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On April 19, the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) released the Preparing for the Next Normal: Recommendations for Supporting New Jersey’s Business Community and Reopening the Economy Report.

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

For over a year, COVID-19 has changed how New Jersey residents and businesses live and operate.

The Press of Atlantic City

Join Jo Ann Morgano and Martin Saltzman on RVN TV for It’s Your Money with special guest Christina Renna, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey.

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

Expand grant programs, especially for a new class of entrepreneurs … assure businesses, especially larger and more regulated industries, that they will have predictable lead times on reopenings … revamp the Restart and Recovery commissions and councils — and give them more relevance …. consider a geographic approach to reopening the state’s economy … and continue prioritizing underserved groups in the recovery.

ROI-NJ

A large offshore wind energy project planned off the coast of New Jersey will connect onshore to two former power plants, and cables will run under two of the state’s most popular beaches, officials said Tuesday.

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

A large offshore wind energy project planned off the coast of New Jersey will connect onshore to two former power plants, and cables will run under two of the state’s most popular beaches, officials said Tuesday.

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

Nonpartisan legislative report says revenues better than Murphy predicted as lawmakers ramp up budget review.

TAPinto.net

(The Center Square) – New Jersey needs “a coordinated and collaborative approach” to make sure it prudently uses the billions in federal dollars it is poised to receive, the head of a business association said on Monday.

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

New Jersey business groups don't put an endless amount of trust in the state's ability to budget properly.

New Jersey 101.5

Don’t be fooled by its size; there is a lot happening in the 3,700 square miles of South Jersey, and people are taking notice. Enormous offshore wind projects, the Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL), and a booming industrial presence are among the facets supporting new growth in the region.

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

Several thoughts were offered by business leaders on Monday on how to best use the $6.4 billion in federal aid coming to New Jersey via the American Rescue Plan.

New Jersey Business & Industry Association

Several of the New Jersey’s largest chambers of commerce and business trade groups are floating a major paydown of some of the state’s $44 billion in debt using federal relief funds from the Biden administration, as part of the first step for recovery from the COVID-19 recession.

Christina Renna

Nonpartisan legislative report says revenues better than Murphy predicted as lawmakers ramp up budget review

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

There are founders of billion-dollar companies — and $10 billion-dollar companies. CEOs of groundbreaking startups and Fortune 500 companies. Representatives from every sector you can think of — as well as government officials and heads of not-for-profits.

ROI-NJ

Recognizing the threat of climate change to our state, our nation and our planet, the Senate advanced legislation today that will begin to lower carbon dioxide emissions in a practical way, by encouraging consumers to use unit concrete products that utilize carbon footprint-reducing technology by offering such products as an option in new construction, though the use of such technology would not be mandatory.

Christina Renna

In an effort to claw back thousands of jobs lost during the COVID-19 outbreak and boost New Jersey’s economy going forward, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez and Senate President Steve Sweeney that would provide incentives for small businesses to hire unemployed workers.

Christina Renna

New Jersey’s proposed budget features an odd mix of dynamics that include a pandemic, an election year, massive borrowing, significant federal aid and a major pension liability problem.

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

Robin A. Walton, the latest to join Rowan College at Burlington County’s Board of Trustees, comes equipped with almost two decades of experience in government and community relations within the higher education, healthcare and library services realms.

Rowan College at Burlington County

Tax laws, regulation, relationship between government and business community all need adjustment

Assemblyman John Burzichelli summed it up in a way that left everyone nodding their head in agreement.

ROI-NJ

The state-designated Pine Barrens Scenic Byway that meanders through six southern counties has now been designated as a National Scenic Byway, through the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy Feb. 23 delivered his fourth annual budget address, outlining a responsible spending proposal for fiscal year 2022 (FY2022) that includes critical investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient, while making a full pension payment for the first time in more than a quarter of a century, providing the highest level of school funding in history, delivering direct tax...

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

Congratulations to Christina Renna, CCSNJ's President & CEO, on making the 2021 ROI Influencers Power List!

