• Arnon Amir

    Arnon Amir is Founder and President of GrowthPoint Business Consulting.  Arnie’s mission is to leverage his 30+ years of sales leadership and business development experience to assist business owners in overcoming their toughest challenges and enabling them to plan, execute and achieve the vision they have for the growth of their business.


    Arnon has led successful sales teams for small and large companies in markets such as Healthcare, Fire and Security Alarms, as well as other high tech businesses.  Arnie’s specific expertise includes identifying and positioning a company's true value proposition, developing and executing sales strategies, motivating and coaching sales people, as well as fostering total team commitment and participation.  He has also created and facilitated presentations to potential investors to position companies as attractive investment or acquisition opportunities. 


    Arnie launched Biz 2.0 Workshops for Growing Businesses, a West Orange Speaker Series held at various town locations.  These informative workshops are intended for new and established businesses and include topics such as Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Business, Content Marketing, Overcoming Challenges and Achieving Business Growth, Small Business Legal Issues and others.  There is no fee to attend, but registration is requested.  Arnie also serves on the Board of Directors for the West Orange Chamber of Commerce.


    He has been featured in the monthly publication of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association with articles entitled "Customer Advisory Boards: Creating Beneficial Collaborations", "Acquiring the Right Sales People: Giving Them the Best Chance to Succeed" and "Strong Distributor Networks: Discover How Everyone Can Succeed". 

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  • Ken Baris

    Ken Baris, President of Jordan Baris, Inc. Realtors in New Jersey, is among the real estate industry’s most prolific and dynamic leaders.

    He is a proud recipient of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World President's Award for Service and also received the Award for Transaction of the Year for Outstanding Client Experience.  He is a past President of the NY Metro Group of Leading RE, served on the CRB Board of Directors, was a founding member of the Zillow Advisory Board, Member Mobile Real Estate ID Board and Executive Committee of eLumindata Inc., a data science company.  Ken is frequently in the media, a popular speaker at industry events and meetings and is often featured in national publications and conventions.

    An innovator, Ken created Top Presenter, winner of the NAR software of the year when launched and sold over 80,000 copies. He is heralded for his creative approach and his easy and humorous style.

    Ken works respectfully to honor his father, Jordan Baris, who founded their company in 1952 and is iconic in the industry. Currently there are offices in South Orange, West Orange and Livingston with more to open in the future.  The company is expanding.

    Simply put, Ken clearly is a leader, a recognized innovator and has great ingenuity. His energy, creativity and contagious enthusiasm have made him a well-liked national figure in real estate.

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  • Timothy Brennan

    Tim is a certified public accountant (CPA) who works with Bederson LLP as a Tax Manager in their Fairfield NJ office.

    Tim holds a Masters Degree in Taxation from Seton Hall University and is also an alumnus of Rutgers University and County College of Morris.

    As a long time resident of West Orange, in addition to the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, Tim has been involved in many youth activities in town including Mountain Top League as a Coach and Trustee and with Boy Scout Troop 2 as their Scoutmaster.

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothy-brennan-cpa-mst-51553937/ 

    Website: www.bederson.com


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  • Mark Brinn

    Mark Brinn is the Regional Director of Outpatient Services at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West
    Orange. A physical therapist by background, he oversees all outpatient therapy programs, including
    physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, wheelchair services, cognitive
    rehabilitation, neuropsychology and driver rehabilitation at both the Kessler Saddle Brook and West
    Orange campuses.

    Mark earned a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New
    York. He joined Kessler Institute in 1993 and gained extensive experience working in the inpatient,
    homecare and outpatient rehabilitation settings.

    Mark and his wife Rosalie live in West Orange with their two sons and are active in many community
    activities and the Township’s sports leagues.

    Founded 70 years ago in West Orange, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation is one of just eight centers
    across the country be awarded federal designation as a Model System for the treatment and research
    of both traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. That same level of care distinguishes the hospital’s
    programs for stroke, orthopedic, amputation, neurologic, cardiac and cancer rehabilitation. A proud
    member of the West Orange community, Kessler Institute has been recognized by U.S. News & World
    Report as one of the nation’s best rehabilitation hospitals for more than a quarter century.

    WEBSITE: kessler-rehab.com

    Email: mbrinn@kessler-rehab.com

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  • Richard “Rick” Brill


    Rick Brill has been part of the pest management industry since 1988.  Brill is the owner of Advantage Pest Control located on Main Street, whose mission is to help local people solve their pest problems.


