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Susan Sarandon of Edison Makes the List of Best NJ Actors by NJ Business Executives


August 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM

EDISON, NJ – When New Jersey business leaders - presidents, CEOs and senior executives were asked who was New Jersey’s best actor,  Edison’s own Susan Sarandon makes the list at number four..

Meryl Streep, nominated for a record 18 Academy Awards and winner of three, was voted top New Jersey actor, capturing 42.5 percent of the votes. That was enough to beat Nicholson (33 percent), whose 12 Academy Award nominations ranks second among male actors (he won two). He was followed by Michael Douglas (12.5 percent) of New Brunswick; James Gandolfini (5 percent) of Park Ridge; Susan Sarandon (4 percent) of Edison; and John Travolta (3 percent) of Englewood.

For this summer survey, ParenteBeard and the New Jersey Chamber suspended their traditional economy-related questions and addressed lighter, yet still compelling questions.

Survey Details

The ParenteBeard - New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Summer Survey is designed to measure the outlook of the state's business leaders, ranging from single entrepreneurs to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies in a wide array of fields. A total of 200 business leaders participated in the survey from July 24 to Aug. 8. Most are presidents and CEOs, or senior level executives.

Complete results can be found here.

About the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is a business advocacy organization that represents its members on a wide range of business and education issues. Based in Trenton, the organization also links the state's local and regional chambers on issues of importance through its grassroots legislative network. For more information, visit www.njchamber.com

About ParenteBeard

ParenteBeard is ranked among the top 25 accounting firms in the U.S. With over 1,000 professionals, the firm is a leader in providing CPA and business advisory services to small businesses, middle market companies, nonprofits and SEC registrants. As an independent member of Baker Tilly International, ParenteBeard is proud to provide the highest level of service to clients nationally and internationally. For more information, visit http://www.parentebeard.com/