ROI-NJ

Last year’s version of this list was published just a few weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the state and the country.

Christina Renna

One of the first pieces of legislation Assemblywoman Carol Murphy was a primary sponsor of was ARJ51, this bill went on to become law and establish every February 14th, “Socks for the Homeless Day”. In honor of “Socks for the Homeless Day”, Assemblywoman Murphy held a month-long drive in partnership with the non-profit the Joy of Sox to collect socks for the homeless in Burlington County.

Carol Murphy

At least 26 businesses open or expand during 2020

A South Jersey couple who had long wanted to start a business opened the casual clothing shop nineNorth Boutique amid surge in coronavirus cases.

Courier Post

$ 5 million in leasing assistance is on its way to small businesses in New Jersey.

Christina Renna

Rhonda sits down with Christina Renna, President and CEO of CCSNJ, to discuss how this new coalition will help the growing population of gig workers in New Jersey.

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

Five million dollars in lease assistance money is on the way to small businesses in New Jersey.

KYW Newsradio

The number of workers in the gig economy — often called independent app-based workers — was growing before the COVID-19 pandemic. Their numbers have only grown in the past year.

ROI-NJ

The Glassboro-Camden Line, a vital transportation link for South Jersey, will benefit thousands of commuters

I live within a stone’s throw from the Conrail tracks which carry long, speeding freight trains past my house every day and night. When I first moved to my home, I had some concerns about the trains. Today, like with the sound of airplanes soaring low to

Jeffrey Nash

I live within a stone’s throw from the Conrail tracks which carry long, speeding freight trains past my house every day and night. When I first moved to my home, I had some concerns about the trains.

Tapinto Camden

Jeffrey L. Nash, Camden County Commissioner, and vice chair, Delaware River Port Authority

I live within a stone’s throw from the Conrail tracks which carry long, speeding freight trains past my house every day and night.

Daily Journal

EDA to launch second phase of $10 million COVID-19 emergency assistance loan program

Main Street businesses met Tuesday to talk about how to get through the next few months of the pandemic. The New Jersey Downtown Conference kicked off with a message from Gov. Phil Murphy, who said more help is on the way. He said that later this month th

Christina Renna

Recognizing the threat of climate change to our lives and planet, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today passed legislation that will begin to lower carbon dioxide emissions in a practical way, by encouraging consumers to use unit concrete p

Christina Renna

Idea, favored by business groups, passes Senate committee — but Murphy’s view is only one that matters

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Bracken said he had little hope when his organization approached Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration about a regional reopening plan last summer. His inclination proved correct.

ROI-NJ

I live within a stone’s throw from the Conrail tracks that carry long, speeding freight trains past my house every day and night. When I first moved to my home, I had some concerns about the trains. Today, like with the sound of airplanes roaring low to l

ROI-NJ

A package of bills aimed at easing restrictions on to New Jersey restaurants trying to weather the pandemic is advancing in the state Legislature.

NJ.com

To continue supporting our small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy signed A-4853/S-3011 to reduce businesses’ UI contribution rate for a period of time.

Hilary Chebra

SJI (NYSE: SJI) is proud to reflect on 2020 as a year of support and giving to local communities during unprecedented times marked by a global health pandemic, significant economic contraction in our State and strained resources for social services organi

The Press of Atlantic City

An Assembly committee Wednesday endorsed a six-bill package aimed at helping restaurants and other small businesses, including a path for food and beverage establishments to expand to 50% capacity if they meet safety measures and depending on COVID-19 act

New Jersey 101.5

Gov. Phil Murphy’s State of the State address Tuesday drew the standard responses:

Hilary Chebra

We wanted to stay true to our history, which is very important to us. But we really wanted the redesign to modernize the organization and remain consistent with the new mission and the new core values — connection

ROI-NJ

Business leaders praised Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Legislature’s approval of a law that will temporarily reduce employers’ unemployment taxes through fiscal 2023.

Christina Renna

To continue supporting our small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy on Monday signed legislation to reduce businesses' unemployment insurance (UI) contribution rate for a period of time.

