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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Business Spotlight

Here’s to a Lighter (Laundry) Load

Camp is almost over and you’re excited for your kids to come back home. You may even be waiting to welcome them with open arms. That is, until you catch sight of the duffel bags being dragged toward the house behind them. A funky smell is wafting your way, and the layers of dirt are clearly

Cone, Shake or Cup at Ice Cream on Grand—They’re All Amazing

How many remember an old-fashioned ice cream parlor where you went in, ordered and knew that generally you would have one of the basic ice cream flavors? That is not the feeling one has when walking through the doors of Ice Cream on Grand in Englewood. Give yourself some time to look

Fran’s Wicker and Rattan Furniture: Furnishing New Jersey for 50 Years

When Fran and David Gruber opened Fran’s Wicker and Rattan Furniture at its original location in Rockaway in 1967, the furniture industry was completely different from how it is today. Despite competition from department stores, big-box stores and online retailers, Fran’s continues to provide

Kivi Bernhard to Deliver Keynote Address at J-Biz Expo and Business Conference

It is the fascinating tale of a young frum entrepreneur who turned his childhood experiences tracking predatory animals around his native Johannesburg into a business philosophy that placed him onto the highest echelons of the speakers’ circuit for Microsoft and other corporate giants around the world.

Moe Hirsch Brings Safety to Heating and Cooling Your Home

In the words of rags-to-riches entrepreneur Jim Rhone: “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune!” Moe Hirsch of Rockland County subscribes to this formula. Even before opening his own business five years ago, Hirsch made it a point to continue his education on his own terms through trade

What’s in Your FICO Score?

Part 1 of a Credit Score Series

FICO® Scores are calculated from different credit information sources in your credit report. There are five classes of categories (see below). The percentages in the categories below indicate the importance of each in your FICO Score calculation. FICO Scores

J-Biz Expo Draws Participation of Wells Fargo Bank and Diverse Businesses of All Sizes

It is not every day that your business can share a floor with the likes of Wells Fargo, Amex and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, but that is precisely what makes the 2016 J-Biz Expo and Business Conference such an exciting opportunity.

With registration for the June 1 event in full swing, the growing list

The Realistic Response to ‘Expert’ Optimists

Mark Twain said that an optimist is a day dreamer more elegantly spelled. If Twain were alive today, he might add that an optimist is a financial expert who can’t see trouble, even though it regularly shows up.

Since 2000, Birinyi Associates, a financial research firm, has tracked the yearly forecasts

Sixty Percent of What?

When the topic is group disability insurance, master swordsman Inigo Montoya from the 1987 movie Princess Bride might reply: “You keep using that word ‘covered.’ I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Montoya’s skepticism is justified. What is considered “covered” by an

Relationship Building: The 2016 J-Biz Expo

“Like with the election cycle, there are a lot of (real estate) experts…,” Jason Dov Greenblatt, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of The Trump Organization, quipped.

Mr. Greenblatt delivered an address and held a Q&A session at Wednesday’s J-Biz

Massive 2016 J-Biz Expo Launched at VIP Anniversary Celebration of Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce

Once you were a few short minutes off Exit 114 on the Garden State Parkway, you knew you were going somewhere special.

The Bell Works Building in Holmdel, New Jersey, is essentially a high-end city of its own. With over two million square feet of space, and cavernous parking

Designed for Blue Water

Blue-water sailing refers to open-sea sailing, such as ocean crossings, where one is unable to put in at a sheltered harbor to avoid heavy weather. When storms bear down, a sailboat and its crew must be able to ride out the event, sometimes trimming all sails and simply absorbing the punishment of violent winds and heaving seas until the