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The Whistling Elk, Chester NJ is honored for excellence by Home Accents Today magazine

CHESTER, N.J. -- Home furnishings and design source The Whistling Elk, in Chester, New Jersey, has been named one of Home Accents Today's Retail Stars for 2020 by editors of the premier trade magazine for the home accents industry.

The Retail Stars list, sponsored by AmericasMart Atlanta and Las Vegas Market, publishes each year in Home Accents Today's May issue. This year's list was compiled and narrowed down by research analysts and Thomas Lester, Home Accents Today's digital & managing editor.

The Whistling Elk, owned by Barbara Clark Collins, is a sophisticated home furnishings shop featuring fine upholstery, furniture, lighting and distinctive home accessories that reflect the ultimate elegance and quality located in the heart of quaint Chester, New Jersey at 50 Main Street. The shop was established in 1990 and is a specialist in casual European elegance.

"Receiving this recognition is such an honor," said Collins, "especially when retail is facing so many challenges due to the Coronavirus crisis. My hope is that it will remind us all to continue to support local business."

The Retail Stars list, now in its 16th year, recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents - including furniture stores, home accessories boutique stores and interior design showrooms - that merchandise creatively, have a positive presence in their local communities and stand out from the competition.

"Home Accents Today's 2020 Retail Stars list showcases some of the best independent home décor and home furnishings retailers in the country," said Lester. "While retail faces severe challenges due to the coronavirus crisis, we believe these stores are among those that will step up and up with safe and creative ways to revitalize their business as shutdown restrictions gradually lift. This honor recognizes their skills, hard work and dedication, and should serve as a reminder to us all to support local businesses."

This year's class comes from 32 states. For a complete list of Home Accents Today's 2020 Retail Stars go to to review the list.

Learn more about The Whistling Elk at:

The Whistling Elk, 50 Main Street, Chester NJ 07930

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Fractured Prune Donuts of New Jersey Expands to Sea Isle – Grand Opening May 22

SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. -- Fractured Prune Donuts of New Jersey announced today the grand opening of its 4th location at 5004 Landis Ave in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, for May 22, 2020 at 7 a.m. The Jenkins family who currently have three other Fractured Prune Donut locations, two in Ocean City and one in North Wildwood are excited to bring their Hot, Hand Dipped Donuts to Sea Isle!

The Fractured Prune serves Hot Hand Dipped donuts, made to order. The fresh donuts are dipped in a variety of over 17 glazes and toppings. Customers can create their own or choose from a selection of our specialty donuts. Daily and weekly specials are available throughout the summer with donut varieties you can't get anywhere else!

This isn't just a donut shop though; the Fractured Prune also has a variety of breakfast sandwiches made with bagels baked fresh daily. The signature breakfast sandwich is the famous Prunewich, which is egg, cheese and your choice of meat on any of our delicious donuts, glazed or plain.

The Fractured Prune also has premium coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, with almost as many flavors as they have glazes!

To top it off we also have some desserts including the Hole-In-One, which features your choice of ice Cream on top of any donut, topped off with glaze and whip cream. This is also the home of the "Glazer," which is a one of a kind treat that has your choice of ice cream heat sealed in between two Fractured Prune donuts and drizzled with glaze and powdered sugar.

We are family run business with all our children being part of running the day to day operations. We are grateful that our fans allow us to be part of their vacation experience at the Jersey shore year after year and cannot wait to meet more of our fans in Sea Isle this summer.

For more information visit us online at and checkout our Facebook page ( ) for giveaways and announcements leading up to our grand opening.

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Move For Hunger and North American Van Lines Renew Partnership

RED BANK, N.J. -- Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization, and northAmerican(R) Van Lines announced today that they have renewed their partnership to reduce food waste and fight hunger in the United States. Since 2011, northAmerican's 76 participating agents have rescued nearly 440,000 lbs. of food and have provided more than 365,000 meals to people who are facing hunger.

