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TAPinto Touts Traffic and Revenue Growth While Celebrating Ninth Birthday at Franchisee Meeting

October 4, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ — TAPinto.net celebrated its ninth birthday on October 2 at its franchisee meeting held at the Grand Summit Hotel.

What began in 2008 as an all-online local newspaper in New Providence founded by Michael Shapiro and his wife, Lauryn, is now the dominant player in local news, with more than 65 TAPinto sites providing original local reporting every day in more than 100 ...

Seven Ways New Jersey Business Owners Can Plan Ahead for a Hurricane

(Editor's Note: In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma approaching Florida, Don Newman, director of small business advocacy at New Jersey Business Action Center, offers this advice on planning ahead for a natural disaster.)

In the event of a hurricane, is your business prepared for power outages, flooding, property damage, lost work time and more? The longer your ...

Sunsation Boutique, Santander Bank Make Exit from Belmar’s Downtown District

BELMAR, NJ — As Santander Bank is set to close its Belmar branch at noon on Friday, August 25, the popular apparel and gift boutique, Sunsation, has shut its doors.

The store, which has occupied the storefront at 10th Avenue and Main Street for nearly four decades, announced the closing on its Facebook page on August 19 with the following message: “After 37 years, we have decided ...

Belmar Hair Stylist in Limelight for Exclusive Hand-Painted Technique, Direct from Italy

BELMAR, NJ — Salon Marsal owner Sal Marchese, a prominently recognized hair stylist, is featured as one of the “Faces of 2017” in the current issue of Monmouth Health & Life magazine.

Marchese is in the spotlight for his exclusive Shatush “painted by hand” technique that he has brought here from Milan, Italy. Unlike the traditional foil-wrap method, the ...

Belmar Plaza Gains Three New Retailers Around Corner of Eighth Avenue and Main Street

BELMAR, NJ — There is a long-awaited and welcome sight in Belmar Plaza, just around the corner from Beach Haus Brewery on Eighth Avenue and Main Street.

After being vacant for more than two years, the new retail space in the rear of 801 Main Street, which had once been part of Freedman’s Bakery, is now occupied by three new businesses — Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More, ...

Surf’s Up Candle: It’s Fragrances Galore with Signature-Scented Items at New Store in Lake Como

LAKE COMO, NJ — For Michelle Fontanez, it all started with a Crock-Pot in her kitchen. That’s where she made her first batch of hand-poured soy candles scented with fragrant oils.

Little did she know three years later, she would turn that entrepreneurial experiment into business success with the opening of Surf’s Up Candle’s retail store, located at 1703 Main Street in ...

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