CIANJ’s 2019 Business Forecast: New Opportunities for Revenues

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE IS ESSENTIAL for companies that want to plan for long-term success, and COMMERCE asked many of New Jersey top business leaders to offer their predictions for 2019. Here are the insights, observations and analyses of 83 New Jersey CEOs, which offer a valuable “peek” into the future. ACCOUNTING Citrin Cooperman By Alex Serrano, NJ Office Managing
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Cyberspace is Today’s Most Dangerous Neighborhood

CYBERCRIME IS ON THE RISE, draining about $500 billion a year from businesses worldwide. In fact, bad actors—both foreign and domestic—make cyberspace one of the most dangerous neighborhoods, and yet security precautions remain inadequate to the risks that we now face. CYBER THREATS TARGET BUSINESSES “Companies need to educate their employees about the risks,” says Tyler Cohen Wood, a former
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Hackensack’s Michael F. Delaney Will Serve as First Commanding Officer of New U.S. Attack Submarine

THE USS MONTANA, A VIRGINIA Class nuclear fast attack submarine under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding, is scheduled to join the U.S. Navy fleet in 2020. She will be lethal, able to protect carrier and expe­ditionary strike groups, as well as hunt and destroy enemy attack and missile submarines and surface ships. Equipped with the most advanced stealth technology, the
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The Food Industry Must Strategize and Adapt

A 2016 STUDY BY DELOITTE AND the non-profit ReFED shows that the U.S. restaurant sector gen­erates approximately 11 million tons of food waste annually, which amounts to more than $25 billion in disposal costs. By making eco-friendly or green choices and following sustainable practices, the restaurant industry can save money and increase profits. Given a growing list of challenges—from an
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Bariatric Surgery Can Offer Long-Term Weight Loss and Good Health for Patients

ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third (36.5 percent) of American adults are obese. In addition, the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey estimates that medical care costs associated with this disease are more than $147 billion per year and rising, as obesity increases the risk of costly, chronic conditions such as dia­betes,
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