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20% of the U.S. workforce is now required to be trained on harassment and discrimination prevention. Just two years ago,...
01/25/2023

20% of the U.S. workforce is now required to be trained on harassment and discrimination prevention. Just two years ago, that number was 1%. Comply with the latest federal and state specific training requirements. Learn more about BIA Learn at https://bit.ly/3Ug1p4H

NJBIA is thrilled to announce that Althea D. Ford will join us as Vice President of Government Affairs, effective Jan. 3...
01/25/2023
Althea D. Ford Joins NJBIA Government Affairs Team

NJBIA is thrilled to announce that Althea D. Ford will join us as Vice President of Government Affairs, effective Jan. 31, bringing her valuable experience as a skilled researcher, legislative policy analyst and public speaker to her new role. Welcome aboard Althea!

Althea D. Ford will join the New Jersey Business & Industry Association as Vice President of Government Affairs, effective Jan. 31, NJBIA

Help your employees achieve retirement security with our high-quality 401(k) and profit-sharing plans that can save you ...
01/24/2023

Help your employees achieve retirement security with our high-quality 401(k) and profit-sharing plans that can save you thousands each year. Whether you are looking for an alternative to the state-run plan or you simply want to compare your existing plan to ours, we can help. Learn more about our 401k solutions at https://bit.ly/3oce0Iu

01/23/2023
John Berruti on NJBIA's Minding Your Business

From this past weekend's Minding Your Business on News 12+, entrepreneur and cancer survivor John Berruti discussed with Bob Considine the crazy and challenging stories leading to his successful career - and how he's providing guidance to other small business entrepreneurs through his rapidly growing “Berruti Success” YouTube channel. Check the clip!

With scheduled public hearings to update NJ's Energy Master Plan, postponed on Friday, NJBIA Deputy Chief Government Aff...
01/23/2023
Watt's Up With NJ's Energy Master Plan?

With scheduled public hearings to update NJ's Energy Master Plan, postponed on Friday, NJBIA Deputy Chief Government Affairs Officer Raymond Cantor discussed where improvements with the EMP need to be made.

The state’s Board of Public Utilities was scheduled to start a series of public hearings next week to update the state’s Energy Master Plan, until Gov.

On this weekend's Minding Your Business on News 12+, NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka discusses with Bob Considi...
01/20/2023

On this weekend's Minding Your Business on News 12+, NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka discusses with Bob Considine NJBIA’s exciting “Year of the Business Owner” campaign for 2023 and Governor Phil Murphy's recent State of the State address. Watch News 12+ at 9:30a on Sat. & Sun., 7:30 p.m. on Sat., or watch the livestream! http://news12.plus/new-jersey/

On this weekend’s Minding Your Business on News 12+, NJ entrepreneur and cancer survivor John Berruti discusses with Bob...
01/20/2023

On this weekend’s Minding Your Business on News 12+, NJ entrepreneur and cancer survivor John Berruti discusses with Bob Considine how he’s taking lessons learned from his 30+ years of building successful small businesses and providing advice to other entrepreneurs through his rapidly growing Berruti Success YouTube channel. Watch this weekend on News 12+ at 9:30a Sat. & Sun., 7:30p on Sat. Or watch the livestream! http://news12.plus/new-jersey/

NJBIA’s HR Q&A snapshots cover a variety of HR topics to help you maneuver HR challenges big or small. And they’re free ...
01/19/2023

NJBIA’s HR Q&A snapshots cover a variety of HR topics to help you maneuver HR challenges big or small. And they’re free to members! Learn more https://bit.ly/3v0S9Ye

Thanks to Burlington Mercer Chamber of Commerce for welcoming NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka this morning as she...
01/19/2023

Thanks to Burlington Mercer Chamber of Commerce for welcoming NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka this morning as she speaks about our focus for 2023!

NEW JERSEY BUSINESS MAGAZINE is a must-read for today’s executive decision maker. Ensure that your business is part of t...
01/18/2023

NEW JERSEY BUSINESS MAGAZINE is a must-read for today’s executive decision maker. Ensure that your business is part of the decision by advertising with us. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3FFOhSs

A new report finds that resignations can be contagious within a workplace, exponentially increasing employee replacement...
01/17/2023

A new report finds that resignations can be contagious within a workplace, exponentially increasing employee replacement costs. https://bit.ly/3wfYQ8Z
NJBIA members have hiring and firing resources at their fingertips for free. https://bit.ly/3v0S9Ye

01/16/2023

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of hope, justice and equality today - and every day.

