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

by Staff

Crunching Numbers

The number of municipalities benefiting from New Jersey Community Capital’s total commitment of $50,000, which supported nonprofits in underserved areas during Black History Month while also honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work toward achieving equity, equality and justice.

How much of Burlington County’s American Rescue Plan Act funding is going toward a newly launched grant program to help support businesses owned by veterans and military personnel.

The estimated attendance of AtlantiCare’s 15th annual Red Dress/Red Tie Reception, which was held Feb. 8 and raised more than $52,000 to increase awareness of heart disease’s deadly impact on American adults.

No. 1
According to a recent study by biotech company CYTENA, New Jersey’s national ranking for states where women employed in STEM industries can earn the highest wages.

$2.9 billion
What Rowan University’s annual impact on New Jersey’s economy is, according to an Econsult Solutions Inc. study released this month. That figure has nearly doubled in less than five years.

The number of statewide medicinal and recreational cannabis dispensaries listed in the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s directory, as of the agency’s Feb. 14 announcement.

The record-setting amount raised during Samaritan’s annual Celebration of Life Gala last month, which will support the nonprofit’s life-enhancing services that benefit seriously ill residents and their loved ones.

How many farms the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2022 Census of Agriculture shows are in New Jersey. That number reflects 115 new farms, bucking the nationwide trend of a 7% decrease in overall farms.

The total tonnage of rock salt spread on New Jersey’s roads so far for the 2022-’23 winter season.



Local industry leaders have expounded upon the advantages of advancing clean energy in the state.

What Happened: On March 1, leaders from New Jersey’s Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy, Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), as well as key team members from the two winning wind-energy projects, Attentive Energy 2 and Leading Light Wind, elaborated on the statewide benefits of the combined offshore wind hubs’ efforts to bring more than 3,700 MW in green, state-generated energy—enough to power about 1.8 million homes.

What It Means: Among those benefits is an expected $6.8 billion in economic growth, which includes the creation of roughly 4,350 new jobs. Beyond the guarantee of thousands of full-time, family-supporting jobs over those wind projects’ first decade of operation, their anticipated 30-plus years of useful life is estimated to create 27,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs in New Jersey, including carpenters, commercial divers, pile drivers and millwrights at the building stage.

What’s Next: Advocates tout the offshore wind projects’ role in advancing Gov. Phil Murphy’s goal of achieving 100% clean energy by 2035. Key players have cited state-of-the-art training for the skilled laborers building the offshore infrastructure as necessary steps along the way, and the projects have already committed to the likes of financing educational, workforce development and innovation initiatives. There’s also more than $60 million in funding for environmental and fisheries initiatives.


On the Move

After 46 years with Deborah Heart and Lung Center, including 13 serving in in his current role, President and CEO Joseph Chirichella announced his impending retirement in the middle of last month.

On Feb. 8, WCRE proudly announced that Corey Hassman has joined the real-estate firm as its newest senior advisor.

Inspira Health announced on Feb. 9 that Brianna Donahue has joined the organization as director of policy and government affairs.

As of May 6, Michael A. Palladino will begin his new role as Stockton University’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.


Duly Noted

Nearly 20 years into his time at Inspira Health, Matthew Warner, MD, MBA, CPE, FACEP, FAAEM, has been appointed chief medical officer of Inspira Medical Centers Vineland and Elmer, and Inspira Health Center Bridgeton, effective immediately.

Camden-based Volunteer UP Legal Clinic recently announced the addition of five practicing South Jersey attorneys to its advisory board: Frantz Duncan, Esq., of Kauffman Dolowich; David Edelstein, Esq., of Archer & Greiner, P.C.; M. Lou Garty, Esq., of The Garty Law Firm; Benjamin A. Levin, Esq., of Hyland Levin Shapiro; and Louis R. Moffa Jr, Esq., Montgomery McCracken Attorneys At Law.

On May 1, the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs will honor its 2024 South Jerseyans of the Year: Dana L. Redd, President/CEO of Camden Community Partnership; Mike Renna, President and CEO of South Jersey Industries; and Lori Leonard, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of South Central NJ.

Capehart Scatchard has announced that, as of Feb. 14, its workers’ department shareholder Ana-Eliza T. Bauersachs is the new chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, of which she has been a member since its inception.

After being nominated by her physician Dr. Generosa Grana, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper patient Barbara Raphael has received the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research Patient Advocacy Award in recognition of her efforts to support other cancer patients in her community.

When the Maryville Addiction Treatment Center holds its annual Recovery for Life Gala April 12 at Auletto Caterers, the annual event will honor three individuals’ significant contributions: Roland Traynor, special events director for Camden County; Brett Wiltsey, Esq., partner at Obermeyer Rebman Maxwell & Hippel LLP; and Jerry Warner, president of Maryville Board of Trustees.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs recently announced a new Main Street New Jersey (MSNJ) FY24 Transformation Grant opportunity, the application process for which closes April 15. Grants are available to the state’s designated MSNJ district organizations with the goal of improving their appearance, quality of life and local economy.