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Member News – Lakeland Bank

August 26th, 2016 — Lakeland Bank was pleased to distribute $144,500 in scholarships to high school seniors who graduated this year from Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties. The funds were raised last September at the Bank’s 2015 Annual Scholarship …

Coming Attractions in the September 2016 Issue of COMMERCE Magazine

August 26th, 2016 — The cover story in the September 2016 issue of COMMERCE showcases the STEM degree programs at CIANJ member colleges and universities. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math—degree fields which are in demand and place graduates on track for …

Member News – Atlantic Stewardship Bank

August 26th, 2016 — BauerFinancial Inc., Coral Gables, FL, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, proudly announces that Atlantic Stewardship Bank, Midland Park, New Jersey has once again earned its highest, 5-Star rating. This marks the seventh consecutive quarter that Atlantic Stewardship Bank has …

Member News – Next Level Performance

August 26th, 2016 — Next Level Performance Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary by Giving Back to the Community with HOPE Week Initiative Next Level Performance, a Dittman Company has a long history of charitable initiatives with HOPE Week being the main service event each year. In 2016, the …

Member News – Hackensack Meridian

August 26th, 2016 — Hackensack, N.J., August 24, 2016 – Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce it has been named among the “100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review. For …

Member News – Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C.

August 26th, 2016 — Best Lawyers have released the 23rd Edition of the “Best Lawyers in America”. David Nachman, Esq., one of the Managing Attorneys at the Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C., has been selected by his peers as being among one …

Member News – Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus

August 19th, 2016 — Twenty-nine lawyers from the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. The firm’s 2017 Best Lawyers include: Morris S. Bauer, Bankruptcy …

Member News – Hackensack Meridian Health

August 19th, 2016 — Subaru America has joined forces with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to provide support to children and their families as part of their “Subaru Loves to Care” initiative. Customers who visited Liberty Subaru in Emerson and Hudson Subaru in Jersey City …

Member News – David Barrand, Affiliated Appraisal Group

August 19th, 2016 — David Barrand, of Affiliated Appraisal Group Inc., has been awarded the MAI Membership Designation. The MAI Designation is held by professionals who can provide a wide range of services relating to all types of real property, such as providing opinions …

Technology Conference at MSU

August 19th, 2016 — More than 100 business owners and executives learned how to use data and the Internet of Things to grow their business during a recent conference organized by the Feliciano Center at Montclair State University, CIANJ, Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce …

CIANJ/COMMERCE’s 2016 Annual Best Practices Awards

August 19th, 2016 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and COMMERCE are co-presenting the CIANJ/COMMERCE Annual Best Practices Awards Conference on Sept. 13, 2016 at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville, New Jersey. “The keynote speaker is CNN Analyst and …

Member News – Levine Jacobs

August 12th, 2016 — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF/CGMA, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C., recently joined forces with Jennifer E. Presti, Esq, Mandelbaum Salsburg, P.C., where they co-authored an article published in New Jersey Law Journal. The article, ‘Great, I’m Divorced, Now What,’ discusses …

Member News – William H. Connolly & Co. LLC

August 12th, 2016 — William H. Connolly & Co., LLC, one of the region’s foremost providers of insurance brokerage and risk management services, is pleased to announce that John Degnan, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and …

Member News – Hackensack Meridian Health

August 12th, 2016 — The Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section of the Department of Surgery at HackensackUMC, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, recently hosted the 13th Annual Spring “High School Traffic Safety Challenge” seatbelt program awards ceremony. Student representatives and teachers …

Member News – Peapack-Gladstone Bank

August 12th, 2016 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announce the appointment of Wilson Tam, Senior Vice President, Head of Multifamily Underwriting.  Operating out of the Bank’s Teaneck and Bedminster Headquarters locations, Wilson will be responsible for the Bank’s multifamily credit and underwriting …

Member News – Lakeland Bank

August 12th, 2016 — Thomas J. Shara, president and chief executive officer of Lakeland Bank recently announced the expansion of its Small Business Lending division. Lakeland’s Small Business Lending division has experienced solid continuous growth over the last five years and to meet the …

Member News – Whitman

August 12th, 2016 — Whitman was thrilled to take part in NAIOP NJ’s Community Action Day at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside on July 15th. Over 100 volunteers assisted in organizing donations, and re-packing food and household items which will …

Member News – NAI James E. Hanson

August 12th, 2016 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has brokered a lease of 4,881-square-feet of Class-A office space to PixarBio at the Fletcher Office Center located at 2200 Fletcher Avenue in Fort Lee, NJ. NAI Hanson’s Scott K. Perkins, SIOR, Andrew Somple, …

New Jersey Society of CPAs Names Walter J. Brasch as New President

August 12th, 2016 — Walter J. Brasch, CPA, CGMA, partner and chief business development officer at CIANJ member PFK O’Connor Davies, began his one-year term as NJCPA president June 1, 2016. Brasch joined the NJCPA, also a CIANJ member, in 1977. He has served …

Member News-Holy Name Medical Center

August 5th, 2016 — Holy Name Medical Center is the only top-performing hospital in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Essex and Union Counties, according to the recently released “Star Ratings” issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Quality.  For 2015-2016, Holy …

Member News – Atlantic Stewardship Bank

August 5th, 2016 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, announced the promotion of Judith Keyes from Assistant Vice President to Vice President/Training Officer. As ASB’s Training Officer, Ms. Keyes has over 36 years of experience in the …

Member News – Dittman Incentives is Now Next Level Performance

August 5th, 2016 — Dittman Incentive Marketing is now Next Level Performance, a Dittman Company. They will continue to provide clients with powerful Incentive Travel programs and Employee Engagement solutions. The new name reflects the company vision to “enrich people’s lives and give them …

Member News – HackensackUMC

August 5th, 2016 — HackensackUMC, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, recently held a Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) RN Fellowship Graduation Ceremony for four registered nurses. The nurses are from 8PE and 8PW Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) units. To facilitate the challenging …

Member News – Jackson Lewis P.C.

August 5th, 2016 — Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, congratulates Firm Chairman Vincent A. Cino, who was one of five Jackson Lewis attorneys to be named to Human Resource Executive magazine’s “Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” list for 2016. …

Member News – WithumSmith+Brown

August 5th, 2016 — McGuigan Tombs & Company, a certified public accounting firm based in Manasquan, NJ, joined its practice with WithumSmith+Brown, PC (Withum), a regional CPA and consulting firm. Withum has 14 offices, 800 staff members and an annual revenue of $140 million, …

Member News – Peapack-Gladstone Bank

August 5th, 2016 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announce the appointment of Kevin E. Beisswenger, Senior Managing Director, Commercial Lending at Peapack-Gladstone Bank.  Kevin brings to the Bank over 25 years of automotive financial industry experience with an established track record in …

Member News – CohnReznick LLP

August 5th, 2016 — CohnReznick LLP: CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the U.S., raised a total of $62,000 at its 15th annual employee Bowl-A-Thon benefiting Make-A-Wish® New Jersey. This brings the total raised for Make-A-Wish by the Firm …

New Survey Finds Accounting Industry Growth, Higher Taxes for Clients and Challenging Economic Conditions in New Jersey

August 5th, 2016 — New Jersey CPAs believe their clients will pay more taxes in 2017 than they did this year and also expressed concerns about a slowdown in the state’s economy. In a recent survey conducted of New Jersey-based CPAs by Capital One …

CIANJ Welcomes New Members

August 5th, 2016 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ), which represents corporate members from every industry sector in the Garden State, is pleased to welcome the following new members to its pro-business family: Abu Judeh Health Law LLC; Allan Briteway …

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