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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

  • Member News - Dewberry

    Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, recently performed a climate change vulnerability analysis for the Oceans and Coastal Protection Division (OCPD) within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water. The work was provided under a two-year mission support contract for the EPA. Dewberry identified and categorized potential climate change risks within the Northeast region by analyzing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s climate trend data, the National Climate Assessment, and individual Northeast state’s climate reports. This analysis will help to alert the EPA about climate change risks to achieving Clean Water Act goals and will help the agency determine whether there may be climate change concerns that require further evaluation. The scope of work included determining the nature and spatial extent of anticipated risks to recreational, public water supply, and pollution control aspects based on expected changes to known environmental stressors in the years 2050 and 2100. The findings of the analysis will help the EPA and other stakeholders to identify areas of concern and prioritize climate change mitigation measures.

  • Member News - Holy Name Medical Center

    The MS Center at Holy Name Medical Center was awarded a $75,000 grant by Women United in Philanthropy. The grant will be used for a program that helps women retain their jobs by developing a plan of action and offering free screenings, neuropsychological evaluations and consultations. Patients diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis face not only physical challenges but often fears and anxieties when their disease interferes with their work. Women are diagnosed with MS at a rate of 3 to 1, compared to men; and the majority of female MS patients will be unemployed 10 years after diagnosis. This is due to cognitive impairment, depression and/or extreme fatigue. Staff members from Holy Name’s MS Center will use the grant to do proactive screening and then follow-up with problem solving interventions to help them retain their jobs. Michael Maron, President and CEO of Holy Name, commented on behalf of Holy Name Medical Center stating, "Holy Name Medical Center is enormously grateful to Women United in Philanthropy for its generous funding of our project. It will benefit women in Bergen County with MS who will receive systematic screening for potentially devastating symptoms and offer them better access to expert neuropsychological and psychological care plans in order to prevent them from losing their employment. This grant is significantly impactful to our patients."

  • Member News - Mack-Cali

    Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) announced two new promotions within the company: Christopher DeLorenzo was promoted to executive vice president of leasing. In his new role, DeLorenzo will be responsible for the leasing efforts of the entire company. “With a strong portfolio of ideally positioned urban, waterfront, and suburban assets that provide the core amenities tenants desire, Mack-Cali’s strategic plan is a roadmap for creating value for our stakeholders,” said DeLorenzo. “I am looking forward to being a part of the team that helps lead Mack-Cali during this exciting time.” Ricardo Cardoso was elevated to his new role as chief investment officer. Cardoso will now lead the Company’s direction to rebalance and reposition the office portfolio of more than 25 million square feet. “With the Company’s new leadership, I look forward to creating a forward-looking portfolio through the disposition of non-core assets and growing our holdings in transit-based locations,” said Cardoso. “We will be focused on making smart capital investments to our existing properties, all with goal of creating a competitive, best-in-class portfolio.” The two executives, who both have been with Mack-Cali for more than 15 years, will play key parts as Mack-Cali continues implementing its recently announced strategic shift, focusing on high end waterfront and transit-based properties.  

  • Member News - WeiserMazars

    WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, announced that effective immediately it has expanded and realigned its Market segments as part of its ongoing growth strategy as the firm approaches its 100th anniversary. The expansion includes the formation of a dedicated International Services Group headed by Partner Louis Osmont and a Professional Services/Entrepreneurial Business Group headed by Partner John Witkowski. Additionally, WeiserMazars LLP has been named the first recipient of the Corporate Leadership Award from the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange) in appreciation of the firm’s exceptional philanthropic initiatives and commitment to human rights. The award was presented to James Blake, WeiserMazars Managing Partner, at the Center’s Testimonial Dinner. For more the full press release see the following links (respectively):  

  • Member News - Palisades Medical Center

    On November 21, the Palisades Medical Center Foundation presented its prestigious Star Stream Awards to New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Jeffrey M. Raskin, MD, PMC Medical Staff President, for their tireless work in supporting the health and well-being of residents throughout Hudson and southern Bergen Counties. The awards were presented during the Palisades Medical Center Foundation’s 2015 Star Stream Ball, which was attended by more than 380 business leaders, public officials and local residents. “We are extremely fortunate to be surrounded by residents, businesses and community leaders who truly care about Palisades and support our efforts to provide high-quality care for our neighbors,” said Bruce J. Markowitz, President and CEO of Palisades Medical Center. “The success of this year’s Star Stream Ball underscores Palisades’ strong connection to the communities and residents that we serve.” The black-tie fundraising gala was held at Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, NJ, and it surpassed all of the Palisades Medical Center Foundation’s previous fundraising records.