TAPinto.net

To continue supporting our small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy signed A-4853/S-3011 to reduce businesses’ UI contribution rate for a period of time.

Christina Renna

Senate President Steve Sweeney today stressed the need for robust legislation to spur economic recovery at the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey’s (CCSNJ) ‘Meet the Policymakers’ event.

Christina Renna

A bill that would revive New Jersey’s controversial tax incentive program aimed at attracting small and large businesses over the next six years was approved by two powerful state legislative committees Friday, just a few days after a deal was announced

NJ.com

The agreement between Gov. Phil Murphy, state Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin on new tax incentives for the state announced Tuesday night — incentives that could total $11.5 billion over six years — drew strong support f

ROI-NJ

“This long-awaited incentive reform package will offer valuable support to the state’s entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem. It is both comprehensive and sufficiently funded to help attract and retain more companies...

Christina Renna

38 groups, organizations and elected officials in New Jersey have already announced their support for S3218/A5119, legislation that would amend the Health Services Corporation Act and create a process where Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Christina Renna

Recognizing the threat of climate change to our lives and planet, a Senate committee today passed legislation that will begin to lower carbon dioxide emissions in a practical way, by encouraging consumers to use unit concrete products that utilize carbon

Christina Renna

When the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey was designing its new logo — its first rebranding in 20 years — CEO Christina Renna said she wanted to make sure it incorporated the reach of its organization, as well as having it pay homage to its long hi

ROI-NJ

Burlington County Freeholder Director Felicia Hopson highlighted the county’s revived Shop Burlington County First initiative and other parts of the county’s coronavirus response on Dec. 2, telling business leaders at a Chamber of Commerce of Southern New

Felicia Hopson

Burlington County Freeholder Director Felicia Hopson highlighted the County’s revived Shop Burlington County First initiative and other parts of the County’s coronavirus response Wednesday, telling business leaders at a Chamber of Commerce of Southern New

Burlington County Freeholder

Burlington County Freeholder Director Felicia Hopson highlighted the County’s revived Shop Burlington County First initiative and other parts of the County’s coronavirus response Wednesday, telling business leaders at a Chamber of Commerce of Southern New

TAPinto.net

Move Health Care Forward New Jersey today announced the support of 30 groups, organizations and elected officials for S3218, legislation that would amend the Health Services Corporation Act and create a process where Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

County Director Felicia Hopson pointed to Cinnaminson's Acme Redevelopment Project while discussing economic growth at a recent forum.

Burlington County Director Felicia Hopson pointed to the long-awaited redevelopment of the old Acme Shopping Center in Cinnaminson as an example of economic growth in Burlington County during a recent Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey forum.

Patch.com

Moorestown Council extended outdoor dining in the township as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies locally and nationally.

As the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic intensifies in the state and across the region, Moorestown Council took a step to help local restaurants Monday night when it extended outdoor dining in the township.

Patch.com

Burlington County Freeholder Director Felicia Hopson highlighted the County’s revived Shop Burlington County First initiative and other parts of the County’s coronavirus response Wednesday, telling business leaders at a Chamber of Commerce of Southern New

Felicia Hopson

No sign from Gov. Phil Murphy of any intention to try, but lawmakers concerned as pandemic puts stress on state finances

Lawmakers from South Jersey are mounting a new effort to protect a long-standing tax agreement between New Jersey and Pennsylvania amid renewed attention to how workers who commute across state lines are taxed.

Christina Renna

With COVID cases in New Jersey surging, raising concerns more business restrictions could be on the horizon, legislation is advancing in Trenton that would have the state take a more nuanced approach to shutdowns and reopenings in the future.

New Jersey 101.5

The good news for Atlantic City casino gamblers is that Gov. Phil Murphy’s new pandemic-related restrictions do not prevent them from gambling all night.

Christina Renna

A bill calling for a significant expansion of collegiate sports betting in New Jersey has cleared the first of many hurdles earlier this week as the state’s athletic gambling market continues to break national wagering records.

