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Momentum Advisors Wins $100K Grant

Momentum Advisors Wins $100K Grant

A township-based wealth management firm was named one of two $100,000 grant recipients from the Toigo Institute for Leadership Excellence Advancement and Diversity (I-LEAD)’s “Bridge to Business Initiative.” The firm, Momentum Advisors, was founded by township resident Allan Boomer, a Toigo Fellow. The program’s mission is to support the successful launch and growth of Toigo alumni-owned […]

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Unity Bank Provides $3.5 Million Loan For Township Church

Unity Bank Provides $3.5 Million Loan For Township Church

St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of Franklin Township has received a $3.5 million loan and a $5,000 donation toward construction of its new church on Elizabeth Avenue. The 10-acre site, currently under construction, will feature an 11,000-square-foot church, a 10,000-square-foot fellowship hall, meeting rooms and a kitchen, according to a press release about the loan. […]

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Somerset Fitness Center First In County With Space-Age Treadmill That Allows Users To Walk On Air

Somerset Fitness Center First In County With Space-Age Treadmill That Allows Users To Walk On Air

“Walking on air” is more than just a catch phrase at a Somerset-based sports fitness and rehabilitation center. Somerset Fitness & Wellness, 900 Easton Avenue, is said by its management to be the first center in Somerset County to feature a new kind of treadmill, one that uses a sealed chamber filled with air that […]

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JuiceTank Offers ‘Think Tank’ For Business Entrepreneurs

JuiceTank Offers ‘Think Tank’ For Business Entrepreneurs

Just barely out of the realm of “startup” itself, a Somerset-based business aims to help fledgling businesses take root, and established firms grow. JuiceTank, 220 Davidson Ave., was started by cousins Mukesh and Charlie Patel, two self-described “serial entrepreneurs.” The company offers a range of services for businesses, from virtual offices to actual office and […]

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La Perle Celebrates First Anniversary With ‘Martinis And Makeovers’

La Perle Celebrates First Anniversary With ‘Martinis And Makeovers’

The la perle salon and spa in Rutgers Plaza, Easton Avenue, is celebrating its one-year anniversary 18 with a day of martinis and makeovers. The “ladies only” event – scheduled to run from noon to 4 p.m. – is the brainchild of la perle owner Maria Diras, who said she had prior experience in the space […]

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Franklin Township Food Bank Benefits From Unity Bank Donation

Franklin Township Food Bank Benefits From Unity Bank Donation

The Franklin Township Food Bank will soon be the beneficiary of a $1,400 donation from the Somerset branch of Clinton-based Unity Bank. The donation is one of 15 bank employees will make to food pantries in the region and in Easton, Pa. In total, the bank and its employees raised $21,000 for the food pantries. […]

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Ad-Hoc Committee Formed to Reconstitute Hamilton Street Business & Community Corp.

Ad-Hoc Committee Formed to Reconstitute Hamilton Street Business & Community Corp.

An ad-hoc committee charged with reconstituting the Hamilton Street Business & Community Corp. was created by the Township Council at its Nov. 26 meeting. Appointed to the committee were Mayor Brian Levine and councilmen Brian Regan (At-Large), James Vassanella (Ward 5) and Carl R.A. Wright (Ward 4). The committee will make recommendations on a “new […]

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Advanced Dental Arts Buys Back More Than 50 Pounds of Candy, Sends to Troops Overseas

Advanced Dental Arts Buys Back More Than 50 Pounds of Candy, Sends to Troops Overseas

More than 50 pounds of excess Halloween candy was collected earlier this month from area children by a Somerset dentist. The candy is bound for American troops serving overseas. Dr. Joseph Haddad of Advanced Dental Arts, 738 Easton Ave., paid $5 per pound for the candy, he said in a release about the event. “Each […]

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Somerset ‘Palace’ is Locale for County’s Largest Business Gathering

The largest gathering of business in Somerset County is set for Dec. 16 at The Palace, 333 Davidson Ave. in Somerset. The event is the Somerset County Business Partnership’s “Annual Meeting & Celebration of Success.” The event begins at 11:30 a.m., with a luncheon at 12:15 p.m. The luncheon will include a presentation of “the […]

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Hamilton Street Business District Trustees’ Future Murky; Required Elections Never Held

Hamilton Street Business District Trustees’ Future Murky; Required Elections Never Held

Only three of the 12 members of the Hamilton Street Business and Community Corporation Board of Trustees were properly  installed into their positions, the Township Council was told at its Nov. 12 meeting. Township Manager Bob Vornlocker told the council that a review he conducted of the bylaws and other records showed that the trustees […]

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