As members of the Move For Hunger network, northAmerican agents educate their customers about the issues of hunger and food waste and encourage them to donate their unopened, non-perishable food items on moving day. Then, the moving companies volunteer to deliver the donations to a local food bank or pantry at no additional cost.

northAmerican Van Lines agents also provide Move For Hunger with additional support by organizing food drives and by volunteering to rescue food from large events, like marathons.

"northAmerican Van Lines has been our partner for 9 years, but their support has never been more critical than it is right now," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "Food banks and pantries are facing an unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are so grateful that northAmerican Van Lines remains committed to helping us fight hunger nationwide."

"Food insecurity has been a national issue for years, and is rapidly becoming a crisis," said Kevin Murphy, Vice President and General Manager of North American Van Lines, Inc. "Our agent network has proudly supported Move For Hunger's mission for nearly a decade and we are honored to help keep local food banks stocked as the need for food donations rises drastically due to these unprecedented times."

To date, Move For Hunger's network of more than 1,000 moving companies, more than 1,500 multi-family apartment communities, and many of the world's leading relocation management companies has collected and delivered more than 17 million pounds of food - providing nearly 14 million meals - to food banks and pantries across the United States and Canada..

Move For Hunger is a national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. We have mobilized the leaders of moving, relocation, and multi-family industries to provide their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also organize community food drives, participate in awareness campaigns, and create employee engagement programs.

For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit

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Kinekt Design Releases Rachel Ring

LIVINGSTON, N.J. -- Just in time for a much needed distraction, Kinekt Design announces the release of Rachel Ring. The Rachel Ring is a kinetic / mechanical ring otherwise referred to as a "spinner ring." Like fidget toys and other moveable jewelry, the Rachel Ring will help to alleviate excess energy and nervous habits without any of the negative side effects.

Rachel Ring is an evolution of the Gear Ring - familiar in design, similar in interaction, yet entirely new. The Rachel Ring defies trend - unapologetic and unafraid to stand out among other fashion jewelry. Simultaneously current and timeless, you'll never get tired of spinning. And while the Gear Ring is popular, Rachel Ring may just appeal to a whole new audience of spinners.

About Kinekt Design

Kinekt Design is a boutique design and invention company based in New Jersey. Founded in 2010 by Glen and Rachel Liberman (brother and sister), Kinekt Design truly captures the essence of the "small is big" mentality that few others have been able to obtain. You can try to guess what's coming next, but there's only one way of knowing for sure. Stay Kinekted!

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Dr. Kawa of Discover Chiropractic Announces Revolutionary Technology

BRICK, N.J. -- Dr. Kawa, a local chiropractor serving his community for the last 29 years, would like to announce that his office has recently incorporated the use of the Sigma G2 computerized spinal analysis and adjusting instrument.

Spine related pain conditions continue to be some of the costliest conditions in the U.S. In fact, according to a Journal of the American Medical Association report, low back and neck pain are the 3rd most costly conditions resulting in almost $90 billion in healthcare expenditures.

Dr. Kawa, one of Brick's top rated chiropractors, believes that this instrument is essential to the function-based chiropractic approach. Discover Chiropractic is not only dedicated to making their patients feel great, but also getting to the source of your condition. The Sigma G2 will play a big role in correcting spinal disfunction.

The Sigma G2 is an adjustment instrument that percusses through various points in the body and alerts your natural response systems to disfunction in that area. Your body can react and begin to correct any misalignment or malfunction in that targeted area.

According to Dr. Christopher Kawa, a chiropractor in Brick, N.J. for 29 years, "The reason chiropractic is so effective is that before patients are given exercises and stretches, chiropractors work to ensure that all the joints in their patient's spines are moving correctly. This is something that physical therapists are not trained to do."

In fact, says Dr. Kawa, "Chiropractors are experts in restoring proper motion patterns in the spine 'first,' so that the nervous system can then change the way it's 'holding' the body in alignment. This is crucial to long-term healing and thus reducing costs of care. The revolutionary Sigma G2 is here to help treat the people of Brick."

