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Exploring the value of industry

Manufacturing is often misunderstood. NJBIZ is helping shine a light on modern manufacturing by inviting industry professionals to share stories about their careers, companies, and impact on local communities.

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Pic Page: Jan. 17, 2022

Featuring ISLAND Waterpark in Atlantic City, JROTC High School Heroes of New Jersey’s, Physical Therapy at St. Luke’s University Health Network Facility, Joan Bloomer at Laurel Circle.

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Jan. 17, 2022 Edition of NJBIZ

This week’s digital issue of NJBIZ – featuring a look at how Gov. Phil Murphy has so far avoided imposing new limits on business operations as omicron races across the state. Also, Rowan University is opening the state’s first veterinary school at a time when practices are struggling to find staff. We shine our spotlight on Health care: how independent pharmacies are dealing with the industry giants and more!

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Going national

As it turns out, one of my worst days in business was also one of my best, even if I didn’t realize it at the time. Several years ago, when I was in the early stages of pursuing federal contractor work for my marketing communications agency, I set out to attend my first federal contractor’s fair, leaving New Jersey before dawn to head to Northern Virginia for a federal contacting trade show.

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The writing on the wall

The state Supreme Court recently cast doubt on the applicability of the federal “family office” exception for investment advisers under the New Jersey Uniform Securities Law (NJUSL) while allowing the plaintiff to seek reliance damages based on an oral promise of employment despite express language in the law prohibiting enforcement of an investment advisory agreement not in writing.

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Staying fresh

T&M Associates, a national engineering and technical services consulting company, is constantly in search of individuals who can contribute to moving the firm forward. We are always developing and recruiting leaders.

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More buying power

Besides helping the environment, the move to green power will mean new jobs, according to some advocates. Wind and other renewable energy projects will likely create “Hundreds of construction jobs, followed by manufacturing jobs,” according to Jane Asselta, vice president of the Southern New Jersey Development Council.

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Plugging in

PSEG Salem and Hope Creek nuclear generating site. - PSEG

Two years ago, Gov. Phil Murphy committed the Garden State to achieving 100% clean energy by 2050 with a three-pronged initiative: nuclear, solar and wind projects. NJBIZ spoke with some of the big players in the field to see what they’re doing to meet the ambitious goal.

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The ‘missing middle’

Aerial panorama of Trenton New Jersey skyline

Facing steep challenges, like a global pandemic, has a way of clarifying critical issues and asserting priorities. A perfect example is the unmet need for better housing options for New Jersey residents.

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A jolt for the workplace?

Melissa Orsen is a successful executive at a large energy-services holding company. But she’s still rattled by a workplace encounter from nearly two decades ago, soon after graduating from Widener University Delaware Law School.

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