Business & Finance

September 22, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ – Fanwood’s economic development director Liz Jeffery hosted a small business roundtable for local business owners on Wednesday evening at the Fanwood Grille to update them on developments impacting the borough’s downtown area. Station Square at Fanwood (35 townhome style rentals ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS,  NJ -- The Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC) unanimously approved the draft Tier 1, Phase 1 Downtown Redevelopment Plan at its monthly public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12.  Following this action, the plan will now go to the Scotch Plains Township Council for ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- More than 20 economic development professionals and downtown managers met in Fanwood on Wednesday, Sept. 12, to discuss downtown economic development and hear from Mayor Colleen Mahr about the Borough’s efforts to revitalize its downtown community. Mayor Mahr spoke about Fanwood’s ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ 00 Mayor Al Smith and the Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC), and Township planners Harbor Consultants, presented their "Tier 1, Phase 1" downtown redevelopment plan  during their September 5, 2018, public special meeting. Mayor Smith opened the presentation ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Shovlin Mattress Factory, a Westfeld family-owned business located in Fanwood, bought coffee for everyone who visits Manhattan Bagel in Westfield on Saturday, Sept. 8. “The community has been supporting us forever, so we wanted to give back to them,” said Ron Shovlin, who owns ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Selling its award-winning lobster bisque, butternut squash and chicken noodle soups and New Orleans gumbo, the Fanwood Grille became the newest vendor to join the Scotch Plains Farmers Market on Saturday.  "The Fanwood Grille has joined our 'Best of the Best Vendors' here at ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ, -- The incoming Executive Board of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) was elected at the most recent Board of Directors meeting held at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains. The newly-elected members of the Executive Board are: Darielle Walsh, Board ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- August 5-11 is National Farmers Market Week, an annual celebration sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that highlights the important role farmers markets play in the nation’s food system. Now in its 19th season, National Farmers Market Week takes place ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Residents who attended the Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC) meeting on Wednesday night got a peak into what the future of the township will look like… and it looks a lot like Princeton. Tom Strowe, the Township’s Project Coordinator for Redevelopment, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Residents want to go back to the future and by a wide margin chose a Colonial visual preference style for the planned revamping of downtown Scotch Plains.  More than 2,100 people participated in the Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee's (SPDRC) two-week long ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Rocko's Ice Cream celebrated its 2nd anniversary on Sunday, the hottest day of the year, which no doubt helped keep sales brisk at the local ice cream store in downtown Fanwood. In particular, customers were willing to try Rocko's newest introduction: refreshing acai bowls topped ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Columbia Bank celebrated the opening of its new office at 251 North Ave. West in Downtown Westfield with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The Westfield office is one of almost 50 full-service Columbia Bank offices located throughout New Jersey, according to the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- New Jersey drivers can now pay per mile for their auto insurance. Allstate is now offering Milewise in the state where customers pay based on how much they drive. The less they drive, the less they pay. The new insurance product gives customers even more control over ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —The  Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) Foundation has awarded four local high school seniors $1,000 scholarships each toward their college education. Each winner is a Business major with a solid academic and community service record. The GWACC represents the towns ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – After a long wait and numerous oppositions, the Muhlenberg Hospital sale has been completed. Earlier this month, a judge’s ruling allowed Muhlenberg Urban Renewal, LLC, an affiliate of Bloomfield-based Community Healthcare Associates (CHA), to complete its purchase of the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr and members of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon at Fanwood's newest downtown business, Do Ewe Knit (36 North Martine Ave., Fanwood) Do Ewe Knit is New Jersey’s premier luxury yarn boutique. It stocks prestige yarns and notions for ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Vine Ripe Markets at 430 North Ave. East hosted about 50 members of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce for a happy hour networking event Wednesday evening. Attendees sampled items from the independent grocery store’s catering department, freshly made mozzarella and ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr and members of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, joined Fanwood couple Vishal and Bhavna Ajwani for the grand opening at the new Lightbridge Academy (15 South Ave., Fanwood) on Saturday, June 16. The franchise has taken over what once was the Sun ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- While the game the rest of the world calls "football" is the most popular sport in most countries except the U.S., the 1994 World Cup hosted here remains the tournament with the highest ever attendance (3,568,567). The '94 tournament lifted a growing sports to new ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Business Roundtable received an update on downtown development from Fanwood's redevelopment consultant Liz Jeffery on Wednesday, June 13, at Railside Cafe (formerly Mara's).  The biggest news is the installation of benches, planters and trash bins on the Fanwood Plaza ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Lord & Taylor recently announced that it will close several its brick-and-mortar locations, including the flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.  TAPinto Westfield reached out to Lord & Taylor’s corporate headquarters with questions about the fate of the town's ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood hosted its seventh annual Ladies Night Out, attracting a record crowd of women from as far away as Princeton for the event, held outside on Fanwood Plaza for the first time in 2018. "Seven years ago when we started this, we did not have this beautiful public ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Play Theater is participating in Fanwood's "Saturday Mornings in the Plaza" this weekend (Saturday, June 9) with 90 minutes of theater games from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  Each game will last about 5-10 minutes so plan to stay for a while and participate in 2-3 games or ...

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FANWOOD,  NJ -- enjoy music, mingling and shopping to support our local merchants. The 7th Annual Ladies Night Out in Fanwood will be held on Thursday, June 7, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Plaza on South Avenue directly across from the train station. The event will include live music, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Boxcar, a private bus company, will launch service from Westfield and Cranford train stations direct to Midtown and the Upper East Side of Manhattan on May 29. Their luxury buses offer amenities including reserved seating, restrooms, power outlets and free Wi-Fi.  Though it's ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) at its Board of Director meeting held in May elected four new members to a two-year term of office: Ron Bansky, Paul Mecca, Matthew Pejkovic and Marta Alexandre.  Ron Bansky of Ron Bansky & Associates, Allstate ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Small business owners and patrons alike are invited to attend Small Business Appreciation Night on Thursday, May 24th from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., hosted by and located at Two River Bank (328 South Ave.) in Fanwood. Network with other business owners in our community while connecting ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Despite damp weather, the 2018 Scotch Plains Farmers' Marketplace season officially kicked off on Saturday, May 12. The popular open-air market celebrates its 26th anniversary this summer and this year promises a wide range of "Best of the Best ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 2018 Scotch Plains Farmers' Marketplace season officially begins on Saturday, May 12, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The popular open-air market celebrates its 26th anniversary this summer and this year promises a wide range of "Best of the Best Vendors" with fresh, ...

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FANWOOD,  NJ -- Ladies, on Thursday, June 7, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., come to the Plaza between Fanwood Crossing and Fanwood Crossing II Buildings on South Avenue in Fanwood (next to Mara's) and enjoy music, mingling and shopping to support our local merchants. The first 250 ladies to register will ...

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