The Daily Update

The Daily Update: Tuesday, July 12, 2022, #516

The Daily Update Features Resources, News & How You Can Help Your Community. Stay Positive – “Make each day your masterpiece,” John Wooden News At The Chamber – Have Some Exciting News to Share?: Submit A Promotion, News, Announcement or Upcoming Event…Click Here For Details News – Focus NJ’s 2021 Economic Review Shows NJ Challenges Exiting Pandemic: NJ’s Gross Domestic Product Surpassed Pre-Pandemic…

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The Daily Update: Tuesday, June 28, 2022, #507

The Daily Update Features Resources, News & How You Can Help Your Community. Stay Positive – “Every champion was once a contender that didn’t give up,” Gabby Douglas News At The Chamber – Have Some Exciting News to Share?: Submit A Promotion, News, Announcement or Upcoming Event…Click Here For Details News – Middlesex County Among Healthiest Communities In 2022:Ranked 9th in the…

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Member Spotlight: Office Evolution

The pandemic has changed the way we work. And with a new focus on flexible working, Office Evolution offers itself as the solution for any company looking to provide that NYC office feel right here in Middlesex County.  Karen Fisher and her husband, George, started Office Evolution in Woodbridge in 2018 and are pleased to…

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Welcome, New Members! Welcome Back, Returning Members!

Membership Reflects Central Jersey’s Growing Business Community The MCRCC is pleased to welcome new members to our ever-growing Central Jersey business community. We are also grateful to our returning partners, who have renewed their commitment to America’s greatest chamber!   Welcome, New Members! Office Evolution East Brunswick Uni-Tel Group Devry University D M Diversified Batth…

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The Daily Update: Tuesday, May 10, 2022, #474

The Daily Update Features Resources, News & How You Can Help Your Community. Stay Positive – “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all,” Helen Keller News At The Chamber – Network and Grow Your Business: May Networking Breakfast, Friday, May 20 at The Heldrich Hotel…Click Here For Details News – Rutgers Scientists Develop Test That Easily Detects Variants…

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Member Spotlight: NJ Small Business Development Center at Rutgers University-New Brunswick

At the heart of Middlesex County is its diverse and quality workforce. As the second-largest county in New Jersey in terms of the number of businesses, the local Small Business Development Center is invaluable to Middlesex’s economy.  With the ongoing pandemic, the NJ Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick has supported businesses…

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Welcome, New Members! Welcome Back, Returning Members!

Membership Reflects Central Jersey’s Growing Business Community The MCRCC is pleased to welcome new members to our ever-growing Central Jersey business community. We are also grateful to our returning partners, who have renewed their commitment to America’s greatest chamber!   Welcome, New Members! Peoples Secuirty Bank & Trust Co.  Brandon Becerril Financial Professional NJ Delivery…

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The Daily Update

The Daily Update: Friday, April 29, 2022, #467

The Daily Update Features Resources, News & How You Can Help Your Community. Stay Positive – “The best way out is always through,” Robert Frost News At The Chamber – Six Courses, One Champion: Join Us For the 2022 Central Jersey Golf Tour…Click Here For Details News – Greater New Brunswick Transportation Study: Share Your Feedback with NJ Transit…Click Here For Details…

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Open Position: Level 1 Technician

CMIT Solutions of New Brunswick – Level 1 Technician Qualifications Escalate problems that fall outside of skill level of this position to tier 2 support (Network and Computer systems Administrator or Senior Technician) Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows 7, 8, 10) Apple Mac OS a plus but not necessary Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Antivirus/Malware…

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Members Network and Engage Over Breakfast

The March Networking Breakfast provided members and guests with the outstanding opportunity to network with other members, develop new connections and further grow their businesses. Over coffee, french toast and eggs, members enjoyed 30-second intros and structured networking with other attendees at the beautiful Pines Manor in Edison. Click Here to View Photos

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Welcome, New Members! Welcome Back, Returning Members!

