Business & Finance

September 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — The uniqueness of the town’s local shops was on display Tuesday as federal officials sought to highlight the benefits of government-backed loans for small business owners. Nabig Sakr and Carmen Cascao, owners N&C Jewelers, have worked in Westfield for 40 years, the past four ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Dough, cheese, sauce, mushrooms, olives and pepperoni are among the ingredients that 10 children, half of them with special needs, used to make individual pies at a local pizza shop earlier this week. The gathering of elementary school-aged youths at Outta Hand Pizza, 311 South ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Shovlin Mattress Factory, a Westfeld family-owned business located in Fanwood, is buying coffee for everyone who visits Manhattan Bagel in Westfield 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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WESTFIELD, NJ — Warby Parker, retailer of prescription glasses and sunglasses based in New York City,  is coming to 137 Central Ave. in a portion of the space formerly occupied by Coldwater Creek, the Downtown Westfield Corporation announced in its monthly newsletter, out Wednesday. “Warby ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The quiet of a tree-lined Westfield neighborhood was interrupted by singing, chanting and banging at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday as dozens of protesters marched up Standish Avenue to the home of Maria Morris, a member of Wells Fargo’s board of directors. The group — immigrant families with ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Point View Wealth Management will host its first-ever webinar, sharing the firm's investment philosophy and approach, on Thursday, July 26, beginning at 3 p.m. In this interactive event, participants will be able to ask questions of presenters David Dietze — Point View's founder, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Somerset Patriots and Spearhead Staffing have hired Nick Morgan of Piscataway as the 2018 Kid CEO. “I was so excited when I found out, I couldn’t believe it. It’s finally coming true,” said Morgan, who was also a finalist last season for the position. “Last year was so ...

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — Addams Tavern, which is undergoing court-ordered renovations, may re-open in September, according to Chip Grabowski, CEO of Harvest Restaurant Group. The restaurant at 115 Elm St. has been closed since December. Recently, firefighters extinguished a minor fire on one of the ...

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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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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Somerset Patriots and Spearhead Staffing have announced the five finalists for the 2018 Kid CEO position. Jimmy Marvits, Hillsborough; Nick Morgan, Piscataway; Darla Rudnicki. High Bridge; Reina Schumann, Flemington, and Simrah Shah, Warren, have been selected for the final ...

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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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TINTON FALLS, NJ — When Albert Perri was discharged from the U.S. Army almost 50 years ago — after, according to family lore, a chance meeting with singer Elvis Presley while Perri was stationed in Germany — he began working in the heating and air conditioning industry. In 1971, Perri elected to ...

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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 — Carmen Cascao and Nabig Sakr own N&C Jewelers on Quimby Street. While the store may be celebrating four years at its current location, the two store owners are part of a long Union County jewelling legacy that stems nearly four decades. “We’ve been working together since I ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. The Association of People ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — There has been a data security issue involving customer payment card data at certain Lord & Taylor stores in North America, parent company Hudson’s Bay Company announced Sunday. A spokesperson for HBC told TAPinto Westfield that they cannot say yet if customers at the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Town Council introduced an ordinance at Tuesday night’s meeting that would ban retail pet stores in Westfield from selling dogs and cats from puppy and kitten mills. Under ordinance 2103, pet shops in Westfield could only sell dogs and cats obtained from animal ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Jeanette Carey has been promoted to the newly-created position of Director of Client Services at Summit-based Point View Wealth Management, Inc. “We’re pleased to recognize Jeanette for her superior service and leadership skills,” said David Dietze, President of Point View. “This ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce will honor several local business owners April 19 at its 70th Anniversary Gala. The Business Leader of the Year Award will go to Ron Shovlin of Shovlin Mattress Factory in Fanwood, a family-owned business that competes with national ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town council discussed a preliminary budget that would raise municipal property taxes by about one half of a percent during its conference meeting Tuesday. A budget presentation to the public is planned for the next council meeting on March 27. Councilwoman Linda Habgood, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Everlasting Haven Spa & Wellness Studio recently held its grand opening  in Downtown Westfield. Located at 227 South Ave., the spa offers a range of services, including skin care treatment, hair removal and massage therapy. “My goal is to have a reputable name,” owner Gina ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Tony Bianchino, owner of Westfield-based personal training and nutrition center Out Run Your Fork, has a lofty goal of educating Westfield about what it takes to be healthy, and he’s partnering with other local businesses to make it happen. These partnerships take on many ...

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GARWOOD, NJ — Dozens of local business people gathered at Escapeology in Garwood Tuesday morning for the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly open networking breakfast. Participants had the opportunity to share something about their business with the group, network and tour the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In just a few short months, Rory Chadwick relocated his 11-year-old consignment business to Westfield, moved here and created an online following of several thousand local people. Oh, and he treated the town to a visit from Santa on Christmas. How has Chadwick so quickly become a ...

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ —  Gene Jannotti, executive director of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, brought the GWACC’s hopes to the town council Tuesday that they would allow a beer garden and expanded kids zone at their upcoming Spring Fling and FestiFall street fairs downtown. The annual ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Gallery U Boutique, an art space and boutique on South Avenue in Downtown Westfield, will relocate at the end of the summer due to ongoing parking issues, Executive Director Robert Greco said. Gallery U is an extension of Universal Institute, a rehabilitation facility that ...

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — Nails Spa & Beyond celebrated its grand opening at 125 Elm St. in Downtown Westfield Saturday by offering a free manicure or pedicure to its first 100 customers and holding a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Shelley Brindle and representatives from the Greater Westfield Area ...

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