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NJSBDC at Kean University Honors Berkeley Heights Business Owners

The New Jersey Small Business Development Corporation’s (NJSBDC) 14th Annual Small Business Growth Awards luncheon recognized sixteen small business owners from diverse industries on December 9 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township. The NJSBDC at Kean University honored Berkeley Heights residents Nicole and Tom Mauriello, second generation entrepreneurs who operate three successful small businesses, at the event.

Nicole Mauriello owns and operates Sancoche Soups, a gourmet soup company dedicated to offering global flavors locally. Sancoche’s soups are made using fresh locally sourced ingredients and delivered to the home. The company derives its named from a hearty stew of root vegetables, salted pork and split peas popular in the island nation of Trinidad, Nicole’s native land.

Sancoche recently launched a cooking camp designed to teach children ages 9 – 12 the basics of French cooking, including knife skills, sautéing, braising, browning, blanching, boiling, simmering and sauce preparation. Drawing on her fine arts degree in graphic design Nicole also creates unique branded promotional items for corporate clients through a second company, Business Boosters. 

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When she was looking to expand her businesses, Nicole turned to the NJSBDC at Kean University. In 2016 alone, the SBDC at Kean University counseled over 200 clients and helped Union County small business owners secure over $3.5 million in financing.

“David Margulies and the Kean University SBDC team have helped me see much further down the road and gain an understanding of what each of my businesses has to offer in the marketplace and how I should best organize my time and resources to ensure I stay on the path to success,” said Nicole.

Nicole’s husband Tom Mauriello owns and operates ThinkScreen, LLC, a digital web development and branding agency. ThinkScreen produces fully functional web applications for businesses and consumer audiences. Tom credits his success to the continuous exploration of new technologies and his team’s ability to understand their client’s need and then create high quality cost effective solutions.

“I have known about the SBDC for some time, but never the value the SBDC relationship was going to be able to return to my business. If I had, I certainly would have opened these doors a lot sooner,” said Tom.

The NJ-SBDC includes 12 full-service regional centers and 29 satellite offices and is committed to guiding established small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in creating and expanding their business enterprises. The NJ-SBDC at Kean is located in Willis Hall, on the University’s Union campus, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union.  Visit www.kean.edu/sbdc to learn more.  

 

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Summit Y Youth Help out Imagine in Mountainside

July 21, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Imagine thanks the fine and awesome Summit Area YMCA teens pictured above for volunteering at Imagine on a hot July day to help with the start of a new memory garden at the Imagine center in Mountainside.

They prepared a more than 60' stretch of land for planting and also helped make greeting cards and attended an Imagine workshop.

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Acted to Reaffirm Accreditation for Union County College

Union County College was notified by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that they reaffirmed the College’s accreditation on June 22, 2017. The notification letter was the final piece of documentation needed to complete a more than three year process of preparation for the commission’s review.

“The preparation for the Middle States Site Team visit in March ...

Space Still Available for Summer Youth Programs at Union County College

Registration is still available for late starting summer youth programs through the Office of Continuing Education. Classes are taught by NJ-certified teachers and subject matter experts that specialize in delivering high-quality youth programs for students ages 11-18.  Classes run through August 17, and many courses are still available for enrollment.  

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Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights is Given a 5 Star Rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, a skilled nursing facility located in Berkeley Heights, NJ, has earned an overall 5 Star Rating, in accordance with the standards set forth by the State of NJ and the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Several years ago, the CMS enhanced its Nursing Home Compare public reporting site to include a set of quality ratings for each ...

New Providence’s First of the Summer Family Fun Night Series Was a Big Success Despite the Rain

July 16, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Asbury Fever Springsteen Tribute Band was forced inside the Recreation center for the second consecutive year by threats of thunderstorms, but once again they attracted nearly one hundred residents who congregated inside the gym to hear the 7-piece band perform music by Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Southside Johnny.

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US Will Reimburse Somerset County for Trump Visits

July 19, 2017

WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep. Lance (R-7th) has confirmed that the United States Secret Service has designated Bedminster a priority for presidential protection – allowing law enforcement and other protection-related costs eligible for reimbursement by the federal government. 

“Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and the excellent law enforcement personnel in New ...

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Are college interviews still a thing?  Why yes, yes they are.  While some colleges have shied away from the practice due to the sheer volume of applicants the encounter each year many will still grant them to the inquiring student.  Remember how we talked about demonstrating interest last month?  An interview is an amazing way to make a very personal plea to a ...

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Are you a Near-Sighted or a Far-Sighted investor? If you’re a near-sighted investor, you probably check your investment balances frequently (even several times a day) and you feel good when your investments are higher…conversely, you may worry or feel regret when your investments are lower. If you’re a far-sighted investor, you’re knowledgeable ...