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Member News — Semeraro Secures Another Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

December 31st, 2018 — Partner, Mark J. Semeraro and associate R. Scott Fahrney have secured a $2.3 million total settlement in a personal injury action on the behalf of their client Stefanida Sloan in the matter Sloan v. Sussex County and Asphalt Paving Systems, Inc., et al. …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized with Six Women’s Choice Awards honoring ‘America’s Best Hospitals’

December 28th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been honored with multiple Women’s Choice Awards, honoring “America’s Best Hospitals” based on outstanding achievement in clinical excellence and patient experience. “I want to commend our …

Member News — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Member Featured On CBS News

December 28th, 2018 — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC., a Livingston-based leading accounting firm, was featured on CBS News.  In the segment about the recent change in the alimony tax law, Karu states, “It’s just added another level. What …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Holds Third Annual Graduation Ceremony for Nurses in Blood and Marrow

December 28th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently held the third annual Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) RN Fellowship Graduation Ceremony for nine registered nurses. The nurses are from 8PE and 8PW Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) units.   To …

Member News — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Announces New Counsel

December 28th, 2018 — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden announced today that Suzanne M. Bradley and Michael J. Zoller have been elevated from Associate to Counsel, effective January 1, 2019. Suzanne M. Bradley joined the firm’s Litigation practice as an associate in 2014, and focuses …

Member News — Columbia Bank Teams Up With Bayshore Lunch Program

December 27th, 2018 — Columbia Bank recently teamed up with Keyport New Jersey’s Bayshore Lunch Program. Established in 2013, the program works to serve a free meal Monday-Friday to those in need. Our team of volunteers, including Columbia Bank’s Chairman of the Board Noel …

Member News — New Jersey American Water Investing $915,000 in Linden

December 24th, 2018 — New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 2,660 feet of aging water main in its Linden service area. The company is replacing main that has reached the end of its useful life with new ductile iron main along Jackson Avenue which turns into Maple …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized by Becker’s Healthcare Among 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs

December 24th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center has been recognized by Becker’s Healthcare as one of the “100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs 2018.” “I want to congratulate our entire orthopedics team on this significant achievement,” said …

Member News — Celgene Corporation to Present at the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

December 24th, 2018 — Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) will present a business update and provide 2019 financial guidance at the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 7, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. PT/ 10:30 a.m. ET. The presentation and breakout session can be accessed live …

Member News — SB One Bancorp Completes Merger With Enterprise Bank

December 24th, 2018 — SB One Bancorp (Nasdaq: SBBX), the holding company for SB One Bank, announced the successful closing of the previously announced merger of Enterprise Bank N.J. (“Enterprise Bank”) with and into SB One Bank. Under the terms of the merger agreement, …

Member News — Columbia Bank Toy Drive Spreads Holiday Cheer

December 21st, 2018 — Columbia Bank has recently completed their Annual Corporate Holiday Toy Drive for children in New Jersey. Coordinated by Team Columbia Volunteers, the effort benefitted 5 organizations across the state of New Jersey including New Jersey Department of Family Services, Boys …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Announces Two Recipients of Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards

December 21st, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that two of the health network’s esteemed physician leaders are recipients of Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards. The winners are: Bonita Stanton, M.D., founding dean, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at …

Member News — Carepoint Health Joined with Jersey City Officials, Area Radio Stations to Award Winners of High School Essay Writing Contest

December 21st, 2018 — CarePoint Health and Christ Hospital officials, in partnership with the City of Jersey City Department of Recreation, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Jersey City Public Schools Superintendent Marcia V. Lyles, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, the Jersey City Police Department and WBLS …

Member News — Mechanical Engineering at NJIT Earns Top Ranking

December 21st, 2018 — College Factual ranks NJIT’s mechanical engineering program in the Top 15 percent of all mechanical engineering programs in the United States. Mechanical engineering at NJIT moved up 14 slots over last year, from No. 53 to No. 39, out of 272 …

Do You Have Ideas & Recommended Best Practices to Assist Small Businesses?

