Business & Finance

November 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Puleo International, a third generation family-owned manufacturer and distributor of unique handcrafted holiday décor items is opening their doors to the public for their 14th Annual Christmas Sale. Puleo’s Warehouse sale rings in the holiday season much like Christmas music ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elijah's Promise, which began as a food pantry and expanded into a culinary school prepare food service workers for jobs, will now host a workshop for people planning to start their own business. The free session will be Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the food training school, ...

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FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - Looking for a job?  If you live in town you may not need to look far, thanks to the opening of a new Ocean State Job Lot set to open its doors in mid-November, according to a news release.  The new location is expected to bring 50 full and part-time jobs to its Franklin ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Weather permitting, Thursday’s 6 p.m. ground breaking ceremony for the 220,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor APEX Sports Complex will feature the requisite ceremonial shovels, hard hats and smiling politicians, but next week it gets real. APEX owner Gregg Wilke expects heavy ...

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Workforce Skills for the 21st Century at Franklin Library Workforce Development Specialist Jan Goodman from the Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Center will be leading three workshops at Franklin Library designed to help attendees be more effective in both professional and personal ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - An unanticipated groundwater source has undermined developer Robert Weiss’ plans for an underground parking garage at the planned Davenport Apartments, forcing him to go with Plan B, which hadn’t existed until it was necessitated by the invasive underground spring. The spring ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Reentry, the program that former Gov. Jim McGreevey started to help recently released inmates obtain housing and employment, is now moving to assist a large segment of society with training for and placement in jobs in construction trades through a program called NJBuild. At ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – With a tip of the hat to the secretive "speakeasys" of the underground Prohibition era, Cheech's Own Coffee Company opened its doors Thursday night at 37 West Main Street to a select few – those who had diligently followed clues provided by owner Steven “Cheech” Chiocchi on social ...

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SOMERSET, NJ  – The residents of Franklin will have a new quick-service restaurant serving affordably priced authentic Afghan and Middle Eastern food, along with a variety of other choices, including burgers, sandwiches, wings, salads and more by the end of August if all goes according to ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Looking to connect with local companies? Come out to Premier Networking Night (PNN) hosted by the Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce, the Marigold and the Somerset County Business Partnership. PNN will start at 5 pm on August 22, and end at 7 pm.  "Over 70 attendees from ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - TAPinto Franklin Township has one primary focus. You. It might not always look that way. After all, most of our articles aren't really about you, but things TAPinto editors think you care about. Such as what new businesses are opening in town. What's happening in our ...

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UPDATE: According to TAPinto readers a sign on the door of Rite Aid says it will open tomorrow and not today. Calls and emails to Walgreens/Rite Aid corporate headquarters to verify the new date have not been returned.  SOMERSET, NJ - Walgreens recently completed the purchase of 1,932 Rite Aid ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than 40 downtown merchants will help The Hungry Hound celebrate its 15th year in business with canine-friendly contests, giveaways, shopping and dining specials Saturday, July 28th. Each participating merchant will have a bowl outside their store filled with water to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The six-day Rotary Fair/Business Showcase, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14- Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206, begins its second decade of operation under Rotary leadership this summer. Attendance has averaged 15,000 annually, making it one of ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - More than 500 people attended Biz Fest 2018, Somerset County's ‘hyper-local’ trade show and networking event, on Thursday at the Imperia. The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) organized the event.  SCBP Vice President of Business Services Chris Edwards said that this ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A diverse group of business owners and entrepreneurs pitched their business plans to lenders at an event conceptually based on ABC's Shark Tank, Tuesday afternoon at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School.  The Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Small Business ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Business owners from Franklin and beyond are invited to pitch their business plan to lenders who can help them secure funding during an event conceptually based on ABC's Shark Tank. The Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership will present “Biz Fest,” the Somerset County ‘hyper-local’ trade show and networking opportunity for Somerset County businesses and residents on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Imperia, 1714 Easton Avenue, Somerset ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership will join the Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce and other central Jersey chambers Tuesday for “Chamber Night at the Ballpark.”  Chamber members seeking new business contacts will enjoy a Ballpark BBQ and an exciting professional ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - After two years of renovations, Walmart on Tuesday celebrated that opening of its expanded Supercenter store. The now 190,000 square-foot store on Route 1 will be open 24-hours-a-day. It features a garden center, pharmacy, photo center, vision, and glasses center and a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - It's official, today marks the first day of Kmart's liquidation sale. "We are making the difficult, but necessary decision to close the Kmart store in Somerset,"  Howard Riefs, spokesperson for Sears Holdings' said in an email. "The store will close to the public in late July ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Valairco Heating and Cooling is celebrating 50 years of serving the central New Jersey area and beyond. Kevin McHugh, owner and third generation of this family run business, takes pride in a job well done and Valairco’s commitment to providing the best value around through stellar ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in New Jersey is $2.89 today, unchanged from last week, but 20 cents higher than a month ago and 50 cents higher than May 7, 2017. The survey of prices was conducted by AAA Northeast.  On the national scene, the survey ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Back by popular demand, the Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce will host its annual "Scholarship Golf Outing" at the Royce Brook Country Club Wednesday, May 16th from 10:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.   The outing will benefit Franklin High School graduating seniors. The new leadership ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of job seekers came out to meet more than 80 employers for Assemblyman Joe Danielsen's (D-17 Middlesex/Somerset) 4th Annual Job Fair at the Imperia Wednesday afternoon.  There were two parts to the fair, in the early afternoon hours job seekers had the opportunity to ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - If you need to fuel up with some coffee, think about stopping by Wawa of Somerset this Thursday, for Wawa Day.  Wawa will celebrate its 54th anniversary by giving away 2 million cups of free coffee of any size to its customers, according to a news release.  “Wawa Day is a great ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The venerable Lloyd’s furniture store, an institution on Main Street for nearly 70 years, has been sold to the Stickley Furniture Company, a national retailer with a rich history that plans to continue Lloyd’s proud tradition of selling high-quality furniture to a discerning ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Container Store, at the Chimney Rock Plaza in Bridgewater, is celebrating its grand opening April 7 and April 8. The store is the latest among the new businesses opening in the plaza, including Whole Foods, Saks OFF 5th and Nordstrom Rack. The Container Store is a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — There has been a data security issue involving customer payment card data at certain Lord & Taylor stores in North America, parent company Hudson’s Bay Company announced Sunday. Certain Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks OFF 5TH stores were also affected, according to HBC. “We ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Whole Foods, in the new Chimney Rock Plaza in Bridgewater, is officially opening its doors on Friday, March 23. “People are psyched about the opening,” said Tina Clabbers Feigley, of Whole Foods Market. “This is an underserved area for us, and the town is growing in a huge way.

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