February 2016


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Welcome to 2016 and a brand new year! This year marks the Showcase’s 20th Anniversary… 20 years of excellence, quality and top notch customer service! In addition, we are proud to celebrate 20 years of community service!

Here at The Showcase Magazine, we devote ourselves to celebrating our community and promoting our local businesses. Community and business go hand in hand and in this issue, you will find extraordinary people and companies offering hot deals in this cold weather. We are happy to welcome new advertisers and returning ones and are pleased to offer new columns and articles to make your life easier.

What better way to Showcase the month of LOVE than with our beautiful front cover “Scarlett Stunner!” In our Valentine’s Showcase Dining & Shopping Section, pages 10-23, we feature local restaurants, boutiques, retailers and much more to help you plan a day for that “special someone!” This section is full of what you are looking for to plan that perfect Valentine’s weekend!

In the spirit of Giving Back, The Showcase Magazine continued to donate in 2015. To view a list of organizations that The Showcase has helped support just visit our website at www.theshowcasemagazine.net and click on the Giving Back tab. Looking for a way to give back? Go to page 47 and read the Giving Back Column for some ideas on how to donate not only money but your time as well! The Community Chatter, on pages 32 & 33, highlight some worthy organizations! Read about Diva For A Day on page 28, the Raise Your Glass Spring Gala in April and for more information, turn to page 30. Project Graduation always needs your support so please refer to page 37 for information on how you can help.

In this issue, we have Showcased 7 advertisers with Showcase Salutes; please take the time to read all about these businesses and their success stories. On page 23, you can enjoy the Winter Word Find and have a chance at winning a $25.00 gift card to Hacienda Restaurant & Grill in Berkeley Heights. Just solve it, fax it in and it’s that easy to win!

The Showcase is available ON-LINE at www.theshowcasemagazine.net. In addition, you can scan our QR code on the front cover to take you to our website. Follow us on twitter @TheShowcaseMag and friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheShowcaseMagazine. This allows our advertisers to increase their visibility and helps to promote their services and goods.

Our ON-LINE Business Guide is bigger and better than ever with over 100 businesses and new additions joining every day! Just go to www.theshowcasemagazine.net and click on Business Guide. You will find categories to make it easy to navigate and find exactly what you are looking for. Can’t find it? Just email or call us and we will be more than happy to refer you to the business you are looking for.

As always, we would like to thank our readers and advertisers for supporting us and the businesses and professionals of The ShowcaseMagazine who make it possible for us to give back to the community for the past 20 years!

Patti and I, and The Showcase staff wish you and your families many Blessings, Peace, Health and Happiness all through the New Year!


Nina Ulloa & Patti DePaul
It’s Back to School and time to enjoy the fall weather! Welcome to the September Westfield/Scotch Plains edition of The Showcase Magazine We hope you’ll take advantage of all the great local businesses advertising inside! You can use this issue as a guide to the area’s best community activities and news. As we say good bye to summer, say hello to and welcome the following businesses to our “Showcase Family” … Accents Dancewear, CEO Suites, Design Discipline Builders, The Flower Shop, JPM Writers, The Next Step, and Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts Institute of America.

Looking for some “Fall Fun” activities for you and the kids? We have plenty! Just turn to pg. 6 and check out the Family Fun Fall Calendar full of fall and Halloween events for the whole family. The Community Chatter (pgs24 & 25) and the Calendar of Events (pgs. 36 & 37) are full of local events, exhibitions and community news. The Somerset Patriots Playoffs are underway so go to page 38 for information on tickets. This is a great outing for the whole family. Interested in the theatre? NJ offers great theatre options as Showcased in the NJ & the Arts column (pg. 30) and for something new, head to NYC and Smorgasburg! You can read all about it in the On the Record in NYC (pg. 31) column.

Showcase Salutes are featured in every issue highlighting businesses. In this issue, we have Showcased 3 advertisers, so be sure to read all about these businesses and their success stories! Featured salutes include David Realty, GC Architecture and The Next Step.

The Showcase is available ON-LINE at www.theshowcasemagazine.net. In addition, you can scan our QR code on the front cover to take you to our website. Follow us on twitter @TheShowcaseMag and friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheShowcaseMagazine. Our ON-LINE Business Guide is bigger and better than ever with over 100 businesses and new additions joining every day! Just go to www.theshowcasemagazine.net and click on Business Guide. You will find categories to make it easy to navigate and find exactly what you are looking for. Can’t find it? Just email or call us and we will be more than happy to refer you to the business you are looking for.

We would like to thank our readers and advertisers for supporting The Showcase Magazine and for making it possible for us to give back to the community. We also encourage you to Shop Smart & Shop Local and patronize your local businesses and professionals who are dedicated to the local community.

We wish you and your families a wonderful Fall Season!


Nina Ulloa & Patti DePaul