According to the Small Business Association, New Jersey has more than 766,000 small businesses.  These businesses are the backbone of many of our communities. Pizzerias, dry cleaners, hardware stores, all part of what makes New Jersey great!  Our local small businesses also create employment opportunities and add to the tax base of our towns. What would NJ look like without them?

 

As New Jersey continues to rebound from adversity, NJ101.5 and Two River Community Bank want to salute our businesses for their fortitude and perseverance to succeed through our recent bumpy times. If you know of a small business that NJ1015 and Two River Community Bank should highlight for their local accomplishments and efforts, you can nominate that small business by filling out the form below.

Today's featured NJ business:

October 2

The Store From River Road

Decorate your home with high quality American Made furniture, from ‘The Store from River Road,’ in Shrewsbury. 32 years ago, The Store opened featuring small gifts and home décor. Today, they’ve expanded to one of the largest showrooms of American Made furniture. Give your home a custom makeover, from furniture to window treatments. Visit The Store from River Road on Broad Street in Shrewsbury, today.

 

Previous Featured NJ Small Businesses:

Give your pet a day a beauty at Grooming Tails, Herman Road in North Brunswick. For 32 years, Grooming Tails has been caring for your pets as if they were their own. A full service pet salon offering bathing and grooming for dogs and cats, give Grooming Tails a call today, and let them pamper your pet.

Little Gem’s Academy Daycare in Somerset…bringing together two decades of classroom experience to your child. From six weeks to six years old, Little Gems is committed to providing your children with experiences that lay the foundation for learning, educating for peace, and creating a sense of community. Little Gem’s Academy. Westin Road, Somerset.

For three generations, the Flemington Floral Company has been serving customers in New Jersey and around the world. On Main Street in Flemington, the Flemington Floral Company is more than fresh flowers. Custom fruit and floral baskets, seasonal plants, and unique gifts are just some of what Flemington Floral has been offering for 144 years…

It’s the little store, with a little bit of everything. Doemestic (sic) on main street in Chatham believes sustainability starts at home. They feature products from local artisans, with a focus on renewable resources. From jewelry, clothing, locally produced honey, and even toys. Doemestic has something for everyone’s taste. Doemestic. Wander in, and discover what great things they have in store.

 

For more than 25-years, Mid State Electrical Contracting has been taking care of your electrical needs…big or small. Fully licensed, insured, and bonded, the experts at Mid-State in Flagtown can do everything from installing a new ceiling fan to rewiring an entire house. And with Hurricane season on the way, Mid-State Electrical Contracting is now installing American made Generac whole house generators, so you are never left in the dark.

Whether you hit a deer, or got dinged in the parking lot, Precision Collision can make your car like new. On Elizabeth Avenue in Linden, Precision Collision is a family owned business with over 35-years experience making your car look like new. From heavy collision repair, to paintless dent removal, Precision Collision does it all. They work with all Insurance companies.

Don’t sell your home, renovate it!  David Frank Home Improvements specializes in updating your home, for a fraction of the cost of buying a new home.  Whether you need a kitchen makeover, a new master suite, or a modern bathroom, call David Frank Home Improvements in Forked River.  Monmouth and Ocean County’s home improvement and restoration experts.

Want a taste of Ocean County’s BEST breakfast?  Shut up and Eat.  Recently named one of the Top 20 places to visit before you die, Shut up and Eat on main Street in Toms River is an eclectic restaurant known for great food, big portions, and a wait staff that comes to work in their pajamas.  Come it, sit down, then Shut up and Eat!

Technology may have changed, but the friendly attitude at Pirolli Printing has been the same for 30-years. Whether you need business cards for your new start-up company, or a Happy Birthday banner, let the staff at Pirolli Printing in Bellmawr help with the perfect design. No job is too big or too small. The Family owners of Pirolli Printing combine all of today's technology, with old fashioned customer service.

