Monday, August 1, 2022

August 2022

President's Message

BANNJ President Thomas Petersen 

 Many thanks to John Cioletti and the team at Reno’s Appliance for hosting our Multi-Association Business Summer Social on July 14th at their beautiful Paterson showroom.  Thanks also to the many BANNJ members and guests in attendance along with members from ASID, NKBA, AIA, NARI, and Metro.   

Reno’s pulled out all the stops once again to provide an exciting evening of industry networking, fabulous food, live music and fantastic prizes. 

If you were unable to attend the event, be sure to join us at Reno’s on October 20th for the Annual Pre-Holiday Networking Party and take the opportunity to visit Reno’s expansive showroom of quality and luxury appliances.  See photos from this and all BANNJ events at our photo gallery   

Our next upcoming event is our Annual Business Showcase & Beefsteak on Thursday, September 29th.   

Be sure to join us for this outstanding networking event and take the opportunity to showcase your products and services to the building community at our Northern NJ mini-trade show!  Reserve a dinner table and bring your employees, colleagues, vendors and friends to enjoy a fun and collaborative evening at a New Venue this year, The Elan in Lodi!  Special pricing for member tabletops and group rates for 5 or more dinner guests.  Premium visibility sponsorship packages also available. 

Don’t miss out and register today at I hope to see many of our members there. 



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Creative Design Construction and Remodeling is a Design-Build firm offering our clients a time and money savings "one-stop" shopping advantage" complete with our own award-winning in-house design team, cabinet department and showroom.  Creative Design Cabinet Solutions is the retail division of Creative Design Construction and Remodeling.  

We offer stock, semi-custom and full-custom cabinetry for do-it-yourselfers, builders, architects, and interior designers.  We encourage the use of our cabinet installation team, or we can simply just deliver the cabinets to your location.

Thursday, August 17th-Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, September 29th-Annual Business Showcase & Beefsteak**NEW VENUE** The Elan in Lodi.  Don’t miss this annual favorite Northern NJ mini trade show and participate in one of the best networking events of the year.  Reserve a tabletop and market your goods and services to building industry professionals, enjoy a fantastic Beefsteak Dinner, including beer & wine and join your table in our bread building contest to win for a charity!  Vendor tabletops will be limited, so register early.  Great opportunity to reserve a dinner table and bring your employees and team to this great industry event. Discounted group rates will be available!  Doors open at 5:00PM.

Thursday, October 20th-Reno’s Annual Pre-Holiday Networking Party.  You are invited to attend this annual event and enjoy the generous hospitality of the Reno’s team while networking with familiar faces and new business contacts.  Fantastic food, beverages, live music, prizes and much more!  5:30pm.

Thursday, November 10th- Join Sub Zero Corporate Chef, Ann Marie, for this team building cooking class with a Thanksgiving holiday theme!  Meet us with some of your colleagues in the beautiful SZ newly renovated Pine Brook showroom and get some useful tips to prepare your favorites for the holidays while making business connections. 5:30pm.

Thursday, December 1st- Holiday Gathering/Young Professionals Event/Industry Speaker.  Stay tuned for more information. 5:30 PM at Wayne Tile, 55 Spring Street, Ramsey, New Jersey

Register for all events at