Membership Reflects Central Jersey’s Growing Business Community The MCRCC is pleased to welcome new members to our ever-growing Central Jersey business community. We are also grateful to our returning partners, who have renewed their commitment to America’s greatest chamber!   Welcome, New Members! United Electric Supply TAPinto South Plainfield Share A Horse Inc.   Welcome…

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Member Spotlight: CMIT Solutions

As the pandemic continues to push the world further online, cybersecurity has become an essential business. To companies – both small and large – and even school districts, cybercrime is a relevant concern in this new age of working virtually.  CMIT Solutions works to ensure that you do not have worries about IT, featuring local…

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Congratulations to Former Chamber VP Craig Schlosser

Morris County Chamber of Commerce’s New VP of Economic Development Craig Schlosser has spent the last seven years as one of the Middlesex Chamber’s vice presidents, playing an important role in supporting members and organizations throughout the pandemic. Through his leadership, the Chamber was able to offer valuable virtual programming and a wide-variety of resources…

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Welcome, New Members! Welcome Back, Returning Members!

Membership Reflects Central Jersey’s Growing Business Community The MCRCC is pleased to welcome new members to our ever-growing Central Jersey business community. We are also grateful to our returning partners, who have renewed their commitment to America’s greatest chamber!   Welcome, New Members! Smart Sips Coffee Angela Atelier Grant Engineering & Construction Group Money Matters…

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Members Develop New Connections at December Networking Breakfast

The December Networking Breakfast provided members and guests with yet another outstanding opportunity to network, develop new connections and further grow their businesses. Over coffee, members enjoyed 30-second intros and structured networking with other attendees at The Rutgers Club in Piscataway. Thank you to our Board Host, Jay Driscoll, Director of Facilities Management at Johnson…

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Welcome, New Members! Welcome Back, Returning Members!

Membership Reflects Central Jersey’s Growing Business Community The MCRCC is pleased to welcome new members to our ever-growing Central Jersey business community. We are also grateful to our returning partners, who have renewed their commitment to America’s greatest chamber!   Welcome, New Members! Jewish Renaissance Foundation S+C Architects KH Initiative LLC Jersey Commercial Lending  …

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Member Spotlight: Middlesex College

When Middlesex College rebranded at the beginning of this year to remove the “County” from its name, it saw the need to destigmatize the perception of community college. “There is such an immense value of an education that starts at a two-year institution and grows from there,” said Jeffery Herron, Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness, Planning…

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Give Back this Holiday Season

MCRCC and South Brunswick EDC Team Up with South Brunswick Social Services At the Fall Networking Wine Tasting Event on Nov. 16, hosted by MCRCC and the South Brunswick EDC, the South Brunswick Social Services raised donations for local families in need.  “There are needy families and individuals right here in South Brunswick who find themselves…

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SBA Opens Public Comment on Two Proposed Size Standard Modifications

Enhancements Will Provide Increased Flexibility on Size Determinations and Calculating Average Annual Revenues for Small Business Contractors Changes Estimated to Expand Access to SBA Loans to Over 67,000 Businesses The U.S. Small Business Administration issued a proposal to modify two of the methods it uses to determine which businesses qualify as a small business for…

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N.J. Business Action Center Launches “Vendor Clearinghouse” To Identify Sources of Reusable and Paper Carryout Bags in Advance of State’s Single-use Plastic Carryout Bag Ban

N.J. Business Action Center Launches “Vendor Clearinghouse” To Identify Sources of Reusable and Paper Carryout Bags in Advance of State’s Single-use Plastic Carryout Bag Ban  Businesses are urged to prepare now for new requirements, which take effect May 4, 2022   TRENTON, N.J. –– The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC), a business advocacy resource housed within…

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Inclusive Hiring: One Solution to the Labor Shortage

Inclusive Hiring: One Solution to the Labor Shortage – Webinar Available

Inclusive Hiring: One Solution to the Labor Shortage Courtesy of the New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC) Representatives from the New Jersey Business Action Center, the Department of Labor, and Easterseals New Jersey share the way companies can reach this talent, what language to use and avoid, interview etiquette, and accommodations to consider. This pre-recorded…

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The Daily Update

The Daily Update: Tuesday, November 9, 2021, #360

The Daily Update Features Resources, News & How You Can Help Your Community. Stay Positive – “Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a beautiful place,” Hazrat Inayat Khan News At The Chamber – Complimentary for Members – Cyber Security Awareness Training: “Continuous Education/Measurable Analytics = Effective Employee,” presented by Cora Park, President/CEO…