01/13/2023

ICYMI, here’s the clip from this morning’s with NJBIA CEO Michele Siekerka - talking teen worker law and minimum wage!

Be sure to watch NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerkaon  this morning, starting at 9 a.m.! Talking !
01/13/2023

Be sure to watch NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka
on this morning, starting at 9 a.m.! Talking !

Join Michele Siekerka of the NJ Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) tomorrow at 9AM on The New Jersey Morning Show! Stream on all OTT platforms, Facebook, or on OnNJ.com.

01/13/2023

Join Michele Siekerka of the NJ Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) tomorrow at 9AM on The New Jersey Morning Show! Stream on all OTT platforms, Facebook, or on OnNJ.com.

Governor Phil Murphy said today he will let the 2.5% Corporate Business Tax surcharge sunset, as scheduled, at the end o...
01/12/2023
Murphy Says He Will Let Corporate Business Tax Surcharge Sunset

Governor Phil Murphy said today he will let the 2.5% Corporate Business Tax surcharge sunset, as scheduled, at the end of 2023. See our story with NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka and Chief GA Officer Christopher Emigholz

Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday that he has agreed to end a 2.5% corporate business surcharge that is scheduled to sunset at the end of 2023 – a

Thinking about your new year’s resolution? Why not start with employee training? With BIA LEARN, your business has acces...
01/11/2023

Thinking about your new year’s resolution? Why not start with employee training? With BIA LEARN, your business has access to over 360 employee training courses that help to retain and attract top talent, reduce organizational turnover, and maintain compliance. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3Ug1p4H

Don’t miss your chance to get access to affordable health benefits with NJBIA. Partnered with Association Member Trust, ...
01/10/2023

Don’t miss your chance to get access to affordable health benefits with NJBIA. Partnered with Association Member Trust, we strive to bring your small business strength, stability and hundreds of options. Don’t wait, open enrollment is closing soon! Learn more at https://bit.ly/3SMNu6N

NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka issued the following statement regarding Gov. Phil Murphy's 2023 State of the S...
01/10/2023
NJBIA Responds to Gov. Murphy’s 2023 State of the State Address

NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka issued the following statement regarding Gov. Phil Murphy's 2023 State of the State Address.

New Jersey Business & Industry Association President and CEO Michele Siekerka issued the following statement in response to today’s State of the State

Join us THIS WEDNESDAY for Lessons in Leadership. Hosted by Steve Adubato and Michele Siekerka, Lessons in Leadership is...
01/09/2023

Join us THIS WEDNESDAY for Lessons in Leadership. Hosted by Steve Adubato and Michele Siekerka, Lessons in Leadership is a highly relevant, interactive, and important virtual conversation about practical leadership lessons learned over the past several years. Learn more and register at https://bit.ly/3T29BVo

Open enrollment ends soon! Don’t miss your chance to discover hundreds of health benefits options that can save your sma...
01/04/2023

Open enrollment ends soon! Don’t miss your chance to discover hundreds of health benefits options that can save your small business money. Partnered with Association Member Trust, we help our members select the right coverage at the right price. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3SMNu6N

Great job by the Sussex County Government Board of County Commissioners, who are dedicating $2 million of its American R...
01/04/2023
Sussex County Small Business Grants Available Now

Great job by the Sussex County Government Board of County Commissioners, who are dedicating $2 million of its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support local small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are working to overcome financial challenges caused by the pandemic. Click for more information!

The Sussex County Board of County Commissioners has dedicated $2 million of its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support local small businesses

Join us on January 10th for the Business Growth Roundtable! Featuring Bob Burg, author of The Go-Giver, you’ll have the ...
01/03/2023

Join us on January 10th for the Business Growth Roundtable! Featuring Bob Burg, author of The Go-Giver, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A-style discussion and take a deeper dive into the benefits of shifting focus from getting to giving. Learn more and register for the event at https://bit.ly/3jFrrBQ

Thank you to Paradigm Marketing and Design, C3 Workplace, Sandler Training in Morristown, NJ, Synthesis Wealth Planning, LLC, and Crothers Consulting for making this event possible.

