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  • Going Back To College With An Internship

    August 10, 2016

    Within a blink of an eye, summer is already coming to a close. Students are beginning to flock to stores to start their back to college shopping. If you were fortunate enough to have your summer ...

  • Morning Rituals The Preface To Your Day

    It is too often we start our mornings in a state of stress.  Start the day like that, and for the rest of the day, you are in survival mode.  Instead, take steps to take back your mornings ...

  • Cloud Data Usage for the Small Business

    Cloud computing applied with the combination of data analytics is becoming a rapidly emerging sector in IT.  Products such as Carbonite, Google Drive, and Dropbox are three examples of popular ...

  • Checking Your Taxes Twice!

    Tax season can be stressful for every small business owner. For the business owners who handles his or her own filings, it can be particularly burdensome. Here are some tips that can ease the ...

  • Utilize the College Campus Career Services

    Tapping into the resources of neighboring colleges is an excellent way to pool talent. This works in a number of ways where you can find qualified students for internships or entry-level jobs, and ...

  • Creating Dashboards for Your Business

    It can be a very challenging process to pull together data from different sources and then create a simple and easy to read presentation.  Having the right software can make this difficult ...

  • Analytical Software Can Improve Your Bottom Line

    With many new inexpensive analytic tools on the market, small business owners can embrace technology that will help them identify opportunities and stay competitive. Analytical software has the power ...

  • Marketing Tips For The New Year

    The New Year is an excellent time to reassess your marketing investment.  Here are some quick measurable tips for 2016 to help you make the most out of your marketing dollars.

    Build and ...

  • Social Media Marketing for the Small Business

    For many small businesses, owners need to enhance their online and digital presence to supplement strategy and growth. By implementing a plan for social media it can drive marketing for a ...

  • Goal Setting For the New Year

    Organization is the name of the game when assessing and assigning goals for the New Year.  Be sure to implement a thorough process with sound communication, this will help you and your employees ...

  • Holiday Gift Giving - Show Thanks To Your Clients

    There are a variety of ways to get in touch with your clients to show your appreciation for them this holiday season.  Companies have different policies that you have to respect but fortunately, ...

  • Self-Improvement – Becoming an Authentic Leader

    The concept of “Authentic Leadership” was largely popularized by Harvard Business School professor, Bill George, author of the best-seller Authentic Leadership. When it comes to being an ...

  • Shaking Those Summertime Blues

    Winter blues? Summer slack-off? We all know the deal: unfortunately, the changing of the seasons can affect our performance at work more than we may like to admit. And, with summer more than half way ...

  • Summer Events For Clients

    Many businesses reduce their client events during the peak summer months of July and August because of vacations and varying schedules. However, you can use this to your advantage and plan a small ...

  • Perking Up Your PowerPoint Presentations

    There are few things comparable to a boring PowerPoint presentation. We’ve all experienced this – the agony that comes when a presenter slowly reads every word on a slide that has all ...

  • Exercising At Work

    Balancing a 50-60 hour work week with your exercise schedule can be a difficult feat.  Incorporating exercise into your work day is one way to make sure you get your workout accomplished.  ...

  • “E” is for Entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneurs are drivers to discovering tomorrow’s innovation. They are pivotal in keeping both our society and economy thriving. Inspiration can come from a variety of places - whether ...

  • Spring Cleaning For The Small Business

    Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to start cleaning! Now is a great time to assess what needs to be organized, what can be discarded, and what needs to go to long term storage. Here ...

  • Videos, The Modern Resume

    Not all recruiters are requiring video resumes today, but this has become an acceptable format for candidates for selected jobs. Video Resumes can certainly help you stand out, but there have been ...

  • Winter Events For Clients

    It’s the dead of winter and you are in the process of brainstorming new ways to reach out to your clients. You want to differentiate yourself from the standard phone call and email, but how? ...

  • Beat the Weather: Making the Best of the Winter Season

    With the changing season comes a changing mood. Don’t let your business fall into hibernation mode. The winter season presents the ideal time to evaluate the steps that can be taken to ...

  • The New Year Kick Off

    A new year brings out the question, what principles would you like to apply to your small business? Sure you have your business plan for 2015, but what is going to create that extra spark for your ...

  • Holiday Parties Beware!

    It’s the end of the year and everybody has worked hard. A holiday party is on the way and the team certainly deserves it. It will be a great time to see the corporate team in a more intimate ...

  • The Pros and Cons of Working Virtually

    Let’s face it working from home is great. Not having to participate in the morning commute or worrying about wardrobe is a huge time and stress saver. But it’s important to structure ...

  • Is It Too Early To Start Working on Your 2015 Plan?

    No! In fact, now is the best time to start working on the plan. You have two months until 2015. This is plenty of time to gather relevant examples of what worked and what did not work. It is also ...

  • Getting the Most Out Of LinkedIn

    LinkedIn is now an essential tool for anybody in the business world. It’s a self-sustaining way to keep tabs on your clients and colleagues. The following five tips will make sure you are ...

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Red Cross and Partners Save 18 Lives in New Jersey Through Home Fire Campaign

March 22, 2017

When a fire broke out in the Milord family’s Orange, New Jersey home, free smoke alarms installed by the American Red Cross and partners through the Home Fire Campaign alerted the family to the danger, giving them enough time to safely escape the blaze.

