Business & Finance

August 20, 2018

  SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione at a luncheon Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 where he will speak about business attraction and retnetion initiatives with business leaders.   The luncheon meeting ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Continuing the initiative to build a stronger connection between the Somerset County business community and New Jersey’s education community, the Somerset County Business Partnership will host a workshop to address the connection between business and high school graduates on ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Aminy Audi, the owner, CEO and matriarch of the iconic Stickley Audi Furniture brand, stood outside their newest acquisition at the corner of Davenport and Main streets Tuesday night, enjoying the moment, surrounded by a crowd of 50 or more well wishers who had come to be a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Grand Openings on Main Street have been the norm the past several years as the borough’s resurgence as "Somerset County’s Downtown" continues to unfold. Complete with colored ribbon, oversized shears, grinning politicians and proud retailers, the wave of Grand Openings ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s have reaffirmed Somerset County’s Triple-A ratings. “Somerset County continues its sound financial planning practices, as evidenced by the Triple-A ratings,” said Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione. “Higher ratings mean ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - TAPinto Somerville has one primary focus. You. It might not always look that way. After all, most of our articles aren't really about you, but things TAPinto editors think you care about. Such as what the county Freeholders are doing. What's happening in downtown Somerville, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) and Somerset County Tourism released the latest Tourism Update in a presentation to the Board of Chosen Freeholders at a recent meeting, with figures showing that visitors spent $1.2 billion in 2017. Continuing the growth trend of ...

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    TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips (R-Bergen) establishing a state commission on science, innovation and technology heads to the governor’s desk following Senate approval Monday. DePhillips said the bill will help make New Jersey one of the most ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation co-sponsored by Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-16th) to modernize business filing statutes to include entity conversion and domestication has been approved 75-0 by the full state Assembly. Conversion involves converting from one type of business entity to another.  ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - More than 500 people attended Biz Fest 2018, Somerset County's ‘hyper-local’ trade show and networking event, on Thursday at the Imperia. The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) organized the event.  SCBP Vice President of Business Services Chris Edwards said that this ...

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SOMERVILLE,  NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee (ELC) will host District 23 Senator Michael J. Doherty at a luncheon scheduled for Friday, May 25 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Doherty will be discussing his priorities for the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset Station, an expansive Transit Village featuring apartments, townhouses, retail stores and a community center alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley line - with an interior roadway providing access to Route 206 - was given site plan and subdivision approvals by the ...

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READINGTON, NJ – Walmart plans to close its store on Route 22 here, a decision that follows “a careful and thoughtful review process,” said company spokesperson Phillip Keene. The Route 22 store opened 14 years ago and the closing is “in no way a reflection” of its employees’ “hard work and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Disillusioned with the grind that comes with being an attorney, David Delinko has gotten a fresh start, preparing and serving fresh salads to customers at the Salad House, which celebrated its Grand Opening Friday, Feb. 2. The owner of Somerville's newest restaurant, located at ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three state lawmakers who represent central New Jersey in the Senate and Assembly agreed yesterday that the path to recovery for New Jersey’s beleaguered taxpayers and ailing economy must begin with a reasonable, bi-partisan approach to find solutions that are affordable and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Babies R Us store on Promenade Boulevard is one of many expected to close in the next few months as part of a restructuring of Toys R Us properties in the wake of their declaration of bankruptcy. Toys R Us is planning to close about 180 stores across the country, including ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. At TAPinto, we believe in serving you with high-quality, objective local news coverage.   To make sure that you ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Amazon released its short list of  20 potential sites to build a massive east coast headquarters Thursday, disappointing more than 200 other cities and smaller towns that had salivated over the prospect of 50,000 new jobs and billions of dollars in associated economic benefits – ...

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee begins the new year with a luncheon presentation on the legislative priorities of the 16th District representatives on Friday, Jan. 26 at Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro, 18 E. Main St., from 11:30 a.m.-1 ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear.  This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Somerset Patriots’ owner Steve Kalafer is awarding each of his full-time employees a $500 bonus because of the recently passed Federal tax reform and corporate tax reduction. “It’s simple Economics 101,” Kalafer said. “We believe this is the right thing to do. Reinvesting tax ...

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    TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) that funds the expansion of an existing program that provides free basic skills training to thousands of workers each year. “New Jersey should be aggressively working ...

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More than 200 employees of Unity Bank, including those who work at the Somerville branch on Mountain Avenue, are about to benefit from Congressional approval of sweeping tax reform legislation signed into law by President Trump last week. The Board of Directors of Unity Bancorp, Inc., the parent ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Young Professionals will bring the next generation of Somerset County business leaders together for a holiday networking event, “YP Holiday Happy Hour” on Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 5-7 p.m.. at Mannion’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 150 West Main St. “Young ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - As expected, the Borough Council last night continued its longstanding holiday tradition of waiving parking fees between Thanksgiving and New Year’s to help boost retail traffic in the downtown area. The resolution, which passed unanimously, waives parking fees in Lots 1, 2, 4 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - ​For decades, the New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO) has been making ​tremendous ​strides to make the Hub City a great place to be, and people around the state ​continue to take notice. On October 30, the real estate magazine ROI-NJ named DEVCO’s president, Chris ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Two dozen property owners and merchants who live and/or own businesses on Main Street intend to make some noise and have their voices heard regarding issues that they say are having a negative impact on their businesses. Aptly-named BOOM -  an acronym for Business Owners on Main ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership, Somerset County’s regional Chamber of Commerce, will provide both prospective members and current members with the opportunity to embark on a path to business success by learning about the advantages offered through Business Partnership ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and assorted state and Essex County officials will try to convince online behemoth Amazon.com to invest billions in Newark as the ideal location for its planned expansion and an east coast headquarters complex worth billions to the state ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership, in collaboration with Healthier Somerset and the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, is offering a comprehensive range of free health screenings at the 3rd annual Workplace Health & Wellness Exposition 2017 on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m.-2 ...

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