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Member News – Accellius

March 28th, 2014 — Accellius is presenting a free live webinar which will provide participants with valuable information on “A New World of Consumer Engagement – How to Connect With Your ‘Connected’ Customer” taking place on Wednesday, April 2nd from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.  This hour long …

Member News – Archer & Greiner P.C.

March 28th, 2014 — Thirty-six attorneys from Archer & Greiner P.C. have been selected as “New Jersey Super Lawyers” and “New Jersey Rising Stars” in recognition of their professional achievement and reputation among peers. The publishers of Super Lawyers magazine designate “Super Lawyers” and …

Member News – The Provident Bank

March 28th, 2014 — The Provident Bank, New Jersey’s first and oldest community bank, and The Provident Bank Foundation were on hand to help NJIT kick off its 2nd annual “Alternative Spring Break” volunteer effort at a ceremony and “pep rally” at the school’s campus center in Newark on Friday, March 14, …

Member News – Citrin Cooperman

March 28th, 2014 — Citrin Cooperman announced that it has been ranked 25th in Accounting Today’s Top 100 Firms 2014 and sixth largest in the Mid-Atlantic region by revenue. The firm maintained its presence among the country’s top quarter of accounting firms for a …

EPA Planning to Remove Contaminated Buildings at Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund Site in Rockaway Township

March 28th, 2014 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to demolish and remove buildings and smaller structures at the Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund site in Rockaway Township, New Jersey, which were contaminated during the testing and development of rocket motors …

Legislation Increasing Hourly Wages For “Tip” Workers Advances

March 28th, 2014 — On Monday, legislation increasing hourly wages for workers who routinely collect tips and gratuities cleared the Assembly Labor Committee.  The bill, A-857, would require employers to raise the hourly wage of employees collecting gratuities to a predetermined percentage of the …

Don’t Miss Out – CIANJ’s Workshop on New Jersey’s New E-Procurement System

March 28th, 2014 — On May 2, CIANJ will be teaming up with representatives from the New Jersey Department of Treasury’s Division of Purchase & Property to present New Jersey’s new electronic procurement system which will go live later this year.  Called NJ-START, the …

CIANJ Budget Testimony

March 25th, 2014 — CIANJ testifies in support of the Governor’s proposed FY2015 budget and calls for continued pension reforms and the elimination of the estate tax.  

CIANJ President discusses the need for further pension reform.

March 25th, 2014 — CIANJ President discusses the need for further pension reform. Click here for to watch the video.

Member News – NAI James E. Hanson

March 21st, 2014 — William Hanson, President of NAI James E. Hanson will be honored by the American Diabetes Association on June 11, 2014 at the Newark Club.  Each year, 36 Father’s Day Councils across the nation host Father of the Year Award Receptions …

Member News – CIANJ

March 21st, 2014 — John Galandak, president of CIANJ, will appear this weekend on NJ Now-My9 (WWOR-TV) television program where he discusses the need for further pension reform.  The show will air on channel 9 on Sunday (March 23) at noon and can be …

Assembly Moves Legislation

March 21st, 2014 — On Thursday, the General Assembly acted on several pieces of legislation including a bill which would require the New Jersey Department of Health to develop uniform standards for placarding for eating establishments, a bill which would prohibit smoking on beaches …

Legislative Budget Hearings Wrap Up

March 21st, 2014 — On Monday, the Assembly Budget Committee will wrap up public hearings on the proposed state budget.  On February 25, Governor Christie proposed a $34.4 billion budget which includes an historic $2.4 billion payment to the pension system.  Both the Assembly …

Remedial Investigation Extension Deadline Ends Today

March 21st, 2014 — If you are one of 3,000 cases that have not completed a remedial investigation, today is the last day you can apply for a two year extension with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).  Earlier this year, Governor …

CIANJ to Testify on Budget

March 18th, 2014 — CIANJ to testify on the FY 2015 State Budget on Monday, March 24 before the Assembly Budget Committee

Tony Russo to Speak at NJ Hospital Association

March 18th, 2014 — CIANJ to present the business impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at the New Jersey Hospital Association’s CEO Conference on Friday, March 21.  To share your views on the ACA, please contact Tony Russo at 201-368-2100 or [email protected]

Member News – M&T Bank

March 14th, 2014 — M&T Bank has opened a commercial banking office in the Metro Park office complex of Iselin, New Jersey to provide a select range of financial services to clients in multiple counties of Central New Jersey. The office will be staffed …

Member News – PSEG

March 14th, 2014 — Wayne Wittman of PSEG’s technology development and transfer group, recently received an Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Technology Transfer award for his involvement in outfitting Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in the PSEG fleet, with high-resolution data loggers for …

Member News – Creamer Environmental and Bayshore Recycling

March 14th, 2014 — CIANJ’s Tracy Straka, EVP of Creamer Environmental and Valerie Montecalvo, President and CEO of Bayshore Recycling were honored this week by the New Jersey Chapter of Professional Women In Construction for their contributions and promotion of women issues.

Member News – Chairman’s Reception

March 14th, 2014 — CIANJ thanks the 21 member companies that sponsored our Chairman’s Reception on March 6 at Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack. An album of photographs from the event is now posted on our Facebook Page.  Please take the opportunity to view …

Do You Have a Policy on “Bringing Your Own Device (BYOD)” to Work?

March 14th, 2014 — BYOD is the latest issue confronting human resource directors. The acronym stands for “Bring Your Own Device” and a new technology survey shows that 76 percent of employers are allowing their workers to do business on their personal smart phones, …

A Mixed Bag of Labor-Related Legislation In Committee Next Week

March 14th, 2014 — On Monday, the Senate Labor Committee will discuss a handful of bills dealing with labor-related issues.  One positive bill, S-153, entitled the “New Jobs for NJ Act” would provide small businesses with a tax credit for hiring unemployed individuals while …

Members Discuss How To Improve New Jersey’s Economy

March 14th, 2014 — At this week’s Legislative Roundtable meeting, held at CIANJ’s Paramus Headquarters, more than 35 business executives discussed how to grow New Jersey’s economy with three key legislators.  Senator Steven Oroho, Assemblyman Anthony Bucco and Assemblyman Gordon Johnson, all members of …

Member News – Business Council for Sustainable Energy

March 7th, 2014 — The Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released the 2014 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook.  This sets a factual baseline for the state of clean energy industries in the United States.   Also …

Member News – Passaic County Veterans Job Fair

March 7th, 2014 — Don’t miss the Passaic County Veterans Job Fair – 1 PAL Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470 on March 22, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm sponsored by Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen and in cooperation with Wayne Police Athletic League, Wayne Mayor …

Member News – The Provident Bank

March 7th, 2014 — The Provident Bank and its wealth management subsidiary Beacon Trust Company recently participated in National Go Red For Women® Day. Employees were encouraged to wear jeans and something red for the day and donate $5 to support the cause. Registered nurses from Raritan Bay Medical Center were …

New Jersey Occupational Employment Statistics Now Available

March 7th, 2014 — The New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce released a comprehensive report on the latest Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) wage data for New Jersey.  This report offers a general overview of the New Jersey labor market and breaks down employment …

Politics and Money

March 7th, 2014 — Earlier this week, the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), the agency responsible for monitoring elections, campaigns and political contributions, released a report on the amount of money spent in 2013 on lobbying.  More than $60 million was spent on political …

Reflecting On Community Service

March 7th, 2014 — More than 200 business executives and professionals gathered at the Stony Hill Inn Thursday evening to celebrate businesses giving back to the community.  In all, 33 companies were honored for their contributions and service to the public and to the …

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