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Tom Bergeron

About the Industry Insights Blog

No one knows their business like the people who live it every day. Here is a collection of insights from across all the industries we cover.

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Lessons from Haiti for tech entrepreneurs — and opportunities, too

Recently, it was my privilege to speak at the Haiti Tech Summit, where 500+ leaders from throughout the western hemisphere shared a remarkable conversation about technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, and ecosystems. The summit attracted...

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As Washington stalls on health care, Jersey businesses brace for increases

The cost of purchasing health coverage is a top concern for business of all sizes. The smaller the company, the bigger the worry.

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The stakes couldn't be higher: It's time to let education innovation, opportunity thrive

Imagine a bi-partisan commission focused on one of America's most pressing national issues. Imagine a consensus opinion on what needs to be done to save generations of American youth-at-risk.

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The stakes couldn't be higher: It's time to let education innovation, opportunity thrive

Imagine a bi-partisan commission focused on one of America's most pressing national issues. Imagine a consensus opinion on what needs to be done to save generations of American youth-at-risk.

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There's life after a layoff when you're over 50. Here's how I did it

I'm a “public relations director” at PwC, but that says very little about what I actually do. Or the background I bring to the table.

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The 101 on surprise medical bills

You may have heard that a small percentage of New Jersey physicians do not participate in some insurance networks. You may have even been billed by one. I hope to clarify why you get billed.

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Sometimes a lawsuit isn't the answer

Once upon a time, when a corporation or small business had a legal dispute that could not be resolved through negotiation, it meant one thing: litigation. And while the courthouse remains an effective venue for resolving business disputes, the...

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PILOTS are a win-win for developers and N.J. municipalities alike

PILOTs (payments in lieu of taxes) have become a critical tool of local government to encourage the needed improvements in distressed, undervalued and aging downtowns.

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Can America's national pastime thrive in a digital age?

Major League Baseball is big business. The industry's revenues are projected to reach $10 billion this year, with 75 million fans expected to attend major league games this year. Team valuations are at record highs. Forbes estimates the average MLB...

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Transformative tax changes for N.J. economy and its retirees

The recent NJBIZ editorial on New Jersey’s reputation as “a lousy place to retire” highlighted our state’s 38th place ranking by Bankrate.com based on several factors, including cost of living and taxes.

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