Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey
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Add your voice to thousands of others by becoming an active member. CIANJ members enjoy all the benefits associated with membership.
Your presence with one or more of our many active committees enables you and your company to gain exposure, that as a member of CIANJ you deserve. This is an investment in your business and New Jersey’s future. Our success on your behalf is based entirely on the support we receive from you and other leading employers.
Companies join associations for access. Access to talent. To ideas. To new business opportunities and for state legislative input. Most of all, companies join CIANJ for access to build relationships. Relationships of substance and longevity.
If your business is located in New Jersey, or does business in New Jersey, there is a high likelihood that our Association has something of value to offer you. Our members make connections that deliver significant value to their organization. They are active participants, often volunteering their time and expertise to help improve the experience for all—and to distinguish their company above others in their marketplace.
Through our programs, events, and committee meetings, you have direct access to both industry leaders and government policymakers whose decisions affect your bottom line. We arm you with the facts through timely and informative Roundtables, newsletters, policy papers, political analyses through email notification and our Friday "Business Beat Newsletter". Behind the scene we analyze and track political and economic trends to bolster our pro business agenda.
Members find business connections at CIANJ. Unlike network "card exchange" type of organizations, long term business opportunities found at CIANJ are earned by gaining the respect of the membership first. Since CIANJ attracts an exclusive cross section of New Jersey's business community, members tend to gravitate to those who share a common interest in building the association, and by doing so sharing their expertise.
Joining CIANJ is an opportunity to promote your business to NJ's top businesses. Our meetings are attended by business leaders who often cannot be found visiting other associations in the state. Our committee volunteers are often top executives themselves.
Beyond meetings, participation in our various committees is another important way to distinguish yourself and your company. Many of our volunteers also speak at roundtables, write articles for COMMERCE Magazine, or sponsor events to build awareness of their companies.
"Not only do I attend many of the CIANJ Events as the Managing Director, we also send our Partners and staff, as we participate on several of the steering committees. Sponsorships at Roundtables have proven to be valuable and we have connected with many prospective clients. We truly are involved and enjoy our Commerce and Industry membership!"
— Joseph A. Fazio, CPA, CGMA, Managing Director,
Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa, LLC
While we are a business organization, many of our events are meant to provide a fun or relaxing break from the daily grind. From boating trips on the Hudson and dining experiences at top restaurants to our annual golf and tennis outing, even a busy executive can find a CIANJ event or two during the year worth attending. And, of course, informal does not detract from the business opportunities that abound at these well-attended events.
Is CIANJ right for your organization? If your organization is interested in becoming actively involved in a statewide association of business leaders, then now is the time to make the investment. Annual membership dues are based upon the number of employees in your organization. Dues provide access to all of the benefits available from membership to all of your employees. To keep membership dues low, some events often require admission, however members usually benefit from reduced admission. A number of valuable communications, including e-news and a subscription to COMMERCE Magazine are included at no charge with membership.
For questions about joining the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey or corporate sponsorship, contact our Membership Department or Glenn Fisher at
For information about joining, Membership Application.
Prospective members join for the obvious reasons – our ability to advocate for them, our ability to provide them with great networking events and programs that showcase CIANJ members, our ability to help guide them through issues such as navigating the government regulatory process and gaining financing. This will help all business operators grow and run smoother. Utilizing our resources enables members to enhance their opportunities for growth and success.
Director of Membership