SBA & Congressman Lance Tour Westfield Businesses

Susan Devaney Joins SBA and Congressman Lance in Tour of Westfield NJ Business DistrictOn Monday, August 10, Susan Devaney had the pleasure of joining Congressman Leonard Lance, Westfield Mayor Andrew Skibitsky, Fanwood Mayor Collen Mahr, Gene Jannotti, the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Regional Administrator Kellie LeDet on a walking tour of the Westfield Business District.

The goal of the tour was to promote the availability of business counseling, loans, and technical assistance to local merchants through the SBA and other local economic development agencies.

Small businesses lending in New Jersey continues to stay ahead of last year’s pace. During the first 10 months of Fiscal Year 2015 (Oct. 1, 2014 thru July 31, 2015) the U.S. Small Business Administration’s New Jersey district office has approved a total of 1,456 loans for $688 million. The SBA reports a 35 percent increase in the number of loans approved and a 34 percent increase in the dollars made available to small business owners throughout the state during that time.

Since 2010 through July of this year, the SBA has approved a total of 25 loans for $10.3 million to Westfield small businesses. “SBA has approved an average of four loans for $1.7 million per year over the last five years in Westfield,” said SBA Regional Administrator Kellie LeDet.” I believe the capacity exists to do more. Part of the reason why we are here today with Congressman Lance and Westfield Mayor Andrew Skibitsky, is to see how we can work  together to boost those totals and have a greater impact on an already thriving downtown business district. If there is way the SBA can help, then we want to be part of the solution.”

House For Sale: 814 Stevens Avenue Westfield NJ

814 Stevens Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090For Sale: $599,000 SOLD $605,000

814 Stevens Avenue, Westfield, NJ

4 bedrooms, 2 baths

Welcome to this beautifully maintained and charming 4 bedroom, 2 bath brick and cedar shake Cape Cod home. This house features a wood-burning fireplace in the living room, formal dining room with built-in corner cabinets, two first floor bedrooms—all with hardwood floors. The kitchen boasts new stainless steel appliances, loads of storage, and a door to the backyard. The master bedroom and a second bedroom are on the first floor with a recently updated hall bath. A sunroom with access to the backyard is off the rear bedroom.

The second floor has two large full-height bedrooms with ample closet space and generous windows. Both first and second floors have sunny hall baths with recent updates and generous storage. Walk-in attic allows for ease of use and lots of storage. The basement has a large family room finished with indoor/outdoor carpeting, as well as the laundry, utility areas, and more storage space. The fenced backyard has patio, shade trees, and a full invisible fence around the entire yard. All located in a quiet, friendly neighborhood near Washington Elementary School, town, shopping, and transportation. (View MLS listing.)

First Floor

  • ENTRY With closet, stairway to second floor and open to living room.
  • LIVING ROOM Hardwood floor, wood-burning fireplace, large picture window.
  • FORMAL DINING ROOM Hardwood floor, large window, 2 built-in corner cabinets.
  • KITCHEN Tile floor, wood cabinetry, Formica countertops, ceiling fan with light, recessed lighting, light over sink, stainless steel appliances include: Frigidaire Gallery refrigerator, Frigidaire 5 burner range, Whirlpool exterior vented exhaust, Frigidaire dishwasher.
  • MASTER BEDROOM With double exposure, generous closets, ceiling fan with light.
  • BEDROOM Hardwood floor, Dutch door to sunroom.
  • SUNROOM Louvered storm windows and door to backyard.

Second Floor

  • BEDROOM Full height ceiling, hardwood floor, large walk-in closet, recessed lighting.
  • BEDROOM Full height ceiling, hardwood floor.
  • FULL BATH Shower over tub, updated vanity with storage, spacious linen closet.


  • PARTIALLY FINISHED BASEMENT Bilco door for outside access.
  • FAMILY ROOM Indoor/outdoor carpeting.
  • UTILITY AREA/LAUNDRY Amana washer, Whirlpool dryer, laundry sink, storage.

Additional Features & Amenities

  • York gas furnace
  • Lennox central air conditioning
  • New 40 gallon GE gas hot water heater
  • Hardwood floors throughout
  • Backyard with paver patio and privacy fencing
  • Invisible fence
  • Attached garage

Lot Size: 80 x 100
2014 Taxes: $13,161

This information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. 

Weichert, Realtors®, Susan Devaney Real Estate Agent, Westfield, NJ

For more information, contact Susan Devaney:

Weichert, Realtors®
185 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090

Westfield Real Estate Information

Would you like to see this home or other homes in the Westfield area? Please give us a call, 908.233.6200, or fill in the form and we'll get back to you shortly.

Organize Mindfully

Today I have the pleasure to be featured on the Organize Mindfully podcast, hosted by Mark Dillon. In our interview, I share that to organize your thoughts and process, the first step is to organize your stuff — something I’m well versed in.

Please listen, and subscribe to the Organize Mindfully podcast for a twice-a-week dose of organizational tips and inspiration from leading professionals, designers, mindfulness teachers, and people living an organized life.

Jersey Fresh at Westfield’s Farmers Market

Gala Apples at Westfield Farmers MarketWestfield’s Farmers Market kicks off its 20th season on June 6th, 2015. Every Saturday from June 6th to October 31st from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, you can find fresh, local produce; organic vegetables; grass fed beef and lamb; free-range chicken; dried fruits, baked goods, and lots more.

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Miller-Cory House in June

Miller Cory House Museum Westfield NJ

Before the Miller-Cory House Museum closes for the summer, save June 7th for an afternoon of historic family fun. From 2 to 4 pm on this Sunday, you and your children can take a tour, watch open-hearth cooking, and participate in a summertime craft (kids only). Additionally, you can stroll through their gardens, learn about local history, and smell delicious aromas from their cookhouse.

