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Member News — Horizon Announces Plan to Use Tax Refunds to Provide $150 Million to Customers in 2018 and for $125 Million Multi-Year Investment to Improve Care

February 28th, 2018 — Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced today that as a result of the federal tax reforms enacted in December, it will work with the Department of Banking and Insurance to identify the most appropriate mechanism …

Member News — Introducing Riker Danzig’s Cannabis Law Group

February 28th, 2018 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that it has formed a new Cannabis Law Group to provide counsel to clients regarding federal and state law governing cannabis-related businesses and investments.  The Cannabis …

Member News — Aledade, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Form Value-Based Care Partnership

February 28th, 2018 — The Bethesda, Md.-based accountable care organization (ACO) company Aledade, Inc. and Horizon Healthcare Services Inc., New Jersey’s oldest and largest health insurer, have announced a new value-based care collaboration. The goal of the partnership, officials of both organizations noted, is …

Member News — NAI Hanson Negotiates Lease for 25,000 Square Feet of Industrial Space in Carlstadt

February 28th, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has brokered the lease for 25,190 square feet of industrial space at 190 Jony Drive in Carlstadt, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Eric Demmers and Russ Verducci represented the tenant, Amazing Vitamins, LLC, in the …

Member News — Little Red Hats Bring Lots of Love to Babies at Hackensack University Medical Center

February 27th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is extremely excited to be a part of the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program for February 2018. The American Heart Association is raising awareness about family heart health and congenital …

Member News — Columbia Bank “Teams Up” With CUMAC

February 27th, 2018 —   This volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently teamed up with the Center of United Methodist Aid in the Community (CUMAC) food bank in Paterson to sort and distribute food to needy residents.  The CUMAC facilities, located at 223 …

Member News — Dam Engineering Leader Civil Dynamics Acquired by GZA

February 27th, 2018 — GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., a leading geotechnical and environmental consulting firm, today announced the acquisition of Civil Dynamics (CD), a New Jersey-based consulting firm recognized as a regional leader in dam engineering. GZA has conducted more than 1,500 dam engineering inspections …

Member News — NJ Sharing Network Announces 2020 Donate Life Transplant Games to be Held at New Jersey Meadowlands

February 27th, 2018 — Officials from the Transplant Games of America® (TGA) today announced that the New Jersey Meadowlands Community will host the Donate Life Transplant Games from July 17-22, 2020. The Games are a multi-sport festival for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant …

Member News — New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) Heads to Capitol Hill on Annual Hill Day

February 26th, 2018 — The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP), the non-profit organization that provides resources and support to the state’s manufacturing companies, announced that CEO John Kennedy and several of NJMEP’s manufacturing clients are headed to Capitol Hill in Washington DC on …

Member News — NJII Tapped to Train Celgene Corporation Staff for Cell Therapy Manufacturing

February 23rd, 2018 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute, an NJIT corporation, is collaborating with Celgene Corporation, a global biopharmaceutical company, to train its workforce in the manufacture of a new generation of cell therapy technologies to be produced in Celgene’s facilities in Warren …

Member News — CSG Adds Zoning and Land Use Attorney Jennifer Porter; Enhances Real Estate Development Practice

February 23rd, 2018 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) today announced that Jennifer Porter has joined the firm as a member in its Real Estate, Development and Land Use Group. She will be based in the firm’s West Orange, New Jersey office. Porter …

Member News — Sills Cummis & Gross Litigation Department Continues Its Expansion

February 23rd, 2018 — Sills Cummis & Gross welcomes renowned litigators James E. Tyrrell, Jr., George R. Talarico, Elissa J. Glasband, Eric S. Westenberger and Patrick C. Gilmartin, all of whom join us from Locke Lord. Jim Tyrrell stated, “While the team’s litigation is …

Member News — Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. Member Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at NJ Association for Justice Educational Foundation Winter Seminar

February 23rd, 2018 — Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., member of its Management Committee, and Chair of the Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, will speak at the New Jersey Association for Justice Educational Foundation Inc.’s …

CIANJ Supports the Manufacturing Industry in New Jersey

February 23rd, 2018 — Manufacturing is a crucial part of the economy in New Jersey, providing products for the supply chain in every business sector.  There are more than 11,000 manufacturing plants in the state, employing more than 400,000 Garden State residents. According to …

Member News — AmeriHealth New Jersey Removes Financial Barrier to Lifesaving Drug Narcan®

February 21st, 2018 — AmeriHealth New Jersey announced a benefit change that will make it easier for members to gain access to Narcan®(and the generic naloxone) , which blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose when administered in time. The company is removing …

