Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey

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NJ BAC Awarded Grant

The New Jersey Business Action Center received a $75,000 grant to help expand NJ businesses to foreign markets.

CIANJ’s Story on Video

Take this 90 second video tour to learn more about CIANJ.

Non-Profit Roundtable

What inspires businesses to get involved with non-profits? What do companies do to stay involved and assist the community? Join us to find out!

December 13th, 20168:30 am | Register Now

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

  • CIANJ Welcomes New Members

    new_members   CIANJ’s greatest strength is its members, their commitment to one another and the state of New Jersey. The Commerce and Industry Association is proud to share this month’s new members and welcomes each of them to our Association: Capital One Bank CHA Consulting Cornell Insurance Services CSBK Delta Dental on New Jersey, Inc EcoTerra Consulting LLC HUB International Paychex Productive Play LLC R&B Debris LLC Rusmar Inc. Steve Rich & Associates The Chazin Group, LLC The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey connects its members to thousands of companies throughout the state. When a company joins, all its employees gain access to our extensive network of members and -C- level executives. They can take advantage of a wide range of programs, marketing opportunities, and benefits that will expand their network of business contacts, connect with key decision and policy-makers, and provide their staff with professional development through our many roundtables, councils, and committees. Members are drawn to CIANJ for many reasons, our leadership in free market advocacy, our ability to provide great networking events and programs that showcase our members, and our ability to help them navigate through the government regulatory process. We are a tool and resource to help business grow and succeed. We invite you to learn about the unique services and opportunities offered by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey.  For more information or If you have any other questions about CIANJ membership or corporate sponsorship, contact our Membership Director Glenn Fisher at 201-368-2100, extension 118.

  • Member News - The DAK Group

    qozuk7-z The DAK Group, a boutique investment bank specializing in serving the needs of middle market companies, recently announced the hiring of Sheon Karol as its new managing director to the firm. Mr. Karol brings a diverse background in executive, turnaround, legal, and finance experience to help facilitate the middle market M&A transaction process. “Sheon’s success with both healthy and stressed mid-market companies dovetails perfectly with our focus,” said Alan Scharfstein, President of The DAK Group. “His record and reputation for excellence in M&A are exactly what we were looking for when we decided to add another senior investment banker to further expand our platform in the middle market.” Mr. Karol has 30-plus years of experience and has negotiated with a wide range of industries ranging from manufacturing, bio-tech, pharma, for-profit education, medical research, agriculture, consumer goods, food & grocery, and sports. Before joining The DAK Group, Mr. Karol was a principal at Newlands Consulting, an M&A advisory firm, a Managing Director at CRG Partners (later Deloitte CRG) and Mesirow Financial Consulting (serving in C-level positions for clients). Prior to his corporate experience, as a lawyer with a leading New York firm he specialized in M&A, private placements, securities, financings, bankruptcies, and workouts. Sheon has authored numerous articles and is a regular speaker at industry events.  He earned a JD from Yale University and a BA from Yeshiva University. About The DAK Group The DAK Group is a leading investment bank serving mid-market privately held businesses in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business sale, financial restructuring, capital advisory, valuations and fairness opinions. Since 1984, The DAK Group has executed hundreds of transactions across a wide range of industries, including food, industrial manufacturing and distribution, telecommunications and technology, business services, packaging, consumer products and healthcare. DAK offers a propriety process that allows clients to maximize the value of their business.  The DAK Group is headquartered in Rochelle Park, NJ with offices in New York and Philadelphia.

  • Member News - Atlantic Stewardship Bank

      atlantic-stewardship-bank Atlantic Stewardship Bank honors Sarah Ferrington, vice president/marketing manager, for her recognition and award from The New Jersey Bankers Association and New Jersey Banker magazine. The award celebrated bankers for their promise and potential in the local banking industry. Ms. Ferring received her award at the 2016 New Leaders In Banking awards dinner on Thursday, December 1, at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, New Jersey. The annual New Leaders in Banking award celebrates the upcoming stars of the banking industry. The 13 awardees will be recognized for their hard work, dedication, and the potential for a bright future in the local banking sector. Ms. Ferrington is an experienced banking officer with over 15 years in the financial industry. She introduced and launched the social media profiles for ASB and led in its rebranding efforts – including the research and development that resulted in the creation of ASB’s new tagline, “Faithful to our customers.” In less than one year’s time, Ms. Ferrington became a cog in the bank’s overall marketing program, while strengthening ASB’s brand development, customer outreach, and digital marketing strategies. “Sarah is an Associate who many come to for advice and direction, and she uses her background to lead and effect change,” said Paul Van Ostenbridge, President, and CEO of Atlantic Stewardship Bank. “Sarah has a very strong work ethic and a desire to progress our marketing tactics, and she embraces our culture and mission of tithing,” he added. For more information about the awards dinner visit www.bankhorizons/new-leaders-awards.

  • Member News - Hackensack University Medical Center

    2143_540215_10150749731834884_89616355_n Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, announced the arrival of Florian P. Thomas, M.D., M.A., Ph.D., M.S., chair of the Neuroscience Institute and chief of the Neurology Division at HackensackUMC. Dr. Thomas plans to establish a multiple sclerosis (MS) center and a hereditary neuropathy (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease) center at HackensackUMC. “I am pleased to welcome Dr. Thomas to our team,” said Ihor S. Sawczuk, president of HackensackUMC. “We look forward to the valuable and meaningful contributions he will make in service of our patients, their families and the community.” MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information in the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. In the United States, Dr. Thomas says MS affects approximately one in 1,000 people, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) affects approximately one in 2,500 people. The disease causes progressive nerve damage, and those with CMT often develop difficulty walking and may become dependent upon assistive devices to remain mobile. “This is particularly important in the case of chronic conditions that challenge patients to be knowledgeable about their condition and advocate effectively for themselves, be engaged in their own care, juggle frequent appointments with different providers, optimize health behavior, avoid complications and maintain a positive attitude,” says Dr. Thomas.

  • Member News - Productive Play LLC



    Productive Play LLC earned The Amazing Kids in Business award at the 2016 Hunterdon Count Annual Business Award Ceremony held on November 22, 2016, for its board game “LAUNCH!”. The award recognizes the Hudicka family for its initiative and growth as an entrepreneur company. "The game helps unlock skills like focus and perseverance and feeds kids' competitive and creative spirit," Joe Hudicka, part owner of the family run business said. "We want kids to learn about creativity, entrepreneurship and focus early in life so when they grow up they can do something they really love to do." The company’s game, "LAUNCH!" teaches children the early stages of entrepreneurship and helps develop a business-thinking mindset at a very young age. Along with learning about the business side of learning, “LAUNCH!” teaches valuable life skills like focus, perseverance, and collaboration. The game comes with an Entrepreneur's Dictionary to help better understand different business terms. For a detailed explanation and more information on "LAUNCH!" visit its website