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  • COVID-19 Resources
    Posted on 6/12/2020 9:48:00 AM
    COVID-19 Resources The FLCC is trying to bring you the most up-to-date resources available during the COVID crisis. If you know of others to be added please send them to [email protected] GENERAL INFORMATION NJ COVID-19 Information Hub: New Jersey’s website for comprehensive and up-to-date information about the novel coronavirus outbreak is available here: New Jersey Business FAQs: with information for businesses and the impact of coronavirus. 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. EMPLOYER RESOURCES Center for Disease Control: CDC offers interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan, prepare and respond to coronavirus US Department of Labor: Coronavirus Resources NJ Department of Labor and Coronavirus: What Employees Should Know Mandated Benefits Chart: Employers Association of New Jersey’s EZ Pay Chart to help businesses navigate NJ mandated benefits and to find out which laws apply COVID-19 On-Demand Hiring Intake Form: A centralized resource to match talent with opportunities by the State of New Jersey. To report a scammer or suspected price gouging, alert N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6240 or at Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020. Generally, the Act provides that covered employers must provide to all employees: Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of expanded family and medical leave at the employee’s regular rate of pay where the employee is unable to work because the employee is quarantined (pursuant to Federal, State, or local government order or advice of a health care provider), and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis; or Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of expanded family and medical leave at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate of pay because the employee is unable to work because of a bona fide need to care for an individual subject to quarantine (pursuant to Federal, State, or local government order or advice of a health care provider), or care for a child (under 18 years of age) whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19, and/or the employee is experiencing a substantially similar condition as specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of the Treasury and Labor. Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees may qualify for exemption from the requirement to provide leave due to school closings or child care unavailability if the leave requirements would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern. Please refer to the Department of Labor link provided for specific guidance and direction, Department of Labor In addition this link will take you to information RELATED TO PAID LEAVE FOR WORKERS AND TAX CREDITS FOR SMALL AND MIDSIZE BUSINESSES from the DOL. EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES The state’s jobs and hiring portal matches employers and candidates. For employers to participate, click here. SMALL BUSINESS FINANCIAL RELIEF AND RESOURCES The U.S. Chamber of Commerce put out a guide for small businesses on the coronavirus emergency loans introduced by the federal government. US Small Business Administration: General information Hub US Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources: U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest disaster loans to small businesses in New Jersey. SCORE Coronavirus Small Business Resource Hub: SBA Disaster Loan Assistance: Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Non-profits, Homeowners and Renters OR SBA Paycheck Protection Plan prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses. This program is aimed at job retention and business operating expenses. NJEDA: The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) approved a suite of new programs designed to support businesses and workers facing economic hardship due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The suite of new initiatives includes: Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program will provide grants up to $5,000 to NJ-based small businesses that have between 1-10 full time equivalent employees (FTE) in order to stabilize their operations and reduce the need for layoffs or furloughs. Eligible businesses include retail, arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, food service, and other services – such as repair, maintenance, personal, and laundry services. Grant funding is targeted at unrestricted payroll and working capital support, and cannot be used for any capital expenses, including construction. Grant values are calculated at $1000 per FTEs reported on business’ WR-30 filed with the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Minimum grant amount per application: $1000; maximum grant amount per application: $5000. Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program will provide working capital loans of up to $100,000 to businesses with less than $5 million in revenues. Loans made through the program will have 10-year terms with zero percent for the first five years, then resetting to the EDA’s prevailing floor rate (capped at 3.00%) for the remaining five years. Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) Emergency Loan Loss Reserve Fund – A $10 million capital reserve fund to take a first loss position on CDFI loans that provide low-interest working capital to micro-businesses. This will allow CDFIs to withstand loan defaults due to the outbreak, which will allow them to provide more loans at lower interest rates to microbusinesses affected by the outbreak. CDFI Emergency Assistance Grant Program will provide grants of up to $250,000 to CDFIs to scale operations or reduce interest rates for the duration of the outbreak. NJ Entrepreneur Support Program will encourage continued capital flows to new companies, often in the innovation economy, and temporarily support a shaky market by providing 80% loan guarantees for working capital loans to entrepreneurs. Small Business Emergency Assistance Guarantee Program will provide 50% guarantees on working capital loans and waive fees on loans made through institutions participating in the NJEDA’s existing Premier Lender or Premier CDFI programs. Emergency Technical Assistance Program will support technical assistance to New Jersey-based companies applying for assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration. The organizations contracted will be paid based on SBA application submissions supported by the technical assistance they provide. