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New Jersey Tax Changes in 2017 and Beyond

December 29th, 2016 —   As part of the deal that raised New Jersey’s gas tax by 23 cents per gallon, the new year will see a reduction in the state’s Sales and Use tax. So, if you have anything left in your Amazon.com …

Member News – Holy Name Medical Center

December 29th, 2016 — Holy Name Medical Center was recognized for the third consecutive scoring period, as the only top-preforming hospital in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Essex and Union Counties, according to the recently released “Star Ratings” issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid …

Member News – Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

December 29th, 2016 —     Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) announced six attorney promotions, effective January 1, 2017. The new position changes are as follows: Gemma M. Giantomasi, formerly counsel, has become a member in the firm’s Real Estate; Development and Land …

Member News – Atlantic Stewardship Bank

December 29th, 2016 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, recently announced the appointment of Amy Duffau-Leonard to Vice President/Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer. Ms. Leonard has over fifteen years of banking experience with a focus in BSA …

Member News – CohnReznick

December 29th, 2016 —   The proposed “white collar” exemption rule was set to go into effect on December 1. However, on November 22, a U.S. District Judge in Texas put the rule on hold. The Department of Labor (DOL) filed an appeal to …

27th America’s Health Rankings Report: New Jersey Ranks 9th Healthiest State

December 22nd, 2016 —     United Health Foundation released the 27th America’s Health Rankings Annual Report. As the longest-running annual assessment of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis, the report highlights positive trends in the health of the nation as well as …

Member News – Next Level Performance

December 22nd, 2016 —     Next Level Performance, a Dittman Company received two Platinum MarCom Awards and a Gold MarCom Award. The first Platinum MarCom Award was for the company’s original creative packaging used to deliver travel information before and during an incentive …

Member News – PSE&G

December 22nd, 2016 —     PSE&G earned recognition at the 17th Annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. The Christie Administration honored winners across a broad array of environmental groups, scientists, companies, educators, and students from …

Member News – Corporate Ladders

December 22nd, 2016 — Corporate Ladders earned the Gold Award and recognition as the Best Legal Business Development Coaching Firm in the state by the New Jersey Law Journal. Each year, the New Jersey Law Journal polls its readership to identify the best service …

Member News – St. Joseph’s Healthcare

December 22nd, 2016 —   St. Joseph’s Healthcare System collaborated with The Nicholson Foundation to award $640,000 to the Passaic County Health Coalition (PCHC). The goal is to implement and expand initiatives that will improve the health of low-income residents of the city of …

Berkeley College Online® Team Creates, Sends Hearts of Hope

December 15th, 2016 — In spirit of the holiday season, the Berkeley College Online® Team participated in the Hearts of Hope initiative. Those who participated painted around 100 clay hearts with an inspirational message to send to those who need support. About 100 of …

Member News – Holy Name Medical Center

December 15th, 2016 —   Holy Name Medical Center was named one of Top General hospitals in the United States and one of the four best in New Jersey – the only one selected in Bergen, Morris, Passaic, and Hudson counties. The rankings were …

Member News – LeClairRyan

December 15th, 2016 —   LeClairRyan attorney Joseph P. Paranac, Jr. discussed the recent changes in OSHA rules and regulations that will affect chemical companies and countless employers of all sizes. He spoke at the recent Metropolitan New York Coatings Association (MNYCA) Fall Technical …

Member News – Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

December 15th, 2016 —   Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP hosted its 20th annual toy drive to collect new toys for children ranging from newborn to fifteen-years-old. Hundreds of toys were collected this year and donated to the Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter …

Member News – Mack-Cali

December 15th, 2016 —     Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) announced that its Board of Directors had 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, 2016, through December …

Development and Research of Drone Technology in New Jersey

December 7th, 2016 —   The use of drones and its full potential is still untapped. Lead researchers at five New Jersey Universities joined Senate President Steve Sweeny, Senator Paul Sarlo, Senator Jim Whelan, Senator Jeff Van Drew and Senator Sandra Cunningham on Monday, …

Member News – Kean University

December 7th, 2016 —   Kean University was named to the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This marks the sixth time in a row that the University has earned a spot on the national list. Kean totaled 49,500 hours of community …

Member News – NAI James E. Hanson

December 7th, 2016 —   NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announced its Director of Capital Markets had arranged a $25.5 million refinancing of a 122,643-square-foot Parkway Center retail center located at One Ronson Road in …

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

December 7th, 2016 —   Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. announced Richard J. Levy as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Levy brings a decades’ worth of management experience, most recently as the CEO of Myelin Health. As COO, Mr. Levy will oversee administrative functions …

Member News – RWJBarnabas Health

December 7th, 2016 —   RWJBarnabas Health participated in The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently unveiled report outlining a menu of options for communities, hospitals, and policymakers to ensure that vulnerable rural and urban communities have access to essential health care services. Barry H. …

CIANJ Welcomes New Members

December 1st, 2016 —   CIANJ’s greatest strength is its members, their commitment to one another and the state of New Jersey. The Commerce and Industry Association is proud to share this month’s new members and welcomes each of them to our Association: Capital …

Member News – The DAK Group

December 1st, 2016 — The DAK Group, a boutique investment bank specializing in serving the needs of middle market companies, recently announced the hiring of Sheon Karol as its new managing director to the firm. Mr. Karol brings a diverse background in executive, turnaround, …

Member News – Atlantic Stewardship Bank

December 1st, 2016 —   Atlantic Stewardship Bank honors Sarah Ferrington, vice president/marketing manager, for her recognition and award from The New Jersey Bankers Association and New Jersey Banker magazine. The award celebrated bankers for their promise and potential in the local banking industry. …

Member News – Hackensack University Medical Center

December 1st, 2016 — Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, announced the arrival of Florian P. Thomas, M.D., M.A., Ph.D., M.S., chair of the Neuroscience Institute and chief of the Neurology Division at HackensackUMC. Dr. Thomas plans to establish a …

Member News – Productive Play LLC

December 1st, 2016 —   Productive Play LLC earned The Amazing Kids in Business award at the 2016 Hunterdon Count Annual Business Award Ceremony held on November 22, 2016, for its board game “LAUNCH!”. The award recognizes the Hudicka family for its initiative and …

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