New Jersey Business Magazine January 2023
12/30/2022
New Jersey Business Magazine January 2023

New Jersey Business Magazine January 2023

The cover story of New Jersey Business Magazine’s January issue delves into what the economy may have in store for us in the new year. Experts in the fields of energy, healthcare, real estate, financial markets and more deliver their predictions in this annual outlook. Other articles in this issue...

Save money on health plan options for your small business with NJBIA. Having more health plan options allows you to opti...
12/28/2022

Save money on health plan options for your small business with NJBIA. Having more health plan options allows you to optimize coverage and save money! Enroll today. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3SMNu6N

Association Member Trust

From today's New Jersey 101.5 News, NJBIA's Alexis Bailey explains how a new 9-bill package, primarily sponsored by Asse...
12/28/2022
If you get sick are there enough healthcare workers to help you?

From today's New Jersey 101.5 News, NJBIA's Alexis Bailey explains how a new 9-bill package, primarily sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, will help improve the health of NJ's healthcare workforce.

A new push is being made to attract more healthcare workers in New Jersey

With BIA Learn, you not only save on the cost of employee training, but also reduce the risk of costly fines resulting f...
12/27/2022

With BIA Learn, you not only save on the cost of employee training, but also reduce the risk of costly fines resulting from lack of training and compliance. Learn more about BIA Learn at https://bit.ly/3Ug1p4H

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has announced dates for public listening sessions for the state’s Food Des...
12/27/2022

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has announced dates for public listening sessions for the state’s Food Desert Relief Tax Credit Program - and is also seeking public input. The Food Desert Relief Act addresses the food security needs of communities across New Jersey by providing up to $40 million per year in tax credits, loans, grants, and/or technical assistance to increase access to nutritious foods and develop new approaches to alleviate food deserts. Give a click for more info!

📝 We’re seeking public input as we develop our Food Desert Tax Credit Relief Program, addressing solutions for the 50 Food Desert Communities we previously designated.

📢 Come voice your opinion on 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟱 or 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟲. We’re also accepting public comment through 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟵.

➡️ Learn more at: https://www.njeda.com/njeda-releases-food-desert-relief-tax-creditprogram-information-for-public-feedback/

NEW JERSEY’S BUSINESS OUTLOOK IN FOCUS - Garden State Initiative
12/27/2022
NEW JERSEY’S BUSINESS OUTLOOK IN FOCUS - Garden State Initiative

NEW JERSEY’S BUSINESS OUTLOOK IN FOCUS - Garden State Initiative

Welcome to the GSI Briefing podcast – hosted by Regina Egea, President of the Garden State Initiative. In this episode, we’ll be taking a look at New Jersey’s business climate and outlook for 2023 with Chris Emigholz, Chief Government Affairs Officer for the New Jersey Business and Industry As...

Start the new year off right with these upcoming events from NJBIA. Learn more and register at https://bit.ly/3O3FbzI   ...
12/26/2022

Start the new year off right with these upcoming events from NJBIA. Learn more and register at https://bit.ly/3O3FbzI

NJBIA sends you wishes for a Joyous Holiday Season and a New Year filled with peace and prosperity. 🎁
12/25/2022

NJBIA sends you wishes for a Joyous Holiday Season and a New Year filled with peace and prosperity. 🎁

This , we’re going back to our roots! 🌱 Founded in February 1910, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association has ser...
12/22/2022

This , we’re going back to our roots! 🌱 Founded in February 1910, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association has served the State’s private-sector employers for more than 100 years through good times and bad. Check out this memorable photo from 1926 of Association President J.P. Bird with a bronze plaque outside NJBIA’s then-headquarters at 175 West State Street.

Want to know more about NJBIA? Visit https://bit.ly/3hNLT2A

12/22/2022

Today is the 𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗧 𝗗𝗔𝗬 to submit your application for the New Jersey Manufacturing Voucher Program!

The 𝗡𝗝𝗠𝗩𝗣 offers grants of 𝘂𝗽 𝘁𝗼 $𝟮𝟱𝟬,𝟬𝟬𝟬 to enable purchases of equipment to improve productivity and efficiency.

