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WithumSmith+Brown

December 31st, 2015 — WithumSmith+Brown, one of the region’s leading accounting, audit, tax and advisory firms, recently hosted its Withum Week of Caring, an annual outreach event that benefitted more than 40 charitable organizations serving the neighborhoods in which its offices are located, including …

HackensackUMC

December 31st, 2015 — Hackensack University Medical Center, in its partnership with the New York Football Giants, has made significant developments in 2015. One of the developments in particular was its introduction of Tackle Kids Cancer (TKC), a groundbreaking fundraising program to find a …

Free Thinking Blog

December 31st, 2015 — Have you read CIANJ’s new Business Blog? Crafted to benefit New Jersey Business, our weekly blog is written by CIANJ members and captures expertise from a variety of New Jersey’s industries. As a reflection of CIANJ’s mission as a free market advocate, …

Start the New Year “Clean!”

December 31st, 2015 — As you plan for 2016, think about how efficient your office, manufacturing plant or distribution center are in terms of energy use.   Are you aware that a small portion of your electric bill includes a charge known as a Societal …

Member News – Brilliant Environmental Services LLC

December 24th, 2015 — Brilliant Environmental Services, LLC (Brilliant) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year of providing full-service environmental consulting and contracting and integrating today’s technologies for tomorrow’s solutions. Brilliant, headquartered in Toms River, NJ with an office in Bensalem, PA is an industry …

Member News – Friedman LLP

December 24th, 2015 — On December 18, the Senate passed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (“PATH Act”), which the House had passed on December 17. Many popular tax breaks had expired on December 31, 2014, so, for them to be …

Member News – HackensackUMC

December 24th, 2015 — Hackensack University Medical Center has advanced treatment in emergent and elective endovascular thoracic vascular procedures by employing a new device that simplifies complex cases and reduces risks. Working in collaboration with Cook Medical, HackensackUMC participated in clinical trials that led …

Member News – Kreinces Rollins & Shanker

December 24th, 2015 — Kreinces Rollins & Shanker (KRS) LLC certified public accountants announced that Catherine Marte has joined the Paramus-based firm as an accounting assistant. Her duties will include working closely with small businesses providing full-charge bookkeeping services, in addition to analysis of …

Member News – Lakeland Bank

December 24th, 2015 — Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, has announced several officer appointments and promotions in its New Jersey Locations: Jane Kasten has been appointed to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager based in Little Falls, N.J. Kasten joins Lakeland …

Assembly to Welcome Twelve New Members

December 24th, 2015 — When the 217th Legislature kicks off next month, it will have twelve new faces in the Assembly representing a diverse background of professions.     The new group includes a physicist, a golf club owner, a business consultant, two attorneys, two teachers, …

Member News – NAI James E. Hanson

December 18th, 2015 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full service commercial real estate firm, announced that Andrew Kirshenbaum will join its Parsippany office as a Sales Associate. Prior to joining NAI Hanson, he was an agent at Mack-Morris Realty, LLC …

Member News – HackensackUMC Foundation

December 18th, 2015 — The HackensackUMC Foundation received a generous donation to benefit the Caroline Vandemark Fund for Brain and Spine Tumor Research.Family and friends of Caroline Vandemark joined with HackensackUMC gathered at the Chart House in Weehawken, NJ, for dinner and the presentation …

Member News – Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC

December 18th, 2015 — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C., was quoted in Bloomberg.  In the article, ““Tax Collectors Are Going After Netflix, Airbnb, and Burning Man”. The reporter and Michael discussed potential new tax impositions on streaming services, ride-sharing …

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

December 18th, 2015 — The Middlesex County Bar Association (MCBA) has selected Megha R. Thakkar, an Associate of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., as their 2016 Martin S. Goldin Family Law Award recipient. The award is presented each year to …

Member News – WithumSmith+Brown

December 18th, 2015 — The Mironov Group & WithumSmith+Brown P.C., have made the decision to combine practices. Effective January 1, 2016, the Edison, N.J. based public accounting firm, The Mironov Group, will combine its practice with WithumSmith+Brown, P.C., a regional certified public accounting and …

Member News – Riker Danzig

December 18th, 2015 — After serving for 20 years as a Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Victor Ashrafi has joined Riker Danzig’s Commercial Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and White Collar Criminal Practice.While on the bench from 1995 – 2015, Judge Ashrafi …

Member News – LeClairRyan

December 18th, 2015 — National law firm LeClairRyan has been recognized for its client service by the BTI Consulting Group, Wellesley, Mass. (BTI).  The BTI “Client Service A-Team” is limited solely to law firms considered by clients to deliver the highest levels of client …

