Friday, March 27, 2020
Senate and House Pass CARES Bill - Click here for a summary, by Daniel Mayo of Withum, of some of the key tax and lending provisions in the CARES bill, which was passed in the Senate by a vote of 96 to 0 (4 Senators couldn’t vote because they were self-quarantined) and passed in the House today. The President has previously indicated he will sign the bill.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Governor Murphy orders nonessential businesses to close and residents to stay home effective Saturday, March 21 at 9 p.m. here.
Employers with hiring needs should fill out this intake form for available positions to be added to a centralized database.
The IRS confirms filing extension to July 15, 2020. Learn more here.
The Governor signed Kean/Bucco Bill to Aid Employers Impacted by COVID-19 Outbreak.
Learn more here.
The Murphy Administration joins governors in seeking federal assistance. Learn more here.
Visit their websites to find legislative updates and resources from Congresswoman Sherrill and Congressman Malinowski.
Friday, March 20, 2020
Morris County Office of Emergency Mgmt (OEM) has asked for help in securing these urgently needed medical equipment and supplies: Specimen collection for Drive-Through Operation - Synthetic fiber swabs with plastic shafts, Viral transport media, Sterile tubes - and General protective equipment for healthcare - responders, and drive-through operation: N95 respirators, Goggles and face shields, Procedure/patient masks, Exam gloves, Isolation gowns
If you can help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Morris Chamber OEM Assistance”. Per Jeff Paul, Director of OEM, “Please keep in mind that we may not be able to respond to each individual email based on our high-traffic volume. We do, however, have a mechanism in place for this initiative to review and sort the data for follow up with vendor information for the particular commodity that we are seeking at that time. This is a fluid situation and supply and logistical issues change rather frequently.”
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The Senate voted today and approved the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to provide taxpayers with a range of benefits, including (i) employer tax credits, (ii) paid sick and family leave for employees, (iii) expanded food and nutrition services, (iv) emergency state unemployment insurance grants, and (v) increased Medicaid funding to states, among other things. The House approved the bill on March 17, and President Trump has already indicated he would sign the bill. Read more about five benefits of this act.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
The Chamber realizes that this is a challenging time for our members, especially sole proprietors and small businesses. We encourage our members to keep any and all documents of canceled contracts and a summary of hardships impacting your business. We have compiled the following resources that may be able to provide assistance to your business:
1 - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has created a website that directs business owners to various resources to assist financially due to negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 public health crisis.
2 - The Small Business Administration provides relief for businesses through the traditional Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program that may apply to businesses affected by negative economic conditions caused by the COVID-19 epidemic. Please refer to the SBA’s website for up to date information. New federal legislation and appropriations intended to provide relief for businesses may allow you to apply for assistance for economic loss. Details of eligibility are still being determined. Learn more. The SBA form “Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet” can be completed online.
3 - The New Jersey Business Action Center maintains a helpline between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. 7 days a week at 1-800-JERSEY-7 to answer any questions you may have and direct you to the appropriate agency.
Please do not hesitate to contact us us if we can be of assistance.
Meghan Hunscher, President, email@example.com
Ed Ramirez, Director of Business Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, March 16, 2020
Please be advised that the Chamber office will be closed through March 27 as a precautionary measure. As a result, we will not be able to issue Certificates of Origin. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Dear MCCC Members:
The Morris County Chamber of Commerce takes the health and wellness of our members and our community seriously. We are concerned about the disruptions the coronavirus has already caused and about the impact it could have in our own community. We believe in being prepared and encourage our members to stay informed through trustworthy resources a few of which are listed below.
On Thursday, March 12, our Chamber's Board of Directors voted to postpone all of our in-person events until after April 30. We will transition to virtual events when possible and reschedule the rest. Our committee meetings or forums and some of our seminars will be held via Zoom video conference. All information about our upcoming events will be posted on our online events calendar and will also be communicated via email and social media.
The Morris Chamber leadership and our Board of Directors is monitoring the situation as it develops and will act accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our members and our staff. As April 30 approaches, we will evaluate the situation and move forward as conditions allow. For now, the Chamber office is open and operating on a normal schedule. Please look for updates via email and social media.
Morris County Chamber of Commerce
325 Columbia Turnpike - Suite 101
Florham Park, NJ 07932 (MAP)
Our Mission: The Morris County Chamber of Commerce collaboratively advances the interests of its members to champion a thriving business and community environment.
Our Vision: Creating member experiences that foster exceptional business success and quality of life.