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Member Spotlight: Yolo Promo

The common phrase that “you only live once” has become an important slogan for Mike D’Angola, owner of Yolo Promo, since the beginning of the pandemic.  Like many people, D’Angola, a Piscataway resident, found himself in a tough position when the pandemic began in early 2020. Not allowing the stalemate to continue, he left his…

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Members Enjoyed Networking and Connecting at the October Networking Breakfast

The October Networking Breakfast provided members and guests with the outstanding opportunity to network with other members, develop new connections and further grow their businesses. Over coffee and eggs, members enjoyed 30-second intros and structured networking with other attendees at The Rutgers Club in Piscataway. Thank you to our Board Host, Kelly Blithe, Director of…

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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in New Jersey and Pennsylvania Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Ida

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private nonprofit organizations in New Jersey due to Hurricane Ida that occurred Sept. 1-2, 2021. Low-interest disaster loans are available in the following counties: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset,…

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Member Spotlight: REPLENISH

Middlesex County has been committed to organizing an eradication of hunger since MCFOODS, its food distribution organization, was formed in the closet of a park police building in Edison in 1994. Recently rebranded to REPLENISH, the new name highlights how the organization has shifted into a higher gear, especially during the pandemic, to offering more…

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NJEDA Expands NJ ZIP Program to Support Additional Zero-Emission Vehicle Purchases

NJEDA Expands NJ ZIP Program to Support  Additional Zero-Emission Vehicle Purchases Expansion will Bring Popular NJ ZIP Program to  Greater New Brunswick Area & Build on Successful Pilot Program Building on the momentum generated since the launch of the New Jersey Zero Emission Incentive Program (NJ ZIP) pilot program earlier this year, the New Jersey…

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Saint Peter’s to Offer First-Dose Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics September 21 and 28

SAINT PETER’S UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OFFERING FIRST-DOSE PFIZER VACCINE FOR NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS 12 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER   SEPTEMBER 21 AND SEPTEMBER 28  WALK-INS WELCOME; APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE   Mark your calendar for these first-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinics for New Jersey residents 12 years of age and older to be held in Saint Peter’s…

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American Repertory Ballet Announces 2021-2002 Season

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) is pleased to announce its much anticipated 2021-2022 season under the new leadership of Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel. “It is with great optimism that American Repertory Ballet returns to live performances after this extended intermission,” said Ethan Stiefel.  “The 2021-2022 season embraces a sense of starting anew and creating fresh and…

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The Daily Update

The Daily Update: Friday, September 10, 2021, #319

The Daily Update Features Resources, News & How You Can Help Your Community. Stay Positive –  “Risking yourself more than others think is safe. Dreaming more than others think is practical,” Howard Schultz News At The Chamber – Network, Connect and Grow Your Business: @ the September Networking Breakfast…Click Here For Details News -​ NJEDA Board Approves…

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SBA Enhances COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program to Aid Small Businesses Facing Challenges from Delta Variant

SBA Administrator Guzman Enhances COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program to Aid Small Businesses Facing Challenges from Delta Variant Increased Loan Cap to $2 Million, Expanded Use of Funds to Pay and Prepay Business Debt, Streamlined Review Processes, and Deferred Payments; First Approval and Disbursement of Loans of $500,000 or Less Also Introduced. WASHINGTON –…

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of New Jersey Affected by Remnants of Hurricane Ida

Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to businesses and residents in New Jersey following the announcement of a Presidential disaster declaration due to the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Sept. 1-3, 2021. “The SBA is strongly committed to providing New Jersey residents with the most effective response possible to assist…

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SBA Announces National Small Business Week Virtual Summit Event Schedule for September 13-15

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week Virtual Summit event schedule is set. This annual event, happening September 13-14, 2021, honors the nation’s 31 million small businesses for their perseverance, ingenuity, triumphs, and creativity. SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced National Small Business Week in a news release last month. The…

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Welcome, New Members! Welcome Back, Returning Members!

