive...

Lessons in negotiating within the female economy

Abbi Yeboah said women indeed have competitive advantages in some areas of business. “We are naturally gifted with emotional intelligence and nurturing personalities that can sometimes be a one-up on our male counterparts,” she said....

Rutgers approves $4.5B budget, reflects sharp decline in revenue amid pandemic

The Rutgers University board of governors on Thursday have approved a revised $4.45 billion budget that was adjusted due to economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. The amended budget for the year, which began on...

Investors Bank, New York Giants expand partnership

Investors Bank and the New York Giants announced Tuesday they are expanding their strategic alliance during the upcoming 2019 football season. Last year, a 10-year partnership began between the Short Hills-based bank and the football...

Cross River provides $60M in financing for Hudson Regional Hospital

Cross River Bank, the fintech based in Fort Lee, has completed a $60 million financing package for Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus. Cross River provided a $50 million term loan and a $10 million revolving...

Columbia Bank, Atlantic Stewardship Bank to merge in $137M deal

Columbia Financial Inc., the holding company for Fair Lawn-based Columbia Bank, and Stewardship Financial Corp., the holding company for Midland Park-based Atlantic Stewardship Bank, announced Friday they are to merge in a deal valued...

Princeton establishes relief fund to help local community efforts in response to COVID

Princeton University announced on Wednesday it has established a relief fund so it can directly support organizations that are helping to limit the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and workforce. Princeton's first commitment will...

KearnyBank Foundation provides $800K to N.J.-based charities

The KearnyBank Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Fairfield-based Kearny Bank, said during fiscal year 2019, it contributed nearly $800,000 to charities and organizations throughout New Jersey and beyond. The foundation said it focuses its donations...

Noted N.J. economist: Why next stimulus should be geared toward youngest workers

Plans for another stimulus package — one that figures to come in at around $2 trillion — appeared to be falling apart over the weekend as Republicans and Democrats in Washington, D.C.,  can’t decide...

Audit services firm’s management team buys company

The management team of East Brunswick-based audit services firm Acxell has acquired full ownership of the company, it announced this week. Acxell Holdings LLC, led by Philip Gonzalez, the company’s managing director, and Melissa Taylor,...

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