Saturday, November 24, 2012
Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it in South Brunswick?
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over South Brunswick and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
When people start lining up late Thanksgiving night to take advantage of door-buster deals in the wee hours Friday morning, will you be there?
Love it or hate it, Black Friday is the super bowl of shopping. And with its arrival only mere days away, East Brunswick is abuzz with people talking about the potential savings stores big and small have to offer. Some people create their own Black Friday “game plans” on what stores to hit and when after they've poured over the announced bargains various retailers have to offer. There are those so keen on saving they set alarms to wake them up in the wee hours of the night. These folks line up early and some even camp out all night to be able to scoop up the deals they’re after. Are you one of those shoppers? Do you do Black Friday or do you prefer to stay as far away from stores on the day after Thanksgiving as possible? -- Be the first …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
To celebrate the fashion store’s arrival at Quaker Bridge Mall, there will be giveaways up to $300 for the first 100 shoppers in line on Nov. 15 and opening offers starting from $5, according to a news release issued by the mall in Lawrence Township.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
In addition to the Sephora cosmetics store that opened earlier this week, six other new stores – H&M, Pandora, Sur La Table, Victoria’s Secret, Stride Rite and The Children’s Place – have recently opened at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence Township, according to a news release issued on behalf of the mall’s owner, Simon Property Group. “The addition of these new retailers helps to further diversify Quaker Bridge Mall’s portfolio of stores and enhance the overall shopping experience,” Marian Kapp, director of mall marketing, said in the release. “Shoppers now have more options to buy apparel and merchandise for a wide range of age groups and individual tastes.” H&M, known for offering “fashion-forward apparel and quality basics,” opens is …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
During the week of Nov. 19, 10 percent from every check will be donated to the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The owners of La Taverna Restaurant and Bar, located at 375 Georges Road in Dayton, wishes to help those devastated by Hurricane Sandy. In an effort to do so, for the week of Nov. 19, 10 percent of every check will be donated to the “Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund." The restaurant will be closed on Thanksgiving, but will open on Nov. 25 for this fundraiser. So why don’t you stop in for a cozy meal, relax and help us make a difference. Every little bit goes a long way! 100 percent of the money donated to the Relief Fund goes towards immediate relief efforts to those affected by Hurricane Sandy in addition to the long term recovery efforts across the State. The purpose of the Relief Fund is to assist in the rebuilding of communities …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Middlesex Gymnastics Academy offers a variety of programs for just about every level.
The Fab Five may have captured the imaginations of America during August’s Summer Olympics, but gymnasts at Middlesex Gymnastics Academy are fueled by more than just imagination. “It’s about discipline, learning, maturation,” said owner Howard Bernstein. “There are many, many benefits to it. The secret agenda is to get these kids into better physical condition.” For three decades, MGA has been working with gymnasts young and old on not just competing and winning awards, but on becoming better athletes, more fit, and on learning maturity and responsibility. The academy offers classes for girls and boys recreational gymnastics, tumbling and trampoline, rhythmic, team gymnastics and climbing lessons on its own indoor climbing wall. “There are…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Conference call with state, federal officials on Thursday.
Small business owners who were impacted by Sandy need to be on a conference call at 2 p.m. Thursday with state and federal officials, says the New Jersey Conference of Mayors. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), New Jersey Economic Development Authority and New Jersey Business Action Center senior officials will be on the conference call on the federal and state government's efforts to help small businesses and homeowners recover from Hurricane Sandy. "Officials will provide updates and answer questions about assistance and support to states affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, ensuring the federal family and its public and private partners continue to provide all available …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Donate needed items to Hurricane Sandy victims at the Jersey Shore.
A group of South Brunswick businesses are joining together to aid residents of the Jersey Shore affected by Hurricane Sandy. Family Karate Super Center, LocalChatBox.com and Central Jersey Catering are collecting items to bring to several Jersey Shore towns that were devastated by the storm. There are specific items that first responders and shelters said are in desperate need. Please help by sending this message to everyone you know. Many teachers will be sending this out to the parents of their students to ask for the items and for student volunteers. Adult volunteers will be also needed. So please spare a few hours to help sort and also to help deliver to the Jersey Shore areas. Cardboard boxes are also needed to help with the delivery…