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Member News – Berkeley College

March 25th, 2016 — CIANJ congratulates Berkeley College on celebrating its 85 year anniversary.  Berkeley will be holding its recognition ceremony at the Prudential Center in‪ Newark, NJ as the New Jersey Devils face off against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, March 29th. To …

Member News – 500 Best Employers List

March 25th, 2016 — Forbes magazine published its second-annual ranking of the nation’s 500 best employers, working with an online statistics firm to ask 30,000 workers to rate, on a scale of 1 to 10, how likely they were to recommend their employers to someone …

Member News – Sobel & Co.: NJBIZ’s Best Fifty Women In Business

March 25th, 2016 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey would like to congratulate Sally Glick, Chief Growth Strategist at Sobel Co., on receiving the Life Time Achievement Award at NJBIZ Best Women in Business event. Sally Glick serves on the Board …

Member News – Trinitas Regional Medical Center

March 25th, 2016 — Trinitas Regional Medical Center has been included among a select group of 86 hospitals across the nation chosen as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare for 2016 by Becker Healthcare based in Chicago. The highly-respected list …

Member News – HackensackUMC

March 25th, 2016 — Hackensack University Health Network is pleased to announce that all of its affiliated hospitals (HackensackUMC, HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley, HackensackUMC Mountainside, HackensackUMC Palisades, and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center) have been listed among Inside Jersey magazine’s Top Hospitals 2016. Inside …

Member News – WithumSmith+Brown

March 25th, 2016 — WithumSmith+Brown, PC (Withum), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, has announced the recent addition of three new members to its newly expanded Management Consulting Services. In their new role, Joseph Riccie, CPA; Meghan Watson; and Walter Merkas focus on helping clients …

Member News – PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP

March 25th, 2016 — PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP announced that it has promoted Brian M. Flynn to New Jersey Managing Partner, effective March 1. Flynn, who brings more than 30 years of expertise to his new position, will lead the firm’s aggressive growth plans …

Member News – NJIT

March 25th, 2016 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) has announced that Timothy V. Franklin, vice president and chief operating officer of the New Jersey Innovation Institute has been named to the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Planning Committee on the New …

Public Hearings on State Budget End

March 25th, 2016 — The New Jersey Legislature wrapped up its public hearings on the State Budget this week at NJIT in Newark.  CIANJ testified in support of the Governor’s proposed budget of $34.8 billion because for the seventh year in a row, no …

Member News: Summit Drilling

March 17th, 2016 — Summit Drilling one of the Northeast’s largest environmental drilling and injection services companies, has moved it’s southern New Jersey operations to a new state-of-the-art 15,000 sq. ft. facility in Runnemede, NJ. “This move is significant for us”, states Tory Donnelly, …

Member News: Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C.

March 17th, 2016 — Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C. has announced that firm attorneys, Richard D. Trenk, Joseph J. DiPasquale, Sam Della Fera, Jr., and Anthony Sodono III, have been named as 2016 New Jersey Super Lawyers. (L-R, Respectively)       …

Member News – Sterling National Bank

March 17th, 2016 — As part of its continued efforts to support small businesses, the Board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) today approved the designation of Sterling National Bank as a Premier Lender. The EDA’s Premier Lender Program was created to …

Member News – Investors Bank

March 17th, 2016 — Investors Bank continues to execute to its strategic plan in 2016, and in keeping with that commitment, has announced the appointment of John Regan as Director of Internal Audit. Regan, who joined the Investors Bank team on March 16, is …

Member News – TAPinto.net

March 17th, 2016 — TAPinto.net has announced that St. Bonaventure has become the first university to buy a TAPinto website franchise and has launched TAPinto Greater Olean so that its journalism students can provide hyperlocal online news to communities surrounding the university. “With TAPinto, everything comes …

Member News – LeClairRyan

March 17th, 2016 — National law firm LeClairRyan has announced that shareholder Elizabeth K. Acee has been named Litigation Department Leader. “Lizz embodies the best of LeClairRyan’s cultural ideals in both internal and external client service and in her contributions to the firm and …

Member News – Genova Burns

March 17th, 2016 — Genova Burns was pleased to announce that ten attorneys have been named 2016 NJ Super Lawyers and eight have been named Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from over 70 practice areas who have achieved …

