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Member News — Atlantic Stewardship Bank and CEO Paul Van Ostenbridge Receive Rarely Given Highest Award from Paterson Habitat

March 30th, 2018 — Paterson Habitat for Humanity honored Atlantic Stewardship Bank and its longtime CEO Paul Van Ostenbridge with the rarely given Millard Fuller Award, recognizing the hands-on support Van Ostenbridge and the bank have provided to Paterson Habitat since both organizations were …

Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Honored for Providing Quality Care to LGBTQ Community

March 30th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most integrated health network, is proud to announce that seven network hospitals received top scores from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index 2018 survey for policies and practices dedicated to the …

Member News — RIKER DANZIG REPRESENTS NEXSUS MANAGEMENT IN CROSS-BORDER TRANSACTION

March 30th, 2018 — Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP has acted as lead deal counsel for Nexsus Management LLC, a recently formed Morristown, New Jersey-based company with operations also in Ecuador, in a cross-border cocoa industry joint venture with …

Member News — NJCPA’s Ralph Albert Thomas Wins Lehigh University’s Dr. Costel Denson Award

March 30th, 2018 — Ralph Albert Thomas, CEO and executive director of the New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA), was awarded the Dr. Costel Denson ’56 Award, named in honor of Lehigh University’s first African-American graduate. The award is presented to alumni who have …

Member News — Timothy E. Doyle Promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Peapack-Gladstone Bank

March 30th, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announce the elevation by the Board of Directors of Timothy E. Doyle to Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer at Peapack-Gladstone Bank. In his current role, Mr. Doyle is …

Member News — Lakeland Bank Customer Saved by AED

March 30th, 2018 — A customer visiting the Lakeland Bank in early February suffered a heart attack while at the Branch in Franklin, and the onsite defibrillator was used to help save the person’s life. Lakeland Bank initiated its Heart Safe program about 10 …

CIANJ President Moderates Two-Day Manufacturing Conference

March 29th, 2018 — Manufacturers and legislators were invited by the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) to its 2nd Annual State of the State of Manufacturing event. The program takes place over two days – first on April 4 down in Trenton and …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Makes Donation to Teams for Kids Foundation to Support Sports for Underprivileged Youth

March 28th, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Bank has made a donation of $1,400.00 to Teams for Kids Foundation, Inc. on behalf of its employees, clients and friends.  Andrew Bauer, Long Valley resident, Junior at West Morris Regional High School and Teams for Kids Student Athletic …

Member News — Berkeley College Foundation Names Three New Board Members

March 28th, 2018 — The Berkeley College Foundation has appointed three new members to its Board of Directors: Andrew Fenster of Manhattan, NY, President and Co-founder, Ai Media Group, Inc.; Andrenaia Giordano of Upper Saddle River, NJ, Senior Loan Officer and Vice President, TD …

Member News — Connell Foley Announces Formation of Franchise and Distribution Practice

March 28th, 2018 — Connell Foley LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has launched a Franchise and Distribution practice group dedicated to assisting regional, national and international brands in the myriad opportunities and challenges facing businesses in these industries. The Group is …

Member News — Randall’s Rescue Is Latest Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Recipient

March 28th, 2018 — Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently presented a $10,000 community grant to Randall’s Rescue, a Mount Laurel-based animal shelter.  The grant will be used to help this non-profit, no-kill animal shelter find new homes for their resident dogs …

Member News — Med School to Launch with $100M Endowment from Hackensack Meridian Health

March 28th, 2018 — The board of Hackensack Meridian Health has approved a $100 million endowment to fund scholarships at the new Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University. The 16-hospital New Jersey health system, which teamed up with the South Orange, N.J.–based university …

Member News — NAI James E. Hanson Welcomes Industry Veteran to Team

March 28th, 2018 — NAI James E. Hanson that Dick Hecker has joined its Hackensack, N.J. office as Vice President.  Hecker will work closely with the NAI James E. Hanson sales and leasing teams on leasing, investment, asset management, development, finance, and business development …

Member News — Hunterdon County Industrial Property Sale Sparks Donation to Veterans Charity

March 26th, 2018 — Bloomsbury, a pastoral Hunterdon County town, is the site of the former headquarters and manufacturing plant of MontBlanc pens. On March 15, 2018, a portion of the campus, including a 22,500 square foot industrial facility was successfully marketed and sold …

Member News — National Engineering And Environmental Services Firm Gives Back To Local Community

