Thursday, December 6, 2012
On Dec. 5, Scotch Plains held a meeting for small business owners with FEMA and the Small Business Administration.
Members of FEMA and the Small Business Administration are urging Scotch Plains business owners and residents whose homes and stores suffered damage during Superstorm Sandy to apply for assistance whether or not they have heard back from their insurance companies. According to Jessica Paul, the public affairs specialist of the Small Business Administration, oftentimes people do not file because they are waiting for a settlement from their insurance company. At the Dec. 5 meeting set up by the Scotch Plains Office of Emergency management for businesses to meet with FEMA and SBA, Paul told those in attendance that SBA works with the insurance company so there will never be an overlap of funds. How to apply: Businesses, Homeowners and Renters…
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Scotch Plains Office of Emergency Management will bring in representatives from FEMA and the Small Business Administration for business owners to learn what type of assistance is available.
The Scotch Plains Office of Emergency Management will host a meeting at the Municipal Building for local business owners to speak with representatives from FEMA and the Small Business Administration on Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Members of FEMA have prepared a presentation for business owners and their employees in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The meeting is open to all Scotch Plains business owners. The owners will be able to speak to members of the Small Business Administration about their own situations and learn what assistance is available for them following the losses they have suffered from the storm.
Monday, November 26, 2012
The business is joining in the 3/50 Project to help save local businesses.
Monday, November 26, 2012
The following information was provided by Enchantments. Save local economy 3 business at a time. Enchantments is joining the 3/50 Project to help save local businesses with 3 easy steps. Pick your 3 favorite stores in town. Go in and buy something little for yourself or someone else. If every employed person in the USA spent $50 a month in a local business it would generate over a billion dollars in revenues. In Fanwood for every $100 spent at a small business $68 stays in our community through taxes, payroll and other expenses. Spend the same amount of money at a national chain and only $43 stays in our community. If you buy online no money comes into Fanwood. Come in during your Holiday shopping and see what we have to offer as a local …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Nikki Leske of Scotch Plains created a Facebook page to provide shoppers with savings from local businesses, with a fun twist.
Nikki Leske of Scotch Plains worked in marketing in New York City for years, now she focuses her time on a new Facebook page she started up called, Stories and Savings. Stories and Savings aims to provide deals and discounts from local businesses in Scotch Plains, but also further since Leske notes people shop all over. Read the Q&A with Leske on where the idea came from and why she chose Facebook: Q: Where did the idea for the Facebook page come from? Leske: With all the deal sites out there, I wanted to break through the clutter and create one that showcased local businesses in a fun and more personal way. I decided to create a fictional character named Remy and tell the story of her life’s adventures through the stores she shops in. …
Friday, September 21, 2012
The Scotch Plains and Fanwood Business Associations met at Bigg Playdate
The Scotch Plains Professional Business Association and the Fanwood Professional Business Association held a meeting on Thursday evening to teach small businesses how to use social media effectively. Propietor of Bigg Playdate , Lisa Schiller, held the meeting at her cafe and event space providing many refreshments and frozen treats. The professionals that attended ranged from Scotch Plains and Fanwood business owners, to those in Clark and Westfield as well. Nikki Leske, who has over 15 years of marketing experience spoke to the group on how to use Facebook to benefit your business. Leske also just started up a Facebook page called Stories and Savings, which aims to provide deals and savings offered by local businesses. Leske noted three…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Proceeds benefit events and programs for the community
The Fanwood Memorial Library is holding its annual book sale this weekend, with proceeds benefiting events and programs put on by the library. Over 4,000 books were donated to the sale, including music and movies. This Thursday was the preview sale for Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library. On Friday and Saturday the sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 12p.m. to 4p.m. Sunday is "bag day," which means shoppers will be provided shopping bags that they can fill to the top with books for $5. In the last two years the library made nearly $9,000 from the sale. Volunteers spent one week categorizing all of the books. Next year, the Fanwood Memorial Library encourages people to volunteer from any town. Due to space …