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9/29/14 EBC Fall Conference Materials

September 26th, 2014 — Click here to view the day’s agenda. Speaker Bios/Presentation: Tracy Straka Richard Ricci Ginger Kopkash/Ginger’s Presentation Amy Greene/Amy’s Presentation Mike Nevins/Mike’s Presentation Robert Piel/Robert’s Presentation Neil Yoskin/Neil’s Presentation David Steinberger Robert Crespi/Robert’s Presentation Mark Pedersen Susan Allen Brian Kirkpatrick Suzanne …

Member News – Archer & Greiner

September 26th, 2014 — Richard S. Mroz, Managing Director of Archer Public Affairs LLC, was confirmed this week as President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, which oversees regulated utilities in the state such as gas, electric, water, telecommunications and cable television.  BPU …

Member News – McCarter & English

September 26th, 2014 — On October 1, 2014, McCarter & English will welcome the lawyers of SorinRand as they grow the capabilities they offer to the technology, venture capital and emerging company communities—and expand to its 9th office in the northeast.  SorinRand’s attorneys come …

Member News – The Provident Bank

September 26th, 2014 — Sangita Patel of South Brunswick has been named business development officer for The Provident Bank for Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset Counties.  Ms. Patel will be responsible for development of commercial and retail service prospects, cultivating new relationships and transitioning newly acquired customers with their local branch management …

Member News – Gibbons P.C.

September 26th, 2014 — Ankit D. Patel has joined Gibbons P.C. as an Apprentice in the Intellectual Property Department. Mr. Patel is the fourth participant in the firm’s Apprenticeship Program, which Gibbons launched in 2010 to help maximize the value of its legal and …

Will New Jersey Raise the Gasoline Tax?

September 26th, 2014 — Earlier this week, the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee held a hearing at Montclair State University to hear from invited stakeholders about replenishing New Jersey’s depleted Transportation Trust Fund (TTF).  The TTF is used to pay for and maintain …

The Renaissance of Paterson

September 19th, 2014 — With a population of more than 150,000 residents, making it the 3rd largest city in New Jersey, Paterson is undergoing a rebirth of sorts in recent years.  CIANJ participated in a roundtable discussion this week with state and local leaders …

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

September 19th, 2014 — Joseph R. Zapata, Jr., an associate with the Bridgewater law firm Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been named to the Office of Attorney Ethics’ District XIII Ethics Committee for a four-year term.The Office of Attorney Ethics acts as the …

Member News – Kearny Federal Savings

September 19th, 2014 — Jennifer Hawley of West Orange has been named Vice President/Assistant Director Retail Banking North at Kearny Federal Savings. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager of the Caldwell Office of Kearny Federal. Ms. Hawley is a Certified …

Member News – New Jersey City University

September 19th, 2014 — Daniel P. Elwell has been appointed Vice President for University Advancement at New Jersey City University (NJCU). He will also serve as executive director of the New Jersey City University Foundation, Inc. Mr. Elwell will lead NJCU’s fundraising, communications and …

Member News – HackensackUMC

September 19th, 2014 — Hackensack University Health Network announced that Chad Melton, CEO of HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood, NJ, is leaving his position at the hospital to return to the Plano, Texas home office of LHP Hospital Group, Inc. (LHP).  Mark Sparta …

Member News – Montclair State University

September 19th, 2014 — The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University is hosting an event on Tues. Sept. 30 entitled, “The Do-It-Yourself Economy, featuring David Brancaccio.” The event will be from 6-9 p.m. at the conference center, 7th floor of University Hall, …

Massachusetts’ Court Affirms Tesla’s Direct Sales Business Model

September 16th, 2014 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) applauds the Massachusetts Superior Court’s unanimous decision on Monday affirming Tesla’s ability to sell its cars under Massachusetts law in a manner that works best for its business and consumers. “Government …

Repealing New Jersey’s Estate and Inheritance Taxes

September 12th, 2014 — On Monday, CIANJ president, John Galandak, will be joining other business and civic leaders in Trenton urging the State Legislature and Governor to repeal New Jersey’s estate and inheritance taxes.  New Jersey is one of 18 States with an estate …

Member News – Provident Bank

September 12th, 2014 — The Provident Bank, New Jersey’s oldest community bank, is now offering its full suite of financial products to consumers in eastern Pennsylvania, where its merger with Team Capital Bank was recently completed.  Among the first products available in the area is the Provident Home Equity Line …

Member News – Hunter Group CPA LLC

September 12th, 2014 — A special morning seminar “A Seller’s Guide to Preparing Your Business for Sale” will be held on Tuesday morning, September 30, 2014 beginning at 8 am at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights.  The program, exclusively for owners or managers of closely-held …

Member News – Levine, Jacobs & Company LLC

September 12th, 2014 — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF/CGMA, Past-Managing Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C., was recently interviewed on WCTC-AM radio. With all of today’s technology and accompanying lingo – there is still one thing there is no app for – an accountants’ sound advice.  …

Member News – United Water

September 12th, 2014 — United Water, one of the leading providers of water and wastewater services in the nation, today signed an agreement with officials of Nassau County for a 20-year contract to operate, manage and maintain the county’s wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations …

Take Advantage of New Jersey’s Hiring Incentives

September 5th, 2014 — If you are an employer ready to hire new employees or train existing employees, then you want to click here to view the various incentive programs available to New Jersey businesses.  Administered through the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce …

Member News – TD Bank

September 5th, 2014 — TD Bank has named Ryan D. Jagrup as Assistant Vice President, Store Manager of the Mahwah Route 17 store located at 375 Route 17 in North Mahwah, N.J. He is responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing …

Member News – The Provident Bank

September 5th, 2014 — The Provident Bank is now offering its full suite of financial products to consumers in eastern Pennsylvania, where its merger with Team Capital Bank was recently completed.  Among the first products available in the area is the Provident Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC), featuring …

Member News – HackensackUMC

September 5th, 2014 — Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer, Hackensack University Health Network and Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, HackensackUMC,  participated in the ‘ALS Ice Bucket Challenge’ on August 20 to raise awareness and support …

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