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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

  • New Jersey's Middle Market Grows

    New Jersey has an estimated 6,291 middle market companies ($10 million-$1 billion in revenues), which make up 1.27 percent of all firms in the state according to the latest “Middle Market Power Index” from American Express and Dun & Bradstreet. The newest report in the series finds New Jersey ranks #25 out of all 50 states for growth in number of middle market firms from 2011-2016. The middle market is an increasingly important sector as it has accounted for more than half (53 percent) of total job growth nationally since 2011, according to the report.  Additionally, while middle market firms make up less than 1 percent of all U.S. businesses (0.96 percent), they contribute one in four dollars (26 percent) and employ one in four workers (27 percent) in the private sector. The below table outlines how New Jersey compares to national data:

      Number of Firms Share of Firms % Chg in # MM Firms, 2011-2016
    Small (<$10M) Middle Market ($10M-$999M) Large ($1B+) Total Small (<$10M) Middle Market ($10M-$999M) Large ($1B+)
    New Jersey 488,304 6,291 112 494,707 98.7% 1.27% 0.02% 82.6%
    Total U.S. 18,910,859 182,578 3,025 19,096,462 99.1% 0.96% 0.02% 86.8%

  • Member News - Eastern DataComm

    Eastern DataComm announced the return of Erik Ridley to the sales team on June 22. Ridley previously worked at Eastern DataComm from 2008-2010. In his role, Ridley will drive business for ShoreTel phone system, data networking and wireless related communication projects, as well as for Eastern DataComm’s LENS solution for office and school safety. “Our goal is to continue to grow our professional services, finance and healthcare client base” says Paul Jenne, Sales Manager of Eastern DataComm. “Erik brings over 15 years of telecommunications experience to his position, and with his Avaya and IP background, is well prepared to meet the needs of our clients. We are very excited to have him re-join our team.”

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

    The New Jersey office of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. welcomes new matrimonial and family law associate, Daniel A. Burton. Burton represents clients in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including divorce litigation and mediation, post-judgment litigation, custody and parenting time issues, alimony and child support, pre-nuptial agreements, matrimonial settlement agreements, domestic violence, and domestic partnership matters. Burton earned his J.D. from Widener University School of Law, and his B.S.B.A. from Duquesne University. Prior to entering private practice, he served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Eugene A. Iadanza, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Division, Monmouth County and was a summer law clerk at a civil litigation firm. Burton is a member of the American, New Jersey State, and Monmouth County Bar Associations.

  • Member News - Berkeley College

    Berkeley College celebrated its 7th Annual Community Service Day on June 17, 2016. Approximately 350 Berkeley College faculty, staff, alumni and students volunteered more than 1,300 hours of community service at sites in New Jersey and New York. In Bergen County, NJ, Berkeley College volunteers worked at the Department of Parks in Saddle Brook, the Zoo at Van Saun Park in Paramus, and Children’s Aid and Family Services in Ridgewood. “Community Service Day at Berkeley College helps build awareness about the role non-profit organizations play in keeping our local communities strong and vibrant,” said Michael Smith, President of Berkeley College. “This day also serves as an impetus for inspiring our faculty, staff, alumni and students to continue to share their time and talents beyond this special day.” Community Service Day is an initiative of Berkeley Cares, which throughout the year assists charities in the critical areas of food, shelter, health and student success.

  • Member News - Roseland Residential Trust

    Roseland Residential Trust, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI), held a groundbreaking ceremony with public officials for 145 Front Street at City Square in Worcester, Massachusetts on June 22. This project is the first of two phases, when complete it will be comprised of 365 apartment homes, phase one includes 237-apartment homes. This will also include a new hotel, public parking garage, and significant additional retail space. This development is a key component to revitalizing the city’s downtown. Roseland anticipates a third quarter 2017 completion of this community. “Creating a vibrant downtown residential community gives our growing workforce the high-quality homes they need, and today marks a major milestone in Worcester’s continuing renaissance,” said Worcester Mayor Joseph M. Petty. This property is expected to be especially attractive to Worcester’s growing workforce in advanced manufacturing, information technology, biotechnology, and healthcare. “This is a great example of smart growth, bringing hundreds of people downtown to live near our intermodal transit hub, where they can take a bus across the city or an express train into Boston. As we continue to build density and downtown increasingly becomes a genuine neighborhood, I see even more great things on the horizon,” said City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr.