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Member News – CohnReznick

November 27th, 2013 — Ms. Jeanne Peterson, a director in CohnReznick’s Affordable Housing Industry Practice, was honored during AHF Live: The Affordable Housing Developers’ Summit on November 22 in Chicago, IL.  Ms. Peterson was among five inductees to Affordable Housing Finance (AHF) magazine’s 2013 …

Member News – Marc Demetriou

November 27th, 2013 — Marc C. Demetriou, CLU, ChFC & Mortgage Consultant will be co-hosting a live radio show with real estate expert Antoinette Gangi called “The Real Estate and Money Show” live every Thursday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on WVNJ 1160 …

USEPA Appoints New Scientific Integrity Official

November 27th, 2013 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appointed Dr. Francesca Grifo as the agency’s new scientific integrity official.  Dr. Grifo’s responsibilities include coordinating and carrying out EPA’s scientific integrity policy and chairing a standing EPA scientific integrity committee. “Science is, and …

On The Legislative Front

November 27th, 2013 — In an abbreviated work week, a handful of Assembly Committees met on Monday to move various bills through the process.  The Assembly Environment & Solid Waste Committee passed a bill requiring the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to …

Happy Thanksgiving & Thank You

November 27th, 2013 — As we gather with friends and family this week to celebrate Thanksgiving, we at CIANJ want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the support you have shown our organization through the years.  Your participation in our …

Member News – Great Escapes in Travel

November 22nd, 2013 — Great Escapes in Travel and a number of other small businesses and non-profit organizations formed the Big Game 5K Committee and are set to hold their first 5K on January 26, 2014 at Garden State Plaza. Click here for more information.

Member News – Wells Fargo

November 22nd, 2013 — Wells Fargo releases Holiday Sales Outlook.  Holiday sales this year, while marking an increase over last year’s levels, will remain restrained as  consumers keep the pace of sales in check. Consumer personal income growth over the past year has improved …

Members News- HackensackUMC

November 22nd, 2013 — HackensackUMC is proud to be a part of one of the world’s greatest traditions: the Rose Parade. Watched by 40 million U.S. television viewers, 800,000 parade spectators, and viewers in 150 countries, the Rose Parade is “America’s New Year Celebration” …

Member News – Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

November 22nd, 2013 — Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Kevin T. O’Brien, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., the 2014 Newark Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the …

Member News – The Provident Bank

November 22nd, 2013 — The Provident Bank Foundation, which supports organizations that are dedicated to improving the lives of residents in the New Jersey communities served by Provident Bank, presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to Jersey City-based Rising Tide Capital, a Jersey City-based organization that helps entrepreneurs start …

Tax Related Legislation for 2013

November 22nd, 2013 — This year has been a busy year for tax related legislation.  New laws have been enacted dealing with issues ranging from cigarettes, the corporate business tax, angel investors, farmland assessment, etc.  For a summary of all the new laws for …

Looking for New Ideas

November 22nd, 2013 — On Tuesday, December 10, members will gather at the CIANJ offices to discuss proactive measures which can be undertaken to assist our businesses and grow our economy.  No matter what business sector you are in, it is likely you have …

Seeking Nominees For Tribute to Good Deeds

November 22nd, 2013 — CIANJ is planning this year’s Chairman’s Reception for March 5 with a focus on the charity and extraordinary deeds done by the business  community. “Because Caring Works” will be an evening dedicated to recognizing extraordinary acts of kindness from our …

Apply Away – Application Process For Tax Credits and Grants Now Open!

November 22nd, 2013 — Earlier this week, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) launched the application process to apply for grants and tax credits under the New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013.  As reported previously, this law sets aside approximately $2 billion …

Members News – TD Bank

November 14th, 2013 — TD Bank has promoted Khaleel A. Watkins to Store Sales and Service Manager of the Cherry Hill Mall store located at 101 Haddonfield Road in Cherry Hill, N.J. He is responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing …

Member News – Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

November 14th, 2013 — Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will be a speaker at the NJICLE’s Central CLEfest, “Child Custody in the 21st Century,” on Monday, November 25, 2013. The event will take place …

Member News – Hackensack University Medical Center

November 14th, 2013 — Robert C. Garrett, President and CEO of Hackensack University Health Network and Mary O’Dowd, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health, among other stakeholders from the medical community, will host a roundtable discussion at HackensackUMC to discuss physician workforce …

