CIANJ and Commerce Magazine team up to recognize companies that care 2022

News | 4/5/2022

Belleville, NJ (April 5, 2022) – The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and COMMERCE Magazine hosted the 2022 Companies That Care Awards Reception at Nanina’s in the Park on March 23, paying tribute to the kindness and generosity of the business community.

   

Forty-four companies, including leading manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, banks and colleges and universities, were honored at the reception, attended by more than 100 business executives.

   

“Giving back and helping those in need is a part of the culture for all of the companies and organizations we are honoring,” said Anthony Russo, President of CIANJ. “We are glad that we can showcase all of their good works and honor them for their commitment to service even through the last two years while dealing with the global pandemic,” Russo added.

   

CIANJ is a statewide business advocacy organization, representing more than 900 corporate members from every industry sector. The organization asked the business community to share stories of its philanthropy. Their stories became a special section of the March issue of COMMERCE Magazine that was also distributed digitally.

    

This year’s winners were selected by a blue-ribbon panel of judges which included CIANJ board members John Corcoran, President & COO, D'Alessandro, Inc., Cindy Myer, President, Ridgewood Moving Services and Peter Webster, Resident Managing Director, AON Insurance.

 

Pfizer was chosen as the 2022 Champion of Good Works for their incredible work to address the global pandemic. They produced more than three billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for people around the world. Their global outreach was nothing short of extraordinary and made a difference in the lives of so many people in every corner of the world.  

   

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) partnered with CIANJ this year to present their ‘MADE in New Jersey’ Manufacturing Cares Award 2022 to Custom Picture Frames. NJMEP and CIANJ also partnered on a philanthropic venture, ensuring that a portion of every ticket sold to the awards reception was donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Both organizations recognize that food insecurity has become widespread because of the pandemic and are committed to addressing the issue.

    

Many companies were honored in specific categories at the event. A full list of the award recipients is below:

   
   

Caring for Children

   

Bronze Award

AmeriHealth New Jersey

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

UnitedHealthCare

   

Silver Award

ConnectOne Bank

   

Gold Award

NAI Fennelly

   

Platinum Award

ICA Risk Management Consultants

 
    

COVID-19 Community Response & Support

 

Bronze Award

Berkeley College

Goldstein Lieberman & Company LLC

 

Silver Award

GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc.

 

Gold Award

M&T Bank

 

Platinum Award

St. Peter’s University Hospital

   
   

Emergency Support for Employees and their Families

 

Platinum Award

Hackensack Meridian Health


    

Environmental Conservation, Sustainability and Recycling

    

Platinum Award

Atlantic Health System


    

Feeding the Hungry

 

Bronze Award

Berkeley College

Troy Corporation

     

Silver Award

Valley Bank

  

Gold Award

TD Bank

    

Platinum Award

Eastwick College

 

Global Outreach

 

Platinum Award

NPZ Law Group

 

Outreach to Vulnerable & Disenfranchised Communities

  

Bronze Award

Denholtz Properties

Kearny Bank

Monmouth University

 

Silver Award

YWCA of Northern New Jersey

    

Gold Award

New Jersey City University

   

Platinum Award

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center


   

Raising Money

   

Bronze Award

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation

Charity Realty International

CSG Law

Opici Family Distribution

Peapack-Gladstone Bank

     

Silver Award

Alfred Sanzari Enterrprises

   

Gold Award

PSEG

   

Platinum Award

The Earle Family Foundation

   
  

Supporting Veterans

   

Bronze Award

A.J. Perri

   

Silver Award

McCarter & English

   

Gold Award

Fairleigh Dickinson University

     

Platinum Award

Gibbons P.C.

   
  

Volunteering

    

Bronze Award

T&M Associates

   

Silver Award

Mikula Contracting

   

Gold Award

SobelCo

 

Platinum Award

Delta Dental of New Jersey


   

About Valley Bank

  

As the principal subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp, Valley National Bank is a regional bank with approximately $43 billion in assets. Valley is committed to giving people and businesses the power to succeed. Valley operates many convenient branch locations across New Jersey, New York, Florida and Alabama, and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable team dedicated to meeting customer needs. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy.


   

About CIANJ

   

CIANJ is a unique network of businesses committed to improving and advancing the cause of free enterprise in the Garden State. Our focus sets us apart from other organizations and provides the basis upon which we work to make our state a better place to live, work and conduct business.