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No. 10: Cathleen Bennett

Since 2017, Bennett has served as CEO of New Jersey Hospital Association, the nonprofit trade association representing New Jersey’s hospitals, health systems and other health care providers.

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Feb. 15, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ

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“Get this week’s digital edition of NJIBZ – featuring a look at GRABBING THE REBOUND - When Dave and Ally Norton opened the Corner Studio and Artisan Market in Flemington, they placed a bet on the borough’s nascent recovery. That wager is already paying off; New Jersey residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of legalizing marijuana, but Trenton seems in no hurry to let them light up; we shine our spotlight on Cybersecurity - How remote work complicates data protection; why security doesn’t have to be expensive; and what businesses should do to protect their reputations and more!”

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Feb. 8, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ

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“Get this week’s digital edition of NJIBZ – featuring a look at, DEEP TROUBLE - Cold weather – and a major snowstorm – increase the pressure on restaurants already struggling with pandemic-related limits, even as Gov. Phil Murphy eases some rules. That move may not help the industry much, but public health experts still worry that it’s premature; A Lambertville company blazes trails – literally – by building outdoor recreational amenities for residential developments; we shine our spotlight on Construction and development - Which amenities renters really want; how to give buildings a “heart transplant”; and what the future of retail construction looks like and more!”

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Building Momentum

Few industries have seen greater pandemic-fueled disruption than the retail, restaurant and entertainment sectors, which struggled over the past year as the business of selling goods, services and experiences change swiftly and markedly. Yet amid the resulting challenges, there are signs of improvement and tangible progress. Leasing activity is picking up, and so – in turn – is construction. In fact, according to Levin Management Corp. CEO Matthew K. Harding and Maxim Gagneron, the company’s vice president of construction and development, construction activity throughout the commercial real estate services firm’s shopping center portfolio is back to pre-pandemic levels. In the following exchange, Harding and Gagneron weigh in on the North Plainfield-based company’s current activity, and the role construction plays in retail dealmaking and a property’s competitive positioning today and moving forward.

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Feb. 1, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ

“Get this week’s digital edition of NJIBZ – featuring a look at, Factory Reset - The post-pandemic recovery and a new administration in Washington could bring more manufacturers, like Unionwear in Newark, into the state; The second round of Paycheck Protection Program loans are going out. How is the process working this time?; we shine our spotlight on, Environment and Sustainability - How community solar can enhance energy equity; why PSE&G is installing EV chargers; and what the state is doing to fight groundwater contamination and more!”

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Jan. 25, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ

“Get this week’s digital edition of NJIBZ – featuring a look at, WHAT’S NEXT - New Jersey business executives, labor leaders and activists may disagree on policy questions, but most say they expect the state to benefit from the new administration’s priorities; How do deal with changes in the rules governing CARES Act aid, estates and nonprofit organizations; we shine our spotlight on, Banking - Why the state’s lenders are able to ride out the pandemic; how to conduct business at a distance; and conversations with the incoming and outgoing leaders of the Bankers Cooperative Group and more!”

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