Business & Finance

September 19, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez announced last week that he has cosponsored the Restaurants Act, legislation that would provide $120 billion in federal relief for local food service, drinking establishments, and caterers that have suffered financial losses due to COVID-19.   Funding ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Get your coffee cups and lunch orders ready. On Wednesday, the Hamilton Township Planning Board approved a Wawa to be located on a long empty and barren property near the Whitehorse Circle where a gas station once stood. Council President Rick Tighe said that the new Wawa ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Caring for a loved family member is a personal for Beth Sholom, owner of Right At Home senior care services. Her mother spent 35 years working in a nursing home, and she spent most of her life working as a lawyer for the elderly and handicapped. After her family experienced the ...

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BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ— The Bordentown Township Planning Board unanimously gave the go-ahead for a medical marijuana dispensary to be built on Route 130 at its meeting on Thursday night. Curaleaf, a Massachusetts-based company that serves more than 350,000 registered patients in twenty-three ...

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TRENTON, NJ – As winter turned to spring and the coronavirus began taking hold in New Jersey, small business owners faced a variety of pressing questions. Were they considered essential services? Would the federal government provide financial aid to keep them afloat? When could customers safely ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  As a local store focused on healthy pets and specialty options, Robbinsville's The Healthy Animal is hoping to bring pets and families together. That's why they are holding a dog adoption event this weekend and regularly host cat adoption days.  Robert Walling, co-owner of ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin is convening a group of local restaurant and eatery owners. The effort, he said, is to encourage opportunities to work together as indoor dining reopens and outdoors dining continues. Indoor dining was set to reopen at 25 percent of each ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Keep those receipts handy for all purchases made through Labor Day weekend at any Robbinsville business and turn them in to be eligible for a reward, and entered for a grand prize. The Open for Business program encourages Robbinsville residents to support local businesses by ...

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HAMILTON - ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township Mayor Dave Fried and Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin have heard enough complaints about  poor service and unfair consumer pricing by Optimum/Altice USA. Now they want answers. "Our Township offices have been inundated with unanswered ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  On Tuesday, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes commemorated August 2020 as the 14th annual National Black Business Month (NBBM). The observance highlights the importance of African-American businesses to the community as well as our national economy. It also generates awareness ...

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TRENTON, NJ –  Despite reporting encouraging figures related to the continued spread of COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy continued to insist that gyms and indoor dining facilities must remain closed. Murphy, during his Wednesday press briefing, again refused to provide a timeframe for the reopenings ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The first grand prize winner in Robbinsville's Open for Business program was recently chosen and presented with their $500 prize.     The Open for Business program encourages Robbinsville residents to support local businesses.  Participants turn in receipts from five unique ...

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BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP-- Curaleaf, a leading cannabis operator that grows, processes and sells cannabis through dispensaries throughout the United States, presented its proposal to the Bordentown Township Planning Board Thursday night to open a new medical marijuana dispensary on Route 130. The ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Gafgen family has been a staple of the Robbinsville community for decades.  Elmer and Joyce Gafgen bought their farm on Tindall Road in 1976 and still live there today. Now, they are experiencing it anew as a lavender farm with two baby goats. Shannon Gafgen recently ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- When the coronavirus shut down indoor businesses, the fitness industry was, and remiains, among the hardest hit. But, Robbinsville's Forever Hart Fit Studio's owner Cassandra Owen decided they needed to find a way to reopen when it was possible, safe and healthy.  The studio ...

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HAMILTON, NJ –  Hamilton Township announced a new program Tuesday to help local small businesses rebound from the economic impact of the ongoing pandemic. Administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development, the township’s Small Business Assistance Program will use $90,000 of its ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- The Mercer County Office of Economic Development is partnering with the UCEDC to help New Jersey's businesses rebound and rebuild from the economic impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.    The four-part online workshop webinars will address a wide-range of topics ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -  Robbinsville-based Positive Solutions was chosen on Thursday as one of three businesses statewide to assist businesses with participating in a pilot E-Commerce Technical Assistance Program by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA).   The program is aimed at ...

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SAN ANTONIO, TX--  If you recently purchased hand sanitizer from any of the four Walmart stores in Mercer County, you should immediately check the brand as it may be part of a nationwide recall for a potentially lethal ingredient.   The 4e Brands North America recently announced a ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  In an effort to encourage Robbinsville residents support the local businesses that have been closed or limited for months during the coronavirus pandemic, local officials have launched  Robbinsville's Open for Business program that rewards customers and clients of local retail, ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  As more local businesses are given the green light to reopen after months closed, the Hamilton Partnership is working to prepare them for the "new normal" in a post-COVID-19 closure world.   The Partnership is teaming up with recently launched Hamilton-Strong.com for a series ...

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NEW JERSEY - Elective surgeries and limited retail shopping have already returned statewide. But Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday that in three days New Jersey’s nine million residents will face their biggest test yet toward safely congregating indoors.   “Salons and barbershops are going to be our ...

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HAMILTON/ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The days of resorting to at-home hair coloring, or accepting a "quarantine cut" from a spouse are soon over. Starting Monday, New Jerseyans will be able to get pampered by professional hair stylists and barbers to make them look and feel their best.   Robbinsville's ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – When New Jersey’s car showrooms reopened on May 19 following a two-month hiatus, auto vendors began innovating new ways to maximize profits and hygiene during the coronavirus pandemic. By that point, dealerships in state had already slogged through a brutal April that saw ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Seeking to give small business that have been especially hard hit by the economic fallout from COVID-19 a boost, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) has announced that applications for the expanded Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program will become live at ...

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TRENTON,  NJ -- Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order Wednesday permitting non-essential retail businesses to reopen starting Monday with curbside shopping practices and safety measures in place.   According to the order, "permitting curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses is ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way the world shops, perhaps forever in some respects. Consumers are spending more money even while social distancing, according to personal finance website WalletHub’s new Coronavirus Shopping Survey. During social distancing, about 58 ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced the appointment of a 21-member commission to advise  the administration on the timing and preparation for New Jersey’s recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown. The Governor’s Restart and Recovery Commission, he said, includes a vast wealth of experience in ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Tired of coming up with creative meals to cook at home?  Maybe it's time to call in the relief staff at one of Robbinsville's many restaurants still cooking up great meals or farm stands providing fresh produce and grab-and-go items.   To further the efforts of Robbinsville ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Hamilton Township's flagship business organization will host a webinar to help local businesses navigate the choppy waters of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The two-part webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, will feature discussions on federal and state relief ...

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