Author Archives: Jessica Perry

Oct. 26, 2020 Edition of NJBIZ (access required)

Oct. 26, 2020 Edition of NJBIZ

Get this week’s digital edition of NJBIZ – featuring a look at the state's film tax credits program in the wake of COVID-19; how small businesses are gearing up for Black Friday and holiday shopping; we shine our spotlight on accounting and more!

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OPINION: Mutual support


As COVID-19 began spreading across New Jersey in March, the New Jersey Department of Health asked the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers if they would serve as the point of contact between the agency and ASCs. NJAASC advised the department that it would take on this responsibility for communicating with all of the state’s ASCs, not just its members. By, NJAASC President Jeff Shanton.

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Trimming profits (access required)

Each JC Salon concept stores is social distance ready. This is the interior of the Wyckoff location. - GIBRANNA LACAVA

With New Jersey in the midst of a second wave of COVID-19, now might seem like an odd time to loosen restrictions on businesses. But Christine Modica, who heads the New Jersey Salon and Spa Alliance, said the rules put in place for hair salons and other so-called “personal care businesses” have been suffocating at times.

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Turn some pages (access required)

Taken at face value, the numbers don’t look great for number-crunchers. But when NJBIZ spoke with some industry insiders, a different story emerged: The profession isn’t disappearing. Instead, it’s evolving to meet new needs while delivering expanded services.

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Safe shopping (access required)

Old bearded Santa Claus wearing face mask, holding gift box on xmas eve sitting at cozy home table late in night using laptop computer. Merry Christmas Covid 19 coronavirus social distance concept.

Just over half of all shoppers are nervous about shopping for holiday gifts in stores due to COVID-19, and 1 in 3 say their financial situation is worse year over year, according to Deloitte’s 2020 Holiday Survey: Reimagining Traditions. While these findings don’t mean that consumers are shirking Black Friday and Small Business Saturday entirely this year, 2020 holiday retailing certainly will look different.

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Pic Page: Oct. 26, 2020

NJBIZ Pic Page: Oct. 26, 2020

Photos featuring Columbia Bank's 32nd Annual Charity Golf Classic, Project Self-Sufficiency's fall coat drive, the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, and special recognition for Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Director of Nursing Organizational Effectiveness Kathy Taylor and Rahway-based PFSP Specialty Pharmacy Clinical Director Alisa Eibling.

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