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Summer 2020
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Help with Regional Planning
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is the designated planning organization for the nine-county metropolitan region that includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties and the City of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer Counties in New Jersey.
What do you value about this region? What concerns you? Help shape the region’s future. Take our survey.
Looking Ahead: What is the “New Normal” for Where We Work?
Remote work has turned out to be more productive than some employers expected. What happens if many offices never come back?
The coronavirus crisis is forcing white-collar America to reconsider nearly every aspect of office life. Some practices now seem to be wastes of time, happily discarded; others seem to be unexpectedly crucial, and impossible to replicate online. For workers wondering right now if they’re ever going back to the office, the most honest answer is this: Even if they do, the office might never be the same.
NY Times | June 9, 2020 | Clive Thompson | Illustration by Max Guther
Computers for Trenton School Kids
We are delighted to report that Einstein’s Alley members,
Sparta Systems and Withum, have stepped up with numbers of laptops. Those laptops will be refurbished by TDI Connect and given to Trenton young people who need them for remote school work.
They still need lots more.
If you have excess computers that meet this criteria:
64-bit processor
Core I5 and above
4GB or more
With or without a hard drive
News for New Jersey Business on Reopening
An intelligence briefing for N.J. Chamber of Commerce members on how coronavirus is impacting your business, the economy and health in New Jersey.

The Road to Recovery – New Jersey enters the second week of Stage 2 in the state’s reopening plan today as barbershops and beauty salons can again serve customers, youth sports can resume and private swim clubs and municipal pools can open. Here are the rules and here’s what’s next. (nj.com)

Personal Care Businesses in the Coronavirus Era – Taking clients’ temperatures, using hand sanitizer and making sure all employees have their own tools are just a few of the ways that COVID-19 has transformed personal care salons. (NJTV News)

Getting Good Protective Equipment at a Good Price – Businesses need personal protective equipment to reopen, but where do they get it? And how do they get it at a fair price. How can they be certain that it will be available whenever they need it? The NJEDA is working on that. (ROI-NJ)

What is Open? When Will More Be Open? – Here is a N.J. reopening guide. (nj.com)

Long-term Care Residents Are Permitted to Receive Guests – Residents of long-term care facilities can have outdoor visitors in designated outdoor spaces, the state announced. Visitors must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms ­­– including temperature checks – and facilities must follow safety and infection prevention measures.

The State Budget is Like Everything Else This Year: Different – State lawmakers are expected to pass a supplemental spending bill by the end of June to start the Murphy administration’s plan for a $7.6 billion budget for July 1 through Sept. 30. It’s unclear whether the Legislature will make changes. (NJ Spotlight)

Economists Call for Another ‘Stimulus’ Package – A group of more than 150 economists including Ben Bernanke — who sits on Gov. Murphy’s commission mapping out New Jersey’s comeback from the pandemic — has called on Congress to pass another major economic recovery package to avert “disastrous budget shortfalls.” (nj.com)

New Federal Loan Program Is Coming – The federal government’s soon-to-open Main Street Lending Program will provide a total of $600 billion in financing for small and medium-sized businesses. See this guide for the latest info. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

Buy From New Jersey Businesses – To promote the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Buy NJ’ campaign, put this ‘postcard’ on your website and share it on social media with the hashtags #BuyNJ and #BuyLocalNJ.

Get Counted – New Jersey residents can respond to the 2020 Census to ensure the state gets its fair share of federal funding. The Census provides valuable data for businesses, including population trends, growth projections and demographic information. Spread the word! Respond to the Census.

N.J. Coronavirus Cases – New Jersey Residents

(Source: N.J. Health Department)

Total Deaths Reported: 12,870, up from 12,800 yesterday.

Total Positive COVID-19 Tests Reported: 169,142, up from 168,107 yesterday.

For data on hospitalizations and discharges, click here.


A standard questionnaire for employees to help employers screen workers everyday is available to download here. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

For the U.S. Chamber’s return-to-work playbook for employers, click here.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s report on reopening and preparing workplaces for COVID-19.

The CDC’s recommendations for employers to prevent the spread of the coronavirus when they reopen their offices.

The state’s PPE Supplier Registry connects suppliers of personal protective equipment with potential buyers. (Notice from the state: Parties are strongly advised to exercise due diligence when selecting vendors and are responsible for ensuring the quality and regulatory compliance of all goods/services purchased).

For information on applying for a Paycheck Protection Program loan, click here.

The U.S. Chamber’s guide to applying for loan forgiveness under the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Survival Guide has a complete listing of all of the coronavirus resources for small businesses.

The N.J. Economic Development Authority is offering assistance programs for New Jersey businesses. Information and applications can be found here.

The IRS posted information on ‘stimulus checks’ here.

The state’s jobs and hiring portal matches employers and candidates.

For employers to participate, click here.

New Jersey’s website for information on all of the state’s business resources during the pandemic.

New Jersey’s website for up-to-date information about COVID-19.

Have Questions about the Status of an Unemployment Claim? – You can send a message to the state Labor Department through its website – www.myunemployment.nj.gov. Then follow these instructions:

  • On the top of the page, scroll to the right for “Need Help” and unveil the drop-down menu
  • Choose Send an Email
  • Choose Email: Submit a message through the new online form.
  • Follow the prompts

To report a scammer or suspected price gouging, alert the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6240 or at http://njconsumeraffairs.gov.

The state set up a 24-hour hotline where health care professionals are answering questions about coronavirus. The toll-free number is 1-800-222-1222. From outside the state, call 1-800-962-1253.

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is staying on top of Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments. For news media requests, please email Scott Goldstein.

Credit: New Jersey Chamber of Commerce – www.njchamber.com.

Fill Out Your Census Form
It’s critical. Now more than ever.
Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.
The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.
It’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.
Upcoming Events
American Conference on Diversity – Lead for Diversity
25th Anniversary Week Virtual Program – July 12-17 – via Zoom
 Join us for the 25th Anniversary of Lead for Diversity online festivities! During this virtual week-long event for high school students, staff, and LFD/Anytown graduates we will have different activities reflecting the Lead for Diversity experience. It’s a great opportunity to reconnect, share stories, and show us your best “Bull Dog”!
Lead for Diversity was launched in 1995 as Anytown. Today this program has more than 3000 graduates!
Click here to learn more about the Lead For Diversity Program.
Einstein’s Alley Corporation,
PO Box 175, Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Katherine Kish,
Executive Director