14C — October 27 - November 9, 2017 — Executive Women in Business — M id A tlantic

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Executive Women in Business

oonachie, NJ — The 70,000 s/f Retail Shops and Offering great shopping, professional services, fine dining and more Women owned business are blossoming at Colonial Village, Edison, New Jersey M

Professional Of f i c e s a t Colonial Vil- lage at the i n t e r s e c - tion of Rte. 27, Lincoln H i g h w a y and Parson- age Rd. in

Jaime Weiss

Edison, New Jersey is noted for its highly rated LouCas Italian Seafood Restaurant and many other notable food establishments including Meemah Chinese Restaurant and Brooklyn Boys Pizza serv- ing up the areas best pizza and many highly respected medical practitioners who serve the residents living in nearby Metuchen as well as Edison Township however, if “there is one unique and distinguishing factor that sets Colonial Village apart from other neighborhood of- fices and retail shops” said property owner, Jaime M. Weiss, “it’s Women Owned Businesses.” The numerous women owned businesses located here serve the area offering great shopping, pro- fessional services, fine dining and more. Matthew Weiss, vice presi- dent of Weiss Realty, the center’s leasing and manag- ing agent, also has taken notice of the women who own and manage retail establish- ments and other professional and medical services that are part of the excitement hap- pening here at Colonial Vil- lage. Some of the women are collaborating and supporting each other. “It’s nice to see” commented Matthew. “While some companies and retail establishments are trying to improve women’s odds in launching new business, it just happens that Colonial Village has been the incubator for women run business.” Last year the Weiss firm oversaw the lease renewal of LouCas Italian Seafood, the highly rated Zagat restaurant with private dining rooms and a separate banquet facil- ity that is managed by Dina Charalambous and Danielle Sofocli and the establish- ment of Kennedy Pharmacy, an independently owned and community minded pharmacy managed by Sonal that serves

Women are front and center at Colonial Village. Not only do they work at the center, many are women owned or managed. (Photography by Paul Merino).

Jaime Weiss, president of Weiss Realty, the center’s leasing and managing agent: “We’re proud of the accomplishments of the Women who work and own businesses at our Shopping Center and Office Park.”

owned and managed busi- nesses”. “We are very proud to see women in the workplace succeed so well, especially at Colonial Village who have sought us out to locate their business with us.” Here is a sampling of busi- nesses either owned or run by women at Colonial Village: Ace Instant Shoe Repair Bernsteins Fashions Lingerie by Susan Lookin Good Day Spa Vogue Nails Ichiban Restaurant Kennedy Pharmacy Middlesex Endodontics Serenity Dental Women’s Wellness All Care Family Medical Maria Annunziata Codeie, LLC (Learning Center) Golden Point Acupuncture Indus Translations Khadija Ibeh, MD Leading Rehabilitation Skin by Nicole n

the surrounding community, physicians and medical pro- fessionals and patients at nearby JFK Medical Center. And just this year, two new leases were signed with women owned businesses. Golden Point Acupuncture, owned by Amy Yip, a board certified acupuncturist and Leading Rehabilitation, a top notch physical therapy prac- tice leased 1,734 s/f owned by Donna Mammano and Avnee Patel. These new tenants join a list of medical office, professional and retail tenants including Bernstein’s Fashions, where owner, AnneWeiner offers the latest array of bridal dresses, gowns, and formal wear. Anne and her family have been dressing women for over 60 years and said, “our location here at Colonial Village is a match made in heaven and there’s great synergy with the other women run business.”

Lingerie by Susan owned by Susan Barnes commented as well that “all the businesses benefit and compliment each other here at Colonial Vil- lage.” Lookin Good Day Spa, a full service day spa for men and women, Vogue Nails, and Skin by Nicole, owned and managed by Nicole Corbin are also located at Colonial Village and women owned. “What I love about Colonial Village is the location, tucked away and private so my cli- ents can come, relax and feel pampered in a spa like set- ting. I have been at Colonial Village for 15 years and con- stantly get positive reviews” commented Nicole. Indus Translations offers expert and comprehensive multilingual translation ser- vice business is run by Farah Kamaran. Women run medi- cal and dental practices at Colonial Village include Dr. Dave’s Women’s Wellness,

Dr. Arpan Nandra’s top-rated Serenity Dental Care, which services children and adults and has been at Colonial Vil- lage for over 10 years, and Middlesex Endodontics head- ed by Dr. Dimple Malavia all serve the community. “The community gives to us and we give back to the community” commented Dr. Nandra. As of 2016, it is estimated that there are more than 11 million women-owned busi- nesses in the United States, generating over 1.6 Trillion in revenues and employing near- ly 9 million people according to the State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. “Women owned and man- aged businesses have certain- ly helped identify Colonial Village Shopping Center and Office Park into the prime destination for the community and beyond” commented Jai- me Weiss. “We will continue to support the many women

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