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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

January 2020

BANNJ President John Cioletti
President's Message

Dear BANNJ Members, 
I would like to wish everyone of you a very Happy, Healthy, & Prosperous New Year.

I am excited to be serving as President of Northern for another year, ushering in the new decade.
Last year, I entrusted our Board with increasing membership. I am happy to share that both Associate and Builder Memberships increased by a net 15% and 5% respectively. We have also increased the number of Premier Partners to 10 with the recent addition of Wayne Tile.

Last July, Reno’s Appliance hosted a Multi-Association Summer Business Networking Event with 6 Trade Organizations: BANNJ, Metro, NARI, NKBA, ASID & ALNNJ. Over 200 Industry professionals attended, bringing together builders, architects, designers, remodelers and professional trade companies. This was a rare opportunity to connect with like minded people and make new contacts. We intend to make this an annual event. 

This year again we will have our annual Golf Outing and End of the Year Beefsteak as well as several educational seminars. We need the help of membership to make our events successful. Let your trade partners and friends know about them and encourage attendance and sponsorships. Please also consider stepping up and joining a committee. New blood brings new ideas.

We have been fortunate over the last 10 years to see the economy recover after the devastating Depression at the end of the Last Decade. It is as important as ever to support our Local, State and National Organizations and their continued advocacy for our industries.

Thank you for your confidence in me.  

I look forward to seeing many of our members at some exciting upcoming events in January.   Our very own NJ Builder Member Dean Mon will be installed as NAHB Chaiman at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas on January 23rd.    
NJBA will honor members from all four NJ locals at the Annual Industry Awards Breakfast on January 29th at Forsgate Country Club, and BANNJ will hold our 76th Annual Installation & Awards Dinner on Thursday, January 30th at 6:00pm, The Graycliff Fine Catering. 

Associate Members

Dresdner Robin
Joseph Mele
15-25 11th Street
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Red Lion Insulation
John Cmur
225 Willow Brook Road
Freehold, NJ 07728

 Premier Partner Spotlight
Please welcome our newest Premier Partner! 

Wayne Tile Company, established in 1953, is a family owned and operated business headquartered in Wayne, NJ.  The company has retail locations located in Wayne, Ramsey, Rockaway, Sussex, and a new showroom coming to Manasquan in early 2020.  Wayne Tile is primarily a direct importer, retailer, and distributor of high-quality tiles with most items being produced at the premier tile factories of Italy.  With distribution hubs in Pompton Plains, NJ and Rockland, MA the company utilizes its extensive inventory to serve dealers stretching from Virginia to Maine.  Although Wayne Tile focuses on serving residential customers, the company has also worked with Designers and Architects on large projects in both the commercial and hospitality spaces.  Now in its third generation, Wayne Tile looks forward to continued growth in New Jersey as the company continues to find new ways to better serve its Contractor, Designer, Architect, and Retail clientele.

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“Stone Systems is the leader in stone fabrication. We use the latest, most advanced technology to bring to life the inspirations of both consumer and design professionals. We not only maintain high quality industry-standards, we exceed customer expectations.
Our goal is to bring exceptional commitment to customer service by providing the best in product selection and design while maintaining high level of quality and customer commitment. With the advanced equipment we use and the professional staff we have available, we are able to meet the production cycle times needed to meet the demand of the home building industry and often time we are able to improve building cycle times.”   
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Save the Dates!

Thursday, January 30th-Annual Installation & Awards Dinner at The Graycliff.  Join us to celebrate our 76th year and help to congratulate our new 2020 leadership and your fellow association members.  This festive evening will include a 3-hour open bar, delicious grand buffet, awards presentation and live music by Snafu, back by popular demand from last year’s event!   Be sure to place your congratulatory ad in the commemorative ad journal to market and enhance the visibility of your company.

Thursday, February 6th-Board of Directors Strategic Planning Meeting

Thursday, March 19th-New Codes Update Seminar/General Meeting (TBD)

Thursday, April 16th-General Membership Meeting (TBD)

Monday, May 18th-Annual Golf Outing & Scholarship Awards at White Beeches Golf & Country Club.  11:00am golfer registration; 11:30-12:30pm Lunch; 1:00pm Shotgun Start; 6:00pm Cocktail Reception/Dinner. Premium Sponsorships Available.