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Member News-Archer & Greiner P.C.

May 30th, 2014 — Attorney Louis C. Tomasella of Archer & Greiner P.C. in Hackensack, N.J., was recently selected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Greater New Jersey Estate Planning Council for the 2014-2015 term.The Greater New Jersey Estate Planning Council …

Member News-SaxBST

May 30th, 2014 — SMF Financial Advisors, LLC, the independent registered investment advisor and wholly owned subsidiary of accounting, tax and advisory firm SaxBST, has been named among CNBC Digital’s Top-Rated Fee-Only Wealth Management Firms nationwide. SMF Financial was ranked seventh in the Top …

Member News-Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer

May 30th, 2014 — The New Jersey law firm of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer celebrates its 95th  anniversary this year.  The firm is one of the state’s largest with over 120 attorneys and offices in Woodbridge, Eatontown, Philadelphia and New York City.  Founded in …

Member News-Mariner’s Bank

May 30th, 2014 — Mariner’s Bank recently celebrated its 13th anniversary of providing quality financial products and services throughout Northern New Jersey.  In celebration of the 13th anniversary milestone, each branch hosted a special Customer Appreciation Event where customers received a plant, and enjoyed …

Courts Rule on Liability For Cleanup Costs at Former Day Care Center

May 30th, 2014 — Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced a significant legal victory for the State’s environmental protection efforts earlier this week.  A Superior Court Judge found multiple defendants liable for a total of $6.13 million to cover the cost of cleaning …

Assembly Higher Education Committee Hits the Road

May 30th, 2014 — The Assembly Higher Education Committee held a public hearing on Wednesday, May 28 at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey to discuss issues surrounding higher education in New Jersey.  Nineteen bills have been introduced dealing with college affordability, transparency, accountability, …

Going One-On-One With New Jersey Lawmakers

May 30th, 2014 — On Tuesday, more than 100 leaders from both academia and the business community gathered for the Bruce G. Siminoff Legislative One-on-One Dinner at Nanina’s In the Park in Belleville, New Jersey to discuss ways in which to grow New Jersey’s …

Member News-TD Bank

May 23rd, 2014 — TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has named Gregory A. Carlisle as SVP, Regional Vice President in Commercial Banking. Based in Turnersville, N.J., he is responsible for overseeing all commercial activity and lending in Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland counties. Carlisle …

Member News-Inserra Supermarkets

May 23rd, 2014 — Inserra Supermarkets recently marked its 60th anniversary by honoring more than 179 of its ShopRite associates who embody the family-owned company’s commitment to customer service, quality excellence and community. Each of the honorees, who are employed at the Mahwah, N.J.-based …

Member News-WeiserMazars, LLP

May 23rd, 2014 — WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, announced the completion of its merger with ICS Consulting Partners (ICS), a boutique internal audit, regulatory compliance and credit risk management consulting firm catering to the banking industry. ICS’ Co-Founders, …

Member News-PARS Environmental

May 23rd, 2014 — Ms. Kiran Gill, President and CEO of PARS Environmental, Inc. was named N.J.’s Small Business Person of the Year.  Ms. Gill was recognized for her work by the U.S. Small Business Administration, which named her the 2014 Small Business Person …

Helping Atlantic City’s Businesses

May 23rd, 2014 — As a result of New Jersey’s ongoing commitment to support small businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced the approval of Stronger NJ Business Grants to several Atlantic City businesses, including Crystal Nails, Web …

How Is The Water Quality At the Beaches?

May 23rd, 2014 — With Memorial Day upon us, many will flock to New Jersey’s beaches and parks.  In anticipation, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection launched a revamped coastal water monitoring website to include real-time mapping and data to make it even …

Budget Shortfall Dominates Discussion in Trenton

May 23rd, 2014 — With the unfortunate news that revenues have fallen short by $800 million, the State Treasurer presented the Administration’s plan on how it will balance the budget with five weeks remaining in this fiscal year.   The Governor signed Executive Order #156 …

Member News – The Provident Bank

May 16th, 2014 — Students from schools based in Morristown, Boonton, Madison and Randolph, New Jersey, were honored as Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) May “Music Students of the Month” – Outstanding Percussionists – on Saturday, May 10, 2014, before enjoying a performance by Tito Puente, Jr.   Ms. …

Member News – SaxBST

May 16th, 2014 — Ms. Susan Reed, CPA, CFP®, a partner in the Medical and Professional Services Group at SaxBST in Clifton, recently earned Lean Six Sigma White Belt certification through a training program hosted by the Medical Group Management Association. The multi-disciplinary accounting, …

