We begin this month’s Business Briefs by sending a special word of support to our friends in Seaside who are battling back from that devastating boardwalk fire — and to all the businesses still overcoming the effects of Superstorm Sandy, one year later.  Please support these businesses with your patronage.

Canvas Studio Art, an art studio established by artists for artists, reopened this September at a new location, 126 East River Road in Rumson. With better lighting, new studio and exhibition space, and improved parking, Canvas eagerly offers classes and workshops throughout the week for kids, teens and adults. Visit to learn about classes and instructors.

Edgar and Ibin Irizarry, the owners of Touch of Elegance, have announced that they are moving from their Route 9 location to 300 Gordons Corner Road in Manalapan. Their phone number, (732) 851-4884, remains the same and so does the website,

White Dove Cleaners invites everyone to its new 7,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art drive-thru facility at 45 Gilbert Street South, Tinton Falls. Its Red Bank store will be closed for about two months for renovations and will reopen for dropping off and picking up clothes. Services such as same-day and tailor fittings will only be available in Tinton Falls. The owners invite you to tour this new facility and thank everyone for their patience during this expansion. You are welcome to email any questions to

Red Bank’s Broadway Lighting announced that it is now part of Facility Solutions Group (FSG), one of the nation’s largest providers of lighting and electrical products and services, construction and energy management solutions, and signage. This will allows the company to offer a broader service area, more efficient servicing, lower prices, and more robust rebate and energy conservation offerings. Broadway Lighting is a family-based business with 77 years of experience in electrical and lighting solutions.

RE/MAX The Real Estate Leaders has begun the first phase in a three-year expansion plan. The news also includes the announcement of a relocation of the corporate offices to 113 Tindall Road, Middletown in a 5,000-square-foot elegant building to support the company’s quickly growing sales volume and roster.

In other real estate news, Resources Real Estate announces the opening of its newest branch in Atlantic Highlands. This location joins its other offices in Rumson, Red Bank, and Monmouth Beach. The new office, located at 65 First Avenue at the corner of Center, will serve as a training center as well as a sales office. Resources Real Estate also welcomes Jessica Hickey, Matthew MacGregor, and Colleen McGowan as sales associates.

Vitamin Shoppe of Holmdel invites everyone to a free book signing of “The Real Fountain of Youth” on October 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Author and NSCA-certified personal trainer Eraldo Maglara wrote the book to teach people how to achieve productive longevity through exercise and nutrition. For more information visit

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