Christina Renna

The US casino industry continues to get hit with tough regulations. Most recently, state officials in New Jersey have begun setting new rules towards the casinos in Atlantic City. Moving forward, Atlantic City casino restaurants will need to close their i

Christina Renna

Critics feel statewide restaurant ruling is blanket edict N.J. should avoid, urge Murphy to use ‘scalpel’ approach he has talked about

Gov. Phil Murphy has talked for weeks about using a scalpel approach to future restrictions. That’s why his order restricting indoor service at all restaurants and bars was surprising to some up and down the state.

ROI-NJ

Late in the third quarter of the “Monday Night Football” game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets, the lone server working in the reduced-capacity William Hill Sportsbook at Bally’s Atlantic City went around and announced it was last call

The Press of Atlantic City

Restaurants and bars across the state have been ordered to close indoor dining as of 10 each night starting Thursday, a new restriction to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as cases spike.

The Press of Atlantic City

The Jug Handle Inn owner says Murphy has done nothing to help restaurants. The governor was expected to announce new restrictions Monday.

Gov. Phil Murphy was expected to announce further restrictions on indoor dining as the number of new coronavirus cases continues to spike. One Cinnaminson business owner previously told Patch business was really slow, and the restaurant business was being

Patch.com

As novel coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to increase in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy has announced new restrictions that are designed to slow down the surge of infections.

Christina Renna

New Jersey lawmakers want to amend the state constitution to allow sports betting on all major collegiate games, removing a big restriction in a wagering market that is smashing national sports betting records.

Christina Renna

New Jersey lawmakers want to amend the state constitution to allow sports betting on all major collegiate games, removing a big restriction in a wagering market that is smashing national sports betting records.

Christina Renna

State Sen. Troy Singleton (D-7) is echoing calls to give restaurants a "chance to survive" amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A state representative is calling on the governor to increase indoor dining limits to help restaurants survive amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Patch.com

Joseph Devine, the former CEO of South Jersey’s Kennedy Health, has joined consulting firm Competitive Business Solutions as its health care practice lead, the Totowa-based firm announced this week.

ROI-NJ

A select commission of four state lawmakers has given Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration a final signoff to issue $4.5 billion in new debt without voter approval to help finance the state budget over the next nine months.

TAPinto.net

Rep. Andy Kim (D-Marlton) rebuked challenger David Richter over what he deemed a lax observation of COVID-19 precautions while the Republican impugned the incumbent’s moderate credentials during a debate moderated by the New Jersey Globe Sunday night.

Christina Renna

NJ Healthcare Veteran Joseph W. Devine joins Competitive Business Solutions (CBS) to deliver unmatched Healthcare Process Improvement Services

Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, former President & CEO of Kennedy Health System and Executive Vice President of Jefferson Health, joins Competitive Business Solutions (CBS), a New Jersey-based consulting firm, as their Healthcare Practice Lead.

Christina Renna

Camden County is establishing a rental assistance program for renters who are struggling to pay or at risk of eviction in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

KYW Newsradio

Millionaires, certain businesses and HMOs will face increased taxes, and New Jersey taxpayers will have to pay back billions of dollars in borrowing, with interest, that the state intends to use to plug revenue holes caused by the coronavirus, under the $

Christina Renna

The head of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey said the limit on indoor gatherings is hurting the restaurant industry.

Restaurants need a chance to survive so their employees can have a chance to survive: that's all that local organizations are saying, according to the head of South Jersey's largest business organization said

Patch.com

A legislative panel signed off Monday on having New Jersey increase its bonded debt more than 10% by borrowing $4.5 billion to balance its 2021 operating budget.

New Jersey 101.5

Top Democratic lawmakers on Monday signed off on a controversial plan to borrow $4.5 billion to balance the New Jersey budget, pledging to pay down the debt sooner than scheduled as long as the federal government provides more aid or if state revenues com

Hilary Chebra

A select commission of four state lawmakers has given Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration a final signoff to issue $4.5 billion in new debt without voter approval to help finance the state budget over the next nine months.

