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FEMA and SBA extend deadlines

January 25th, 2013 — Residents and businesses that suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy now have until March 1 to file an application for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The original deadline had been Jan. 30. The FEMA application is required as …

Gov issues new building rules for post-Sandy construction

January 25th, 2013 — Gov. Chris Christie issued new standards for building height elevations – a critical step in the post-Sandy rebuilding effort. The standards follow the recommendations of the state Department of Environmental Protection and are expected to comply with the rules of …

Data Inc.

January 18th, 2013 — CORPORATE IT SPENDING UP IN 2012; EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN 2013, SAYS DATA INC. SURVEY More Tech Investment Expected in Application Support & Maintenance Next Year Click here to read the article in The Bergen Record.  Among the key findings: …

Jan. 30 deadline for SBA loan applications

January 18th, 2013 — The Governor’s Office of Recovery & Rebuilding issued a notice today stressing Jan. 30 is the deadline for all U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan applications. Nearly 130,000 individuals (homeowners, property owners, and renters) have registered with FEMA for assistance …

Legislative updates

January 18th, 2013 — The Legislature is in high gear since returning after the New Year’s holiday. Committees in the Assembly and Senate are tackling an array of bills that have consequences for the business community. Here is an update on several key measures: …

Bill eases unemployment insurance taxes

January 11th, 2013 — CIANJ plans on supporting a bill that will be heard on Monday in the Senate Labor Committee that eases the unemployment tax burden for employers. The legislation (S2404) has bipartisan support and is sponsored by Sen. Fred Madden, chair of …

Businesses asked to complete survey

January 11th, 2013 — As one of the first steps in rebuilding New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie asked Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey to help distribute a survey to small businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy. A remarkable portion of the state’s business …

Archer & Greiner, P.C.

January 4th, 2013 —   Archer & Greiner’s Jason Cotter has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of New Jersey – South Board.   Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) is a nonprofit organization providing a series of business, …

Budget update

January 4th, 2013 — The budget analyst from the Office of Legislative Services updated the Senate Budget Committee this week, supplying reports that show state revenue is lagging $451 million behind the targets for this year. David Rosen, budget director at the OLS, based …

Project Labor Agreements extended

January 4th, 2013 — Despite objections from business groups and contractors’ associations, the state Senate Budget Committee released a bill sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney that would extend “Project Labor Agreements” to formerly exempt public works construction projects such as highways, bridges, pumping …

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