The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and COMMERCE Magazine recently hosted their seventh annual tribute to the kindness and generosity of the business community.

Forty-five companies, including Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitempo, LLC, as well as leading manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, banks and colleges and universities, were honored as "Champions of Good Works" at the gala reception, attended by more than 200 business executives.

Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitempo, LLC was recognized for its support of worthy causes, charitable institutions, veterans, the elderly and families in need. The firm supports The Salvation Army Morristown Corps, UNICO, The Cheer Me Up Foundation, the USO and has established endowed scholarships for students at the high school, undergraduate and graduate levels.

"These caring companies embody the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey's mission to make the Garden State a better place to live, work and raise a family," said Anthony Russo, President of CIANJ.

CIANJ is a statewide business advocacy organization, representing more than 900 corporate members from every industry sector. The organization asked the business community to share stories of its philanthropy. Their stories became a special section of the March issue of COMMERCE Magazine that was distributed at the reception, which was held at the elegant Nanina's In the Park in Belleville. This year's champions were decided by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, which also named RWJBarnabas Health as the 2019 Extraordinary Good Works recipient.