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Small Biz Networking Group to Feature Trailblazing Entrepreneur

January 5, 2019

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Anne Thornton will be the guest speaker at the next Small Biz Networking Meetup.

The meetup is held on the third Tuesday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. at Al Fresco’s restaurant, which is located at the Shoppes here across from Home Goods. The cost is $18 and includes lunch.

Thornton knows first-hand that being knowledgeable, prepared and proactive can make a ...

Hunterdon Icon, and Flemington Furs Visionary, Passes

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A guiding light that helped build Flemington Furs into a regional retailer of national renown, S. Rodgers “Sid” Benjamin, age 92 years, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Independence Manor in Raritan Township.

Born in the Bronx, NY, September 2, 1926, the son of the late Philip J. and Bessie Copperman Benjamin, Sid lived a storied life right up to ...

Flemington Furs is Going Out of Business

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to include comments from former owner Bobby Benjamin.

FLEMINGTON, NJ -  One of Hunterdon’s most storied and iconic stores is closing up shop and going out of business.

Flemington Furs announced its closing in a letter to its customers.

“After 98 years of being a family held business, we will be closing our doors and ...

Agriculture Board Honors Everitt Equipment

EAST AMWELL, N.J. - The Hunterdon County Board of Agriculture presented its 2018 Distinguished Service Award to Everitt Equipment, a Ringoes-area farm machinery business.

The company serves the ag community by providing parts, service and seasonal maintenance as well as new and used farm equipment and tractors. In addition, its restoration services bring tractors and farm equipment back to ...

Harbor Freight Plans Raritan Twp. Store

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Harbor Freight has won township Planning Board approval to build a store here on Route 202-31.

Harbor Freight was founded in 1977 and has more than 1,000 stores nationally, according to its website. It is noted for its broad selection of discounted tools.

The store here would be built fronting not only the state highway, but also Raritan Avenue and Spring Garden ...

Background Screening Topic of Small Biz Networking Meetup

FLEMINGTON, N.J. - Gene McAllister will be the guest speaker when the Small Biz Networking Meetup has its monthly gathering on Dec. 18.

McAllister is the President and CEO of Investigative Screening Solutions and will speak about employment background screening, the importance of doing background checks, and the laws and procedures that need to be followed.

McAllister founded his company in ...

Tirpok's Cleaners Sued by State for Environmental Contamination

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The site of the former Tirpok’s cleaners, where a fire destroyed the building last year, is the target of a lawsuit filed by the state’s Attorney General and Department of Environmental Protection.

Tirpok’s in one of eight sites identified by the state as part of its “environmental justice” initiative. It is the only one of the sites ...

Flemington Mayor to Receive Chamber's Governmental Service Award

FLEMINGTON, N.J. - The Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of its 2018 Hunterdon County Business Awards.

Flemington Mayor Phil Greiner was chosen to receive the Governmental Service Award. Greiner has been a vocal advocate for Jack Cust’s Courthouse Square project, which includes the Union Hotel and surrounding properties. The county Chamber – along ...

Hunterdon Medical Center Names New President

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Hunterdon Healthcare System, the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center, has named its new President and CEO.

Patrick Gavin will assume his position in January, according to a press release from HHS. He replaces Robert P. Wise, who retired in May. Dr. Robert J. Cody has been serving as Interim President and CEO since then.

Gavin was chosen “after a ...

Grant Program to Spur Economic Growth Approved by Hunterdon Freeholders

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The county Freeholders have taken another step toward promoting economic development in Hunterdon.

The all-Republican Freeholder board has long been transparent about its support for business. In 2013, the group ordered the creation of the “CEDS” - an acronym for Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. It is the county government’s blueprint for ...


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