Environmental Leadership and Sustainability Programs: Relevant for a Brighter Future

By Anthony Russo, President, CIANJ In this issue, we are showcasing extraordinary efforts in recycling; pollution prevention programs; green building design; solar investments; environmental and energy conservation; ecology (water, plants, animals, insects); community impact and employee participation; process and manufacturing innovations; “green” leadership; and brownfield redevelopment. These award-winning efforts, selected for CIANJ/COMMERCE environmental leadership awards, were compiled before the COVID-19
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New Jersey Companies Care

BY ANTHONY RUSSO, PRESIDENT, CIANJ DOING WELL by doing good is a win-win for businesses, communities and people in need. Giving back connects volunteers with each other, while helping the citizens that need resources the most. How society treats the most vulnerable among us—the hungry, the homeless, children, veterans—always says a lot about where we live and work, and about
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Hungary is Open for Business

BY ANTHONY RUSSO, PRESIDENT, CIANJ IN DECEMBER, I had the unique privilege of inter¬viewing the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Honorable Péter Szijjártó. To put our conversation into perspective, talking with His Excellency was like interviewing our Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo and our Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, at the same time. Hungary is an interesting country.
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A New Year, A New Legislature: A Look Ahead at 2020

BY ANTHONY RUSSO, PRESIDENT, CIANJ THE 219TH New Jersey Legislature will be sworn in this month and Governor Murphy will begin his third year in office the same way he began his first year—looking to fulfill certain campaign promises he made, especially when it comes to finalizing a true millionaires’ tax. As elections always have conse­quences, November 2020 is going
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Seven New Board Members Will Provide Leadership to CIANJ and Trenton

BY Anthony Russo, President, CIANJ MORE THAN 500 busi­ness lead­ers attended the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey’s (CIANJ’s) 92nd Annual Meeting & Luncheon on Oct. 18, 2019, at the Hilton Meadowlands Hotel is East Rutherford, New Jersey. Keynote Speaker Senator Steve Sweeney, president of the New Jersey State Senate, talked about the Garden State’s need to get its
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