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The Provident Bank Foundation

June 27th, 2014 — The Provident Bank Foundation, sponsor of the 2013-2014 Music Student of the Month (MSOM) Program at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), presented MPAC with a $10,000 grant toward the program’s 2014-2015 season. The announcement was made prior to the MSOM end-of-season recital on June 9, …

CohnReznick

June 27th, 2014 — Mr. Gerard Frech, JD, has joined CohnReznick as a Director in CohnReznick Advisory Group. Jerry is responsible for managing the integrity monitoring of large-scale construction projects and other major risk-prone undertakings for fraud, waste, and abuse, and providing integrity monitoring …

Mariner’s Bank

June 27th, 2014 — Mariner’s Bank, which recently celebrated its 13-year anniversary, has committed to lending an additional $50 million dollars in new commercial loans to small and midsize businesses as part of its continued effort to serve Bergen County.  Bank President & CEO, …

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

June 27th, 2014 — Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is pleased to announce the formation of its new Redevelopment & Land Use Department, with Robert S. Goldsmith and Meryl A.G. Gonchar to lead as Co-Chairs. The firm has concurrently appointed Jack Fersko to …

PENPAC Elects New Officers and Trustees

June 27th, 2014 — The Private Enterprise Political Action Committee (PENPAC), the political fundraising arm of the CIANJ, elected new officers and trustees earlier this week at a meeting in Paramus.  James Kosch of McCarter and English is the new Chairman; Dave DuPont of Hepco …

NJDEP Commissioner Meets With CIANJ

June 27th, 2014 — On Wednesday, more than 70 environmental professionals gathered at the Pines Manor in Edison to hear from NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin on his priorities for the Department and to answer questions from members.  In addition to the continued work associated …

The Budget Battle

June 27th, 2014 — On Thursday, the Senate and Assembly passed a $34.1 billion state budget for FY2015, which was $300 million less than what the Governor proposed in February.   At issue is how New Jersey is going to close a $1 billion deficit …

Member News – Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer

June 20th, 2014 — Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer is pleased to announce the hire of two new shareholders, Grace D. Mack and Michael A. Paff, as well as two new associates, Justin Hollander and Fotini Karamboulis to the NJ law firm. “We are very excited …

Member News – Mariner’s Bank

June 20th, 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 …

Member News – Caucus Educational Corporation

June 20th, 2014 — Steve Adubato and the Caucus Educational Corporation were recently honored at the first NJTV Benefit held at NJPAC. Steve Adubato accepting the Award for Excellence in Producing on Public Television, on behalf of the Caucus Educational Corporation, stated, “I am thrilled to be part …

Member News – The Provident Bank

June 20th, 2014 — As part of its commitment to helping local businesses succeed, The Provident Bank recently finalized a financing package for Surf Taco Franchise Corporation, a seasonal restaurant with 10 locations throughout the Jersey Shore. The financial package, orchestrated by Ray Eckhoff, Vice President, Business Banking for Provident, included …

“Daytime” Populations in New Jersey

June 20th, 2014 — The New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development released a report detailing the daytime populations in New Jersey.  The report is meant to highlight which counties and municipalities see increases in population and which counties and municipalities experience declines …

Dredging the Passaic River

June 20th, 2014 — In April 2014, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) proposed a plan to dredge eight miles of the Passaic River as part of on-going efforts to restore and cleanup the river.  Preliminary estimates place the amount of sediments to …

CIANJ Supports Tesla Motors on Passage of Direct Sales Legislation

June 20th, 2014 — On Monday, the General Assembly cleared legislation which would allow Tesla Motors, Inc. to sell directly to consumers.  Sponsored by Assemblyman Tim Eustace of Paramus, A-3216, would remove a restriction that automobile manufactures establish a franchise system when selling their …

CIANJ Supports Tesla in Trenton

June 19th, 2014 — Earlier this week, CIANJ president, John Galandak, participated in a press conference in Trenton in support of Assembly bill (A-3216) which would allow Tesla to sell directly to consumers.  CIANJ supports this legislation because it embraces free market principles, increases …

Member News – Archer & Greiner P.C.

