Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: Carol Bryan Agency, Farmers Insurance

Carol Bryan didn’t plan for a career in the insurance industry, but a job interview shortly after high school put her changed her life and for the past four years she’s run the Carol Bryan Agency for Farmers Insurance in Kenilworth. In our continuing series profiling members of the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce, we talk to Carol to learn a bit about her life and her business.

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Carol Bryan, CIC

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Cranford Chamber Member Profile: Kick Glass Art Studio

Craft stores have supplies for a variety of projects. Most can be done at home. But for something a bit more imaginative and elaborate you need tools you likely won’t find in your basement. Kick Glass Art Studio¬†at 536 South Avenue East is coming up on their first anniversary in Cranford and they not only will teach you how to work with many different types of glass, but they supply the materials, tools and kilns that make beautiful projects possible. Sheila Hughes and Donna Slevin are the co-owners of Kick Glass and in this Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce member profile they told Cranford Radio about what beginners and more experienced glass workers can do. They also discussed some of the other aspects of the business such as their gallery, restoration work and commissions.

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Sheila Hughes & Donna Slevin

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Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: Cougar Headquarters

If you’ve had kids in Cranford schools or you attended them yourself, you know Cranford’s teams are called the Cougars. A big part of school pride is wearing the school colors of blue and gold and letting folks know you’re a Cranford Cougar. For nearly seven years Cougar Headquarters has been providing not just hometown clothing, but all sorts of local items as well as custom products. Donna and Scott Marino own Cougar Headquarters and RaeAnn Weaver is the store manager. In the latest Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce member profile, Cranford Radio spoke with Donna and RaeAnn and learned there’s more to Cougar Headquarters than just the Centennial Avenue storefront.

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Scott & Donna Marino

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Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: Hands of Life Martial Arts

Arthur Hearns grew up in Cranford and that’s also where he was introduced to the world of martial arts. Today, he runs Hands of Life Martial Arts in Garwood. His school is about more than teaching self-defense. With a focus on children, it’s also about building character.

In this Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce member profile, Arthur talks about his business, the philosophy behind it, and how he came to create the school.

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Arthur Hearns with his sons Arthur, Jr. & Nathan

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Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: Christmas Decor of NJ

While many people enjoy the Christmas holiday, not everyone enjoys getting their house or business decorated. Christmas Decor of New Jersey comes to the rescue by working with home and business owners to design and install their holiday decorations. In this Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce member profile, Cranford Radio talks with Rich Johns, the owner of the business, to discover what it’s like to live Christmas year-round.

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Rich Johns

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Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: On Stage Theater Camp

Summer will be here soon and parents and kids are already planning what they’ll be doing during those lazy, crazy days. One option is being part of a play. On Stage Theater Camp gives kids the chance to learn what goes into putting on a production. Mike and Patty Altmann, both veteran teachers, are the owners, and in this Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce member profile they tell us a bit about what they offer.

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Michael & Patricia Altmann

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Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: We Leash the Hounds

What do you do if your job keeps you out of the house for eight hours of the day, or more, and you have a dog that needs some exercise and a potty break while you’re gone? If you live in the Cranford area, We Leash the Hounds is here to help. The business is owned by Morgan Jenkins and Ryan Yorke. In this Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce member profile we sat down at the Downtown Family Restaurant to talk about the business and their love of dogs.

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Ryan Yorke & Morgan Jenkins

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