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Small Business Office Symposium at Holmdel's Bell Works, Save the Date-JUNE 24TH.

April 20, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ: On June 24th from 5-9pm at Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ The Connection Inc. will be hosting a Small Business Office Symposium. You won't want to miss it!

The Small Business Symposium is an event designed to aid area business in gathering information for various needs of your business.

Our lineup of vendors includes representatives from various industries ...

Those experiencing homelessness can get Economic Impact Payments and other tax benefits; permanent address not required

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today continued an ongoing effort to help those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic by reminding people who don’t have a permanent address or a bank account that they may still qualify for Economic Impact Payments and other tax benefits.

While Economic Impact Payments continue to be made automatically to most people, the IRS ...

Monmouth County Businesses Can Benefit from New $25 Million Relief Package to Help Firms of 5 of Fewer Employees

NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law S-3523, which provides $25 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for small businesses throughout New Jersey. The bill provides a lifeline to microbusinesses with five or fewer employees. The bill is part of a five-bill, $100 million relief effort aimed at helping the state’s economy recover from the year-long ...

VIDEO: No April Fooling! Chick-fil-A is Open Near You! Grand Opening Celebrated With Ribbon Cutting.

WATCH RIBBON CUTTING: 

HAZLET, NJ: April 1, Chick-fil-A, officially opened its 48th location in New Jersey, and that's no April fool's joke! Thousands of cars lined up throughout the day, to enjoy delicious chicken! 

The mouthwatering moment so many locals have been waiting for is happening now! Chick-fil-A Hazlet is open from 6:30 a.m. (yes they serve breakfast ...

New Jersey Is 2021’s State with the 7th Highest Tax Burden

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the seventh highest state with the overall tax burden with a 9.98% overall state tax according to personal finance website WalletHub’s  2021 Tax Burden by State report. Nearby New York was the highest taxed state in the nation.

What accounts for New Jersey's top 10 ranking? Property taxes.

"New Jersey has the third highest ...

Own a Local Digital Marketing Business: Start a TAPinto Franchise

Do you want to be your own boss?  Do you want to create financial independence while leaving a lasting legacy?  Are you a community leader?  

If so, owning a local digital marketing business with TAPinto may be a good fit for you.  It's an affordable business opportunity with a low entry cost and high ROI.

Join us for an informational webinar about ...

Entrepreneur Kevin Kelly, Living the Dream at His New Keyport Salon.

WATCH: Take a quick video tour of Kevin Kelly Salon in Keyport in this quick video: 

 

KEYPORT, NJ: Kevin Kelly has it. He has the passion it takes to be successful in business. At the very young age of 22-years-old, Kelly recently opened up Kevin Kelly Salon, at 362 Broadway, in Keyport, NJ.  It's not his first location though. He started out even ...

Grow Your Business with TAPinto, a Trusted Marketing Partner for Businesses and Organizations

Growing your business with TAPinto is easy, affordable and effective.  Businesses can tap into our highly engaged local audience with a variety of marketing options, including content marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, sponsorships, banner advertising and more. 

TAPinto provides a trusted place for businesses and organizations to advertise their products and ...

Middletown Disburses $422,500 in COVID-19 Relief Grants to 29 Local Businesses and Non-Profits.

MIDDLETOWN, NJ — Economic relief grants were awarded to 29 local businesses and nonprofits who qualified and applied for the Middletown Economic Relief Program (MERP). On February 9th the Middletown Township Committee ceremoniously presented 8 small businesses with a check for $15,000: All Natural Dry Cleaners, Code Ninjas, Greens & Grains, Middletown Pancake House, Monmouth ...

Taxpayers must report gig economy income on their tax return

In 2020, many people joined the gig economy to help make ends meet during the pandemic. Whether it’s a side business or a primary source of income, all taxpayers need to understand how their gig work affects their taxes. The bottom line is taxpayers must report gig economy income on their tax return.

Here's a quick overview of the gig economy:

The gig economy is also referred to ...

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BMO Harris Bank Partners with Holmdel Based Fintech Startup Hope Trust

April 22, 2021

Piloting technology-enabled care plan for family members with special needs

CHICAGO and HOLMDEL, N.J. - BMO Harris Bank this week announced its partnership with Hope Trust, a technology-based planning service and trust administration platform for clients with special needs and their families.

Hope Trust is the first digital life care and trust planning platform ...

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Sat, May 15, 10:00 AM

Holmdel Park, Holmdel

Girl Scouts Girl Power Drive Thru

Community Calendar

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Sun, May 16, 10:00 AM

McDonagh's Pub & Restaurant, Keyport

Emmanuel Cancer Foundation Cornhole Tournament in ...

Giving Back

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Sun, May 16, 12:00 PM

Middletown Arts Center, Middletown

MOAM-A-Palooza 2021

Arts & Entertainment

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

NJ Reports Vaccination Data by Town; Murphy Gives Latest COVID Numbers, Says NFL Games Could Have Greater Capacity in the Fall

May 11, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15. Murphy added that the New Jersey Dept. of Health is currently ...

Middletown Township Committee Introduces 2021 Budget with 0% Municipal Tax Rate Increase

May 6, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The Middletown Township Committee introduced its $84.4 million budget with a zero percent municipal tax rate increase at the Monday, May 3rd Township Committee Workshop Meeting.

The proposed 2021 municipal budget represents an ongoing commitment to minimizing costs while maximizing tax dollars and services. Despite a loss in revenue due to the ongoing COVID-19 ...

Riverview Medical Center Foundation Welcomes Fred Voccola to Board of Trustees.

Red Bank, NJ – May 4, 2021 – Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Fred Voccola to the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.

“We are delighted to welcome Fred to this incredibly strong board of trustees,” says Todd Shellenberger, executive director, Riverview Medical Center Foundation.

Bayshore Medical Center Earns Accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers of the American College of Surgeons

HOLMDEL, NJ - Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center has received accreditation from The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

To achieve NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with the NAPBC standards that address a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, ...

Obituaries

Mar 24, 1962 - Apr 11, 2021
Ellen Marie Gerlich of Spring Lake Heights, NJ, age 59, died of complications from COVID-19 ...
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Dec 1, 1935 - Apr 29, 2021
Philip DeStasio, 85, of Middletown, NJ passed away Thursday surrounded by his family. Philip was ...
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Feb 12, 1957 - Apr 22, 2021
Gregory Gary Fiederowicz, 64 of Holmdel died peacefully at home on Thursday April 22, 2021.  ...
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Dec 26, 1953 - Apr 17, 2021
Herman H. Lee (李海羅), 67 of Morganville, died at Vitas Hospice with his family by his side, on ...
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Sep 22, 1947 - Apr 6, 2021
Alice Regina Houston of Holmdel passed away at age 73 on April 6, 2021 following a three-month-long ...
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Mar 3, 1941 - Apr 2, 2021
We lost our beloved Father, Grandfather, Samir Jacob on April 2, 2021 at the age ...
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