December 20th, 2018 — CIANJ is looking for members who are interested in sharing their thoughts and recommended best practices to help small businesses succeed. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority is collecting feedback on this topic to help create a dynamic and supportive …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Midland Park Public Education Foundation

December 20th, 2018 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently granted $20,000 to the Midland Park Public Education Foundation. The donation is part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The grant will …

Member News — CarePoint Health Mammogram-o-thon

December 20th, 2018 — CarePoint Health-CPH facilities: Bayonne Medical Center in Bayonne, Christ Hospital in Jersey City and Hoboken University Medical Center in Hoboken offers screening mammogram throughout the year, by offering the state of the art technology. In lieu of the Breast Cancer …

Member News — Nationally Renowned Physician, Judy Aschner, M.D. to Lead Children’s Care Transformation Services at Hackensack Meridian Health and Pediatrics at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital

December 20th, 2018 — Judy Aschner, M.D. has been named the Clinical Director of Hackensack Meridian Health Children’s Care Transformation Service and Marvin I. Gottlieb, M.D. Ph.D. Chair of Pediatrics; Physician in Chief for the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health …

New Jersey CPAs Say Minimum Wage Should Be Raised, But Not to $15

December 20th, 2018 — More than 55 percent of the 1,204 New Jersey certified public accountants (CPAs) surveyed earlier this month by the New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA) support raising the state’s minimum wage from the current $8.60 per hour (or $8.85 starting …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Designated as Preferred SBA Lender

December 20th, 2018 — Atlantic Stewardship Bank announced that it was named as a Preferred Lender with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The Preferred Lenders Program (PLP) is a part of the SBA’s effort to streamline the procedures necessary to provide financial assistance …

Member News — Atlantic Health System Nurse Leaders Recognized for Accomplishments, Enhancements to Care

December 20th, 2018 — Nurse leaders from two of Atlantic Health System’s hospitals were recently honored for their leadership and accomplishments by the Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey (ONL NJ) at its Annual Holiday Meeting and Awards Brunch. Sharon Kelly, MSN, RN, …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Raises $190,000 at Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

December 20th, 2018 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce that $190,000 was raised at the Bank’s Annual Scholarship Golf Outing held October 30, 2018 at Crystal Springs Resort. Scholarships will be awarded in 2019 to local students pursuing a higher education. “Lakeland Bank …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center to Offer Incisionless Surgery to Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

December 19th, 2018 — More than 20 million Americans suffer with daily heartburn or other symptoms of reflux, such as regurgitation, chronic cough, hoarseness and dental erosions.  Until recently, patients faced either a lifetime of daily medications, and often incomplete resolution of their symptoms, …

Member News — The Valley Hospital Auxiliary Illuminates the “Tree of Light”

December 19th, 2018 — On Sunday, December 2nd, supporters gathered in the Shotmeyer Lobby of The Valley Hospital to celebrate the Tree of Light Ceremony, a time honored annual event that has been a Valley favorite since 1989. While guests enjoyed the music provided …

Member News — Friedman LLP Launches Qualified Opportunity Zone Consulting Practice

December 19th, 2018 — Top 50 accounting and advisory firm, Friedman LLP, expands its dynamic service offerings to include Qualified Opportunity Zone (“QOZ”) Consulting . The QOZ program, created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”), is a tax incentivized investment initiative …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Expands Air Quality Expertise Practice

December 19th, 2018 — Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) officially announced the addition of John Tsun, an air quality services expert, to the firm. Tsun, who brings nearly three decades of managing environmental compliance for the petroleum, pharmaceutical, chemical and power generation industries, joins …

Member News — Valley Recognized as One of America’s Best Hospitals by Women’s Choice Award

December 19th, 2018 — The Valley Hospital has been recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals by the Women’s Choice Award® for its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. Valley has received the following Women’s Choice Award distinctions for 2019: America’s Best …

Member News — Berkeley College Alumni Host Toy Drive to Benefit Our Way to Hope in Paterson

