- February 25, 2021
Steven Budryk, MS and current CPA candidate, and Ramapo Alumnus Class of 2018, MS 2019 was asked to represent during the Ramapo College Alumni and Business Partners Program: Financial Speaker Series. Steven presented on recent tax law changes, strategies, and planning opportunities for both individuals and businesses. He also discussed the Paycheck Protection Program loans, individual stimulus payments, and pending legislation.
- February 25, 2021
As the Firm’s College Ambassador at William Paterson University, Nicole Garcia, Alumnus Class of 2020 was asked to represent the Firm during their Business & Industry Career Fair. Along with Christina White, CPA, MS they will meet with accounting students from Cotsakos College of Business through a virtual group setting and 1 on 1 sessions.
The goal of this event was to connect with undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni interested in an internship or a full-time position within the industry.
- February 10, 2021
Chris Chudyk, CPA, CITP was asked to represent the Firm and present to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) on important information regarding round one and round two of the PPP loan, payroll credits all companies should be aware of, and tax planning strategies to save / defer taxes and build wealth for individuals and businesses.
The NARI is the homeowner's resource for finding quality contractors, design-build firms, suppliers and other related professionals in the area.
- September 22, 2020
Through our long-standing relationship and partnership with Ramapo College, Steven Budryk, MS, Alumnus was asked to represent the Firm during their new “Virtual Accounting Meet and Greet”. Along with Christina White, CPA, MS they will have an opportunity to meet with Accounting students who are looking for an internship or full-time position within the industry.
September 15, 2020
As the Firm’s College Ambassador at William Paterson University, Nicole Garcia, was asked to represent the Firm during their annual “Meet the Firms Career Day”. Along with Christina White, CPA, MS they will have an opportunity to meet with Accounting, Finance, and Financial Planning students who are looking for an internship or full-time position within the industry.
This virtual networking event took place with students and alumni from the Cotsakos College of Business at William Paterson University.
- July 29, 2020
Robert J. Traphagen CPA, CGMA was asked to represent the Firm at the Holy Name Foundation Founders Circle special meeting and reception to discuss the road to recovery and preparation for future challenges.
This exclusive and confidential event took place at the Villa Marie Claire in Saddle River, NJ.
- March 8, 2020
As a member of the New Jersey CPA Bergen Chapter, Darren Thomas, JD, CPA, EA, was asked to represent the Firm at their annual Tax Call-In program.
The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) in conjunction with the Asbury Park Press will conduct a tax Q&A session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2020.
In past years, hundreds of Press readers were able to get free tax advice through this call-in program.
- December 6, 2019
Traphagen CPAs & Wealth Advisors is proud to once again participate in the 2019 Bergen Volunteer Center ALL WRAPPED UP Holiday Giving Program by adopting a family for nine years in a row! This year, we were able to adopt a family of nine and purchase gift certificates, toys, clothing and household items, while providing holiday cheer to them.
- December 5, 2019
Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA was asked to represent the Firm at the National AICPA & CIMA Construction & Real Estate Conference.
The 2-day conference took place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN
- November 13, 2019
As a member of the Peapack-Gladstone Bank Advisory Board, Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA was asked to represent the Firm at the Peapack Private Wealth Management 25th Annual Economic Forecast Event with Guest Speaker: Liz Ann Sonders, Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab & Co.
This exclusive event took place at The Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, NJ.
- October 12, 2019
Traphagen Financial Group once again sponsored and participated in the Oradell Kids Foundation (OKF) annual 5K & Fun Run at Memorial Field. Team TFG was comprised of 15 runners/walkers and claimed an impressive fifth place finish in the race! Other TFG members volunteered at a booth to meet members of our community.
The Oradell Kids Foundation is a non-profit organization that benefits the children of Oradell.
- October 9, 2019
Traphagen Financial Group took part in the Lee National Denim Day Fundraiser created by Lee Jeans, where associates made a donation to wear jeans to work to show how they are helping the American Cancer Society free the world from the pain and suffering of breast cancer.
- September 29, 2019
TFG is a proud supporter of the CHD Awareness Walk to benefit the Congenital Heart Defect Coalition. Craig Sikora’s “Team Super Gavin,” participates every year together with family and friends in support of their son Gavin who was born with a Congenital Heart Defect.
The Walk took place on September 29, 2019 at Darlington Park in Mahwah, NJ.
- July 23, 2019
At the request of our client Jim McQueeny, Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA attended News 12 New Jersey's "Ask Governor Murphy" TV program , held at Ramapo College.
