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Member News – Archer & Greiner, P.C.

January 31st, 2014 — Archer & Greiner P.C., one of New Jersey’s largest law firms, will relocate its office in Flemington, N.J., effective Feb. 1, 2014. The new office is conveniently located in Countryside Plaza, a newly constructed, award-winning complex on Route 31.  The …

Member News – L.F. Driscoll

January 31st, 2014 — Richard L. Stoudt, Jr. has joined L.F. Driscoll as a senior operations executive. In his new role Mr. Stoudt will provide both operations and client and project development oversight. His focus will be market development, with an emphasis on healthcare, …

Member News – Rothstein Kass

January 31st, 2014 — Rothstein Kass has been recognized again as one of the leading hedge fund auditing firms in the nation. In a new ranking by HFMWeek, a respected institutional resource for global hedge fund news, Rothstein Kass placed third in the number …

Member News – Bogota Savings Bank

January 31st, 2014 — Bogota Savings Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Laura Labetti to Assistant Vice President – Branch Manager.   Laura, managing the bank’s Bogota branch for the last year, has proven to be a true team player and demonstrates excellent …

EPA Releases Guide for Small Manufacturing Businesses

January 31st, 2014 — EPA has asked CIANJ to promote the release of its Best Management Practices (BMPs) and quick tips documents (link below).  The documents were prepared by EPA Region 2’s Pollution Prevention and Climate Change (P2C2) Program which works with businesses, communities, …

Key Assembly Committee Assignments Announced

January 31st, 2014 — In case you missed it, key committee appointments were announced this week in the General Assembly.  Most notably was the appointment of Assemblyman Gary Schaer of Passaic to chair the powerful and important Assembly Budget Committee.  Assemblyman John Burzichelli of …

CIANJ Meets With Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto

January 31st, 2014 — In its continuing efforts to build relationships with legislative leadership, CIANJ President John Galandak and EVP of Government Affairs Tony Russo, met with Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and his Chief of Staff, Steven Cattuna on Wednesday to discuss issues important …

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Member News – Provident Bank

January 24th, 2014 — To celebrate its 175th anniversary and herald in a new era, Provident Bank, http://www.providentnj.com, the oldest community bank operating exclusively in New Jersey, has introduced a fresh logo. The bank created a short video that provides more details about the logo refresh, which can be found here.

Member News – Edmund DeVeaux

January 24th, 2014 — Edmund DeVeaux has joined Burton Trent Public Affairs LLC as Executive Vice President/Member.  With nearly two decades of executive experience in environmental services, government affairs, and national and international business development, Edmund will provide clients with professional consultation for internal …

Member News – Bogota Savings Bank

January 24th, 2014 — Bogota Savings Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Patricia Sturt to First Vice President, Retail Operations.   Patricia, held the position of Vice President with Bogota Savings Bank for the last five years.  In her new role, her responsibilities …

Member News – Singer Nelson Charlmers

January 24th, 2014 — Risk Strategies Company, a national insurance brokerage and risk management firm headquartered in Boston, announced it has acquired Singer Nelson Charlmers, a leader in professional liability, employee benefits, and private client personal lines. Based in Teaneck, N.J., Singer Nelson Charlmers …

Member News – DATA Inc.

January 24th, 2014 — DATA Inc., a globally recognized information technology software and service provider, released results of its “IT Decision 2013” information technology survey during a webinar earlier this month.  The survey includes responses from a range of IT professionals such as CIOs, …

New Jersey’s Top Three Tax Revenues

January 24th, 2014 — The New Jersey Division of Taxation released its 2012 Annual Report which lists tax revenues collected for 2012.  Not surprisingly, the top three tax revenues were the gross income tax at $11 billion, the sales and use tax at $8 …

CIANJ Attends Governor’s Swearing-In Ceremony

January 24th, 2014 — Despite blizzard conditions in Trenton, hundreds of dignitaries gathered at the War Memorial in Trenton on Tuesday to witness Governor Christie being sworn in as New Jersey’s 55th Governor and Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno being sworn in for a second …

Governor Signs Key Legislation

January 24th, 2014 — Earlier in the week, Governor Christie signed numerous bills into law while “pocket” vetoing many other bills.  Of note to CIANJ members is the signing of legislation which extends a mandatory deadline for the completion of remedial investigations, a bill …

Member News – ParenteBeard

January 17th, 2014 — ParenteBeard announced that Marc A. Smith joined the firm as principal in the firm’s Clark, New Jersey office. Mr. Smith brings 19 years of public accounting experience, focused on the insurance industry and employee benefit plans. His experience includes both …

Member News – Wolff & Samson, PC

January 17th, 2014 — Wolff & Samson PC is pleased to announce that Todd W. Terhune was promoted to member of the firm and Melissa A. Salimbene was promoted to counsel. Todd Terhune, previously counsel at Wolff & Samson, practices in the firm’s Environmental …

