Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ)

Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ)

Established in 1927, the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) has approximately 900 members, from Fortune 500 companies like Hertz Corporation, Ingersoll-Rand, Continental Airlines, Stryker, PSE&G, Sharp, and Sony to emerging companies and sole proprietorships representing all areas of business and industry. The organization is the leader in free enterprise advocacy for the purpose of providing - through education, legislative vigilance and membership interaction - an economic climate that enhances business potential and makes New Jersey a better state in which to live, work and conduct business.

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South 61 Paramus Rd. , Paramus , NJ 07652 USA
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Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Publishing / Media / Marketing
Market Focus:
Locally (one state or province)
Year Founded:
1927

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The CIANJ Board of Directors is comprised of high-level corporate executives and successful small business entrepreneurs located throughout New Jersey. The CIANJ staff consists of association professionals with many years of experience in their management areas.

Among the activities and services that contribute to CIANJ’s reputation as an outstanding business organization are:

  • Events that enable the business community to effectively interact with, and make their concerns known to leading government officials.
  • Innovative and well-attended networking programs that bring together potential business customers and partners.
  • Active committees focusing on: Technology, Environmental Issues, Human Resources, Banking, Education, Small Business, Healthcare, and Legislative issues.
  • Educational programs featuring expert speakers on important business topics.
  • The Environmental Business Council (EBC), which monitors NJ environmental issues that affect business, and runs an annual Environmental Procurement Conference, EPCON each Year. And the Innovative Environmental Technology Conference semi annually.
  • The Hispanic Business Council (HBC), which networks the Hispanic business community with other CIANJ members and secures a voice for Hispanic companies in Trenton.
  • The Foundation for Free Enterprise, the CIANJ educational affiliate that sponsors a variety of programs in elementary and secondary schools dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of the free market economic system.
  • COMMERCE magazine, published by CIANJ since 1965, bringing viewpoints, news and useful information to an estimated readership of 28,500 chief executive officers and other key decision makers in New Jersey.
  • PENPAC, the Private Enterprise Political Action Committee, which supports pro-business candidates for the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly.
  • Information and resources to assist companies on import, export, and other trade issues.

The CIANJ Board of Directors is comprised of high-level corporate executives and successful small business entrepreneurs located throughout New Jersey. The CIANJ staff consists of association professionals with many years of experience in their management areas.

Among the activities and services that contribute to CIANJ’s reputation as an outstanding business organization are:

  • Events that enable the business community to effectively interact with, and make their concerns known to leading government officials.
  • Innovative and well-attended networking programs that bring together potential business customers and partners.
  • Active committees focusing on: Technology, Environmental Issues, Human Resources, Banking, Education, Small Business, Healthcare, and Legislative issues.
  • Educational programs featuring expert speakers on important business topics.
  • The Environmental Business Council (EBC), which monitors NJ environmental issues that affect business, and runs an annual Environmental Procurement Conference, EPCON each Year. And the Innovative Environmental Technology Conference semi annually.
  • The Hispanic Business Council (HBC), which networks the Hispanic business community with other CIANJ members and secures a voice for Hispanic companies in Trenton.
  • The Foundation for Free Enterprise, the CIANJ educational affiliate that sponsors a variety of programs in elementary and secondary schools dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of the free market economic system.
  • COMMERCE magazine, published by CIANJ since 1965, bringing viewpoints, news and useful information to an estimated readership of 28,500 chief executive officers and other key decision makers in New Jersey.
  • PENPAC, the Private Enterprise Political Action Committee, which supports pro-business candidates for the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly.
  • Information and resources to assist companies on import, export, and other trade issues.

The mission of Commerce and Industry Association is to be the leader in free enterprise advocacy for the purpose of fostering, through education, legislative vigilance and membership interaction, an economic climate that enhances business potential and makes New Jersey a better state in which to live, work and conduct business.

Over time, we have learned how the real value of a business association is found in the relationship build and the resources shared. CIANJ’s roundtables and business councils are concepts that bring together the brightest minds across professional disciplines in the key areas that affect every business in the state. From finance and healthcare to human resources and the environment, there is always something to learn – or something to share — in our association.

The council and roundtables of Commerce and Industry deliver insight, best practices and important connections to assist you in your business. Roundtable discussions are an excellent way to shine a light on your expertise and gain exposure and new clients from focused, meaningful participation.

We encourage all CIANJ members to be active members. CIANJ councils help our members (or their teams) find topic-specific areas of interest to become involved.

Of course, member companies also have an opportunity to volunteer to actively participate in various steering committees that shape the agenda of the association. In addition, executive may be invited to join the board of directors, a select group of business leaders who guide the association and provide its vision.