Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • January 14, 2009 Business Mullane earns ASB promotion Karen E. Mullane of Ramsey has been appointed assistant branch manager at Atlantic Stewardship Bank. Mullane will serve at the bank’s Midland Park Office located at 630 Godwin Avenue. Mullane has 12 years of commercial banking experience, most recently as a branch development and sales manager for a large New Jersey bank. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Muhlenberg College, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Mullane is also a member of the Waldwick Chamber of Commerce. “We are pleased to welcome Karen Mullane to Atlantic Stewardship’s Management Team,” said Atlantic Stewardship Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Van Ostenbridge. “Karen brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to our branch management team, having worked in branch banking throughout her career. In addition, she enthusiastically supports Atlantic Stewardship Bank’s goals and tithing mission.” Established in 1985, ASB is a full-service community bank serving both individuals and businesses. The bank’s website is Back ache is as unique as the people who suffer from it. According to Dr. Alfred Gigante of the Back Pain Center in Waldwick, it is rare to see exactly identical types of pain, even among patients all diagnosed with the same medical condition. His facility is now offering a free report on things you can do at home to relieve back pain. Eighty percent of Americans are affected by back pain at some time in their lives. It comes in many forms, from lower back pain, middle back pain, or upper back pain, to low back pain with sciatica. Common back pain causes include nerve and muscular problems, degenerative disc disease, and arthritis. Back pain can exist in any one region of the back or in multiple areas at the same time. Pain can be localized to one side or can be a band of pain wrapping across the width of the back. The pattern of back pain might be tied to a certain movement or could be painful all the time. Pain can be a symptom by itself or might be joined with other sensory sensations. The most common of these additional symptoms are numbness, tingling, and weakness. Lower back pain has been described by some doctors as Back pain relief is available the most painful condition a person could possibly experience in their life, according to Dr. Gigante. “Anyone who suffers from severe back pain knows how true that statement is,” added the local chiropractor. “We have seen patients walk into our office with pain too torturous to endure, and fortunately have been able to help them because of the numerous techniques available at our facility. “With some of the new technology available today, there is new hope for many chronic back pain sufferers,” added Dr. Gigante, “Spinal decompression is the newest approach to safely, comfortably, and non-surgically treat the actual cause of back pain.” Dr Gigante, who specializes in the treatment of low back pain, encourages all back pain sufferers to visit a chiropractor, physical therapist, or medical doctor who is using spinal decompression to learn more. The Back Pain Center is offering a complimentary consultation and initial treatment to anyone suffering from back or leg pain. In most cases, same day treatment is available. For an appointment, call (201) 445-1079. Jeffrey A. Allen, owner of the Allen & Allen Insurance Agency of Franklin Lakes and Hasbrouck Heights, recently received the designations of Certified Professional Insurance Agent and Accredited Customer Service Representative. The Certified Professional Insurance Agent designation is conferred by the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society, and the ACSR is conferred by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New Jersey. Allen successfully completed three insurance success seminars and course review for the CPIA designation that included positions for success, implement for success, and sustain success. For the ACSR designation, Allen completed five insurance courses and review tests including homeowners insurance policy, automobile insurance policy, personal lines policies, error and omissions, loss control, and professional development & account management. These courses are designed to development the technical knowledge and skills needed to design a complete insur- Local insurance agent recognized ance program for potential clients while identifying strategies and systems to prevent errors and omissions during the insurance prospecting process. Both designations stand for professionalism, commitment to sales training and results, and technical knowledge. The designations require a biannual continuing education update. The AIMS Society in the only insurance organization dedicated solely to recognizing training and service quality among property and casualty insurance personnel. The mission of both the AIMS Society and the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New Jersey is to improve insurance knowledge of its members by upgrading professionalism through information and education, which will result in providing better service to the insurance-buying public. For more information about the Allen & Allen Insurance Agency call (201) 891-8790.