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Member News – The Provident Bank

February 28th, 2014 — The Provident Bank will mark its 175th anniversary by announcing a new “Commitment to Giving” initiative. The new year-long campaign will support a local charitable effort each month in which employees will be invited to participate via volunteer efforts or donations throughout New Jersey. “Since its …

Member News – HackensackUMC

February 28th, 2014 — As part of the ongoing mission of Hackensack University Health Network and the New York Giants to inspire our community to stay healthy, the brand new, state-of-the-art HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the GIANTS center officially opened on February …

Member News – Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti

February 28th, 2014 — Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to welcome three new associates: Anne Carrasco, Erika M. Lopes-McLeman and Christopher M. Quinlan.  Ms. Anne Carrasco practices in the Products Liability Group.  She received her J.D. degree from Rutgers University …

Senator Linda Greenstein Spends Time With CIANJ Environmental Professionals

February 28th, 2014 — Earlier this week, Senator Linda Greenstein of the 14th Legislative District, Vice Chair of the Senate Environment & Energy Committee, and an outspoken critic of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) program visited with CIANJ members at a Site Remediation …

Leveling The Playing Field in the State Budget

February 28th, 2014 — For the fifth straight year, Governor Christie has not proposed new taxes in his budget, has kept spending down and has also kept his commitment to make a payment to the pension system (a historic $2 billion payment).  Governor Christie …

Check-Out CIANJ’s New Website

February 28th, 2014 — If you have not seen it yet, click here to view the new and improved website for CIANJ.  In reviewing the analytics, it was clear the majority of members visited the website primarily to view upcoming events.   Therefore, upcoming events …

CIANJ Statement on Gov. Christie’s Budget

February 25th, 2014 — Governor’s Budget Shows Fiscal Responsibility CIANJ calls on Legislature to demonstrate fiscal discipline and look for more cost savings  Paramus – The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) applauded Governor Christie for proposing a balanced budget that controls …

Tony Russo to speak at Gallagher Bollinger HR event on April 8

February 21st, 2014 — Click here for more information.

Senator Greenstein to Meet with CIANJ

February 21st, 2014 — Senator Linda Greenstein from the 14th District will meet with CIANJ’s site remediation professionals next Wednesday at Accutest Laboratories to learn more about how the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) program works.  For more information contact Tony Russo at 908-415-4597 …

Member News – Valley National Bank

February 21st, 2014 — Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp promoted Ms. Dianne M. Grenz to Executive Vice President – Director of Sales.  Ms. Grenz joined Valley National Bank in 1995 and brings over 25 years of business experience to …

Member News – Kearny Federal Savings Bank

February 21st, 2014 — Kearny Financial Corporation, the holding company for Kearny Federal Savings Bank and Atlas Bank, announced the execution of a merger agreement in which Atlas will merge with and into Kearny. The acquisition will add Atlas’s offices in Brooklyn and Staten …

Member News – The Provident Bank

February 21st, 2014 — Employees of The Provident Bank, New Jersey’s first and oldest community bank, which marks 175 years in business, could be found shoveling snow and de-icing sidewalks to keep branches open despite the Nor’easter that pummeled the region last week.  “We were one of the only banks in …

Next Week’s Legislative Focus

February 21st, 2014 — On Monday, various Assembly Committees will meet to hear testimony and vote on numerous bills.  The Assembly Budget Committee will focus on the state debt and specifically how the State Treasurer reports on debt matters.  The Assembly Environment and Solid …

New Jersey to Roll-Out New E-Procurement System

February 21st, 2014 — Vendors and contractors performing work on behalf of the State of New Jersey will need to register on a new electronic procurement system beginning in April of this year.  The intent of the new system is to streamline and cut …

Higher Education Legislation Clears Assembly Committee

February 21st, 2014 — On Thursday the Assembly Higher Education Committee voted A-1974 out of Committee.  The bill would require institutes of higher learning to collect employment data for recent graduates and post this information on their websites.  A similar bill, A-668, which would …

Member News – WeiserMazars

February 14th, 2014 — WeiserMazars, LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, announced that Richard J. Bloom has joined its Edison, NJ office as a Partner in the firm’s Private Client Services and Tax Practices.  The addition of Richard is set to …

Member News – Hunter Group

February 14th, 2014 — Ms. Nancy Foulke, CPA, has joined Hunter Group CPA LLC as Audit Manager. With more than 23 years of public accounting experience, Ms. Foulke will be responsible for both audit and tax clients of the firm as well as managing …

Lt Governor Kim Guadagno Begins Touring NJ’s Technical Education Schools

February 14th, 2014 — On Monday of this week, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno kicked off her statewide tour of visiting New Jersey’s technical education schools by visiting the Bergen County Technical High School.  She was accompanied by NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development …

USEPA Awards $3 Million In Grants To Study Chemical Exposures

February 14th, 2014 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced more than $3 million in grants to research institutions to better understand how chemicals interact with biological processes and how these interactions may lead to altered brain development. The studies are focused on …

Rebuilding New Jersey’s Economy

February 14th, 2014 — Earlier this week, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) approved four projects under the GROWNJ incentive program and one project under the Economic Redevelopment Grant (ERG) Program.  These latest approvals brings the total applications approved to 15, for a …

Member News – McCarter & English

February 7th, 2014 — McCarter & English expands to Washington, D.C.. and welcomes the lawyers of Miller, Balis & O’Neil.  They will bring to McCarter’s clients, more than 30 years of experience navigating the ever-changing energy industry. McCarter & English has offices in three …

Member News – CohnReznick

February 7th, 2014 — CohnReznick, the 11th largest accounting, tax, and advisory firm in the U.S., is pleased to announce an agreement that will enable CohnReznick to utilize the services and resources of David Weild and IssuWorks to assist CohnReznick clients with their capital …

Member News – Callagy Law

February 7th, 2014 — Callagy Law, a multi practice law firm that specializes in Business Litigation, Transactional Law and Healthcare Law for business owners, hospitals, healthcare providers and individuals announces its Callagy Law Business Mastery Symposiums 2014 – free hands-on monthly seminars designed to …

Member News – The Provident Bank

February 7th, 2014 — The Provident Bank, New Jersey’s first and oldest community bank, will mark 175 years in business on February 27, 2014.  To celebrate its anniversary, the bank will offer refreshments to visitors at all branches on February 27th, and will host a gala event …

March 7 Deadline Fast Approaching (Site Remediation Deadline Extension)

February 7th, 2014 — Yesterday, CIANJ participated in an industry seminar at Montclair State University which discussed the process for receiving an extension to the May 7, 2014 deadline for the completion of certain remedial investigations.  Applications are due into NJDEP by March 7 …

Legislation Seeks to License Grease Recyclers

February 7th, 2014 — On Monday, legislation which would require grease recyclers to be licensed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), under the A-901 licensing program, will be heard in the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee.  A-1586, sponsored by Chairwoman …

The State of the Banking Industry in New Jersey

February 7th, 2014 — On Thursday, representatives of the NJ banking industry testified before the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee on the state of the industry.   Overall the testimony was positive, but concerns were raised about the amount of time for foreclosures in …

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