December 18th, 2018 — Berkeley College alumni and officials gather at the Woodland Park, NJ, campus on December 13, 2018, to celebrate the holidays and collect toy donations. Alumni collected more than 60 toys for donations to Our Way to Hope in Paterson, NJ, …

Member News — New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. Receives $250,000 in State Funds to Support Apprenticeship Programs

December 18th, 2018 — The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) has received $250,000 in State funds as part of Senate Bill No. 2839 in an effort to support NJMEP’s Apprenticeship Programs. The funds will be used to support NJMEP’s Technical Sales Training & …

Member News — Bergen Community College Students Beat the Cold with Soup for the Hungry

December 18th, 2018 — The Bergen Community College student government association used soup to bring warmth to the winter season for those in need. During the week of “Giving Tuesday” Nov. 27, the group sponsored a soup drive supported by students, faculty and staff …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Supports South Plainfield Rescue Squad

December 18th, 2018 — South Plainfield Emergency Medical Services  has received a $27,022 grant from the Columbia Bank Foundation to purchase new portable radios, and install new security cameras. Founded in 1944, the squad provides emergency services and transport to the residents of South …

Member News — Valley Bank Promotes Brian Tish to First SVP NJ Commercial Real Estate Lending

December 18th, 2018 — Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NASDAQ: VLY), announced today the promotion of Brian Tish to First Senior Vice President – Division Head of New Jersey Commercial Real Estate Lending. Tish joined Valley in 1989 and …

Member News — County College of Morris Career Programs Open House

December 18th, 2018 — Looking to fulfill your dreams for a rewarding career but need options that work with your busy schedule and do not take a lot of time? Attend the Workforce Development Continuing Professional Education Open House at County College of Morris …

Member News — Konica Minolta Honored With Three 2018 ASTORS Homeland Security Awards

December 18th, 2018 — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) was honored with receiving three, 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards from American Security Today. Konica Minolta’s bizhub MFP’s, featuring the SIPRNet software solution, received a Platinum Award for Best Smart Card Reader; …

Member News — Steven Mignoga Named to Board of Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

December 18th, 2018 — Steven K. Mignogna, a Partner in the firm’s Haddonfield office, has been named to the Advisory Committee of the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. As a board member, Mr. Mignogna will help to implement the goals of the Institute. With …

Member News — Berkeley College Business Student Receives iGrad Scholarship

December 17th, 2018 — Berkeley College student Imani Miller, Business Administration, Class of 2019, knows how to “seize the day” and take advantage of the opportunities set before her. In the small town of Buford, GA, where she grew up, she made a film about …

Member News — PKF O’Connor Davies Welcomes GKG CPAs

December 17th, 2018 — PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, the nation’s 29th largest accounting and advisory firm, announced today that GKG CPAs, an accounting, consulting and financial services firm based in Chestnut Ridge, NY has joined the firm. The move is part of PKF O’Connor …

Member News — SobelCo Announces Merger with Weber, Shapiro & Company, LLP

December 17th, 2018 — On January 1, 2019, SobelCo will merge with Woodcliff Lake firm Weber, Shapiro & Company. Alan Sobel, Managing Member, announced the impending merger noting that, “SobelCo was founded in 1956 with a vision for seamlessly blending the business acumen and …

Member News — Port Authority Prepared to Handle Record Airport Travelers During the Holiday Season

December 17th, 2018 — Nearly 20 million traveIers – including a record number of passengers using the Port Authority’s four major airports – are projected to use the Port Authority’s facilities during the upcoming 16-day Christmas/New Year’s holiday season. To accommodate the projected heavy …

Member News — Archer Continues Annual Diversity Summer Associate Program Into 2019 With Support From Panasonic & The Hershey Company

December 17th, 2018 — As part of the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and in collaboration with local affinity bar associations and corporate partners, Archer & Greiner is pleased to announce the continuation of its Diversity Summer Associate Program through 2019. With continued …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized Nationally Among the Greenest Hospitals

December 17th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Becker’s Healthcare among68 of the most “green” hospitals in the U.S. “I want to congratulate our team for their dedication and innovation as they continue to advance …

