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Member News – John Galandak

January 30th, 2015 — John Galandak Sat. 1/31 NJTV 6:00AM Sat. 1/31 Thirteen 8:30AM Sat. 1/31 NJTV 12:30PM Sat. 1/31 NJTV 6:00PM Sat. 1/31 FiOS1 6:30PM Sun. 2/1 WQXR 6:30AM Sun. 2/1 NJTV 8:00AM Sun. 2/1 WHYY 11:30AM Sun. 2/1 NJTV 12:00PM Sun. 2/1 …

Member News – Children’s Aid and Family Services

January 30th, 2015 — The Board of Trustees of Children’s Aid and Family Services has announced the appointment of Jerrold B. Binney, Esq. as President and CEO, effective February 9, 2015. He will assume responsibility for managing all aspects of the agency’s operations. Mr. …

Member News – LeClairRyan

January 30th, 2015 — LeClairRyan announces today that two new c-suite administrators have joined the firm, effective January 1, 2015.Peter J. Mares has joined the national law firm as chief operating officer.  In this role, Mares will oversee the firm’s administrative functions, including operations …

Member News – Holy Name Medical Center

January 30th, 2015 — Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC) was one of only 11 medical centers worldwide and the only U.S. site selected to present at the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC), a global conference where participants performed interventional procedures that were streamed live to …

Member News – TD Bank

January 30th, 2015 — TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has promoted Thomas J. Ponticelli to Vice President, Senior Commercial Real Estate Lender, based in Ramsey, N.J. He will continue to be responsible for new business development, construction lending and administration, underwriting, portfolio management, …

Member News – Data Inc.

January 30th, 2015 — Spending on information technology increased in 2014, and there is cautious optimism that this trend will continue in 2015, according to the results of DATA Inc.’s third annual information technology survey, released today.  In this year’s IT Decision 2014 survey, …

Senate Committee Discusses Corporate “Inversion” Legislation

January 30th, 2015 — On Thursday, the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee heard testimony on S-2361 which seeks to prohibit the awarding of state contracts and incentives to domestic businesses that incorporate overseas for tax purposes.  Legislators opposed to the …

Member News – TD Bank

January 23rd, 2015 — TD Bank announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement to provide a new branded private label credit card program for Mor Furniture for Less, the largest family-owned and operated furniture retailer on the West Coast.  The new Mor Furniture …

Member News – GZA GeoEnvironmental

January 23rd, 2015 — Mr. Blaine Rothauser, an accomplished conservation biologist, has joined GZA’s Fairfield, New Jersey office as a Senior Project Manager and Natural Resource Specialist.  Mr. Rothauser has more than 26 years experience and is an expert in matters concerning New Jersey …

Member News – NJIT

January 23rd, 2015 — Mr. Michael Smullen, of Linden, has been appointed as Director of Alumni Relations at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). In his new role, Mr. Smullen will manage current programs and activities at the university as well as create new …

Member News – HackensackUMC

January 23rd, 2015 — HackensackUMC  announced that it has received the 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for the 13th year in a row, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. No other hospital in New …

Member News – Lakeland Bank

January 23rd, 2015 — Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank, recently announced the following officer appointments:  Mr. John Allen, IV CPA tovice president, financial reporting based at corporate headquarters in Oak Ridge. Mr. Allen has over 13 years of accounting and …

How Can New Jersey Help You Hire The Right People For The Job?

January 23rd, 2015 — As New Jersey’s economy continues to recover, it is important to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers seeking special skills.  To help, The State of New Jersey has created Talent Networks.  Administered through the New Jersey Department of …

Member News – Inserra Supermarkets

January 16th, 2015 — Learning to cook healthier meals is a top New Year’s resolution for many, and ShopRite of Hoboken has the answer. To kick off 2015, the Inserra Supermarkets store is expanding its LiveRight Culinary Workshop series with new offerings for adults …

Member News – LeClairRyan

January 16th, 2015 — New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Stuart A. Rabner has appointed Douglas H. Amster, a Newark-based shareholder in national law firm LeClairRyan, as a Trustee of the New Jersey Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection. The five-year appointment to the volunteer position …

Member News – Tulfra Realty

January 16th, 2015 — Sonny Jumani has been named Partner and President of Tulfra Realty Company.  The firm, based in Rochelle Park, owns and manages more than 4 million square feet of space and properties.  “Sonny has a solid, established track record in the …

Member News – Holy Name Medical Center

January 16th, 2015 — For the sixth year, Holy Name Medical Center’s Hispanic Outreach Program celebrated the Hispanic tradition of giving away “la canastilla,” a cultural practice of providing the new mother and family with newborn essentials. This year’s New Year Baby was a …

Unfunded State Pension Liability Continues to Grow

January 16th, 2015 — In his State of the State address this week, Governor Christie talked about how the unfunded liability of New Jersey’s pension system continues to grow by staggering numbers.  Experts place the number at $90 billion.  So what does this mean …

Member News – Sobel & Co.

January 9th, 2015 — On January 1, 2015, Sobel & Co. proudly named Rebecca B. Fitzhugh, CPA/CFF, CFE, MBA, CIT, CIGA as a Member of the Firm. Previously Rebecca had served as a Senior Manager in the firm’s Forensic Accounting/Litigation Services Group where her …

Member News – Hackensack University Medical Center

January 9th, 2015 — Starlight Children’s Foundation NY*NJ*CT, and representatives from the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center and Joan Palermo, partner at Ernst & Young, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, January 9, to unveil a Care Room …

Member News – CIANJ Welcomes New Members

January 9th, 2015 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) welcomes three new members in the first full week of 2015.  Anheuser-Busch, which operates a brewery in Newark, has joined along with global engineering and consultant firm,  AMEC/Foster Wheeler, and GRM, …

Member News – Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.

January 9th, 2015 — Brett R. Harris, a Business, Nonprofit and Technology Attorney at the New Jersey law firm of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A., has been appointed to the newly-formed NJ Supreme Court Working Group on Ethical Issues Involving Metadata in Electronic Documents. …

Governor to Deliver State of the State Address Next Week

January 9th, 2015 — Governor Christie will take center stage on Tuesday, January 13 as he delivers his State of the State address.  While many will tune in wondering if he will hint to his run president, what they will likely hear is a …

Member News – NJIT/upSKILL

January 2nd, 2015 — New Jersey companies face challenges when recruiting for Information Technology (IT) or Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) positions. In this current hiring climate, New Jersey businesses are lucky to have access to upSKILL, a program that is training qualified …

Member News – The Provident Bank

January 2nd, 2015 — As part of its yearlong “Commitment to Giving” initiative in commemoration of its 175th Anniversary, The Provident Bank collected more than 75 coats for Jersey Cares and the Children’s Home of Easton.  The coat drive programs provide an easy way …

Member News – Sterling National Bank

January 2nd, 2015 — Sterling Bancorp and Hudson Valley Holding Corp. announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at approximately $539 million, based on the closing price of Sterling Bancorp common stock on November 4, 2014. The …

Governor Signs Legislation Extending Building Permit Expiration Dates

January 2nd, 2015 — As folks celebrated the holidays, Governor Christie signed legislation (The Permit Extension Act of 2008) which extends certain permit expiration dates for one year, until December 31, 2015.  So why is this important to the business community?  In 2008, when …

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