Hilary Chebra

Have you become a fan of pandemic-forced outdoor dining? Good news from New Jersey hospitality industry leaders — it's not going away.

70and73.com

Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) and Republican challenger David Richter talked about state and national business issues in a debate sponsored the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey.

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

Business groups today urged Gov. Phil Murphy and the Legislature to work toward a more fiscally responsible FY 2021 budget that recognizes New Jersey’s economic realities.

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

NJBIA, NJ State Chamber to Host Virtual Press Conference to Discuss Proposed FY2021 Budget on Tuesday, Sept. 8

NJBIA and the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual press conference on Tuesday, Sept. 8 to discuss Gov. Phil Murphy’s revised FY2021 budget.

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy did not make a lot of noise about a proposed $21.5 million fee on opioid manufacturers included in his revised budget proposal.

CCSNJ

With both she and her husband out of work since mid-March and no clear direction on when the economic uncertainty might end, Jessica Weyler decided she needed to act.

The Press of Atlantic City

The receipt of a letter from Sussex County Freeholder Joshua Hertzberg advocating for a regional reopening for businesses throughout the Garden State was acknowledged during Thursday’s Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee’s Zoom meeting.

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy Aug. 25 released his revised budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021), including targeted cuts across state government, fair and equitable revenue raisers, an emergency borrowing proposal, and additional plans to invest federal fund

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

As Gov. Phil Murphy went on and on, discussing how the state was in position to rebuild the economy, correct all of its inequities, meet its pension obligations — and somehow come up with a more than $2 billion surplus — one was left to wonder: What world

ROI-NJ

The Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders has unanimously adopted Resolution 384, which urges Gov. Phil Murphy to reopen businesses in New Jersey.

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

Will Jerseyans drive over the Ben Franklin Bridge to eat indoors in Philadelphia?

Will Jerseyans drive over the Ben Franklin Bridge to eat indoors in Philadelphia?

ROI-NJ

Business groups pushing for a regional reopening for still-closed portions of New Jersey’s economy have the backing of a bipartisan group of lawmakers – and support, with some asterisks, from the dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health.

New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Republican leaders’ bid to stop Gov. Phil Murphy from borrowing $9.9 billion for the state budget.

ROI-NJ

The $20 million Camden County CARES Small Business Grant Program was off to a booming start on its opening day Thursday, as more than 1,000 applications had been processed by 1 p.m.

ROI-NJ

Rainy day funds are needed across Camden County by small businesses more than ever with the coronavirus pandemic putting many in the red, wiping out customer traffic and forcing layoffs.

TAPinto.net

Small businesses in Camden County, New Jersey are getting some help staying afloat in what's been a tumultuous time for the economy.

KYW Newsradio

Small businesses are eligible for up to $10,000 of grant money.

Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr., was recently joined today by Camden County’s business advocates, Congressman Donald Norcross and clergy to announce a forthcoming grant funding program for small businesses launching on July 23.

Camden County Improvement Authority

With the stroke of Gov. Phil Murphy’s pen, New Jersey is poised to potentially push more manufacturers out of the state, close longstanding contractors that support these manufacturers, eliminate thousands of family-sustaining positions, and put the lives

NJ.com

Bill Cripples Private Companies that Hire Non-Union Workers in Disadvantaged Communities

July 15, 2020. In the midst of the pandemic, while passing COVID-19 spending bills to keep small and mid-sized businesses in operation, NJ Assembly and Senate legislators also voted through an anti-business bill. A-805/S-972 mandates that high-risk manuf

Hilary Chebra

Businesses in Camden County who have faced financial hardships because of the coronavirus will be able to turn toward a new grant relief program starting July 23.

Steven Rodas

In a meeting held on Zoom Tuesday, state officials and private sector leaders kicked off a new effort to find ways to improve the future of one of the state’s most well-known cities.

NJ.com

Acting on a commitment to strengthen and sustain Atlantic City’s revitalization efforts, Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver today convened the first meeting of the Atlantic City Restart and Recovery Working Group.

