Friday, May 24, 2013
Gov. Christie appeared at Seaside Heights boardwalk Friday to promote the Jersey Shore
The Jersey Shore is officially open for summer, Gov. Chris Christie said as he spent Friday morning in Seaside Heights promoting tourism in New Jersey. Early Friday, Christie appeared on NBC's Today Show, which broadcast its morning news program live from Seaside Heights. The governor later cut a ceremonial ribbon — a Guinness World Record at over five miles long — to officially declare the shore open. "It's an incredible day for New Jersey," Christie said in remarks. "I'm so thrilled that this morning we're here with the whole country welcoming the Jersey Shore back." After being battered by Superstorm Sandy, many businesses on the boardwalk are open and welcoming customers, though others continue to make repairs. Despite some grey …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The trade printing shop plans to bring 125 new jobs to West Deptford within the next six months, says plant manager Jeff Bentz.
At the grand opening of the expanded Wawa service station on Crown Point Rd., Mayor Ray Chintall told media, "West Deptford is open for business." Chintall echoed that refrain earlier this month at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for one of the newest businesses to open in the township: the California-headquartered Zoo Printing. It's welcome news after months of dealing with the revenue-related fallout of tax appeals from some of the companies that once did a significant volume of operations in the township. Not only will the trade-only print business provide offset services that smaller commercial shops, brokers and ad agencies can resell to their clients, says plant manager Jeff Bentz, but the shop should be hiring 125 new workers in the …
Friday, May 17, 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, 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 tactics Corcoran used to grow …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
With their first official Stroller Strides class, Marci Terris and Katie Bryan introduced Fit4Mom to locals at Challenge Grove Park.
When Marci Terris and Katie Bryan first met in Chicago several years ago, there weren’t a lot of options for staying fit. The moms concocted a plan, donning their workout gear and heading out on what they dubbed “sporty mom walks,” to get moving and stay healthy. When the two reconnected after their families both moved to Camden County, that idea turned into a plan to bring Fit4Mom, a program that began in San Diego in 2001, to their new home. After months of training and planning, they officially launched with Stroller Strides, one of Fit4Mom’s programs, in Cherry Hill, with eight moms working out at Challenge Grove Park, doing everything from stretches to squats in the perfect spring air in a preview of what’s to come through the spring …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The store kicked off its ribbon-cutting ceremony with remarks from Mayor Ray Chintall and a $77,000 donation to the Food Bank of South Jersey.
Southbound motorists on I-295 now have a new place to gas up along with their coffee, as Wawa cut the ribbon on its new pumps Wednesday morning at the Thorofare location on Crown Point Road. West Deptford Mayor Ray Chintall described the business as a demonstration of the commitment of Wawa to West Deptford. He gamely played along with the celebration, tagging his remarks with the "gotta have a Wawa" slogan to the cheers of staff assembled beneath the new service canopy. Tom DiPilla and his mother, Kitty, who co-own the property, said that the location would offer some competition to gas stations in the area while also offering a destination to southbound travelers on the highway. At the ceremony, Wawa also made a $77,449 donation to the …
Monday, April 8, 2013
A pair of South Jersey business partners has brought 'ethical retail' selections to downtown Collingswood.
Collingswood is known throughout South Jersey as a restaurant-first town, so when a new retail business opens in the borough, it's something to celebrate. K Bella boutique, which opened on Haddon Avenue in mid-February, also retails ethically sourced gifts and apparel, an approach that fits right in with the sustainability-focused community. The shop is the brainchild of Gloucester Township resident Karen DiBlasi and West Deptford's Katie Duffield—the K's in "K Bella." The two partnered up to offer a selection of vintage jewelry, apparel, accessories, candles and gifts for a collection that strives to be both "unique and affordable," said DiBlasi. "We carry a lot of fair-trade items from India," she said, "paper bead necklaces from east …
One of four winning tickets in the April 5 drawing of Jersey Cash 5 was sold at One Stop Shoppe.
A local convenience store sold a winning lottery ticket worth $121,710 in a drawing last week. The ticket purchased at One Stop Shoppe on Red Bank Avenue was one of four winners for that amount sold statewide in the April 5 drawing of the Jersey Cash 5 game. The other tickets with all five winning numbers were sold in Bergen, Monmouth and Ocean counties, according to the New Jersey Lottery. The winning numbers were 3, 9, 19, 21 and 29. Each of the four stores that sold the winning tickets will receive a $750 bonus check. Want stories like this delivered to your inbox every morning? Click here to sign up for West Deptford Patch's free daily newsletter.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Two longtime ShopRite of West Deptford employees appear on the back of a Cheerios box in recognition of their work to end hunger in South Jersey.
Laura Wilson doesn't have to look far to see the need for the money she helps raise to combat hunger in South Jersey. Some of the 26-year ShopRite employee's coworkers are among those who struggle to make ends meet despite being employed. That's not to mention the thousands of other people Food Bank of South Jersey serves in four counties. "We have a lot of people who work here alone (who) go to the food bank," said Wilson. Wilson and a co-worker at ShopRite of West Deptford on Route 45, Danielle Waters, were honored in a special way for their fundraising efforts through ShopRite's Partners in Caring program. They're among fellow ShopRite employees from 250 stores across the Northeast who appear on the back of a limited-edition …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
After their mother left behind a lifetime's worth of memories in photographs, Jen and Rob Richman began R3 Media Services to help other families preserve their past digitally.
When Jen and Rob Richman lost their mother to cancer three years ago, there was one thing they weren’t prepared for—trying to divide up decades’ worth of family photos. Their mother had amassed thousands of prints over the years, some in albums, others scattered across boxes and crates all over the family's home. “It was so overwhelming,” Jen Richman said. After some deliberation, they decided to digitize those memories, solving the problems of organizing and dividing the pictures. But there weren’t many options, and all of them involved boxing up their memories and sending them off, usually across the country. Instead, they decided to expand Rob’s Cherry Hill-based business, R3 Consulting, invested in the equipment they’d need to get …