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CEO receives industryachievement award Business Briefs CEO receives industry achievement award CEO receives industry achievement award Building Contractors Association of New Jersey’s (BCANJ) chief executive officer, Jack Kocsis, received the "Distinguished Industry Service Achievement Award" on Nov. 15 at the Hanover Marriott, Whippany. He was honored for the significant contributions he made to the construction …

Metuchen financial planning firm expands

Metuchen financial planning firm expands Common Interests, Inc., 61 Pearl St., Metuchen, appointed an additional financial planner, Lonnie S. Gietter. Gietter has over three years financial services experience and over 20 years of entrepreneurial business experience. Common Interests Inc. is a registered investment advisory firm and offers its securities sales exclusively through Raymond James Financial …

SCORE will sponsor franchising seminar

SCORE will sponsor franchising seminar Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Chapter 14 will sponsor a free franchising and business-buying seminar from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Franklin Higher Learning Center at the Fleet Bank Building, Franklin Boulevard, Somerset section of Franklin. Instructor will be Jack Armstrong, president of Franchising Network of New Jersey. …

Laughing Jack’s brings So-Cal style downtown

BY MAURA DOWGINStaff Writer BY MAURA DOWGIN Staff Writer Laughing Jack’s employees make delicious Mexican food for the customers. METUCHEN — A Southern California-style taco stand is now open on New Street. Laughing Jack’s, which opened in the beginning of September, boasts fresh Mexican food and fruit smoothies inspired by Southern California and Texas, said …