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Pic Page: May 31, 2021

NJBIZ Pic Page: May 31, 2020

Photos featuring the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Ramapo College of New Jersey, Applebees, HMH Raritan Bay Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center from this week's issue of NJBIZ.

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May 31, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ (access required)

May 31, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ

This week’s digital issue of NJIBZ – featuring a look at what our panel of experts had to say about the future of construction and development during the latest NJBIZ panel discussion, how businesses are cautiously approaching a return to normal, we shine our spotlight on Public Amenities, and more!

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OPINION: A new recipe

Healthy food background. Ñollection with different fruits, berries and vegetables

Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti attorney Matthew Karmel and Green Training Associates LLC founder and CEO Pamela Sammarco on what businesses need to know about mandatory food waste recycling laws.

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It’s all here (access required)

Throughout summer and into the fall you can pick-you-own at Phillips Farms in Milford. According to its website, the season kicks-off with strawberries, beginning at the end of May and lasting through mid-June. The farm also offers pick-your-own blueberries, black raspberries, peaches, red raspberries and apples.

It started as a local marketing effort. Last May, the Hunterdon County Economic Development officials weren’t trying to attract out-of-towners to the county’s farms, markets and restaurants—they were trying to attract locals. Most people weren’t traveling, and the county wanted to capitalize on folks’ unusually local gaze. The Hunterdon County 579 Trail follows a historic agricultural corridor running from Bethlehem ...

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Team players

The training center has been a Bergen County institution for 15 years to its now 350-plus members, including several professional sportsmen. - VARSITY HOUSE GYM

Varsity House Gym has been a Bergen County institution for 15 years to its now 350-plus members, including several professional sportsmen. And now, on the heels of more than a year of pandemic restrictions that caused as many as 1 in 4 gyms to permanently close, according to the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association, its co-owners have decided this is the time to expand.

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The artist economy (access required)

“S.T.E.A.M. Dreams” by Layqa Nuna Yawar at 3030 Atlantic Ave. in Atlantic City. - ZACH KATZEN

it’s not easy to quantify the economic effects of public art, but projects are proliferating in cities like Newark, Camden and Atlantic City, drawing visitors and highlighting local issues in the process.

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Yes, we’re open (access required)

Black male holding open sign and looking out at the glass of the door. African American cafe man owner with face mask reopening after pandemic virus. Startup small business after Covid-19 quarantine.

Between the start of Memorial Day weekend through June 4, most of New Jersey’s COVID-19 business restrictions were rolled back for vaccinated people, allowing an almost complete return to pre-pandemic operations. The move was hailed by business groups, who contend that the rules constituted a drag on the state’s economy. But public health experts remain cautious about whether the state is ready to fully celebrate.

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Coordinated care

Obesity, defined as a body mass index greater than 30, is a major public health problem with an increasing prevalence both across the United States and in New Jersey. Here, more than 1 in 4 people is living with it, and in the city of Newark, the rate is even higher, at nearly 40%. University Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr. William Holubek writes about how the new Weight Management Center of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School at University Hospital was created to effectively address this epidemic.

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