Christina Renna

Small business owners in Camden County will soon be able to apply for Covid-19 relief grants up to $10,000 as the county prepares to allocate $20 million in federal CARES Act funding for the new program.

Camden County City Hall

Patient advocates, health professionals, and business groups cite importance of the medication during COVID-19

This week, a group of New Jersey advocates called on Governor Phil Murphy to abandon any opioid tax in the Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal. In a joint letter sent to the Governor, the New Jersey Pharmacists Association, the Garden State Pharmacy Owners,

Christina Renna

On Wednesday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m., Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) will participate in a virtual town hall discussion with Camden County Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli, as well as CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey Christina Renna,

Christina Renna

Acting on a commitment to strengthen and sustain Atlantic City’s revitalization efforts, Gov. Phil Murphy and Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver yesterday convened the first meeting of the Atlantic City Restart and Recovery Working Group. The group, comprised of memb

Christina Renna

South Jersey business leaders are feeling more optimistic about the future of the local economy than they did when pandemic shutdowns began. But challenges remain and they're still dealing with a decline in overall business activity.

Christina Renna

That most New Jersey businesses, including retail and food, are resuming under coronavirus regulations is a welcome sign but some - like William Can - are keeping things in perspective.

Steven Rodas

Businesses have been clamoring to reopen but getting a steady supply of personal protective equipment is a big challenge. The state is asking for ideas on how to make sure equipment is both affordable and reliable. New Jersey Economic Development Authorit

NJ PBS

Earlier this month, Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) unveiled an exciting, new plan to build a “wind port” in southern New Jersey.

Christina Renna

Free workshop will teach digital marketing skills, tools to grow businesses

As part of his ongoing commitment to support the business community in South Jersey and beyond, Senator Troy Singleton announced that he is partnering with Facebook to host a “Boost with Facebook” virtual event.

Christina Renna

The New Jersey Business Coalition released the following joint statement today urging the faster reopening of businesses that can currently meet safety protocols.

Christina Renna

South Jersey business organizations have been trying hard to get Gov. Phil Murphy to see that the region is different than the COVID hotspot North Jersey shares with New York and deserves its own reopening plan.

The Press of Atlantic City

While the coronavirus has been a brutal test to our resilience, the silver lining is that we are not alone in this fight. By the time New Jersey received its first positive case of COVID-19 in March, we had already seen the coronavirus bring healthcare sy

Hilary Chebra

Business owners and associations say the gradual loosening of economic restrictions imposed by the state are already showing beneficial signs but that clearer details are needed soon to limit risks to both businesses and public health.

New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

Business owners are also clamoring for a pipeline to affordable supplies and protective equipment like masks and hand sanitizer.

After months of dormancy due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey businesses are anxiously awaiting the green light to open their doors to start selling goods and services again.

Burlington County Times

Small business owners and representatives hit the New Jersey Senate Fiscal Recovery Strategists Committee with some daunting numbers during a Zoom conference Tuesday, which the lawmakers hosted to speak publicly with businesses affected by COVID-19 shutdo

Christina Renna

Slowly but surely — way too slowly for some — South Jersey’s economy will eventually bounce back. People will return to work, stores that have been shuttered for months will unlock their doors, activities will resume and face-to-face commercial transacti

Christina Renna

There were no tumbleweeds blowing through Salem County Wednesday morning, but a steady wind made the creeks ripple and reeds bend along the back roads. At the Cowtown Rodeo and its adjacent flea market, no bulls were bucking, no customers bartering.

Philadelphia Inquirer

While Gov. Murphy tries to put the best face on what will be a difficult Memorial Day weekend on the Shore, other leaders are urging him to quicken the pace of opening businesses

Memorial Day weekend on the Jersey Shore will undoubtedly be different this year. “I don’t know what part of America is not going to take an economic hit in the month of May,” Gov. Phil Murphy said at a press conference in Trenton on May 12.

Christina Renna

It’s been two months since New Jersey essentially shut down due to the rapid spread of coronavirus, and the state is now taking its first steps toward reopening and a long-awaited return to normal business operations.