March 26th, 2018 — Matrix New World Engineering, Inc. (Matrix), presented a check to Jessica Ortiz from Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Union County, NJ.  According to Jayne Warne, PE, President,  “Matrix and its employees, have always taken causes of supporting others in need, …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Selected as National Pediatric Pilot Site for Groundbreaking Rheumatology Initiative

March 26th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center has been chosen to be one of only three pilot pediatric sites in the United States, along with Stanford Health Care in California and Wake Forest Baptist Health – Brenner Children’s Hospital in …

Industry News — Middlesex Water Company Engineer Named Chair of American Water Works Association — NJ

March 26th, 2018 — March 23, 2018 (Atlantic City, NJ) — Middlesex Water Company congratulates its Manager of Engineering, Brian Carr. P.E., on being named the new Chair of the American Water Works Association — New Jersey Section. AWWA-NJ is an organization of passionate professionals …

CIANJ RESPONDS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SIGNING OF THE SPENDING BILL WHICH INCLUDES FUNDING FOR THE GATEWAY TUNNEL PROJECT

March 23rd, 2018 — PARAMUS (March 23, 2018) – “CIANJ is pleased that President Trump and Congress have recognized the need for federal funding for the Gateway Tunnel project with the passage and signing of the spending bill today,” said Anthony Russo, president of …

Member News — JD Supra Recognizes Norris McLaughlin & Marcus in “2018 Readers’ Choice Award”

March 23rd, 2018 — Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is proud to announce our recognition in JD Supra’s “2018 Readers’ Choice Awards,” which acknowledges top authors and firms for their thought leadership in key topics. Top authors being recognized are Raymond G. Lahoud and …

CIANJ and COMMERCE Magazine Team Up to Recognize “Companies That Care”

March 23rd, 2018 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and COMMERCE Magazine recently hosted the Companies That Care Reception – paying tribute to the kindness and generosity of the business community. Thirty-nine companies, including leading manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, banks and …

Member News — Educational Advertising Awards Honor Berkeley College Student Stories

March 21st, 2018 — The stories of Berkeley College students are showcased in two commercials that earned the College recognition at the 33rd Annual Educational Advertising Awards. The awards were announced this month and are sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report. “Emily Pross,” …

Member News — Twenty-Three Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers 2018

March 21st, 2018 — The law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has announced that 14 of its Members have been selected for inclusion on the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2018.   Only five percent of New Jersey attorneys are given …

Member News — Atlantic Environmental Solutions Celebrates Record Growth

March 21st, 2018 — Full-service environmental consulting firm Atlantic Environmental Solutions Inc. (AESI) recently passed the 20-year mark in its company history. Over the past decade the firm has grown its scope of services, revenue and professional staff at an unprecedented pace with no …

Member News — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Announces Two New Partners

March 21st, 2018 — Pashman Stein Walder Hayden is pleased to announce that Erik M. Corlett and Tracy Julian have become Partners of the Firm, effective March 15, 2018. The Firm offers partnership status to those attorneys who have distinguished themselves through their legal …

Member News — Peapack-Gladstone Bank Hires Ron Andersen as Senior Managing Director, Commercial Private Banker

March 21st, 2018 — Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to announce the appointment of Ron Andersen as Senior Managing Director, Commercial Private Banker at Peapack-Gladstone Bank. Mr. Andersen is responsible for building the Bank’s wealth, lending …

Member News — Columbia Bank Supports Eight Livingston Area Causes

March 20th, 2018 — As a result of Columbia Bank’s “Banking for a Cause” Program, part of their new Livingston branch grand opening promotion, eight local charities received over $6,100 in special community-based donations. Customers opening qualifying accounts at the new, full-service bank were …

Member News — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC Launches Cannabis Law Group

March 20th, 2018 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) has announced the formation and launch of its Cannabis Law Group, which will counsel and provide regulatory guidance to those servicing, operating and investing in the medical and recreational cannabis sectors. CSG’s Cannabis Law Group …

Member News — Dewberry’s Ileana S. Ivanciu Named One of Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ

March 20th, 2018 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, is proud to announce that Ileana S. Ivanciu, PhD, has been recognized as one of the “Top 50 Women in Business” by NJBIZ, the New Jersey business journal. The publication recognizes business leaders …

Member News — Konica Minolta’s Exa Platform Helps Green Bay Radiology Grow While Streamlining Operations

March 20th, 2018 — Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. announces that Green Bay Radiology installed Konica Minolta’s Exa™ PACS at several of its partner facilities in northeastern Wisconsin. The practice serves 11 hospitals and clinics with 18 radiologists who specialize in interpreting CT, MRI, …