If your small business is frustrated by technology, or feel you are falling behind the times, the experts at Close Reach Solutions can help.  They don’t just install what you need, they teach you how to used it, so you get the most out of your investment.  Located in Eatontown, Close Reach Solutions can put the future in your hands, at a price you can live with.

The Denville Dairy is a throwback to a different era. Fresh handmade ice cream is all they do. Whether you want it in a cone…or an ice cream cake to celebrate a special occasion, the Denville Dairy is sure to please. A proud supporter of the local youth sports leagues, they’re the home of future champions. Stop by the Denville Dairy on Broadway and taste the difference.

The freshest seafood around is all you’ll find at Uncle Vinnie’s Clam Bar and Market on Somerset Street in Raritan. A local landmark for more than two decades, Vinnie’s makes everything to order, using only the finest and freshest seafood from New Jersey and beyond. The restaurant is laid back and casual, and right next door you’ll find a seafood market so you can take home and prepare your own fresh catch.

Could you use a little help growing your small business? Let the friendly professionals at Real Possibilities in Skilman provide the expertise you need…on a budget. For more than a decade Real Possibilities has helped small businesses and non-profits manage their cash flow and accounting. See what’s possible. Call Real Possibilities in Skillman today.

Dance Moves Mobile Dance Academy lets you bust a move…in the privacy of your own home!  This Jackson based small business brings the fun of dance to your home, with classes and programs custom designed for you and your children.  There are no long recitals, and their professionally trained instructors can bring dance and creativity to all!  Dance Moves Mobile Dance Academy is also perfect for schools and community events across New Jersey.


Take your home audio and video system high tech with the experts at ClearCom Pro…the audio and visual specialists for New Jersey. You may have seen their work on the show “Man Caves.” ClearCom can set up your internet phone, create a killer home theatre, and bring music to your whole house…or even your patio and pool. If you own a business, they can shoot your commercials and internet video. Call ClearCom in Branchburg, today.


A small salon that packs a big punch…Head Candy in Cherry Hill is the kind of salon you wish you were going to. On Marlton Pike in Cherry Hill, Head Candy stylists can create your perfect look for any season. Look for their Spring Photo shoot in industry magazines. Stop in anytime for a visit…or call today for an appointment.


Buying a home? Did you know you have the right to choose your own title company? Not all are created equal. TurnKey Title is a family run business that lets you decide what you want and what you need. Located on East Main Street in Moorestown, TurnKey Title provides the service, advice, and personal touch the big companies cant.

 


The best frozen yogurt is the one you make yourself! The Yofresh Yogurt café in Monroe township invites you to get creative and fix your own flavor. Start with premium fresh frozen yogurt, then go to town with your favorite toppings. For a flavor as unique as you are.


Surf the waves this summer! The experts at Barewires Surf and Skate in Spring Lake can have you hangin’ ten in no time. Barewires has lessons for all age groups…and all the latest equipment and clothing for the core surfer and skater alike. Barewires surf and skate shop….stop by and see what they have for you…on Third Avenue in Spring Lake.



You’ve got the music is you…you just need someone to bring it out. Expressions and Reflections in Howell has been teaching music for over a decade. Piano, guitar, violin, drums, and voice…their expert staff can find your inner artist and have you playing in no time. Expressions and Reflections, on Heritage Drive in Howell. Make Music.



Don’t trust your eyes to any chain store. Let the experts at Picillo Brothers Optical in North Arlington take the time to get to know you, and custom design eyewear for any lifestyle. For 36-years, the Picillo family has been serving families across new jersey, helping them see better and look great. See the difference a small store can make. Picillio Brothers Optical.



Don’t let a beautiful picture look ugly in a bad frame. The Picture Gallery in Perth Amboy is family owned small business that will give your works of art and family photos the attention they deserve. , The experts at the picture gallery on Smith Street in Perth Amboy specialize in custom framing to compliment any home, any décor, and any budget.