The show was broadcasted live on News 12 New Jersey.
- June 19, 2019
James A. Lawrence CPA, CCPS and Kevin Feeney CPA, MST represented the firm at the Agostino & Associates and Taxpayer Assistance Corporation Annual Summer Barbecue.
The annual "Thank You" event is their opportunity to thank their family, friends, colleagues and pro bono volunteers for the part they play in their success. The event was held at The Bankhouse in Hackensack, NJ.
- June 13, 2019
As former president of the NJCPA, Bergen Chapter Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA represented the Firm at the 2019 NJCPA Annual Convention & Expo. Christina White, MS, CPA, and Craig Sikora, EA were also in attendance.
The 3-day conference took place at the Borgata, in Atlantic City.
- June 12, 2019
Through our sponsorship with the Bergen Catholic Crusader Basketball team, Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA, Desiree Martinez, MS and Nicole-Lynn Garcia represented the Firm at the BC Crusaders Alumni vs. State Champs fundraising event.
The event took place at Bergen Catholic High School, with a 50/50 Raffle Verified by Traphagen & Traphagen CPAs, LLC
- June 6, 2019
As a member of the Peapack-Gladstone Bank Advisory Board, Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA was asked to represent the Firm at the PGB - Signature Event for Mark Sanborn, an author, professional speaker, and entrepreneur, best known for his book The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary.
This exclusive event took place at The Mansion at Natirar in Peapack-Gladstone, NJ.
- May 29, 2019
James A. Lawrence, CPA, CCPS, and Kevin Feeney, CPA, MST represented the Firm at The Annual Giants Vets Benefit for the 'Friends of Rich Fritzky', along with our clients Jim McQueeny, television news personality, and Chairman & President of Winning Strategies Public Relations; and Bruce Harper of the NY Jets.
The event took place at the Meadowlands Area YMCA in East Rutherford, NJ.
- May 20, 2019
Jeff Hanson CPA, PFS, AEP, CFP, Craig Sikora, EA and TFG client & President, Bergen Home Furnishings, Inc, Joe Madden participated in a foursome with Paul Mirabella former MLB pitcher for the NY Yankees, Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, & Toronto Blue Jays, at the 2019 Heroes & Cool Kids Golf Outing being held at the Edgewood Country Club, in River Vale. Also, in attendance, representing the Firm will be Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA .
Heroes & Cool Kids is a New Jersey based not for profit organization formed by TFG client & former NFL player for the NY Jets, Bruce Harper, where professional athletes (Heroes) train high school students to mentor 5th and 6th grade students (Cool Kids) in their district to address the profound issues facing children daily.
- May 18, 2019
Team TFG hosted their annual Shred It Day. The event encompassed all things shredded. We provided the community an opportunity to dispose of confidential documents while enjoying quality shredded BBQ. Our goal was to shred 10,000 lbs of documents, helping the community declutter and reduce their risk of confidential information being exposed
- May 10, 2019
As a proud supporter of Cancer Research, Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA attended the Annual Dick Vitale Gala in support of The V Foundation - Victory Over Cancer, in Sarasota, FL.
Dick Vitale honored Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney, ESPN broadcaster Chris Fowler and former NBA and college head coach, as well as NBA Champion player Avery Johnson.
- April 30, 2019
As former President and member of the NJCPA, Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA and Christina White, CPA, MS, NJCPA member and Scholarship Committee Mentor, were asked to represent the Firm at the NJCPA's Scholarship Awards Ceremony.
This exclusive event took place at Pines Manor in Edison, NJ.
- April 26, 2019
TFG participated in National Take Our Daughters And Sons to Work Day, and it was a huge success! The children learned about taxes and investment strategies, as well as the importance of being a Financial Advisor!
- April 15, 2019
Members of Traphagen Financial Group, observed a 49 - year old Annual Income Tax Day tradition by shaving the beards they have grown since the start of the year. Through this event, Team Traphagen also teamed up with TFG clients, Bill & Jodi Squires, in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Bill & Jodi have been committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF) since 2002 when their son Sean was diagnosed with the disease.
Click here for the full history of Our Annual Beard Shaving.
- February 21, 2019
Through our long-standing relationship with Peapack-Gladstone Bank, Christina White, CPA, MS was asked to represent the Firm at the PG Bank's NextGen Kick Off & Networking Event.
This exclusive event took place at Farinolio in Westfield, NJ.