TAPinto Insider

March 2, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The TAPinto Featured Franchisees for March 2021 are Steve Lenox and Elizabeth Meyers from TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville.  Neither Lenox nor Meyers are new to the TAPinto community.  TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville was the third site Lenox launched, after previously opening ...

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There’s a famous saying that “All politics Is local.” As politics has become nationalized and even local candidates are now being forced to follow or defend the pronouncements of the national political parties, the adage is seemingly less accurate.  Meanwhile, COVID-19 has caused the news industry ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Having an online presence is a crucial aspect of boosting your business, but a website alone is often not enough to drive engagement and convert leads to customers. In order to effectively market your business, a business needs to invest in content marketing.  Content ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - From Fortune 500 communications professional to owning her own local news business, TAPinto franchise owner Jeanne Wall has seen it all.  Now, after experiencing success in her first two TAPinto franchise locations in Holmdel/Colts Neck and Middletown, Wall is moving forward ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The TAPinto Rookie of the Year for 2020 is Jon “Ferris” Meredith of TAPinto Wayne.  Despite the many challenges faced in 2020, including starting a business during a worldwide pandemic in a town he was not familiar with, Meredith never let it get in his way, becoming the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The TAPinto Collaborator of the Year for 2020 is Fred Smith from TAPinto SOMA.  Since purchasing the TAPinto SOMA franchise in 2015, Smith has played a major role in promoting TAPinto’s mantra of collaborative media throughout the network.  His focus on support to the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The TAPinto 2020 Highest Honor Award was presented to Steve Lenox of TAPinto Hoboken, TAPinto Jersey City, TAPinto Paterson, TAPinto Bayonne and TAPinto Hamilton/Robinson.  Lenox started his first TAPinto franchise in Paterson in 2017, and he hasn’t slowed down since. In ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The TAPinto Featured Franchisees for February 2021 are TAPinto Flemington/Raritan’s Audrey Blumberg and Joey Novick. Blumberg and Novick come from vastly different backgrounds, both inside and outside TAPinto. Blumberg is a career-long journalist, while Novick comes from a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The TAPinto Featured Franchisee of the Month for January 2021 is Jennifer Dericks from TAPinto Sparta and TAPinto Newton. Dericks launched her two franchises back in 2012 after completing her term on the Sparta Board of Education and she’s been with TAPinto ever ...

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The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of December 2020 is Danielle Santola, who owns and operates TAPinto Livingston.  Santola, a lifelong Livingston resident and graduate of Livingston High School, began her career at TAPinto as an intern and now owns one of the most successful online ...

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The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of November 2020 is Jeanne Wall, who owns and operates TAPinto Holmdel/Colts Neck and TAPinto Middletown.   Jeanne, a former executive at Time Warner Cable, has built a profitable online local news business while providing thorough and consistent local ...

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The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of October 2020 is Wendi and Chris Manderioli, who own and operate TAPinto Randolph.  The wife/husband team have built a profitable online local news business while providing high-quality, objective local news for the residents of Randolph, New Jersey.  ...

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The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of September 2020 is Rebecca "Becky" Greene, who owns and operates TAPinto Fair Lawn/Glen Rock.  As a veteran journalist, Greene has built a profitable online local news business while providing high-quality, objective local news for the residents of ...

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The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of August 2020 is Darlene Cullen, who owns and operates TAPinto South Plainfield.  With a background in business development, Cullen has built a profitable online local news business while providing high-quality, objective local news for the residents ...

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The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of July 2020 is Kathy Cryan, who owns and operates TAPinto Union.  With a background in business, Cryan has amassed a very large readership, routinely breaking 150,000 pageviews per month with more than 3,500 residents subscribed to the free daily ...

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The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises ...

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The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of May 2020 is Jon "Ferris" Meredith, who owns and operates TAPinto Wayne.  With a background in sales and an entrepreneurial passion, Meredith has made TAPinto Wayne a household name in just a matter of months registering over 224,000 pageviews in ...

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The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of April 2020 are journalism professors Rich and Anne Lee from St. Bonaventure University, who, together with their students, operate TAPinto Greater Olean.  TAPinto Greater Olean is owned by St. Bonaventure University's Jandoli School of ...

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The featured TAPinto franchisee for March 2020 is business executive and accountant Hope White, owner/publisher of TAPinto Montville.   Q. Why did you want to franchise your TAPinto site? What caused you to choose Montville as your TAPinto location? My family moved to Montville 8 years ago ...

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The featured TAPinto franchisee for February 2020 is veteran journalist Fred J. Aun, owner/publisher of TAPinto Roxbury.  Fred's career as a journalist spans nearly 40 years and includes full-time reporting positions at five publications. He spent about 20 years with The Star-Ledger/NJ.com before ...

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The featured TAPinto franchisee for January 2020 is veteran journalist and journalism professor Rod Hirsch of TAPinto Somerville and TAPinto Hillsborough.  Rod recently received the New Jersey Municipal Management Association Press Award, which recognizes a member of the press corps for their ...

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The featured TAPinto franchisee for December 2019 is Elizabeth Clee of TAPinto Clark.  Elizabeth, a former Human Resources corporate warrior, has used her corporate background and business experience to create her own successful, profitable business while giving back to the community at the same ...

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The featured TAPinto franchisee for November 2019 is Ed Barmakian of TAPinto Chatham.  Ed, a former veteran reporter and editor at The Star-Ledger and longtime Chatham resident, has been able to utilize his skills to create the go-to news source for the residents of Chatham Borough and Chatham ...

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The featured TAPinto franchisee for October 2019 is John Mooney of TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.   John, a public relations professional, has been able to utilize his skills to create a successful, profitable business for himself and one of TAPinto's most widely-read sites.   Q. You have an ...

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The featured TAPinto franchisee for September 2019 is Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro.  The loss of the weekly newspapers in Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge motivated Faith, a communications professional and active community volunteer, to start TAPinto ...

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In less than 3 months, new owner/publisher of TAPinto Denville, Ferlanda Nixon, has nearly tripled the site's traffic and has made TAPinto Denville the go-to place to get original local news about the community. "Ferlanda is really rocking it in Denville. TAPinto Denville is experiencing incredible ...

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This week's featured franchisee owns not one, not two, but three TAPinto franchises! Find out what she loves about owning and operating her own business, how she got started, and how she manages, TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto New Providence, and TAPinto Mountainside full-time. Q: When did ...

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This issue of TAPinto Featured Franchisee highlights TAPinto South Orange and Maplewood with the site's owner Fred Smith and lead editor Anna Sandler. Check out the interview to find out how owning and operating a TAPinto site came at the most opportune time for these NJ residents.   Q. When did ...

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This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Paterson's franchisee, Steve Lenox. Find out how the current owner of a public affairs firm went from a former State Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg to a proud TAPinto franchisee for New Jersey's third largest city.   Q. When did you ...

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