Give your old furniture new life, with custom refinishing from the Furniture Mill in Ewing. For 31-years, they have been helping homeowners on a budget bring out the inner beauty of their wood furniture, and turn old pieces into heirlooms. The Furniture Mill also sells sheds, swing sets, and gazebos. Stop by today. They are located on Lower Ferry Road in Ewing.



Kocher's Food Market

There aren’t many small food markets around anymore, but Kocher’s market in Fort Lee is still feeding families with a personal touch.  Kocher’s started out as a German Butcher shop in 1947, and was among the first full-service food marts in the area.  Now, generations of loyal customers still visit for the excellent meats and produce.  Smaller is better.  Kocher’s Food Market.  Worth the trip from anywhere.



Forge the Metedeconk River, and take in the spectacular sights with a fun afternoon of kayaking. Midstream rental in Brick has everything you and your family will need to enjoy a fun and adventurous afternoon. They have the newest one and two person kayaks, as well as stand-up paddle boards. Even if you’ve never been, they can teach you all you need to know for an exciting, safe, fun-filled day on the water. Learn more at midstreamrental.com.



Annie's Deli

For 40 years, Annie’s Deli has been feeding Central Jersey. Located on Burt Mills Road in Pluckemin, Annie’s is a destination eatery in Somerset County. Stop in and try one of their unique sandwich creations, homemade salads, or scrumptious desserts. Annie’s is now offering custom catering for any event. Check out their menu at anniesdeli.com



For three generations, Maglione’s Italian Ices in Islein has been hand crafting the perfect summer treat. The Maglione family has been using the same secret family recipes for their flavors since 1957. Every single ice is made by hand by a third generation specialist. Come sample a bit of the old country, and see what a difference experience can make. Maglione’s: the ORIGINAL Italian ice.



Dance Moves Mobile Dance Academy lets you bust a move…in the privacy of your own home!  This Jackson based small business brings the fun of dance to your home, with classes and programs custom designed for you and your children.  There are no long recitals, and their professionally trained instructors can bring dance and creativity to all!  Dance Moves Mobile Dance Academy is also perfect for schools and community events across New Jersey.



Take your home audio and video system high tech with the experts at ClearCom Pro…the audio and visual specialists for New Jersey. You may have seen their work on the show “Man Caves.” ClearCom can set up your internet phone, create a killer home theatre, and bring music to your whole house…or even your patio and pool. If you own a business, they can shoot your commercials and internet video. Call ClearCom in Branchburg, today.



A small salon that packs a big punch…Head Candy in Cherry Hill is the kind of salon you wish you were going to. On Marlton Pike in Cherry Hill, Head Candy stylists can create your perfect look for any season. Look for their Spring Photo shoot in industry magazines. Stop in anytime for a visit…or call today for an appointment.



Have a sweet tooth? Try Sweet Nothings in Summit. Owners Donna and Elisa not only create delectable treats, they give back to the community that supports them. Whether it’s for this holiday season, or just a treat for yourself, stop in an sample all the unique creations.



Whether you’ve always wanted to learn Stairway to Heaven for fun, or have a budding musical prodigy in your home…for more than 20-years Cranford Guitar and Music Center can help you rock out with lessons and all the latest equipment. There is a musician in all of us, their professional staff can help you find it.

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What’s a fro-ho? It’s the specialty of the Fine Grind coffee shop in Little Falls. Great coffee, homemade snacks, and a comfy atmosphere. Grab a friend, and come relax. It’s the perfect low-stress alternative to the chain coffee shops.

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Jardinière florists in Ewing proves if you give great customer service, you can thrive as a small business. Owner Eric Roberts creates unique and custom arrangements on any budget. Whatever the sentiment, Eric and his staff will help you express it with the perfect collection of flowers and living plants.

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You have a business to run, don’t get bogged down with payroll. Innovative Payroll Services in West Berlin specializes in payroll and payroll taxes for small business…so you can focus on growing your business.

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Family owned for 40-years, Wolfies Deli in Toms River boasts some of the best pastrami and corned beef this side of the Hudson. Wolfies: It’s not a sandwitch, it’s a meal.