Member News – Provident Bank

November 14th, 2013 — Majority of New Jersey businesses will increase hiring in 2014, according to a just-released Provident Bank 2013 Business Barometer report.  Even though the national current unemployment rate is hovering around 7%, New Jersey business owners are optimistic about their hiring plans for 2014, with nearly 60% saying …

Senior Manager leaves New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

November 14th, 2013 — Today marks the last day for a key senior manager within the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.  Marilyn Lennon, the Assistant Commissioner of the Land Use Management Program, leaves the NJDEP to join Paulus, Sokolowski and Sartor, LLC (PS&S).  …

Senate Committee Moves Legislation Amending the New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013

November 14th, 2013 — On Thursday, the Senate Commerce Committee passed Senate bill S-3030, entitled the New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act II of 2013.  This bill would amend the law signed by Governor Christie earlier this year to include provisions dealing with affordable housing …

Two Assembly Seats Still Undecided

November 14th, 2013 — More than a week after the elections, the winners of two Assembly seats have yet to be decided.  The race in Bergen County (District 38), between Rochelle Park Mayor Joe Scarpa (R) and incumbent Assembyman Tim Eustace (D) is still …

Member News – Ramapo College

November 8th, 2013 — Ramapo College’s new Adler Center for Nursing Excellence moved a step closer to completion recently, as donors Myron and Elaine Adler and College officials signed the last beam to “top off” the two- and one-half story structure on the College …

Member News – HUMC Foundation

November 8th, 2013 — Nearly 1,100 guests gathered at The Plaza in New York City for the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation’s Annual Recognition Gala, which celebrated the 125th Anniversary of the medical center. The event was the largest ever held at The Plaza …

Member News – Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

November 8th, 2013 — The Honorable Judge Jack L. Lintner (retired), a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., received the 2013 Trial Attorneys of New Jersey Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism …

Member News – Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel & LaPilusa

November 8th, 2013 — At this year’s Annual Luncheon, attendees heard the moving story of former Rutger’s football player, Eric LeGrand’s journey since being paralyzed from a devastating tackle during a football game.  Eric talked about the challenges and struggles but also talked about …

EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for South Plainfield Superfund Site

November 8th, 2013 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized its cleanup plan to address contaminated soil and debris at the Woodbrook Road Dump Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Previous dumping of old electrical capacitors at the site contaminated soil with polychlorinated …

Assemblyman Vincent Prieto Elected As Speaker

November 8th, 2013 — When the 216th Legislature begins next January, the General Assembly will have a new Speaker.  Assemblyman Vincent Prieto of the 32nd Legislative District, which encompasses Bergen and Hudson counties, will become Speaker of the Assembly, taking the helm from Assemblywoman …

Election Recap

November 8th, 2013 — So what were the takeaways from Tuesday’s elections?  By now everyone knows Governor Christie defeated Democratic challenger Barbara Buono by 22 % points and that the makeup of the Legislature basically stayed the same with the exception of a couple …

Member News – Archer & Greiner

November 1st, 2013 — Archer Public Affairs (APA), a wholly owned affiliate of Archer & Greiner, was formed to enhance versatility and better target resources in providing clients with policy analysis and advice, strategic planning and advocacy at all levels of government, Archer & …

Member News – Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

November 1st, 2013 — Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) was named among the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures, a prestigious designation awarded by The Joint Commission, the country’s leading accreditor of health care organizations.  The Medical Center is one of only three acute …

Member News – Data Inc.

November 1st, 2013 — DATA Inc., a globally recognized information technology software and service provider, celebrated its 30th anniversary by opening a new office, in Edison, N.J., to better serve its New Jersey clients and to recruit from among the region’s growing pool of …

Senate Committees To Kick Off Lameduck Session

November 1st, 2013 — Wasting no time after Tuesday’s elections, 4 Senate Committees will meet on November 7 to hear testimony on a variety of bills dealing with commerce, labor environment, and transportation issues.  Legislation dealing with home elevation contractor standards, peanut policies on …

This Year’s Ballot Questions

November 1st, 2013 — In addition to selecting our next Governor, Lt. Governor and members of the Legislature, New Jerseyans will be asked to amend our state constitution by voting “yes” or “no” on 2 ballot questions on November 5.  The first question deals …

In The Final Stretch To Election Day

November 1st, 2013 — With four more days until New Jersey residents cast their vote for Governor, Lt. Governor and for members of the 216th New Jersey Legislature, certain races are receiving more attention than others.  According to the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), …

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