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Crunching Numbers, Breakdown, On the Move and Duly Noted.

by Staff

Crunching Numbers

Where NJ ranks nationally for lung cancer surgery, according to The American Lung Association’s recently released State of Lung Cancer report.

As of its Nov. 28 dedication ceremony, how many low- to moderate-income households the Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity has partnered with to offer them affordable homeownership opportunities.

The number of new winter coats Holtec International recently purchased for its donation to the children and teenagers of 11 Camden public schools.

How many years the neurological rehabilitation nonprofit Bancroft has been providing programs, services and support for local individuals with autism and both intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

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The amount of an estimated deal in a “merger of equals” that will unite 27 amusement parks, 15 water parks and nine resorts across Canada, Mexico and 17 states, and will include NJ’s Six Flags Great Adventure and Dorney Park.

How many New Jersey hospitals nationwide were recognized in the newly released America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2023 list from Newsweek, with Cooper University Health Care among them. Cooper was also one of nine New Jersey honorees named to Newsweek’s  first-ever Best In-State Hospitals national rankings.

The number of small businesses that have been connected with consulting firms since the New Jersey Economic Development Authority launched a $4 million pilot program providing no-cost e-commerce and digital marketing consulting services earlier this year.

The number of Moorestown voters—or 67%—who approved rescinding a 1959 law that bans “games of chance” at the Moorestown Mall. That support of the township’s municipal ballot question creates an opportunity to bring family-friendly entertainment to the retail center.



The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has announced that $10 million is available in funding through the UPSKILL: NJ Incumbent Worker Training Grant.

What Happened: The available funds will be awarded to New Jersey employers on a competitive basis for fiscal-year 2024, and will reimburse up to 50% of the cost incurred while training frontline employees to satisfactorily execute the occupational skills needed to meet the standards of those mid- and high-skill jobs.

What It Means: The effort aims to not only help employers continually train existing workers so their skill sets remain both currently relevant and forward-thinking, but also ensure that New Jersey’s well-trained workers keep those talents in-state while elevating their existing roles

What’s Next: A range of employers—which includes: individual employers; employer-, labor-, community- and faith-based organizations; and secondary or postsecondary schools or training providers looking to increase the numbers of specifically trained workers to satisfy specific industries’ needs—are encouraged to submit applications at the NJDOL’s website. Individual employers are eligible to apply for a maximum of $200,000, while others may apply for a $100,000 maximum.


On the Move

The New Jersey Hospital Association announced Nov. 7 that Joy Lindo, Esq., has joined its senior leadership team as general counsel, bringing her wealth of expertise to not only the association, but also its 400 members.

Effective Nov. 13, Gina Caruso is the new Wharton Arts executive director. The nonprofit’s board of trustees announced Caruso’s unanimously approved appointment after a four-month nationwide candidate search.

Last month, Michael C. Rose, Esq., rejoined the law firm Capehart Scatchard as a shareholder in the Mount Laurel office’s workers’ compensation department.

Andrew Sarrol, Esq., recently joined Malamut & Associates, where he will focus his practice on employment and local government matters from the firm’s Cherry Hill office after spending the majority of his legal career with the office of the attorney general.

Local real estate executive Quandell Iglesia has recently joined National Integrity Title Agency as part of its business development team, where he will help the title insurance and settlement agency further its commitment to delivering individualized customer experiences.

Late last month, it was announced that GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., recently appointed Katja Bavendam as project manager/transportation lead for the multidisciplinary consulting firm’s growing transportation planning practice in both New Jersey and New York. Bavendam, an accomplished traffic planner, adds extensive experience with site/civil engineering and permitting to the team.


Duly Noted

Cooper University Health Care recently named EMT Barry Hunter its 2023 Cooper Armed Services Person of the Year. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Camden resident Hunter has been a team member of Cooper EMS Services for eight years, and is also actively involved in community outreach activities like health education, career mentorship programs, neighborhood clean-up and coordinating the Cooper EMS Services Adopt-A-Family program every holiday season.

Sydney Montgomery, Esq., was recently selected from more than 11,000 candidates to be named among Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for Social Impact. Montgomery is a first-generation Havard Law and Princeton graduate who both founded and is executive director for Barrier Breakers, a faith-based nonprofit organization that has helped thousands of marginalized students achieve placements and full-ride scholarships with the country's top law schools and colleges.

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

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