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Keith Buscio Joins Provident Bank As Assistant Vice President, Director Of Public Relations

Provident Bank has named Keith Buscio Assistant Vice President,

Keith Buscio
Keith Buscio

Director of Public Relations. In this position, Buscio will be responsible for executing Provident’s public relations strategy, expanding and enhancing the Bank’s image in the marketplace, and managing its reputation to ensure it is consistent with the organization’s brand promise of commitment.

“We are excited to add Keith to our team. His many years of experience in financial services, extensive knowledge of the marketplace, and strong background in marketing and communications will greatly enhance our public relations efforts,” said Rob Capozzoli, First Vice President, Director of Marketing, Provident Bank. Continue reading Keith Buscio Joins Provident Bank As Assistant Vice President, Director Of Public Relations

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Celebrate ICU Day alongside Liberty Savings Federal Credit Union

LSFCU LOGOOn October 17, 2013, credit unions in 100 countries will celebrate International Credit Union (ICU) Day® by joining together and celebrating their cooperative spirit.

Hudson County’s own Liberty Savings Federal Credit Union is proud to take part in the initiative. Unlike many banks, Liberty Savings isn’t in business to make a profit. Credit unions all over the world are a united front focused on you, the members, with an unwavering belief in the “people helping people” philosophy upon which they were built.

In the U.S., they’re  known as credit unions, but across the world, they go by many names…co-operative societies, cooperativas, and caisses populaires to name a few.

This year, the cooperative spirit is coming to the Falkland Islands. Currently, one bank branch operates there, but the 2,300 workers find access to credit limited. Through the World Council of Credit Unions, staff from a U.S. credit union are assisting in the development of a credit union that can help the business that were refused bank financing.

Continue reading Celebrate ICU Day alongside Liberty Savings Federal Credit Union

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No Cry Zone: Kids (and Adults) are All Smiles at Bayonne Family Dental

 

By Sally Deering     Photo by Sally Deering 

Bayonne Family Dental's Dr. Peter Fuentes
Dr. Peter Fuentes treats
patient Aneglina Moore,
8, of Bayonne

When  you walk into Bayonne Family Dental – one of five dentist offices in Hudson under the umbrella Dental Groups of New Jersey – don’t be surprised to see smiling kids looking forward to seeing their dentist. That’s right. Kids who want to see the dentist are not a rare sighting at Bayonne Family Dental. That’s because Dr. Peter Fuentes and Dr. Salvatore Pavone, the two partners overseeing the dental practice, aim to keep their offices a no cry zone. They want children – and adults – to feel as comfortable as possible in their spacious offices.

The expansive Bayonne office on the corner of 55th Street and Kennedy Boulevard features 10 treatment rooms and offices for seven dentists on rotating schedules. The multi-specialty dental practice provides orthodontics (braces) sedation dentistry, implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and its specialty – pediatric dentistry.  Dr. Fuentes and Dr. Pavone previously practiced in Bayonne on 43rd Street and Avenue “B” when they took over for Dr. Morton Berenbaum, who retired after 35 years of specializing in pediatric dentistry. Continue reading No Cry Zone: Kids (and Adults) are All Smiles at Bayonne Family Dental

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Business Views: Puppy Popsicles – Frosty Pooch Ice Cream Truck Goes to the Dogs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 By Sally Deering

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Frosty Pooch regulars Wally and Norman at the window waiting for their ice cream

 If you’re in Hoboken and an ice cream truck pulls up, don’t be surprised if a furry canine tries to cut in line for a Peanut Butter Puppsicle. That’s just one of the items sold at the Frosty Pooch ice cream truck where owners Angela and Raymond Meyers bring ice cream to the dogs.

Frosty Pooch's Angela Meyer
Frosty Pooch owner Angela Meyer with Joey, a beagle and on of the regulars
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Frosty Pooch owner Raymond Meyer gives a pupsicle to a German Shepherd rescue

 

It’s easy to spot the Frosty Pooch truck. It has a big dog face painted on the back and a line of pups wagging their tails while waiting their turns. When an owner makes a transaction, their dog can usually be seen with its front paws propped up on the counter waiting impatiently for their Frosty Pooch ice cream.

And what dog wouldn’t love Frosty Pooch’s menu of ice cream flavors like Bacon and Peanut Butter? There’s also Bacon Peanut Butter, Banana Peanut Butter and Apple Pumpkin, which happens to be good for doggie digestion. Angela makes her home-made doggie ice cream free of additives and uses only pure ingredients and lactose-free milk.

“Ice cream has lactose which is a problem for dogs,” Angela says. “If they have lactose, they’re gonna have the ‘runs’.

Frosty Pooch ice cream comes in two-ounce cups for $2 a serving. The Peanut Butter Puppsicles shaped like a dog bone sell for $2.50 and the “Woofle Bowl” which features the Frosty Pooch ice cream topped with a biscuit sells for $6. Continue reading Business Views: Puppy Popsicles – Frosty Pooch Ice Cream Truck Goes to the Dogs

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JERSEY CITY -A BIT OF NOSTALGIA COMES TO THE NEW WATERFRONT DISTRICT WITH NEW V’s BARBERSHOP

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V Barber shop Jersey CityJERSEY CITY, NJ (April 8, 2013) –Coming this May, a new barbershop will bring back the nostalgia of a time long since passed. V’s Barbershop will be opening at 389 Washington Boulevard, its second location in Hudson County and 21st in the country. At V’s Barbershop, a haircut is a ritual, a nostalgic experience harkening back to a simpler day when men gathered at the corner barbershop to discuss everything from business, to sports and current events. V’s barbers provide both traditional, short haircuts, as well as contemporary and trendy styles. Every haircut will include a hot lather neck shave and will always end with a relaxing shoulder massage. As you get your hair cut, sit back in one of the authentic refurbished 1950’s-era Koken barber chairs while enjoying your favorite game on your own flat screen TV.

