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  • Tax Planning This Year

    April 6, 2017

    Big or small, no matter who you are, you must file your taxes. The deadline for filing is rapidly approaching so it’s not too early for a small business to get ready. What can you do to make ...

  • Going Back To College With An Internship

    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 ...

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Your Doctor in Sickness and in Health

December 11, 2017

About 3 years ago, around the time healthcare was saying its last goodbyes to solo practitioners, I decided to plunge into the world of private practice and one morning announced to my family, “I am starting a new primary care solo practice.” I am an Internist of Asian Indian origin and I graduated from residency about twenty years ago. To say that my family was bewildered is an ...

New Opportunity for Women Business Owners in Union County

December 14, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds women business owners that they may be eligible for discounted loans offered by the Union County Economic Development Corporation.

UCEDC has been named the exclusive New Jersey lending partner for discounted loans available to women-owned businesses, through a grant from the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program. The ...

Union County College’s Board Member Zimmermann Named to NJCCC Executive Committee

CRANFORD - Union County College is pleased to announce that Mary M. Zimmermann, former Chair of the Union County College Foundation Board and member of the College’s Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, was elected to the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges on Nov. 20, 2017.

The members of the Executive Committee represent the New Jersey Council of ...

Free Spousal Bereavement Support Group Begins January

SUMMIT, NJ — Starting Tuesday, January 9, SAGE Eldercare will offer a free bereavement support group for people age 60 and older who have lost a spouse in the last year. 

The support group will be led by Licensed Clinical Social Worker Kathy Larkin, SAGE’s InfoCare Manager, and provide the opportunity to understand the grieving process, gain emotional support, and share ...

Rutgers University-NewarkChancellor Coming to Interweave

SHORT HILLS, NJ- Interweave is pleased to announce that Dr. Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark, author and renowned social psychologist, will speak at Interweave on Monday, December 18 at Christ Church in Short Hills.  In "After Charlottesville," Dr. Cantor will bring a valuable historical perspective to help put into context the disturbing ...

Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township Welcomes All to Advent and Christmas Eve Services

 

The Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, located at 240 Southern Boulevard,   invites all community members to join the congregation for both its regular and special worship services leading up to Christmas. These include:

Sunday, Dec. 17, 9:45 and 11:15 AM – Lessons and Carols

A unique, family-friendly service that combines beautiful Christmas music ...

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Announces 2018 Musical Theater Company Members

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) announced today that 10 students have been chosen for its advanced Musical Theater Company: Alysa Ali, 13, of Watchung; Kate Bloom, 11, of Westfield; Sara Bolden, 12, of Berkley Heights; Payton Buckley, 11, of Berkley Heights; Mariam Contractor, 13, of Watchung; Paloma Di Falco, 13, of New Providence; Sarah Duong, 10, of ...

Freight Train Derailment in Union

December 8, 2017

UNION, NJ - A freight train derailed in Union at about 2:15 p.m. this afternoon.

Preliminary details indicate that the train derailed past the Union Train Station.  According to Township of Union Business Administrator, the freight train contained 141 cars.  Eight were involved in the derailment.  Information on the contents of the freight cars are not yet ...

ConRail Working on Track Clean Up Following Friday's Derailment in Union; Train Service Still Suspended

December 9, 2017

UNION, NJ – No hazardous material was involved in the freight train derailment Friday afternoon in Union.

“There’s severe damage to the tracks,” said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio at a press conference Friday evening.  “There’s multiple piles of cars at different locations up and down the span of the tracks from the Roselle Park line all the way through ...

Rutgers to raise minimum wage to $11 an hour for student workers

December 12, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will be raising the campus-wide minimum wage to $11 an hour, university president Robert Barchi announced in a campus-wide email on December 11.

The move comes as a partial victory for the local labor rights group, Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops​ (RUSAS)​, wh​ich ha​s​ been campaigning for a $15 minimum wage.

Right now, the ...

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 ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, December 15

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

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Fri, December 15, 10:30 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Pilates Reformer with Kathy

Health & Wellness

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Fri, December 15, 12:00 PM

New Providence Police Department, New Providence

Community Blood Drive Hosted by New Providence ...

Giving Back

Fri, December 15, 5:00 PM

West Orange

Holiday Lights Spectacular

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

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Fri, December 15, 7:30 PM

Renaissance Church, Summit Opera House, Summit

The Light of Christmas: A Night of Music

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

Sat, December 16

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

The Mommy's Review - Coco

Corre, no camines (that’s “run, don’t walk!”) to see Coco, the newest animated feature film from Pixar Animation Studios/Disney. This beautiful movie is something that families will cherish seeing together. Like Moana last year, I took my family (ages 7 to 70+) to see Coco over Thanksgiving weekend, and everyone was delighted by the splendor of this wonderful cinematic ...