Economic & Recovery: News Release: 7/19/2022

July 19, 2022
Content Curated By Scott Goldstein
  • N.J. pharmacists seek guidance on prescribing COVID-19 meds. 
  • In New Jersey, higher prices may be here to stay.
  • Heat wave to sear state with 90-plus temperatures all week.
N.J. Pharmacists Seek Guidance on Prescribing COVID-19 Meds
Scientists believe vaccines plus treatments like Paxlovid will help contain COVID-19. The FDA authorized pharmacists to dispense the meds, but one pharmacist said "regulations haven't been set up to give us the guidance on how we should approach that. So we’re in a holding pattern." (NJ Spotlight News)
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The New Normal: In New Jersey, Higher Prices May Be Here to Stay
N.J. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Bracken criticized state leaders for not funneling more grant money directly to businesses that are dealing with inflation, labor shortages and the pandemic. "It’s not a good scenario going forward," he said. (
A Business Guide to Using Artificial Intelligence
By using AI, businesses can manage and improve products, automate services and be proactive with customer data. Here’s what small businesses need to know about leveraging AI and machine learning. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Heat Wave to Sear State with 90-Plus Temperatures All Week
Forecasters say highs across much of the state are likely to be in the 90s for at least the next seven days with 15 of N.J.’s 21 counties already under a heat advisory for Wednesday. (
We Asked N.J. Chamber Members: What Books are You Reading and What are the Business Lessons?
"'Humor, Seriously' by Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas says leaders who lead with humor are seen as more approachable, which increases employee engagement, levity and innovation in the workplace." - Jordan Amin, partner, EisnerAmper." Read more here. (N.J. Chamber of Commerce)
NJ Chamber Virtual Discussion Series on Diversity, Equality & Inclusion
July 20: How to Achieve Supplier Diversity at Your Organization
Join us tomorrow, July 20, for a webinar that will provide solutions, from strategy through execution, for achieving supplier diversity. The webinar features Stephanie Lokker, CEO and managing partner of Lockerbie & Co., which helps Fortune 500 and private equity clients solve issues. For complimentary registration, click here. (N.J. Chamber of Commerce)
Looking to Get Vaccinated? Here's an Easy Way to Find COVID-19 Vaccines Near You.
Just punch in your area code. You can even search for a specific vaccine. (
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Business Resources
Vaccine Guide for Businesses (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Guide to Starting a Business in N.J. (New Jersey Business Action Center)
Jobs and Hiring Portal Job Seekers | Employers (State of N.J.)
The Best Tool for Your Business - Membership in the N.J. Chamber
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