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Senator Sam Thompson and Assemblyman Eric Peterson to speak at next PENPAC Legislative Roundtable

March 29th, 2013 — On April 17, PENPAC will be hosting a legislative roundtable discussion with Senator Sam Thompson and Assemblyman Erik Peterson at the CIANJ Office in Paramus to discuss healthcare issues in New Jersey.  With seats on the Senate Health, Human Services …

NJ state library helps businesses with free workshops

March 29th, 2013 — Beginning on April 2 and lasting through May 16, the New Jersey State Library will be hosting a series of free, 2 hour workshops at libraries throughout the state to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs with growing their businesses.  …

Inserra Supermarkets recognized

March 22nd, 2013 — Inserra Supermarkets’ ShopRite of Lodi and two of its associates, Anthony Gramuglia of Paramus and Lou Blaso of Washington are being recognized for their efforts to raise the most money as part of the Partners in Caring Program with the …

CIANJ Testifies Before Senate Committee on FY 2014 Proposed Budget

March 21st, 2013 — In its continuing support of the Governor’s proposed budget for FY 2014, the CIANJ testified before the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee earlier this week and urged the members to continue to push through the tax cuts and reforms the …

Labor Commissioner shares lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy

March 21st, 2013 — New Jersey’s Commissioner of the Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Hal Wirths, participated in a panel discussion with CIANJ members earlier this week to discuss experiences and lessons learned after Hurricane Sandy.  The Human Resources (HR) Roundtable, which drew …

Labor commissioner speaks at roundtable

March 15th, 2013 — Commissioner Harold Wirths of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development will be one of the guest speakers at Wednesday’s Human Resources Roundtable organized by CIANJ at the Hilton in Hasbrouck Heights. Wirths will be among a panel …

Council on Innovation

March 15th, 2013 — Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno announced the creation of the new “Council on Innovation” this week to strengthen the bonds between industry and New Jersey’s colleges and university. This new collaboration’s goal is to enhance the state’s economy and attract more …

Upbeat revenues

March 8th, 2013 — Good news from the treasurer’s department this week as data shows state revenues are up for the third straight month. Revenues totaled $1.8 billion in February – some $156 million ahead of the administration’s projections. Income tax accounted for the …

Lawmakers focus on the budget

March 8th, 2013 — PENPAC, the political arm of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey hosted a roundtable discussion this week on the new $33 billion state budget proposal. Sen. Paul Sarlo, the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and two leading …

CIANJ announces restructuring

March 1st, 2013 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ), one of the state’s premier business advocacy groups with headquarters in Paramus and an office in Trenton, announced this week it is expanding and restructuring its organization to better serve its …

Christie unveils $33 billion budget for 2014

March 1st, 2013 — Gov. Chris Christie submitted a $33 billion budget to the Legislature at a special session in the Statehouse this week, where he outlined his spending plan for fiscal 2014. The governor’s proposal continued to deliver on his pledge to ease …

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