10 Fun Facts About Our State of New Jersey

At Atlantic Solutions (Somerset, NJ), we are proud to call New Jersey our home state! Located only an hour drive from New York City, New Jersey has some pretty interesting trivia when it comes to the state itself. Atlantic Solutions picked out ten of the top facts about our beautiful state of New Jersey for your reading pleasure, we hope you enjoy!

  1. New Jersey has an average of 1,030 people per square mile which is 13 times more than the national average. This means we have the highest population density in the United States area!! 
  2. Our beautiful Cape May is the oldest seashore resort in the United States. If you haven’t been there before, be sure to give it a try.Screen Shot 2017-06-23 at 10.09.21 AM.png
  3. New Jersey is often referred to as the “Diner Capital of the World,” because it has the most diners of any US State! 
  4. North Jersey is home to the most shopping malls in one specific area. There are 7 major shopping malls within just a 25-mile stretch.
  5. Some New Jersey natives include Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Jude Blume, Aaron Burr, Frank Sinatra, Jack Nicholson and Queen Latifah! Talk about some interesting people!
  6. Atlantic City, one of Atlantic Solutions’ favorite New Jersey cities, is home to the street names that appear in the popular game, Monopoly! Pass Go to Collect $200! Atlantic City is also home to the longest Boardwalk in the world, a fact which also appears in the Monopoly game.
  7. The world’s tallest water tower resides in the state of New Jersey.Screen Shot 2017-06-23 at 10.15.09 AM.png
  8. Like drive-in movies? Well, the first drive-in movie theater was opened in Camden!
  9. Ever been to the Spoon Museum? That’s right, New Jersey has a spoon museum that features a collection of over 5,400 spoons from all over the world. Be sure to check that out sometime.
  10. There are 21 counties in New Jersey, all of them contribute to the interesting and historical population that make New Jersey so unique.

Atlantic Solutions is so lucky to be located in a place that is so rich in history, people and imagination. We think it’s important to get to know your state, and from learning all of this about New Jersey we love it even more! Follow Atlantic Solutions on Instagram to see what we’re up to in Somerset, NJ.

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3 Beautiful Waterfall Hikes in NJ to Trek This Fall

All of us at Atlantic Solutions (Somerset, NJ) love to stay active — so we can’t help but get excited that #falliscoming, and with it, new reasons to play outside.

Even for long-time New Jersey residents, there are a lot of lesser-known waterfall wonders just waiting to be discovered. Hiking is a wonderful way to exercise, breathe some fresh air, and get away from the bustle of everyday life to feel some clarity and experience some exposure to nature. Here are 3 glorious waterfalls that you can hike to right here in New Jersey!

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  1. Schooley’s Mountain 

Schooley’s Mountain Boulder Gorge Loop is an awesome hike which is just about 1 hour from Atlantic Solutions. It is approximately 2.3 miles and provides you with a beautiful waterfall view, as well as gorgeous wildflowers and a tremendous forest. It is a great place for a Saturday hike this fall, guaranteeing splendid views and a day worth of fun!

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2. Coppermine’s Trail

March along the old copper mines in Hardwick for some green and lively trails, views of rural New Jersey, and plenty of streams and cascades this fall! As you make it to the top of the hike, you will be colliding with the Appalachian Trail! Most of the path follows a stream and the hike provides a lot of spots for breaks with excellent views.

There are 10.2, 4.8, and 1.5-mile options for varying degrees of hikers, which makes Coppermine’s Trail a convenient spot for all levels of adventurers! This hike is about 1.5 hours from Somerset, which is still close enough for a day trip!

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3. Chikahoki Falls

This alluring hike can either be done in 7.7 or 2.6 miles. Chikahoki Falls is 45 minutes or so from Atlantic Solutions and it provides some pretty stunning views. At the top, which is formerly referred to as Wyanokie High Point, you can see an impressive 360-degree view of the area below. Also, on a clear fall day, you will be able to see substantial foliage paired with an awe-inspiring view of New York City!

In addition to the views that await you atop Chikahoki Falls and the rest of Norvin Green State Forest, there are plenty of waterfalls to stare and be amazed by on your journey. This spot is the closest of the three and definitely deserves a Saturday or Sunday to fully appreciate!

