Bergen County · Food · New Jersey

The End of an Era: The Fireplace

Over the last year or so, New Jersey has seen many wonderful businesses close for good. Last year I shared my memories of Rosebud's in Belleville, which closed forever. The independently-owned pharmacy I used for over a decade closed earlier this year. Now, I am sad to share the news of another closure; The Fireplace… Continue reading The End of an Era: The Fireplace

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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

Cape May County · Morris County · New Jersey · Shopping · Sussex County

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 in New Jersey this Weekend

While many are focused on Black Friday and the big box stores, what I am really excited about is Small Business Saturday. Depending on the study and the area, anywhere form 50% to 80% of money spent stays right in that local community.