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2016 01 10 Caucus NJ

In a recent episode of 'Caucus: New Jersey', host Steve Adubato led a lively discussion on how to make New Jersey more competitive in attracting and retaining business. The panel featured the officers of Opportunity New Jersey: Tom Bracken, president and CEO, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce; Michele Siekerka, president and CEO, New Jersey Busioness & Industry Association; Debbie Hart, president and CEO, BioNJ; and Ralph Thomas, CEO and executive director, New Jersey Society of CPAs.

Lead New Jersey, a statewide leadership organization, named its “30 Leaders for 30 Years” at a gala event held last week in Jersey City. The event, which honored individuals whose leadership has made “New Jersey a better place to live and work,” according to LeadNJ, also celebrated 30 years since the founding of the organization.

2016 09 12 prieto sweeney christie tmGov. Chris Christie and state legislative leaders are discussing a reduction in the state sales tax, potentially by half a percentage point, as part of a deal to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund, POLITICO New Jersey has learned.

"Diversity is not just the right thing, it is a profitable thing,” said Chamber president and CEO Tom Bracken. “An inclusive workplace leads to fresh business approaches and opens doors to clients, contacts and customers that also value diversity."

2016 08 24 workplace drama tmA new survey finds most New Jersey businessmen and businesswomen agree that women in the workplace having equal footing with men is a good idea.

But ask them whether their workplace needs improvement, and the responses differ.

The survey, which focused on women in the workplace, revealed “a disconnect” in men’s and women’s perceptions of gender diversity, said Philip Mandel, regional managing partner at CohnReznick, a New York City-based accounting firm.