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This Father - Daughter Collaboration Means Business

This Father - Daughter Collaboration Means Business

Father-and-daughter duo Kim and Tricia Boomhower’s business, KB Workshop, has become a Just Jersey staple with their handcrafted, laser-engraved wooden coasters, serving boards, candy dishes, and more.
  • Tina Bologna
Lather Up with Mt. Lebanon Soap Company

Lather Up with Mt. Lebanon Soap Company

What do you get when you combine a chemical engineer and a massage therapist? A handmade soap company! Jersey-natives Chris and Erin Csernica first started making soaps together before they were married; it was an activity that utilized Chris’s experience as a chemist and allowed them to have a creative activity that yielded usable products! 
  • Tina Bologna
Chrissy McIntyre

Chrissy McIntyre

Chrissy McIntyre has an extensive history creating art, and has worked in a variety of jobs within the art field.  Before becoming her own boss just under eight years ago, Chrissy attended the University of Richmond, and started off her career doing photo research for book publishers.
  • Tina Bologna
The Naked Botanical is Growing in the Garden State

The Naked Botanical is Growing in the Garden State

In 1988 Anna Hackman moved to the east coast with her husband, and began working as a real estate lawyer after graduating from the School of Law at Miami University. Before living in Florida while attending University of Florida and University of Miami, Anna lived and grew up in Ohio. Ever since moving to the Garden State 33 years ago, however, she has called it her home.
  • Tina Bologna
Inspiration in Nature - A.A. Woodturning

Inspiration in Nature - A.A. Woodturning

Alan Adler is a New Jersey-based woodworker and founder and CEO of two companies.  After graduating Pratt Institute with a masters degree in Package Design, he used that degree to construct two businesses– Source Packaging and Cases by Source. He has been a featured artist at Just Jersey since 2019, and his  handcrafted jewelry, wooden bowls and bottle stoppers are store favorites!

Inspiration in Nature - A.A. Woodturning

  • Tina Bologna
Meet Parkman Brothers

Meet Parkman Brothers

New Jersey brothers, Christopher and Andrew Shalhoub have a lot in common. During a trip to Maine in 2014, they were inspired by the region’s rustic natural beauty as well as the abundance of local creative enterprises and a thriving maker economy.  During the trip they decided to apply their training in engineering and design to the creation of wooden sunglasses. 
  • Tina Bologna