Jan 9, 2012

Bloodlines bolster medical device-maker

Micro, a contract manufacturer in the Somerset section of Franklin, is so synonymous with the Semcer family that it might come as a surprise to find out they didn’t always […]

Jan 6, 2012

CEO confidence rising, according to survey

After two quarters of declining optimism, small-business CEOs are reporting increased confidence in their outlooks, both nationally and in New Jersey. The quarterly Vistage International CEO Confidence Index released its […]

Jan 2, 2012

Business impact of millionaires tax is a war of words

In 2004, when Gov. James E. McGreevey signed into law a 2.6 percentage-point increase in the amount of state income tax paid by residents, he ignited a debate that continues […]

Dec 12, 2011

Keeping stores stocked at Christmas is a delicate balance

There are few experiences more frustrating for a shopper than, after deciding on gifts, comparing prices, and navigating to crowded malls and shopping centers, finding the item they want is not in stock.

Dec 5, 2011

Extreme weather keeps sales from plunging

It's hard to imagine better publicity for a company than being featured on TLC's "Cake Boss" for ordering a 100th anniversary cake in the shape of a toilet — especially when the cake actually flushes.

Dec 2, 2011

Manufacturer relocating headquarters operations to N.J.

With manufacturing plants in New Jersey, Wisconsin and Arkansas, RathGibson announced it is moving some of its headquarters operations from Lincolnshire, Ill., to the North Branch section of Branchburg.

Nov 30, 2011

Acquisition brings ‘package deal’ to Custom Index

Nafees Rahman joined Custom Index Inc., of Totowa, as CEO in August, and found a missing link in the company's business of providing file folders and custom index tabs. Success in the market, he said, requires three components: folders, index tabs and labels.

Nov 21, 2011

Flying Fish Brewery announces expansion, relocation

It’s been 15 years since Gene Muller opened Flying Fish Brewing Co. in a Cherry Hill warehouse district. The fast-growing craft brewery has been providing beers to New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland at a pace the company’s 10,000-square-foot facility can’t keep up...

Nov 21, 2011

Business owner speaks highly of Guadagno as 100-company tour closes

A visit to Switlik Parachute, in Trenton, last week was the final stop for Kim Guadagno's 100 Business Initiative, which has given the lieutenant governor a front-row seat to what drives New Jersey employers.

Nov 15, 2011

Honeywell awarded 40M in separate contracts for English, Middle Eastern projects

Honeywell International Inc. announced a flurry of activity Monday and Tuesday in its aerospace and building solutions divisions through contracts in England and the United Arab Emirates.

Nov 14, 2011

A Star still burning brightly

Star Candle Co.'s healthy sales figures are a proverbial light in a stormy economy.

Nov 8, 2011

Cinnaminson firm recognized by SBA for its rapid growth

Jim Brennan never thought his company would grow to more than 184 employees and $100 million in sales when he founded Sea Box Inc. in 1983.