Member News — PSE&G Customers Eligible to Receive $10,000 Off New Electric Car

February 20th, 2018 — PSEG today announced a joint promotion with BMW of North America to offer PSE&G customers $10,000 off the best negotiated price for a new BMW i3.  The promotion is open to customers of PSE&G and is available Feb. 15 through …

Member News — Withum’s Financial Services Group Named Best Advisory Firm for Client Service

February 20th, 2018 — Nationally ranked WithumSmith+Brown, PC (Withum), a top public accounting and advisory firm, has been recognized for strength in client service with the Best Advisory Firm – Client Service honor at the recently held ALT Credit Intelligence US Services Awards. The …

Member News — Celgene Unveils State-of-the-Art Cellular Immunotherapy Manufacturing Facility

February 20th, 2018 — Building on a long history of cellular therapy development and buoyed by the advancement of significant programs in cellular immunotherapy, Celgene completed the first phase of a renovation at its Summit West campus that will house a state-of-the-art cellular immunotherapy …

Member News — Dewberry Named Employer of the Year by WTS Greater New York Chapter

February 20th, 2018 — Dewberry has been named Employer of the Year for 2017 by the Women’s Transportation Seminar Greater New York Chapter (WTS-GNY). The award is given to a firm “that has enhanced the transportation industry through its support of WTS, its commitment …

Member News — Sills Cummis & Gross Named “New Jersey Firm of the Year” for the Second Consecutive Year by Benchmark Litigation

February 20th, 2018 — Sills Cummis & Gross was named “New Jersey Firm of the Year” for 2018 by Benchmark Litigation. This is the second year in a row the Firm received this honor. The Benchmark Litigation awards in 2017 and 2018 come on …

Member News — LCME Grants Preliminary Accreditation to Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridan School of Medicine

February 16th, 2018 — Both organizations were pleased to receive preliminary accreditation for the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). This is an essential requirement and great accomplishment in the complex process of establishing a new medical school. …

Member News — Riker Danzig Governmental Affairs Partner Mary Kay Roberts Honored with Mary Philbrook Award

February 16th, 2018 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that Governmental Affairs Partner Mary Kay Roberts was honored with the “Mary Philbrook Award” by the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey on February 8th at …

Member News — NAI James E. Hanson Releases Year End 2017 Northern & Central New Jersey Industrial Market Report

February 16th, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, released its 4Q 2017 Northern and Central New Jersey Industrial Market Report detailing leasing and sales data for key industrial submarkets. The northern and central New …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Announces Peapack Capital Corporation

February 16th, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Bank announces Peapack Capital Corporation, a subsidiary of Peapack-Gladstone Bank, funded equipment finance transactions totaling $152 million for commercial and corporate clients in 2017, its first year of operations.  Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Peapack Capital was founded in April …

Member News — PCTI Students ‘Thank’ Columbia Bank

February 16th, 2018 — A small contingent of students and their faculty advisor from Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) in Wayne recently took time out of their busy school schedules to stop by Columbia Bank’s corporate headquarters in Fair Lawn to officially “thank the …

CIANJ Welcomes New Members in 2018

February 16th, 2018 — CIANJ is excited to announce our newest members for 2018: CarePoint Health This company is proud to bring a wide range of health care options to the people of Hudson County. Three hospitals have come together to pool their resources …

Member News — Investors Bank Launches Equipment Finance Group

February 15th, 2018 — Investors Bank (NASDAQ: ISBC) is launching an Equipment Finance Group that will enhance its commercial and industrial (C&I) lending capabilities with middle market companies. An experienced, seven-person team of equipment financing professionals led by Group Leader Kenneth L. Walters, has joined Investors Bank. …

Member News — Dennis Toft of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Named to New Jersey Institute of Technology Board of Trustees

February 15th, 2018 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) announced that Dennis M. Toft, chair of the firm’s environmental law group, has been named to the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (“NJIT”). One of the country’s leading public polytechnic …

Member News — American Water Named One of the 100 Most Sustainable Companies

February 15th, 2018 — American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today it was named as one of the 100 Most Sustainable Companies by Barron’s Magazine. “We are extremely proud to be included on this list of …

Member News — Terry Boston, PE, joins Dewberry Board of Directors

February 14th, 2018 — Executive Chairman Barry K. Dewberry and Dewberry Chief Executive Officer Donald E. Stone, Jr., announce the confirmation of Terry Boston, PE, to Dewberry’s board of directors. Boston currently runs a consultancy focused on power supply planning, cybersecurity, transmission, and renewables …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Earns Preferred Lender Status from SBA

February 14th, 2018 — Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce it has been granted Preferred Lender Status by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the highest bank designation reserved for top-tier lenders. The Preferred Lender status provides Lakeland Bank with the authority to process, close, …

