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Economic development grant awarded to Holland Township for home-based business initiatives

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Hunterdon County Commissioner, and co-liaison to the Department of Economic Development & Tourism, Susan Soloway, announced the award of grant funds to Holland Township, in the amount of $5,582, to be used for expansions to the townships home-based business ordinances.

The Hunterdon 78/22 Coalition recently launched the Home-Based Business Initiative, aimed at helping towns implement friendly policies and practices for these business owners, while still maintaining the integrity of the neighborhoods in which they are located.

“I am happy to report that Hunterdon County’s efforts at promoting home-based business was featured on the front page of ROI-NJ. Carey Bell, daughter of Planning and Land Use Director Frank Bell, was featured on the cover of ROI magazine for her growing home-based business. Carey, a local entrepreneur, owns and operates Sweet Caroline’s Bakeshop in her family’s home located in Franklin Township. Carey creates several kinds of pies, cakes, cookies, and donuts, using locally sourced ingredients,” Soloway said.

Since its creation, the Department of Economic Development & Tourism has brought together several coalitions to collaborate on common sense zoning reforms, create synergies among similarly situated businesses, and assist municipalities with making their communities more economically competitive.

“ROI’s coverage of the County’s efforts at promoting home-based businesses, is a testament to the ongoing success of the County’s economic development efforts that have been fostered by this Board, and spearheaded by Economic Development Director, Marc Saluk. Great job to everyone involved in the 78/22 coalition, and congratulations to Carey Bell on her ongoing success as a local small business woman,” Soloway said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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