Business & Finance

June 16, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - Prime Cycle's pandemic roller coaster ride is hopefully coming to an end, as the fitness center will return to its home location at the end of the month. "WE’RE GOING HOME!!!" reads a post on their social media. "After almost 16 months of being away from our studio, the time has ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - 7shifts, an innovative labor management platform for restaurants, has announced that it raised $21.5 million in Series B funding led by Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI), the growth equity fund affiliated with Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG). Founded by restaurateur ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In an effort to protect small businesses from additional taxes on their federal PPP loans, Governor Phil Murphy recently signed a new law to ensure forgiven loans are not subject to the New Jersey gross income tax.  The new law, formerly S3234, will ensure that forgiven Payment ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally.  In Hudson County, the price at the pump has ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – Yoga incorporates stretching and bending to find balance. Over the past two years, Hoboken's Urban Souls Yoga has had to do that and more just to survive. Celebrating their 2nd anniversary this weekend, Urban Souls (100 Hudson Street, Hoboken) will offer a number of community ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Parking, traffic, noise, and more can make Hoboken a stressful place to live at the best of times. Social distancing, vaccinations, quarantines and other aspects of a COVID-19 environment only lead to additional anxiety. On Saturday, an oasis of calm seeking to help residents and ...

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NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy threw a $25 million lifeline to New Jersey micro businesses, those with five or fewer employees, when he put his signature to a five-bill, $100 million relief effort aimed at helping the state’s economy recover from the year-long pandemic, on Thursday.  The federal ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy last week unveiled his Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, which included $200 million to support New Jersey’s small businesses, the backbone of New Jersey’s economy. Hit hard by the COVID pandemic, small businesses have been forced to adapt to a vastly changed economy. The ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA) announced its Share the Love Gift Card Program that allows residents and visitors to purchase $25-value gift cards for $15 from many local businesses. Discounted gift cards will be available for purchase starting this Sunday, February 14 through ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday that loans received through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will not be subject to state taxes and that all expenses paid through PPP funds will be tax-deductible. "This is another layer of protection our business owners need to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation by Assemblywomen Shavonda Sumter (D-Bergen/Passaic) and Annette Chaparro (D-Hudson) to help connect New Jersey’s small business with opportunities offered by federal, state and local government agencies took an important step forward Wednesday through a vote of support by ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Governor Phil Murphy signed the landmark New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020 into law on Thursday at Hamilton's Carella's Chocolate's and Gifts, a local family business for more than 80 years. The law provides economic support for small businesses, while propelling New ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey’s minimum hourly wage will go up by $1 to $12 per hour, for most employees, on January 1, 2021, per the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Increases are less if you are a small employer or operate a seasonal business, to $11.10, while employees who work ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - In an effort to keep the local economy moving along safely, the City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Business Alliance continue to make COVID-19 testing for all Hoboken business owners and employees through the City’s partnership with ivee. Testing through ivee is open to any business ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Gift giving is NOT canceled this year! Main Street Pops has rounded up the best gifts for each person on your list with an Outdoor Gift Market offering unique artisanal products from local makers, artists and creators. Shoppers will find something for everyone; from fashion, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Gift giving is NOT canceled this year! Main Street Pops has rounded up the best gifts for each person on your list with an Outdoor Gift Market offering unique artisanal products from local makers, artists and creators. Shoppers will find something for everyone; from fashion, ...

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NEW JERSEY – With the holiday shopping season in full swing, New Jersey’s attorney general is warning consumers to be on the lookout for new scams and a slew of cyber attacks targeting shoppers. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs are expecting an uptick in ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - On the eve of Small Business Saturday, we're reminded just how vital the holiday season can be for small businesses. This year, amid months of restrictions on retail and hospitality, the need to facilitate commerce for local businesses is that much greater. Starting Saturday, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Since November 1995, Tunes has been cranking out the music on Hoboken's main drag, and picking up crowds of loyal fans along the way. From relatively humble beginnings at 315 Washington Street, the shop moved a block south in 1999—purchasing the building that holds its current ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA) launched early access to the new interactive Business Directory map integrated on its website, just in time to shop locally for Small Business Saturday and support local businesses throughout the holiday season. With the option to search by ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ— They’re baaaack… Officially, the City of Hoboken’s bumpy scooter ride officially came to an end exactly one year ago, as Lime’s pilot scooter rideshare program expired on November 20, 2019. It was not renewed. A year later, however, a new breed of scooter is roaming the streets ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Steve Lenox, Publisher of TAPinto Bayonne, TAPinto Hoboken, and TAPinto Jersey City recently welcomed Greg Dell'Aquila, president of the Hoboken Business District (HBA). In this episode Steve chats with Greg about the formation of the entity, a collaboration between city ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Citing a reported increase in COVID-19 exposure among Hoboken businesses, the City's Office of Emergency Management has signed a new Directive requiring bars, restaurants, fitness and health clubs, salons, gyms and wellness establishments to maintain a record of contact information of ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA) is keeping up their steadfast effort to support the city's retail and hospitality sector, announcing the launch of Sidewalk Sales in conjunction with a citywide a Food Crawl over the next few weeks. The “Shop and Dine Passport Programs” ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — The Kings Food Market on River Street is in danger of closing. Its parent company, KB US Holdings, Inc., is filing for Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. A press release from the company said that “following a comprehensive sale process ...

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NEW JERSEY — Standing before a wall of kegs Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy spoke of $100 million in new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds that will go toward New Jersey businesses and residents hit the hardest by the global health crisis.  “We're ready to help ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez announced last week that he has cosponsored the Restaurants Act, legislation that would provide $120 billion in federal relief for local food service, drinking establishments, and caterers that have suffered financial losses due to COVID-19.   Funding ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken’s renowned hospitality industry remains a vital concern to the socioeconomic health of our region. The City Council recently approved an extension of outdoor dining, while the Hoboken Business Alliance has been conducting an ongoing campaign to develop more space for local ...

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TRENTON, NJ – As winter turned to spring and the coronavirus began taking hold in New Jersey, small business owners faced a variety of pressing questions. Were they considered essential services? Would the federal government provide financial aid to keep them afloat? When could customers safely ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ -The Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA) and City of Hoboken announced a new September and early October schedule with updated locations and operating hours for Summer Streets presented by HBA, which brings more outdoor space, dining and entertainment to Hoboken’s business districts.

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