Christie criticizes Murphy for not doing enough for N.J. small businesses as he raises $800K in donations for his nonprofit

Former Gov. Chris Christie has raised close to $800,000 in committed funding for a nonprofit he started with his wife that gives $3,000 forgivable loans to small businesses struggling to remain open amid the coronavirus outbreak, the couple said Tuesday.

Christie and former First Lady Mary Pat Christie say they’ve received more than 3,000 applications from small businesses since they launched the nonprofit last month. The group, the New Jersey 30-Day Fund, has approved funding for 120 businesses from the more than 3,000 they’ve received, they said.

At the same time, the former governor accused G… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Business, Chris Christie, COVID-19, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Christie criticizes Murphy for not doing enough for N.J. small businesses as he raises $800K in donations for his nonprofit

How a Monmouth County man is revolutionizing the music industry, one vinyl at a time

ENGLISHTOWN — Late one evening in 2013, Dan Marter boarded a flight to Munich with $15,000 in his coat pocket, sealed in nothing more than a Ziploc bag. The cash was a mandatory requirement of a trip that would take the New Jersey entrepreneur deep into the German countryside. Marter, of Englishtown, spoke no German. Kandice,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Business, Englishtown, Entertainmnet, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Adviser to Pro Athletes Serves Everyday Investors

Peter Grandich and Jets great Joe Klecko at the office of Peter Grandich & Co., Spring Lake

Peter Grandich and Jets great Joe Klecko at the office of Peter Grandich & Co., Spring Lake

If you’re a fan of business news on television, you probably remember Peter Grandich.  The former Wall Street Wiz Kid came to fame by boldly, and correctly, predicting the stock market crash of 1987 that few saw coming.

Grandich resisted the pressure from his bosses on Wall Street to withdraw his prediction and suffered the ridicule of many on the street and in the media…until he was proven to be correct.  Then he was on his way to fame and fortune. Literally.

Today Grandich can’t get an invitation to a Wall Street Christmas party, never mind a segment on Cavuto. Not that he cares.  He believes and is not shy about saying that most on Wall Street are fooling themselves. Grandich proclaims that trying to beat the market is a fool’s errand.   Buy low cost index funds is his suggestion to the vast majority of investors.

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Posted: August 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Business, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Adviser to Pro Athletes Serves Everyday Investors

Business groups join together to kick-off summer on the bayshore

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Five Bayshore business groups and the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau joined together yesterday in Keyport to kick-off the Summer of 2014 on the Monmouth County Bayshore..Exit 117…the Gateway to the Jersey Shore.

Lt Governor Kim Guadagno, Congressman Frank Pallone, State Senator Joe Kyrillos, Keyport Mayor Harry Aumack were on hand as the Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce, the Keyport Bayshore Business Copperative, the Hazlet Business Owners Association, the Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce, the Highlands Business Partnership and the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau  joined together in cooperation for ceremonial ribbon cutting for the region’s summer tourist season.



Posted: May 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Business, Hazlet, Highlands, Jersey Shore, Keyport, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Business groups join together to kick-off summer on the bayshore

Handlin’s Legislation Will Spur Job Growth

Assemblywoman Amy Handlin

Assemblywoman Amy Handlin

Legislation that would eliminate the scheduled 10% surcharge on employers’ unemployment insurance tax was cleared by the Assembly Labor Committee today.

The bill, A-4112/A-3675, sponsored by Assemblywomen Amy Handlin (R-13, Monmouth) and Alison Little McHose (R-24, Hunterdon, Morris, Warren and Sussex), postpones the implementation of the surcharge, which is currently scheduled to go into effect on July 1, for one year.  An identical bill, S-2404, passed the State Senate unanimously in February.

The Office of Legislative Services estimates that eliminating the surcharge will save employers $300 million in the coming fiscal year.

“The timing of this legislation is critical as we approach the summer season and with the effort to restore the Jersey Shore well underway,” stated Handlin. “Rebuilding communities involves both residential and commercial redevelopment. Companies who invest in our economy would face significant unemployment insurance increases which could impact their hiring decisions. This legislation ensures that the strides made in putting people back to work will  not be affected by the cost increases that would have been felt under this  surcharge.”


Posted: May 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Amy Handlin, Business, Economy, LD 13, Legislature, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Handlin’s Legislation Will Spur Job Growth

A Gift To Those Attending the NJ Chamber of Commerce “Walk To Washington”

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Posted: January 29th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Business | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

State of the Art Medical Facility Opens in Hazlet

IMMEDIATE CARE Medical Walk-In creates 25 new jobs, provides quality convenient health care in the bayshore

“Our mission is to take the hassle out of going to the doctor.”

“It’s like a hospital in the mall,” exclaimed Sal Cannizzaro of the 4500 square foot medical facility he built in Hazlet’s Airport Plaza.  With 10 examination rooms, an digital X-Ray room a phelobotomy lab, the entrepeneur is obviously proud of his new baby.  “We’re even paperless with EMR (electronic medical records), the only paper you see in this office is the sign in sheet and your appointment card.  We invested $1.5 million in this facility and we’re employing 25 people.

With the real estate market in the tank Cannizzaro, a builder and developer, teamed up with his physican, Dr. Lisa Golding-Granado, MD, who also happened to be his tenant, to create IMMEDIATE CARE Medical Walk-In of Hazlet with the mission of taking the hassle out of going to the doctor.

“Dr. Golding-Granado’s office had a two week wait to get an appointment,” said Cannizzaro, “when you’re suffering and need a doctor, you can’t wait that long and the emergency room costs a forture for the patient and the insurance company.”

“We provide 98% of the top medical services that people regularly need,” said Golding-Granado, the new facility’s medical director, “be it urgent care like an infection, migraines, minor injuries and lacerations, or primary care like checking diabetes, blood pressure and providing physicals.”

“For anyone that leaves within a three to five mile radius, we provide high quality care from board certified physicians, without that hassle,” Cannizzaro explained, “you don’t need an appointment, you’re waiting only 15 minutes and we send you home in 45 minutes. We take all insurances and medicare.”

“Urgent care is for non-emergent, non-traumatic problems that need to be addressed quickly. Major traumas, heart attacks, stokes and the like are for the emergency rooms.  Urinary track infections, bronchitis, migranes and the like we can treat here quickly and more affordably,” said Golding-Granado, “we can also check your diabetes and blood pressure, perform X-Rays and Labs and provide vaccines.

The facility is open 84 hours a week, Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m.

In addition to Golding-Granado, IMMEDIATE CARE is staffed with a board certified orthopedic surgeon, an osteopath certified in Sport and Family Medicine, three nurse practitioners who can prescribed meds and three RN’s.  Cannizzaro and Golding-Granado plan to add a Pediatric specialist to their staff soon.

A large crowd of business, government and community leaders were on hand last week to welcome IMMEDIATE CARE at their ceremonial grand opening.

Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce President Cliff Moore is excited to see a new business opening in Hazlet. “It is a beautiful state of the art facility that is using what was a vacant store front on Route 36,” said Moore, “they’re employing more than 25 local residents.  That’s a great combination and a welcome additon to the community.”

The grand opening may be the first of many.  IMMEDIATE CARE plans to open a physical therapy center and two more health care facilities in Monmouth County in the next 18 months on their way to building 10-12 centers in in Central New Jersey over the next few years.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Business, Economy, Health Care | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on State of the Art Medical Facility Opens in Hazlet