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Companies That Care: Support in Time of Crisis

February 29th, 2016 — JCP&L: During storm events and throughout the year, Jersey Central Power & Light does its part to combat hunger. JCP&L supports Harvest for Hunger, which helps feed those in need throughout the state. In 2015, employees donated 2,431 pounds of …

Companies That Care: Serving the Unemployed

February 29th, 2016 — Dittman Incentive Marketing: Integral to its core values, Dittman Incentive Marketing undertakes several initiatives each year to encourage volunteerism and charitable giving. Standing out among the company’s projects is its annual HOPE Week; in which employee volunteers commit time and …

Companies That Care: Supporting Our Veterans

February 29th, 2016 —   St. Peter’s Healthcare System: Two years ago, St. Peter’s Healthcare System’s “Healthgivers Honoring Heroes” program was brought to life by Peter Fish, M.D. Also known as “Triple H”, the program recognizes inpatients who served in the armed forces and …

Companies That Care: Supporting the Homeless

February 29th, 2016 —   Wells Fargo: In partner with Habitat for Humanity of Paterson, twenty dedicated Wells Fargo Employees rolled up their sleeves to refurbish two single-family homes in Paterson, N.J. Employees constructed two walls, doors, and helped install windows in the homes, …

Companies That Care: Supporting Children in Our Communities

February 29th, 2016 —   UnitedHealthcare: The UnitedHealthcare Health Bee competition has been an integral part of the Westfield YMCA’s 7th Grade Initiative, which helps pre-teens develop healthy habits. Students gather to learns about fitness, nutrition and self-esteem throughout the year and have their …

Companies That Care: Fighting Against Hunger

February 29th, 2016 — The Valley Hospital: Aside from contributing over $100,000 to eight local not-for-profits and charities, The Valley Hospital’s dining staff plans menus and prepares meals for Community Meals Inc., a private non-profit “Meals-on-Wheels” organization. Cold and hot nutritious meals are prepared …

Companies That Care: Supporting Local Communities

February 29th, 2016 — Suez: Suez has supplied comprehensive and ongoing support to “WomenRising”, an organization that assists women and their families in Hudson County to achieve self-sufficiency and live safe, fulfilling, and productive life. Some support Suez has provided includes donating proceeds from …

Member News – NJIT

February 26th, 2016 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) continues to build a critical mass and increase its visibility as a top university for future leaders in the field of cybersecurity. The National Science Foundation (NSF) CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service, a program seeking …

Member News – PFK O’Connor Davies

February 26th, 2016 — PFK O’Connor Davies Administration has announced its merger with VBK+CO, a global administration firm headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Continuing PKF O’Connor Davies’ commitment to broadening its global reach, the addition of VBK+CO adds a combined 70 years of experience in …

Member News – Ramapo College

February 26th, 2016 — The Les Paul Foundation has announced the official dedication and opening of the Les Paul Studio for Music Recording and Sound Design at Ramapo College of New Jersey to take place Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in H-204. …

Member News – Holy Name Medical Center

February 26th, 2016 — U.S. Senator Bob Menendez will host his Sixth Annual Women’s History Month event on Sunday, March 6, 2016. The event will feature the Evangelina Menendez Trailblazer Awards honoring six New Jersey women for their exceptional achievements, including Kyung Hee Choi …

Member News – SUEZ

February 26th, 2016 — After 36 years Bob Iacullo is retiring from SUEZ in North America, formerly United Water. Prior to his retirement Bob Iacullo oversaw the support services of Environmental Compliance, Health and Safety, Operations Support, Corporate Communications, Regulatory Relations and External Affairs …

Member News – NAI James E. Hanson

February 26th, 2016 — NAI James E. Hanson has announced that senior associate, Randy Horning, has earned his Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) with a concentration in finance and investment from the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate. …

North Jersey Casinos Take Center Stage

February 26th, 2016 — On Monday, the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee will hold its required public hearing on whether to expand casino gaming to northern New Jersey.  If Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR #1), found here, clears the Legislature, a question would appear on …

Member News- Cole Schotz

February 19th, 2016 — On Thursday, February 11th, Cole Schotz P.C. was named “New Jersey Firm of the Year” for 2016 by Benchmark Litigation. The award was presented at the Benchmark Litigation U.S. Awards ceremony held at Essex House in New York.  Now in …

Member News-H2M

February 19th, 2016 — H2M architects + engineers held its third annual company-wide “All Hands Meeting” this past Friday morning. The meeting consisted of all staff members attending an interactive presentation led by President and CEO Rich Humann, in which he began by announcing …

Member News-Friedman LLP

February 19th, 2016 — Friedman LLP has announced the addition of new partner Randall M. Paulikens to its Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support and Valuation Services (“FLVS”) practice. Randy brings more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, including 25 years specializing in business valuation, …

Member News-CohnReznick

February 19th, 2016 — CohnReznick has announced the election of John Yin to its partnership in Roseland, NJ as of February 1, 2016. John Yin, CPIM, is a Principal in the Roseland, NJ office, leading CIO Advisory Services and ERP Solutions in CohnReznick Advisory’s …

Member News-Montclair State University/Sony Electronics

February 19th, 2016 — Montclair State University has entered into a strategic alliance with Sony Electronics, one of the world’s and the state’s technology leaders. The agreement puts into place a long-term plan to enable the University’s communication and media students to gain real-world …

Member News-Atlantic Stewardship Bank

February 19th, 2016 — Atlantic Stewardship Bank has announced the appointment of James H. Shields to Senior Vice President/Chief Credit Officer, and Bill Clement to Senior Vice President/Chief Lending Officer. Mr. Shields has thirty years of financial services expertise with a focus in credit …

Do You Know What A “Patent Troll” Is?