Companies Agree to Pay for Cleanup of Contaminated Ground Water at Superfund Site in Old Bridge, NJ

May 16th, 2014 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a final legal agreement with ten companies to conduct the cleanup of contaminated ground water at the Evor Phillips Leasing Company Superfund site in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey. The ground water beneath …

Assembly Labor Committee Moves Legislation Dealing With Wages and Construction Contracts

May 16th, 2014 — On Thursday, The Assembly Labor Committee cleared legislation dealing with the prompt payment of construction contracts.  The intent of A-832 seeks to expedite the payment of construction contracts, both public and private contracts once work is completed.  The Committee also …

CIANJ’s President Reappointed to Red Tape Review Commission

May 16th, 2014 — John Galandak, president of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ), was recently reappointed to the Red Tape Review Commission (Commission).  First established in 2009 by Governor Chris Christie, the Red Tape Review Commission, which is chaired by …

Member News – SaxBST

May 9th, 2014 — Ms. Susan Reed, CPA, CFP, a partner of SaxBST and leader of its healthcare service group, has been named among the 33 women who were honored by Executive Women of New Jersey at the Salute to Policy Makers 2014 Awards …

Member News – HackensackUMC

May 9th, 2014 — HackensackUMC Mountainside, a community hospital and major healthcare provider serving suburban Essex and neighboring Passaic County, is embarking on major capital improvements.  The diverse array of renovation and expansion projects slated to begin in 2014-15 includes development of an on-campus …

Member News – CohnReznick

May 9th, 2014 — Mr. John J. Dugan, Jr. joined CohnReznick Wealth Management LLC, an affiliate of CohnReznick LLP, the 10th largest accounting, tax, and advisory firm in the U.S., as Director of Insurance. In this role, John is responsible for overseeing the insurance …

Budget Discussions Center Around $800 Million Shortfall

May 9th, 2014 — The State Treasurer, Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, testified before both the Assembly and Senate Budget Committees this week on why New Jersey is experiencing a budget shortfall of more than $800 million for this fiscal year.  This unexpected shortfall complicates the discussions …

New Jersey’s Unemployment Trust Fund Now Solvent

May 9th, 2014 — In a recent statement, Governor Christie’s Administration announced that New Jersey employers will be spared $1 billion in taxes over the next five years as anti-fraud reforms and fiscal management practices undertaken by the NJ Department of Labor & Workforce …

Legislation Targeting Residential Mortgage Lenders and Brokers Clears Assembly Committee

May 9th, 2014 — On Thursday, the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee cleared a bill dealing with the licensing of certain individuals involved with residential mortgages.  Assembly bill A-1784, would exempt individuals who process three or less loan applications from licensing requirements under …

Member News – Archer & Greiner, P.C.

May 2nd, 2014 — Andrew J. Cevasco, a Partner in the Hackensack, N.J., office of Archer & Greiner P.C., was recently elected Secretary of the Bergen County Bar Association, placing him in line to eventually be elected President of the Association. Mr. Cevasco has …

Member News – Performance Breakthrough

May 2nd, 2014 — Mike Goldman, President of Performance Breakthrough, is excited to announce that he will be presenting the Gazelles’ growth concepts from the best-selling business book “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must do to Increase the Value of Your Growth Firm” to local CEOs and executive …

Member News – The Provident Bank

May 2nd, 2014 — The Provident Bank was elected as the national winner of NerdWallet’s 2014 Community Banking Local Project Award for its post-Hurricane Sandy loan program that provided expedient financial relief to those affected by the storm. “The Provident Bank’s loan program stood out as a clear …

Member News – GI Go Fund

May 2nd, 2014 — The GI Go Fund, a cutting edge nonprofit that assists military veterans find work and access healthcare, is hosting its Nationwide Jeans for Troops fundraising drive in honor of Memorial Day. Join the thousands of employers from across this country …

Amending the New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013

May 2nd, 2014 — On May 5, the Senate Economic Growth Committee will be meeting to discuss a series of bills (see here for a list of the bills) including S-1551, entitled “Economic Opportunity Act of 2014, Part 3”.  This bill will change various …

May 7th Deadline Fast Approaching for Certain Site Remediation Cases

May 2nd, 2014 — This week the NJDEP sent an alert out to Responsible Parties to remind them of a deadline that is fast approaching.  If you or your client has a site which has been issued a restricted or limited restricted use no …

Focusing on Higher Education in New Jersey

May 2nd, 2014 — On Wednesday, the Assembly Budget Committee held a 3 hour marathon session with representatives from New Jersey’s higher education sector including college and university presidents and Secretary Rochelle Hendricks of the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education.  The Committee …

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