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You may have to stand in line, but it’s worth the wait at Jimmy’s Ice Cream in Milford. Serving Hunterdon and Warren Counties since the 50’s, Jimmy’s is a throwback to an easier time.

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A cigar bar, with a woman’s touch. Stop in to the Smoking Dog in maple Shade and say hello to Jonnette, then relax with a fine cigar and a couple of friends.

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Mix in some creativity on your next painting project. The artists at Masterpiece Painting in Jersey City combine traditional contracting with creativity.

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It’s one of the few places in New Jersey you can get authentic Turkish cuisine. Nuray’s Gourmet Café in Warren. Breakfast, lunch and dinner…all made from scratch, every day.

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Chili? Cheese? Kraut? Or the Works. Russ Ayres Hot Dogs in Bordentown has been a local legend for generations.

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Give your child a head start on school…and on life. For 25-years, the staff and teachers at Hillcrest Academy in Bayville have been helping to educate and raise young children in Ocean County.

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Sometimes life’s struggles can be too much to bear. For 30-years, the caring staff at Mars and Venus Counseling Center in Teaneck have been helping people cope. Whatever you are dealing with, they can help.

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What started three decades ago as a chocolate and ice cream shop, is now a full service family restaurant.  But Confectionately Yours in Franklin Park still believes in the same one on one customer service.

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When was the last time you were in a REAL butcher shop?  It's worth the trip to Violante's Meat market in Bloomfield.  You'll take home hand cut, prime, steaks and chops, and fresh ground meat for the best hamburgers you've ever served.  Every customer is treated like family at Violante's.  Taste the difference a real butcher shop can make!

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Eating healthy doesn't have to be expensive. Charlie's Farmer's Market in Sicklerville showcases locally grown, Jersey Fresh, produce the whole family will love. From Jersey corn...to super sweet tomatoes...to some of the more exotic choices from local farms, Challie's Market is open 'year round to give you family what they hunger for.

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Whether you're putting in a new patio, driveway, or sidewalk...pay only for the concrete you use with delivery from Quality Concrete in Perth Amboy. This locally owned small business brings the materials to you, and mixes it right on site, so it's fresh and workable every time. Quality Concrete Specializes in small deliveries perfect for the do-it-yourself homeowner.

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Planning a party? Party Pleasing Rentals in East Hanover can take care of everything. From tents to dinnerware, it doesn't matter how big your event is. From weddings to corporate events. Backyard BBQ's to birthday parties. Party Pleasing Rentals will create a space you will be proud to show your guests.

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Why not try a different kind of comedy club down the shore. Uncle Vinnie's is a unique BYOB club, featuring top headliners in an intimate setting. On Arnold Avenue in Pt. Pleasant Beach, you can bring a bottle of wine, enjoy a great Italian meal, and see some of the best comics on the circuit today.

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For more than 100 years, Rochester Formal Wear has been helping you look your best for any special occasion. Serving Camden and Burlington Counties from their location in Maple Shade, Rochester Formal Wear has been open since 1906. From sales to last minute rentals, Rochester will make sure you look great!



Say "thank you" with style, with a gift basket from the artists at Cheese Etc in Collingswood.  For 25-years, this family owned business has been helping people meet all their gift giving needs with unique creations that are sure to be loved.  Cheese Etc: Voted Best Gift Baskets by SJ Magazine. See their variety of gift baskets on their website: cheeseetc.com/

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Train smarter, not harder.  JMP Fitness in Brielle helps people improve their quality of life through healthy and smart training.  See how their programs can get you on your way to a healthy, pain-free, life. Visit their website to learn more: jmp-fitness.com

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Power Monkey

Put a Monkey on your back…with Power Monkey!  Chris and Tim will print anything on almost anything you can think of.  Power Monkey Screen printing and embroidery is in Wall, and is a full service printing and graphics company.  Stop in, and see how they can bring your ideas to life! Learn about all their printing services by visiting their website: http://www.pwrmonkey.com/

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