Business & Finance Top Stories

October 22, 2020

HAMILTON, NJ – The Hamilton Township Department of Community and Economic Development announced on Thursday the dedication of federal CARES Act grant money to provide direct financial assistance to local small businesses. Under the $400,000 appropriation of New Jersey’s CARES Act Coronavirus Relief ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin announced the launch of a new community-based business registry Wednesday in an effort to continue to support and connect with local businesses with customers. Martin said that the business registry is designed to benefit both the Township and ...

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NEW JERSEY — Standing before a wall of kegs Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy spoke of $100 million in new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds that will go toward New Jersey businesses and residents hit the hardest by the global health crisis.  “We're ready to help ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin provided an overview his economic develoment goals and potential projects on tap during Tuesday morning's business and mayoral update hosted by the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce.   Martin said that given the economic challenges ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- There's "Grande" news on the way for area Starbucks lovers as the iconic coffee shop prepares to open a new Hamilton location in 2021.   Kate Kane, associate director of economic development for Hamilton Township, said the new location is "progressing deliberatively through the ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township announced on Friday that the local Departments of Economic Development & Health announced a public campaign: the No Shirt, No Shoes, No Mask, No Service campaign. The program is aimed at urging local residents to "mask up" when they are at local Hamilton ...

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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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