June 13th, 2014 — The law firm of Archer & Greiner P.C. recently presented two law students with $3,000 scholarships on behalf of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ): Diane Camacho from Rutgers School of Law-Camden and Lesley Sotolongo from Cardozo School …

Member News – The Provident Bank Foundation

June 13th, 2014 — The Provident Bank Foundation which supports organizations that are dedicated to improving the lives of New Jersey residents, celebrated with five Orange High School seniors at the Junior MBA Graduation Dinner held on Tuesday, May 20th, at Seton Hall University.  The Junior MBA Program provides …

Member News – EWMA

June 13th, 2014 — EWMA is pleased to welcome Sean M. Morgan, P.E.  Sean is an environmental engineer with over twenty years of wide-ranging technical experience.  Prior to joining EWMA, Sean was Environmental Department Director for Conklin Services & Construction, Inc.  He has had …

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Seeking Private Company to Operate Off-Road Vehicle Park

June 13th, 2014 — As part of the Christie Administration’s goal of making parks more self-sustaining, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is looking for private bidders to take over operations of the Woodbine Off-Road Vehicle Park in Woodbine, Cape May County, …

Senate Passes “Made In America” Bill

June 13th, 2014 — In a 36-1 vote, the New Jersey Senate passed S-1811 which would place a mandate on a vendors doing work with the State of New Jersey to purchase materials and products that are made in America, when servicing state contracts. …

Seventeen Days and Counting!

June 13th, 2014 — With seventeen days remaining until New Jersey lawmakers have to pass a balanced budget, the focus will be on how it closes an $800 million deficit this fiscal year and how it will address the more than $1.5 billion deficit …

Member News-Wolff & Samson PC

June 6th, 2014 — Wolff & Samson PC is pleased to announce two new additions to the firm’s Intellectual Property group.  Ms. Beverly W. Lubit, an expert on complex intellectual property matters and patent law, has joined Wolff & Samson as a member of …

Member News-CohnReznick LLP

June 6th, 2014 — William G. Andreozzi, CPA, JD, has joined CohnReznick LLP, the 10th largest accounting, tax, and advisory firm in the U.S., as a Partner in the Firm’s Woodland Hills, CA office.  Bill has more than 20 years of diverse tax experience …

Member News-McCarter & English, LLP

June 6th, 2014 — McCarter & English, LLP has named three new Partners in its Newark office. Kevin A. Brown, an attorney in the firm’s Tax, Employee Benefits, and Private Clients Practice Group, advises clients, including for-profit companies and tax-exempt organizations, on employee benefit …

Member News-Dorfman Abrams Music, LLC

June 6th, 2014 — Dorfman Abrams Music, LLC recently announced it has been selected for membership in TIAG® (The International Accounting Group), a worldwide alliance of independent accounting firms. Dorfman Abrams Music, LLC will be the exclusive member of TIAG for Northern New Jersey. …

Legislation Allowing Tesla Motors To Sell Directly To Consumers Advances

June 6th, 2014 — The Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee cleared A-3216 which would allow Tesla Motors to sell their vehicles directly to the public without going through dealerships.  Tesla Motors would be restricted to four locations and would have to establish a service facility.  …

“Ban the Box” Bill Advances

June 6th, 2014 — The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee cleared A-2124, also known as the “Opportunity To Compete Act” on Thursday.  The bill prohibits certain employers (> 15 employees) from including a “box” on an employment application asking about an applicant’s criminal record.  …

Legislation Targets LG Electronics’ New Headquarters In Englewood Cliffs

June 6th, 2014 — On Thursday, the Senate Environment & Energy Committee heard testimony on S-2025 which would restrict the height of any development along the Palisades to 35 feet.  The bill specifically targets the proposed new United States Headquarters of LG Electronics which …

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