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Bogg Bag to debut retail location after signing lease in Lodi

Bogg Bag, the Wyckoff-based maker of beach bags and accessories, signed a lease for a 19,000-square-foot warehouse in Lodi, according to Stro Cos. The warehouse...

Grassi survey finds funding for nonprofits slumped in 2020-21 despite demand

Funding for many nonprofits declined over the past year, even as demand for their services increased, according to a survey released by Grassi. Grassi, the...

NJDOL expands business partnership program into health care, energy, logistics

The New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development is partnering with regional business leaders to launch initiatives in health care; energy; and transportation,...

Crisis communications firm Evergreen Partners rebrands as Kessler PR Group

Public relations, crisis and strategic communications firm Evergreen Partners has rebranded as Kessler PR Group, it announced this week. The Monmouth County firm, which was...

Murphy’s handling of COVID crisis fuels positive job approval rating, Monmouth poll finds

Gov. Phil Murphy’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be seen favorably by New Jersey voters, helping fuel a continued positive job approval...

Virtua places 90-ton, cutting-edge medical device at new cancer care facility (SLIDESHOW)

A massive — and revolutionary — piece of medical equipment has found a home next door to Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Virtua Health announced Thursday,...

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute earns Program of the Year honor

The Parkinson’s Disease Program at Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute was honored as “Program of the Year for 2020” by the New Jersey...

N.J. Chamber, African American Chamber to honor 3 tonight for diversity efforts

Well-known CEO Joe Jingoli, a group representing the Cape May Center for Community Arts, and Angel Santiago, the 2020-2021 New Jersey State Teacher of...

BAC to award $1.25M to companies seeking to sell internationally

The New Jersey Business Action Center has been awarded $1.25 million in federal funds for the State Trade Expansion Program, an effort to support...

A.C. Electric taking big steps toward clean energy, combating climate change

Atlantic City Electric on Wednesday announced a major commitment to clean energy, combating climate change and building resilience in South Jersey. And it’s not just...

N.J.’s college presidents urge Congress to double maximum Pell Grant award

A letter signed by 44 New Jersey higher education leaders was sent to the state’s congressional delegation this week, urging the doubling of the...

Newark startup PeduL lands $100K grant from Google as part of Black Founders Fund award

Newark-based PeduL just got a big boost from Google. The company, founded in 2016 by Chisa Egbelu and Kayla Michèle, will receive a $100,000 cash...

Career Classroom: Schools, employers work together to attract more females to traditionally male-dominated careers

Savvy employers are doing more than accepting and recruiting women into roles that some would consider nontraditional, such as automotive technology and construction trades....

Valley to acquire Bank Leumi USA in merger deal

Wayne-based Valley National Bancorp has agreed to buy Leumi, the U.S. subsidiary of Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M. and parent company of Bank Leumi USA. The...

N.J. to host virtual town hall for info on flood relief Friday

Were you impacted by Tropical Storm Ida, but are not sure how to navigate the various relief opportunities that are available? The state of...

Peapack-Gladstone Bank names exec to lead team of commercial private bankers

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp. and Peapack-Gladstone Bank hired a financial services industry veteran as senior managing director and market president. Diane Conboy will lead a team...

FIFA delegation tours N.J.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted officials from FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, who...

Retired Giants QB Manning joins HMH board of trustees

Former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has worked closely with Hackensack Meridian Health for more than six years, starting with the launch of...

Bayer Fund donates $3.5M across state to STEM, food insecurity programs

Bayer Fund, the philanthropic arm of life sciences company Bayer, awarded $3.5 million in grants to 175 charities and nonprofit organizations throughout the United...

Elected leaders applaud first Emerge award

Gov. Phil Murphy has been touting — even demanding — the need for better incentive programs since he began campaigning for the job. Read more...

Party City bringing HQ — and 357 jobs — to Woodcliff Lake

Party City Holdings Inc. on Wednesday became the first company to win an award under the Emerge Program, the new job creation incentive program...

