Once upon a time (2014), it seemed digital currencies were only used for a down payment on getting someone whacked. Nowadays, everyone and their grandma have taken an interest in cryptocurrencies especially after the explosion of Bitcoin.  There's only one problem with all this digital money, how do you turn it into good old US dollars.  Que, BelcoBTM, a...
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Dresdner Robin, a leading land-use consultancy based in Jersey City, NJ, announced it has completed design and site work on a 20-acre property surrounding Ramsey, NJ’s municipal pool, which includes a new, 2,300-square-foot senior center. Construction and site work began in late 2019 and is nearing completion. The redesigned complex, located at 75 East Oak St., features a new pool...
Stacey Brown Randall
Those professionals who rely on clients for business can now learn how to generate their referrals without begging nor paying for them. Out of her own learned experience, Stacey Brown Randall’s book, “Generating Business Referrals Without Asking:  A Simple 5-Step Plan to a Referral Explosion” (Morgan James, Trade Paper), aims to help others attain free referrals to grow businesses. Service...
Leading land-use consultancy, Dresdner Robin, has completed zoning analyses for a medical marijuana site now moving forward in Hoboken, NJ. The firm, which also conducted a neighborhood impact study for the site in late-2019, evaluated new regulations and proposed enhancements at the location, which was approved by the city’s Planning Board in July 2020. It will become the 10th...
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Greater Good Events, a sustainable event-planning company based in Jersey City, NJ, launched a virtual package to plan and oversee a variety of virtual events, including weddings. Last week, the company helped Julie and Matt Haicken, a couple from Brooklyn, get married in their apartment live on Spectrum News (NY1) – an event that was viewable by both family...
Decorating
Just by adding a few small easy decorating touches to the abode will get the home ready to enjoy the warmth and fun that the sunshine of summer brings. Whether living the summer life at the beach, a big city or a home town, invite the sunshine inside. Anything heavy and dark shouts hibernation so to help get out of...
North Jersey-based advertising agency, Looney, today announced it is the state’s only full-service firm to make both the 2020 Inc. 5000 and AdWeek 100 lists. With a 25% uptick in new business inquiries since March 2020, Looney plans to continue its expansion in 2021. Looney’s 24-person team currently owns and occupies a converted Victorian building at 7 N. Mountain Ave....
The Sistahs in Business Expo is bringing some serious star-power to New Jersey! Last year they had MC Lyte and Dr. Lynn Richardson.  This year they have Hollywood actress, producer, author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and host of @facethetruthtv - Ms. Vivica A. Fox will be the first keynote speaker. Author of @BossBride, editor, relationship & career expert, and media personality Charreah Jackson will be...
increase efficiency
It is vital to increase efficiency in today’s fast-moving lifestyle with people being accustomed to instant access to everything from information to money in both personal and professional personas. When one feels they lagging behind in some, or all areas, five ideas should be considered for increasing efficiency and adding depth to one’s life by assisting with time management. ...
Signs of a Scam  It may start as an emailed spam, or a delivered form of a scam, such as a suspicious call, tricking you to see if you fall. Their request to ask for your personal information, may get them to exploit your identification, and if they get you to enter your login, of your money or accounts they may hone in. Beware of any offer that...
Former New York Yankees shortstop Alex Rodriguez and his wife, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez have placed their Manhattan apartment on the market.  The half-floor unit is 4,000 sq ft, boasts incredible Central Park and city views and is listed for $17.5 million.  The building is located at the southern end of Central Park and is littered with super-tall...
Jersey City's development shows no sign of slowing down. New Jersey based Real Estate company Mack-Cali (CLI) is reportedly in negotiations to purchase the SoHo Lofts for $263 million.  The SoHo Lofts were built by Manhattan Building Company out of Hoboken and opened in late 2017. The 377 unit luxury apartment complex is located at 273 16th Street. For those...
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To shine a light on Montclair’s hard-hit small businesses and individuals during COVID-19, Montclair-based ad agency, Looney, created the #MontclairMatters social media campaign. The “Spotlight” series features a creative Montclair business or organization that has shifted operations amid recent stay-at-home orders, orchestrated donations or given back to the community. “Montclair is one of the most amazing towns in New Jersey,...
The Hoboken Railyard is the largest mass transit connection point between New York and New Jersey.  The Hoboken Terminal complex is a mega hub for the PATH subways, light rail vehicles, passenger trains, buses and ferry service.  This flood prone area resides at the southeast most point of Hoboken and northeast point of Jersey City.  Excluding some new construction...
Newark Symphony Hall (NSH), one of New Jersey’s oldest and largest arts and entertainment venues, announced the appointment of Taneshia Nash Laird, its president and CEO, to the newly formed, eight-member board for the National Independent Venue Foundation (NIVF). She is the only New Jersey board member for the advocacy organization, which is tasked with saving independent venues across...
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As New Jersey automotive dealerships reopen this week, one premier auto group is betting that people may still prefer to purchase vehicles online. New Jersey- and New York-based Benzel-Busch, a seller of Mercedes, Audi, and Smart vehicles, became the first dealer in New Jersey to pivot fully to online sales during COVID-19, with the help of Montclair, NJ-based ad...