Business & Finance

September 14, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  -The Planning Board Wednesday night rejected a builder’s request for an amended site plan that would eliminate an underground parking garage beneath a planned five-story apartment building and move 24 of the tenants’ parking spots across the street to a property he recently ...

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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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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Those who know Rick St. Pierre, owner of Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro, and those who work with him on the board of the Downtown Somerville Alliance, would not have been surprised Friday afternoon to see him walking up and down Main Street handing out postcards advertising ...

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ - Beth Anne Macdonald, hired in 2012 to oversee the redevelopment of the borough’s burgeoning Main Street retail and restaurant district, has resigned as executive director of the Downtown Somerville Alliance. She begins work Sept. 4 as the Economic Development Director ...

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ - Beth Anne Macdonald, hired in 2012 to oversee the redevelopment of the borough’s burgeoning Main Street retail and restaurant district, has resigned as executive director of the Downtown Somerville Alliance. She begins work Sept. 4 as the Economic Development Director ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione at a luncheon Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 where he will speak about business attraction and retnetion initiatives with business leaders.   The luncheon meeting ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Continuing the initiative to build a stronger connection between the Somerset County business community and New Jersey’s education community, the Somerset County Business Partnership will host a workshop to address the connection between business and high school graduates on ...

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  BELLE MEAD, NJ – Donald J. Parker, CEO and president of Carrier Clinic, accepted the New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s “Good Neighbor Award” at the 58th annual competition luncheon held on July 17 at the New Jersey State Aquarium in Camden. The annual Good Neighbor awards ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -Business Advocate David Kois had the opportunity to sit down with Brian Riberio, the featured speaker at the upcoming Hillsborough Business Association Networking Event and Business Social. The workshop titled "How to Market Your Business" will be held on Tuesday, July 31 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Continuing the initiative to build a stronger connection throughout the Somerset County business community, the Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) has partnered with the Hillsborough Business Association and the Hillsborough Economic & Business Development Commission ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s have reaffirmed Somerset County’s Triple-A ratings. “Somerset County continues its sound financial planning practices, as evidenced by the Triple-A ratings,” said Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione. “Higher ratings mean ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - TAPinto Hillsborough 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 the county Freeholders are doing. What's happening in the schools, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) and Somerset County Tourism released the latest Tourism Update in a presentation to the Board of Chosen Freeholders at a recent meeting, with figures showing that visitors spent $1.2 billion in 2017. Continuing the growth trend of ...

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    TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips (R-Bergen) establishing a state commission on science, innovation and technology heads to the governor’s desk following Senate approval Monday. DePhillips said the bill will help make New Jersey one of the most ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation co-sponsored by Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-16th) to modernize business filing statutes to include entity conversion and domestication has been approved 75-0 by the full state Assembly. Conversion involves converting from one type of business entity to another.  ...

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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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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, 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 from 3-6 p.m. at the Imperia, 1714 Easton Ave,   “BizFest is the ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Long-time Hunterdon Healthcare System President and CEO Robert P. Wise will retire, according to a press release issued by the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center. The press release states that the news is shared “with a heavy heart.” Wise wrote to his Board of ...

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SOMERVILLE,  NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee (ELC) will host District 23 Senator Michael J. Doherty at a luncheon scheduled for Friday, May 25 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Doherty will be discussing his priorities for the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset Station, an expansive Transit Village featuring apartments, townhouses, retail stores and a community center alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley line - with an interior roadway providing access to Route 206 - was given site plan and subdivision approvals by the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough will provide local businesses multiple opportunities to showcase their services and connect directly with customers at its 11th annual Rotary Fair, scheduled this year for Aug. 14–19. More than 15,000 people from Hillsborough and surrounding ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ- The Economic and Business Development Commission will host an evening of networking at The Landing, 311 Amwell Road, Thursday, April 19 from 6-8 p.m. The event is designed to help local  businessmen and women  exchange business cards, build connections, increase visibility and ...

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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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RARITAN, NJ - Dave Daly, president and CEO at PSE&G, will speak on the future of energy in New Jersey at the Friday, March 16 Public Policy Luncheon sponsored by the Somerset County Business Partnership in collaboration with the Somerset County Energy Council.  The luncheon begins at noon at ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – He had just returned from Florida and was on his way to a funeral. But Steve Kalafer made time Tuesday afternoon for a free-wheeling, two-way conversation with local business leaders. Kalafer, the founder and chairman of the Flemington Car & Truck Country and the founding ...

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  BEDMINSTER, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership and The Center for Contemporary Art will host a “Business Builders Breakfast” and workshop focused on sexual harassment in the workplace on Tuesday, Feb. 27 beginning at 8 a.m. at The Center for Contemporary Art, 2020 Burnt Mills ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Big Little Railroad Shop, an iconic retail store for 27 years and a fixture on Main Street most of those years has run out of steam. The hobby shop for serious model railroaders, which first opened in 1991, is selling out its inventory at reduced prices, and will close its ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) has selected Alina V. Klein, vice president and senior consultant for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Bedminster as the 68th Somerset County Outstanding Citizen. The Outstanding Citizen award recognizes a single person for ...

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SOMERVILLE,  NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host Michele Siekerka, president of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association at a luncheon Friday, Feb. 23 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. where she will discuss the  NJBIA ...

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READINGTON, NJ – Walmart plans to close its store on Route 22 here, a decision that follows “a careful and thoughtful review process,” said company spokesperson Phillip Keene. The Route 22 store opened 14 years ago and the closing is “in no way a reflection” of its employees’ “hard work and ...

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