Thursday, March 28, 2013
Report warns even small reductions in Social Security, Medicare would be big drain on state's economy.
Concerned that their voices are being ignored in Washington, D.C., New Jersey small-business owners and advocates spoke out yesterday against potential cuts to Social Security and Medicare. The teleconference highlighted a white paper from the Main Street Alliance, which argued that even small cuts to the two programs could have disproportionately large effects on businesses still struggling to work their way out of the Great Recession. “Even a 3 percent cut to Social Security and Medicare would mean an annual loss of more than $1 billion a year to New Jersey’s economy,” said Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th Dist.), who participated in the presentation. The report’s release came in the wake of the budget cuts presented by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-…
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Intent Group sells and distributes refurbished and new computer devices, such as laptops and tablets, throughout the United States and internationally.
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Monday, December 10, 2012
Mayor Janice S. Mironov announced that Intent Group, LLC, which distributes used and new computer products, has relocated to two existing vacant buildings at 658 Etra Road. The two buildings, which total approximately 15,000 square feet, will be utilized for office space and storage. The site most recently had housed Sunset Hill School of Wine. Improvements to the property include repainting the existing buildings, landscaping and restriping the existing parking lot. Intent Group, LLC, owned and operated by President Eugene Chertkov for 13 years, is relocating from Cranbury Township to the 2.5 acre property in East Windsor. The company, which currently has 5 employees, plans to add jobs as business expands. Intent Group sells and …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The frozen yogurt shop, now open, offers a healthy dessert alternative, as well as an interactive space for families and friends to gather
Over the years, the concept of concocting one’s own treat by twisting and twirling various flavors of frozen yogurt with an assortment of toppings has captured the stomachs and taste buds of many health-conscious U.S. consumers. This weekend, East Windsor jumped ahead of the game with the opening of Let’s YO! East Windsor, a futuristic-looking, all-natural frozen yogurt shop that marries a local hang-out atmosphere with technology and healthy dessert options. “There’s something here for everyone,” said franchise owner Jim Emrich. Like many frozen yogurt shops before it, Let’s YO! specializes in nutritious frozen yogurt made from fresh dairy and fruit purees, as well as healthy toppings such as fresh strawberries, blueberries, and bananas, …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Take a virtual tour through the newly opened café and meet the man behind downtown Hightstown's aroma of freshly roasted coffee
International Roasting Post has been transformed from a shop that purely offers freshly roasted coffee beans to a cafe that owner Basem Hassan describes as more akin to an expansive living room. Unlike the little, two-top tables one might find in a chain café, Hassan said his café is designed as a space that invites its patrons to relax, socialize, and truly enjoy the coffee house experience. Patch invites you to take a virtual tour through the newly opened café and meet the man behind downtown Hightstown's aroma of freshly roasted coffee.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Taking the leap from corporate America reaps rewards.
Claire Morris fell in love with Cranbury when she and her family moved from California to central New Jersey 16 years ago, and even though they decided to live in a different town, Cranbury was her first choice when it came to opening her women’s boutique, Charmed by Claire. “I call the town my Norman Rockwell world,” Morris said. “Business in Princeton was flourishing, so of course I looked there, but my heart belonged to Cranbury. It didn’t have the same kind of foot traffic that Princeton did, but I knew that if I built it, they would come.” And indeed they have come. Charmed by Claire on Cranbury’s Main Street is like a candy store for women, a destination shopping experience for anyone looking for jewelry, whimsical gifts and …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
After Hurricane Irene devastated the restaurant, owners say they are hoping to open in a new location mid-November.
Molto Bene is recovering from Hurricane Irene and reopening at a new location on Main Street in Cranbury. “We didn’t want to stay in the same location because of safety,” said Val Adamo, who owns Molto Bene with her husband, Peter Adamo. She said they did not have flood insurance because they were not in a designated flood zone. They received a loan through the Small Business Administration that helped get them back on their feet, Val Adamo said. “If it wasn’t for them [the SBA] we probably wouldn’t be here,” she said. The new location, housed in the former Hot Wok Café, will seat 35 to 40 people, with more tables outside during nice weather, and has ample parking, Adamo said. The couple wanted to stay in the area, and explored other …