WAYNE, NJ – As businesses of all kinds begin to open their doors for the first time in months, a worrying question to the owners is will their customers come back?  Will they be able to make enough profit to keep their doors open while waiting for the Governor to continue to lift restrictions and the economy to come back? The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders understands these worries and has just released a virtual tool to assist local businesses connect with potential customers.

The Passaic County Open For Business map is online, interactive and provides an easy way to find information on a variety of local businesses, including operating hours, pickup and delivery options, and even where to access PPE supplies and installation services.

“Local businesses not only provide important services, but they also play an integral part in bringing growth and boosting the local economy. This creates room for expanded services and job opportunities,” said Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara. “This is why it’s so important for us to support our local businesses, especially now.”

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Right now, the map is limited as only a handful of businesses have registered.  The process is simple and free.  All you need to do is fill out a brief form online. 

In addition to providing information to the public through the online map, respondents will receive the following benefits:

  • A dedicated See Passaic County Facebook post.
  • A dedicated three-part See Passaic County Instagram story.
  • Inclusion on the See Passaic County - Open for Business page.
  • The opportunity to speak with a Passaic County tourism representative to discuss goals and potential partnerships.
  • Each of these benefits will be provided by December 31, 2020.

“We encourage residents to share the map with friends, family, neighbors, and favorite businesses, and as always, to support local businesses for their daily needs,” said Lazzara.

Businesses can register themselves using the following link: https://passaicctygis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=c9a6f4f054994e05802796d82533b104.

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