    Organizations: Board of Directors West Orange Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors NJ Pest Management Association, Trustee of WO Community House, Member of The Life Christian Church

    Email: advantpc@aol.com www.advantagepestcontrol.com Facebook: facebook.com/AdvantageTPC


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    Marissa Cardinali

    Marissa has been with JAG Physical Therapy in West Orange since August of 2012 and is currently the Clinical Director. She studied Kinesiology at Temple University and attended Physical Therapy school at Touro College. During her time as a student, she had exposure to a variety of specialties including orthopedics with a sports focus, acute care at Hackensack Hospital and subacute care primarily consisting of neuro rehab for stroke and spinal cord injuries.

    Marissa has had the opportunity to grow within JAG from a new graduate physical therapist to a clinical director. She has been exposed to a wide range of conditions including overuse/athletic injuries, post-surgical cases, motor vehicle accidents, work related injuries and generalized conditioning/strengthening. Outside of treating patients, she has spent time educating local sports teams and athletes on a personal passion of hers, injury prevention and proper training. She also attends many local events in order to stay involved with the community.

    Marissa has furthered her clinical skills and knowledge through involvement with various continuing education courses. She is a Graston Technique provider and is certified in Functional Dry Needling. Persistence with learning and growing within the field of physical therapy is a priority of hers so that she can continue to provide top quality care.


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  • Sally Malech

    Sally Malech, MPH, RD, is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a RWJBarnabas Health facility and New Jersey’s largest integrated health system. Ms. Malech holds a Master's degree in Public Health from Yale School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, and is also a Registered Dietitian. She has extensive experience in creating and implementing media programs, social media, financial management, strategic planning, and advertising and brand equity.


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  • Susan McCartney


    Susan McCartney, first elected to the Town Council in 2002, has since won three consecutive Council elections in 2006, 2010 and 2014,  currently serving as the Town Council President

    Susan can be contacted at smccartney@westorange.org or by phone at (973) 243-6768 


    A Chamber of Commerce member since 1997, Susan McCartney, is the founder and owner of First Mountain Preschool established on Pleasant Valley Way here in West Orange.


    With a Bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University and a Master's from Kean University, Susan's graduate thesis on integrating fiction & non-fiction literature with educational theories was published by HarperCollins.  The book was reviewed and well-received by David Elkind, the former President of the prestigious National Association for the Education of Young Children. The educational theories researched evolved into the present literature-based curriculum of First Mountain Preschool.  Susan has designed state-wide curriculum models and served as an adjunct professor in Education and Administration at Seton Hall University and Montclair State University.

    Community Involvement

    Susan's long-term commitment to the West Orange community secured the Town Council election in  2002, 2006, 2010 & 2014.  Susan currently serves as the Council liaison to the Chamber of Commerce,  the West Orange Planning Board, Board of Trustees for the Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park,  the West Orange Arts Council and West Orange Environmental Commission.

    Since 2009, Susan's leadership skills were channeled and acknowledged with the appointment of the West Orange Sustainable Jersey Coordinator.


    Susan and her childhood sweetheart Joe McCartney have been married for over 40 years.  They have three children: Joseph married to Candace Tremaine of Rhode Island; Kate married to Nick Turalski & Hannah and four beautiful grandchildren.

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  • Roz Moscovitz

    Roz is a life-long West Orange resident who is an ardent advocate for safer roads through Pleasant Valley Civic Association. She is also a commercial real estate owner in West Orange. 

    She has a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from  Boston University and a Teaching Certification from College of Saint Elizabeth.  Roz has two daughters who both live in New York City.

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  • Ruth Murray

    Ruth Murray is an Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager at Kearny Bank in West Orange, NJ.  She is passionate about serving the community with world-class personal and commercial banking. 

    Ruth’s expertise is in sales, service, and management.   She has over 19 years of experience in the financial and banking industry, and is skilled at expanding deposits, developing new business opportunities, and enhancing customer retention.

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  • Tedros Negasi

    Tedros is a Sales Associate office manager with Cass Inc. Realtors West
    Orange which helps first time home buyer, investors and property
    management mainly in Essex County for the last fourteen years.

    Tedros is a resident homeowner investor in West Orange, believes and
    demonstrates that West Orange is the best place to live, work and rise kids.
    And he is an active member supportive of Eritrean & Ethiopian Orthodox

    Tedros is a Broker-Sales Associate.

    LinkedIn page: Tedros Negasi
    Facebook page: Tedros G Negasi
    Website: Cassrealtors.com


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  • Jessica Marrone-Parkes

    Jessica is the co-owner and business manager of TAPintoWestOrange.net, TAPintoLivingston.net and TAPintoWestEssex.net.  TAPintoWestOrange.net is the daily online newspaper for West Orange.  

    Jessica believes that fast and objective reporting of community news is vital for both local business owners and residents so that they can stay informed and make educated decisions about voting, safety and fun.

