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     July 25, 2024

 Rutherford Chamber Connection Newsletter May 2024

Welcome to our Rutherford Chamber Connection newsletter for May 2024, our GRANTAPALOOZA special. This issue focuses on the small business grants and loans available from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA). These programs recognize the importance of small businesses to the health of a community.


Posted on May 3, 2024 by Admin

Spring is here, which means it's time to check in on small business grants offered by our state. Many of the current offerings are non-competitive, which means that, as long as you apply on time and meet all the eligibility criteria, you get the money. NJEDA says these programs are amply funded, although they admitted…

Small Business Lease Grant

Posted on May 3, 2024 by Admin

If you lease a ground-level commercial space, this non-competitive, rolling-date Small Business Lease Grant from NJEDA may interest you. It pays 20% of your lease for two years (specifically, in two payments, one upon approval and the other 12 months later). A key requirement is that you must sign a new five-year lease or have…

Small Business Improvement Grant

Posted on May 3, 2024 by Admin

The popular Small Business Improvement Grant was launched in 2022. This is a reimbursement grant that will pay you 50% of your spend on construction/capital improvements or purchase and/or installation of new furniture, fixtures, and equipment. It includes a two-year lookback period, so you can apply after your project has been completed. While NJEDA says…

Small Business e-Commerce Support Program

Posted on May 3, 2024 by Admin

The relatively new Small Business E-commerce Support Program provides free e-commerce and digital marketing consulting services to New Jersey small businesses in the restaurant, retail and personal care industries that operate from a commercial location. You're limited to using one of seven NJEDA-approved consultancies for this work, and we couldn't find any anecdotal reports regarding…

Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program (Net Operating Loss Program)

Posted on May 3, 2024 by Admin

The NOL program allows early-stage technology and life sciences companies in New Jersey to sell a percentage of their net operating losses and unused research and development (R&D) tax credits to unrelated profitable corporations for cash. The NOL program supports innovative start-ups by enabling qualified, unprofitable New Jersey-based technology or biotechnology companies with fewer than 225…

Pre-ProgStock Show Featuring the Music of Yes July 13

Posted on May 3, 2024 by Admin

Yes tribute band Total Mass Retain will be performing The Yes Album in full, plus a 'very epic' setlist and laser light show, Saturday July 13 at Williams Center. The perfect summer show to get psyched for ProgStock this October! Tickets on sale now at


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