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Happy New Year Everyone! We are thrilled to start The Showcase Magazine’s 27th year in publication! Our goal in 2023 is to “Do Better” as we continue supporting and promoting our LOCALcommunity, organizations, schools, businesses, professionals and providing quality customer service as we SHOWCASE all things LOCAL.

As we head into the new year, we hope you will enjoy the “Winter” Showcase Magazine complete with new and returning advertisers and impressive columns. As winter continues, we wanted to brighten up your days with our sweet front cover painting, “Cupcake” by artist Cheri Wollenberg.

Inside this issue, you will find our increasingly popular “DINING, SHOPPING & SPECIAL EVENTS” section bursting with the best LOCAL businesses & professionals committed to serving you. Shop for those special VALENTINE GIFTS at your LOCAL retailers, celebrate the MONTH OF LOVE at your favorite LOCAL eatery and make sure to book ahead at your LOCAL salons & spas! Let your LOCAL merchants assist you with your SUPER BOWL SUNDAY plans, home renovations, health, beauty and more. We encourage you to take advantage of all the merchants advertising in The Showcase Magazine.

We have Showcased 5 advertisers for you to enjoy, ACTION TREE SERVICE, BLU CRETE BISTRO, BRASA WOOD-FIRED GRILL, OLCOTT SQUARED BOUTIQUE, AND PETMINDERS NJ. Please take the time to read all about these LOCAL businesses and their success stories! In addition, we welcome you to enter our Winter Word Find contest on page 10 for a chance to win a $25 gift card from Cellar 97 in Bound Brook. If you want to show off your baby/toddler for a chance to win the Cutie Pie award, go to page 8 for all the details. We love receiving all your adorable baby pics!

We have always been community driven as well as supporters of our LOCAL business community. In the spirit of Giving Back, we continue to feature three organizations in our Giving Back column. To view a list of organizations that we have helped support, visit our website at

The Showcase Magazine’s digital version is available ON-LINE at, on Twitter & Instagram @TheShowcaseMag and on Facebook at This allows our advertisers to increase their visibility and helps to promote their goods and services. Our ONLINE Business Guide continues to grow with over one hundred businesses and new additions joining with every issue!

In our 27th year of publishing and the OG magazine of our community, The Showcase Magazine was and continues to be designed to give LOCAL merchants an affordable print and digital advertising vehicle to reach their ideal customers.

A sincere and heartfelt thank you to our readers and advertisers for supporting us and the LOCALbusinesses and professionals of The Showcase Magazine. You have made it possible for us to give back to the community for the past 26 years and counting!

As we move forward to “Do Better” this year and count our blessings, enjoy family & friends and celebrate life’s milestones, Patti and I, and The Showcase staff, wish you and your families Blessings, Peace, Health & Happiness in 2023.

As always, we encourage you to SHOP SMART AND SHOP LOCAL!


Nina & Patti

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