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For Sale: 560 Woodland Avenue Mountainside NJ

560 Woodland Avenue, Mountainside, NJ

For Sale: $459,000

560 Woodland Avenue, Mountainside, NJ

3 bedrooms, 2 baths

Lot Size: .151 acre

Taxes: $5,271

Charming Cape Cod home with a deep front porch that welcomes you to this 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. The house features a wood burning fireplace in the living room that opens to a formal dining room with chair rail, triple windows, and beamed ceiling, all with hardwood floors. The kitchen has a large counter open to the family room addition that includes a spiral staircase to the second floor master suite. The family room also opens to the back garden and over-sized garage.

The second floor spacious master suite has a balcony, en suite bathroom with skylight, and multiple closets. Two more bedrooms and large bath are also on the 2nd floor. A dry, unfinished basement includes the washer, dryer, utility rooms, and additional storage in the crawl space under the family room addition.

This is a perfect opportunity to own a wonderful home in Mountainside, steps away from the town border of Westfield and friendly Mountainside neighborhood shops.

Click here to see interactive floor plan!

First Floor

  • LIVING ROOM (20 x 14) Hardwood floor, wood burning fireplace with brick surround, triple window
  • FORMAL DINING ROOM (13 x 13) Hardwood floor, beamed ceiling, chair rail, triple window
  • KITCHEN (13 x 10) Hardwood floor, oak cabinetry, Formica countertops, ceiling fan with light, bay window, open to family room, door to side yard and door to basement
  • FAMILY ROOM (24 x 16) Parquet wood floor, crown molding, spiral staircase to 2nd floor master suite, door to backyard

Second Floor

  • MASTER BEDROOM (19 x 16) Skylight, door to balcony
  • MASTER BATH Skylight, shower over tub
  • BEDROOM (16 x 11) Spacious closet, 3 windows
  • BEDROOM (13 x 12) Double windows, closet, storage
  • HALL BATH Tile floor, shower over tub, linen closet, window
  • LAUNDRY Newer Kenmore washer & dryer (2 years old), utility sink

Additional Features & Amenities

  • Oil burning furnace (2 years old)
  • Oil tank in basement
  • Gas hot water heater (2 years old)
  • Chestnut moldings and trim throughout
  • Front porch
  • New front door and storm door
  • Second floor balcony off master suite
  • 1½ car detached garage with storage
  • Professional landscaping
  • English garden with Koi pond
  • Private patio/sitting area
  • Backs to cul-de-sac where local children play

Full description and details here; or download the colorful brochure.

Video Tour

This information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. 

Weichert, Realtors®, Susan Devaney Real Estate Agent, Westfield, NJ

For more information, contact Susan Devaney:

Weichert, Realtors®
185 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090

Westfield Real Estate Information

Would you like to see this home or other homes in the Westfield area? Please give us a call, 908.233.6200, or fill in the form and we'll get back to you shortly.

520 Pounds of Food Collected


The Mavins Group's Food Drive Kickoff Event at  Brookdale NJ ShopRite

From left to right: Juliana, Sabrina, Kaiah, Kimberle, Courtney, Gina, Jacob

Success! These middle school students and youth from Montclair’s Lacordaire Academy and St. Paul Baptist Church kicked off The Mavins Group’s weeklong Make a Move for Hunger food drive by collecting food at Brookdale New Jersey’s ShopRite. The group collected more than 520 pounds of food items and $250 for the Virtual Food Drive.

Throughout the week, you can drop off donated goods at several Weichert, Realtors® locations and at SAGE Eldercare in Summit, NJ. Suggested items for donation include diapers and non-perishable foods such as canned fruits, vegetables and soups, peanut butter, shelf-stable milk, and more.

Drop-Off Locations for Food Drive

Weichert, Realtors Locations:

  • Chatham Weichert Office, 64 Main Street, Chatham Township, 973.635.5000
  • Union Weichert Office, 1307 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union, 908.687-4800
  • Westfield Weichert Office, 185 Elm Street, Westfield, 908.654.7777
  • Warren Township Weichert Office, 61B Mountain Boulevard, Warren, 908.757.7780

Other Locations:

The drive, which is a partnership with The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) and Move for Hunger, is raising funds and food for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and other local food banks. The Mavins Group encourages you to right-size your home and support those in need by donating non-perishable food items in honor of your mother.

Stress Free Downsizing, Organizing, and Selling Your Home

Maureen Majewski and Susan Devaney at Seabrook in Tinton Falls NJ

Maureen Majewski and Susan Devaney

On Friday, May 8th, our operations manager Maureen Majewski will be speaking on Stress Free Downsizing, Organizing, and Selling Your Home.

The event will take place at the Clark AARP Chapter 3733’s meeting, which will be held at the Brewer Center, 430 Westfield Avenue, Clark, NJ. There’s a social hour that starts at noon with coffee, donuts, and socializing. The official meeting, and Maureen’s talk, starts at 1 pm.

All are welcome to attend, and the Clark AARP invites all who hold membership in the National AARP to join the Clark, NJ chapter.

Any questions, please call Sharon Pane at 732.381.3718.

Professional Women’s Luncheon

Women EntrepreneursWomen Spring Into Motivation
Wednesday, May 6th at 11:30 am
The Westwood in Garwood, NJ

Join us to hear these inspirational and entrepreneurial women as they share advice and lessons learned to assist you in promoting yourself in your professional journey: [Read more…]

Healthy Kids Day at Westfield Area Y

Healthy Kids Day at Westfield Area Y NJ

Stop by the Westfield Area Y on Saturday, April 25 from 1–4 pm for Healthy Kids Day, a FREE community event.

Kids will enjoy: [Read more…]

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