Business & Finance

July 26, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced on Monday that, through a partnership with UCEDC, a second round of COVID-19 crisis business loans are now available.  The ongoing partnership with the UCEDC offers a variety of different lending packages including the Crisis Loan ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ --  If you felt a void in the retail shopping lobe of your brain when the Walmart store at Nassau Park on Route 1 closed last August, you may soon feel the warm rush of a replacement store: Ocean State Job Lot, a discount retail chain with 146 store locations across the Northeast, ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township officially welcomed Hot Yoga Robbinsville to the local business community at a grand opening and ribbon cutting Thursday. Established in 2015, the studio is operated by Ian Johnson and Carrie Zwick-Johnson. The studio, formerly Hot Yoga Plainsboro, is now ...

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TENAFLY, NJ – The State is now making $135 million available to small businesses to provide additional aid to small businesses as New Jersey continues to provide support to small businesses as they recover from the pandemic. Under a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday grants will ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The once booming, now blighted former Congoluem factory site will remain vacant after the Hamilton Township Planning Board rejected an application on Thursday night to turn the site into a massive warehouse. The application from LEG Hamilton Industrial LLC sought several variances ...

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ – After a two-week delay, The Hamilton Township Planning Board is set to hear an application for the redevelopment of the former Congoleum plant on Sloan Avenue into a 420,000 square-foot warehouse. Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin has said that rehabilitating the 65.7 ...

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The once bustling Yardville Carvel will once again welcome crowds. The popular local ice cream spot has been closed since January when longtime owner In the past nearly six months, Nelson Cheng, who later passed away from COVID-19 was with the virus. Denise Bongiovi, a ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- A four-part series to help area business recover from the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic is now available online.    The webinars, hosted by the Mercer County Office of Economic Development in conjunction with the local Small Business Development Center and ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Living independently without barriers to tackling everyday tasks is critically important for individuals with disabilities.  Project Freedom, a non-profit developer of accessible, affordable housing, recently opened the Freedom Village at Robbinsville's Town Center South to ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – Do you need a haircut, manicure and waxing, but don't have time to go to three different locations?  Now, you can get all of your pampering done at one location - My Salon Suite -- now open in the Clover Square Shopping Center with 27 beauty care providers. Through the unique ...

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NEW JERSEY — In an effort to encourage the revitalization of vacant properties statewide, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will award 15 grants worth up to $50,000 each to eligible towns, counties, and redevelopment agencies. The NJEDA opened applications for its 21st ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Just in time for the return of their famous Turkey Gobbler, Wawa's newest location in Robbinsville is slated to open in the Fall 2021, the company website says. The location -- at the corner of Route 130 south and Meadowbrook Road -- also will include gas station pumps.  The ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – Hamilton Township residents have a new place to get themselves pampered. Purple Salon & Spa was celebrated by Mayor Jeff Martin, Assemblyman Dan Benson, and Mercer County Commissioner Lucylle Walters at a recent Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  Owners of Purple ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin and Mercer County Commissioner Samuel Frisby recently celebrated the family-owned Clover Pharmacy at their Hamilton home with an official Grand Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting.  Owner Amar Patel opened Clover Pharmacy just before the ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- A dramatic decline in housing inventory contributed to a 20% increase in single-family home prices statewide compared to 2020, according to April data recently released by New Jersey Realtors. The rapid price increase follows predictions last month from real estate experts who ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin recently welcomed the European Wax Center with a Grand Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting. “We are thrilled to see European Wax Center open in Hamilton Marketplace and are so happy we finally get to celebrate them,” said Martin. “They make a ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In an effort to protect small businesses from additional taxes on their federal PPP loans, Governor Phil Murphy recently signed a new law to ensure forgiven loans are not subject to the New Jersey gross income tax.  "Our small businesses have been pummeled over the past year. Many ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- When the warehouse primarily used for light manufacturing back in the 1920s in Hamilton Township first opened, no one would have imagined that 100 years later it would become the cutting-edge, modern and multi-functional space that now is Studio Park. Located in the Arts and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The Mercer County One-Stop Career Center is hosting a Drive-Thru job fair to connect employees with prospective employers looking to hire.  More than 70 employers including FedEx, Hutchinson, Amazon, Meadow Lakes, Hamilton Township, Capital Health, Civil Service Commission, Thomas ...

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NEW JERSEY — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline to file 2020 federal tax returns to Monday, May 17 to give individual filers, tax preparers and the IRS itself more time to sort through the many changes affecting one's 2020 taxes from the latest Covid-19 relief package. New ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Hamilton) is looking to help small businesses recover many of the jobs that were lost last year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic by creating a New Jobs for New Jersey tax credit program. The legislation would incentivize small, private-sector businesses ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- An entrepreneur with a passion for woodworking that began at an early age that grew into a business recently set down roots for the company in the Studio Park center in Hamilton Township.  Ridder Custom Woodwork, launched by Phil Ridder, specializes in handcrafted custom ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- To help the business community plan for the new world post-COVID, the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber's annual Healthcare Symposium will focus on “Moving Forward: Life Beyond the Pandemic." The 11th annual symposium, that will be held virtually, will bring together the ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Zoning Board unanimously approved the construction of a new, modern 7-11 convenience store and gas station at their Tuesday evening meeting. The 7-11 will be located at the intersection of Whitehorse-Mercerville Road and Klockner Road. The 1.2 acre site was ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – If you love to pamper your family pet there's a new place in Hamilton Township to give them the four-paw treatment. Hamilton Township recently welcomed Charming Puppy Cuts to their new storefront at a recent grand opening and ribbon cutting event.  “We are thrilled to see Charming ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes recently announced a virtual business series for the Mercer County business community.  Titled the Business Survival Series, and hosted by the UCEDC, a non-profit economic development corporation, the four-part webinar series will look to guide ...

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LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Just hours after Hamiltonian Breaion Grissom signed his name on a letter to management at Shred-it that he and his fellow workers were interested in forming a labor union, he was fired. The letter to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) notified the local office of ...

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NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy threw a $25 million lifeline to New Jersey micro businesses, those with five or fewer employees, when he put his signature to a five-bill, $100 million relief effort aimed at helping the state’s economy recover from the year-long pandemic, on Thursday.  The federal ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The State Senate passed a package of bills on Thursday aimed at helping the economy rebound from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic by dedicating federal funding to impacted businesses. All of the bills received unanimous bipartisan support.  Among the group of five bills is ...

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BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Bordentown Township Committee on Monday night denied Kevin Johnson’s rezoning request for his property on Route 130, where the developer sought to build a Town Center in place of an originally-planned commercial development. Four members of the Committee voted in ...

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