Member News — ConnectOne Bank Joins Growing List of EDA Premier Lenders

February 14th, 2018 — As part of ongoing efforts to support small business growth in the State, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) Board yesterday approved New Jersey based ConnectOne Bank as a Premier Lender.  The Premier Lender Program is a partnership between …

Member News — Valley National Bank Promotes Robert J. Bardusch to Chief Operating Officer

February 14th, 2018 — Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), announced today the promotion of Robert J. Bardusch to Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO). Bardusch joined Valley in 2016 and brings over two decades of financial leadership …

Member News — PSEG Names Barb Short New Chief Diversity Officer, President, PSEG Foundation and Senior Director, PSEG Corporate Citizenship and Culture

February 14th, 2018 — PSEG announced today that Barb Short will be the company’s new Chief Diversity Officer. In addition, Short will head the PSEG Foundation and oversee the company’s community involvement as Senior Director, PSEG Corporate Citizenship and Culture. She will replace Ellen …

Member News — The DAK Group Announces Sale of Refrig-It Warehouse to Private Investment Firm Tilia Holdings

February 13th, 2018 — The DAK Group, a leading investment bank specializing in middle-market mergers and acquisitions worldwide, announces the sale of its client Refrig-It Warehouse, headquartered in South Kearny, NJ, to Tilia Holdings. The DAK Group served as the exclusive investment banker and …

Member News — Connell Foley Boosts Newark Presence with Addition of National Trial Group

February 13th, 2018 — Connell Foley LLP is pleased to announce the firm has hired nearly a dozen highly skilled litigators and several professional staff who will join the firm in its Newark office. The group, led by veteran trial attorney Jeffrey O’Hara, is …

Member News — Gus Vintimilla Appointed to Vice President/Branch Manager at Atlantic Stewardship Bank

February 13th, 2018 — Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, recently announced the appointment of Gus Vintimilla to Vice President/Branch Manager of ASB’s Westwood office, located at 200 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ. Mr. Vintimilla has over fifteen years …

Member News — Sax LLP’s First Annual Founder’s Award Gifted $15,000 to the Nonprofit, Imagine: A Center for Coping with Loss, for Efforts Towards Sustainability

February 9th, 2018 — Sax LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory firm held its first annual Founder’s Award, which celebrated the good work of local nonprofits and awarded one organization with a $15,000 unrestricted gift for best efforts towards sustainability. Sax’s Not-for-Profit Practice …

CIANJ Supports Creating a Coastal Plains Wine Corridor

February 9th, 2018 — This year, the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey is getting behind vineyards, wineries, grape-growers and other businesses that work in New Jersey’s wine industry. We fully support the findings of Gov. Murphy’s Agriculture Transition Team to create a …

Member News — Dewberry Promotes John J. Coffey, PE, to Associate Vice President

February 8th, 2018 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that John J. Coffey, PE, has been promoted to associate vice president in the firm’s Bloomfield, New Jersey, office. Coffey has over 35 years of experience in program and project management, design, …

Member News — Valley’s Cardiac Atrial Fibrillation Specialists Offering Online Consults to New Patients

February 7th, 2018 — Physicians at Valley’s Snyder Center for Comprehensive Atrial Fibrillation are now offering online consultations for new patients residing in New Jersey and New York who are interested in learning more about the Center’s unique and evidence-based model for treating and …

Member News — Riker Danzig Counsel Jeffrey Beyer Elected to Grow It Green Board in Morristown

February 6th, 2018 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that Counsel Jeffrey M. Beyer has been elected to the Board of Directors of Grow it Green Morristown.   GIGM, based in Morristown, New Jersey, is …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Participates in Prestigious World Economic Forum in Davos

February 6th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most integrated health care network, announced today that Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett and Andre Goy, M.D. chairman and executive director, chief of Lymphoma at the John Theurer Cancer Center, a member of Hackensack …

Member News — Archer & Grenier Expands Into NYC With the Addition of DiConza Traurig Kadish LLP

February 6th, 2018 — Archer & Greiner, P.C. announced today that it has enhanced its Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency Litigation Group by adding the New York based, well-respected boutique law firm of DiConza Traurig Kadish LLP to its bench. “This strategic combination will significantly …

Member News — CohnReznick’s Scutellaro, Wise Named to AICPA Tax Division Committee Roles

February 6th, 2018 — CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the United States, today announced that the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has appointed two members of its tax practice to Tax Division Committees. Joseph F. Scutellaro, CPA, …

Member News — Riker Danzig Advises Government of India on Significant Securities Offering

