COVID-19 INFO FOR BUSINESSES

  • Restaurants – Winter Tenting Guidance

    Restaurants – Winter Tenting Guidance

    Last Wednesday, the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) released the below linked guidance for the use of outdoor space by restaurants and other businesses.  Please make note of the important and timely deadlines, which in part, include “an establishment must file the UCC permit application and request for a variation, …Read More »
  • PPE Discounts for Small Businesses

    PPE Discounts for Small Businesses

    Small businesses may find in link below information on how organizations with 100 or fewer employees may purchase PPE at a 65% discount through the State’s PPE Access Program effective November 24th. STATE OF NEW JERSEY COVID INFORMATION HUB Source: New Jersey Association of CountiesRead More »
  • How to Track New Jersey’s Covid-19 Executive/Admin. Orders

    How to Track New Jersey’s Covid-19 Executive/Admin. Orders

    The following link will take you to a State of New Jersey webpage which lists all standing covid-19 related executive orders by Governor Murphy: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/approved/eo_archive.html The following link will take you to a State of New Jersey webpage which lists all covid-19 related Administrative Orders issued by the NJ State …Read More »
  • NJ Reopening News & Montgomery Case Count

    NJ Reopening News & Montgomery Case Count

    NJ GYMS CAN REOPEN TOMORROW, INDOOR DINING & MOVIES FRIDAY: ALL AT 25% CAPACITY New Jersey has now reached the latter part of Stage Two reopening, which will soon include the reopening of gyms and restaurants. In Stage Two, moderate-risk activities restart, based on transmission rates and other evaluations of …Read More »
  • SBA Announces New Reduced 504 Loan Debenture Rates

    SBA Announces New Reduced 504 Loan Debenture Rates

    The U.S. Small Business Administration announced updated interest rates for its 504 Loan Program offered by Certified Development Companies (CDC), allowing small businesses to apply for the lowest interest rates since July 2018, by offering 20 and 25-year interest rates at 2.214% and 2.269%, respectively. Small businesses looking for information on how …Read More »
  • 8-14: Business PPE Program, School Supply Drive, Montgomery’s Michael Petrane in Concert, Case Report

    8-14: Business PPE Program, School Supply Drive, Montgomery’s Michael Petrane in Concert, Case Report

    Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program The first phase of the New Jersey Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program has been announced, designed to ensure that the State’s small businesses and non-profits have access to the fairly priced personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary to facilitate safe working conditions …Read More »
  • Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program

    Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program

    The first phase of the New Jersey Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program has been announced, designed to ensure that the State’s small businesses and non-profits have access to the fairly priced personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary to facilitate safe working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The phase was …Read More »
  • EDA to Provide $15 M in new CARES Act Funding to Businesses

    EDA to Provide $15 M in new CARES Act Funding to Businesses

    The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced that its Board has approved the use of $15.3 million in Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Emergency Security (CARES) Act funding to provide grants through the Authority’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program to businesses located in 12 New Jersey counties that …Read More »
  • NJHMFA’s Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program

    NJHMFA’s Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program

    Governor Murphy announced the Small Landlord Emergency Grant (SLEG) Program, which will reimburse small residential rental property owners for lost rent revenue due to COVID-19 between April and July 2020. By passing the benefit on to their tenants and forgiving outstanding back rent and late fees, landlords will not only …Read More »
  • Additional $15 Million in CARES Act Funding – Small Business Recovery

    Additional $15 Million in CARES Act Funding – Small Business Recovery

    Governor Phil Murphy announced today that an additional $15 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding has been made available to New Jersey small businesses struggling with the pandemic. This funding is in addition to the $100 million the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is …Read More »
  • 7-27-20: Interns Available to help Businesses, Hand Sanitizer Warning List, Drive-Through Testing July 30, Case Report

    7-27-20: Interns Available to help Businesses, Hand Sanitizer Warning List, Drive-Through Testing July 30, Case Report

    Counties Will Pay Young Adults to Work for Your Business with $100K Fund Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board Will Support Businesses Hiring Interns in Somerset & Hunterdon Counties The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board (GRWDB) is connecting young adults looking to enter the world of work with companies in need …Read More »
  • 7-24-20: Tax Bills Delayed, SAVE, Biz Video Highlights, Census, Case Report

    7-24-20: Tax Bills Delayed, SAVE, Biz Video Highlights, Census, Case Report

    Third Quarter Tax Bills Delayed Please be advised, due to the delay in receiving certified tax rates from Somerset County, the mailing of the 2020 Final Property Tax Bills has been delayed.  Ample notice will be given to all residents regarding a new due date.  Please contact my office if …Read More »

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