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Girls Weekend 2021 in Downtown Ocean City, NJ

Girls Weekend 2021 in Downtown Ocean City, NJ

                                    Visit the Facebook Event Page for the most up to date information on Girls Weekend 2021! The full list of specials posted below!   Girls Weekend 2021 Participating Stores: LEH- in-store special will be 20% off our exclusive LEH bundles featuring our soaps, and our specialized Face Care, Foot Care, Argan Oil, Coffee, and Beach Scents product lines We Make It Personal- Transform a handwritten recipe into a cutting board or engrave a picture of your favorite pet onto a plaque! Check out our website for different options.  Engraving is FREE! 20% off all Willow Moon Candle Sets & Perfume. Diamond Barre Fitness- Join us for a high energy, low impact total body workout. Strengthen, lengthen & tone the body! Beginner friendly, all levels, ages 15 (with parent consent) & up. Mask & socks required to... Read More

Restaurant Revitalization Act – Important Info

Restaurant Revitalization Act – Important Info

$28.6 Billion in Relief for Restaurant Industry American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”)—Restaurant Revitalization Act (“RRA”) Summary KEY Points •   A good deal of money is obtainable! •   Grants are non-taxable! •   All of your independent restaurants/beverage establishments will surely qualify! •   The ARPA provides $28.6 billion in grants designed to support the recovery of small and medium-sized food and beverage businesses. The grants will be awarded by the SBA (the federal Small Business Authority), and individual businesses are eligible to receive up to $5 million in grants, while businesses with up to 20 locations are eligible for a maximum of $10 million. •   The RRA grants are not treated as taxable gross income by the IRS. •   Eligible Entity— any restaurant is eligible if it’s consider a place where public or patrons can gather for the primary purpose of being served food... Read More

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

This year we’ve had wins big and small for New Jersey restaurants. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund based @WeRRestaurant’s Blueprint for Recovery is the most important. Find out if your restaurant is eligible here: http://bit.ly/UnderstandingRRF   We’re committed to preparing all eligible restaurant owners to successfully apply for Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants. Sign up to get the latest information from @WeRRestaurants in your inbox: http://bit.ly/RestaurantsAct... Read More

Summer Work Exchange Programs Vital for Seasonal Tourism’s Recovery

Summer Work Exchange Programs Vital for Seasonal Tourism’s Recovery

Summer work exchange programs vital for seasonal tourism’s recovery, by Cape chambers of commerce Many of the businesses in Cape May County depend on the Summer Work Travel (SWT) exchange programs and could not operate without them. We live in an area with a high percentage of seasonal businesses and the available American workforce in the area is not sufficient to provide all of the local businesses with the staff that they need during the busiest times. The SWT program helps the businesses in the community keep their doors open and serve more Americans during the peak tourist season. As we come out of the pandemic and are given the thumbs up to increasingly open up our economies, we need to ensure that local businesses can operate to the capacity they are... Read More

Coronavirus Update for New Jersey Businesses 3/4/21

Coronavirus Update for New Jersey Businesses 3/4/21

Today's News for New Jersey Business: New rules for self-employed and sole proprietors applying for Paycheck Protection loans. Restrictions are loosened for weddings and summer camps. Breaking News – New rules have been released for self-employed and sole proprietors applying for loans under the federal Paycheck Protection Program. For these small businesses, it will mean larger forgivable loan amounts going forward. Here's what you need to know. (CNBC) Information on Applying for PPP Loans – Guidance and details on forgivable business loans under the Paycheck Protection Program can be found here. (U.S. Small Business Administration) Restrictions are Loosened on Weddings and Summer Camps – Wedding receptions can proceed at 35% of a venue’s indoor capacity, up to 150 persons, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday. Outdoor weddings may have up to 150 people. Murphy... Read More

Expanded Capacity and PPP Loan Update

Expanded Capacity and PPP Loan Update

Expanded Capacity for Sports, Entertainment Venues, and Religious Events Effective March 1st at 6 a.m., large venues, including sports and entertainment venues, with a fixed seating capacity of 5,000 or more are permitted to host events at 10% capacity indoors and 15% capacity outdoors. High school and collegiate sports events can now have up to 2 parents or guardians attend per athlete, but may not exceed 35% of a room’s capacity. Houses of worship and religious services can now operate at 50% capacity. Read more on expanded capacity on business.nj.gov. PPP Loans Now Open to Businesses Under 20 Employees Beginning Wednesday, February 24th, small businesses with fewer than 20 employees will have 14 days of exclusive access to the Payment Protection Program application. If you receive a loan, it may be fully forgiven if all... Read More

Gov. Murphy said he will relax restrictions on restaurants starting Friday.

Gov. Murphy said he will relax restrictions on restaurants starting Friday.

Today's News for New Jersey Business: Gov. Murphy said he will relax restrictions on restaurants starting Friday. Limits on many public gatherings will also be relaxed, including in gyms and entertainment venues. Paycheck Protection Program loans keep flowing. Breaking News: Gov. Murphy to Relax Restrictions on Restaurants Starting Friday – Gov. Phil Murphy announced this morning that he will sign an executive order that will relax dining capacity restrictions for restaurants and lift the post-10 p.m. indoor dining ban. The move comes days before the Super Bowl, typically a booming business day for restaurants and bars. Beginning Friday, at 6 a.m., indoor dining capacity will increase to 35%, up from 25% of maximum capacity. (nj.com)   Limits for Many Public Indoor Gatherings Will Also be Relaxed, including at Gyms and Entertainment Venues –... Read More

SBA Re-Opening Paycheck Protection Program to All Eligible Lenders

SBA Re-Opening Paycheck Protection Program to All Eligible Lenders

SBA Re-Opening Paycheck Protection Program to All Eligible Lenders The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications on Friday, January 15 at 9 a.m. EST. The portal will fully open on Tuesday, January 19 to all participating PPP lenders to submit First and Second Draw loan applications to SBA.   Earlier in the week, SBA granted dedicated PPP access to Community Financial Institutions (CFIs) which include Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs), and Microloan Intermediaries as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to reach underserved and minority small businesses.   On Friday, SBA will continue its emphasis on reaching smaller lenders and businesses... Read More

Action Requested – Please Help Our Restaurants

Action Requested – Please Help Our Restaurants

Dear Chamber Members, Please help our restaurants by emailing Governor Murphy through the link below encouraging him to sign legislation to allow restaurants to continue outdoor dining. The NJ Restaurant and Hospitality Association has been working on this bill with the sponsors and the Governor’s office since last Monday when the governor vetoed the original bill. Thanks to over 6000 connections, yesterday, the assembly and the senate unanimously passed A-5246/ S-3340 to replace bill A-4525 that will allow for the continuation of outdoor dining until November 31, 2022. This legislation will not only give restaurants the ability to continue to offer outdoor dining but will also allow them to plan for the future, something that restaurants have not been able to do since the pandemic began. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED. Please email governor Murphy using... Read More