February 19th, 2016 — On Monday, the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee will hear testimony on legislation protecting businesses against frivolous lawsuits claiming patent infringement.  Litigation brought by Patent Assertion Entities or Patent Trolls has been on the rise recently.  These lawsuits can …

Member News – Ultimate Software

February 12th, 2016 — Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that the company has been ranked #1 on the Best Large Workplaces in Technology list for 2016 # 1 Best Large Workplace …

Member News – Sobel & Co.

February 12th, 2016 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey congratulates Sally Glick, CMO at Sobel & Co. LLC, on being selected by NJBIZ as New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business 2016 Lifetime Achievement honoree. The NJBIZ Best 50 Women in …

Member News – Rutgers University

February 12th, 2016 — Ending hunger, conserving the environment and advancing medicine were more important goals to Rutgers Professor Joachim Messing than earning lots of cash. So when he discovered a way to crack the genetic code of humans and plants like rice, corn …

Member News – Holy Name Medical Center

February 12th, 2016 — The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted full accreditation to the Regional Cancer Center at Holy Name Medical Center. To earn CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, …

Member News – Whitman

February 12th, 2016 — Whitman is proud to announce the following two promotions: Michael Russo has been promoted to Senior Vice President of the firm.  Mr. Russo has more than 30 years of experience in the environmental field.  He is responsible for the direction and growth …

Member News- HackensackUMC

February 12th, 2016 — Hackensack University Medical Center has announced support of a strategic partnership with CNOW, a leading provider of telehealth solutions based in Mount Dora, FL, serving individuals with mental health issues and developmental disabilities. Through the HackensackUMC Foundation, CNOW’s telehealth solutions …

Member News – Dewberry

February 12th, 2016 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has hired Lisa Peterson, PE, as a transportation services manager in the firm’s Mount Laurel, New Jersey, office. Peterson has more than 13 years of experience in transportation engineering and project management. Her …

Angels On Our Shoulders

February 12th, 2016 — The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) reports that more than $125 million has been invested in New Jersey-based emerging technology and biotechnology businesses through the Angel Investor Tax Credit Program since its inception in 2013. The program approved 213 …

Member News – Trinitas Regional Medical Center

February 12th, 2016 — Victor M. Richel of Berkeley Heights has been elected as the new Board Chair of Trinitas Regional Medical Center and Trinitas Health, its parent organization. He succeeds Sister Rosemary Moynihan, SC, General Superior of the Sisters of Charity of Saint …

Member News- SaxBST

February 5th, 2016 — The New Jersey commercial real estate community wrapped up the first month of 2016 at the SaxBST Real Estate Industry Update. The January 26th networking and educational event at Maritime Parc in Jersey City was hosted by the firm’s Real …

Member News- Lakeland Bank

February 5th, 2016 — Thomas J. Shara, CEO of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. announced that Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr. was appointed to the Boards of Directors of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. Inserra, age 58, is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Inserra Supermarkets, Inc., a family …

Member News- NJIT

February 5th, 2016 — The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will join The Africa-America Institute (AAI) and the East African Development Bank (EADB) as an institutional partner in a new scholarship program that will enable experienced teachers and lecturers to earn postgraduate degrees …

Member News- PKF O’Connor Davies

February 5th, 2016 — O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s fastest growing accounting and advisory firms, announced today that it has expanded its relationship with PKF International, becoming the lead North American firm in the growing global network of independent accounting and advisory …

Member News-Collemi Consulting

February 5th, 2016 — Launched at the start of 2016, Collemi Consulting & Advisory Services, LLC promotes and enhances audit quality in public accounting firms and organizations that support the public accounting profession in both the U.S. and abroad. The business was founded by Salvatore A. Collemi, …

Member News- Friedman LLP

February 5th, 2016 — Friedman LLP has announced the promotion of five outstanding professionals to partner effective January 1, 2016. The promoted individuals are located in the New York and New Jersey offices and include: John M. Bono, promoted from principal to partner in …

Member News-Berkeley College

February 5th, 2016 — Diane Recinos, Senior Vice President, Enrollment Management at Berkeley College, was named one of New Jersey’s 2016 Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ in January. The award recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions to the State of New Jersey …

Member News-AmeriHealth New Jersey

February 5th, 2016 — AmeriHealth New Jersey has announced that Judith L. Roman, president and CEO, has decided to leave the company to pursue new career opportunities. Roman took the helm in March 2006 and has heightened AmeriHealth New Jersey’s profile significantly over the …

$15 Minimum Wage?

February 5th, 2016 — Earlier this week, Assembly Democratic leaders announced plans to introduce legislation raising New Jersey’ s minimum wage from $8.38 to $15.  The news comes on the heels of the Assembly’s recent hearings on how to fight poverty in New Jersey.  …

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