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Member News – Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti

April 25th, 2014 — Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to welcome two new associates: Allie N. Meyer and Ryan R. Westerfield.  Ms. Allie N. Meyer practices in Riker Danzig’s Insurance Group.  She received her J.D. degree from Cornell Law School …

Member News – Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

April 25th, 2014 — Ms. Deanna Koestel, a member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has earned the Construction Compliance™ Certification from Lorman Education Services.   “By enhancing her knowledge of relevant issues and legal changes in the construction industry, …

Member News – CIANJ’s 46th Annual Golf Outing

April 25th, 2014 — Ready to hit the links? We are a little more than two weeks out from CIANJ’s 46th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, May 12th at Upper Montclair Country Club. We have 15 spots left for golfers; register now before it …

Collecting Sales Tax from Tattoos & Cosmetic Make-Up Applications

April 25th, 2014 — Effective January 17, 2014, the Sales and Use Tax Act imposed tax on charges for “tattooing, including all permanent body art and permanent cosmetic make-up applications.”  N.J.S.A. 54:32B-3(b)(10). P.L. 2013, c. 193 amended N.J.S.A. 54:32B-3(b)(10) to exclude from tax charges …

Replenishing Political War Chests

April 25th, 2014 — The money spent on last year’s elections reached record highs and as a result, the amount of money left in both parties coffers are at an all-time low according to a press release from the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC). …

Key Senate Committees to Meet on Monday

April 25th, 2014 — The Senate Environment & Energy Committee will meet on Monday to hear testimony on a bill which will impose a penalty for failing to add a bittering agent to anti-freeze (S-1341).  The Senate Labor committee will hear testimony on S-770 …

Member News – The Provident Bank

April 18th, 2014 — The Provident Bank, the oldest community bank operating exclusively in New Jersey, has entered into an arrangement with the Middlesex County Bar Association that will allow the bank to an offer specialized services and preferred rates to the Association’s members …

Member News – TD Bank

April 18th, 2014 — TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has named Robert T. Keating as Assistant Vice President, Sales Representative in TD Merchant Services in Mahwah, N.J. He is responsible for providing a range of customized merchant solutions for cashless payments, including credit …

Member News – Crowne Plaza Saddle Brook

April 18th, 2014 — Crowne Plaza Saddle Brook joins CIANJ. Grand Opening scheduled in the near future. The New Crowne Plaza Saddle Brook Hotel is the ideal destination for business and leisure travelers alike.  Perfectly located on Interstate 80 and the Garden State Parkway, …

Collecting Sales Tax from Tattoos & Cosmetic Make-Up Applications

April 18th, 2014 — Effective January 17, 2014, the Sales and Use Tax Act imposes tax on charges for “tattooing, including all permanent body art and permanent cosmetic make-up applications.”  N.J.S.A. 54:32B-3(b)(10). P.L. 2013, c. 193 amended N.J.S.A. 54:32B-3(b)(10) to exclude from tax charges …

Replenishing Political War Chests

April 18th, 2014 — The money spent on last year’s elections reached record highs and as a result, the amount of money left in both parties coffers are at an all-time low according to a press release from the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC). …

State Budget Discussions Continue

April 18th, 2014 — In a relatively quiet week in Trenton, the Assembly Budget Committee met on Monday to hear from the Commissioner of the Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Hal Wirths, and the Commissioner of the Department of Health, Mary O’Dowd.  The …

Member News – Sally Glick, Sobel & Co.

