Meeting overview is followed by resources for small business assistance:
HOLMDEL, NJ: The Holmdel Chamber of Commerce that meets at Bell Works typically the last Tuesday of every month, held its first Zoom meeting on Tuesday, March 31st. The meeting began with a mortgage update from Executive Business Director of Family First Funding, Tom Sirico. Sirico discussed the current mortgage environment. Tom Sirico is available for any follow-up mortgage questions, email him here. "The current environment offers great opportunity but everyone needs to understand the terms, read the fine print. Feel free to contact me with your questions."
EXIT Realty East Coast's Gerine Skamarak Zoomed in to speak about the current market and explained that EXIT Realty East Coast has all the technology capability to seamlessly manage your buying and selling real estate needs. "We are fortunate because we already had everything in place to shift to virtual service seamlessly during this pandemic, and just as always, we are here for all of your real estate needs. It can be a confusing time given the pandemic, please reach out anytime directly with any real-estate questions." Gerine can be emailed here.
The nonprofit featured at the meeting was the newly formed successful FLAG. In their first week, FLAG raised over $15,000 to help local businesses and frontline workers.
FLAG Founder Linda Lautenberg gave an overview of the Front Line Appreciation Group, a movement started to help local restaurants stay afloat and at the same time, also fuel our front line workers. FLAG's Margo Vallone also spoke about the protective masks her team is making with FLAG. See TAPinto article here about FLAG and join the movement. Easily make an online donation here and your tax-deductible donation will go directly to help our frontline healthcare workers, first responders and struggling restaurants.
The meeting was well attended virtually. Community connections were made at the zoom meeting: Emily Nikoo, Innovative Health Consultant, having a relationship with MSK- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Middletown, met FLAG and arranged for Girl Scout Cookies from troop 60342 to be delivered to MSK. Heartfelt messages were sent with the cookies, from the Girl Scouts, one drawing by Girl Scout Keira, had the message, "You Guys Always Put the Rainbow Back Together."
Business owner, Helene Quinn, of fine jewelry online boutique Byzanthea, offering unique timeless pendants imported from Greece, is now working with FLAG to make protective masks. Peter Myers, Co-Founder of Swing Loose Golf in Bell Works, also met FLAG on the zoom meeting and donated hundreds of snacks for FLAG to pass out to our front line workers. The next Holmdel Chamber of Commerce Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, on zoom at 8am sharp.
The Holmdel Chamber of Commerce is communicating the following business related COVID-19 Impact Programs available. This information was communicated by the NJ Chamber of Commerce. The information is often updating, so please check back and refresh the links below:
Don't miss the chance to apply for a grant - the process started April 3rd, 2020:
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has launched the application for its Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program, Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9:00 am... Click HERE.
For more info on the state's financial support offerings and the NJEDA's “Eligibility Wizard,” click HERE.
To go directly to the “Eligibility Wizard,” click HERE.
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