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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...
I'm sure you've heard it a thousand times, "Getting ahead or securing a new job is as much about WHO you know as much as WHAT you know."  While we certainly can't discredit that 'knowledge IS power', being a master networker and connector can be a game changer in your career.  Whether you’re starting your own business or work for...
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ProudLiving Companies, a New Jersey-based real estate company with a mission of long-term neighborhood revitalization, is celebrating International Women’s Day this week by honoring its female employees, who make up over 50 percent of ProudLiving’s management and back office staff. The company, which also employs people in a variety of positions across operations and field work, plans to recruit...
The city of Hackensack located in the heart of Bergen County and just outside of New York City, is experiencing a renewal. As the plans are coming to fruition, the buildings are being constructed, art is being created on Main street and the future is bright. Off the beaten path is Union Street Park, a collection of street art curated...
The New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP held their annual meeting last week. They are the largest commercial real estate organization in North America.  In a packed house at the Short Hills Hilton, industry leaders gave their projections for 2020. We have highlighted  four major takeaways from the meeting. 1.  Economic Growth will Slow in 2020 Is a recession looming?  Just as...
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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. ...
Biaggi
Biaggi ZipSak inventor, Stephen Hersh, has certainly made his mark beyond his original “Shark Tank” appearance in 2014 - wowing shark Lori Greiner with his foldable luggage. The now international entrepreneur, public speaker and CEO of Biaggi continues to expand and evolve his brand of innovative travel bags, with award-winning patents. Backstory Leading to ‘Shark Tank’ Hersh seemed fated to follow...
Jersey City, the city is a melting pot bursting at the seams with culture and development has a new innovative concept.  Jersey City has released its “Container Village”, a popup retail experience made from four converted shipping containers.  The Container Village is in a previously abandoned parking lot along Martin Luther King Drive in the Bergen-Lafayette section of town. This...
On the heels of a media trip in which New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced that Indian companies will expand their operations and add more than 1,200 jobs in the state, the N.J. Office of Export Promotion also announced that it has been awarded $900,000 in federal funds for a program that supports small-business owners. Where foreign direct investment (FDI)...
NewspaperWood
Items created from NewspaperWood are the perfect statement to help all inspired to save our planet from climate change as one adds new furnishings to their décor. Mieke Meijer has discovered, developed, and designed an innovative repurposing technique that renews old newspaper into a wood-like material. The NewspaperWood can then be crafted into furniture and décor accessories. NewspaperWood Aims to...
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Prominent marketing and design agency, Splendor Design Group, today announced a merger with Filter Advertising. Operating under the Splendor brand, the result is a robust web design and marketing agency catering to the Northeastern U.S. region. The merger has prompted an office expansion, including new creative space and an in-house studio, in the firm’s hometown of Red Bank, N.J. Hiring...
The Midwest-based Hawaiian food chain is set to open its next location in Secaucus, NJ this fall. Poké Bros has been wildly popular, opening over 24 stores since its inception in 2016. Poké bowls have become increasing popular in the mainland US. The trendy bowls of deliciousness have been refered to as the "new sushi". ‘Amazon Go’ Opens its First Store in...
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...
This week Amazon opened its first cashierless store in NYC and its 12th location in the Unites States.  The opening was not without controversy as critics argued that the cashless stores would discriminate against customers without a bank account.  According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 8.4 million households, or roughly 6.5% of all households in America, were unbanked...
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A prominent New Jersey businessman and mental health advocate, Arthur Imperatore Jr., is opening the state’s first and only high-end “hardcore” gym, Iron Culture, a 7,500-square-foot facility with top-of-the-line equipment. Since its soft opening this spring, Iron Culture has attracted visits from the fitness community across the tri-state area, including 2018 Mr. Olympia Shaun Rhoden and other top bodybuilders...
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...