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Independent Business Briefs, June 17

Harbor Freight Tools will open a store in Hazlet on June 27 at 8 a.m. The store, at 3035 Route 35, is the 22nd Harbor Freight Tools store in New Jersey. The store will bring approximately 35 new jobs to the community.

“We are ready to serve and deliver value to customers in Hazlet and all of Monmouth County,” said Adam Zanati, store manager. “At Harbor Freight, we recognize that now, more than ever, our customers depend on Harbor Freight for the tools they need to get the job done at an affordable price.”

The 16,000-square-foot store will stock a full selection of tools and accessories in categories including automotive, air and power tools, storage, outdoor power equipment, generators, welding supplies, shop equipment, hand tools and more.


The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching its first online Veteran Entrepreneurial Training and Resource Network (VETRN) Streetwise MBA program to New Jersey veteran small business owners and their immediate families beginning in August.

The 13-week program, powered by Interise, was created exclusively for veterans to provide them with the skills, resources, mentoring and networking necessary to grow their own small business. The program is free and now open to veterans and family members of established small businesses in all New England states, New York, and New Jersey.

To qualify for the program, a veteran business owner or family member’s business must have been operational at least one year and have generated at least $75,000 in annual revenues. Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

To learn more about the VETRN Streetwise MBA online program, visit https://vetrn.org

Applications may be completed at https://vetrn.org/apply/. Additional information about the program may be obtained by sending an email to info@vetrn.org or lelandg@vetrn.org


Diane Valvo, a certified aqua fitness trainer and local fitness instructor, is providing private and small group training classes to Monmouth County residents in the comfort of their own pool. Valvo has more than 15 years of experience at local fitness centers. She provides customized aqua training programs that are fun and challenging for all fitness levels from beginner to athlete. Valvo teaches clients to use common pool equipment to reach their fitness goals. For more information, call 732-604-9763 or email Diane@ValvoFamily.net

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