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Christmas Tree Tradition Continues in New Jersey

12-9-15
The first Christmas tree farm in the United States was located right outside of Trenton. The U.S. Department of Agriculture indicates that New Jersey harvested 68,471 Christmas trees in 2012.
151208Cruz

Christie Castigates Business Leaders at NJBIA Confab

12-8-15
Chris Christie said he wasn't expecting a standing ovation on the way out of the ballroom at the Holiday Inn in East Windsor today, and with the tone of his talk before the NJ Business and Industry Association, there was no danger of that. “Time to wake up,” he adminished.
151201Wanko

Poinsettia Industry in New Jersey Blooming

12-1-15
The floriculture industry in New Jersey is worth about $195 million a year, according to the Department of Agriculture. Combined with the nursery, horticulture and sod industry, that accounts for about $445 million.
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Outlook for New Jersey Businesses Optimistic for Short Term

12-1-15
In the NJBIA's annual Business Outlook Survey, 62 percent of businesses said if they were to expand their businesses it would be outside of New Jersey. 67 percent of businesses said they take the state's inheritance tax into consideration when doing their long term planning.
151127Delmore

Small Business Saturday Becomes a New Holiday Tradition

11-27-15
More than 88 million Americans shopped and dined local last Small Business Saturday, injecting more than $14 billion into local economies nationwide.
151126Delmore

Behind Bergen County’s Blue Laws

11-26-15
At Garden State Plaza, an average of 60,000 people shop every day. That’s 19 million visitors a year. Paramus alone rakes in more than $5 billion in yearly retail sales, making Bergen County one of the wealthiest in the state, and that’s with its stores shut on Sundays.
151124Hill

NJ Lottery Claims Partnership with Northstar Prevented Big Losses

11-24-15
Northstar told the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee its expertise prevented big losses in New Jersey.
151120Hill

Real World Experiences for National Sales Challenge Competitors

11-20-15
This is the 9th year of the National Sales Challenge at William Paterson University. While it’s a competition, it aims to give students a real world experience.
151120Wanko

Analysts Predict This Holiday Season Will See The Best Toy Sales in a Decade

11-20-15
The NPD Group, a global information company, predicts toy sales will reach $19.9 billion dollars in 2015 up 6.2 percent from last year, becoming one of the best years the US toy industry has seen in well over a decade.
151119Cruz

Airport Workers in Newark Join Strike Against Airline Contractor

11-19-15
Cabin cleaners at Newark airport joined with others at seven airports across the country for a one-day work stoppage to call for wage increases and improvements to what they say are sometimes dangerous conditions.