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Shop Local for the Holidays

As much as I tried to deny it, the summer is long gone. Now that the clocks have changed and it is dark before you get out of work, everyone has turned their attention to the holidays. The problem this year, however, is the ongoing supply chain issue. Cargo ships wait out in the Atlantic… Continue reading Shop Local for the Holidays

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My 2020 Jersey Christmas List

This has been a hard year for all of us; especially for the small business owners of New Jersey. Like many, I am urging everyone to shop small as much as possible this year. My Christmas list this year has a special Jersey flair this year. These are gifts that are made by Jersey artisans… Continue reading My 2020 Jersey Christmas List

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The Official Jersey Bucket List

As we all continue to wait to be paroled from Coronavirus jail, many of us are making plans of what we would like to do once we are free to go anywhere and do anything. Well, this had me start to make a "Jersey bucket list;" all the things Jersey-related someone should do at some… Continue reading The Official Jersey Bucket List

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Get Ready for Small Business Saturday

This week officially kicks off the holiday season. Thanksgiving on Thursday, then Black Friday, and finally Small Business Saturday. I have never participated on Black Friday. Think about it - people get up at the crack of dawn to fight each other for a deal on a big screen television the day after they gave… Continue reading Get Ready for Small Business Saturday

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Shop Small Jersey Style

While many are out today on Black Friday shopping on major department stores like Target and Best Buy, I find Small Business Saturday much more important. Started in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday is meant to encourage consumers to shop at locally-owned stores in their communities.┬áSmall businesses generate the majority of jobs in… Continue reading Shop Small Jersey Style

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Small Business Saturday – Jersey Style

While many people look forward to Black Friday for a good deal on a television set, I look forward to Small Business Saturday. Small businesses are the driving force behind the nation's economy. According to the Small Business Administration, in 2013, New Jersey small businesses employed over 1.7 people.┬áMore than 50 percent of those companies… Continue reading Small Business Saturday – Jersey Style

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Show Your Jersey Pride

Anyone who knows me is keenly aware I am not someone who is into fashion trends. What I am into is showing off my Jersey pride. I wanted to share with everyone some great finds you can wear or display to show off your Jersey pride! Alex & Ani: OK, like I said, I generally… Continue reading Show Your Jersey Pride

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Business Spotlight: Sisters

Since I started a new job I have been able to head down to Denville's town center much more often than in the past. They have a great little center full of small locally-owned businesses. Today I had the opportunity to check out a shop I've been wanting to visit for awhile - Sisters.