Member News – Bogota Savings Bank

January 17th, 2014 — Bogota Savings Bank is pleased to announce that Kevin Pace has joined Bogota Savings Bank as Compliance Manager, responsible for ensuring lending, accounting, marketing and operations practices adhere to state and federal regulations.  Kevin most recently spent seven years at …

Member News – CIANJ

January 17th, 2014 — CIANJ’s Glenn Fisher speaks about the benefits of being part of CIANJ as well as other matters on The Real Estate and Money Show on 1160 AM, hosted by Antoinette Gangi and Marc Demetriou.  To listen to the clip see …

New Legislative Session Underway

January 17th, 2014 — With all the attention on the Governor’s State of the State address this week, the 216th Legislature officially began on Tuesday.  The “lameduck” legislative session ended with numerous bills being passed by both the Assembly and Senate.  More than 100 …

Governor Christie’s State of the State Address

January 17th, 2014 — If you missed the Governor’s State of the State Address you can view it here: State of the State Address.  Governor Christie laid out his Administration’s priorities for his second term.  The Governor called for additional property tax relief by …

CIANJ Meets with Senate President Stephen Sweeney

January 17th, 2014 — Earlier this week, CIANJ President John Galandak, and EVP of Government Affairs, Tony Russo, met with Senate President Stephen Sweeney to discuss legislative priorities and to lay out CIANJ’s Legislative and Regulatory Agenda seen here.  In a meeting which lasted …

Member News – Connell Foley, LLP

January 10th, 2014 — Connell Foley LLP announced that Vincent J. Torna and Frank T. Cara, both leaders in regulatory, compliance and litigation issues related to complex infrastructure projects are joining as partners in charge of the firm’s New York construction law practice.  A …

Member News – Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

January 10th, 2014 — The Family Birth Place at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) recently debuted its new Mother/Baby unit, featuring state-of-the-art technology in an inviting, hotel-like environment. In addition to all of the amenities, new parents can rest easy knowing their baby …

Member News – Mack-Cali Realty Corp

January 10th, 2014 — Mack-Cali Realty Corp announced it has, through a joint venture with Fisher Brothers, acquired a 50 percent interest in a luxury multi-family project, currently under construction at 701 2nd Street, NE in Washington, D.C. The 377-unit project includes approximately 25,000 …

Member News – BrightStar

January 10th, 2014 — BrightStar has been recognized by the Joint Commission for having at least 95 percent of its franchise locations accredited. The nonprofit Joint Commission, which accredits hospitals and other health providers, is one of three groups recognized by the federal government …

Member News – Archer & Greiner

January 10th, 2014 — Four new associates have joined Archer & Greiner P.C., one of the region’s largest law firms, with nine offices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York. Charles J. Dennen, Jordan L. Fischer, Jose M. Sabalbaro and Stephen V. Torok …

EPA’s New Citizen Science Website

January 10th, 2014 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revamped its Citizen Science website to provide new resources and success stories to assist the public in conducting scientific research and collecting data to better understand their local environment and address issues of concern. …

Legislation Cutting Red Tape Heads to Governor’s Desk

January 10th, 2014 — Legislation cutting regulatory red tape and increasing permit efficiencies will be heading to the Governor’s desk after the Senate overwhelmingly passed A-3323/3324 on Thursday.  If enacted, the legislation would mandate that each state agency review all existing permit programs for …

CIANJ’s Legislative & Regulatory Agenda (2014-2016)

January 10th, 2014 — As the legislative lameduck session comes to close next week and the 216th Legislature begins later this month, it is important for the business community to come together to focus on what is needed to build our businesses and private …

Member News – The Provident Bank

January 3rd, 2014 — On Saturday, December 14, The Provident Bank announced the three top prize winners and charities of its annual “Committed to Share” Sweepstakes which gave New Jersey residents the opportunity to win cash prizes and support their favorite charities. During its eight-week run, the bank awarded $10,800 in …

Members News – Kearny Federal Savings Bank

January 3rd, 2014 — Ms. Lynn Carnevale of Stanhope was recently named as Vice President/Assistant Secretary at Kearny Federal Savings. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Vice President/Taxes/Servicing – Lending Division.  Ms. Carnevale, a State University of New York graduate, joined Kearny Federal …

New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development Releases Key Labor and Employment Data

January 3rd, 2014 — Earlier this week, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development released updated information on employment, wages and other key economic data for various industry sectors including healthcare, life sciences, financial services, transportation and hospitality to name a few.  …

Business and Healthcare Professionals To Discuss End of Life Care Issues

January 3rd, 2014 — On Thursday, January 9, at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, healthcare professionals and other business professionals will join together to hear from a panel of distinguished experts who will discuss issues surrounding caring for terminally ill individuals.  With advances …

Senate Budget Committee Poised to Move Critical Legislation

January 3rd, 2014 — On Monday, the Senate Budget Committee will hear testimony on several bills including a bill which would allow municipalities to tax stormwater runoff.  If enacted, A-2641would establish the creation of stormwater management utilities.  These utilities would be authorized to establish and …

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