Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey

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As healthcare costs continue to escalate, employers are desperately seeking any solution to control their medical benefits expenses.

Gov. Christie Speaks to CIANJ

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88th Annual Luncheon

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Business 2 Business Council

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.

Business Impact Group (BIG)

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.

CEO Roundtable

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.

Environmental Business Council

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

Financial Decision Makers Roundtable

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: A Young Professionals Or

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.

Healthcare Roundtable

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

Human Resources Council

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

Manufacturing Roundtable

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

Marketing Roundtable

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

Real Property Roundtable

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

Technology For Business Roundtable

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.

Recent News

  • Focusing on "Out of Network" Healthcare Costs

    Despite it being a shortened work week next week, the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee will be discussing legislation (A-4444) dealing with “out of network” healthcare costs on Monday.  The legislation seeks to contain these costs by requiring healthcare providers notify patients of services covered and services not covered by insurance.  The legislation also seeks to cap the amount that the provider can recover for certain out of network services.  To view the legislation see here.  A second bill to be discussed on Monday will establish an arbitration process and database to handle disputes that arise with these charges.  To view that bill see here.

  • Member News - Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners/Corporate Leaders

    On November 16th, 2015 Leading Women & Entrepreneurs of New Jersey held its recognition event to Honor New Jersey’s top 25 leading women entrepreneurs. The Leading Women Entrepreneurs (LWE) Program was developed for the purpose of acknowledging female business leaders who exhibit outstanding performance in four areas: market potential, innovation, community involvement and advocacy for women. This year’s recipients are the epitome of role models and mentors for aspiring women entrepreneurs everywhere. Included in New Jersey’s Top 25 for 2015 were six CIANJ members. The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey is proud of its esteemed members and congratulates each of them on this outstanding honor. Listed below are the individuals included in this year’s top 25: Dina Opici - Opici Family Distribution Terrie O’Connor – Terrie O’Connor Realtors Sue Boyle – GEI Consultants, Inc. Judith Sheft – New Jersey Innovation Institute at NJIT Tracy Straka – Creamer Environmental, Inc. Liza M. Walsh – Connell Foley

  • Member News - Norris McLaughlin & Marcus P.A.

    The New Jersey office of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to welcome back Bradford W. Muller as an Associate in the firm’s litigation and internet law groups.  He returns to the firm after spending two years with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. Muller works on legal matters involving complex commercial litigation and has been on-the-brief for major cases before New Jersey's Supreme Court and Appellate Division, while also providing trusted advice to in-house counsel on a range of commercial issues, from data breaches to contract disputes. As a Deputy Attorney General, Muller led a trial team that handled complex white-collar criminal matters involving insurance fraud, tax evasion, health care claims fraud, staged automobile accidents, identity theft, theft by deception, and other related financial crimes.  In recognition for his outstanding performance, Muller received a Commendation Award from the National Insurance Crime Bureau and an Attorney General's Award for Excellence in Multi-Agency Investigation or Coordination. Prior to originally joining Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Muller served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Anthony J. Parrillo, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.

  • Member News - R2 Associates/Homeless Veterans Coat Drive

    Please join CIANJ and R2 Associates in helping homeless veterans stay warm this winter by donating a gently used winter coat. We will be collecting both men’s and women’s coats until November 30th. You can drop off coats at the following locations: CIANJ                                                                 R2 Associates 61 South Paramus Road                                  40 Maple Avenue Paramus, NJ 07652                                         Morristown, NJ 07960 (201) 368-2100                                                 (862) 260-9100 ** If you have 10 coats or more to donate, we will pick them up! Call Rich Goldberg at (862) 260-9100

  • Member News - Gibbons P.C.

    Gibbons P.C. and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey have announced that William J. Castner, Jr. has joined Horizon BCBSNJ’s senior leadership as Senior Vice President, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Castner currently serves as the Chair of the Gibbons Government Affairs Department, which has been ranked by the New Jersey Law Journal as the state’s top lawyer-lobbying firm for seven consecutive years. In his new role, Mr. Castner will be responsible for Government Affairs, Public Affairs and Enterprise Communications and will report to Robert A. Marino, Chairman and CEO of Horizon BCBSNJ. “We are pleased that Bill Castner, one of New Jersey’s most respected attorneys, will join our efforts to improve health care quality while reducing costs for New Jersey consumers,” said Mr. Marino. Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons P.C., commented stating, “Bill Castner is a unique talent with Cooperstown-like capabilities. We are pleased to provide the launching pad to the next stage of his career, where he will continue to work with our client, Horizon BCBSNJ, to help it achieve its goals.”