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Member News – TTI Environmental

July 31st, 2014 — TTI Environmental, Inc. has been awarded Environmental Multiple Award Contract #N40080-14-D-0456 from NAVFAC Washington. This contract is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business set-aside. TTI is one of 5 companies awarded the EMAC to perform full environmental services. As an …

Member News – Englewood Hospital

July 31st, 2014 — Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) celebrated the opening of its new Radiation Oncology Department with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, July 23, and unveiled its new cutting-edge Varian TrueBeamTM 2.0 radiotherapy system. The opening of the new Radiation …

Member News – WeiserMazars

July 31st, 2014 — WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, today announced that Robert K. Wilson has joined as a Partner in the growing Water & Utilities Practice.  Based in New Jersey, he will primarily focus on delivering audit and …

Member News – Holy Name Medical Center

July 31st, 2014 — Holy Name Medical Center was recently recognized as a top-ranked Community Value Provider by Cleverley + Associates (Columbus, OH). Cleverley + Associates, a leading healthcare financial consulting firm specializing in operational benchmarking and performance enhancement strategies, released the findings as part …

Member News – Bank of America

July 31st, 2014 — A recent grant from Bank of America is helping to fund Hopeworks’ “Day Training” program, which focuses on career development and job skills for out-of-school youth. Program participants gain essential skills and have an opportunity to earn a job in …

Member News – Grafica Group

July 31st, 2014 — GráficaGroup, an integrated marketing and advertising agency that specializes in multichannel marketing communications, announced the promotion of Cheryle Barnett to Vice President of Account Management. Cheryle will be responsible for working directly with clients to help develop and implement integrated campaigns …

So What is an Energy Resiliency Bank?

July 31st, 2014 — In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many facilities went without power for days and some weeks.  However, other critical sites remained operational because of alternative power sources.  A lesson learned was the need for critical infrastructure sites to remain operational …

Member News – Gibbons P.C.

July 24th, 2014 —  Gibbons P.C. has announced that Wendy R. Stein has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Department as Counsel.  Ms. Stein rejoins the firm after managing her own law firm devoted to IP and complex litigation, including data privacy and security matters …

Member News – PSEG

July 24th, 2014 — Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) announced the promotions of three seasoned executives at the state’s largest and oldest utility.  Kim C. Hanemann has been elected senior vice president of the utility’s Delivery Projects and Construction organization. A vice …

Member News – Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis

July 24th, 2014 — Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is pleased to announce that three members of the firm’s Environmental Department have been appointed to posts in the American Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association.  Partner David A. Roth was …

New Jersey’s Economy By The Numbers

July 24th, 2014 — The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development released new data on our labor market.  The unemployment rate fell to 6.6 percent in June. Preliminary estimates for June indicate total nonfarm wage and salary employment increased sharply, up by …

Improving New Jersey’s Economy

July 24th, 2014 — This morning CIANJ participated in a business meeting in Trenton where the focus was rebuilding New Jersey’s economy and specifically, private sector job growth.  Spearheaded by the Assembly Republicans, and well attended by other business groups, it was an opportunity …

Member News – The Provident Bank

July 17th, 2014 — As part of its commitment to community engagement and education, The Provident Bank, New Jersey’s oldest community bank, has launched Provident4Women, an online community to engage and help women. On the Provident4Women website (www.provident4women.com), women will discover insights from women for women about what’s most …

Member News – EWMA

July 17th, 2014 — EWMA is pleased to announce Alan Arico has obtained his Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) license in New Jersey.  Mr. Arico is a Project Manager with more than 8 years of environmental consulting and remediation experience.  He has assisted a …

Member News – Holy Name Medical Center

July 17th, 2014 — Holy Name Medical Center announces the appointment of Ryan Kennedy, CPA, as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this position, Mr. Kennedy will oversee the hospital’s financial, accounting and budgetary functions. “I am proud to uphold the patient-centered values …

Will You Be Paying a Stormwater Runoff Fee?

