Monday, June 3, 2024

June 2024

President's Message
BANNJ President, Derek Weissman

BANNJ held our 77th Annual Golf Outing on May 13th at White Beeches Golf & Country Club.  Many thanks to over 100 golfers, generous golf sponsors and Premier Partner sponsors, our amazing volunteers and cocktail/dinner guests who helped to make this event a great success!  We had a great day out on the course and congratulations to all of our winners.  

Special thanks to BC Magazine for attending the cocktail reception and capturing some great photos of our golfers, volunteers and dinner guests and to Amanda Krakowiak of Heritage WBE, Inc. for the beautiful banner and signs. We could not have put the event together without our wonderful golf committee including my co-chair, Kristie Davida of Home Ateliers; John Cioletti of Reno’s Appliance; Kimberly Little and Laurie Antosy of Sub Zero, Wolf & Cove; Sharon Minto of Crown Point Cabinetry; Ashley Brito of 9 Mile RE, LLC; Candy Gordon-Geanoules of Sax, LLP; Thomas Petersen of SportProsUSA; Mrs. Peggy Mathieu and our hole-in-one judge, Arnold DeMasi of DeMasi Construction.   

View the complete list of sponsors, foursomes and photos from the event at

On May 30th, BANNJ and Metro participated in “Exploring Careers that Build America” along with Bergen County Workforce Development Board, Associated Builders and Contractors, Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences, Servants Heart Ministry and Coppola Brothers.  The event highlighted the various career options for students who may wish to pursue a vocation in the trades.  Our panelists provided some insightful information and life experiences to the students and families in attendance.  I was honored to serve as a panelist along with Frank Belgiovine, Michael Kurpiel, Ashley Brito and Kristie Veri.  BANNJ is looking forward to partnering with area schools to provide scholarship opportunities and assistance with learning about careers in the trades.

On Thursday, June 6th Richard and David Gaynor of Middleton & Company Insurance will give a brief presentation on The Adverse Effects that the Cost of Inflation is having on the Insurance Industry and What to do Proactively to Avoid and Mitigate the Impact to Your Business.  This educational presentation will follow our Board of Directors meeting and is open to all members.  Please email for the information and Zoom login. 

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Hope to see everyone at our Multi-Association Summer Business Social on Thursday, July 11th at Reno’s Appliance.  Join BANNJ, Metro, NKBA, AIA, ASID and NARI for this annual gathering of industry professionals as we enjoy Reno’s outstanding hospitality with food, beverages, live music, entertainment, prizes and more!  

Save the Date for our Annual Business Product Showcase & Beefsteak at The Elan on Wednesday, September 25th!  Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your company products and services to Northern NJ builders and housing professionals as you enjoy one-on-one introductions and a delicious, traditional Beefsteak Dinner!  Special group pricing so invite your colleagues and team for a great night out. Play in the bread building contest for a chance to win for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.


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Member Education: Be sure to view/register for upcoming NAHB Professional Development Courses available for members at  Contact or 201-843-6868 to obtain your member PIN# or other credentials required to register for member pricing.

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Thursday, July 11th Multi-Association Summer Business Social at Reno’s Appliance

Wednesday, September 25th Annual Business Product Showcase & Beefsteak The Elan Catering & Events 


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