About Discover Chiropractic:

Dr. Kawa founded Discover Chiropractic in 1992 right in the heart of his hometown Brick, New Jersey. Dr. Kawa and his team have been providing patients with careful and precise treatment and their core philosophy is to help people live happier and healthier lives. To book a new patient appointment with Dr. Kawa, please click here -

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Capacity Partners with Kai’s Organics to Deliver Essential Sanitization Items to New York

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- In times of great uncertainty and stretched resources, it takes inspired minds and teamwork to make things happen. Kai's Organics, a leading manufacturer of USDA organic products, and Capacity LLC, trusted experts in order fulfillment, today announced they have come together to help bring essentials across the country, to the places hit hardest by coronavirus.

As the rising tide of the coronavirus pandemic turns into a flood of requests for essential medical and healthcare products, no area of the United States has been hit harder than New York City. Hand sanitizer is in especially high demand, which is why American entrepreneurs like the owners of Kai's Organics, based in Santa Rosa, California, decided to pivot their business to this essential item.

The challenge: how to get thousands of packs of this critical product from the other side of the country when supply chains are already stretched to breaking point?

This is where the collaboration with Capacity began, as Tod Stebbins, Director of Operations at Kai's Organics, reached out for assistance.

Of the initial request, Capacity's Chief Commercial Officer Noah Sange says: "As soon as Kai's approached us, we knew Capacity could help make a difference here. Our proximity to NYC and our ability to rapidly set up a new partner with high-volume, sustained bursts of direct-to-consumer orders, made us the perfect distribution platform for what Kai's wanted to offer. Their pivot to provide essential hand sanitizer was astonishingly fast, and we will move just as quickly to get those items across the country to exactly where they're needed."

With a bicoastal operation serving North America and multiple separate buildings across one expansive fulfillment campus in North Brunswick, New Jersey, Capacity is perfectly positioned to get goods across the country at a moment's notice. Meanwhile, Kai's Organics was able to bring its 10 years of experience in organic manufacturing and laboratory quality control to ramp up production of hand sanitizer.

"We went from the idea to producing 300 bottles an hour in less than a week," says Operations Director, Tod Stebbins. "In the 14 days since we started shipping, we've shipped hand sanitizer to 43 stats across the country to a total of 405 different cities along with England, Japan, Canada and Australia."

Connecting the dots of West coast production and East coast delivery is something Capacity does every day. As a result, these essential items will soon be in the hands of those who need them most. The company is now actively searching for more opportunities to use its considerable capabilities to help.

For more information on Kai's Organics hand sanitizer, visit:

For more information about Capacity, visit

To speak with an expert about urgent fulfillment needs, please call (732) 745-7770 or visit

About Capacity LLC:

Since 1999, Capacity LLC has delighted its clients' customers by delivering exceptional order experiences, via custom-engineered fulfillment solutions, value-added services, and tier-one technology. Strategic locations on each coast deliver reduced transit times, cost-effective shipping, and flexible transportation solutions. All facilities are close to the major ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach and Newark/New York.

Capacity also has well-developed infrastructure serving the European market, with fulfillment operations in Lyon, France and a facility near London's Gatwick Airport, in partnership with Yusen Logistics subsidiary ILG. The company provides domestic and international distribution to companies of all sizes, from startups to globally renowned brands.

About Kai's Organics:

Kai's Organics, manufacturer of USDA organic products, has pivoted its manufacturing capabilities to help out with the country wide hand sanitizer shortages with the goal of getting as much hand sanitizer out to as many people as possible. It has supplied first responders, law enforcement, the City of Novato and numerous businesses large and small and is donating hand sanitizer to food banks, community organizations, at risk children and other worthy causes. To learn more, visit

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BluEdge Produces 3D Printed Face Shields for Healthcare Workers

BELLEVILLE, N.J. -- BluEdge is proud to announce that our production facilities have been reconfigured and dedicated to the production of PPE Face Shields.

Over the past several weeks, BluEdge has transferred all of its Ultimaker 3D printers to its Belleville, New Jersey branch. Several BluEdge clients have also donated their printers to the cause, resulting in a 14-printer 3D farm that has been running 24/7. In addition to the farm, BluEdge has been utilizing a Dimension 1200 3D Printer, a Stratasys F170 3D Printer, a Multi-Cam Router, and a Zund Cutter. Together, the shop is capable of producing 10,000 face shields per week.

