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Brand new numbers on the jobs -- with 346000.
Americans filing for unemployment last week that's a drop of 9000 from the week before a good news there -- time.
Some businesses are managing to survive in this tough environment and that brings us to our small business spotlight.
Johnson Kelly is director of operations -- union bill vineyards in New Jersey and dot I grew up in south Jersey you don't exactly think if they give New Jersey as wine country -- you guys are doing it.
You know that's right correct them I'm an I'm sorry that your New York here with and we're doing okay.
You know we -- -- goes New Jersey -- southwest of -- -- about fifteen minutes northwest of Princeton right between Philadelphia and New York.
And we're really part beautiful part of the country where there's a lot of -- tourism and there's lots of reasons to come and visit.
More on ninety acres of preserved farmland were surrounded by -- farms it's just a beautiful part of the state and when you think of the garden state I think that putter in count me in other parts of where we are are really what people should be thinking about yesterday and people think about the New Jersey Turnpike.
-- you merely use.
New Jersey is the way they get into either -- -- New York but it is -- it is the garden state and it's a beautiful state if I could brag about my home state I forget about the great.
Growing climate talk about the business climate.
In New Jersey for you as you try to grow your business what's that like right now.
Well there's no doubt that since the recession hit disposable income has been on the decline ands.
Luxury items like Weiner one of the first things to go but when you are the one of the flag ship.
Producers in an emerging industry you have to stay the course and you have to be dedicated to your product and if you really believe in what you're doing.
-- if you build it they will come and and that's really what we do we have quite like I said 54 acres of estate vineyard so were farmers first -- -- producer's second.
And -- passion about what we do and that translates to people and and they understand that and they will support you if you have a good product.
Now you're only selling in New Jersey right now but can people order your wine online if they want to.
To import laws have been passed in the past eighteen months or so the first.
Allows us to sell our winds to fifteen -- -- restaurants across the state we've done.
Are due diligence in getting that up and running pretty much right away so we're moving anywhere from fifteen to thirty cases a month additional.
Because of that law passage.
The other -- allows us to -- direct to consumers both in New Jersey and in any other state where New Jersey has a reciprocity arrangement with that state.
So yes anyone in New Jersey and in some other select states they can go to you know vineyards dot com and they can order the -- to the online once shop and opener right on your doorstep.
I'm thinking about New York State right now which is where we are.
And whether there's that reciprocity.
Because we would love -- taste oh good the one that you guys produce is -- do we have that agreement between our two states.
Rick if you want we will separate -- -- that's that I wanted to hit a lot got a Kelly John thank you very very much.
He is the director of operations that union bill.
Vineyards look him up online John take it easy that we government guys.
Brit -- we ferment you decide things front left hook up nicely done I love that.
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