Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey

(201) 368-2100 Contact Us Login


CIANJ and COMMERCE Magazine 2017 Best Practices Co..


The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and COMMERCE Magazine, welcomed business leaders this week to the 4th Annual Best Practices Conference saluting innovation in the workplace.

More than 150 executives participated in the conference which featured speeches from Don Sebastian, President of NJII; Peggy Boyce, President, Ladies of Laughter, Inc.; and Tim Hogan, President of Bayshore Hospitals. Best Practices Awards were given to company and business leaders selected by a blue-ribbon panel of judges assembled by CIANJ. The association represents more 900 corporate members and works to advance free market principles.

COMMERCE Magazine Editor Miles Epstein asked business executives to share thoughts on the subject for the magazine’s annual Best Practices Guide. This year’s edition contained advice from 100 chief-executive-officers, managing partners and business owners.

Sponsors: Hackensack University Medical Center; Corporate Ladders; Lakeland Bank; QualCare Inc.; Holy Name Medical Center; Investors Bank; Berkeley College; Valley Hospital; Bank of America; Connell Foley LLP; Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.; Envision Environmental, Inc.; Withum; Jersey Central Power and Light; Mazars USA LLP; SUEZ; Garden State Wine Growers; Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc.; PKF O’Connor Davies LL; M&T Bank; TD Bank; Public Service Electric & Gas.

Judges included: Dennis Bone, director of the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University, Debbie Hart, president of BioNJ, Lori Matheus, senior vice president at New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Dean Paranicas, president and CEO of the Healthcare Institute of New Jersey, our own Anthony Russo, president of CIANJ, Siamack Shojai, dean of the Cotsakos College of Business at William Paterson University and Rob Stramara, chief operating officer at the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc.


2017 Company Winners


Atlantic Health System
Bank of America
Bayshore Family of Companies
Berkeley College
Boswell Engineering
Castle Windows
Connell Foley LLP
Corporate Ladders
Delta Dental of New Jersey
Dotcom Distribution
Garden State Wine Growers Association
Grassi & Co.
Hackensack Meridian
Holy Name Medical Center
Inserra Supermarkets
Jersey Central Power & Light
Lakeland Bank
MedWise Insurance Advocacy, MedWise Billing Inc.
New Jersey Innovation Institute
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Plast-O-Matic Valves
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Smolin, Lupin & Co., P.A.
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
Stockton University
Terrie O’Connor Realtors
The College of New Jersey
Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Valley Health System and The Valley Hospital
WithumSmith+Brown, PC
XSolutions Consulting Services, LLC




2017 Individual Winners

KPMG Corey Temple
PwC Susan Roos
Investors Bank Kevin Cummings
M&T Bank Paula Mandell
Mariner’ Bank Frank Giancola
Provident Bank Chris Martin
Regal Bank Monte Ehrenkranz
Spencer Savings Bank Jane E. Allerman-Rey
North Jersey Federal Credit Union Richard Garcia
Envision Environmental Mark Roman
Panther Technologies Peter Palko
PennJersey Environmental Consulting Rodger Ferguson
The ELM Group Mark Fisher
PKF O’Connor Keith Balia
Harwood Lloyd Michael J. Brady
Norris McLaughlin Marcs Robert C. Gabrielski


  • Rochelle Park, New Jersey

  • Trenton, New Jersey


    222 West State Street S-212, Trenton, NJ 08608

    P: (609) 695-5900

    F: (201) 368-3438

    E: Contact Form

  • About Us

    The mission of Commerce and Industry Association is to be the leader in free enterprise advocacy for the purpose of fostering, through education, legislative vigilance and membership interaction, an economic climate that enhances business potential and makes New Jersey a better state in which to live, work and conduct business.

  • Connect with us

    Subscribe to our email blast