Business & Finance

February 22, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – He had just returned from Florida and was on his way to a funeral. But Steve Kalafer made time this afternoon for a free-wheeling, two-way conversation with local business leaders. Kalafer, the founder and chairman of the Flemington Car & Truck Country and the founding ...

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  BEDMINSTER, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership and The Center for Contemporary Art will host a “Business Builders Breakfast” and workshop focused on sexual harassment in the workplace on Tuesday, Feb. 27 beginning at 8 a.m. at The Center for Contemporary Art, 2020 Burnt Mills ...

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SOMERVILLE,  NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host Michele Siekerka, president of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association at a luncheon Friday, Feb. 23 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. where she will discuss the  NJBIA ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin Middle School is hosting an "Entrepreneurial Forum" at the middle school on Friday, Feb. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.   The school has partnered with the Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce to reach out to their membership and local business entities. All local ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  TAPinto.net has been named Partner of the Year by NJ News Commons, a network of more than 230 news organizations across New Jersey.  The award goes to a journalist or news organization that showed overall excellence in their work for 2017.     Joe Amditis, Associate ...

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The Somerset Community Action Program in conjunction with The Franklin Township Community Resource & Services Department is proud to bring you three free Financial Literacy courses.  Financial Literacy is learning the skills to make better decisions about money management.  These skills are ...

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TAPinto "Spotlight on Business" features local businesses and their owners who are vested in the community at large. These businesses which will be featured make it possible for TAPinto Franklin Township to bring free daily news to its readers, by sponsoring our site. Follow this series to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Babies R Us, on Promenade Boulevard, is one of many expecting to close in the next few months as part of a restructuring of Toys R Us properties in the wake of their declaration of bankruptcy. Toys R Us is planning to close about 180 stores across the country, including the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. At TAPinto, we believe in serving you with high-quality, objective local news coverage.   To make sure that you ...

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NEW JERSEY -- If you are thinking of staying in New Jersey after your working days are over, you might want to think again. Many people consider relocating to a state that lets you keep more money in your pocket without requiring a drastic lifestyle change. WalletHub, an online financial ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear.  This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A new Starbucks on Route 1 South could be the crown jewel of an ambitious redevelopment in the works, known as The Edge at Raritan Heights. The 2,000 - square - foot drive-thru  Starbucks is expected to open in the summer and construction is already underway, according to a ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The mayor recently provided local news outlets with the following message.  "The municipal building will be open tomorrow from 8:30 to 12:30 for the purpose of tax collection in an ongoing effort to accommodate people who wish to pay their property taxes early," Mayor ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Individuals and municipalities can benefit from an early payment of taxes this year before the newly-passed tax bill impacts expenditures for 2018.  Property owners who currently pay more than $10,000 for their taxes can pay before December 31, utilizing a deduction that is ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Franklin Township Police Department defeated Somerset Fire and Rescue Company 28-26 in the "Hoagies for Heroes" contest, but the Franklin Food Bank came out as the true winners.  To honor their bravery and commitment to the communities in which they operate, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce held its Masquerade Holiday Party at the Imperia on Easton Avenue Dec. 6.  Its members, their friends, and local businesses networked over cocktails, dinner, and live music provided by the B-side while supporting this year's "Give Back ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Local police and fire officials will compete in "Hoagies for Heroes" competition during the grand opening of Wawa's newest location at 607 Somerset Street this Friday.   "We are just thrilled Wawa is opening in fire district three and are thrilled and thankful they are letting us ...

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Tis the Season.  As many flock to the stores to purchase the latest gadgets for their families in celebration of the upcoming holidays, let’s not forget the reason the season.  The holidays present a unique time when families can gather together in one place and spend quality time with one ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - After Black Friday and right before Cyber Monday, comes Small Business Saturday® an important day for local merchants and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce (FTCC) is looking for local residents to take notice and to show ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Small businesses owners and entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to learn how to secure loans from top lenders for their business or new ventures Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. “We are looking to meet with local small business owners and entrepreneurs from Somerset County and ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of New Jersey's leaders in technology and life sciences gathered to celebrate the New Jersey Tech Council's 21st Anniversary Awards Celebration, at the Palace of Somerset, Thursday night.  Statewide and regional companies were recognized and honored for their ...

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Time is running out for New Jersey businesses to take their Big Shot at a big prize. The New Jersey Business & Industry Association is giving business owners a chance to win $15,000 and 48 hours of free consulting time as part of NJBIA’s Big Shot contest, which was launched last month.

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Do you want to network with other leaders in the public, private and non-profit sector over lunch? If so, come out to the Somerset County Business Partnership's "Annual Meeting & Celebration of Success" Dec. 11 at the Palace at Somerset Park. “The Annual Meeting is ...

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SOMERSET, NJ  – A new family-owned quick service restaurant is coming to town.  Commercial real estate services firm Levin Management Corporation (LMC) has arranged a 1,500-square-foot lease with Flame Kabob House at Rutgers Plaza in Franklin Township. “Rutgers Plaza’s proximity to Rutgers ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Do you know how to use your credit score to your advantage? Would you like to?  If so, the Somerset Community Action Program (SCAP) and the Franklin Township Community Resource and Services Department is looking to help you this week.  This Wednesday, "Building a Good Credit ...

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1. How will a divorce or separation affect my credit? Here are some tips for handling the credit aspects of divorce, both in the planning stages and afterward. Cancel All Joint Accounts. First, it is important to cancel all joint accounts immediately once you know you are going to obtain ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Newark may have gotten the state’s stamp of approval for the Amazon HQ2, but local officials say the Hub City still has what it takes. The New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO) submitted its application directly to Amazon on Tuesday, October 17, said Chris Paladino, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and assorted state and Essex County officials will try to convince online behemoth Amazon.com to invest billions in Newark as the ideal location for its planned expansion and an east coast headquarters complex worth billions to the state ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Have you ever asked yourself how can I reduce debt, build assets, get good credit, or protect my identity?   If so, you can start taking action this week, thanks to the Somerset Community Action Program (SCAP) and the Franklin Township Community Resource and Services ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Do you think your company has what it takes to be a "Big Shot?" If you do, enter NJBIA's BIG SHOT campaign for a chance to secure $15,000 in working capital and 48 hours of free consulting time from a select group of NJBIA members.  “This is a unique and creative ...

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