Frank Plum, Vice President of Sales at BlueEdge, stated, "I have been so impressed by the number of our clients who have helped us to get this initiative off the ground. They were so quick to donate their machines in the name of helping our frontline medical professionals."

He added, "This is an unprecedented moment in our history, but the silver lining has been seeing how the community has come together to help those who are putting their health and safety on the line."

Up to 50% of our 3D output is being donated to healthcare and other essential workers.

At the time of this press release, BluEdge has donated to the following institutions:
* Children's Hospital Landover, MD
* Montefiore Medical Center, NY
* Mount Sinai Hospital, NY
* NYU Langone Belle Harbor, NY
* Overlook Medical Center of Summit, NJ
* Reconstructive Surgery Group, NJ
* Rochester Medical Center, NY
* St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, NJ
* Township of West Milford, NJ
* Washington Adventist Hospital, MD

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BluEdge is a national provider of comprehensive Managed Print Services, Creative Graphics, Reprographics, and 3D Services, and has been supporting clients since its establishment in 1898. BluEdge has been family-owned and operated for over 120 years and is proud to be a certified Woman Business Enterprise. They can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Instagram.

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AOSMI remains open for urgent care, offers telemedicine visits during COVID-19 pandemic

FREEHOLD, N.J. -- Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI) is keeping its practice open and continuing to see patients with urgent and acute injuries, while following CDC recommendations for preventing exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

Additionally, it is offering telemedicine visits for patients, who can conduct the visits through their desktop computers or cellphones.
* The practice has taken the following measures to keep patients, staff and visitors safe:
* All patients are prescreened for COVID-19 symptoms before an appointment is scheduled and before entering the office.
* AOSMI has cancelled all its scheduled elective surgeries and rescheduled them for a later date.
* AOSMI surgeons are still performing emergency procedures and surgeries for patients who require them.
* No visitors are allowed to accompany patients in the office unless required medically or for pediatric patients and in those circumstances, only one visitor will be allowed.
* The practice is requiring social distancing in the office amongst their patients to keep them safe.
* AOSMI physicians and clinical staff are all practicing universal precautions by wearing masks and using gloves to maintain the safety of their staff and patients.
* Each area is cleaned and disinfected after every patient visit.

In efforts to help keep employees on the payroll and limit the number of furloughed employees and layoffs, AOSMI physician partners are foregoing pay, while its entire professional medical staff has taken large reductions to help with the organizational needs.

Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute is an orthopedic, sports medicine, interventional pain management, podiatry and physical therapy center that helps patients throughout New Jersey return to their normal activities as soon as possible. AOSMI utilizes the latest advanced therapies to provide patients the highest level of care.

The physicians are Michael Greller, MD, MBA, Alan Nasar, MD, Gregg Berkowitz, MD, James Cozzarelli, MD, Grigory Goldberg, MD, Gerardo Goldberger, DO, Alison DeWaters, DPM, Stacey Gallacher, MD, Eric Buxbaum, DO, Ali Valimahomed, MD and John Georgy, MD, MBA.

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234 Solutions LLC Announces the Free Virtual Independent Podcast Conference on March 28 and 29, 2020

CLARKSBORO, N.J. -- Joe Pardo, A method to practice business strategist and founder of 234 Solutions LLC, is hosting a two-day virtual online event focused on the best practices and approaches for podcasters on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, 2020, from 9 a.m. ET to 5:30 p.m. ET both days.

From creating to organizing, launching to distributing and growing to monetizing, The Virtual Independent Podcast Conference is featuring over 40 speakers giving their time to help educate, assist and empower podcasters and future podcasters. This free online Podcast Conference welcomes anyone, at any stage and any level of podcasting.

"Whether you have been thinking about starting a podcast to the well-established podcaster that is looking to expand their audience and opportunities, to the rampant podcast fan, this event is for all of you," says Joe Pardo, who is serving as the host and master of ceremonies for the conference.