Owners Dan Vassallo and Frank Ferlito, both old friends, fraternity brothers and Jersey City residents, hope the shop will serve as a gathering place for regulars and neighbors to talk sports and other things, and also a place where fathers can bond with their sons. Continue reading JERSEY CITY -A BIT OF NOSTALGIA COMES TO THE NEW WATERFRONT DISTRICT WITH NEW V’s BARBERSHOP

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River View Observer Financial Views-Declining Debt, New Tax Revenues Lead to Moody’s Upgrade of Bayonne’s Bond Rating

 CITY OF BAYONNE SEALMayor Mark A. Smith announced that Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the City of Bayonne’s bond rating from Baa1 with negative outlook to Baa1 with stable outlook.  Smith said, “This upgrade is very good news.  It shows that Bayonne has made significant financial progress during my Administration.  Moody’s has raised Bayonne’s rating for the first time in more than five years. Our hard work and fiscal discipline are paying off. We have turned a corner and are moving in the right direction.”

            Moody’s cited several factors in its decision to improve Bayonne’s rating: 1) The agency recognized that the Bayonne Municipal Utilities Authority’s (MUA) joint venture with United Water and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) removed $120 million from the local debt burden. The transaction paid off all the MUA’s debt and a portion of the debt of the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Agency. 2) Moody’s noted that the City no longer has any deferred charges.  All charges deferred in the past have been paid off. 3) The City of Bayonne has a declining reliance on tax anticipation notes (TANS) to cover its cashflow needs.  4) Bayonne has a large tax base.  5) Bayonne has declining debt.  6) Bayonne has new revenues from payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTS) coming from newly developed properties. Continue reading River View Observer Financial Views-Declining Debt, New Tax Revenues Lead to Moody’s Upgrade of Bayonne’s Bond Rating

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Tachair Bookshoppe -Jersey City’s new Go-To Spot for Book Lovers, Writers and Serious Coffee Drinkers

By Sally Deering

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Tachair Bookshoppe’s Carol and Aleta Valleau and Aleta’s son Paul inside their hip new book store.

 When they opened Tachair Bookshoppe last July, Carol Valleau and her daughter Aleta Valleau took a gamble that local book lovers wanted something more than downloading a book to their Kindles and Nooks. The mother/daughter booksellers gambled on the idea that book lovers want a place to browse new books, thumb through old classics and maybe read a chapter or two while sipping a fresh brewed coffee. It seems their gamble paid off – big time.

 “To have the ability to walk down the street and find a bookstore, it’s nearly impossible,” Carol Valleau says between trips to the counter to help customers with their purchases. “We’re the only book store in Jersey City.”

 “We’re an independent bookstore to the ‘T’,” Aleta Valleau says.

 Tachair Bookshoppe offers new and used fiction, non-fiction, biographies, textbooks, and a warm and friendly atmosphere to browse the shelves. There are tables, too, where you can grab a seat to read, relax and strike up a conversation.  The coffee is delicious too. Continue reading Tachair Bookshoppe -Jersey City’s new Go-To Spot for Book Lovers, Writers and Serious Coffee Drinkers

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Business Insight-SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION VISITS BAYONNE IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL BUSINESSES

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Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith with Small Business Administration District Director Al Titone walked Broadway in Bayonne talking with store owners

BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY –

 Mayor Mark Smith, U.S. Small Business Administration District Director Al Titone, and a representative of Senator Lautenberg’s office toured local businesses this morning, listening to business owners’ concerns and answering questions about programs to assist them.

 ”We thank Senator Lautenberg for bringing this support to the small business community in the City of Bayonne,” stated Mayor Mark Smith. “My office is, and will continue to be, committed to growing this critical and vibrant part of our community, and we look forward to continuing to bring the resources of the U.S. Small Business Administration into our City.”

 This walking tour was held as part of the City’s efforts to streamline and strengthen the support that is provided to businesses to help promote local shopping. Other initiatives being put forth by the Administration of Mayor Mark Smith include increasing the online presence of the City of Bayonne and its business community, initiating the City’s first ever Farmer’s Market, and providing for more direct interaction between local business and the City. Continue reading Business Insight-SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION VISITS BAYONNE IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL BUSINESSES

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Business Views:As Nation’s Economic Recovery Hinges on Small Business, Expert Says Success Comes “By Design”


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Small businesses are considered the backbone of the American economy and with national Leaders saying the economic revival begins with small firms, a well-executed business strategy has never been more important, says Richard B. Sanford, an entrepreneur and business coach who has launched 11 successful smaller companies himself. Continue reading Business Views:As Nation’s Economic Recovery Hinges on Small Business, Expert Says Success Comes “By Design”

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