Member News — Renowed Terminal Operator Selected to Run Terminal One at Newark Liberty International Airport

December 17th, 2018 — The Port Authority Board of Commissioners today approved the selection of Munich Airport International GmbH (MAI) to operate and maintain the new $2.7-billion Terminal One, which is replacing outmoded Terminal A as part of the agency’s ongoing commitment to a …

Member News — NJIT Computing Dean Elected to National Academy of Inventors

December 17th, 2018 — At NJIT, Craig Gotsman is best known as dean of Ying Wu College of Computing. Within the scientific community, he is better known as the inventor of a number of cutting-edge software technologies for manipulating 3D geometric data, enabling their …

CIANJ Statement on the Ruling Today in Favor of the PennEast Pipeline

December 14th, 2018 — Statement from Anthony Russo, President of CIANJ: PennEast has always been about providing clean, reliable, affordable energy for millions of New Jersey residents and businesses. We’re encouraged by today’s decision to continue the process that has already found PennEast is …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Executive Appointed To Industrial Advisory Board at NJIT

December 14th, 2018 — David G. Eareckson, PE, Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix),  was appointed to the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) for the newly formed School of Applied Engineering and Technology (SAET) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), where he will assist in …

Member News — Bayonne Medical Center & Hoboken University Medical Center Transitional Care Units Named Best Nursing Homes for Short Term Rehab by U.S. News & World Report

December 14th, 2018 — The Transitional Care Units at Bayonne Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center both earned the designation of being named a U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home for 2018-2019 in recognition of the high-quality care they provide as …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Holds 19th Annual World AIDS Day Conference for Students

December 14th, 2018 — The AIDS Outreach Program at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently hosted the 19th annual World AIDS Day prevention-focused conference for high school students. This year’s event was attended by more than 300 students from 11 schools in …

CIANJ Opposes Constitutional Amendment That Would Change How Legislative Districts Are Drawn

December 13th, 2018 — Lawmakers in Trenton have  proposed a constitutional amendment that would drastically alter how New Jersey draws its Legislative districts. Currently, legislative districts are decided by a Commission made up of individuals appointed by both Republican and Democrat State Party Chairs …

State of New Jersey Launches Tax Amnesty Program

December 13th, 2018 — The New Jersey Division of Taxation has announced the official launch of the 2018 Tax Amnesty program to provide individuals and businesses with the opportunity to pay back taxes or file past returns with no penalties and reduced interest. The …

Member News — Valley Medical Group Recognized for Patient Experience Data Transparency

December 13th, 2018 — Valley Medical Group has been recognized for performance data transparency with the Press Ganey Seal of Integrity. The Seal of Integrity validates the reliability of Valley’s data transparency program for having met scientifically rigorous standards for collecting and publicly reporting …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized Nationally Among the Greenest Hospitals

December 13th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Becker’s Healthcare among 68 of the most “green” hospitals in the U.S. “I want to congratulate our team for their dedication and innovation …

Member News — The Valley Hospital Auxiliary Hosts “An Unforgettable Night” at The Legacy Castle

December 13th, 2018 — On November 16, more than 340 Valley supporters gathered in black tie attire to celebrate “An Unforgettable Night” – The Valley Hospital Auxiliary’s 72nd Annual Valley Ball.  This time-honored event took place in the storybook setting of The Legacy Castle …

Member News — NAI Hanson’s Horning and Lizzack Negotiate Sale of Medical Office Space in Ridgewood

December 13th, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has negotiated the sale of a 9,242-square-foot medical office building at 265 Ackerman Avenue in Ridgewood, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Randy Horning, MSRE, …

Member News — Columbia Bank Announces the Appointment of Matthew Crocco to 1st Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Banking

December 13th, 2018 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that Matthew Crocco has been appointed to 1st Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Banking. In his new role, Mr. Crocco will be responsible for leading the …

Member News — Columbia Bank’s Mayra L. Rinaldi Named “Emerging Leader, Rising Star”

