Business & Finance Top Stories

September 21, 2020

LBI Region, NJ - The COVID-19 crisis has put a focus on the important role small business plays into a community and support is more crucial then ever.  Finishing out their 106th year of service, The  Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce announces the purchase of a much-needed resource.  As ...

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 LBI Region, N.J. -  The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has been working with consumers and the business community to assist with a safe reopening and summer season. With the fall approaching, the 106 year business organization is taking their popular Women in Business series outdoors to ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION, NJ - The Covid 19 pandemic has altered every business plan and is will continue to move business in new directions. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce invites businesses to look deeper into setting up an online store with Shopify and how to list our products on ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Marking the milestone of six months since the confirmation of the first coronavirus case in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy kicked off the holiday weekend by signing an Executive Order to allow for the resumption of indoor dining, albeit at 25 percent capacity. The order also allows for ...

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TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy made announcement this morning that for the first time since March, New Jersey restaurants can resume indoor dining effective 6am on Friday, September 4. At his COVID-19 Press Briefing he further detailed guidelines for restaurants that included 25% capacity and ...

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TRENTON – It was announced today that after a thorough review of fuel consumption statistics and consultation with the Legislative Budget and Finance Officer, the Department of the Treasury will necessitate a gas tax increase of 9.3 cents per gallon in order to ensure compliance with the 2016 law ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Gov.Phil Murphy today delivered his revised $32.4 billion Fiscal Year 2021 Budget -- including "revenue raisers," such as higher taxes on New Jersey millionaires, a "baby bond" of $1,000 for babies born in 2021, spending cuts, $4 billion in borrowing, and a $2.2 billion closing ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The US Small Business Administration is sending a cyber warning alert to businesses who applied for loans seeking federal aid in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A warning was sent  regarding Email phishing campaigns where malicious actors are impersonating the ...

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Ocean County, NJ-  Minimum wage will be on the rise each January. In our region many local business qualify as seasonal and small employers, regular businesses , tipped and training wage. The law A15 was signed by Governor Murphy in 2019, and has set pay raises until hourly compensation reaches $15 ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - A medical marijuana dispensary could bring some additional tax revenue into Ocean Township some time in the future. No one has come forward with plans to set up shop just yet – but the business opportunity exists. The township committee approved a zoning ordinance change on Tuesday ...

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The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce announces several opportunities for members to participate with upcoming live streams as well as register for ChowderMonth promotional campaigns. With Covid-19 restrictions and coastal storm challenges adding to high demand of the business community ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ -The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled a live stream session for businesses ready to submit their Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness information to their lender. The original date had to be delayed due to power outages from Tropical Storm Isaias.

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ -The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce had  planned a live stream session for businesses ready to submit their Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness information to their lender. The SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Webinar ll-New Information on the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — With New Jersey’s rate of transmission (Rt) nearly doubling in a month - from 0.87 in early July to 1.48 today — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that he will again tighten caps on indoor gatherings. “We believe that some of this increase is attributable to the number of indoor ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ -The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has planned a live stream session for businesses ready to submit their Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness information to their lender. The region's chamber will present  SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Webinar ...

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The Community Foundation of South Jersey Announces Round Three of Covid19 Response Fund Grants, and local nonprofits received much-needed support to continue their efforts. In a release today, the Community Foundation of South Jersey announced grants to twenty-six  nonprofit organizations from the ...

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The Covid-19 Pandemic has been difficult for businesses big and small, but the Little Egg Harbor Township Committee has come up with a way to help bolster consumer traffic. The first of a series of billboards featuring business logos and names within the town has been erected on Rt 539 across from ...

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