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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.

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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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