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89th Annual Luncheon

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October 21st, 201611:00 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

  • Member News - Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus

    Twenty-nine lawyers from the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. The firm’s 2017 Best Lawyers include:

    • Morris S. Bauer, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Martha N. Donovan, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
    • William A. Dreier, Arbitration, Mediation
    •  Victor S. Elgort, Trusts and Estates
    • Joseph J. Fleischman, Commercial Litigation
    • Daniel R. Guadalupe, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction
    • Edward A. Hogan, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Natural Resources Law
    • Barbara L. Hollenbach, Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers
    • Peter D. Hutcheon, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
    • Joel N. Jacobson, Banking and Finance Law
    • Steven A. Karg, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    • James H. Laskey, Communications Law, Energy Law
    • Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Family Law, Family Law Arbitration, Family Law Mediation
    • Jack L. Lintner, Arbitration, Mediation
    • G. Robert Marcus, Corporate Law
    • Gary N. Marks, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
    • Kenneth D. Meskin, Trusts and Estates
    • Richard A. Norris, Family Law, Family Law Mediation
    • Ira S. Novak, Health Care Law
    • Kevin T. O'Brien, Banking and Finance Law
    • Walter G. Reinhard, Energy Law
    • William R. Robinson, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
    • Richard J. Schachter, Commercial Litigation
    • James J. Shrager, Commercial Litigation
    • Richard B. Somach, Real Estate Law
    • Edward G. Sponzilli, Commercial Litigation
    • Michael J. Stanton, Family Law
    • M. Karen Thompson, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    • Bruce J. Wisotsky, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
    Please visit for a detailed bio of each attorney.

  • Member News - Hackensack Meridian Health

    Subaru America has joined forces with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to provide support to children and their families as part of their "Subaru Loves to Care" initiative. Customers who visited Liberty Subaru in Emerson and Hudson Subaru in Jersey City during the month of June were asked to fill out "care cards" with messages of support and encouragement, which were then delivered, with blankets, to patients at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at HackensackUMC.   8.19 humc Pictured from left to right: Theresa Valentino, director, Foundation, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC; Rick DeSilva, general manager, Liberty Subaru; Donald Jay Allen, district parts and service operations manager, Subaru Dist. Corporation; Meghan Riley, director of Social Media and Advertising, Liberty Subaru; Andrew Shapiro, owner, Hudson Subaru; Michelle Evetts, campaign director, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society NJ Chapter; Jessica Barrett, campaign coordinator, Foundation, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC

  • Member News - David Barrand, Affiliated Appraisal Group

    David Barrand, of Affiliated Appraisal Group Inc., has been awarded the MAI Membership Designation. The MAI Designation is held by professionals who can provide a wide range of services relating to all types of real property, such as providing opinions of value, evaluations, review, consulting and advice regarding investment decisions. Appraisers holding the MAI Designation have met rigorous requirements relating to education, testing, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding and ability. Congratulations David! You can contact David by phone: 973-267-9550 or by email Click here to view the announcement by the Appraisal Institute.

  • Technology Conference at MSU

    More than 100 business owners and executives learned how to use data and the Internet of Things to grow their business during a recent conference organized by the Feliciano Center at Montclair State University, CIANJ, Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce and Newark Regional Business Partnership. Michele Brown, the head of ChooseNJ, a private group that seeks to enhance investment in the Garden State, was the keynote speaker. For photos of the event click here.

  • CIANJ/COMMERCE's 2016 Annual Best Practices Awards

    The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and COMMERCE are co-presenting the CIANJ/COMMERCE Annual Best Practices Awards Conference on Sept. 13, 2016 at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville, New Jersey. “The keynote speaker is CNN Analyst and U.S. Navy SEAL Jonathan T. Gilliam, who will address how to win as a team, and New Jersey’s top CEOs will be honored and celebrated for their leadership achievements and success through teamwork,” explains CIANJ President John Galandak. In addition, a Special Issue of COMMERCE will be on display and distributed with 125 leadership best practices from New Jersey’s top thought leaders; a selection of top winners from this prestigious grouping will be presented additional honors and awards at the conference, as determined by an independent panel of judges. This year’s panel of judges included Dennis Bone, director of the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University; CATSHOT Group CEO Rob Ffield, former commander of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels; CIANJ President John Galandak; NAI James E. Hanson President William Hanson; BioNJ President Debbie Hart; and William Paterson University Cotsakos College of Business Dean Dr. Siamack Shojai. CIANJ and COMMERCE would like to thank the following sponsors: Gold Sponsor—QualCare, Inc. Speaker Sponsor—Berkeley College Silver Sponsors—Lakeland Bank; Wells Fargo Chairman’s Circle Sponsors—Hackensack Meridian Health; WeiserMazars LLP; Whitestone Associates, Inc. Supporting Sponsors—BDO USA, LLP; Beattie Padovano, LLC; Bederson LLP; Bergen Community College; CohnReznick LLP; Connell Foley LLP; Crowe Horwath; DataScreening; Dunn Lambert, LLC; Electronic Office Systems; Garden State Wine Growers Association; Investors Bank; NJCPA; NJ Sharing Network; Peapack-Gladstone Bank; PSE&G; Ramapo College of New Jersey; Sobel & Co., LLC; Springpoint Senior Living; Stuyvesant Green Earth Press; Valley Health System; Wellness Interactive, Inc.; WithumSmith+Brown, PC. For more information, please visit or call 201-368-2100.