December 12th, 2018 — Columbia Bank is pleased to announce Mayra L. Rinaldi has been selected as an Emerging Leader, Rising Star by NJ Bankers. Mrs. Rinaldi was designated due to her exceptional leadership, mentoring, and problem-solving skills. She joined Columbia Bank in 2000 …

Member News — JCP&L Reminds Customers of Available Assistance Programs to Help with Winter Bills

December 11th, 2018 — With cold weather now affecting the region, financial assistance programs are available for Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) customers who need help with their winter heating bills. Assistance to qualifying JCP&L customers is available through Lifeline, Universal Service Fund …

Member News — Riker Danzig’s Matthew A. Karmel Elected Junior Board Member of Table to Table

December 11th, 2018 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that associate Matthew A. Karmel has been elected a Junior Board Member of Table to Table.  Based in New Jersey, Table to Table is a community-based …

Member News — Bergen Foundation Awards Students $101k

December 11th, 2018 — This year’s holiday “giving season” featured $101,000 in Bergen Community College Foundation scholarships for 124 students. The honorees, who received scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000, earned recognition for their academic performance and persistence. A ceremony for the scholarship award …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Colleagues Receive Emerging Leader Rising Star Award

December 11th, 2018 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce that Max Custer, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer and Robert Surovich, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer recently received the NJ Bankers Emerging Leader Rising Star Award. Custer and Surovich were selected by NJ Bankers …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Receives Acclaim for Its Tithing Program

December 11th, 2018 — This past year was quite exhilarating for Atlantic Stewardship Bank. It is one thing to be able to give back, but quite another to receive wonderful recognition for it. “We are honored by the opportunity to help community charities and …

Member News — Berkeley College Foundation Honors 10 at Inaugural Leadership and Scholarship Recognition Dinner

December 11th, 2018 — The Berkeley College Foundation held its Inaugural Leadership and Scholarship Recognition Dinner to honor eight student scholarship recipients and those who have made outstanding contributions to its mission. Elyse Kretz, Berkeley College alumna and Group Vice President, Learning and Leadership …

Member News — John J. Gibbons Dies at 94

December 11th, 2018 — Renowned litigator John J. Gibbons, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a longtime Director at Gibbons P.C., the firm that bears his name, died on Sunday, December 9, 2018. He was …

Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Expands Offerings With Market Development Practice

December 11th, 2018 — Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Robillard, National Vice President of Market Development. Mr. Robillard is an accomplished client services manager adept at penetrating accounts, capturing market share, and driving revenue growth. He …

Member News — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Member Talks Taxes

December 11th, 2018 — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC., a Livingston-based leading accounting firm, was featured on two separate radio shows where he discussed steps you can take before December 31st to maximize your tax refund. Karu spoke with …

Member News — Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Extends Hours, Locations and Outreach to Help Consumers Meet Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline

December 11th, 2018 — As the 2019 enrollment period for individual health insurance coverage winds down, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) is ramping up its efforts to assist consumers with signing up for coverage. The enrollment deadline for 2019 …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Breaks Ground on its Central Utility Plant Project

December 11th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center held a ceremonial groundbreaking event to signify the beginning of construction of its Central Utility Plant (CUP) at Second and Atlantic streets. This marks a key milestone in a campus transformation and modernization plan that …

Member News — Investors Bank Announces Organizational Changes

December 10th, 2018 — Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISBC) (“Company”) announced that Paul Kalamaras has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of the Company and Investors Bank (“Bank”).  Mr. Kalamaras previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Banking Officer of the Company …

Member News — Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center Settle Contracts with HPAE Locals 5058, 5138

December 7th, 2018 — Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center reached tentative agreements Thursday with HPAE locals 5058 and 5138 after nearly six months of good faith bargaining. The two contracts cover approximately 1,500 registered nurses in the two hospitals. …

Member News — Bayonne Medical Center Recognized as 2018 Top Teaching Hospital by the Leapfrog Group

December 7th, 2018 — CarePoint Health’s Bayonne Medical Center was one of only 12 New Jersey hospitals who received a 2018 Top Hospitals Award, being recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital by national healthcare nonprofit, the Leapfrog Group. Bayonne Medical Center, who is receiving the …