The program will offer stackable bonuses for certified woman-, minority-, or veteran-owned , businesses in Opportunity Zones, and businesses purchasing manufacturing equipment in the State of New Jersey, as well as bonuses for businesses that have a collective bargaining agreement in place.

Details of the application process, eligibility criteria and a pre-qualification checklist can be found at https://www.njeda.com/njmvp/

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NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka released the following statement tonight praising Netflix's plans for a $900m sta...
12/22/2022

NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka released the following statement tonight praising Netflix's plans for a $900m state-of-the-art production hub at . Great news for NJ's economy! !
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With interactive training from BIA Learn, you can give your employees the tools they need to thrive while ensuring compl...
12/21/2022

With interactive training from BIA Learn, you can give your employees the tools they need to thrive while ensuring compliance, reducing risk, and driving engagement. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3Ug1p4H

12/21/2022
Saving the World

On the latest episode of our podcast, Jessica Filante of AT&T joins us to talk about the company's joint efforts with other tech companies to reduce one billion metric tons of emissions, the best adaptation of Anne of Green Gables, and the many mistakes of Amy Sherman Palladino.

12/20/2022
NJBIA HR On Demand

With NJBIA’s HR On Demand you get access to a certified HR professional, 5-days a week, 12-hours a day for less than 85 cents per day. Learn more about HR On Demand at https://bit.ly/3v0S9Ye

Join Steve Adubato and Michele Siekerka as they discuss important things learned about leadership in the pandemic in “Le...
12/19/2022

Join Steve Adubato and Michele Siekerka as they discuss important things learned about leadership in the pandemic in “Lessons in Leadership”. A conversation addressing questions such as…

✅ What are the biggest leadership and communication lessons we’ve learned since early 2020?
✅ What are the best practices in planning for the future given so much disruption, uncertainty and vulnerability?
✅What are the leadership obstacles, and opportunities, related to remote communication?
✅ and more!

Register TODAY at https://bit.ly/3T29BVo

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YES! This week's May Health Services Collaborative Meeting was a !

Over 65 Industry and Education Partners were engaged in our discussion about Dual Enrollment.

This month's meeting featured expert guest speakers from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University, Somerset Co Vocational Tech School, and Raritan Valley Community College.

Register for Upcoming Industry Collaborative Meetings: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/nj-community-colleges-amp-njbia-34362158065

Become a Partner with NJ's Community College: https://njpathways.org/get-involved/

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REGISTER NOW! Join the Collaborative Meeting and hear remarks from Education Ecosystem Partners like Dr. Anthony Blash, Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical, Social & Administrative Sciences (Belmont University - College of Pharmacy), who participated in the April Industry Collaborative Meeting.

Become a part of the this Wednesday: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/315736144307

Event Details:
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Featuring an Expert Speaker
Register Now on Eventbrite!

NJ Business & Industry Association (NJBIA)
REGISTER NOW! We want YOU to join our statewide partnership.

Join the and the Collaborative: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/315736144307

Event Details:
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Featuring an Expert Speaker
Register Now on Eventbrite!

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CHECK IT OUT! NJ Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) highlighted last month's , where we honored 38 of the state’s very best students—including Raritan Valley Community College student Sangeetha Punnam, who was named to the 2022 All-USA Academic Team.

Sangeetha is one of only 20 Community College students nationwide to receive this honor.

The award is sponsored by Cengage, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Read More: https://njbia.org/nj-community-colleges-honor-outstanding-student-scholars-and-leaders/
WOW! New Jersey Business Magazine recognizes our transformational initiative that is preparing an innovative workforce.

Aligning the state’s educational system with partners across the business spectrum is the goal of the NJ Pathways to Career Opportunities Initiative, launched jointly by the NJ Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) and New Jersey’s Community Colleges in December.

Read More: https://njbmagazine.com/special-sections/construction-trades-building-partnerships-for-workforce-development/reimagining-the-road-to-success/
Being a woman in business or a woman business owner can be hard, lonely, and exhausting!
Especially with all the other responsibilities you have on your plate!
To thrive we’ve built a collective of experienced women business leaders who are ALL dedicated to helping other women achieve their goals.
A “table” of those who lift you up, provide guidance and unbiased support is your most valuable asset but so hard to build!
In that spirit, we are hosting the CollabHERative Conference with our 9 women-owned business partners. This conference will help you fill your table, uncover new insights, and give you tools to grow personally and professionally.

