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Millennial Health and Wellness

Millennials are known as the generation who are obsessed with food and fitness; which is true, to a certain extent.

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89th Annual Luncheon

Save the Date! Interested in sponsoring or donating a door prize? Contact Janice Eggert,

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

  • Inserra Supermarkets Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary with Health and Wellness Fair

    To celebrate a 10-year anniversary of the in-store Dietitian Program, Inserra Supermarkets held a storewide Health and Wellness Fair at ShopRite of Wallington, N.J. The themed event, for all ages, featured recipe samplings, giveaways, complimentary health screenings and more. “Educating our customers and associates on the importance of healthy eating and preventive health screenings is one of our top priorities at Inserra Supermarkets, and we continue to expand our dietitian programming with that goal in mind,” said Lindsey Inserra, vice president of corporate health and wellness at Inserra Supermarkets. The in-store program keeps registered dietitians on staff to answer nutrition questions and share healthy recipe ideas while shopping. On a monthly basis, dietitians host a variety of free store-based events, such as product demos, one-on-one nutrition counseling sessions, weight management classes and health screenings. Also offered are hands-on cooking classes. Dietitians partner with local hospitals, schools, and nonprofits to conduct free workshops and seminars. The event included screenings on posture, vein circulation, and backpack safety.  Also present, 24 Hour Fitness and Orange Theory Fitness shared details on the role of exercise and wellness. On-hand attendees received the benefit of free passes and memberships. Project Body, a partner of ShopRite of Wallington’s Pharmacy, offered free massages and a flu shot clinic.

  • Member News - Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus

    A member of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, Annmarie Simeone, has been selected by the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law to receive the 2016 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award. The award, given annually to lawyers from bar associations across the state, awards Ms. Simeone for her conduct, competence, and demeanor, along with the positive example she set for others in the profession. On Thursday, Nov. 3, she receives her honor at the Professionalism Awards Luncheon located at The Imperia in Somerset. Ms. Simeone brings a long resume of experience and accomplishments. She works primarily defending management in claims made by employees under state and federal employment laws, including whistleblower claims, as well as claims alleging harassment and discrimination based on race, gender, religion, national origin, and disability. Ms. Simeone is a Woodbridge, N.J. resident and graduated with her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1993; she also holds a B.A., summa cum laude, from St. John’s University in 1990.

  • Member News - Marks Paneth LLP

    Marks Paneth LLP, accounting and advisory firm, signed a long-term lease for 13,823 square feet at 8 Campus Drive, located at Mack-Cali Business Campus in Parsippany, announced by the Colliers International Group Inc. Colliers’ John Cunningham led the assignment along with Michael Cohen and Andy Roos. Marks Paneth offers services in accounting, auditing, tax, consulting, restructuring, bankruptcy and financial advisory services to domestic and international clients. The firm hosts more than 600 people, including 80 partners and principals. Around in 1907, Marks Paneth is the 34th largest accounting firm in the nation and the eighth largest in the Mid-Atlantic Region, according to Accounting Today. “We’re delighted about the prospects for future growth this new office facility presents for our firm,” said Harry Moehringer, managing partner at Marks Paneth. “Over the years, Colliers has been a key partner in our expansion across the mid-Atlantic region – and, once again, with their assistance, we have secured world-class office space in Parsippany in which to work and serve our clients.”

  • Member News - CohnReznick LLP

    Last week, CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the United States, announced Cheryl Watson, CPA, to the Financial Services Industry Practice of CohnReznick LLP. She is working out of the Firm’s Roseland, N.J. and New York, N.Y. offices. “Cheryl brings extensive experience in the alternative investment industry, and we are so pleased to have her as a member of our industry practice,” said Jay Levy, Partner and Financial Services Industry Practice Leader. Ms. Watson worked in public accounting for over 20 years. She has a diverse background in audit, tax, and consulting services to private equity funds, private equity fund of funds, venture capital funds, and investment advisors. To further expand on her qualifications, Ms. Watson works with investment strategies such as leveraged buyouts, venture capital, real estate, distressed investments, mezzanine capital, and royalty opportunities. She has expertise in advising clients and consulting with managers regarding operational and regulatory best practices. Ms. Watson is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants. She graduated from Monmouth University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

  • Member News - GZA GeoEnvironmental

    GZA, a leading environmental and geotechnical consulting firm, has announced the promotion of Patrick Mahon to the new role of Associate Principal in the New York City office. Mahon’s work centers around geotechnical engineering and instrumentation services for infrastructure and development projects; he joined GZA in 2002. Mahon is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology with a BE in Civil Engineering; he also earned an MS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Montclair State University. A resident of Verona, N.J., Mahon is a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey and New York. Mahon is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Structural Engineers Association of New York and the Irish Business Organization of New York. About GZA Founded in 1964, GZA is a multi-disciplinary firm providing Environmental, Geotechnical, Ecological, Water, and Construction Management services.  GZA maintains corporate offices at 249 Vanderbilt Avenue, Norwood, MA 02062. The firm has over 560 employees and operates 28 offices in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes and Appalachian Regions of the United States. For additional information, please call William Hadge, CEO at 781-278-3808 or visit the company’s website at