Member News — Scarinci Hollenbeck Lawyers Named to 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers List & Rising Star List

March 20th, 2018 — Scarinci Hollenbeck was proud to announce that eight Scarinci Hollenbeck partners were named to the 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers List and three Counsel to the 2018 New Jersey Rising Star list. The honorees were chosen in recognition of their professional …

Member News — Graham Curtin Attorneys to Join McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

March 20th, 2018 — McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP (“MDM&C” or “the Firm”) today announced its plan to welcome former NJ State Bar President Tom Curtin and 19 other attorneys from Graham Curtin to its practice on April 1, 2018. With the addition …

CIANJ Joins Other Industry Groups Calling for Federal Funding for Gateway Tunnel Project

March 20th, 2018 — We have heard with great concern President Trump’s recent opposition to funding the Gateway Tunnel project, after initially showing support for it. While some have chalked up the president’s reversal to political posturing, it’s more important than ever to reiterate and …

Member News — New PennEast Public Awareness Campaign Highlights Massachusetts’ Reliance on Russia and Higher Emission Energy This Winter

March 16th, 2018 — The PennEast Pipeline Company announced a new multi-media public awareness campaign alerting New Jersey families, businesses and elected leaders about what can happen when extreme voices dictate energy policy like blocking natural gas pipelines. Showcasing the challenges Massachusetts experienced during …

Member News — New Jersey Innovation Institute’s Cell & Gene Therapy Development Center Launches Workforce Training Program for Biopharma Professionals

March 16th, 2018 — NEWARK, March 15, 2018 – The New Jersey Innovation Institute, (NJII) an NJIT Corporation, has announced that its Cell and Gene Therapy Development Center has launched a training program to upgrade the knowledge and skills of biopharmaceutical professionals in the processing …

Member News — Selective Insurance Group Announces Officer Appointments

March 16th, 2018 — BRANCHVILLE, N.J., March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Selective Insurance Company of America, a subsidiary of Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGI), announces the following officer appointments. Charles Musilli to Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr. Musilli first joined Selective in …

New Cancer Care Center a Catalyst for Economic Development in Montvale

March 15th, 2018 — A state-of-the-art cancer care facility that Memorial Sloan Kettering is opening in Montvale in July will be a catalyst for new development, borough officials said this week at a special forum they hosted with CIANJ. Mayor Mike Ghassali opened the …

Member News — Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation Supports Ocean Medical Center’s New Residency Program through $1 Million Donation

March 15th, 2018 — Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce a $1 million commitment from the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation of Toms River to support the hospital’s new Graduate Medical Education (GME) program. Ocean Medical Center recently announced that it …

Member News — Withum Welcomes Katie Crowley to New Business Development Role

March 14th, 2018 — Boston, MA, March 5, 2018 – WithumSmith+Brown (Withum) PC, a leading certified public accounting and advisory firm, has announced the appointment of Katelyn Crowley to its Boston office team where she will spearhead all business development initiatives and serve as the conduit …

Member News — Columbia Bank “Teams Up” With New Hope Ministires Food Pantry

March 14th, 2018 — A volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently teamed up with the New Hope Ministries Food Pantry to sort and distribute food to needy residents.  At the food bank’s Prospect Park facilities, Team Columbia Bank participants provided 30 hours of …

Member News — William Menard Discusses Immigration Detention on PRI’s “The World”

March 14th, 2018 — William C. Menard, an Associate of the law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., spoke about immigration detention with Monica Campbell on “The World,” a collaboration between Public Radio International (PRI) and the BBC, and what effect this procedure has …

Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Announces a New Philanthropic Partnership with HBO

March 14th, 2018 — Hackensack, NJ ― Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation is excited to begin the New Year by announcing a philanthropic partnership with Home Box Office (HBO) to provide HBO Now programing gift cards for adults who are treated …

Member News — NAI James E. Hanson Capital Markets Team Welcomes Jonathan M. Kristofich

March 14th, 2018 — Hackensack, N.J. (March 13, 2018) – NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service commercial real estate firm, announces that Jonathan M. Kristofich has joined its Hackensack, N.J. office as Associate Director of Capital Markets.  Kristofich will work closely …

Member News — Cole Schotz Appoints IP Co-Chair

March 14th, 2018 — Cole Schotz has appointed a Greenberg Traurig shareholder as co-chair of the firm’s IP department. William Stroever joins the team in New Jersey. He focuses on trademark protection, brand development, copyright, trade secrets and domain name issues. Stroever has represented clients in …

