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The fiscal advisory and accounting firm CLM Advisors recently announced its strategic move to larger office space at 591 Mantua Blvd., Sewell, a 50,000-square-foot, multi-tenanted midrise building that includes, among other modern features, a custom-configured, state-of-the-art video conference room.

During the 11th annual Made in NJ Manufacturing Day event held Oct. 6, the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program honored a variety of statewide individuals and organizations who have positively impacted and represented the industry. Among them were: Bestwork Industries for the Blind, a Cherry Hill-based nonprofit that won in the Manufacturer of the Year Award’s medium-size business category; Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey’s President and CEO Christina Renna; and New Jersey Council of County Colleges’ President Aaron Fichtner.

On Oct. 11, the American Water Charitable Foundation presented a $250,000 check to the nonprofit and 2023 Water and Environment grantee Upstream Alliance. The donation will help fund a solar-electric watercraft for city students’ educational excursions on the Delaware River.

Additionally, the charitable foundation recently announced the 10 recipients of its inaugural Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Grant Program. Among the organizations to each receive a $2,500 donation are Volunteer UP Legal Clinic, Bestwork Industries for the Blind and Ritz Theatre Company.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority recently approved more than $12 million in tax credits under the Aspire program, a gap financing tool supporting mixed-use development, for a new ground-up project in Washington Township. The three-story, 64-unit building at 4500 Black Horse Pike will include residences, community space and nearly 100 parking spots.

The Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs recently announced its collaboration with the New Jersey State Policy Lab, which will highlight community transportation priorities in Camden County. This project will build on a forthcoming report from the institute synthesizing 10 years' worth of data and research on both the region’s transportation challenges and transportation-related projects currently underway.

On Nov. 20, the Camden Community Partnership was accompanied by The Michaels Organization, The Horizon Foundation of New Jersey, Better Tomorrows, the mayor’s office, Camden County Police Department, Camden Housing Authority, and Camden volunteers while distributing holiday baskets filled with traditional Thanksgiving fare to the families of Camden’s Ablett Village.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced earlier this fall that Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal A was nominated for UNESCO’s prestigious 2023 Prix Versailles, an international architecture and design award that honors the world’s best new airport facilities. Terminal A opened early this year as a one-million-square-foot, 33-gate, state-of-the-art facility replacing the previous terminal, which opened in 1973.

After the Wells Fargo Foundation awarded a $30,000 grant to Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity to construct two homes in Glassboro and Woodbury, Wells Fargo employees joined the local nonprofit’s volunteers to help build a shed outside the in-process Woodbury house. This funding is part of a $7.5 million donation to Habitat for Humanity International through the 2023 Wells Fargo Builds program, which aims to expand nationwide access to affordable housing.

In conjunction with the Burlington County Bar Association (BCBA) and Burlington County Bar Foundation, Capehart Scatchard attorneys Stacey Gorin, Jennifer Loughran and Ryan Slocum helped distribute Thanksgiving meals to more than 50 Burlington County families on Nov. 21. Gorin—who spearheaded the fundraising efforts to provide meals for recipients largely comprising single mothers, children and seniors—currently serves as BCBA secretary and Slocum serves as the association’s young lawyer trustee.

In late October, President Joe Biden and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo designated 31 nationwide communities as Regional Innovation and Technology Hubs through the Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration. Among them includes the Greater Philadelphia Region Precision Medicine Tech Hub, which will impact New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, and be led by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA with the intention of becoming a global leader in end-to-end precision medicine.

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Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Biz, Volume 13, Issue 12 (December 2023).

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