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Let us know how we can assist you as you reopen your business. Email Tom Comer today.

Message from Chamber President, Tom Comer

In the winter of 1776, Thomas Paine wrote, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” It was intended as a rallying cry to the nation at a time when the revolution’s success seemed far from certain. I hope and pray that the stakes we are facing with this current health crisis will pale in comparison to the stakes that we were facing as a nation when those words were written. But an impending crisis it is, and we, as good neighbors, citizens and business people should join together to meet that crisis.

Social distancing, self-quarantine, reduced gatherings and the other recommendations from state and federal authorities will have serious impacts on this economy. Many of our members have been ordered to close their businesses for the duration of the crisis, however long that may be. Others will be suffering from the lack of social interaction, that will naturally suppress business. Concern for the health of ourselves, our families and our community are paramount. Yet, the business community will need all our help, now and when the crisis has passed.

We urge everyone to follow the recommendations and guidance from the state and federal health professionals. But recognizing that life continues during this time, when you find yourself in need of some service or product, I urge you to go to the Howell Chamber website and search through our directory of business members. We need to do what we can to support local businesses to help them get through these difficult times. As an example, many of our restaurant members are offering curbside pickup or home delivery. If we all stand together and help each other out, we will hopefully emerge from this epidemic with our families, community and businesses intact.

Thomas Comer

Howell Chamber President

Here is a list of Coronavirus emergency resources for small businesses and the community.

Freeholders Announce Monmouth County CARES Program

The Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that the Monmouth County CARES Economic Assistance Grant program is open for applications.

For complete details and the application:
http://monmouthcountycares.com/


Howell Township Land Use Application for Outside Sales and Dining

https://www.twp.howell.nj.us/DocumentCenter/View/5018/Land-Use-Application-Online-Form


NJSBDC Updates and Counseling

https://www.njsmallbusinesshelp.com/

Funding opportunities and private relief efforts.
https://www.njsmallbusinesshelp.com/post/private-nonprofit-companies-covid-19-relief-efforts

Howell Patch
The Patch has created a list of what's open/closed in Howell and is inviting you to post your information for free. 

https://patch.com/new-jersey/howell/whats-open-closed-howell-during-coronavirus-shutdowns

https://njsbdc.com/

Dept. of Labor FAQs

https://www.nj.gov/labor/assets/PDFs/NJWorkersFAQs.pdf

NJ Labor Commissioner - Straight Answers on Unemployment

https://njbia.org/straight-answers-on-coronavirus-unemployment-programs/?utm_source=Real%20Magnet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=153081698


NJ Dept of Labor - What NJ Workers Should Know

https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml


Apply for Unemployment

https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/


NJ Tax Filing Date Moved from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. 

https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200401a.shtml

Update on Which Businesses Can Open

https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200330b.shtml

US Chamber of Commerce - Guide & Checklist on Emergency Funding

https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/023595_comm_corona_virus_smallbiz_loan_final.pdf

Mortgage Payment Relief Announced by Governor

Download the PDF here.

NJ Chamber of Commerce Update as of 3/27/2020

https://www.njchamber.com/news/njchambernow/761-2020-03-27-latest-coronavirus-news-for-new-jersey-businesses

State of New Jersey - Jobs Portal

https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/

State of New Jersey - Hiring Portal

https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake

Howell Township Alerts & Notifications

https://www.twp.howell.nj.us/408/Alerts-and-Notifications

New Jersey Covid19 Information Hub

Governor Murphy Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order, Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses

https://covid19.nj.gov/


NJEDA Funding Packages Announced

https://www.njeda.com/Press-Room/News-Articles/Press-Releases/NJEDA-Announces-New-Initiatives-to-Support-Busines

April 15, 2020 Tax Day - Changed to July 15, 2020

NJ Chamber of Commerce

https://njchamber.com/


Governor's Office

Effective 8pm, March 19, 2020 Governor Phil Murphy enacted a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures of individuals. Full story here. 


A new testing site in Monmouth County at PNC Arts Center in Holmdel opens Monday, March 23.


Follow the Governor on Facebook.


CentraState HealthCare System Public Health Updates

https://www.centrastate.com/public-health-update/

SCORE - Business Resources

https://www.score.org/


NJ Special Website Devoted to the Coronavirus emergency.

The site, cv.business.nj.gov, will be updated as new information becomes available. We encourage you to communicate this with the appropriate individuals within your organization.

In addition, the New Jersey Business Action Center’s Helpline is now available from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm, seven days a week. Call 1-800-JERSEY-7 to address any concerns you or your employees have.

New Jersey Department of Labor Website

https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml

NJDOL Benefits and the Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Employees Should Know

New Jersey has among the most comprehensive Earned Sick LeaveTemporary Disability and Family Leave Insurance laws in the country, which cover all employees – full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal.


Monmouth County Clerk

A centralized portal for information about the latest public notices, closures, and cancellations, regarding the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.

https://www.monmouthcountyclerk.com/coronavirus-covid-19-public-notices/


New Jersey FAQ website for small businesses:
Information on COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus and its impact on businesses.
https://faq.business.nj.gov/en/collections/2198378-information-for-nj-businesses-on-the-coronavirus-outbreak

SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources


CDC Website on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How to protect yourself and if you think others are sick.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America
15 Days to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) More at Whitehouse.gov.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf



CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html


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