Saturday, May 18, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site, Small Business Patch (smallbusiness.patch.com), to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Construction on new CVS store could begin in the fall.
Construction activities seemed to be in full swing this week at the former Bergen Tool site in Hackettstown. The site could become home to a new CVS store, according to NJ.com, as the town passed an ordinance amending the town code to allow the Bergen Tool site to be leveled and developed. Hackettstown Engineer Paul Sterbenz told NJ.com earlier this month that the developer of a CVS store in that location has plans to begin construction in the fall. Several residents have spoken out in the past against the plan, including one who said the Bergen Tool building should be preserved for historic purposes. The developer also has plans to build additional retail space on the site with off-street parking and a community space.
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Exercising in a group can be fun, challenging and personally motivating.
We all know the benefits of exercise—both body and mind. But did you know group exercise often leads to better results? Experts from AOL Health and Everyday Health agree that group exercise provides support, structure and accountability. Exercising in a group can be fun, challenging and personally motivating. Patient information in the Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistants recommends that people exercise with either a group or a partner because they “are more likely to stay on track.” As outlined by the American College of Sports Medicine, benefits of group fitness include a “social environment, safe and productive design, consistent schedule, accountability for participation and beginner-friendly experience.” These factors …
Estimated 400,000 people expected in region; team practices to be held in Florham Park and Media Day in Newark
The 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium is expected to have a $550 million economic impact on New Jersey and New York, with an estimated 400,000 people in the region, according to a report on dailyrecord.com. Businesses should start preparing for the flood of visitors now, according to speakers at The Big Game Huddle, an informational and networking event held Wednesday at Raritan Valley Country Club. “Start the celebration now,” said Wayne Hasenbalg, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. “You don’t have to wait until the week before the game," he told the dailyrecord.com. That impact will be felt in North and Central Jersey, as one of the competing teams will practice at the Atlantic …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Three homes came off the market in Hackettstown last week.
Three homes sold in Hackettstown last week, according to Garden State MLS. Here's a look at what came off the market:
Friday, May 10, 2013
Hackettstown Business Improvement District celebrates two new local businesses.
The following was submitted by the Hackettstown Business Improvement District. Have something you'd like to announce to the community? Upload it here. As Hackettstown’s Business District is continuing to grow and thrive, Selling Tales recently celebrated their grand opening at 113 Main Street. Owner Stephanie Nagy was excited to bring used books along with CD’s, DVD’s and LP’s for area residents to enjoy. Her love of books is apparent as she stocks the shelves and shares her joy with every customer that comes in. The grand opening on April 26 was celebrated with family and friends with snacks and drinks provided and a raffle and sale. In addition, Sharon Spitz has returned to Hackettstown moving her shop, Fur Love of Pawz, from …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Hospital scored as having higher number of patients develop blood clots than average scored facility, but fewer falls and traumas.
When ranked along with more than 2,000 general hospitals in the country, Morristown Medical Center received a "C" grade on a newly released report card from Hospital Safety Score. Data shows the hospital was scored as having a higher number of patients who develop blood clots than in the average scored hospital. However, Morristown Medical Center reported fewer falls and traumas than the average hospital and fewer accidental cuts or tears from medical treatment. The hospital scored higher than the average hospital for its leadership structures and systems, identifications and mitigation of risks and hazards, nurse workforce and more. "Atlantic Health System, parent organization of Morristown Medical Center, is committed to providing the …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Annual event promotes public awareness of local non-profit agencies and their services.
The community is already gearing up for an expanded Hackettstown Community Day this October in celebration of the event's seventh year. Hackettstown Community Day is held each year to help promote public awareness of local non-profit agencies and the services they provide. The day-long event is sponsored by the Hackettstown Police Department, Lowe's of Hackettstown and Mars Chocolate North America. This year's event will be held on Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lowe's parking lot on Mountain Avenue. "Last year’s event was a huge success with approximately 5,500 people attending," Hackettstown Police Sgt. Darren Tynan said in a release announcing the event. "The extended hour is to allow for more entertainment. We are hoping to make …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Hackettstown-based chocolate manufacturer debuts new line for cooking... or just eating.
Hackettstown-based Mars Chocolate is celebrating its signature product by releasing a new line of products that honor the history of chocolate. The American Heritage Chocolate line was announced at the Hackettstown facility on Friday and debuted at the San Diego Maritime Museum last weekend during the "A Celebration of Chocolate on the Bay" event. Chocolate included in the collection will come in four forms: individually-wrapped chocolate sticks; bite-sized chocolates; chocolate blocks sized for shaving, baking or grating; and finely-grated chocolate ideal for drinking or baking. All American Heritage chocolate also comes in commemorative packaging. "Chocolate has been woven through the fabric of American culture for centuries and American…