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Hamilton Street Business Advisory Board Members Picked By Township Council

Hamilton Street Business Advisory Board Members Picked By Township Council

All but one of the 11 members of the nascent Hamilton Street Advisory Board were named April 22 by the Township Council, although the final picks were not unanimous. The 10 names were drawn from a list of 15 business owners and residents of the Hamilton Street business district. The district runs from about Franklin […]

Update: Franklin Blvd. 7-11 Holds Grand Opening Celebration (With Photo Gallery)

Update: Franklin Blvd. 7-11 Holds Grand Opening Celebration (With Photo Gallery)

Ankit Modi, the owner of the new 7-11 convenience store at Franklin Boulevard and Hamilton Street, said April 11 that he was “overwhelmed” by the response to his grand opening celebration. Modi, who has owned the Exxon station and the store for a number of years, switched from a Tiger Mart to 7-11 several months […]

Local Business Owner To Discuss ‘Marketing Yourself In Business And Life’

Peter Stavrianidis, owner of Venus Jewelers in Rutgers Plaza, Easton Avenue, will give a free presentation on “Marketing Yourself in Business and in Life” 4-6 p.m. April 17 at the Imperia, 1714 Easton Ave. Sponsored by the Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce and Venus Jewelers, the presentation will be hosted by the Rutgers Chinese Student […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]