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority set up an electronic “Eligibility Wizard” designed to help businesses and nonprofits determine which state emergency financial assistance programs or federal SBA disaster loans best suits them. Additional details on the NJEDA’s new programs, including eligibility requirements, will be available here: THE CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes extensive provisions for providing massive fiscal relief to businesses and individual Americans. Click here for Highlights of the CARES Act WAYS TO HELP The below link has updated information on how to volunteer and donate during the Coronavirus outbreak. Local – Bergen County Bergen Volunteers 64 Passaic St., Hackensack, N.J. 07601; 201-489-9454 The nonprofit Bergen Volunteers supports community needs through civic engagement and volunteerism. “We help all of Bergen County, including youth, seniors, economically disadvantaged individuals and the nonprofit community overall.” Lynne Algrant, CEO of Bergen Volunteers, said, “At times like these, we really understand the importance of local nonprofits in knitting together the social safety net. Our support of local organizations is vital.” To volunteer, go to To donate, go to Statewide Community FoodBank of New Jersey The Community FoodBank of New Jersey fights hunger and poverty in New Jersey by assisting those in need. New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) has been established to support organizations that provide essential services to people in need and to assist those on the front lines of the fight against the COVID-19 crisis. One hundred percent of donations received online by NJPRF will be used to fight the medical, social, and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable, supporting organizations that provide essential services and aiding those on the front line of the pandemic. To donate, go to Norwescap Norwescap is dedicated to creating opportunities and changing lives for thousands of low-income individuals and families in Northwest New Jersey. The Salvation Army of New Jersey A statement on the Salvation Army of New Jersey website reads: “We are anticipating, and planning for, an increase in need. Our corps community centers are prepared to assist those in need of emergency services, which includes our feeding programs. With the disproportionate risk to the senior population we are conducting outreach to senior citizens in communities to ensure that they stay safe and that they have necessary provisions.” Donations can be made on the website. National The American Red Cross According to the American Red Cross website, there is a “severe blood shortage due to the coronavirus outbreak.” For more information, go to the organization’s site. ASPCA The nonprofit American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. A message on the nonprofit’s website reads, “among the growing concerns of the coronavirus, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our employees, clients and the hundreds of animals still in our care. Your urgent gift today can help us prepare for situations like this one.” To donate, click here. Feeding America This nonprofit’s mission is to “feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.” To donate click here. Operation Homefront The nonprofit offers short-term and critical financial assistance, long-term stability and recurring support programs to military families. Also helping to support military and veteran families impacted by COVID-19. Other major organizations accepting donations to provide aid during the coronavirus pandemic include: Food for the Poor Meals on Wheels United Way
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  • Support Fair Lawn Food Establishments & Restaurants
    Posted on 3/27/2020 10:05:00 AM
    SUPPORT FAIR LAWN FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS & RESTAURANTS Per NJ Executive Order #104 Restaurants may be open for NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS ?for take-out and/or delivery C = curbside p/u D = delivery P = pick up AdA Mediterranean Grill D P 14-25 Plaza Road North 201-791-2222 Hours: Daily 11am – 9pm Luca’s Gourmet Deli C D 6-03 Saddle River Road 201-796-1056 Hours: M – S 7am-3pm, Closed Sunday A Family Affair D P 23-17 Broadway 201-796-2882 Hours: M-S 8am-3pm, Closed Sunday Manjal Indian Fusion D P 95 Lincoln Ave. 973-304-1565 Hours: Open daily 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm – 8pm Benny’s Luncheonette 11-04 Saddle River Road 201-791-0730 Hours: Closed until further notice Mashu Mashu Kosher Sushi D P 22-22 Morlot Ave. 201-254-9522 Hours: Sun-Thur. 11am-8pm Davia Restaurant C D P 6-09 Fair Lawn Ave. ($40 min. order for delivery) 201-797-6767 Hours: M-S 4pm – 7:30, S 1 – 7:30 Mezzanotte 6-11 Saddle River Rd 201-475-8333 Hours: No Answer as of 3/25/19 Dunkin Donuts – Radburn D P 22-20 Fair Lawn Ave. 201-791-5500 Hours: Open daily 4:30am-8pm Oceanos Restaurant 2-27 Saddle River Road 201-796-0546 Hours: Closed until further notice Dunkin Donuts – Maple Ave. P 24-07 Maple Ave. 201-475-5559 Hours: Open daily from 6am – 5pm Palermo’s Bakery 24-21 Fair Lawn Ave. 201-551-444-0109 Hours: Closed until further notice Dutch House Tavern P 24-07 Fair Lawn Ave. 201-796-9886 Hours: W – S 11:30am – 8pm, Closed Sun/Mon. The Railyard Tavern D P 16-22 Plaza Road North 