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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

December 2018

 Acting President, Charles Baldanza
President's Message

Thank you to over 150 members and guests who attended our Annual Business Showcase & Beefsteak at The Brownstone on November 29th.   

Many thanks to our volunteers, the Gaynor family of Middleton & Company and Michael Kurpiel of Universal Supply Company. Very special thank yous to the following sponsors who helped to make this event a great success:   
  • Premier Event Sponsor: James Hardie 
  • Event Sponsors ($750): Robern; Rinnai and Smolin Lupin
  • Hors d’ oeuvres Sponsors ($750):  Sharbell Development and KWP 
  • Bread Building Sponsors ($500): 2-10 Homebuyer’s Warranty and Andersen Corporation 
  • Dinner Sponsors ($250): The Commercial Agency & Caliber Home Loans
Thank you to our exhibitors:
  • Andersen Corporation
  • Altherm
  • Association Master Trust
  • Blue Ridge Lumber
  • Builders First Sourse
  • Cosentino
  • Ferguson
  • Home Supply
  • Integrated Business Systems
  • James Hardie
  • Kuiken Brothers
  • Meadowlands Regional Chamber
  • Parksite
  • Pella; Reno’s Appliance
  • Rinnai; Robern
  • R.S. Phillips Steel
  • SAX, LLP
  • Smolin Lupin
  • SportPros
  • SubZero Wolf
  • Weyerhaeuser 

Special thanks to those who donated door prizes and toys and clothing items to the Center for Food Action for their holiday drive for children in need in Bergen County. See photos from this and all events on our Facebook page and in the photo gallery on our website at

 Be sure to join us after the holidays for a very special event, our 75th Anniversary Celebration Installation & Awards Dinner on Thursday, January 24th at The Graycliff in Moonachie. Join us for dinner, take a sponsorship and/or place an ad or congratulatory message in our commemorative ad journal for this milestone event (see details below).   

Wishing all BANNJ members and their families wonderful, safe and Happy Holidays! 

Premier Partner Spotlight!

About Integrated Business Systems (IBS)

IBS specializes in high-quality construction management/accounting and property management/accounting software for commercial and multi-family real estate builders, operators and owners. The 40-year-old, Totowa-based firm is a recognized New Jersey/New York regional leader in this niche, known for providing an intensely customer-focused experience centered on helping clients keep their systems current and create competitive advantage.

IBS is partnered with cloud ERP provider Acumatica, offering its popular Construction Edition software with full functionality for project management, contracts, job cost, subcontracts, compliance and more. Additionally, IBS’s proprietary Imperium Powered by Acumatica is a property management/accounting system offering deep strength stemming from IBS’s long development history – particularly in the areas of escalations and recoveries, lease abstracts, and utility and tenant service billing. Both systems can integrate seamlessly with each other and with best-in-class applications across multiple real estate services categories. And because both solutions are fully cloud-based, they address the requirements of an increasingly collaborative and mobile – anytime, anyone, anyplace – business world.

Additionally, IBS’s Managed IT Services division offers comprehensive tech consulting, design, installation and support services, with expertise in business continuity and cyber-safety.

Coming up in 2019:

Thursday January 24th : 75th Anniversary Celebration Installation & Awards Dinner 6:00pm-9:00pm, The Graycliff Fine Catering in Moonachie, NJ.  Be sure to join your fellow members to celebrate 75 years of our local association!  Dinner features a 3-hour open bar, delicious grand buffet and carving stations, live entertainment by Kemp Music, installation of 2019 Officers and Directors and awards recognition for outstanding member participation this past year.  Several sponsorships available and don’t forget to place your ad or congratulatory message in our commemorative ad journal for this special event.  Register at or click here for invitation, registration and ad journal. 

Thursday, February 7th : Board of Directors Strategic Planning Meeting

February 15-21:  International Builders Show, Las Vegas NV

Thursday March 21st:  GMM/Educational Seminar; HOT TOPIC Marijuana Legislation in NJ and How it Will Affect Your Workplace.  5:30pm-7:30pm  Location TBA.

April 2nd-4th:  Annual Builders Convention in Atlantic City, NJ

Thursday, April 11thGeneral Membership Meeting/Educational Seminar  TBA

Monday, May 20th:  Annual Golf Outing & Scholarship Awards@ White Beeches Golf & Country Club.  Join us for a day on this beautiful course or join us for cocktail hour & dinner for networking and awards presentation.  11:00am golfer registration; 6:00pm dinner registration.  Details coming soon.

Wednesday, June 6th:  Mid-Year Economic Forecast Lunch & Learn.  TBA