Elizabeth Campbell Previous articleSGA to host football watch party in Campus CommonsNext articleCity Council approves water rate hike Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Linkedin printFirst-year students who want a say in how to spend $730,000 might want to consider joining the Student Government Association (SGA).As a member of either the House of Student Representatives or Frog Aides, first-year students can affect how the SGA’s budget is spent through either drafting legislation, or planning events on campus.“SGA is a great way to get a feel for everything that is going on campus because we have such a large part in legislation and funding different organizations,” senior elections and regulations officer Morgan Bailie said. “You really get a feel for just everything that is going on.”Applications to run for Class of 2019 representative are due Friday at 11:59 p.m. and elections are on Sept. 14. Applications can be found on the SGA website.As a representative for the Class of 2019, first-year students would attend weekly house meetings on Tuesday nights, serve on a specific committee in SGA, and draft and propose legislation of their own said Bailie.“Working on legislation that their peers want to see happen on campus is what we really strive to do,” Bailie said.Bailie said there is a specific type of person who she thinks would do the best as a representative.“People who just really want to see change happen and are willing to make that happen,” Bailie said. “People who are really excited about TCU, and passionate and want to see it improve.”Erin Mulkey, Frog Aides co-director and junior accounting major, said she also likes the opportunity SGA offers students in the future.“If you don’t know what you want to do at TCU it’s a good place to start,” Mulkey said. “We have so many random organizations we’re in, so if someone is interested in something there’s a good chance someone on exec has done that or knows someone that has done it.”Applications for Frog Aides, a first-year leadership development program, are due Monday 11:59 p.m. and after an interview process, invitations to join the program are expected to be sent out on Sept. 20. Applications can also be found on the SGA website.“It’s probably more similar to what they did in student council than the typical House of Representatives,” senior co-director Blake Tilley said. “It’s more focused on developing the Frog Aides as leaders.”Students who are part of Frog Aides will attend weekly meetings on Tuesday nights where they will focus on developing their personal leadership skills, plan events for the fall, and decide as a class what larger event they want to put on in the spring said Mulkey.As part of the Frog Aide application process, applicants are expected to give a short presentation that tells something about themselves said Tilley.“If what you did in high school was choir and played guitar in Potbelly’s then come in and do that because that’s who you are,” Tilley said. “Creativity doesn’t necessarily give you points, but it gives you points if it shows who you are.”First-year students can also apply to fill one of the other four vacant house seats from the Honors College (two seats), the College of Science and Engineering, and the College of Education. All applications can be found on the SGA website. TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Facebook Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ + posts Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Twitter ReddIt Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/
By Donald WittkowskiJeff Sherman, a centerfielder who batted cleanup, was the good baseball player. Sam Koperwas, a second baseman mired at the bottom of the batting order, was the not-so-good player.Despite the disparity in their athletic skill, the two Little Leaguers who grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., formed a friendship that continues today in their late 60s.Their relationship also includes a business partnership that began in 1972 on a lark. They, admittedly, knew nothing about the business world when they opened their Henry’s jewelry store on the Ocean City Boardwalk.Yet these two former Little League teammates hit the proverbial homerun with Henry’s, now an iconic name at the Jersey Shore.Their flagship store has been a fixture at 1236 Boardwalk for 44 years. It was joined by a new sister store at Ninth Street and the Boardwalk over the summer. There is also a third Henry’s store at the Washington Street Mall in Cape May.“It’s worked well for us,” the 68-year-old Koperwas said of his partnership with Sherman, who turns 68 on Nov. 22. “We always say that we grew up with our customers.”Saleswomen Marianne D’Elia, left, and Kate Harris greet customers at a jewelry counter.Over the past 40-plus years, they have served multiple generations of customers. Oftentimes, they see customers whose parents or grandparents originally patronized the store, Koperwas noted.Henry’s bills itself as the “Landmark Jeweler” for Ocean City and Cape May, a title that reflects its stature in the community and longtime relationship with customers.Although Sherman and Koperwas lacked any serious business acumen when they first opened Henry’s, they did have enough sense to develop a simple strategy that remains effective today, Koperwas explained.They decided to sell well-made jewelry at affordable prices, offer outstanding customer service and earn the confidence of the local community.Solidifying its reputation, Henry’s has been named one of America’s top 50 designer jewelers by JCK, a national trade publication for the jewelry industry.A jewelry display case is marked with a sign that touts Henry’s four decades in business.The name Henry’s was inspired by a cigar store Indian statue given to Koperwas and Sherman by some of their friends while they were still debating what to call their business. Their friends had dubbed the statue “Henry.” The statue, about 6 feet tall, remains an iconic piece of the store at 1236 Boardwalk.Sherman and Koperwas started out selling Native American jewelry. As fashion trends evolved, the store transitioned into silver, gold, diamond and other types of bling.What hasn’t changed is Henry’s approach toward customers. Koperwas stressed that Henry’s evokes a relaxed, inviting atmosphere that reflects the casual beach and Boardwalk crowds in Ocean City and Cape May.“People stroll in dressed in bathing suits and flip-flops and can still buy a $10,000 diamond necklace,” Koperwas said.He joked that at the more formal jewelry stores, “the salesperson is better dressed than you.”Henry’s is the exclusive retailer in Ocean City and Cape May for the Pandora and Alex and Ani jewelry lines. In addition to jewelry, the store also sells casual apparel.The store layout reflects a casual, relaxing atmosphere that caters to Ocean City’s beach and boardwalk crowds.While many seashore businesses close down after the peak summer tourism season, Henry’s stays open year-round. However, the store at Ninth Street has closed temporarily while work continues on the reconstruction of the Ocean City Boardwalk in that area.Koperwas said the approaching Christmas shopping season will provide a boost in business and also gives Henry’s another opportunity to reconnect with its local customers.Henry’s also reaches beyond its local customer base through its website and Facebook page. Koperwas said the Facebook page not only serves as a marketing tool for Henry’s, it also promotes community events in Ocean City and Cape May.This week, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce recognized Henry’s with its “Outstanding Use of Technology Award” for the store’s social media presence.Social media, of course, did not exist when Sherman and Koperwas conceived of Henry’s in the early 1970s. They launched their business with a $10,000 investment and a dream.Looking back on those years, Koperwas said both of them felt at the time that having a Boardwalk business “was a good excuse to come to the Jersey Shore.”“We decided that we would lose some money together or possibly make some.”Well, it’s obvious now that the two former Little Leaguers have indeed hit a homerun.While many Boardwalk businesses close down after the peak summer season, Henry’s remains open year-round. Henry’s flagship jewelry store in Ocean City has been a fixture at 1236 Boardwalk since 1972.
The facility is a 600-square foot site in the heart of the River Walk and Arts District with sites of the Chenango River, between Boscov’s and the Double Tree Hotel. Interested parties may submit their proposal to the City of Binghamton’s Board of Contract and Supply. Proposals may also incorporate adjacent non-public property or reimagine current elements of urban design. Starting next year more than $3 million will be invested into streetscape improvements in the area of the water street garage as part of the City’s DECO Project. Interested Developers and business leaders can submit project proposals starting Sept. 25, proposals must accommodate 500 on-site parking spaces to support Boscov’s and surrounding businesses, it can include housing and commercial components. It was built in 1970 but is plagued by expensive structural repairs. The deadline to submit a proposal is Nov. 25. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The City of Binghamton is requesting project proposals in regards to the redevelopment of the Water Street Parking Facility.