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Restaurant association highlights stresses faced without allowance of indoor dining

“Current estimates suggest 30 percent of restaurants that make up the culture and personality of our state will close,” NJRHA President Marilou Halvorsen said during an Aug. press conference. “Hit even harder, are our state’s largest wedding venues. Their complete closure has led to a ripple effect in the industry ..."

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Freshpet names Machaba as senior VP of human resources

Secaucus-based Freshpet Inc. said Monday Thembi Machaba has been named senior vice president of Human Resources, effective Aug. 1. Machaba will lead Freshpet’s Human Resources organization and report directly to Chief Executive Officer Billy Cyr and will be based at the Freshpet Kitchens in Bethlehem, Pa. “We are excited to welcome Thembi to the Freshpet ...

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A selection of beans at WB Law Coffee Co.

111-year-old WB Law Coffee acquires NJ java business (updated)

"It seems like a lot of people are there right now and you might see a lot of small companies merge into another," said President David W. Mendez, who is in talks stemming from the pre-pandemic era with at least one other company regarding a potential acquisition. "We're kind of doubling down that Law will come out from this and all will get better."

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