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In sickness and in health

wedding, events, love, marriage

Few sectors have been as hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic as the wedding industry. Here in New Jersey, the story of how the wedding industry has adapted and survived is one of grit, flexibility and overcoming enormous challenges.

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Sept. 20, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ

Sept. 20, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ

This week’s digital issue of NJBIZ – featuring a look at the state wedding industry's resilience in the wake of the pandemic, consumer behavior shifts in wake of the delta variant, the fall Real Estate & Construction Report, the 2021 Education Power 50, and more!

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No. 5: Jonathan Holloway

Jonathan Holloway, president, Rutgers University.

His timeline is extraordinary: He was appointed president of Rutgers University in January 2020, just months before the onset of the pandemic. Then in late July that year he took the reins of a mostly barren campus, with students, faculty and staff practicing social distancing and remote-learning from their homes.

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No. 3: Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson, dean, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick

As interim dean of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School since 2019 and dean of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School since 2011, he is the first leader in history to oversee two medical schools at once.

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No. 4: Annette C. Reboli

Dr. Annette Reboli receives her vaccination from medical student Nicholas Daroshefski.

She's dean of Cooper Medical School in Camden, one of the most competitive medical schools in the country that, moreover, is part of the so-called “Eds and Meds” strategy being employed in the city, based on the theory that health care and higher education can serve as key anchor institutions to revitalize the struggling economy.

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No. 8: Sue Henderson

Sue Henderson, president, New Jersey City University.

The president of New Jersey City University has played a critical role in transforming the school into a well-known and valued academic option, one that provides education for all, and she also has a knack for connecting with the community.

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No. 6: Nancy Cantor

Nancy Cantor

The chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark is recognized as an advocate for leveraging diversity, re-emphasizing the public mission of colleges and universities as engines of discovery, innovation and social mobility.

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Staying on the virtual stage

Jersey City brick-and-mortar boutique store Kanibal & Co. has a big online presence and sees social media as a complement to its physical presence. - JEN CHANYI

Small companies seeking more expansive reach should consider boosting their social media presence, according to a number of insiders. It’s relatively inexpensive and can help to turbocharge sales, they say.

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Playing in the majors

In the past, analyzing "big data" to identify customer opportunities and business efficiencies was beyond the reach of small- and medium-sized businesses. But now, technological advances have brought those analytics within reach of smaller enterprises.

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