So the next time you go for a hike, consider one of these 3 spots, and be sure to let all of us at Atlantic Solutions know how it went!

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From Somerset to South Beach, He’s Making Atlantic Solutions Proud!

In Somerset, NJ at Atlantic Solutions, we deliver high-quality results to our clients through personalized strategies. Our secret to unmatched success? Developing the hardest working, morally sound, and driven team behind us. In just three short months, Brian Baccarella has made a lasting impact on the leadership team at our company and we couldn’t be more proud.

Brian was recently invited by our president, DK, to an exclusive event in South Beach, Miami. In addition to being able to explore South Beach and enjoy the Miami nightlife, he also spent time with a top industry consultant. His business get-away was the true definition of ‘work hard, play hard.’ At Atlantic Solutions we believe in rewarding top performers, regardless of their tenure with our firm, and Brian is a great example of this! After only a few weeks on the job, he earned a promotion and has since been trained in leadership development and is taking on new responsibilities within the company.

One of the keys to our success lies in the internal training and development that we provide to our employees. What sets us apart is the fact that we cross train specific job skills with personal development so our people are prepared for success in every facet.

“For me, personally, the most important professional skill I have learned is how to take control of your mind and emotions. It can be the most difficult thing to do when things aren’t going your way, and some days it will be a constant battle but it’s one of the few things you actually can control in life,” said Brian.

Brian explained to us how focusing on the things that are going wrong will negatively affect your body’s own biochemistry, whereas focusing on the opportunities hidden underneath the muck will do the exact opposite. The good news is that you get to choose! The bad news is that it isn’t always going to be easy, and you’ll have days when you fail regardless. “But most people will let the bad news stop them and you can choose to not be like most people,” added Brian.

Brian also shared some of the things that he has learned in his time so far with Atlantic Solutions that will add value to his personal life:

Being a team player and developing others is crucial in business (and life.) When you teach others, they teach you. You can’t do anything alone, and even if you could, why would you want to? I’ve also come to realize that you cannot control the outcome of a day. You can only control the steps you take to achieve the outcome. Focus on the right steps and your desired outcome will usually follow.”

To learn more about the career opportunities available with our growing New Jersey firm, be sure to check us out on Monster.

Meet Assistant Manager, Tashaun Thomas

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Tashaun and Kim, members of Atlantic Solutions management team

The management team at Atlantic Solutions just got a little bit stronger! Tashaun Thomas joined the our executive crew with his promotion to Assistant Manager in April of this year. Like all managers and partners, Tashaun began in the company as an entry level associate and worked his way up due to proven, consistent performance.

Tashaun was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. While continuing to work passionately towards his goals with Atlantic Solutions, he always makes time for his loved ones. In his spare time he is typically with friends, family or his girlfriend. Every Sunday, Tashaun makes it a point to visit with at least one of the above to relax, reminisce and recharge before going after his professional goals the following week. Finding the work/life balance has definitely kept him hungry for success.

When asked what he loved about his role at Atlantic Solutions, Tashaun had this to say,

“I love all of the encounters that I have on a daily basis. I have the opportunity to build relationships with a lot of heavy hitters within the company and all over the country. I have met some pretty amazing people, including customers. From those opportunities alone I’ve learned to communicate better. I’ve learned that everybody has their own story — that no path to success is the same — the only common denominator is that the path wasn’t straight; there were bumps, detours, lessons, but most importantly – there was vision. That’s what makes this job different: we are mentored by the story tellers, we get to reference their past chapters and relate them to our own: to learn, grow, build, and even avoid a few shortcomings. For me it’s Julie, Duran, and Kim: my mentors who have struggled, overcome, and continued to build. It’s the evident value of sharing experiences, both good, bad, past, future, and present, that make this job so drastically different from a ‘normal’ job.”

Well said, Tashaun. Well said.

Tashaun has already experienced a lot of success with Atlantic Solutions, and he is not stopping anytime soon. “I hope to have built a foundation where I can give back opportunity and growth. Personally, I want to have a family, travel the world, and build a house – all of the things I promised my great grandmother. I still strive to make her proud… I don’t think that will ever change.”

#Impressed

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