Member News — TD Auto Finance Commercial Services Announces National Expansion

March 14th, 2018 — CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — TD Auto Finance (TDAF), a leading automotive financial services provider, has announced the national expansion of TDAF Commercial Services, which leverages TD Bank, N.A. to provide floorplan financing and commercial lines of credit to …

CIANJ Responds to Governor Murphy’s Proposed FY 2019 Budget

March 13th, 2018 — TRENTON (March 13, 2018) – The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) applauds certain aspects of the new $37.4 billion budget unveiled by Gov. Phil Murphy today but is concerned with the increase in spending and plans to …

CIANJ Statement: Paid Leave Mandate Would Create Burden for New Jersey Businesses

March 12th, 2018 — TRENTON (March 12, 2018) – The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey testified today against A1827 which would require employers to provide paid leave for their employees. “We believe the decision on how to compensate employees, whether salary or …

Member News — William Paterson University Selects New President

March 9th, 2018 — I am pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Richard J. Helldobler as the eighth president of William Paterson University. Dr. Helldobler will begin his duties on July 1, 2018 after the retirement of Dr. Kathleen Waldron. …

Member News — The DAK Group Announces a Fine Art Deal with the Sale of Princeton Artist Brush Co.™ to Pacon Corporation

March 7th, 2018 — The DAK Group, a leading investment bank specializing in middle-market mergers and acquisitions worldwide, announces the sale of its client Princeton Artist Brush Co. to Pacon Corporation. Princeton Artists Brush Co. is the number one supplier of fine art brushes …

Member News — Weber, Shapiro & Company, LLP, Partner Scott Shapiro Joins Fellow Alliott Group Members in Leadership Role at Amsterdam Global Mobility Conference

March 7th, 2018 — Scott D. Shapiro, CPA, CGMA, Partner at Woodcliff Lake, NJ-­based accounting and consulting services firm Weber, Shapiro & Company, LLP (WS & Co.), will join fellow members of the Alliott Group in a leadership role at the Forum for Expatriate …

Member News — Cole Schotz P.C. Starts Cannabis Law Practice Group

March 6th, 2018 — Cole Schotz announced it has started a Cannabis Law Practice Group in response to the possible legalization of recreational marijuana in New Jersey. See below for a link to the full story in the New Jersey Law Journal. https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/2018/03/05/cole-schotz-starts-marijuana-practice-anticipating-legalization-in-nj/

Member News — CSG Launches Professional Liability Group

March 6th, 2018 — Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) has announced the formation and launch of its Professional Liability Group. The group will defend regional, U.S. and international professional service providers – including law and accounting firms – against claims of malpractice in both …

CIANJ Joins Pay Equity Business Coalition

March 5th, 2018 — CIANJ has joined together with the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey, National Federation of Independent Business, New Jersey Business & Industry Association, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey Retail Merchants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public …

5G Technology is Coming to New Jersey in 2018

March 2nd, 2018 — What is 5G? The G stands for generation, so simply stated 5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology. At the end of last year, the industry came up with a universal standard for 5G and the major wireless carriers …

Member News — Red Bulls Announce Partnership With Provident Bank

March 1st, 2018 — The New York Red Bulls announced today a partnership with Jersey City, NJ-based Provident Bank.   As part of the agreement, Provident Bank will receive the designation of “Official Banking Partner of the New York Red Bulls.”  In addition, Provident Bank …

Member News — Clean Energy Future is at the Heart of PSEG’s Sustainability Efforts

March 1st, 2018 — PSEG (NYSE:PEG) today announced its new climate goal — to eliminate 13 million tons of CO2-equivalent emissions by 2030 — in conjunction with the release of the company’s 2017 Sustainability Report. The report is available online at www.pseg.com/sustainability. The report provides …

Member News — $357 Million to be Spent in 2018 in Jersey Central Power & Light Service Area to Strengthen Electric System

March 1st, 2018 — Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) plans to spend $357 million in 2018 on infrastructure projects and other work to enhance customer reliability across its 13-county northern and central New Jersey service area.  Over the past 10 years, the company …

Member News — Fox Rothschild Names Three New Office Managing Partners

March 1st, 2018 — Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that it has appointed new leaders in three of the firm’s offices. Effective April 1, the following attorneys will serve as office managing partners for their respective locations: Los Angeles: Emily J. Yukich …

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