View the agenda and register today: https://www.danddfamilylaw.com/event/collabheration/

Thank you to our sponsors NJ Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), New Jersey Business Magazine, Women's Center for Entrepreneurship, Women Presidents Organization and partners: Rachel J. Durkan, Paradigm Marketing and Design, Donna Miller, C3 Workplace, Kim Luthy, Synthesis Wealth Planning, LLC, Casey Gocel, Mandelbaum Barrett PC, Clelia Pergola, NJ Elder Law Center at Goldberg Law Group, Rosanne DeTorres, DeTorres & DeGeorge Family Law, Andrea Diaz, SKC & Co. CPAs, LLC, Lorena Mosquera, Debbie Rubinfeld Wolpov, Merx Payments, Danielle Monaro

Join us for the CollabHERation Conference this Thursday, 5/12 and Friday, 5/13 from 9am-1pm where we’ll share tools, resources, and networking opportunities to propel personal and professional growth!

Day 1 will focus on professional growth: scaling your business, increasing revenue, and growing smartly. Day 2 will focus on YOU: planning for your financial future, protecting yourself legally, protecting yourself emotionally, and how to manage being a caregiver when you have a career.

Don't miss SKC's Andrea Diaz and Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Casey Gocel on Friday, May 13th at 10:30 a.m. as they discuss ways to maximize the value of your business and the steps to take TODAY to position yourself for sale - exclusively at the CollabHERation Conference!

View the agenda and register today, at: https://bit.ly/SKCCollabHERation

Thank you to our sponsors: NJ Business & Industry Association (NJBIA). New Jersey Business Magazine, Women's Center for Entrepreneurship & Women Presidents Organization
And to our partners: Paradigm Marketing and Design, C3 Workplace, Synthesis Wealth Planning, LLC, Goldberg Law Group - NJ Elder Law Center, DeTorres & DeGeorge Family Law, Merx Payments, Lorena Mosquera & Danielle Monaro
As we start the next feature, we'll be focusing on our who make possible.

Kate Conroy, IOM with NJ Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) and Blue Feather Consulting shares with us why she chooses to volunteer with :

"Institute has been invaluable to me as I progress in my career and think about my long-term goals.

The education provided is excellent but the connections I’ve made with other people in the chamber and association world have been the bigger game-changer.

Every year I attend, I return home with at least one golden nugget to put into practice and contributing back has been a gift."

REGISTER NOW! Join the & Collaborative Meeting and hear remarks from Education Ecosystem Partners like Roberta Harvey, Vice President of Academic Affairs (Rowan University), who participated in the April Industry Collaborative Meeting.

Become a part of the this Wednesday: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/315729594717

Event Details:
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Featuring an Expert Speaker
Register Now on Eventbrite!

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This article says it all...partnerships among unions, business leaders and educational institutions - including NJ's county vocational-technical schools - are key for engaging and training the next generation of skilled workers. That's especially important in high-demand industries like construction. A special thank you to NJ Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), , Thomas Edison State University, IUOE Local 825, , Rowan University, , , .
REGISTER NOW! We want YOU to join our statewide partnership.

Join the and the Technology & Innovation Collaborative: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/315729594717
Event Details:

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Featuring an Expert Speaker
Register Now on Eventbrite!

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WHO NEEDS COLLEGE? at 7PM, our president Aaron Fichtner is joining NJ 101.5 to discuss the rising costs of tuition and loans, and how traditional four-year degrees are no longer being pushed as the one true key to a successful career.

Those joining the discussion will be:
Aaron Fichtner, president of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJ's Community Colleges)
John Tillman, founder of Ecliptic Financial Advisors - College Funding Specialists
Chrissy Buteas, chief government affairs officer with the NJ Business & Industry Association (NJBIA)New Jersey Business & Industry Association
Amy Lombardo, with the New Jersey School Counselor Association

Read More: Who needs college? NJ 101.5 town hall on alternatives to success |
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