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Record job growth

June 15th, 2012 — Gov. Chris Christie announced New Jersey added 17,600 jobs in May – the largest single month of job gains in the past seven years and 25 percent of all the jobs created across the nation in the last month. “The …

Strategies to Accelerate Revenue Growth

June 15th, 2012 — Bergen Community College invites you to attend a “FREE” Business Booster workshop conducted by the Business Services Director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Learn how to prepare yourself for greater business success by learning the CEO mindset …

The coach approach to leadership

June 7th, 2012 — Ramapo College in Mahwah is offering its third annual leadership symposium on June 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Maria Gamb, the best-selling author of “Healing the Corporate World.” This year’s symposium will be …

Pascrell wins primary

June 6th, 2012 — Eight-term Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. triumphed over his former ally, Rep. Steve Rothman, to win the Democratic nod in the bitter and expensive 9th District race. The two incumbents faced off against each other when the new congressional district map …

Environmental leaders speak

June 6th, 2012 — Assemblywomen L. Grace Spencer, a Democrat form Hudson County, and Holly Schepisi, a Republican from Bergen County, participated in a lively discussion of environmental issues this week, which was sponsored by PENPAC, the political affiliate of CIANJ. The new “waiver …

Thomas F. Roche III Elected President of the New Jersey Society of CPAs

June 6th, 2012 — CRANFORD – Thomas F. Roche III, CPA, of Westfield, has been elected President of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) for a one-year term beginning June 1, 2012. Roche, a Principal at Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa, …

Amazon Reaches Sales Tax Compromise

June 1st, 2012 — Starting next July, when New Jersey residents buy from the online giant,, they will be charged the state’s 7 percent sales taxes. The move is expected to bring in more than $30 million in revenues for the state. Amazon …

Senate Action

June 1st, 2012 — On one hand, CIANJ was pleased the Senate held the waiver rule resolution, but it was frustrating that there was no action Thursday on the permit extension bill. CIANJ is anxiously awaiting the Aug. 1 start of the new waiver …

Assembly passes minimum wage hike

May 25th, 2012 — After two hours of debate, a bill that will increase New Jersey’s minimum wage by 17 percent to $8.50 an  hour  was passed  in the Assembly by a 46-33vote  along party lines. CIANJ strongly opposed the bill (A2161) in committee …

Christie committed to tax cut

May 25th, 2012 — State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff told state lawmakers this week that the administration remains committed to a 10 percent income tax cut as he outlined Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to plug the budget gap created by lagging revenues. The treasurer said the tax cut …

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