Santander Bank to Close Belmar Branch on August 25

June 12, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — Santander Bank will close its Belmar branch at 712 10th Avenue on August 25, marking the end of an institution that has been part of the Belmar community for 126 years.

Bank operations will be consolidated with Santander’s branch at 1600 Corlies Avenue, Neptune, located about three miles away, “ensuring that we continue to meet the banking needs of our ...

Conversation Outshines Clouds at Jersey Shore Chamber’s First Monday Networking Event

BELMAR, NJ — The Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce brought a bit of sunshine to Belmar on an otherwise damp and dreary afternoon during its First Monday Networking event on June 5.

Some 40 chamber members and guests enjoyed food, drinks and conversation under the tiki bar canopy at Klein’s Waterside Café for the business get-together, sponsored by Stephanie Reckord, an ...

Family Dollar in Belmar Plaza Closes, Future Remains Unclear

BELMAR, NJ — Family Dollar in the Belmar Plaza has shut its door, with no decision yet on whether the store will open again, but under a new name.

While Dollar General Corp. has received Federal Trade Commission approval to purchase the assets of 323 former Family Dollar stores from Dollar Express, LLC, a closing date for the asset acquisition is tentatively scheduled for late June, ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Celebrating 30th Anniversary with Special Bonus Savings

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This year marks Edison Heating and Cooling’s 30th anniversary and, in honor of its three decades of service, the company is offering customers special bonus savings. Through the end of June, residential customers can receive $2,000 off any combined high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner purchase and installation.

“Our Double Coupon Special, in ...

Last Day to Shop at Super Foodtown of Wall is June 10

WALL, NJ — After serving as a popular grocery store for many Belmar and Lake Como residents for the past 43 years, the Super Foodtown of Wall will close its doors on Saturday, June 10.

Parent company Food Circus Super Markets has posted a sign announcing the closing on the front door of the store, located at the intersection of 18th Avenue and Route 35. It cites economic reasons and the ...

TAPinto Founder Mike Shapiro: All Eyes on Online Advertising

SUMMIT, NJ — Today, all eyes in advertising are on the online market, Michael Shapiro, founder and CEO of, recently told a local business group during a presentation on the dramatically changing media market.

As hard-copy newspaper circulations have fallen by 58 percent since 2003, online advertising is on the rise, as a growing number of people are getting news on their ...

N.J. Business Action Center: Resource for Entrepreneurs

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and small businesses create approximately two-thirds of the country’s new private-sector jobs. At the same time, over half of new businesses face significant and unique challenges within the first five years.

In New Jersey, the N.J. Business Action Center (NJBAC) helps small businesses grow by offering them specialized ...

Early Birds Get Breakfast and Head Start to Business Day

BELMAR, NJ — Waves on Main in Belmar was abuzz on Wednesday morning, April 26, as the Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce attracted a chatty early-bird crowd to its weekly Coffee Connector.

Some 60 people gathered for the breakfast get-together to network and just catch up with their fellow chamber members and other guests.

Inga Potenza, office manager at dentist Valerie Barba’s ...

Rise and Shine at Jersey Shore Chamber’s Weekly Coffee Connector

BELMAR, NJ — Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce serves up breakfast for members every Wednesday at Waves on Main in Belmar.

And at this week’s popular Coffee Connector, more than 50 persons  had the opportunity to hear Donna Szakats, president of Initial Impact, and Tammy Gregg showcase their Spring Lake-based business, which specializes in custom “logo’d” ...

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