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The Bruce G. Siminoff Legislative One-on-One Dinner is CIANJ’s most important, and best attended, legislative event of the year. It offers state lawmakers and business leaders a rare opportunity to talk face-to-face about issues affecting New Jersey while sharing a delicious meal. Steve Adubato Jr., will be taping his TV show the NJ Capitol Report during the event, while engaging legislators and attendees in a meaningful discussion about the issues.
Immigration is one of the hottest topics in the country today. The HR professional has to deal with this very serious issue. Federal law requires that every employer hiring an individual for employment in the United States must prepare and retain an I-9 Form. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement regularly conducts I-9 Form audits which can affect every industry making a significant impact when they are instituted.
New Life to Old Cities: Urban Redevelopment
Urban centers are the lifeblood of every state. Vibrant cities bring the promise of economic health and well-being. That's why revitalization projects attract so much attention. Everyone wants to know what makes for successful urban redevelopment. For this roundtable, CIANJ assembled leading statewide forces in redevelopment-the NJ Economic Development Authority, the New Brunswick Development Corporation and the RBH Group. Read more here.
Are you achieving an adequate return on your online investment dollars? Do you know what an appropriate return should be? Learn why the fight for website traffic is no longer an effective strategy and how leading companies are increasing their online relevance to generate qualified customer leads. This roundtable is a must-attend event for business owners, finance leaders and sales and marketing executives seeking to increase their top line.
The belief that “exercise is medicine” is nothing new. It is thousands of years old, even within the Western medical tradition.
Through the Business to Business Council, CIANJ is seeking to provide opportunities for small business owners and entrepreneurs to gain the contacts, knowledge, and information necessary to grow their businesses profitably. The B2B Council events will connect them to opportunities across New Jersey’s diverse business landscape.
BIG has joined CIANJ and will be working with the Small Business Council to bring value to the small business sector within CIANJ and the New Jersey Small business community. BIG operates as a closed group within CIANJ similar to the CEO Roundtable providing an opportunity for its members to gain insights in a peer-to-peer atmosphere.
The CEO Roundtable provides a forum for chief executive officers or business owners to seek advice and share experiences. Participants freely discuss issues they confront daily, such as compensations, financing, dealing with family members, relocations, sale of a business and many of the topics.
Since its inception, the EBC’s mission has been to recognize the important economic role the environmental industry plays within the state, to demonstrate that environmental issues are also business issues, and to teach the business and regulatory communities that environmental responsibility and economic growth are fundamentally related
CIANJ’s Financial Decision Makers Roundtable is intended for senior executives in key financial positions within their firms, as well as CIANJ members and invited guests. The purpose of this roundtable is to share critical information related to financial decision making and to allow attendees to develop professional relationships with each other. CPE credits are offered.
Generation Now is a group of young professionals in alliance with one another for the purpose of education, networking and peer-to-peer exchange leading to personal and professional growth.
CIANJ’s Healthcare Roundtable is a forum for professionals who work within a spectrum of related disciplines to interact with one another by discussing critical issues that affect healthcare, as well as to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and develop relationships that enhance business
CIANJ’s Human Resource Roundtable is intended to advocate HR awareness by providing information and resources in various HR disciplines. It educates those responsible for HR in their organizations by sharing knowledge to solve common challenges. As an HRCI Approved Provider, attendees can earn continuing education credits toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR
The Manufacturing Roundtable is intended to be a forum for professionals who work in complimentary disciplines to discuss critical issues that affect manufacturing, facilitate the exchange of knowledge, and to develop relationships that enhance business
Without a savvy marketing strategy, any product or service is doomed to failure. Industry leaders guide this roundtable as it helps businesses promote their brand, harness social media, and determine the best ways to identify new customers and clients
CIANJ’s Real Property Roundtable is intended to be a forum for professionals who work in complementary disciplines to discuss critical issues that affect real property, facilitate the exchange of knowledge, and to develop relationships that enhance business
The Technology For Business Roundtable is intended to be a forum for professionals who work in complementary disciplines to discuss critical issues that affect technology, facilitate the exchange of knowledge, and to develop relationships that enhance business.
