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|
|Connell Foley LLP|
|Delta Dental of New Jersey|
|Garden State Wine Growers Association|
|Grassi & Co.|
|Holy Name Medical Center|
|Jersey Central Power & Light|
|MedWise Insurance Advocacy, MedWise Billing Inc.|
|New Jersey Innovation Institute|
|New Jersey Institute of Technology|
|Ramapo College of New Jersey|
|Smolin, Lupin & Co., P.A.|
|Saint Peter’s Healthcare System|
|Terrie O’Connor Realtors|
|The College of New Jersey|
|Trinitas Regional Medical Center|
|Valley Health System and The Valley Hospital|
|XSolutions Consulting Services, LLC
2017 Individual Winners
|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|