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Office Space: February, 2015

by Editorial Staff--South Jersey Biz

Supplies in Demand
The newest in workplace gadgets and business-minded titles will help you be more successful than ever in the workplace.

The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster: Why Now Isthe Time to #JointheRide
Contemplating making the leap and starting your own business? Darren Hardy’s newest title is a must-read, sharing tips and tricks on where to start and how to succeed. (, March 2015, $24.08)

Smart Pen, Smart Notes
Never miss an important point in a meeting with the Echo Smartpen, which gives you the ability to record and playback everything you hear—and write. Then, load your notes onto your computer via USB cable. Now that’s smart. ($119.95 at

All Purpose Keyboard
Busy at the office, yet still need to make phone calls? Meet the Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480, which can connect to your smartphone, computer or tablet, and features a simple switch for a seamless transition between devices. (, $49.99)

Crunching Numbers

Fifty: RadioShack stores expected to close in New Jersey. The chain, which filed for bankruptcy in February, said it will sell between 1,500-2,400 stores to investment firm Standard General, and plans to close the remainder of its 4,000 stores nationwide in March.

FOUR THOUSAND: Number of square feet of Comcast’s Xfinity store in Mount Laurel, the first in the state. The store’s main purpose is to allow customers to interact with many of their new products–especially in the days of digital television watching in the form of Netflix, Hulu and the like.

$6,000,000: Cost of transforming an abandoned condo complex in Glassboro into the future home of Rowan University’s public relations and advertising programs and an art gallery for the school.

$4 MILLION: Amount Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment’s subsidiary, CHMI Solutions Inc., announced it will acquire Aurora Financial Group for, including the assumption of $3 million in liabilities.

$10,000: Amount the city of Woodbury allotted to private non-profit, Main Street Woodbury, which promotes the city and its downtown, down from $40,000 in 2014.

6.4: Percent of Burlington County’s average unemployment rate for 2014, the lowest in six years.

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Biz, Volume 5, Issue 2 (February, 2015).
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