The Virtual Independent Podcast Conference is sponsored by Blubrry and Poddit. Blubrry delivers the most flexible tools for podcasting. More about Blubrry at Poddit shares the best ways to connect for your next podcast interview. More about Poddit at

The Virtual Independent Podcast Conference will be broadcasted live in the Independent Podcasters Group on Facebook at This is a public group. Just click join, and you are in.

The virtual experience of the online conference is enhanced with active comments and questions that can be added and asked throughout both days of the event.

Joe Pardo states that, "In this time of quarantine, as challenging as it is, it gives us all a new drive to hone our skills, activate our dreams and begin to organize the methods we want to put in to practice. Instead of waiting till September for the originally scheduled physical conference, I felt we could create a greater impact in the moment and reach many more individuals by going online and going online in the middle of this quarantine."

He adds, "On the same note, ignite these attendees to dig in and get to work on their podcasts now.

"So many lose the steam of execution after attending a conference. It wears off and people often move on to other things as they get busy with the normal day to day life. Since our lives are nowhere near normal these days, I believe there is a great deal of opportunity in the current day to day lives of all that attend to create, reinforce, repair or grow their podcasts to the next level."

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About Joe Pardo

Method to Practice Business Strategist, "Super" Joe Pardo brings a series of strategy, application and execution planning to every entrepreneur, team or business that he works with. Founder of the Dreamers Podcast with Super Joe Pardo and the Independent Podcast Conference, Joe focuses on putting the right methods into the best practices in order to bring about the personalized solutions for each client.

A New Jersey based strategist, Super Joe's knowledge and methods come from experiences and applications that have been applied to start up entrepreneurs with pennies in the bank to the established nine figure businesses that need the adjustments to stay on a growth track.

Joe focuses on designing the individual solutions to accelerate growth with each client. It is a team effort and not an expired template approach that has allowed his journey to help the widest array of businesses at all levels.

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Sha Bandzz Donates Proceeds From ‘Watch Me Work’ to Coronavirus Cure

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. -- "Watch Me Work" - the EP released February 1, 2020 - is the first project the industry gets to see from the new young artist Sha Bandzz. The long-awaited debut EP from Sha Bandzz "Watch me Work" is available now on your favorite source to purchase music online.

Sha Bandzz the Artist

The new age hip hop music artist and entertainment company owner, Sha Bandzz From Perth Amboy, New Jersey was born January 27, 2000 to loving parents. Faced with a great obstacle early in life, he was just 8 when his father was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison which is the true bait to his hunger. Bandzz says before the music sports was his outlet but music has helped to cope with life and connect with others who can relate.

After graduating high school Sha Bandzz spent one semester studying business at Utica college, in Utica New York, where he says he spent a lot of self-time reflecting. The following semester he dropped out of college and returned Home to pursue his dreams of becoming a music mogul.

The EP "Watch Me Work" is a statement for all the haters, doubters, naysayers and others who said he couldn't make it as a rapper and think he should have stayed in school. (Hints the title "watch me work," he is telling those doubters to sit back and watch what he can do.) After the smash hit "Bentleys" got national attention and radio play in over 26 different countries, there is no denying Sha Bandzz is a musical prospect.

Bandzz has something to prove: The young versatile artist puts his creativity on full display with "Watch Me Work" the EP. With the recent Covid-19 pandemic affecting millions, Sha Bandzz in a humanitarian effort decided to donate the proceeds from "Watch Me Work" to finding a cure for the coronavirus.

Sha says "The covid-19 Hasn't affected me personally just yet but the virus has the potential to take out the vast majority of our loved ones young and old alike." Consequently, Sha Bandzz Ent. Made the business decision to donate the artist proceeds from the EP to be proactive in assisting in creating an antidote for the coronavirus.

Sha Bandzz has other works out now like his 2019 summer hit "Bodybuilder feat. EEM, & Kannons" and the song that started his career as an artist "in Love WIth The Money" - this track also features EEM. The list goes on and so many more, new features coming soon and plenty more albums to come.

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