Dear Members and Future Members,
These are certainly unprecedented times. While at times it can feel overwhelming, the Chamber of Commerce is here to assist your business.
We will use this page to post important COVID-19 related business information. In addition, we recommend you follow the official social medial platforms of the town, as our Mayor and staff update those on a regular basis.
If there is something we can do to advocate with the township on your behalf, please let us know. We count on you to help us weather this emergency as a community and will continue to support you with information and resources.
Stay safe and follow the public health practices that will decrease the chance for the spread of the disease - Social distancing, keeping surfaces sanitized, washing hands frequently (for 20 seconds) and avoiding coughing or sneezing into your hands.
Stay safe and hopeful,
Adam Wolf, Vice-President
West Orange Chamber of Commerce
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New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will launch the application for its Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9:00 am. Location the application here: https://cv.business.nj.gov.
Applications for the Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program are expected to be available next week (the week beginning April 6th.)
Applications for other NJEDA COVID-19 programs, including no/low interest loans, entrepreneurship support, and technical assistance for those applying for U.S. Small Business Administration loans will be available in the coming weeks. Businesses and nonprofits can find eligibility requirements for all programs on the COVID-19 Business Information Hub or use the Eligibility Wizard to identify which emergency assistance programs they may want to consider for their business’s specific needs.
The NJEDA has established a new toll-free number specifically for inquiries related to NJEDA’s Small Business Emergency Assistance programs. Representatives are available at 844-965-1125 during the following hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m, Saturday and Sunday – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Find out which state financial support programs your business is eligible for and learn how to use the Eligibility Wizard by clicking here.
Information from Saint Barnabas Medical Center, including where you can be tested, can be found here.
Resources from the CDC, including information about keeping kids and the elderly healthy, can be found here.
Resources from The World Health Organization can be found here.Last updated April 14, 2020