Member News – Brennan Environmental

December 18th, 2015 — Brennan Environmental, Inc. (BEI) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, marking two decades of providing a full range of environmental services, regulatory expertise, and environmental consulting to a diverse customer base.  Since its inception in 1995, the Summit, NJ-based firm’s …

Call to Action! Stop the Ballot Question on Pensions

December 18th, 2015 — One year ago, CIANJ highlighted the concern with the increasing use of ballot questions as a means of governing in New Jersey, see here.  While ballot questions play a vital role in government, it is important that they not be …

CIANJ opposes ballot question

December 17th, 2015 — New Jersey’s General Assembly today considered and passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 3 which would place a ballot question before voters to amend the New Jersey’s Constitution to require that payments be made to the state administered retirement system. The …

Mandatory Pension Payments?

December 11th, 2015 — Yesterday, the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee passed a resolution to place a question on the November 2016 ballot asking voters to approve an amendment to our State Constitution which would mandate the State make a payment to the state …

Member News – Holy Name Medical Center

December 11th, 2015 — Holy Name Medical Center Hospice and Palliative Services are offering several programs to provide compassionate support and education to those who are bereaved. “Sharing the Journey” bereavement groups were developed as part of Holy Name Medical Center’s bereavement program to …

Member News – Gibbons P.C.

December 11th, 2015 — Gibbons P.C. has announced that Kevin G. Walsh and David J. Pascrell, both Directors at the firm, will serve as the new Co-Chairs of its Government Affairs Department. Based in the firm’s West State Street office in Trenton, just steps …

Member News – CohnReznick

December 11th, 2015 — Philip Mandel, CPA, CFP, the Regional Managing Partner – New York / New Jersey and the Co-Office Managing Partner of the Roseland, NJ office of CohnReznick LLP has been elected to the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Chamber …

Member News – GZA GeoEnvironmental

December 11th, 2015 — GZA, a leading environmental and geotechnical consulting firm, has announced that it was selected to receive a Diamond Award in the 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition by ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) of New York. The ACEC of New …

Member News – Mack-Cali

December 11th, 2015 — Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.15 per common share (indicating an annual rate of $0.60 per common share) for the period October 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. The dividend will be …

Member News – Holy Name Medical Center

December 4th, 2015 — Holy Name Medical Center announced the launch of the first hospital-based Filipino Medical Program (FMP) in the US. The program, under the umbrella of Holy Name’s Asian Health Services (AHS), is designed to meet the medical needs of this community …

Member News – William Paterson University

December 4th, 2015 — William Paterson University’s Cotsakos College of Business is once again included in the Princeton Review’s annual guide to graduate business schools. The 2016 edition, The Best 295 Business Schools, marks the eighth straight year the Cotsakos College of Business has …

Member News – Dewberry

December 4th, 2015 — Dewberry has announced the promotion of Jamal Mahmood, PE, to associate in the firm’s Bloomfield, New Jersey, office. As an engineer for more than 30 years, Mahmood has extensive experience in infrastructure improvement. He has provided engineering and inspection services …

Member News – QualCare

December 4th, 2015 — QualCare, a subsidiary of Cigna’s (NYSE: CI), has been selected by Piedmont Healthcare to administer its employee health plan in Atlanta, GA. Effective January 1, 2016, Cigna will administer health care benefits for 8,000 Piedmont employees and their family members …

Member News – North Jersey Federal Credit Union

December 4th, 2015 — As an early start to the festive holiday season, North Jersey Federal Credit Union Foundation donated $5,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic. The Boys & Girls Club provides a safe environment for those who come …

Member News – NJCPA

December 4th, 2015 — Members of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) collected more than 3,000 pounds of food during its sixth annual September-to-November food drive. The drive, sponsored by the NJCPA Young CPAs Council, benefits the Community FoodBank of New …

Member News – Gibbons P.C.

December 4th, 2015 — Gibbons P.C. has announced the relocation of its Wilmington, Delaware office. The firm has outfitted its new office and meeting spaces with some of the most solutions-oriented technology, videoconferencing, and audiovisual platforms currently available in order to enhance client service and …

Member News – Kreinces Rollins & Shanker

December 4th, 2015 — Lance M. Aligo has joined Kreinces Rollins & Shanker (KRS) LLC certified public accountants, based in Paramus, N.J., as a senior accountant. Aligo’s responsibilities will encompass tax and audit engagements with various size companies, plus include compliance and tax planning …

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