Member News — Valley Health Pharmacy Now Open in Mahwah

December 7th, 2018 — Valley Health System has opened its third retail pharmacy at The Valley Center for Health and Wellness, located at 1400 MacArthur Blvd.in Mahwah. Like the pharmacy locations at the Luckow Pavilion in Paramus and The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, the …

Member News — NJCU Announces Upcoming Workforce Development Programs

December 7th, 2018 — For those looking for a new and exciting career, the NJCU Workforce Development Center offers a variety of training programs for individuals seeking to launch a career in maritime or information technology. The Merchant Mariner Program co-sponsored by NJCU’s workforce …

Legislative Alert: Minimum Wage to be Raised to $15 by 2024

December 7th, 2018 — Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin introduced legislation yesterday which raises the minimum wage to $15/hr by 2024. Click here to read the bill. On January 1st, New Jersey’s minimum wage will increase to $8.85/hr. This legislation would increase it again on …

Member News — Four Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Named Tops by Leapfrog Group

December 6th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce that Bayshore Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center were named Top Hospitals while Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center were named Top Teaching Hospitals by the Leapfrog Group, a national …

Member News — New Jersey Innovation Institute Hosts FDA Director For Biologics Evaluation and Research at Industry Roundtable

December 6th, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, hosted Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Director Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CEBR), Peter Marks M.D., Ph.D., at a roundtable with biopharma industry leaders in early December. Dr. Marks is …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Announces New Community Smoking Cessation Treatment Center (CSCTC) Initiative

December 6th, 2018 — In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness month, Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently hosted the fourth Community Outreach and Engagement initiative to reduce cancer disparities.  This event, which was attended by community representatives and collaborators of Hackensack University …

Member News — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises Negotiates Two Industrial Leases With Long-Time Tenant in South Hackensack

December 6th, 2018 — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises announces that they have signed a lease renewal and expansion with L&W Supply Corporation for 64,042 square feet of industrial space at two of their industrial properties in South Hackensack, N.J. L&W Supply Corporation renewed its current lease …

Member News — LAN Associates Commits to Stay in Midland Park Headquarters

December 6th, 2018 — Amongst the various design projects that LAN Associates has in the works, the next project sits very close to home. Officials at LAN Associates have committed to a long-term lease, keeping the company in the historic Godwin Avenue, Marlow Park …

Member News — Matrix President Wins Silver In 15th Annual ‘Stevie Awards’ Women in Business

December 5th, 2018 — The 15th Annual Stevie Awards announced Jayne Warne, PE, President, won the Silver Award in the category of Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition produced by the creators …

Member News — EisnerAmper Welcomes Largest New Hire Class in Its History

December 5th, 2018 — EisnerAmper LLP is pleased to announce that approximately 90 Staff I’s recently attended several days of training and orientation at the firm’s Metro Park facility in Iselin, NJ. This group of nearly 90 new staff came together from EisnerAmper’s offices …

Member News — Withum Dispatches Employees into NJ Communities to Help Local Charities

December 5th, 2018 — WithumSmith+Brown, PC (Withum), the top nationally ranked advisory, tax and assurance/accounting firm known for its social-responsibility initiatives, recently dispatched team members from its Princeton, Whippany, East Brunswick and Red Bank offices to volunteer at local charitable organizations in the days …

Member News — Berkeley College Marks 20th Anniversary of Online Teaching and Learning

December 5th, 2018 — Berkeley College concluded celebrating the 20th year anniversary of distance teaching and learning at the administrative offices of Berkeley College Online® in Paramus, NJ, on November 27, 2018.  Nineteen percent of Berkeley College undergraduates and 95 percent of the graduate …

Member News — Denholtz Associates Negotiates Three Leases at University Corporate Center in Winter Park, Fla.