201-773-3372 Hours: 7 days a week 11am – 8pm Empress Diner D P 13-48 River Road 201-791-2895 Hours: Open daily from 10am – 8pm Sage Restaurant D P 17-15 Broadway 201-797-0500 Hours: M – F 12pm-8pm, S – 4pm – 8pm, S-2-8 Giovanni’s Deli C D P 22-08 Morlot Ave. 201-791-1911 Hours: M-F 10am-4pm, S 10am-3pm Closed Sunday Shop Rite 1717 River Rd. 201-475-3750 Hours: Open Daily 7am – 12am, W 7-8 Seniors only Gotham City Diner D P 39-10 Broadway 201-398-9700 Hours: Open Daily from 9am – 8pm Shop Rite Liquors of Fair Lawn P 35-07 Broadway 201-796-2398 Hours: Open daily from 9am – 8pm Japino D P 30-10 Broadway ($30 min. order for delivery) 551-224-8671 Hours: T-S 11am – 8pm, S 12pm-8pm Two Guys Pizza & Grill D P 21-16 Morlot Avenue 201-794-1001 Hours: M-F 7am-9pm, S 9am-9pm, S 12pm-9pm Jersey Mike’s Subs D P 3120 Promenade Blvd. 201-791-2864 Hours: Open Daily from 10am – 8pm Zevy’s Pizza D P 10-16 River Road 201-300-6113 Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11am – 7pm
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  • COVID-19
    Posted on 3/14/2020 5:06:00 PM
    MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING CANCELLED AND FAIR LAWN CHAMBER INSTALLTION DINNER POSTPONED After careful consideration, the Fair Lawn Chamber's Executive Board has decided it best to cancel this coming Tuesday's Membership Meeting and postpone the Annual Installtion Dinner. The Chamber’s meetings and networking events are important, but not worth the potential health risk that public gatherings represent during this critical time. Please call the Chamber office at 201-796-7050 if you have any questions. Our phones will be monitored during this time.
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  • Young Professionals Networking Tuesday, March 10 - 6pm - 8pm
    Posted on 2/29/2020 10:54:00 AM
    Young Professionals Networking Tuesday, March 10 - 6pm - 8pm Cheers Bar & Restaurant - 77 Main Street, Hackensack Network in a casual atmosphere with other young professionals. Must be 40 and under to attend!! Light refreshments will be served. Cash bar. In conjunction with: Paramus Regional Chamber of Commerce, Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce, Fort Lee Chamber of Commerce, Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce $20 to attend Registration link:
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  • THE BEGINNING Since 1954 the Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce has worked with local government and other entities to stimulate development and improve the quality of life. The dedicated volunteerism and contributions from a large number of local business leaders and entities make this possible. The Chamber enables businesses of all sizes to achieve collectively what others could not accomplish individually. Our strength lies in increasing the number of membership firms, creating a pool of resources to address community problems. REASON TO JOIN Joining is just the beginning. When you get involved, you'll make the most of your membership by putting your Chamber to work for you! Our selection of programs, services and events are designed to connect you with a powerful market - the leading business community of Northern New Jersey! If you've discovered one thing about the Fair Lawn Chamber, you know there's no other organization offering the variety, quality and frequency of networking, educational and special events! From networking events to annual street fairs, you're in touch, informed, involved and an integral part of Fair Lawn’s business community. Discover your next opportunity at a Chamber event!
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Fair Lawn Chamber Flag Program

  • It's always time to show our colors and we need your help. Many years ago, John Nakashian was instrumental in introducing the Chamber of Commerce Flag Program. He wanted our community to show its patriotic pride by honoring our veterans, living and deceased, who served our country, as well as honoring the brave men and women who serve to protect our freedom around the world today. It is in John's memory that we proudly continue this tradition. The Chamber of Commerce is seeking your help to purchase and display the very symbol of our nation, the American flag. American flags are displayed throughout Fair Lawn from Memorial Day through September 11th, as we celebrate the gifts of our nation and show our pride. Please send a check made payable to FLCC or feel free to call the Chamber with your credit card information and/or any questions at 201-796-7050. The Chamber has also made it possible to make a donation through this website Print form here and share with your neighbor. DONATE NOW We thank you for joining the Chamber in honoring Fair Lawn and the United States of America. Flag Committee Deputy Mayor of Community Affairs, John Cosgrove, Chairperson Bob Beshlian Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce, 12-45 River Road, Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410 201-796-7050 * [email protected]

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Fair Lawn Young Professional

  • Young Professionals Network is a group that strives to give young professionals an opportunity to create new business relationships, while becoming stronger professionals in their respective fields. YPN members and guests attend "Lunches with Leaders" on the second Tuesday of each month to learn what has made other leaders in our community successful. A different speaker is selected each month to provide perspectives on what it means to be successful, different approaches on how to become successful, and different fields in which success may be achieved. The lunch is from 12:30 until 2:00, and offers attendees the opportunity to learn from the talk, network with other young professionals and ask questions. If you would like to join us, please send an email with your name, business, and contact information to [email protected]
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