Meet Our Clients

We’re proud to have had a role in helping so many small businesses throughout New Jersey to start, grow and thrive. While each client is unique, they all share some common characteristics: an unshakable belief in their business, a willingness to work as long and hard as it takes, and a relentless drive to stay competitive.

Read their stories and be inspired. And then contact us to see how we can help you.

Jerry Pastore
Name: Pastore Music
Location: Union City
In the dazed aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a dark cloud just seemed to linger for Pastore Music, an instrument and audio equipment retailer and musical lessons studio.  Business at this Union City icon dropped to all-time low all—resulting in cash...
Name: Mack Boring and Parts
Location: Union NJ
We couldn't have been prouder to hear that long-time PTAC client, Mack Boring, was awarded a Recognition for Excellence award from the Dept. of Defense. Read on.
Name: 24/7 Courier Services
Location: Mountainside, NJ
Al Baptiste's business suffered some fits and starts in the early days. But 24/7 Courier Services has been up and running strong for several years now, thanks in part to govt. contracting assistance from UCEDC.
Name: LC Engineers
Location: Rahway, NJ
UCEDC’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award is presented to a business owner demonstrating entrepreneurial spirit, the potential for long-term business success, the ability to overcome obstacles, a commitment to the community, and innovation...
Name: Marine Design and Operations
Location: Kenilworth, NJ
Searching for government contracts that could boost revenue is important, but it takes one of the most precious resources a business owner has: time. Raj Sengupta, president of Marine Design and Operations, Inc., has...
Name: Solar Compounds
Location: Linden NJ
UCEDC’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) prides itself on going the extra mile to help small businesses win government contracts. For Solar Compounds Corp. of Linden, the path doesn’t matter so much as...
Name: Mingletoe
Location: LLC Ocean Grove
In 2012, Maureen Shaffer jumped off a cliff. That’s how she describes going into business for herself after 25 years in the corporate world. The Ocean Grove resident, who has a degree in biomedical engineering, had been employed in the medical...
Name: Younique Probiotics
Location: Union
When Dulce Tanelli embarked on a diet and wellness regime in 2007, her intention was simply to lose weight and feel healthier; at 4’ 11” and 150 pounds, the then 40-year-old Union resident was declared obese by her doctor, and...
Name: Rainbow Ice Company
Location: Ocean Grove
Maureen Fry spent her career in the United States Army where life is defined by standard operating procedures. “We like procedures,” she said of herself and her partners. So when her first effort at finding a post-military career fell short…