    Jessica has been with TAP for five years and has been responsible for breaking multiple stories in Livingston and the West Essex community.  She is also past vice president of the Livingston area Chamber of Commerce.

    Jessica graduated with a degree in International Studies and Communications from the University of Miami and has studied at the University of Sussex in Brighton England.  



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  • Tina Parsons


    Tina Parsons is an Assistant Vice President and Business Development Officer of Regal Bank. She has deep expertise in all facets of retail and commercial banking oversight including business development, sales, customer service, and community outreach. Tina has been a member of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce for six years and is an executive board member serving as the Treasurer for the past three years. She has 25 years of banking experience. She takes great pride in her level of customer service by being responsive and resourceful to her customers which has lead to long term professional banking relationships. She is also an active board member of Orange West Orange Unico and Chrill Care Inc.

    She received Business of the Year award in 2016 from the West Orange Chamber of Commerce,  and recently received an award for Unican of the year from Orange West Orange Unico.  

     She served in the United States Navy for four and a half years as active duty and one year in the reserve. She was raised in Ohio and has been married for twenty seven years to her husband Robert. Tina has two daughters, Jessica and Lauren.



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  • Paul M. Petigrow

    Paul M. Petigrow is an attorney at law of the State of New Jersey, concentrating on corporate law;  including the formation and organization of different types of entities; commercial transactions, including  mergers and acquisitions, sales and purchases of businesses and commercial loans; commercial real estate law including buying, selling, leasing and financing transactions; and tax law, both corporate and individual.  

    He practiced law as a member of a firm located in West Orange for forty years before that firm dissolved, and is now a solo practitioner in addition to serving as in-house counsel to a New Jersey corporation.  

    He has both his J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.  He served as a member of the West Orange Board of Education for thirteen years, including three terms as Board President.


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  • Roger Schneider


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  • Dr. Ron Silikovitz

    With more than thirty-five years of clinical experience, my goal is to provide quality psychological services to children, adults and families. Always sensitive to your unique emotional needs, my extensive experience in the application of scientific psychological principles provides a firm foundation to assist you in achieving emotional growth, and reaching your treatment goals. 

    With offices located in West Orange, NJ and Elizabeth, NJ, I provide psychodiagnostic, psychotherapy, consultative and forensic psychology services. I am also a consultant to the Public Defender's office, the Department of Child Permanency and Protection, the Division of Disability Services, and the Division of Developmental Disabilities. I have privileges to practice at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, and at Bonnie Brae.

    Ronald G. Silikovitz, Ph.D. is a NJ Licensed Psychologist (#1320) providing both psychotherapy and forensic psychology consulting services, with offices in West Orange, NJ and Elizabeth, NJ.


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  • Dr. Ira Sonet

    DMD, FAGD, PA.

    Ira M. Sonet is a dentist who treats children and adults, performing all phases of dental treatment for them.

    Ira feels that maintaining excellent oral health plays a major role in the overall health and well being of every individual.

    Ira established his private dental practice in West Orange, NJ in 1984 and has been providing high quality dental care for his extensive family of patients throughout Northern New Jersey.

    Ira is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and has extensive continuing education training in all phases of restorative dentistry, root canal therapy, and preventative dental care.

    Ira holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a D.M.D. degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers University).

    Website(s):  www.dentistwestorangenj.com  www.sonetfamilydental.com

    Facebook: Sonet Family Dental of NJ Linkedin: member (dentist @ sonet family dental)

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  • Adam Wolf

    Founder and Principal Consultant of CellCon Consulting

    Adam Wolf is the founder and Principal Consultant for CellCon Consulting, a marketing consulting firm based in NJ. You may have seen him on SNY or TCC television or perhaps heard him talk on Sirius XM or WABC radio. 

    He has been assisting his clients to use Social Media as a business tool since 2007. He has helped numerous companies generate qualified leads, extend their brand and improve customer relations via tools such as Facebook and Twitter.

    He has produced seminars on various marketing topics such as Lead Generation and speaks regularly at conferences on the subject. He has presented to organizations such as PPA (Professional Photographers of America), various business networking groups and chambers of commerce. In addition, he was the Instructor for the Social Media for Business Continuing Education program at Bergen Community College and currently teaches Marketing at The Jewish Educational Center High School in Elizabeth, NJ.

    Adam is the creator, producer and host of BizTech Podcast, a podcast highlighting technology, innovations, and solutions for the small business owner.

    Adam holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and continues his education through various on-line courses and lectures from such institutions as Yale University, Duke University and the Wharton School of Business. You can learn more about Adam and his company at www.cellconconsulting.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/awolf/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cellcon 

    Twitter: @cellcon Website: www.cellconconsulting.com

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