Membership Reflects Central Jersey’s Growing Business Community The MCRCC is pleased to welcome new members to our ever-growing Central Jersey business community. We are also grateful to our returning partners, who have renewed their commitment to America’s greatest chamber!   Welcome, New Members! RW Online Tutoring KSI Auto Parts The Franchise Advisor ID Seal Dash…

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New Brunswick City Center

New Brunswick Mayor Extends George Street Closure: Announces New Executive Order 2021-10

Please be advised, New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill has released a new Executive Order 2021-10, attached, effective as of 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2021, extending the George St. road closure through Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. Reference to regulations, conditions, and standards still apply based on Executive Orders noted within the attached.…

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SBA Announces Plan to Open Supplemental Grants for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Applicants

Encourages all potential SVOG applicants to apply WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is announcing a call to all eligible Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) applicants seeking economic aid for live entertainment small businesses, nonprofits, and venues. New applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, August 20, 2021. The SVOG program…

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The Daily Update

The Daily Update: August 9, 2021, #296

The Daily Update Features Resources, News & How You Can Help Your Community. Stay Positive – “Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work,” Joseph Barbara News At The Chamber – Cyber Security Awareness Training Series: Empowering the First Layer of Defense: Series presented by Cora Park, President/CEO, Diamond Business Communications. Starting on Thursday,…

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Member Spotlight: VoiceNEXT

VoiceNEXT has been in the business of creating effective hybrid work models long before the pandemic forced splitting time between the office and home to be the ‘new normal.’ As a NJ-based company, VoiceNEXT has provided unparalleled service to its customers for upwards of 18 years and has transitioned from a voice communications to a…

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Announcing the New Brunswick Heart Festival

State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick Cultural Center, New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC), and Above Art Studios present the New Brunswick HEART Festival on Saturday, August 14, 2021, from 4pm-7pm; hosted by New Jersey Radio Hall of Famer Bert Baron and Founder of TSO Productions, Sharon Gordon. This free family-friendly festival celebrates all the…

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Welcome, New Members! Welcome Back, Returning Members!

Membership Reflects Central Jersey’s Growing Business Community The MCRCC is pleased to welcome new members to our ever-growing Central Jersey business community. We are also grateful to our returning partners, who have renewed their commitment to America’s greatest chamber!   Welcome, New Members! Overmyer Insurance Agency The Alternative Board of Center NJ Friends of Cyrus…

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The Daily Update

The Daily Update: Friday, July 9, 2021

The Daily Update Features Resources, News & How You Can Help Your Community. Stay Positive – “If you know everything than you understand nothing,” Craig Schlosser News At The Chamber – Dine Around The Globe Without Leaving The City!: New Brunswick Restaurant Week Starts Tomorrow…Click Here For Details News -​ NJEDA Releases Main Street Recovery Finance Program Preliminary Rules for Public Feedback: The Main Street…

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SBA Hosts National SBIR Week to Connect Technology Innovators & Entrepreneurs with Research Funding

SBA Hosts National SBIR Week to Connect Technology Innovators & Entrepreneurs with Research Funding

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will host 2021 National SBIR Week on July 19 through July 23 for small business innovators.  The virtual event will connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding – the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBA Administrator Isabella…

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American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021

Highlights – American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021: Even More Financial Help Is Available, Here’s What You Need To Know

About The Program The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce Presents “American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021: Even More Financial Help Is Available, Here’s What You Need To Know” as part of the Chamber’s Workforce and Business Resources Series: Connecting You With What You Need to Know, Recorded on Tuesday, June 29th at 12:30 PM.…

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June Member Spotlight: Educational Services Commission of New Jersey

The Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ), the state’s largest educational services commission, offers more than a high-quality special education to students throughout Central Jersey. The recently-opened Professional Conference Center, located at ESCNJ’s central campus on Stelton Road in Piscataway, provides a meeting space with cutting-edge technology. The more than 4,000-square-feet of meeting space…

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Welcome, New Members! Welcome Back, Returning Members!

