Business & Finance

June 3, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - While emphasizing there is no imminent threat, Police Chief Michael McMahon sent a letter to members of the Hillsborough business community Wednesday that urges merchants and building owners to be vigilant and prepare for the worst, as businesses across the country fall victim to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Starting June 15, New Jerseyans can make themselves presentable again by getting a haircut before dining out at their favorite restaurant - and after indulging off the menu, work out at the local gym the next day. They'll also be able to go inside and shop at their favorite ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The pieces are beginning to fall in to place as the Township Committee assembles a collection of market rate residential/retail developments that will all contribute to the township's obligations for affordable housing as mandated by the New Jersey Supreme Court. Several of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The minority Republican Senate caucus sent a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy Wednesday calling for more clarity and consistency as New Jersey begins to emerge from the sanctions imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Led by Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr.,and Minority ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Department of the Treasury delivered a budget update to the Legislature Friday, providing a detailed revenue report that illustrates the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on New Jersey’s finances and laying out plans to close the looming gap for the remainder of the extended ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - In a little more than a year, if all goes according to plan, the mountains of dirt, heavy-duty construction vehicles and chain link fence on Route 206 - across from the Hillsborough Centre shopping plaza - will be gone, Larken Associates has broken ground on Hillsborough ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions imposed on New Jersey businesses, announcing at Tuesday's press briefing that auto dealerships, motorcycle and bicycle shops can re-open their showrooms and shops for on-site sales activities beginning at 6 a.m.

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - An economic recovery task forced le by Freeholder Deputy Director Sara Sooy in collaboration with the Somerset County Business Partnership is leading efforts to develop a post-COVID-19 economy.  “COVID-19 is an unforeseeable disruptor that is striking the world in many ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday appointed a commission to advise advising the administration on the timing and preparation for New Jersey’s recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown. The Governor’s Restart and Recovery Commission includes 21 members, all with a vast wealth of experience in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership is hosting a series of online webinars this week. Those who wish to participate must register online. The schedule: Growing Your Business Through Content Marketing: Social Media, Blogging, and Audience Targeting Tuesday, April ...

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  HAMILTON, NJ – The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) is leading New Jersey’s efforts to combat COVID-19 disinformation, rumors, and scams that may impact residents and businesses throughout the State. NJOHSP is collaborating with the New Jersey Office of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Grants in the amount of $5,000 are available for small businesses, according to the Hillsborough Business Association.   The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Save Small Business Fund is a grant making initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United ...

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Impact on the U.S. Economy Monday, April 20 4:15-5:15 PM COVID-19 has upended almost every facet of daily life, literally shutting down the U.S. economy as more than 40 states issue “shelter in place” orders. As first quarter earnings season begins, we take a look at the virus’s impact on ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) has launched a web portal that will allow businesses and individuals to donate to the SCBP Foundation to support the COVID-19 relief effort. All funds raised will be used to purchase food from local restaurants that will be ...

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. NEWARK, NJ – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has issued approximately 514 cease-and-desist letters and 89 subpoenas to businesses reported by consumers to have engaged in price gouging or other consumer protection violations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Attorney ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy continues to issue detailed and lengthy lists of do's and don'ts in the ongoing effort to impose social distancing and minimize personal contact in the battle against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Executive Order No. 122, signed by the governor on Wednesday, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey will extend the filing deadline for personal and business taxes until July 15th and has extended the completion of the state's fiscal year until Sept. 30th. The federal government had announced March 20th that it would extend the deadline for filing federal income taxes ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Help is available for local small businesses, mid-size businesses that have had to close or drastically reconfigure operations, and new businesses that were just getting on their feet before the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis hit. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Three gas stations along Route 206 less than two miles apart proclaim the good news on their electronic stanchion signs - gasoline prices in New Jersey have dipped below $2 per gallon for the first time since November, 2016, when the state's 23-cent per gallon Transportation ...

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eWASHINGTON - The Small Business Administration has launched the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program to help small business owners keep their employees on the payroll and to help cover operating expenses. Job retention is Priority One under the program. Small businesses are eligible for ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority Board has approved a suite of new programs designed to support businesses and workers facing economic hardship due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.    The package of initiatives includes a grant program for small ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority, in partnership with the Office of the Governor of New Jersey, is working to develop programs and resources to support New Jersey’s business community during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Somerset County Business Partnership is asking ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. along with loal agencies, are cracking down on price gouging that has shown a marked increase since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic struck New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy on Saturday confirmed the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Credit Card Advisory Committee is accepting grant applications beginning March 2nd for the first round of grants for 2020, according to Deputy Mayor Shawn Lipani, liaison to the Credit Card Advisory Committee.  Non-profit senior or youth organizations can apply ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Planning Board is accepting nominations for its 37th Annual Land Development and Planning Awards program. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, March 31. “I encourage people to nominate recipients for this year’s awards,” said Freeholder Deputy Director ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Chris Edwards, former vice-president of Business Services at the Somerset County Business Partnership, will become the new president and CEO of the SCBP, replacing Mike Kerwin who will retire onn March 13. Edwards has served in his current position at the SCBP since May of 2018 ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Choose New Jersey will return to Israel to lead a four-day economic mission trip to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem from Feb.10-13 to strengthen existing economic ties, cultivate further investment opportunities in New Jersey, and deepen connections between New Jersey and Israel. “Choose New ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Having completed a successful 100th anniversary celebration in 2019, the Somerset County Business Partnership is focusing on its 2020 priorities for the Somerset County business community. Creating Vibrant Connections among public/private partners, members, and the business ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Choose New Jersey has released its 2019 annual report which details a successful year of jobs creation and attracting businesses and investment in the Garden State. “As Choose New Jersey nears the tenth anniversary of its founding, I am proud to report that 2019 was our strongest ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board, in partnership with Hillsborough Township and the Somerset County Library System's Hillsborough Branch, offers residents the opportunity to meet with job developers to learn about the many services available to job seekers and ...

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