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Going national (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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? (access required)

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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To the editor:

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Staff, and members of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) the over 80,000 Black-owned businesses and the 1.2 million Blacks in New Jersey, we write about the Power 100 list which was published on Feb. 24, 2021.

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Not just hot air (access required)

Thomas Stevens and Paul Elyseev, the owners of Hot Sand, started the glass blowing business as a small studio in Asbury Park. Both would go and blow glass regularly and enjoyed it. At one point, the owner of their space was concerned about the safety of the operation and asked them to move to a different location.

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