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Member News – NJMEP

March 27th, 2015 — NJMEP – CIANJ selected NJMEP as one of its “Champions of Good Works” for its role in a youth mentoring program that teaches leadership skills. John Kennedy, chief executive officer of the NJMEP, said the program is accepting candidates now. …

Member News – Sal Lauretta for Men

March 27th, 2015 — Sal Lauretta for Men – This popular Midland Park men’s clothier won the top award at the recent CIANJ Chairman’s Reception honoring corporate philanthropy.  Sal Lauretta was applauded for staging a gala fashion show that has raised nearly $500,000 for Eva’s …

Member News – Palisades Medical Center

March 27th, 2015 — Inside Jersey magazine and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. have released their annual survey of top hospitals in the state of New Jersey and Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, NJ, is ranked the #4 hospital in the state among hospitals …

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

March 27th, 2015 — The Bridgewater-based law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to welcome two new associates, Kristyl M. Berckes and Sanyam Parikh.  Ms. Berckes joins the firm’s Matrimonial Group, while Ms. Parikh joins the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits …

Member News – Dewberry

March 27th, 2015 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, is proud to announce the promotion of Anthony Fulco, PE, to associate vice president. As manager of the highway engineering department in the firm’s Bloomfield, New Jersey, office, he spearheads some of the …

Targeting Business Incentive Programs

March 27th, 2015 — On Thursday, the General Assembly cleared legislation, found here, which would limit business incentive programs to ten years and would increase the reporting requirements associated with such incentives.  The Senate passed the legislation last year and now the bill heads …

Member News – Lakeland Bank

March 20th, 2015 — Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following new officer appointments to the Middlesex/Monmouth regional Loan Production Office, headed by Senior Vice President Robert Ravaschiere, who brings over 20 years of commercial lending …

Member News – HackensackUMC

March 20th, 2015 — Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it is the first hospital nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for reaching Phase IV Gold level achievement in the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital …

Member News – TD Bank

March 20th, 2015 — TD Bank has named Jared R. Winnick as Senior Vice President, U.S. Head of Regulatory & Internal Investigations, based in Mt. Laurel, N.J. He will lead the U.S. Regulatory Investigations HUB, a new function in the bank’s Legal Department responsible …

Member News – Companies that Care

March 20th, 2015 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) saluted the generosity of business at its 2nd Annual Chairman’s Reception where more than 30 “Companies that Care” were honored this year. Martin Kafafian, chairman of the CIANJ board of directors, …

Governor Signs Tesla Legislation

March 20th, 2015 — Earlier this week, Governor Christie signed legislation which allows manufacturers of zero emission vehicles, such as Tesla Motors (a CIANJ Member), to sell directly to the public without the need to establish a dealership system.  CIANJ was the only business …

Member News – Holy Name Medical Center

March 13th, 2015 — As the Asian population continues to grow in North Jersey, Holy Name Medical Center is launching a Chinese Medical Program (CMP) that will meet the medical needs of this community in a culturally-sensitive environment. The program, under the umbrella of …

Member News – Net Access

March 13th, 2015 — Net Access, a leading provider of hybrid colocation, cloud and connectivity solutions, announced the expansion of their FLEXOfficeRecovery footprint with the addition of over 30,000 square feet of business continuity workspace in northern New Jersey.  FLEXOfficeRecovery offers businesses a move-in …

Member News – Berkeley College

March 13th, 2015 — Berkeley College is proud to announce that it will offer its first Master’s degree program – a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management – in September 2015. The MBA program builds on the College’s 84-year tradition of student-focused excellence …

Do Business Incentive Programs Help New Jersey’s Economy?

March 13th, 2015 — There has been a lot of talk in Trenton recently about the effectiveness of New Jersey’s business incentive programs.  Legislation has been introduced to amend some of the programs and now that budget discussions are taking place, some question whether …

Member News – Berkeley College

March 6th, 2015 —   In February, Berkeley College in Woodland Park welcomed Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey. Assemblywoman Jasey represents New Jersey’s 27th Legislative District and in January was named Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee. She toured the Berkeley College facilities and …

Member News – Investors Bank

March 6th, 2015 — Investors Bank is expanding its business lending in middle markets with the addition of a new executive. Janice A. Mills, CFP®, has been named Vice President, Business Lending, based in the bank’s Robbinsville office. “We are very happy that Janice …

Member News – Day Pitney

March 6th, 2015 — Day Pitney promotes seven attorneys to partners.  We’re extremely proud to be able to promote seven of our attorneys to firm partnership. In addition to their legal insights and acumen, these lawyers exemplify the level of client service that is …

Member News – Wells Fargo

March 6th, 2015 — Wells Fargo Business Banking Area Manager Jane Navarria has been named one of New Jersey’s 2015 Best 50 Women in Business.  Ms. Navarria is Wells Fargo’s top business banking executive in New Jersey.  The award program is produced by NJBIZ.  …

Raising the Minimum Wage Township by Township

March 6th, 2015 — If two Legislators get their way, municipalities throughout New Jersey would be allowed to pass ordinances raising the minimum wage in their townships.  Assembly Bill A-3912, found here, was to be heard Thursday in an Assembly Committee but the snow …

CIANJ Honors “Companies that Care”

March 1st, 2015 — CIANJ honors “Companies that Care” Awards presented at Chairman’s Reception             The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) saluted the generosity of business at its 2nd Annual Chairman’s Reception where more than 30 “Companies that Care” were honored …

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