Membership Reflects Central Jersey’s Growing Business Community The MCRCC is pleased to welcome new members to our ever-growing Central Jersey business community. We are also grateful to our returning partners, who have renewed their commitment to America’s greatest chamber!   Welcome, New Members! International Financial Services Wavefront Vision Quaestor Global Securities   Welcome Back, Returning…

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SBA Reconvenes the Council on Underserved Communities

Administrator Guzman restores Council to address the immediate needs and concerns of underserved and underrepresented communities hit hard by COVID-19 Release Date: June 22, 2021  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that it is reconvening the Council on Underserved Communities (CUC) under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). In conjunction with…

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Transforming Stranded Assets Webinar

Transforming Stranded Assets Webinar

Webinar: Transforming Stranded Assets in New Jersey June 22nd at 3:30 p.m. Join industry experts and leaders in New Jersey government for a discussion on creative ways to revitalize stranded assets such as underutilized office parks or malls in your community. Featured speakers include: Joseph Brancato, Co-Chairman, Gensler Tim Sullivan, CEO, NJEDA John Vazquez, SVP,…

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Middlesex County to Honor 156th Anniversary of Juneteenth with Series of Remote and In-Person Celebrations

Events will take place from June 16 to June 19 MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – As part of New Jersey’s first official commemoration of Juneteenth, Middlesex County will mark the holiday with County-wide celebrations beginning with the Central Jersey Chapters of NAACP and the Arts Institute of Middlesex County mural painting event in New Brunswick on…

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State Theatre New Jersey Announces Reopening 2021-22 Broadway Season

State Theatre New Jersey Announces Reopening 2021-22 Broadway Season

Featuring Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Waitress,  Anastasia, Hairspray, Leslie Odom, Jr., and more!  New Brunswick, NJ (June 11, 2021)—State Theatre New Jersey announces its 2021-22 Reopening Broadway Season, featuring 10 fantastic shows in a fully renovated theater including brand-new theater seats. The 2021-22 Season will feature Tony® Award-winning hits, Broadway fan favorites, and some State Theatre debuts. Season…

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NJEDA

What is the Status of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program? (Phase 2)

Updated: June 9, 2021 The pre-registration and application for the Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program (Phase 2) are currently under development. The pre-registration is expected to be available in July 2021. Please continue to check this page for further updates on timing. The Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program provides direct low-cost financing of…

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NJEDA

NJEDA Board Approves Updated Phase 2 of Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board today approved an update to Phase 2 of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program. The program will provide up to $100,000 in low-cost financing to New Jersey small businesses and nonprofits with priority given to entities that have taken on new space, transitioned from a home-based…

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Saint Peter’s June Pfizer Vaccine Clinics for 12 and older: June 8, 15, 26 and 30

PFIZER COVID VACCINE CLINICS (FIRST DOSE*) FOR NJ RESIDENTS 12 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER   APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE; WALK-INS ACCEPTED   Saint Peter’s Pfizer (first-dose*) vaccine clinics for New Jersey residents 12 years of age and older are offered by appointment; walk-ins accepted. Individuals are required to wear masks.   Upcoming vaccine clinics: Tuesday, June…

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Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines? Talk to Your Doctor or Pharmacist

Still have some questions about COVID-19 vaccines? It’s ok, New Jersey’s infectious disease experts have answers. How were COVID-19 vaccines developed quickly? COVID-19 vaccines were developed using decades of research on vaccine technology and other respiratory illnesses. In this video, Dr. Amesika Nyaku, Infectious Disease Doctor, Rutgers Health, explains how scientists from all over the…

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The Daily Update

The Daily Update: Friday, June 4, 2021

The Daily Update Features Resources, News & How You Can Help Your Community. Stay Positive – “Failure is not the opposite of success: it’s part of success.” -Arianna Huffington News At The Chamber – You’re Invited! Morris Habitat for Humanity’s Virtual Breakfast: Hosted by Toni Yates, WABC-TV Reporter, Thursday, June 10th at 8 AM…Click Here For Details News -​ SBA Launches…

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The Daily Update

The Daily Update: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The Daily Update Features Resources, News & How You Can Help Your Community. Stay Positive – “If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude,” Charles R. Swindoll News At The Chamber – May Newsletter – Check It Out…Click Here…

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Letter from the President: ICCC Philadelphia & New Jersey

Dear Members, I’m excited to share information about the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) program, a tuition-free leadership training program that helps small- and medium-sized businesses in under-resourced communities build capacity and resilience for sustained growth as well as survive the continued economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. The 2021 ICCC program is uniquely designed…

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