In the early morning hours of November 8, 2016, as the Milord family slept, a fire was quietly burning in the basement of their ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your ...

Don’t Mistake Leonard Lance’s Alleged ‘No’ Vote for Progress

March 17, 2017

After two disastrous town halls and constant protestors at his local offices, Congressman Leonard Lance has suddenly reversed course and announced that he would vote against the so-called Affordable Health Care Act. Sounds great, right? Well, no. It’s not quite that simple, and this deceptive statement should not mollify anyone who truly opposes the AHCA. 

Let’s take a step ...

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Tue, March 28, 8:00 AM

Providence! Integrated Health and Fitness, New Providence

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Tue, March 28, 9:15 AM

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Barre Intensity

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Tue, March 28, 10:00 AM

Privado Hair Salon, Summit

Cut-A-Thon Fundraiser for Summit Area YMCA at ...

Giving Back

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Tue, March 28, 10:30 AM

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Hatha Yoga Flow

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Tue, March 28, 12:00 PM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Lunch & Learn Lectures with Dr. DeFabio: ...

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Tue, March 28, 12:00 PM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Lunch & Learn Lectures with Dr. DeFabio: Getting ...

Education Health & Wellness

Come by for a Free Guest Class at My Gym New Providence

March 28, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Come to My Gym Children’s Fitness Center’s newest location in New Providence. We offer age appropriate classes from 6 weeks to 9 years that are designed to help a child’s overall development – physically, socially, and cognitively. Take advantage of a FREE guest class to see what our awesome classes are all about. Mention TAPinto for $50 off ...

The Connection’s Early Bird Camp Prices End April 1!

SUMMIT, NJ - Summer is quickly approaching, don’t miss your opportunity to sign up early for Summer Camp at The Connection and SAVE! Early Bird Pricing ends April 1 – this special allows families to save up to $50 a week!  Sign up for a full day or half day; camp begins on June 26 and runs through August 25. This year campers will enjoy endless summer fun with activities ...

Join in Lutheran - Catholic Common Prayer, From Conflict to Communion, on April 4

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Area residents are invited to join in a collaborative prayer service with members of Faith Lutheran Church and the Church of the Little Flower.

The prayer service will commemorate the 500 years since the Reformation and give participants an opportunity to look back in thanksgiving and look forward with renewed commitment towards unity. Together, participants will ...

Boy Scout Troop 326 High Adventure Crew Used Clothing Drive Will Help Pay for Philmont Trip

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ  - Just in time for your Spring closet cleaning, there's a clothing drive being held by the Boy Scout Troop 326 High Adventure Crew.

On Saturday, April 8, the crew will host a used clothing drive to raise money to help fund their trip this summer to the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico

Drop off bags of used clothes, shoes, linens and ...

A One Night Jazz Festival To Benefit St. Joseph's Social Service Center

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Fans of Jazz and music enthusiasts everywhere will enjoy “A One Night Jazz Festival,” featuring eight jazz artists, many with worldwide jazz reputations, Saturday, April 29, at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains.

The event supports the work of St. Joseph’s Social Service Center, a non-profit organization that serves the materially poor and ...

Westfield Interfaith Coalition for Refugee Family Support Presents Screening of 'After Spring'

On March 30, 2017, the Westfield Interfaith Coalition for Refugee Family Support will host a screening of the Jon Stewart-executive produced documentary, "After Spring." The Kickerstarter-funded documentary is set in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, a United Nations-sponsored Syrian refugee camp located in northern Jordan near the Syrian border. The film ...

What’s in a Name

Why are we all willing to pay more for name brand items in the store when we know the generic is the same thing?  Is it our history with certain items; foods that we’ve been eating since we were kids?  Is it a catchy jingle or hilarious TV commercial?  I’ll admit, some generic brands just don’t measure up but for the most part it’s our prejudices at play ...

The Floor Plan

There's an App for That - Cove's Digital 'Stainfighter'

Clean-Up on Aisle...!

We have all been there, spills happen and are a fact of life.

Don't distress ... You don't need a 'bat phone', signal for The Green Hornet, or check the cloak closet to see if Clark Kent is changing into his tights and cape as he morphs into his alter-ego.

When a 'Stain Emergency' occurs, the Cove Carpet One Floor ...

Snow Blows

There is nothing quite so blissful as a snow day.  

 

The quiet beauty of gently falling flakes swiftly accumulating on the trees and lawns and roadways preventing any sort of travel to work.   Those two magic words:  School Closure.  Knowing that all there is to do is look out the window from your warm house and watch the clean cold blanket of winter stop all ...

Murder on the Orient Express

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ streams along in sizzling suspense

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express,” has received a terrific stage adaptation by Ken Ludwig. He’s taken a few liberties with the numerous characters, but has tightened the story line so that it all works seamlessly.

Ludwig ...

Bill’s Army & Navy Store Closes after 45 Years

March 19, 2017

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The parking lot is empty and the store is locked. A notice appeared in the front window this week, “Please be advised that Benjamin A. Stanziale Jr., Esq. has been appointed Trustee of Bill’s of Millburn, Inc. d/b/a Bill’s Army & Navy Store.  It further states “These premises and Contents therein are subject to the Jurisdiction of the United ...