Business & Finance

September 16, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — Like many business corridors throughout the country, Haddon Avenue was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.  On Monday, Parkside Business & Community In Partnership, Inc. (PBCIP) and M&T Bank — with technical help from Latin American Economic Development Association (LAEDA) — ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — New Jersey Transit took another step toward the company's first battery-powered commuter vehicles this week, approving a $3.23 million contract to upgrade a Camden City garage. The Newton Avenue Bus Garage will be renovated with the necessary infrastructure, including installation ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Roughly 2,700 business owners have already applied for $20 million in small business grants via a CARES-funded program announced toward the end of July — with over 400 applications submitted from Camden City alone.  Given the ever-growing demand brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Hoping to stop — or at least allay — some of the bleeding felt by small business corridors across New Jersey due to the global pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday announced rental assistance will soon be available to 64 municipalities, including Camden.  In all, $6 million will ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Rainy day funds are needed across Camden County by small businesses more than ever with the coronavirus pandemic putting many in the red, wiping out customer traffic and forcing layoffs.    Which is why it couldn’t have been more appropriate Thursday, as local officials gathered in ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — For John and Carol Kunkel — owner’s of Haddon Heights seafood and steakhouse restaurant that bares their namesake — a bevy of reminders exists to return them to their COVID-19 reality. An indoor dining area that would ordinarily seat 140 has been replaced by a patio that seats 20.

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden will look to upgrade 28 combined sewer regulators and circumvent flooding in the process after awarding American Water a $5.1 million contract Friday. The project, which is funded by the New Jersey Water Bank (NJWB), is on schedule to be finished by the end of 2022, according ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Businesses in Camden County who have faced financial hardships because of the coronavirus will be able to turn toward a new grant relief program starting July 23. Small businesses, with 25 or fewer employees, will have access to as much as $10,000 from the $20 million of dedicated ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Cooper's Ferry Partnership originally postponed its annual 2020 meeting in March, two days before it was scheduled to take place amid rising fears over COVID-19. At the time, six people were presumed to have the virus across New Jersey — a number that has only grown ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — That Camden purports to be on the rise means little to Councilwoman Shaneka Boucher if the residents who populate its neighborhoods don’t advance with it. With that and several other goals in mind, Boucher worked with real estate investor and founder of Cooper Square Acquisitions, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — That most New Jersey businesses, including retail and food, are resuming under coronavirus regulations is a welcome sign but some - like William Can - are keeping things in perspective. Can, 38, who frequents Camden for work and lives in Pennsauken, looks to Guatemala where his ...

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NEW JERSEY - Elective surgeries and limited retail shopping have already returned statewide. But Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday that in three days New Jersey’s nine million residents will face their biggest test yet toward safely congregating indoors.   “Salons and barbershops are going to be our ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — On Saturday, as he left rehearsal for a West Philadelphia church band, Troy Still was struck by what he saw. As protestors took to the streets to demand justice for George Floyd, so did looters taking advantage of little police presence in some pockets of the city. “I was in my ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — As New Jersey begins to cautiously lift COVID-19 restrictions, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday named 21 individuals to the state-made Restart and Recovery Commission. Among the members is former president and CEO of Campbell's Soup, Denise Morrison, who along with others members will ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden businesses suffering from the impact of COVID-19 can now apply for up to $5,000 in funds from roughly $1.5 million in initially allocated federal monies.  “I know a lot of beauty salons and barbershops had to outright close because of the pandemic and additionally food ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — It's been a tough road for New Jersey small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic and many have worked to access financial relief thorough state and federal resources.  On Thursday morning, Camden County will host virtual town hall in an effort to help any small business ...

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 CAMDEN, NJ — Next week will mark a month since Gov. Phil Murphy issued a COVID-19 “Stay at Home” order that plunged nine million New Jersey residents into a new reality.  For Jordan Lee Mead — a Missouri transplant who moved to Camden in 2008 — it has meant putting his café aspirations on ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Since learning of the death of Steve Ravitz on Wednesday after succumbing to the novel coronavirus, members of the Camden community from all walks have extended their condolences to the family. “Our hearts are broken on the loss of our beloved father/grandfather/brother/uncle Steve ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Latin American Economic Development Association (LAEDA), a non-profit based in the city, is providing free counseling for Camden and South Jersey business owners and entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 health crisis.  Some Camden businesses, like bodegas and restaurants, have felt ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Holtec International, which has its technology campus based in Camden, filed a lawsuit against the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) on March 20 demanding the state pay $26 million that it is owed in 2019 for taxes that were paid the year prior. As part of the Grow New ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — New Jersey American Water will begin $1.1 million in upgrades to roughly 2,800 feet of a Camden water main along 27th Street from Marlton Avenue to Federal Street this week. In addition to putting a new 12-inch iron main in place of aging 6-inch water lines, the project will replace ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — When a customer in Florida — a food distribution center — put in an order for 5,000 pairs of latex gloves, Royal Paper Company owner Rashaan Hornsby didn’t bat an eye.  “I went to the supermarket and I know places have limits, but we don’t,” Hornsby told TAPinto Camden. “The 96-roll ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Two days before Gov. Phil Murphy decided to close down all barbershops and beauty salons to cull the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey on March 19, Camden salon owner Maria Ozuna had already made that call. “It affected me economically of course but the health of my employees, my ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Businesses in Camden County — both deemed essential and non-essential during the COVID-19 global pandemic — will have access to new programs looking to help shoulder their recent financial losses.  Passed Thursday by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), the measure ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Outside reinforcing its protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Campbell’s Soup announced Tuesday that it will provide bonuses for employees critical to company functions.  That includes a $2 per-hour payment for hourly employees stationed at production facilities and distribution ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Anyone will tell you that bodegas in Camden aren’t just practical alternatives to the grocery store, a major brand of which is sorely missing from the city. They are a way of life. So much so that when Camden Mayor Frank Moran enumerated the various impacts COVID-19 curfews would ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — La Costeñita, a restaurant that serves up hot Mexican delicacies, is uniquely situated on a Camden corner so that anyone driving down Federal, 27th streets or Baird Boulevard is bound to see it. Passersby heading to Farnham Park, Cramer Hill Community Center or anywhere else in East ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Since the October 2019 launch of Camden Works, a four-year private pilot to train locals and find them gainful employment, 314 residents have earned jobs at city-based entities. The figures were outlined in a letter from Kris Kolluri, president and CEO of Cooper's Ferry Partnership, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center became the latest in Camden to announce closures on Saturday, with increasing COVID-19 cases in New Jersey.  Kroc Center spokesman, Benjamin Ovadia, told TAPinto Camden the center, "always keeps the welfare of our ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Adventure Aquarium announced Saturday that effective Monday it will temporarily close in Camden. While the 5-acre aquarium — located minutes from downtown Philadelphia — noted there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 there, there have been at least two cases reported in Camden ...

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