Saint Viator Alumni Association Hosts Business Forum on Running a Business in a Pandemic World

The Saint Viator Alumni Association is hosting a free Loyal Hearts Business Forum event for Saint Viator and Sacred Heart of Mary graduates, and current and past parents, in which Saint Viator alumni will share ideas and techniques they’ve used to shift their work and adapt to the current pandemic environment. The event, “Pivoting in a Pandemic World,” will take place via Zoom on October 22 at 6 p.m. CT.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to close, temporarily or permanently, and others have been forced to find creative new ways to operate,” said Jim Platania, Jr., the Saint Viator Alumni Association board chairman. “We hope this event will help business owners and professionals learn from alumni who have found ways to pivot their business during these trying times.”

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Speakers include Steve Zaleski (’04), real estate broker at Compass and restaurateur; Jerry Cataldo (’77), president and CEO of Hostmark

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Central Regional Alumni Make Anime-Style Netflix Series

BERKELEY, NJ — Somebody once asked George Lucas how to break into the movie business. The “Star Wars” visionary simply said, “Somehow.” Charley Parlapanides remembered that moment as he and his brother reflected on going from Seaside Park to Central Regional schools to Hollywood.

Netflix will release Charley and Vlas Parlapanides’s anime-style series “Blood of Zeus” on Oct. 27. The program revolves around Heron, a commoner on the outskirts of ancient Greece, discovering secrets of his past and trying to save heaven and earth.

Watch the trailer below:

Influences for the series include sagas of epic worlds with otherworldly characters — “The Lord of the Rings,” “Star Wars” and Greek mythology. But it wouldn’t have been possible without the brothers’ humble, small-town, Greek-American upbringings.

“We grew up in the Jersey Shore — immigrant family who believed in working hard and getting educated,” Charley said. “We felt we had to get

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