Business & Finance

July 21, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano was happy to announce the new construction going on in Wayne during this week’s Wayne Town Council meeting. “I want to talk a little bit about the construction that's going on in the Township,” said Mayor Chris Vergano. “I'm pleased to announce that construction ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Two recent Wayne Valley graduates, both journalism students at their respective colleges, have begun to write for TAPinto Wayne, covering local news here in their hometown. The two prospective journalists were asked to interview each other and write a short profile piece as an ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Passaic County and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has extended the deadline for business owners to apply for the COVID-19 small business grant to July 8th at 5:00pm.  The original deadline was June 30.  Small business owners and nonprofit organizations can ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For Three months, the doors of the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne have been closed and the grand halls, housing hundreds of stores, were dark and quiet. On Monday, with little fanfare, but great relief to many, the mall doors opened and the quiet halls filled with happy shoppers and even ...

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WAYNE, NJ – As businesses of all kinds begin to open their doors for the first time in months, a worrying question to the owners is will their customers come back?  Will they be able to make enough profit to keep their doors open while waiting for the Governor to continue to lift restrictions and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Now that Gov. Murphy has allowed all retail shops to open (with severe restrictions), the local Wayne economy has an opportunity to rebound and grow. However, according to Wayne Mayor Chris Vergano, “Wayne Township is in a dire situation.” He said this last month on a teleconfrernce ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The Wayne Farmer's Market which had been scheduled to debut on Saturday, June 6 has postponed their opening day to the following Saturday, June 13. The Wayne Black Lives Matter protest and rally is scheduled for the same date and only one hour after the Farmer's Market was set to ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Swedish medical device company Getinge has agreed to a lease at the old Toys’R’Us world headquarters in Wayne.   Many have speculated what would happen to the huge property on the edge of the Point View Reservoir in northern Wayne.  It was mentioned as a possible site for a ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Governor Murphy’s executive orders that have shut down non-essential businesses are beginning to relax, and business owners throughout Wayne are chomping at the bit to get back to work.  Barbers and beauty salons, yoga and fitness centers, retail outlets and small mom and pop shops ...

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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 page views in ...

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WAYNE, NJ – We are all stuck at home, spending upward of 90% of our time in our comfortable prisons with our familiar inmates, passing the time.  Of those who are lucky not to have any family members in serious risk due to the virus, many are catching up on their shows, on reading, on housework and ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Local news coverage, now perhaps more than ever, is an essential service to keep readers informed. TAPinto Wayne’s hyperlocal focus during the current health crisis proves, through its numbers, how much that focus is needed.  TAPinto Wayne broke its readership records by a long shot in ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Panic shopping seems to have eased off some in Wayne and a larger selection of meat has been available, but supplies were limited. Paul Corrado of Corrado’s market explained the issues with food distribution. “if you order twenty, you’re only getting three, or four, or five. I don’t ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The impact of the coronavirus on New Jersey citizens, as well as people around the country and all over the globe is unprecedented.   If you are a large company, you can afford to pay your workers to stay home, even those who can’t work remotely.   But for many small business owners ...

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WAYNE, NJ – It’s a cheerless St. Patrick’s Day in Wayne this year.  Not since prohibition have bars, taverns and restaurants been closed on St. Patrick’s Day.  Even in Ireland the pubs are closed at least until March 29. Here in Wayne, festivities have been canceled and restaurateurs are left ...

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WAYNE, NJ – This week’s Planning Board meeting was packed with Packanackers who lined up to provide resistance to a Wawa gas station and convenience store that is being proposed to be built where the old Nagel’s Candy Barn sits on the corner of Route 23 and Cedar Place. MCBS-RENJ WAYNE LLC is ...

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WAYNE, NJ – At the most recent Wayne Town Council meeting, Mayor Chris Vergano read a letter from Verizon stating that they would not be bringing their television service to Wayne. “We get many phone calls about Cablevision,” Verano said as an introduction to the letter,” and complaints that ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For the third year in a row, the Wayne Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the Wayne Township Summer Concert Series. For 2020, the lineup has expanded from five shows to seven starting June 24 and ending on August 12. “We are even more excited about this year’s ...

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WAYNE, NJ – One of the premier brands in educational childcare, The Primrose School has officially opened its doors in Wayne, celebrating Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the morning and festivities throughout the day. The Primrose School of Wayne sits on the corner of Valley Road and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Just two weeks into the new ‘Twenties,’ and with the Township and Board of Education beginning to work on budgets for the new year, thoughts of revenues, expenses, surpluses and shortfalls drift about Wayne Township on the ether. At the January 2 Wayne Township Reorganization ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Altice USA’s News 12+, a television news broadcast channel available on cable systems throughout the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area, has added TAPintoTV to its programming schedule. The weekly TAPintoTV program, which airs Sundays at 11AM EST, will feature topical news and lifestyle ...

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WAYNE, NJ – On January 11, 2020, one of Wayne’s newest businesses, the Primrose School will have its Grand Opening. This is the first of many for new business this year due to Mayor Chris Vergano’s pro-business strategy.  “Attracting new businesses to Wayne serves two purposes,” said Vergano.

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WAYNE, NJ – Long-time Wayne Valley High School (WVHS) track and cross-country coach, Conan Ward is partnering with TAPinto Wayne to provide a bi-weekly financial column called Financial Focus.   With over thirty-years of experience in the industry and the backing of the expertise of Edward ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Tri-County Chamber of Commerce held its annual holiday luncheon for the business community and its members. This year, the Chamber asked everyone who attended to bring a toy or gift card for Passaic County CASA whose office is located in Wayne. CASA advocates for children in the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – One of the most anticipated new businesses, Chick-fil-A has opened its doors and served its first customers in the Wayne Towne Center on Thursday.  At the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, a small crowd gathered to celebrate the opening of the first Chick-fil-A in Passaic ...

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WAYNE, NJ - On Saturday, November 16, 2019, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s hosted a “Celebration of Beauty” event highlighting beauty inside and out with Passaic County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). The special event, commemorating National Adoption Month, featured complimentary makeovers at ...

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WAYNE, NJ – This month’s Tri-County Chamber of Commerce (TCCC) networking meeting held at the Bahama Breeze restaurant in Wayne was well-attended and continued a trend of growth at the meetings that reflects the growing number of businesses coming to Wayne. Recently, Moody’s rated Wayne ...

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Mayor Chris Vergano cut the ribbon today at the new Edward Jones office at 500 Valley Road as part of his initiative to keep residential property taxes in check. “I want to make sure all of our businesses feel welcome and appreciated,” said Vergano, who gathered along with employees and guests ...

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WAYNE, NJ –Mayor Chris Vergano read off a list of economic successes for the Township of Wayne while he hosted leaders of the local business community. The event was to show the Town’s appreciation for the services Wayne's business owners provide to the residents and to recognize their part in ...

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WAYNE, NJ – On the last day of Wayne’s Farmers Market, Paul Bastante of Silk City Films captured the last of his footage for his Wayne Documentary, Hills and Valleys: A Journey Through Wayne.  The segment will be called “Uh-Oh, Oreo,” and will be a tribute to Sam Porcello the Wayne resident and ...

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