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“Walkable Urban Places reshaping New Jersey”

March 30th, 2017 — George Washington University study released at CIANJ roundtable New Jersey is at the forefront of a dynamic new trend – Walkable Urban Places – that is reshaping real estate development across the nation, according to a study done by George …

Member News – JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Connell Foley LLP

March 30th, 2017 —   JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Connell Foley LLP’s Managing Partner Philip F. McGovern, Jr.— was honored at New Jersey City University’s “Blueprint for Tomorrow” Gala on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at The Hyatt Regency, Jersey City. Leading the roster …

Member News – Hunter Group

March 30th, 2017 —   Hunter Group CPA Director and Owner of Bergen County-based CPA firm LLC, Maria C. Plucinsky, CPA, was honored as a “Trailblazing Woman in Labor and Business” by the Fair Lawn Mayor and Council.  The proclamation, presented at the March …

Member News – Atlantic Stewardship Bank

March 30th, 2017 —   Atlantic Stewardship Bank, President and Chief Executive Officer, Paul Van Ostenbridge, recently announced the promotion of William S. Clement from Senior Vice President/Chief Lending Officer to Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer. Mr. Clement is working out of their Midland …

Member News – Hackensack Meridian Health

March 30th, 2017 — Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, has once again earned the “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, …

CIANJ celebrates Good Works of Business – 4th Annual Chairman’s Reception

March 23rd, 2017 —   The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and COMMERCE Magazine recently hosted their Fourth Annual Chairman’s Reception  – paying tribute to the kindness and generosity of the business community. Thirty-nine companies, including leading manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, banks …

Member News – Holy Name Medical Center

March 23rd, 2017 —   The Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, Board of Trustees, and Administration of Holy Name Medical Center hosted a grand opening event of Cancer Support Community at Holy Name Medical Center on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 10 a.m. at …

Member News – Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A

March 23rd, 2017 —   Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, has again been selected by Super Lawyers as one of the 2017 Top 100 …

Member News – NJIT

March 23rd, 2017 —   NJIT Alumnus, Muhammad Elgammal, P.E., PMP, a 27-year-old associate civil engineer at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, was honored at an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Gala in Arlington, Va. as one of the organization’s 10 …

Member News – BDO USA, LLP

March 23rd, 2017 —   BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional service organizations, announced the expansion of its Real Estate, Construction and Hospitality practice in the Woodbridge, New Jersey office. This expansion will allow the team to better service existing clients …

Small Businesses See Quarterly Growth, Optimistic About The Future

March 16th, 2017 — For the first time since the Great Recession, small business owners feel more secure about their business and outlook moving forward, after strong growth in the previous quarter. Wells Fargo surveyed several small business owners and received positive results from …

Member News – Weber, Shapiro & Company, LLP

March 16th, 2017 —   Weber, Shapiro & Company, LLP a Woodcliff Lake, N.J.-based accounting and consulting firm, is merging its investment and financial planning practice into NCM Capital Management, LLC, Ramsey, N.J NCM is an SEC-­‐registered wealth advisory firm specializing in investment strategy and  …

Member News – Bayshore

March 16th, 2017 —   Valerie Montecalvo, President/CEO, and Frank Montecalvo, Chief Operating Officer, of the Bayshore Family of Companies of Woodbridge Township, N.J., were inducted into the National Construction & Demolition Recycling Hall of Fame on March 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, N.V. …

Member News – Stryker

March 16th, 2017 —   For the seventh year in a row, Stryker was named as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in the United States. Stryker has earned a ranked among the top 20 on the list for the second …

Member News – Rubenstein, Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli, Conte & Bern, P.A.

March 16th, 2017 —   Rubenstein, Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli, Conte & Bern, P.A. has expanded its office in Montvale, N.J. by 3,700 square feet to over 15,050 square feet of space. According to Partner Lawrence Meyerson, “the additional space reflects the continuous growth that we …

Technology Companies Benefit from Enhanced R&D Tax Credit Program

March 9th, 2017 —   (Source: CohnReznick) The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act) made research and development (R&D) tax credits more accessible to more technology companies. The R&D tax credit is an activity based jobs credit. Companies with employees developing …

Member News – Creamer Environmental, Inc

March 9th, 2017 — Tracy Straka, the Executive Vice President of Creamer Environmental, Inc. and Chair of CIANJ’s Environmental Business Council, has been invited to be a member of the Conservancy Council of The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey. The role of the Council …

Member News – Guardian Data Destruction

March 9th, 2017 —   Guardian Data Destruction (“Guardian”) launched a 2MM SSD Shredder, the first mobile shredder that meets standards set by the National Security Agency (NSA) and DoD for physical damage. Companies will no longer need to dismantle hard drives or solid state …

Member News – Englewood Hospital

March 9th, 2017 —   Englewood Hospital and Medical Center earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Spinal Fusion Certification for the third consecutive time since 2012. Englewood Hospital was also recertified with the Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for …

Member News – Sterling Bancorp

March 9th, 2017 — Sterling Bancorp and Astoria Financial Corporation announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at approximately $2.2 billion, based on the closing price of Sterling Bancorp common stock on March 6, 2017.​​​​​​​ The …

The Commerce and Industry of Association of New Jersey Partners with the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program to Host the First Annual NJ State-of-the-State Manufacturing Event

March 2nd, 2017 — The first annual NJ State-of-the-State Manufacturing event, hosted by the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) and partnered with Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey is aiming to bring manufacturing business executives and state officials together in the same …

Member News – Weber, Shapiro & Company

March 2nd, 2017 —   Weber, Shapiro & Company, LLP, Woodcliff Lake, N.J. accounting and consulting firm promoted Shaddai Jaquez, CPA, MS, to Senior Tax Accountant. Ms. Jaquez, who joined WS & Co. in 2014, previously served as Staff Accountant. With more than five …

Member News – United Airlines

March 2nd, 2017 —   United Airlines is revitalizing its route network with more destinations, more flights and more convenient connections for customers in both domestic and international markets. Subject to government approval, the carrier will add a seasonal route between San Francisco and …

Member News – Adaptation

March 2nd, 2017 — Adaptation CEO Allyson Gilbert will receive the Clara Barton Community Humanitarian Award at the ARC’s annual Red, White and Bling fundraising gala on behalf of her commitment to the American Red Cross. The event will be held Saturday, March 18 …

Member News – Provident Bank

March 2nd, 2017 —   Provident Bank announced Ivan Trajkovic of Pompton Plains, N.J. has joined as the Vice President, Relationship Manager with the bank’s Asset Based Lending (ABL) group. In this position, he will be responsible for providing working capital solutions to manufacturers, …

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