Scarinci Hollenbeck has announced that the attorneys of Bienstock & Michael, LLC, a New York and New Jersey-based boutique intellectual property and entertainment law group, are joining the firm. Bienstock & Michael gained national prominence for their unprecedented trademark opposition victory against Fender Musical Instruments. In addition, Bienstock & Michael has represented many gold and platinum-selling recording artists, as well as internationally-known actors, writers, producers and directors. Ronald S. Bienstock will co-chair Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Intellectual Property, and Entertainment, Sports, & Media Law Groups. The combining of these two firms’ existing practice groups and capabilities expands Scarinci Hollenbeck’s intellectual property, litigation, and entertainment groups, while simultaneously offering Bienstock & Michael’s clients a broader range of legal services. Russell Ascher, Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Executive Director, stated that “Combining the two firms is a win-win situation. We are further bolstering several of our core practice areas by adding the knowledge and experience of additional corporate and intellectual property attorneys. Moreover, we are substantially expanding our expertise in entertainment law. Also, Bienstock & Michael will now have the added resources needed to best serve their clients in other areas of the law, including employment, securities, and taxation.”
The North Jersey ACO, a partnership between Holy Name Medical Center and Valley Health System, welcomes Kiran P. Mulgaokar as the new Executive Director for the Accountable Care Organization. As of January 1, Valley Health System and Holy Name Medical Center established the North Jersey ACO to serve the two hospitals’ complementary service areas. ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers who come together voluntarily to provide coordinated, high quality care to their shared patients. This is the first such partnership in Bergen County. Mulgaokar, a resident of Teaneck, NJ, joins the North Jersey ACO from UniNet Healthcare Network in Omaha Nebraska, where he served as Director of Finance and Data Operations. UniNet is a Clinically Integrated Network (CIN), which is part of Catholic Health Initiatives. “We are pleased to welcome Kiran as the Executive Director of the North Jersey ACO,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System. “Under his leadership, the ACO helps Valley Health System fulfill its mission to provide healthcare services that meet the changing needs of our region.” “Kiran is a strategic thinker with a passion for mission-based organizations, and will help lead the North Jersey ACO’s efforts to ensure our patients achieve and maintain their optimum health,” said Michal Maron, President and Chief Executive Officer, Holy Name Medical Center. “His experience and drive to improve population health will serve our community well.” As Executive Director, Kiran will provide leadership to the North Jersey ACO, overseeing operations, finances, and strategic planning for the partner organization.
WithumSmith+Brown, PC (“Withum”), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, has announced that it has joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Program. As a NetSuite Solution Provider, Withum will offer the #1 cloud ERP, NetSuite, to businesses in a variety of industries including wholesale distribution, manufacturing, nonprofit, financial services and professional services and more. Withum is reinforcing its commitment to meeting the changing business needs of its customers by adding NetSuite cloud ERP. Joe Riccie, CPA, management consulting services practice leader, recently joined Withum to launch the NetSuite practice. With prior experience working within the NetSuite marketplace, Riccie saw it as a natural fit with Withum’s current clients representing small to mid-market companies, along with the capability to work with Fortune 100 companies and their subsidiaries. “This modern, cloud technology platform can work in any company’s technology roadmap,” Riccie said. “We plan to use the platform to help our clients rethink how work gets done or can get done, with innovative tools.” According to Jim Bourke, partner technology practice leader, “At Withum, we believe our clients need more than the traditional tax and accounting services offered by most firms today. As trusted advisors to our clients, our NetSuite Solution Provider Program is a critical piece of our services offering.”
Some members of the Berkeley College team gathered for this photo op on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at the “Go the Distance for Autism” event in Paramus, NJ. The event is a one-day charity bicycle tour designed to raise funds for the families served by Alpine Learning Group, The EPIC School, Garden Academy and REED Academy, four leading programs on the forefront of autism care and services, and to raise community awareness about autism. Riders chose from several professionally designed routes of 10 miles, 25 miles, 62.5 miles and a short family ride. Berkeley College was a sponsor for the event and so far has raised more than $2,000 of support.
Atlantic Stewardship Bank recently hosted a charity run/walk to benefit local Habit for Humanity affiliates as part of its 30th anniversary celebration of serving the financial needs of the northern New Jersey markets. “It gives me great pleasure to acknowledge the success of our ASB Charity Run/Walk for Housing,” said Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and CEO of Atlantic Stewardship Bank. ASB’s first-ever Charity Run/Walk for Housing was held on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Garret Mountain in Woodland Park, New Jersey. ASB had over 120 participants run/walk and raised more than $28,000 in donations and sponsorships. The funds raised were donated to the Bergen, Morris & Paterson, New Jersey, Habitat for Humanity affiliates, which create decent and affordable housing for people in need. “It was a proud moment for ASB and the event encapsulates our 30 years of service to the community and our purpose of raising money for worthy charitable causes through tithe, deed and donations,” noted Van Ostenbridge. “I am extremely grateful for the commitment, spirit of cooperation and energy displayed by all at the event, as well as thankful to our sponsors, donors and volunteers. These results are possible because of everyone’s combined efforts.”