Villadom Times Weekly Newspaper Online - December 24, 2008 Issue
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Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • December 24, 2008 Business Atlantic Stewardship Bank supports Calvin College Atlantic Stewardship Bank recently made a donation to Calvin College as a result of the bank’s tithing program. Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Calvin College is an educational institution of the Christian Reformed Church. Founded in 1876, Calvin is one of the largest Christian col- leges in North America. This comprehensive liberal arts college offers nearly 100 academic options. Each year, Atlantic Stewardship Bank makes hundreds of donations in accordance with its unique tithing program; sending or hand delivering checks to food pantries, police and fi re departments, missions and ministries, schools, libraries, and other organizations. This year the bank will share $627,000 with over 350 deserving recipients. To date, the bank’s tithe donations total $6,350,000. “Tithing is a Biblical principle, meaning to give or devote one-tenth to God,” said Atlantic Stewardship Bank President and Chief Executive Offi cer Paul Van Osten- bridge. “The concept of a bank giving away 10 percent of its profi ts every year is quite unusual, especially in the cur- rent fi nancial and economic climate. But the Atlantic Stew- ardship Bank has been blessed with continued growth, and we consider it a privilege to share our profi ts with worthy organizations that reach out to help so many.” Van Ostenbridge noted that the bank’s board of directors selects all tithe recipients at year-end. As the Atlantic Stewardship Bank’s customer base grows, so does the bank’s ability to help others via increased donations. A strong community bank, Atlantic Steward- ship attracts hundreds of new accounts annually with its Mary Beth Steiginga, ASB assistant secretary and Calvin College alumna; Jeffrey Pluymert of Calvin College; Paul Van Osten- bridge, ASB president and CEO; and Arie Leegwater, member of the ASB Board of Directors and Calvin College alumnus. outstanding customer service, convenient locations, and diverse range of products. Atlantic Stewardship Bank, a subsidiary of Steward- ship Financial Corporation, maintains banking locations in Hawthorne, Midland Park, Montville, North Haledon, Pequannock, Ridgewood, Waldwick, Wayne, Westwood, and Wyckoff. Established in 1985, ASB is a full-service community bank serving individuals and businesses. The bank is a subsidiary of Stewardship Financial Corporation. The bank’s website is www.asbnow.com. Borst representative addresses local Rotary Club Mike Cioffi , director of maintenance services for Borst Landscape & Design, recently addressed a group of 30 business leaders at the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club. He discussed techniques for improving curb appeal to sell a home, landscaping and snow removal, and environmen- tally-friendly approaches in use today. “When selling a home, fi rst impressions really matter,” Cioffi noted. “Whether trying to attract homebuyers in a tough real estate market like ours or to create an image for your commercial property, what visitors see fi rst sets the tone for everything that follows.” Tips for improving a property’s image in the winter involve cleaning up and putting away items from warmer weather, and keeping the property neat. In addition, holi- day decorations, including wreaths, garlands and container plantings and festive lighting can enhance the exterior of the home and landscape. Cioffi fi elded Rotarians’ questions about environmental trends for snow removal. Borst’s new snow management division provides commercial services, and the company has a strong commitment to use environmentally safe prac- tices for snow removal. This includes the use of products like Magic Salt, which are less corrosive to the hardscape, and less harmful to lawn, plants and shrubs. This led to a lively conversation about all aspects of landscaping and the impact on the environment. Borst Landscape & Design has been involved in organic lawn care for more than a decade and is a member of the Pesti- cide Environmental Stewardship Program, a voluntary (continued on page 27) 2 Locations Glen Rock & Passaic PASSAIC LOCATION NOW OPEN SUNDAYS! ���� � � ��� 595 North Maple Ave Ridgewood ���� ��� 201-444-5763 ���� Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30 Thurs ‘til 9:00 201.345-5621 We Offer Line Of Credits And Financing Plans