Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Aficiandos of Hess toy trucks can rest assured that Christmas sales of their toy trucks will continue at the corporation's convenience stores.
Recent headlines announcing Hess Corporation's exit from the energy marketing and refining end of its global business will not affect what is perhaps its second-most-coveted consumer item after the petrol: the Hess Toy Truck. "The toy trucks which have been a tradition for 48 years will continue," a Hess spokesperson said, adding that "this November, the company will continue to sell the trucks at their stores." Since 1964, Hess Corporation has sold its classic toy trucks; offering a variety of collectible miniature trucks to consumers at the start of the holiday season each year in November. Despite the corporation's impending closure of its 1,350 retail gas stations, consumers will still be able to find the eclectic toys at Hess …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Woodbridge-based oil business will now divest itself of 1,350 gas stations, many of which operate in New Jersey and 17 other Eastern Seaboard states.
The familiar green and white Hess signs that dot the Woodbridge landscape and much of New Jersey may soon be no more. Hess Corporation announced Monday in a letter to shareholders at their annual meeting that it was divesting itself of its retail gasoline and convenience store operations, in an effort to restructure the company and improve its balance sheet. The move will affect 1,350 gas stations - many owned by Hess itself - that operate in 18 states on the Eastern Seaboard. The gas stations serve as many as 1.3 million customers a day, according to a report in Supermarket News. Hess did not say when it would begin either closing or selling off its gas stations, although a press release accompanying the news said that their closure, …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Conference call with state, federal officials on Thursday
Small business owners who were impacted by Sandy need to be on a conference call at 2 p.m. Thursday with state and federal officials, says the New Jersey Conference of Mayors. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), New Jersey Economic Development Authority and New Jersey Business Action Center senior officials will be on the conference call on the federal and state government's efforts to help small businesses and homeowners recover from Hurricane Sandy. "Officials will provide updates and answer questions about assistance and support to states affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, ensuring the federal family and its public and private partners continue to provide all available …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
If you're a local business owner who is open for business post-Hurricane Sandy, please post your info in our comments section below to let readers know.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
With so many local businesses still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Patch is compiling a list of businesses that are open and serving the community. Are you open for business? Email Tom Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and address of your business, the hours you’re open. Plus, please include any special services, products or other information that might be useful to the community. For example, do you have wifi, fresh water, or charging stations? Let us know and we’ll publish it on Patch, in our email newsletter, and on our Facebook page. (Post lists of open businesses you know of here)
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Township committee formed commission in April
With the sole focus of promoting Lacey and businesses within the township, the Lacey Township Economic Development Commission has begun the work it was directed to do by the Township Committee this past April. "We have defined both short-term and long-term goals to support the economic endeavors of the residential and business interests within the township," said Barry Bendar, commission chairman. The commission has met three times so far and members include Vice Chairman Christopher Dasti, Debra Madensky, James Spaloss, Richard Brown, George Broome and Lyle Smith. First on the commission's list, according to Bendar, is an inventory of all commercial sites that are currently vacant, which will be compiled by Dasti and presented on the …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The second Spiaggia e Luna will serve up deli specialties and homemade bread and pasta as well as pizza
Barnegat restaurateur Jon Serpico had a busy Thanksgiving. While others were getting ready to host a houseful of family, he was overseeing dinner for hundreds, as customers flocked to his brand new Spiaggia e Luna location in Waretown's Lighthouse Plaza on Route 9, which had held its grand opening the Saturday before. Serpico said the success of his first venture, a pizza and fine dining restaurant by the same name that he opened in downtown Barnegat more than two years ago, inspired him to expand. He’d had his eye on the spot for some time, he said, and when Joey’s Pizza and Pasta left the location, he jumped at the chance. The restaurant got a makeover that went beyond a new paint job for the walls. The building was originally …
Friday, June 24, 2011
The owner of "Craving Cupcakes" calls her new Rt. 9 business "a retro bakery soda shop with a twist."
Though Denise Field grew up in the 1960s, it is the decade prior that she loves best. The decade of Elvis, Eisenhower and poodle skirts is associated with Field’s fondest memories. “My passion for the fifties comes from my mother,” says the Lacey resident. Together they listened to the fifties music on a victrola or on a jukebox in a pizzeria they loved, while her grandmother always had a special treat, from a charmed square – which Field describes as a kind of a square-shaped lifesaver, to chocolate cigarettes. “Whenever I got upset or down she’d give me one and say everything was going to be all right,” Field said. Now, Field, 50, who is about to become a grandmother herself, wants to bring her favorite decade to Lacey Township. …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Ceremonial ribbon cutting in Ship Bottom sets off official start to the summer season on LBI
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- Dan Duffy
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Dozens gathered in Ship Bottom on Saturday morning as the Ocean County Chamber of Commerce hosted its first Ceremonial Season Beach Opening Event, signaling the official start to summer on Long Beach Island. Chris Schwab, president of the Chamber of Commerce, explained that Long Beach Island hosted a similar event many years ago, and he felt that with a positive economic outlook for the coming summer, it would be fitting to bring back the ribbon cutting. “Rentals are up this season,” said Schwab, indicating that the increased rentals will most likely result in giving local businesses a boost. Jerry Thompson of the Chamber’s Board of Directors said that LBI was chosen as the site of the ribbon cutting due to not only its geographic …