Professionals Gather at Bloomingdales to Discuss Retail Landscape

On November 7, about 80 members of Federation’s Business & Professionals Network (BPN) gathered at Bloomingdale’s in the Mall at Short Hills for its inaugural event: The Business of Bloomingdale’s.

Attendees networked over cocktails and light bites before a moderated Q&A discussion with corporate chairman and CEO Tony Spring, led by Rachel Scherl. Spring provided informative and eye-opening insights into the current retail landscape and the future of the industry. “Retail isn’t what it used to be,” he said. “We’re living in a transformative time. If we want to be successful in the future, we need to transform with it.” What’s his formula for staying ahead of the curve? “I’m a big believer in curiosity!”

The evening also included a special reception Meet & Greet with Tony Spring for donors who give a combined household gift of $1,800 or more to the 2020 UJA Annual Campaign.

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The Business & Professional Network is comprised of professionals from many different industries including real estate, finance, law, accounting, and medicine who are looking to get involved, expand their professional network, make meaningful business relationships, offer mentorship to the next generation, and make an impact through the work of our Federation. The BPN is chaired by Zev Scherl, Ari Wise, and NextDor BPN Chair Ben Lehrhoff.

Whether you’re a high-profile executive or just getting started in your career, BPN offers great opportunities to meet like-minded professionals who work both in New York and New Jersey while making a difference for people in our community. For more information or to get involved contact Marcy Fink at or (973) 929-3083