April 18th, 2014 — Sally Glick, Principal and Chief Growth Strategist at Sobel & Co., a regional CPA firm, was honored at the William Paterson Foundation’s 24th Annual Legacy Awards Gala on April 10th at The Grove in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. The Legacy Award …

Member News – Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer

April 11th, 2014 — Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer attorney’s, Barbara Koonz, Counsel, and Hesser G. McBride Jr., Shareholder, have taken on the role of Middlesex County March for Babies® Co-Chairs to raise awareness and funding for babies who are born premature or with birth …

Member News – BR Printers

April 11th, 2014 — BR Printers to Become the First Printer on the West Coast with the Ability to Print Books in Four-Color Inkjet.  BR Printers is set to install an HP T230 Color Inkjet Web Press and HP Indigo 7600 Digital press; effectively …

Member News – TD Bank

April 11th, 2014 — TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has named Mia M. Levine as Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Financial Intelligence Unit. Based in Mt. Laurel, N.J., she is responsible for overseeing the bank’s financial investigations and enhanced due diligence program …

Member News – Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

April 11th, 2014 — The Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been selected as counsel for the Flemington Business Improvement District.  Nicholas F. Pellitta, a Member of the firm, will provide legal services and guidance to the Board of Directors as …

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Approves Funding For New Projects

April 11th, 2014 — At its April meeting, the NJEDA approved funding for new projects in Bergen, Middlesex and Camden counties. This included an award to ENER-G Rudox Inc. to establish an advanced manufacturing facility for cogeneration and energy-efficiency systems, as well as a …

Commissioners of Labor and Health Departments To Discuss FY 2015 Budget

April 11th, 2014 — On Monday, Commissioner Hal Wirths of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Commissioner Mary O’Dowd of the New Jersey Department of Health will appear before the Assembly Budget Committee to discuss their respective budgets for FY …

Environmental Professionals Gather at EBC Spring Conference

April 11th, 2014 — On April 4, more than 100 environmental professionals gathered at the Pines Manor in Edison to discuss how to apply professional judgment when remediating sites.  Attendees included licensed site remediation professionals (LSRPs), attorneys, engineers, consultants, regulators and responsible parties.  Attendees …

April 10, 2014 Healthcare Roundtable Speaker Bios and Presentations

April 9th, 2014 — View Lesley Meyer’s short bio and presentation. View Susan Barnard’s short bio and presentation. View Justin Doheny’s short bio and presentation. View Neil Ekblom’s short bio and presentation. View Sheryl Slonim’s short bio and presentation.

Member News – CohnReznick LLP

April 4th, 2014 — CohnReznick LLP, the 10th largest accounting, tax, and advisory firm in the United States, is pleased to announce that Brent Solomon, CohnReznick Advisory Group Partner and Valuation Advisory National Director, has been appointed by the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition …

Member News – ConnectOne Bank

April 4th, 2014 — ConnectOne Bank, the sole banking subsidiary of ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. announced the opening of its Newark, New Jersey branch, located in the heart of the city’s Ironbound District. The current location will serve as a temporary branch, while an adjacent …

Member News – Callagy Law

April 4th, 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 Club 2014 –a free hands-on monthly program designed to …

USEPA Settlement Yields Hundreds of Millions for Superfund Sites in New Jersey and New York

April 4th, 2014 — A historic settlement announced today with the Kerr-McGee Corporation and certain of its affiliates (“New Kerr-McGee”), and their parent Anadarko Petroleum Corporation will benefit environmental cleanups at the Welsbach Superfund site in Gloucester City, New Jersey and the GCL Tie …

New Jersey’s Tax Expenditures

April 4th, 2014 — In 2009, New Jersey passed a law which directs the New Jersey Department of Treasury to publish a report each year detailing tax expenditures.  In other words, New Jersey needs to publish how much tax exemptions, credits, deductions, etc. have …

Preserving Open Space in New Jersey

April 4th, 2014 — There are two concurrent resolutions moving through the Legislature which would divert taxes collected from corporations and redirect them to the preservation of open space. SCR 84 and its counterpart in the Assembly, ACR 130, would divert 6% of the …

EBC Spring Conference Speaker Bios and Presentations – April 4, 2014

April 2nd, 2014 — Please click here to download a complete set of speaker bios. Kevin Long, ENVIRON – Click here to view Kevin’s bio. Michael Speck, PS&S Corporation – Click here to view Michael’s bio. Click here to view Michael’s presentation. Thomas Uzzo, …

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