Burlington County Times

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is taking more steps that point to a return to some sense of normalcy. Friday’s focus was on hospitals.

CBS 3

The impact of COVID-19 on business finances has been significant, and, according to the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey, will continue.

ROI-NJ

As new cases, fatalities and hospitalizations of COVID-19 all see slow and steady drops across New Jersey, state officials have begun eyeing how to lift restrictions and kick-start an economy placed in suspended animation.

Christina Renna

Tim Sullivan, CEO of the NJ Economic Development Authority, broke down the different options small business owners have to stay afloat after its $5 million grant fund and $10 million loan funds were quickly exhausted.

Hilary Chebra

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Saturday, April 18, announced marinas, boatyards and marine manufacturers will be allowed to open for personal use as long as strict social distancing

Hilary Chebra

Adapting has been the key word for businesses throughout New Jersey and the world as the effects of the coronavirus still impact everyday life.

NJ.com

Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. will participate in a panel discussion for small businesses on Thursday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m. Registration is free, but participants must sign up to take part in the event.

Camden County Improvement Authority

New Jersey frontline workers continue to battle against the coronavirus pandemic, but they do not have to be alone in aiding the state’s efforts. Individuals interested in serving their local communities in the wake of COVID-19 can find information on ho

NJ.com

On Friday, April 3 at 11 a.m., the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey will present a webinar entitled Navigating the Uncertainty of COVID-19: Guidance for Small Business Presented by Parker McCay, P.A.

Parker McCay P.A.

We are a true community partner and are available to help ALL businesses. Visit the CCSNJ website for our comprehensive COVID-19 resource page with links to government agencies and various advice from law firms, accounting firms and others that can help.

ROI-NJ

Here’s what we know about the growing — and rapidly changing — coronavirus situation in the state: Two more presumptive cases, both involving North Jersey males, are being sent to the CDC for final confirmation. This means there are six known cases

ROI-NJ

Renna, a veteran of all things business and politics from her time in Gov. Chris Christie’s administration to her time at the chamber, said she’s learned over the years that picking your spots to be influential and noteworthy — and making sure those spots

ROI-NJ

She only has been in the top spot since Jan. 1, but she’s already making an impact — with new programming and new initiatives — at one of the state’s most important regional chambers.

ROI-NJ

Business groups among those challenging governor’s plan to rebuild N.J. economy

ROI-NJ

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey announces the addition of Hilary Beckett as the organization’s manager of government affairs. Beckett will serve as CCSNJ’s primary lobbyist in Trenton and is responsible for the planning and execution of CCSNJ’

ROI-NJ

So just why did state Senate President Steve Sweeney propose keeping 1% of the Corporate Business Tax — the tax he adamantly promised he would sunset when he reluctantly agreed to it last summer — to permanently fund New Jersey Transit, as he did Friday

ROI-NJ

Gov. Phil Murphy Jan. 27 unveiled the state’s Energy Master Plan, which outlines key strategies to reach the Administration’s goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050.

Hilary Chebra

The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders has selected more women than usual for its 2020 Women’s Advisory Council. The group is already getting started on some key initiatives.

Burlington County Times

New Jersey will be the first state in the nation that will require larger employers to provide severance pay to workers affected by mass layoffs.

Christina Renna

Gov. Phil Murphy’s second annual State of the State address on Jan. 14 struck a business-as-usual tone with many of those within the statewide business community.

Christina Renna

The ‘Toys R Us bill’ requires larger employers to give one week of pay per year of service and a longer period of notice

New Jersey state lawmakers approved a bill Monday that would compel employers to give more notice and pay severance to laid-off workers, after a public backlash against the treatment of workers who lost their jobs in the retail apocalypse.

Christina Renna

Hilary Beckett has left her job as an aide to Gov. Phil Murphy to become the chief lobbyist for the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey.

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey is expanding its team with a new government affairs leader who knows a thing or two about Trenton.

Christina Renna

National economic indicators may be sparking concerns a recession could be on its way, but new numbers out of South Jersey show the area’s businesses are continuing to grow their sales numbers and their staffs.

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