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Holy Name Medical Center

August 30th, 2013 — The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently recognized Holy Name Medical Center with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Achievement of Primary Stroke Center Certification signifies an organization’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for …

Golder Associates

August 30th, 2013 — Golder Associates, a global company that provides consulting, design and construction services in the areas of earth, the environment, and related areas of energy announced that David Toddes, PE, JD, has joined Golder’s New Jersey Operations headquartered in Mount Laurel. …

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Staff Changes

August 30th, 2013 — CIANJ has learned that Michele Siekerka, the Assistant Commissioner of Water Resources Management, has been named as Acting Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Mark Pedersen, Director of Land Use Regulation, has been named as Assistant …

Organized Labor Groups Lead the Way When It Comes to Money & Politics

August 30th, 2013 — If someone were to ask you which special interest groups raised and spent the most money on lobbying and political campaigns in New Jersey over the last 13 years, what would your answer be?  In a report released earlier this …

It’s Election Season – Time to Support PENPAC

August 30th, 2013 — To most people, Labor Day is seen as the unofficial end of summer.  A time when everyone focuses on going back to school and work.  This year folks will also turn their attention to politics because New Jersey residents will …

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

August 22nd, 2013 — Mr. Jesse P. Nash, a member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been named to this year’s New Jersey Law Journal “New Leaders of the Bar” list.  This special recognition is for lawyers under the …

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.

August 22nd, 2013 — Mr. Eric M. Finkelstein and Ms. Nanor L. Terjanian have joined the law firm of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. (“Wilentz”), and will be located in the firm’s Woodbridge office.  Mr. Finkelstein joins the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Team, counseling …

EPA Wants Public to Comment on Plan to Address Contaminated Soil Superfund Site in South Plainfield

August 22nd, 2013 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a 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 has contaminated some of …

Economic Stimulus Bill Clears Senate

August 22nd, 2013 — In another rare summer session, the New Jersey Senate passed S-3680 by a vote of 30-4 on Monday.  Sponsored by Assemblyman Coutinho, the bill, entitled, “The New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013” would consolidate New Jersey’s 5 economic incentive …

CIANJ’s President Speaks On Behalf of Businesses

August 22nd, 2013 — CIANJ’s President, John Galandak, spoke on behalf of New Jersey’s employers when asked about the impact S-2866 will have on businesses if enacted.  The legislation, sponsored by Senator Loretta Weinberg, would mandate that all employers give employees one hour of …

CIANJ Business Beat Archive

August 19th, 2013 — Business Beat – November 27, 2013 Business Beat – November 22, 2013 Business Beat – November 15, 2013 Business Beat – November 8, 2013 Business Beat – November 1, 2013 Business Beat – October 25, 2013 Business Beat – October …

2013 EBC Golf Outing

August 16th, 2013 — 

Vote on revised “Facebook” legislation

August 16th, 2013 — The state Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on legislation that has become known as the “Facebook” bill. The upper house will vote on recommendations made by Gov. Chris Christie when he conditionally vetoed the bill in May. The original …

CIANJ President interviewed on MY9

August 16th, 2013 — John Galandak, president of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, can be seen on My9/WWOR TV on Sunday at noontime in an interview being broadcast on New Jersey Now. As the president of a statewide business advocacy organization, …

WeiserMazars, LLP

August 16th, 2013 —  SALVATORE A. COLLEMI JOINS WEISERMAZARS LLP AS DIRECTOR New York, NY (August 15, 2013) – WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, announced today that Salvatore A. Collemi will be joining the firm as a Director in …

Bollinger

August 16th, 2013 — PRESS RELEASE FROM BOLLINGER: This communication is to share some exciting news from Bollinger Insurance – news that means we have more resources than ever to meet your insurance, risk management and employee benefit needs. Bollinger is combining with Arthur …

R2 Associates, LLC

August 9th, 2013 — R2 Associates, LLC, announced it has established a Board of Advisors, bringing together a group of top business and military leaders to help guide the company and provide an extensive knowledge base that will benefit its clients. The members of …

$20 Million Dredging Project Begins in the Passaic River

August 9th, 2013 — USEPA along with NJDEP and local officials announced this week that work has begun to remove approximately 20,000 cubic yards of highly contaminated sediment from a half-mile stretch of the Passaic River that runs by Riverside County Park North in …

Governor Signs Water Infrastructure Legislation

August 9th, 2013 — In an effort to better prepare New Jersey and its residents against future disasters, Governor Christie signed senate bill S-2815 into law this week.  The legislation creates the Disaster Relief Emergency Loan Fund to be administered by the New Jersey …

Next Week is Primary Week in New Jersey

August 9th, 2013 — On Tuesday, August 13, voters will select the democratic and republican senatorial candidates for the October 16 special election to fill the remainder of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg’s term. On the democratic side, four candidates are vying for the …

TD Bank

August 2nd, 2013 — TD Bank has named Jose A. Martinez as Store Manager of the store located at 53 South Laurel St. in Bridgeton, N.J. An Assistant Vice President, he is responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel and …

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

August 2nd, 2013 — Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, teamed up to offer students at Hackensack’s Bergen County Academies (BCA) a rare, behind-the-scenes look at one of the region’s most prestigious research laboratories. “The visit …

Hackensack University Medical Center

August 2nd, 2013 — Hackensack University Medical Center recently celebrated its 22nd Annual Emergency Medical Services Excellence Awards Dinner at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack, New Jersey. First responders from across the county were honored for their services, and several scholarships were awarded. …

Disaster Response & Business Continuity Report to Head to President Obama

August 2nd, 2013 — Soon after Hurricane Sandy hit the tri-state area, President Obama signed an Executive Order creating a task force comprised of representatives from various federal agencies including the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the US Department of Commerce …

What’s on the Environmental Horizon?

August 2nd, 2013 — At Wednesday’s Environmental Business Council (EBC) meeting, more than 100 members heard from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)’s chief advisor to the Commissioner, Ray Cantor.  Mr. Cantor told the attendees that in addition to responding to Sandy related needs, …

Senate Rejects Open Space Preservation Ballot Question

August 2nd, 2013 — In a rare summer session, the New Jersey Senate rejected a resolution which would have placed a question on November’s ballot dealing with the preservation of open space.  The sponsors of the initiative hoped to divert up to $200 million …

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