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The Compass - March 5, 2012


N.J. Chamber Opposes Minimum Wage Hike

michael-egenton"When our members are forced to make tough financial decisions to meet their bottom line, it directly impacts their overall operations," said N.J. Chamber Senior Vice President Michael Egenton.

To watch Michael testify in front of the Assembly Labor Committee on the topic, click here.
To read article on the issue, click here.

Entrepreneurs: 10 Ways to Achieve Profitability

Reaching the break-even point is a thrilling moment for entrepreneurs. It's when you finally believe you will operate profitably far into the future.

For ten tips to help you achieve the dream, click here.

Deadline for Site Remediation Consultants

Property owners, municipalities, schools or other entities remediating polluted sites in New Jersey have until May 7 to hire private-sector consultants, known as Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP), and parties must proceed with the cleanup without prior approval from the state Department of Environmental Protection.  

For more information about these new regulations, click here.



March 9

Lt-Gov-GuadagnoRedevelopment Forum 2012
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is a partner in this event that brings together leaders in government and the private sector to explore redevelopment solutions to New Jersey's problems. It includes workshops, panels and remarks by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.  

For more information and to register, click here.

March 13

2012 Year of the Veteran Job and GI Bill Fair
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Paul Robeson Campus, Rutgers-Newark

Hire our nation's heroes. Employers from across New Jersey can register for a booth at this 4th annual job fair. In 2012, for hiring a veteran, employers get a guaranteed tax credit from the U.S. government of up to $9,600. Give your company the chance to hire skilled, disciplined, and hardworking individuals, and get a tax credit doing it.

For more information and to register, click here.

March 28

EristoffRoundtable Breakfast with State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Forsgate Country Club, Monroe

The governor's chief financial advisor will discuss the Christie administration's budget priorities, proposed tax reforms and job creation initiatives.

To register, click here.