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Author Archives: Jessica Perry

Major shift (access required)

Senior Technician is charging the electric car or EV in service center for maintainance, Eco-friendly alternative energy concept

The Colonial Pipeline shutdown and gas shortages in some parts of the country may have left some motorists thinking that now’s a good time to switch to electric vehicles. New Jersey state officials certainly thinks so – though not necessarily for that reason.

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Change of venue (access required)

A rendering of the design for a new facade on Newark Symphony Hall, released on May 5, 2021.

Some of the world’s greatest performers have taken the stage at Newark Symphony Hall – the Metropolitan Opera, Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis and the Rolling Stones to name just a few. But the century-old venue in the heart of downtown Newark has seen better days, and Taneshia Nash Laird is in charge of returning it to glory.

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Hard to herd (access required)

Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy receive the first dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine on on April 9, 2021.

In the first stages of the vaccine rollout, hundreds of millions of Americans struggled to get a shot, waiting in virtual and physical queues for weeks or months. Now, interest has plateaued with most of those who want a vaccine able to get one.

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Pic Page: May 17, 2021

NJBIZ Pic Page: May 17, 2020

Photos featuring Virtua Health, BrainsWay, Inserra family owned ShopRite stores, Universal Technical Institute Bloomfield, the Inspira Foundation and Wakefern Food Corp. from this week’s issue of NJBIZ.

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Bouncing back (access required)

Supermarket Consulting Group CEO Robert Volosin, PKF O’Connor Davies partner Michael Andriolla, Szaferman Lakind partner and Business Development Chair Scott Borsack, Insurance Office of America Managing Director Lloyd Humhrey and Insperity human resource specialist Lori Sweeney take part in the "2021 NJBIZ Town Hall – Ask The Experts,” panel disucssion moderated by NJBIZ Editor Jeff Kanige on April 30, 2021.

As the COVID-19 pandemic ebbs, employers are left wondering how they should run their business, what risks they should be willing to take and what kind of pain could likely be felt.

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May 10, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ (access required)

May 10, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ

This week’s digital issue of NJIBZ – ready or not, New Jersey is getting set to reopen again, but is it too soon?; a panel of experts answers questions about how businesses can recover from the pandemic during our Town Hall event; we shine our spotlight on Engineering, and more!

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OPINION: Local solutions

Medical Concept - Doctor working in hospital with computer and writing paperwork illustrated with medical icons pop up from doctors hand about healthcare pharmacy business and doctoral education.

Physician practices here and across the country deserve to have a seat – and a voice – at the table to obtain access to the latest evidence and innovations that can allow them to operate more efficiently, evaluate and improve the quality of patient care and ultimately, the health of patients and the community in New Jersey.

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Trouble ahead? (access required)

Welcome sign of a bar or pub, with reminder to wear mask and observe social distancing. Concept of new normal operations in a bar or restaurant.

Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement that he was taking the “most aggressive steps” on reopening so far in the pandemic generated considerable excitement among business owners. But some groups question whether employers will be able to scale up to meet demand once the restrictions are eased. And public health experts worry that the state might be jumping the gun.

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Capacity limits (access required)

A new push to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure will likely boost the already high demand for engineering services — but a shortage of STEM-trained job candidates could crimp firms’ ability to handle the new projects. There’s a bright side, though: To fill the gap, companies are increasing their outreach to historically underrepresented groups.

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Infrastructure opportunities (access required)

If President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal is passed in some form, T&M Associates and other engineering firms could see a lot more work like the firm's construction management and inspection services for the $13 million Grasselli Access Road Bridge in Linden coming their way — and the Northeast region as a whole will be better off, according to John Cimino, chief strategy officer at the national engineering and technical services consulting company.

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Business barriers (access required)

COVID-safe plexiglass seating is available indoors. Restrictions may be lifted, but the protocols will remain in place. - LT BAR & GRILL

With capacity limits being lifted May 19 and patrons allowed to sit on barstools again May 7, restaurants will have the opportunity to bring in more business in a less rulebound way, reminiscent of pre-pandemic business.

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