Associations react to likely ban of bags (plastic and paper) and to-go containers — and it’s not what you might think

The most restrictive ban on plastic products and paper bags in the country is a signature away from becoming law in New Jersey. The essence...

Workers in luxury rentals — seeking better pay, better treatment during pandemic — walk off job on Gold Coast

More than 100 doorpersons, porters and handymen in eight luxury residential buildings on New Jersey's Gold Coast walked off their jobs Thursday morning, demanding...

Could COVID-19 testing be coming to Newark airport with United? Maybe — but it could be a while

When United Airlines announced Thursday it would become the first U.S. airline to launch a COVID-19 pilot testing program for travelers flying out of...

‘Legislature took what was already a bad budget and made it worse’

The state Senate and Assembly, as expected, passed a $32.7 billion budget Thursday — one that could come with an expanded millionaire’s sax and...

Transformational: Monmouth Medical Center announces $50M gift, creation of Vogel Medical Campus

Extraordinary …. transformational … landmark … unprecedented. It was hard for officials from Monmouth Medical Center and RWJBarnabas Health to describe the impact the...

J&J is 4th to begin Phase 3 COVID trial: What does that mean — and what are ethics behind its science?

Johnson & Johnson became the fourth company to begin a Phase 3 assessment of its COVID-19 vaccine, announcing Wednesday it has begun a 60,000-person...

Lawrenceville contract manufacturing business sold to 2 private equity firms

Adare Pharmaceuticals, a Lawrenceville-based contract development and manufacturing organization, has been acquired by a pair of private equity firms from another one — and...

N.J. unemployment jumps again after milestone week

After a week when unemployment claims slipped below the 20,000 mark in New Jersey, they jumped back up 25% during the week ended Sept....

Bed Bath & Beyond, going digital-first, names new chief tech officer

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has named a new chief technology officer as part of its transformation into a digital-first customer experience. Scott Lindblom, who...

Lifelong entrepreneur launches global entrepreneurship community

Jack Killion has started nine successful businesses. Street-Smart Entrepreneurs — his 10th — aims to share his knowledge of those first nine to empower...

Study: Women who get more help at home are more productive, happier at work — even during a pandemic

The premise seemed obvious. When the state went on lockdown and working parents not only had to work at home, but care for their...

William Paterson gets $1M grant to fund STEM scholarships for underserved communities

There has been a push to get more people from underserved communities in STEM fields. William Paterson University just got $1 million dollars’ worth...

Rutgers CUEED wins $300K federal grant for Black and Latino tech initiative

Rutgers Business School’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development has received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to strengthen its...

‘This budget pretty clearly represents a refutation of austerity budgeting’

We get it: You either love the budget or hate the budget. And almost every member of the business community will take the second...

NJM names Joshua Kalafer to its board of directors

NJM Insurance Group, the West Trenton-based property and casualty insurer, has named Joshua Kalafer, co-owner of Flemington Car and Truck Country, to its board...

Siekerka: Tax relief can only come when there’s increased spending, needless borrowing and higher taxes. What am I missing?

The year 2020 has been like no other. Yet, it seems nothing changes in Trenton. I was taken aback when Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative...

Vauxhall BBQ guru named SBA’s N.J. Small Business Person of the Year

The owner of a Vauxhall barbecue restaurant is the U.S. Small Business Administration’s New Jersey Small Business Person of the Year for 2020, the...

Caesars names Grace to lead Tropicana A.C.

Caesars Entertainment Inc., the parent of the Tropicana Atlantic City, has named a new senior vice president and general manager for the resort this...

Campbell Soup hires chief culture officer, tasked with implementing I&D strategy

Campbell Soup Co. has named a new chief culture officer, the Camden-based food products company said this week. Camille Pierce, who will also serve as...

NJPP hires development director to oversee fundraising

The think tank New Jersey Policy Perspective has named a new development director, responsible for overseeing organizational fundraising. Jennifer Fekete-Donners had been associate director of...

Murphy optimistic about upcoming budget vote — says proposal will do ‘tremendous good’

Gov. Phil Murphy said he is proud of the budget his team has agreed upon with the state Legislature, saying it will go a...

Keep it simple, New Jersey: Make budget serve residents

Sometimes, the simpler a problem is made, the clearer the solution becomes. For New Jersey, our most onerous fiscal problem is our unsustainable debt...