Monmouth Poll: Murphy maintains double-digit lead; Ciattarelli still largely unknown

The latest Murphy-Ciattarelli poll numbers are out — and they continue the trend that has marked the entire gubernatorial race up to this point: ...

Boston real estate firm names SVP to implement N.J., Metro N.Y. strategy

Boston-based real estate firm Marcus Partners appointed a new senior vice president for its Morristown office. Todd Minerley will implement the company’s industrial acquisitions strategy...

EDA: 8 municipalities get $50,000 grants in 21st Century Redevelopment Program

Eight communities were approved for grants of $50,000 to help them create plans to redevelop, repurpose or regreen stranded assets, such as vacant and...

‘Green’ builders can do more to reduce our carbon footprint

With scientists from the United Nations reporting this week that climate change will be intensifying over the next 30 years because of our planet’s...

Berkeley Heights-based messaging provider acquired by S.F. company

Berkeley Heights-based Dotgo, a provider of Rich Communications Services business messaging, was acquired by Gupshup, a San Francisco-based messaging platform for businesses. The acquisition will...

Fiserv’s Emerge award delayed, but not in danger

The Emerge Program application for Fortune 500 fintech company Fiserv was pulled from the agenda of Wednesday’s Economic Development Authority board meeting, but the...

Big week for tech and N.J.: Announcements of HAX, Fiserv show growing momentum

The question of whether New Jersey can attract some of the most innovative tech companies to the state was answered in one big week. HAX,...

How N.J. businesses need to be inclusive in their online outreach, specifically for people with disabilities

Why your online outreach is lacking by over 30% Gone are the days of word of mouth and traditional advertising. The internet is king, and...

Baby boom! Surprise, surprise: Loosening of lockdown led to surge of pregnancies

The conventional wisdom that said a big snowstorm — or, dare we say, a pandemic-caused lockdown — would result in a baby boom nine...

Amazon exec: Company innovation extends to program perks for employees

The announcement Tuesday morning that Amazon is going to hire an additional 8,700 employees in New Jersey certainly is big news. And the fact...

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How the Valley Hospital is using AI to prevent heart attacks

Research shows 50% of patients who will experience a heart attack will do so without experiencing prior warning symptoms. That’s not good, considering heart attacks...

The goal: Changing gynecologic surgery for the better

Traditional open gynecologic surgery has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures, even though it can result in pain, trauma...

Coriell Institute receives prestigious SPORE grant to support studies of epigenetic therapies for cancer

The Coriell Institute for Medical Research and Van Andel Institute have been awarded a prestigious Specialized Programs of Research Excellence grant from the National...

Eos Energy names new chief technology officer

Edison-based Eos Energy Enterprises appointed a veteran engineer as its new chief technology officer, the company said in a news release. Carlos Restrepo will oversee...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2021 — Nos. 2-10

2 Ras Baraka Mayor Newark The pandemic has impacted residents of Newark harder than those in other areas — and the work-from-home edicts have slowed the business ecosystem....

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2021 — Difference Makers, T-Z

Ken Tanji Chief financial officer Prudential Financial Tanji oversees Prudential’s global financial management matters, including financial reporting, investor relations, treasury, tax and corporate development. In addition to...

Show & Tell: Cross River Bank’s new “Making Waves with Cross River” campaign, which aims to help small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Phil Goldfeder is senior vice president of global public affairs for Cross River Bank. He talked about the fintech company’s new “Making Waves with Cross...

Snaps & Snippets: Lincoln Equities Group implodes last buildings at future logistics site

Lincoln Equities Group, which is developing the Lincoln Logistics Bayonne property at the former Military Ocean Terminal, imploded the last remaining buildings at the...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2021 — Nos. 21-30

21 Ken Frazier Executive chairman Merck Frazier retired as CEO on June 30 and it’s unclear how much impact he will have as executive chairman during a transition...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2021 — Difference Makers, N-S

Taneshia Nash Laird CEO Newark Symphony Hall She is using her position as head of the historic performing arts center to be a social change agent and...