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Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

July 26th, 2013 — Englewood Hospital and Medical Center hosted its 6th annual “Survivors Rock!” concert where cancer survivors danced and cheered throughout the evening to The Nerds, a popular New Jersey cover band. More than 200 cancer survivors, families, friends, and staff members …

Hartz Mountain Industries

July 26th, 2013 — Secaucus-based Hartz Mountain Industries has signed a lease with ContainerPort Group, Inc. for 56,416 square feet at 6 International Way in Newark, NJ after making extensive upgrades to the warehouse space.  Hartz began renovations with eco-friendly upgrades including installation of …

TD Bank

July 26th, 2013 — TD Bank has promoted Harut Berberyan to Assistant Vice President, Store Manager of the store located at 590 Pascack Road in Washington Township, N.J. He is responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel and overseeing the …

Berkeley College

July 26th, 2013 — Berkeley College is pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua T. Williams as Chair of the Fashion Department, Larry L. Luing School of Business. In addition to teaching a variety of courses related to online retail, e-commerce, direct marketing and …

Christie Administration Expands ‘reNew Jersey Stronger’ Housing Initiative With $70 Million Landlord Rental Repair Program

July 26th, 2013 — Earlier in the week, the Christie Administration launched a $70 million Landlord Rental Repair Program to provide grants to help rental property owners repair, reconstruct or elevate rental units damaged by Sandy. The program is part of the ‘reNew Jersey …

Sandy Rebuilding Efforts & Transparency

July 26th, 2013 — Now that we are at the half-way point in summer, where does New Jersey stand with the rebuilding efforts?  The Office of the State Comptroller tracks the contracts and money spent on the rebuilding efforts.   Approximately thirty companies have contracted …

New Jersey’s Economic Climate Keeps Improving

July 26th, 2013 — New Jersey’s economy continued to expand in June, adding 4,600 total non-farm jobs during a fifth consecutive monthly employment increase, according to preliminary data released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS also revised New Jersey’s …

Berkeley College

July 19th, 2013 — Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, announced the appointment of Marianne P. Vakalis, EdD, as Provost.  Dr. Vakalis previously served as Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs and as Interim Provost since January 2013. “Dr. Vakalis has demonstrated her commitment …

TD Bank

July 19th, 2013 — TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has named Sinead M. Berrie the Store Manager of the store located at 555 Warren Ave. in Spring Lake Heights, N.J. An Assistant Vice President, she is responsible for new business development, consumer and …

Hackensack University Medical Center

July 19th, 2013 — Bikers rode in full force to support Hackensack University Medical Center’s patients and programs in the HackensackUMC Foundation’s 13th Annual Motorcycle Charity Run. Breaking a rainy streak that persisted the past few years, skies were sunny and the pavement was …

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

July 19th, 2013 — Brian L. Strom, M.D., M.P.H., a renowned epidemiologist, award-winning teacher and clinician, and longtime academic leader at the University of Pennsylvania, will become the inaugural chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) on Dec. 2, Rutgers University President Robert …

Only 108 Days Until Election Day!

July 19th, 2013 — With all the distractions summer brings, it is important to remind everyone that election day is fast approaching.  While 108 days may seem like a long time, in reality it is not when one considers what is at stake in …

Members Learn About Campaign Financing Laws

July 19th, 2013 — More than 30 members gathered in the CIANJ Offices in Paramus this week to hear from legal experts and the Executive Director of the Election Law Enforcement Commission (aka ELEC) about campaign financing laws sometimes referred to as “Pay to …

NJ’s Health Commissioner Addresses Members

July 19th, 2013 — The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Commissioner, Mary O’Dowd, addressed members this week at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck as part of CIANJ’s Healthcare Roundtable Meetings.    Commissioner O’Dowd touched on a variety of important issues such as focusing …

Holy Name Medical Center

July 12th, 2013 — Holy Name Medical Center is proud to announce that it received outstanding grades in the Department of Health (DOH)’s latest “Health Care Quality Assessment – Hospital Performance Report, 2012.” The DOH report provides scores that summarize the percent of time …

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

July 12th, 2013 — The Morristown-based law firm of Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce it has established a sponsoring relationship with the New York Red Bulls soccer team as an Official Marketing Partner. Riker Danzig partner Anthony Sylvester, …

Provident Bank

July 12th, 2013 — Mr. Chris Martin, a 1978 alumnus of Elon University, now serving as chairman, president and CEO of Provident Financial Services Inc. and Provident Bank, has been elected to the Elon University’s Board of Trustees. He begins his service this fall. …

Fox Rothschild LLP

July 12th, 2013 — Fox Rothschild LLP is honored to welcome retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey Raymond T. Lyons, who joined the firm as counsel in the Princeton office on July 1.  Judge Lyons is recognized and renowned for his …

EPA’s Plan to Clean Up Ellis Property Superfund Site in Evesham Township, New Jersey

July 12th, 2013 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed plan to clean up soil at the Ellis Property Superfund site in Evesham Township, New Jersey that is contaminated with tetrachloroethylene and other volatile organic compounds that are polluting ground water underlying …

Interested in Growing Your Business in Tawain? Assemblyman Gordon Johnson Wants to Help

July 12th, 2013 — As part of a recent legislative delegation that travelled to Tawain, Assemblyman Gordon Johnson, who represents the 37th District, which includes Fort Lee, Hackensack, Teaneck, Englewood, and Englewood Cliffs explored ways New Jersey businesses can grow within Tawain.   Tawain and …

The Head of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority Addresses Members

July 12th, 2013 — Wayne Hasenbalg, the President and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA), discussed preparations for the upcoming Superbowl and other events at a breakfast meeting with CIANJ members.  More than 100 members gathered at the Hasbrouck Heights …

New DEP Environmental Enforcement Chief Named

July 3rd, 2013 — John Giordano, a former deputy secretary at the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, has been appointed as the Department of Environmental Protection’s Assistant Commissioner for Compliance and Enforcement.  As PA’s Deputy Secretary, Giordano served as the agency’s chief …

Governor Takes Action on Legislation

July 3rd, 2013 — Now that the Legislature is in summer recess, the Governor took action on a series of bills impacting the business community.  Governor Christie signed into law, legislation removing the 10% surcharge on employee unemployment insurance taxes.  The Governor also vetoed …

One Year Extension Granted on Key Component of ObamaCare

July 3rd, 2013 — A key component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will not take effect until January 2015.  The requirement for large employers (> 50 employees) to provide health insurance for employees or face a penalty will be extended …

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