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The Environmental Business Council (EBC) marks its 20th anniversary with another Environmental Procurement Conference (EPCON), created to identify local environmental projects and procurement opportunities in the public and private sectors. Join us on May 19th, at the 20th Anniversary Reception to celebrate EBC's 20th year! Interested in sponsoring? Click here. Interested in attending? Click here.
The EBC Environmental Roundtable meets every other month to discuss relevant environmental issues, regulatory changes and new developments that may impact our members provided by our sub-committees which focus on: Regulatory Affairs, Brownfields & Site Remediation, Natural Resource Damages, Water, Air, Environmental Technology, Sustainability, Energy, Enforcement & OSHA News and Regulations.
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.
If your business is considering relocating to New Jersey, you may be eligible for a significant tax-credit award.
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.
Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., chief innovations officer, professor and vice president of Cancer Services, HackensackUMC; past president of Regional Cancer Care Associates; and COTA founder and executive chairman; is a selected participant in Cellular Horizons: the Vatican’s Third International Conference on the Progress of Regenerative Medicine and Its Cultural Impact in Rome, Italy. Dr. Pecora will participate in a panel, “Rationalizing Health Care Through Big Data,” moderated by Emmy-award winning CNN correspondent and neurosurgeon, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, today (April 29th) at 8 a.m. EST/2 p.m. CEST. “I am proud to share that Dr. Pecora is participating in a panel to discuss ways to combat health care inequality,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer, Hackensack University Health Network. “This morning, HackensackUMC team members had the honor of hearing Holy Father Pope Francis and Vice President Joe Biden speak. It has been an inspirational and educational morning. It is with great excitement and pride that we are attending Dr. Pecora’s panel discussion. These panel discussions are comprised of some of the most world-renowned, award-winning scientists, physicians, patients, faith leaders, and others who are focused on pediatric cancers, rare genetic diseases, and diseases that occur with aging.” Hosted by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council For Culture, The Stem For Life Foundation and the STOQ Foundation, this exclusive, three-day, international event gathers the world’s leading cell therapy scientists, physicians, patients, ethicists and leaders of faith, government and philanthropy to discuss the latest cellular therapy breakthroughs as well as hope for the future. It runs from April 28 to 30, and is attended by Holy Father Pope Francis, moderated by renowned journalists, and broadcasted around the world. Leaders from Hackensack University Health Network attend Cellular Horizons: the Vatican’s Third International Conference on the Progress of Regenerative Medicine and Its Cultural Impact in Rome, Italy, with a special reception at the residence of U.S. Ambassador John Phillips. From left to right: Laura Coti Garrett; Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer, Hackensack University Health Network; Linda Douglass; John Phillips, U.S. Ambassador to the Italian Republic and the Republic of San Marino; Joseph Simunovich, chairman of the Hackensack University Health Network Board of Trustees; Pam Simunovich.
Kearny Bank has named John Dunne as its new Senior Vice President/Chief Risk Officer. Dunne is a certified bank auditor and certified risk professional with over 30 years of banking experience. In his position he’ll oversee Enterprise Risk Management, BSA/Compliance and Bank Information Security. “Developing effective ways to manage enterprise risk, identifying excessive risk exposure and making good decisions under pressure is a top priority. Increase in regulatory directives, dynamic shareholders and other external factors alerted companies to recognizing areas of risk in their business,” Craig Montanaro, President & CEO of Kearny Bank said.
Certified public accounting firm KRS CPAs, LLC has been awarded the distinction of being named as a 2016 Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ. “It is quite thrilling to be recognized for the seventh consecutive year by NJBIZ for fostering a motivating and inspiring work environment that allows our team members to grow and develop, both professionally and personally,” said Maria T. Rollins, a founding partner of the 25-member firm. “It has been our goal to provide a work place that is open to new ideas, and inclusive of all staff members as part of the KRS family.” The NJBIZ Best Places to Work in New Jersey program aims to honor the top places of employment in the Garden State that benefit the economy, its workforce and businesses. This award recognizes companies that demonstrate commitment to the professional growth and quality of life of their employees.
Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), the holding company for Valley National Bank, today reported net income for the first quarter of 2016 of $36.2 million, or $0.14 per diluted common share as compared to the first quarter of 2015 earnings of $30.3 million, or $0.13 per diluted common share and net income of $4.7 million, or $0.01 per diluted common share, for the fourth quarter of 2015. The fourth quarter of 2015 included a pre-tax loss of $51.1 million on the extinguishment of higher cost debt, as well as other infrequent items. Gerald H. Lipkin, Chairman, President and CEO commented that, “The first quarter of 2016 earnings were positively impacted by our decision to prepay several high cost borrowings in the fourth quarter of 2015 and cost reductions related to branch consolidations and other operational measures, but remained challenged by the low interest rate environment and continued competition for strong loan relationships. While our loan growth was negatively impacted by higher payoffs from our PCI portfolio, we remain optimistic about the commercial and residential mortgage lending demand in our markets and the strength of our current loan pipelines for most loan categories. Additionally, the credit quality of our balance sheet has remained healthy, as reflected by our annualized net charge-offs to average loans totaling 0.04 percent for the first quarter of 2016." See the full report here https://www.valleynationalbank.com/PDF/1st_Qtr_2016_Earnings_Release.pdf
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) has announced a series of transactions in the redeployment of disposition proceeds as part of its announced strategic plan. The Company has sold approximately $300 million of assets year to date. By May 18, the Company anticipates closing on an additional approximately $70 million in dispositions, has reached agreement on another $63 million of sales, and is currently marketing an additional $230 million in assets. The proceeds from these dispositions will be used to pay down debt, fund development, and purchase suitable acquisitions. “The sum total of this activity demonstrates clear progress toward achieving the strategic objectives we laid out for the Company,” said Michael J. DeMarco, Mack-Cali president. “These moves reflect our disciplined approach to capital allocation and balance sheet maintenance while ensuring maximum earnings growth and pushing our stock price to over our NAV. The net effect of these transactions is estimated to be 9 cents of earnings accretion for a full year on a GAAP basis and 3 cents on a cash basis.” The acquisitions/dispositions and debt repayment are part of Mack-Cali’s broad-based portfolio realignment announced as part of their strategic plan last September on balance sheet management while focusing on increasing holdings in waterfront and transit-based locations. To achieve this realignment, the Company has set a goal of $750 million in dispositions to help raise capital for reduction in debt, fund development, and key acquisitions.