July 17th, 2014 — On Monday, the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and the Assembly Environment & Solid Waste Committee will hold a rare joint meeting in Toms River.  While the focus of the meeting will be on the health of the Barnegat Bay, …

Member News – TTI Environmental

July 11th, 2014 — Kristin Kaeser, Senior Environmental Project Supervisor at TTI Environmental, recently achieved her Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) Certification.  As an LSRP, Kristin joins an elite group of environmental professionals with expanded authorities and responsibilities for oversight of environmental remediation and investigations under …

Member News – Archer & Greiner P.C.

July 11th, 2014 — Benjamin D. Morgan, a commercial litigation attorney with Archer & Greiner P.C. in Haddonfield, N.J., was recently installed as President of the Gloucester County Bar Association (GCBA).  Mr. Morgan is a Gloucester County native and has been active as a …

Member News – Hunter Group CPA

July 11th, 2014 — Hunter Group CPA LLC Staff Accountant Kathryn L. Emmich, recently completed her Masters of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University. “We are very proud to see Katie achieve this education milestone,” said Hunter Group Co-Managing …

EPA Proposes to Replace and Reduce Harmful Greenhouse Gases

July 11th, 2014 — The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is proposing to prohibit the use of certain chemicals that significantly contribute to climate change where safer, more climate-friendly alternatives exist. This is the agency’s second action aimed at reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons …

Senate Environment & Energy Committee Focuses on Climate Change

July 11th, 2014 — In a rare summer session, the Senate Environment & Energy Committee met Thursday to hear from interested stakeholders on New Jersey’s renewable energy portfolio and to discuss climate change issues.  In a marathon session which lasted all day, groups and …

Higher Education Members Discuss Pending Legislation

July 11th, 2014 — Earlier this week, representatives from CIANJ’s member colleges and universities met in Paramus to discuss legislation dealing with higher education in New Jersey.  The group discussed the impact of nineteen (19) bills introduced earlier this year dealing with tuition freezes, …

Member News – Hunter Group CPA LLC

July 3rd, 2014 — The Rockland chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) has elected Hunter Group CPA LLC Supervisor Michael Milisits, CPA as president. Effective June 1, Michael will serve through May 31, 2015.  As president, Michael is …

Member News – WithumSmith + Brown

July 3rd, 2014 — WithumSmith+Brown, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, remains committed to growing its corporate leadership team, promoting three senior managers to partner level, effective July 1, 2014.  This year’s advancing class includes: Christopher DeMayo, CPA, MBA licensed in New Jersey and New …

Member News – Michael Karu/Jonathan Blonstein

July 3rd, 2014 — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF/CGMA, Past-Managing Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C., http://www.ljcpa.com/,  and Jonathan H. Blonstein, Esq., Weinstein Lindemann & Weinstein, A Professional Corporation http://www.familylawnj.com/,  co-authored an article for New Jersey Law Journal.  The article, “The Alimony Buy-Out: Is It …

Member News – ConnectOne Bank

July 3rd, 2014 — ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc., parent company of ConnectOne Bank, announced the completion of its merger with the former ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. The merger creates a $3 billion financial institution with 24 branches across Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Monmouth, Morris, and Union …

How Do You Feel About New Jersey’s Business Incentive Programs?

July 3rd, 2014 — Later in the month (July 24), CIANJ will participate in a meeting in Trenton to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of New Jersey’s business incentive programs.  The meeting is being organized by the Assembly Republicans who want to hear from …

CIANJ To Host Higher Education Meeting

July 3rd, 2014 — On Tuesday, July 8, representatives from CIANJ’s member colleges and universities will gather to discuss legislation introduced earlier in the year that impacts New Jersey’s institutions of higher learning.  The scope of the legislation covers everything from tuition freezes, remedial …

What Will The Governor Do?

July 3rd, 2014 — With the state budget finalized, Governor Christie will turn his attention to several pieces of legislation sitting on his desk.  Topping the list is the “ban the box” or the “opportunity to compete act” bill which would prohibit an employer …

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