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"Selling Your Business! How to...When to...What to do before!"
Many business owners who are looking for an exit strategy turn to selling their business, in a full or partial sale. In any case, is your business ready for a transaction? This can be a complex process and you will need to make sure to cover all the bases. Join us for a panel discussion that will divulge the secrets on how small and middle market businesses can maximize the value of their interests and successfully sell their company.
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The Opioid Epidemic: What Employers Need to Know
CIANJ’s next Healthcare Roundtable will tackle the growing problem of heroin addiction in New Jersey. Opioid abuse affects not only the individual – but also their family, friends, employers, and communities. It has been estimated that opioid abuse is costing American employers $10 billion according to the American Society of Addition Medicine.
Hear the experts assess the election results while enjoying a delicious lunch.
Moderated by CIANJ's President John Galandak
A Workflow Automation System is key to any successful business.
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.
Peapack-Gladstone Bank announces Francesco (Frank) S. Rossi to the new position of Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company and the Bank. The Board of Directors appointed Mr. Rossi on Sept, 21, 2016. Mr. Rossi brings 20 years of financial services experience with him. He has expertise in financial reporting, accounting, and tax compliance. In his new position, Mr. Rossi is responsible for managing the Bank’s Controller’s Group and Financial Reporting and Budgeting Group. After five years at KPMG, with a focus on audit of financial institutions, Mr. Rossi joined Sound Federal Savings Bank of New York, as Vice President, Controller. He spent 10 years with Hudson City Bank, within financial reporting and progressing to Principal Accounting Officer, until its merger into M&T Bank. Mr. Rossi was responsible for the development and preparation of internal, public, and regulatory reporting, financial analyses, the internal control environment, and accounting and tax functions at Hudson City. Mr. Rossi holds a B.A in Accounting and Finance from Siena College in Loudonville, NY and is currently a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New York State Society of CPAs.
October, 21, 2016
Today, the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey hosts its 89th Annual Meeting and Luncheon at the Hilton Hotel in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. The celebration brings over 500 business leaders together and is a forum to gain unique insights and share industry trends while making valuable contacts.
Entrepreneurs are the driving force behind new and ever-changing trends in business, and the keynote speaker at our event, Paul Fireman, is an excellent example. Mr. Fireman is a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Chairman of Fireman Capital. He is best known up to this point as the founder, former chairman, and CEO of Reebok International, Ltd. who turned that idea into one of the best-known athletic footwear brands in the world through the introduction of a broad array of products to a global market. Paul sold Reebok to Adidas in 2006 and 2008 along with his son Dan, co-founded Fireman Capital Partners, LLC.
Mr. Fireman is set to discuss his new project, Liberty Rising. By creating Liberty Rising, a proposed $4.6 billion project adjoining Liberty National on the Hudson River, at the south end of Jersey City. The centerpiece of Liberty Rising is a 95-story skyscraper that would integrate a casino, a hotel, and apartments, along with luxury shops and an entertainment complex. Mr. Fireman will provide more insight on Liberty Rising and how he decides which projects to pursue and which he should not.
The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey thanks all our Luncheon sponsors:
Beattie Padovano, LLC • Berkeley College • CohnReznick LLP • Columbia Bank • COMMERCE Magazine • Connell Foley LLP Dorfman Abrams Music • Grant Thornton, LLP • Hackensack Meridian Health • Harwood Lloyd, LLC • Holy Name Medical Center ICA Risk Management Consultants • Inserra Shop-Rite Supermarkets • J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. • Lakeland Bank • M&T Bank Mack-Cali Realty Corporation • McCarter & English, LLP • MWWPR • NAI James E. Hanson Inc. • PNC Wealth Management • PSE&G PwC • Santander Bank • Stuyvesant Green Earth Press • Suez North America • TD Bank • United Airlines • UnitedHealthcare Valley National Bank • Verizon • WeiserMazars, LLP • Wells Fargo Bank
Last week, in support of National Fire Prevention Week, LAN Associates gave a presentation on fire safety and prevention to dozens of second-grade students at J. Garfield Jackson Sr Academy. Mayor Lester E. Taylor III of East Orange was on hand at the event with the city’s fire department and local architecture. The event was a part of a larger campaign Mr. Taylor has undertaken to cultivate public-private partnerships to support educational efforts. “I am thankful that East Orange has been able to partner with LAN Associates to provide this extremely important fire prevention and preparedness program to our youngest students,” said Mr. Taylor III. “Our goal is for these children to take these life-saving lessons home and share them with their families.” At the event, safety repercussions were discussed. Mr. Taylor III praised the East Orange Fire Department for their year-long community efforts. He also spoke on a recent grant from the Red Cross that allowed the city to hire 22 firefighters. Children learned about smoke alarm safety and other safety tips like stop, drop, and roll, what to do in the event of a fire, and proper usage of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The presentation culminated with a demonstration of how the fire department responds to a 911 call and the 80 lbs. of equipment they wear, prompting questions from the students. About LAN Associates LAN Associates is a full service, engineering, planning, architecture, and surveying firm founded in 1965. We service a variety of federal, state, county, and municipal governments, housing authorities, boards of education, Fortune 500 companies, foreign companies, religious facilities, and private clients.
The Corporation for National and Community Service recently announced Berkeley College a place on the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Berkeley College in New York is on the Honor Roll for the second year in a row. It is the first recognition for Berkeley College in New Jersey. The Honor Roll’s Presidential Award acknowledges higher education community service efforts in their communities. The Honor Roll’s Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to the community, service-learning, and civic engagement. “In 2016, Berkeley College celebrates its 85th year of preparing students not only for career success, but for a future of engaged citizenry in their communities,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “The values of social responsibility go hand in hand with our identity as an organization. We are proud of the spirit of giving and the tradition of volunteerism that has earned Berkeley College this honor About Berkeley College A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers a Master of Business Administration degree in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.
Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C. and CPA/CGMA, member, director of the firm’s audit department and in charge of the peer-review and quality-standard programs for the accounting firm of Levine, Richard M. Hoffman, announced they have successfully passed its peer review without exception. Peer review provides a mechanism for a firm to engage a peer firm to review its system of quality control related to its application of professional accounting, auditing, and attestation standards. The AICPA Peer Review Program is important because it strengthens member firms’ quality control and encourages firms to improve processes and correct any shortcomings. Peer review enhances the quality of the profession and contributes to the public’s confidence in the profession. About Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C. Client focused, results oriented, we pride ourselves on the philosophy that “every account receives the expertise of the whole firm.” The partners at Levine, Jacobs & Company are true working partners with strong commitments to exceptional client service. We are hands-on and heavily involved with every aspect of our clients’ financial lives. Clients are matched with the partners best suited to their business and circumstances, ensuring the best possible service.