December 5th, 2018 — Denholtz Associates, a privately held, fully integrated real estate development, investment and management company, announces three leases for 11,565 square feet of office space at the University Corporate Center located at 6969-7129 University Boulevard in Winter Park, Fla. Denholtz Associates’ …

Member News — Matrix VP & National Director of Remediation Wins GOLD in 15th Annual International Stevie® Awards For Women In Business

December 5th, 2018 — Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) announced that Dr. Laurie LaPat-Polasko, Vice President and National Director of Remediation, was selected as the Gold Award recipient and named the Woman of the Year — Technology in the 15th Annual Stevie® Awards. More than 1,500 nominations from …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin Welcomes Associate to New Jersey Office

December 5th, 2018 — The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Doris Cheung as an Associate. She joins the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, concentrating in the area of complex insurance fraud and healthcare litigation with an emphasis on Anti-Kickback Laws, Anti-Money …

Member News — Archer & Greiner Names Lloyd Freeman Chief Diversity Officer

December 5th, 2018 — Archer & Greiner is pleased to announce Lloyd Freeman has been appointed to the new role of Chief Diversity Officer, and will serve as Chairman of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, effective immediately.  In this role, he will serve as a trusted …

Member News — American Water Celebrates Its New Home in Camden with Grand Opening Ceremony

December 5th, 2018 — American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, celebrated the official grand opening of its new headquarters at One Water Street on the Camden Waterfront with employees, local residents and community members, business and industry leaders, elected …

Member News — M&T Bank and NJPAC Partner to Present Vibrant Dance Series

December 4th, 2018 — In a unique collaboration created to advance the vitality and diversity of dance in New Jersey, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and M&T Bank have announced a partnership naming M&T Bank as the title sponsor of the Arts …

Member News — CSG Contributes Toward Essex County Gun Buy Back Initiative

December 4th, 2018 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (“CSG”) is pleased to announce that it has contributed $1,000 toward the 2018 Gun Buy Back Initiative being organized by the Essex County Bar Foundation and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On December 3, the firm’s …

Member News — Investors Bank Presenting 9th Art of Thriving Conference for Not-for-Profit Professionals

December 4th, 2018 — Investors Bank will present the Ninth Annual Art of Thriving Not-for-Profit Conference on Wednesday, December 12, beginning at 8 AM. The conference, which runs until noon, is being held at the Pines Manor at 2085 Lincoln Highway in Edison, New …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin’s Annmarie Simeone to Present Middlesex County Bar Association Ethics Seminar

December 4th, 2018 — Annmarie Simeone, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be a co-presenter discussing “All About Ethics Complaints: What Lawyers Need to Know” for the Middlesex County Bar Association (MCBA).  The seminar, approved for 1.5 hours of Ethics/Professionalism CLE …

Member News — John Thomas Named President of R&B Debris

December 4th, 2018 — The Hainesport Transportation Group has named John Thomas president of R&B Debris, one of its subsidiary companies. R&B Debris, based in Hainesport, NJ, provides transportation services for hazardous and non-hazardous materials, providing disposal solutions through a network of private and public landfills …

Member News — Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Pompton Lakes Education Foundation

December 3rd, 2018 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently provided $20,000 in special funding to the Pompton Lakes Education Foundation. The donation is part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The …

Member News — Meridian Health Foundation’s 21st Anniversary Gala Raises Over $2.2 Million

December 3rd, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation is pleased to announce its 21st Anniversary Gala, the Giving Heals Gala, raised over $2.2 million for the organization. Taking place at Harrah’s Conference Center in Atlantic City on Saturday, November 17, 2018, the …

Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank Hosts Annual Wish Tree Collection for Children in Need

December 3rd, 2018 — Atlantic Stewardship Bank is once again collecting new, unwrapped gifts for children at each of its 12 conveniently located branches through its Annual Wish Tree Program. Each of the bank’s branches will be displaying a Christmas tree decorated with ornaments …

Member News — “Trenton Makes…The World Takes” LED Sign Upgrade Wins Best Electrical Construction Project of the Year

December 3rd, 2018 — The General Building Contractors Association has recognized the Trenton Makes LED sign upgrade in Trenton, New Jersey, with its Best Electrical Construction Project of the Year award. Dewberry worked closely with a Philadelphia-based lighting design expert, The Lighting Practice, to …

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