PARSIPPANY — One other $15,000 Morris County Small Enterprise Grant was delivered immediately by the Morris County Commissioners, who had been joined by Parsippany Township’s Mayor and Council President and the Morris County Financial Improvement Company (EDC) in highlighting the significance of procuring regionally when the nation acknowledges Small Enterprise Saturday.
“Small companies are the spine of Morris County. They’re the spine of the whole financial system in New Jersey, which is why my fellow Commissioners developed the Morris County Small Enterprise Grant Program earlier this 12 months. We have to help our native entrepreneurs, and this weekend everybody can take part by procuring regionally throughout for the annual Small Enterprise Saturday,” stated Commissioner Director Tayfun Selen.
He joined Commissioner Deputy Director John Krickus and Commissioner Stephen Shaw immediately in delivering a $15,000 grant to Rajeev Chopra at Chopra Auto Care in Parsippany. Becoming a member of them had been Parsippany Mayor Jamie Barberio, Council President Michael dePierro, Ed Ramirez, Director of Enterprise Assets and Skilled Improvement for the EDC, and businessman Mickey Chopra, the store proprietor’s brother.
“Throughout the pandemic, I had no enterprise in any respect. Individuals weren’t driving, so they didn’t carry of their automobiles. That is going to assist me loads. I’ve some machines which can be going to be up to date. My tire machine could be very previous, and my steadiness machine goes to value loads. So, I’m very grateful,” stated Rajeev Chopra, who was surrounded by his household when he obtained the grant.
Morris County launched its Small Enterprise Grant Program on Valentine’s Day with $10 million in American Rescue Act Plan funds, and the Commissioners have permitted 782 purposes thus far.
“I do know the Parsippany mayor, the council president, myself and different Commissioners, we had been passing out utility kinds for this grant program everywhere, and we hosted occasions right here in Parsippany and Dover and Morristown and elsewhere to get the phrase out – and we had been profitable, a lot in order that we not solely put $10 million into this system however had so as to add one other $1.3 million,” stated Commissioner Deputy Director John Krickus.
The added funds had been permitted final month due to a surge of purposes filed simply earlier than this system closed on September 30. The Commissioners wished to insure these companies that utilized late, and who might finally qualify, can be lined. Morris County remains to be processing about 85 further purposes.
“Parsippany is full of small companies. They make up an enormous portion of our financial system, and we’re very grateful to the Commissioner for this grant program. It has helped lots of our native companies, and I hope everybody will get on the market this weekend to buy regionally for Small Enterprise Saturday,” stated Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor James arberio.
The Morris County Commissioners adopted a decision Monday night time declaring this Saturday, November 26, to be Small Enterprise Saturday in Morris County. Since 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been acknowledged nationwide as “Small Enterprise Saturday” after it was launched by American Categorical. The nationwide marketing campaign encourages vacation customers to patronize native companies.
The Morris County Chamber of Commerce and EDC helped Morris County this 12 months promote the Morris County Small Enterprise Grant Program.
Frank Cahill, Chairman Parsippany Financial Improvement Advisory Committee and the creator of the Morris Now APP, designed the app to assist the financial system of small companies in Morris County. Many small companies had. a tough time throughout COVID-19, and the APP helps the residents of Morris County discover native companies inside their group. The APP presently has over 15,000 small mom-and-pop companies listed completely free. If what you are promoting shouldn’t be listed, submit it by clicking right here. Morris Now obtained an identical grant in August from Morris County Small Enterprise Grant Program.
The APP is completely FREE for any shopper to obtain and is accessible on Google Play and the Apple Retailer by trying to find “MORRIS NOW.”
From now till December 31, each newly registered consumer will mechanically obtain a $10.00 Reward Card to IHOP places in Parsippany, Kenvil, or Cedar Knolls. As well as, you have got a possibility to win a $50.00 present card from a Morris. County rertailer.
“Small companies are the heartbeat of our downtowns and a necessary a part of our financial system,” acknowledged Craig Schlosser, Managing Director of the Morris County Financial Improvement Company. “We’re proud that New Jersey ranks eleventh in the US, with over 861,000 small companies.”Meghan Hunscher, President of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce in Florham Park, added, “We’re glad to advertise all the ‘Store Native’ initiatives that may profit Morris County enterprise homeowners.”
In keeping with the US Small Enterprise Administration, there are 32.5 million small companies in the US, which account for 99.9 % of all companies in the US and they’re liable for creating 1.5 million jobs yearly and account for 64 % of latest jobs created within the U.S.
Regardless of lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. customers reported spending a record-high whole of $23.3 billion at impartial retailers and eating places on “Small Enterprise Saturday 2021.”