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Member News – Kreinces Rollins & Shanker

December 24th, 2014 — Kreinces Rollins & Shanker Certified Public Accountants, LLC, of Paramus, NJ, is pleased to welcome Simon Filip, CPA, MSPA, MST, as the firm’s new senior tax manager. Simon will work with KRS clients on tax planning, research, and tax return …

Member News – McCarter & English

December 23rd, 2014 — McCarter & English welcomes James A. Kosch to its Newark office.  Mr. Kosch returned to McCarter following nearly three decades of distinguished service at peer firms. He handles complex environmental, toxic tort, product liability, business tort, construction, estate and commercial …

Member News – Kearny Federal Savings Bank

December 23rd, 2014 — The Springfield Office of Kearny Federal Savings Bank joined CAIL (Community Action for Independent Living, Inc.) initiative and over the past three months, collected travel size toiletries for the CAIL community residences. “We are very appreciative of Kearny Federal’s ongoing …

Member News – Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer

December 23rd, 2014 — Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. shareholder Brett R. Harris, Esq., has been appointed to a newly-formed New Jersey Supreme Court Working Group on Ethical Issues Involving Metadata in Electronic Documents.  She was selected to serve on the Working Group as …

CIANJ Welcomes the Town of Newton

December 23rd, 2014 — There was a recent first for CIANJ.  In its 87 year existence, the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) never had a municipality as a member.  Typically, municipalities do not join business associations but because of the forward …

2015 Chairman’s Reception Nominations

December 19th, 2014 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey in partnership with COMMERCE Magazine will salute corporate philanthropy at the 2nd Annual Chairman’s Reception on March 11, 2015 at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack. COMMERCE Magazine’s  March 2015 issue will …

Member News – Wolff & Samson

December 19th, 2014 — Francis J. Giantomasi, one of New Jersey’s top real estate and redevelopment attorneys, is joining Wolff & Samson as a member. “Mr. Giantomasi brings to Wolff & Samson a wealth of experience in commercial real estate and related transactional work …

Member News – Berkeley College

December 19th, 2014 — Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, has been elected to the Board of Delegates of the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey (LLANJ), an organization that seeks to empower and unify organizations and individuals in advocating for the …

Member News – Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP

December 19th, 2014 — New Jersey and New York-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP negotiated one of the biggest leases of the year in Manhattan’s midtown south for client social media giant BuzzFeed, named by Crain’s as one of the …

Member News – Lakeland Bank

December 19th, 2014 — Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bancorp, announced that Lakeland Bancorp has been recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies.” Lakeland Bancorp (LBAI) ranked 25th in the ‘Small Cap’ category ($250 million to …

Lawmakers wrap-up for 2014

December 19th, 2014 — The Assembly and Senate held voting sessions yesterday on numerous bills which now head to the Governor for action.  The Water Infrastructure Protection Act (A-3628) passed the Senate by one vote and now awaits the Governor’s action.  The bill would …

NJ statesman meets with CIANJ

December 19th, 2014 — The continued popularity of former Gov. Tom Kean drew the crowd to its feet, giving the elder statesman a standing ovation as he entered the CIANJ Executives and Officers breakfast meeting attended by 100 business executives. Business leaders listened intently …

Member News – TD Bank

December 12th, 2014 — TD Bank has named Virginia C. Fleishman as Store Manager of the store located at 222 Haddon Ave. in Westmont, N.J. She is responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel and overseeing the day-to-day operations at …

Member News – NJIT

December 12th, 2014 — The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), in collaboration with the Consortium forBuilding Energy Innovation (CBEI), launched the Certificate of Proficiency in Benchmarking®, a national, online, interactive training and certificate program for building energy and water benchmarking professionals. The program …

Member News – WeiserMazars

December 12th, 2014 — WeiserMazars together with Mazars Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit and an international alliance of governments and businesses, is launching a global human rights survey.  The centerpiece of this initiative will be worldwide research conducted by the EIU to build an in-depth picture of …

Member News – The Provident Bank

December 12th, 2014 — New Jersey businesses performed better in 2014 than in 2013 and are more optimistic about the next 12 months, with significant growth expected in 2015, according to year-over-year survey data released today by The Provident Bank, the state’s first and oldest community bank with branches throughout …

Member News – The Hunter Group

December 12th, 2014 — Hunter Group CPA LLC former Managing Director Thomas P. McNabola, CPA received the legacy award from the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) for his many years of service, leadership and commitment to the organization.  “The legacy award …

“Buy America” Legislation Takes Center Stage In Trenton

December 12th, 2014 — On Thursday, the Assembly Budget Committee heard testimony on legislation which would require the purchase of products made in America for any state/public contracts.  The legislation found here would also require components of a final product be made in the United …

Member News – Holy Name Medical Center

December 5th, 2014 — The Korean Medical Program (KMP) at Holy Name Medical Center is offering free assistance again for people who need to sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Two volunteer Korean-speaking navigators are at the hospital Mondays through Fridays …

Member News – Borst Landscape & Design

December 5th, 2014 — Borst Landscape & Design, located in Allendale, recently landed a spot among the top 100 snow and ice removal contractors nationwide as announced by Snow Magazine. Announced at the 2014 Executive Summit, this was the first year that $1 million …

Member News – Investors Bank

December 5th, 2014 — With the goal of diversifying its loan portfolio by increasing commercial and industrial lending and specialized financing, Investors Bank has appointed Mark Noto as the Head of Business Lending. Mr. Noto, who joined Investors in June 2012 as Senior Vice …

Member News – William Paterson University

December 5th, 2014 — A William Paterson University student team won first place overall in the Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales 8th Annual National Sales Challenge held at 1600 Valley Road in Wayne, competing against the best sales students from 39 other schools …

Lawmakers to Discuss Hostile Work Environments

December 5th, 2014 — On Monday the Senate Labor Committee will discuss Senate Bill S-280 which would establish the “Healthy Workplace Act”.  According to language in the legislation, studies have shown that approximately 21 percent of employees nationwide have been subjected to a form …

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