Collingswood office building sells for $600K

A Collingswood office building has sold for $600,000, with an advertising firm relocating there from Philadelphia, according to real estate firm Markeim Chalmers Inc. The...

Plainfield breaks ground on $19.3M redevelopment of housing project

The Housing Authority of Plainfield has broken ground on a $19.3 million redevelopment project that will bring more than 50 new apartments to the...

Union apartment complex is fully leased, developer announces; second phase in the works

A luxury apartment complex in Union has finished leasing its first phase, according to developer American Landmark Development. Centurion Union, a five-story downtown property at...

Synchronoss CEO resigns after investigation; interim leader named

Synchronoss Technologies Inc., the Bridgewater-based cloud and Internet of Things technology firm, said CEO and President Glenn Lurie has resigned following a review of...

Private equity firm completes deal for Majesco

Thoma Bravo, a California-based private equity firm, has completed its $594 million acquisition of Morristown-based cloud insurance software solutions business Majesco, the two announced...

LSC announces $5M gift will be used to renovate 163-foot-tall pyramidal tower

Betty Wold Johnson, the matriarch of Johnson & Johnson, was an extraordinary philanthropist, humanitarian and patron of the arts. She also was a big science...

STEM programs cost more, but are worth investment for N.J.

In today’s world, technology is both indispensable and inescapable. Just about every facet of our society is changing rapidly due to technological innovation. Whether...

Illicit budget raid of Clean Communities fund will gut litter cleanup programs in N.J.

After 40 years in Trenton as a business executive and president of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council, I recognize that these are difficult...

Happy anniversary to us! ROI-NJ turns 3

There’s been a long-running joke in the ROI-NJ newsroom. What’s the crazier idea: Starting a media organization in 2017 — or taking full ownership...

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Amazon opens Avenel delivery station — third such debut in September

Amazon has opened another New Jersey delivery station, it said, this one in Avenel — the third such announcement in less than two weeks. The...

BPU approves PSE&G’s Clean Energy Future proposal — which comes with numerous programs to help businesses of all sizes

Public Service Electric & Gas officials were ecstatic Wednesday afternoon after the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved a number of programs in...

PDI names new head of R&D

PDI, a Woodcliff Lake-based infection prevention solutions company, has named a new head of research & development, it announced this week. The company said veteran...

Ortho gets $12.85M BARDA contract for ongoing COVID test work

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a Raritan-based in vitro diagnostics company, has been awarded a $12.85 million government contract to continue its work on a COVID-19...

University Hospital awarded $182K to help enroll residents in ACA programs

University Hospital has been awarded $182,203 in state grant funding to help enroll under- and uninsured New Jersey residents in Affordable Care Act health...

1 year later, Choose says mission trip to India proving to be success

It may seem like a lifetime ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Gov. Phil Murphy’s trade mission trip to India with Choose New...

How 2020 is this? Quest piloting drone delivery of COVID-19 tests

How’s this for the ultimate in touchless service? Secaucus-based Quest Diagnostics announced Tuesday it is teaming up with Walmart and DroneUp on a pilot program...

Investment firm hires CEO for health care portfolio company

Ignite Venture Studio, a Princeton-based investment company focused on the digital health and beauty sectors, has hired a CEO for a new portfolio company...

Digital pharmacy company raises $5M in seed round

DiRx Inc., a digital health company focused on access to generic drugs, raised $5 million in a seed funding round, it announced recently. The Monroe-based...

Acquisition company is buying CARiD.com operator Onyx

Legacy Acquisition Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cranbury-based Onyx Enterprises Int’l. Corp., owner and operator of CARiD.com, an e-commerce platform for...

ROI-NJ presents the online edition of its Sept. 7, 2020, issue

We are pleased to present the electronic version of ROI-NJ’s latest print issue. You can either scroll through the pages below or click the...

Keep on truckin’: Lack of young drivers has transport veterans concerned, but they say...

Steve Quadrel is a third-generation trucker. And his daughter is an entomologist, studying insects for a living. That's one way of saying that the next...

N.J. maintains No. 1 ranking in public education — its top talking point when...

Whether it’s a New Jersey company he’s working with to expand its operations, a U.S.-based business he’s trying to relocate to the state or...

Boonton accounting firm offers child care for employees — even during COVID-19

Boonton-based accounting firm SKC & Co. reopened its office July 1. It was a way the firm could help its clients with extended tax...