February 6th, 2018 — Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that its Corporate, Securities and Tax Groups are advising the Government of India on its partial divestment of its equity interest in RITES Limited (“RITES”), a multi-disciplinary public sector …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Announces Dedication of Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Medical Plaza and Investiture of Joseph E. Parrillo, M.D., Endowed Chair in Honor of the Late Justice

February 6th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s most integrated health care network, is honored to announce the dedication of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Medical Plaza at Hackensack University Medical Center and the formal investiture of Joseph E. Parrillo, M.D., chair of …

Member News — David Marella Rejoins Gibbons PC Following Presidential Political Appointment

February 5th, 2018 — Gibbons P.C. is pleased to announce that David J. Marella has rejoined the firm as an associate in the Corporate Department. Earlier this year, Mr. Marella received a presidential political appointment to serve on a six-month, full-time basis in the leadership role …

Member News — Valley Health LifeStyles Opens in Mahwah: Experience the “Medical Fitness” Difference

February 5th, 2018 — Valley Health System is pleased to announce the opening of Valley Health LifeStyles, a professionally supervised health and fitness facility at the Valley Center for Health and Wellness in Mahwah. Valley Health LifeStyles is a world-class health and fitness center designed …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Appoints Penta and Tostanoski

February 5th, 2018 — Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointments. Anthony Penta has been hired as Senior Vice President, Team Leader based in Iselin, N.J. Joining Lakeland with more than 28 years of industry experience, …

Member News — Create Marketplace of Health Systems Expands with the Addition of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System

February 5th, 2018 — Brighton Health Plan Solutions, a leading health care enablement company, announced the addition of New Jersey-based Saint Peter’s Healthcare System to Create, the first and only marketplace of health care systems in the tri-state area. This new partnership with Saint …

Member News — The DAK Group Announces Sale of Wesco Industrial Products, Inc. to Bluff Manufacturing

February 5th, 2018 — The DAK Group, a leading investment bank specializing in middle-market mergers and acquisitions worldwide, announces the sale of its client Wesco Industrial Products, Inc. headquartered in North Wales, PA to Bluff Manufacturing, the leading provider of industrial equipment that enhances …

Member News — PSEG Energy Solutions Gains License to Operate In Maryland

February 5th, 2018 — PSEG Energy Solutions today announced that it has received approval to operate as a retail electricity supplier in the state of Maryland. PSEG Energy Solutions currently offers competitive electric supply to commercial and industrial customers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health’s April Camiling Honored with Excellence in Nursing Award from Modern Healthcare

February 2nd, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is proud to announce that April Camiling, MSN, RN, AOCNS, BMTCN, oncology nurse specialist in Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) at Hackensack University Medical Center, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as a …

Member News — Not-For-Profit Industry Survey Shows Three-Year High For Confidence in Governance Practices

February 2nd, 2018 — According to CohnReznick’s 2017 Not-for-Profit Governance and Financial Management Survey, 65% of the 400+ not-for-profit industry professionals and board members who responded to the Survey say they are “very confident” in their organizations’ governance practices – the highest confidence level …

Member News — Boiling Springs Savings Bank Makes Donation to Rutherford Community Pantry

February 2nd, 2018 — Boiling Springs Savings Bank, one of northern New Jersey’s largest savings banks and provider of financial services to individuals and businesses for nearly 80 years, has donated $7,500 to the Rutherford Community Pantry. The contribution further supports the bank’s longstanding …

CIANJ Focusing on Legislative Advocacy & Improving Communications in 2018

February 2nd, 2018 — CIANJ is taking its focus on legislative issues to the next level in 2018, as well as embarking on a new communications plan. The first step we’ve taken is to hire two new members for the CIANJ team in both …

Member News — Jon F. Hanson Named to New Jersey Hall of Fame

February 2nd, 2018 — The Hampshire Companies, a full service, private real estate investment firm, announced that its Founder and Chairman, Jon F. Hanson, has been named to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Hanson, along with 15 fellow inductees, will be inducted into …

Member News — NAI Hanson Negotiates 1031 Exchange Sale of Two Fully-Leased Flex Buildings in Saddle Brook, N.J. in Exclusive Listing

February 1st, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announced it has brokered the sale of 431 Midland Avenue, a 10,200-square-foot industrial/flex building and 435 Midland Avenue, a 24,000-square-foot industrial/flex building in Saddle Brook, N.J. …

Partnership Applauds Trump Administration for Negotiating an Agreement with Qatar to Protect U.S. Workers

February 1st, 2018 — Yesterday, The Trump administration announced an important agreement with the State of Qatar that will protect American workers and result in a series of changes in the way Qatar finances and operates its state-owned enterprise, Qatar Airways, including an end …

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