CIANJ honors “Companies that Care” | Awards presented at Chairman’s Reception

March 16th, 2016 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) saluted the generosity of business at its 3nd Annual Chairman’s Reception, where more than 30 “Companies that Care” were honored this year. Martin Kafafian, chairman of the CIANJ board of directors, …

State Takeover of Atlantic City Imminent

March 11th, 2016 — At a sometimes contentious and heated legislative hearing yesterday in Trenton, the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee cleared legislation which would turn control of Atlantic City’s finances over to Trenton.  With an annual budget of more than $200 million and …

Member News – Risk Strategies Company

March 11th, 2016 — Risk Strategies Company, a privately held, rapidly growing national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, today announced its acquisition of Lester Brokerage, an Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey-based firm with six decades of expertise building customized programs that simplify the complex risk …

Member News – NAI James E. Hanson

March 11th, 2016 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announced that it has brokered a lease deal totaling 12,600-square-feet, bringing Youth Consultation Service, Inc., a behavioral health and housing agency for special needs children and …

Member News – TAPinto.net

March 11th, 2016 — TAPinto.net, an online news site, has announced that Pat Sharkey and daughters Kaitlyn Sharkey and Erin Coxen have franchised TAPinto Stafford and LBI, covering Stafford Township and Long Beach Island. Pat Sharkey has lived in Stafford Township since age 16.  He is …

Member News – Whitman

March 11th, 2016 — Whitman has announced that the firm has reached the milestone of 200 megawatts (MW) of designed solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, a major accomplishment for Whitman’s team of engineers. Whitman is involved in many aspects of the development of photovoltaic projects …

Member News – Corporate Ladders

March 11th, 2016 — Corporate Ladders announced that it has earned the Bronze Medal for “Best Lawyer/Law Firm Business Development Coaching” in New Jersey Law Journal’s 4th annual “Best Of” survey. Each year the New Jersey Law Journal polls its readership to find the best service …

Member News – Inserra Supermarkets, Inc.

March 11th, 2016 — With the help of Julie’s Walking Club at ShopRite of Lyndhurst, participants stay on track with their good exercise habits all year long. Every Thursday, members of the group meet to embark on a one-mile trek throughout the store. Julie …

Member News – Ultimate Software

March 11th, 2016 — Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, has announced that it has been ranked #15 on Fortune magazine’s 2016 “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. This marks Ultimate’s fifth consecutive year in …

Member News – Stryker

March 4th, 2016 — Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) has announced that it has been named as one of the Fortune’s 2016 100 Best Companies to Work For in its 19th annual survey of top-rated workplaces in the United States. The list recognizes companies that have …

Member News – Eastern DataComm

March 4th, 2016 — Eastern DataComm, along with Pascack Data Services and Dell, announced they are hosting three seminars in March and April aimed at protecting students and staff by improving emergency communications for school districts and municipalities, as well as understanding security trends …

Member News – North Jersey Federal Credit Union

March 4th, 2016 — Lourdes Cortez, President/CEO for North Jersey Federal Credit Union, has been selected by the Federal Reserve to serve on the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC). The Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC) was established in 2010 by the Board of …

Member News – HackensackUMC

March 4th, 2016 — Hackensack University Health Network has announced that Palisades Medical Center (North Bergen, NJ) has become a full member of the HackensackUHN, representing the Network’s fourth hospital in northern New Jersey. State and federal regulatory agencies have granted their approval, and …

Member News – Kreinces Rollins and Shanker, LLC

March 4th, 2016 — Simon Filip, CPA, MST, a resident of Saddle Brook, N.J., has been named partner at KRS CPAs, a Paramus, N.J., certified public accounting firm. A graduate of Seton Hall University, Filip joined the firm in 2014 as a senior tax …

Member News – Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

March 4th, 2016 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP was saddened to announce that name partner Peter N. Perretti, Jr. passed away on February 27 at the age of 84 after a long illness.  Perretti’s half-century career made him …

Paid Sick Leave Legislation Up on Monday

March 4th, 2016 — It’s back!  Legislation which would mandate paid sick leave for all businesses will be heard in Committee on Monday.  CIANJ has been opposing this legislation since its inception a few years ago on the grounds that government should not dictate …

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