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Webinar: Tuesday, April 7 - Information & Resources for Elizabeth & Union County Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Webinar: Tuesday, April 7 - Information & Resources for 
Elizabeth & Union County Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

 

Information & Resources for Elizabeth & Union County Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

2PM

Live Webinar Presented by NJEDA, SBA, UCEDC & EDC

Register For FREE By Clicking Here

Webinar Details

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

2:00 PM EST

Special Guest Speakers:

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, Mayor J. Christian Bollwage

Presentations by:

·    Representative-TBA, from Congressman Albio Sires Office

·    Paul Ceppi, Managing Director of Business Development at NJEDA

·    Liz Williams, Vice President of Lending at UCEDC

·    Eduardo Rodriguez, Director of Economic Development at City of Elizabeth

·    Oscar Cortizo, Director of Financial Programs at EDC

·    David Margulies, KEAN University, CBPM NJ - Small Business Development Center

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Webinar Details

COVID-19 causing chaos for businesses... so much uncertainty, so many questions needing answers....? What funding is available? What's best for my business? Where & How to apply? We are all coming together to help clarify the confusion.... Join us for a LIVE Webinar with NJEDA, SBA, UCEDC, the City of Elizabeth, EDC & SBDC-!!!

Have specific questions that need answers?

CLICK HERE to submit them in advance by Monday, April 6-- 5PM.

 
 
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Business Resources Collected by NJ Chamber of Commerce

Business Resources Collected by NJ Chamber of Commerce

 

The latest information collected by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce about how the outbreak is affecting New Jersey and your business. 

 

April 3 is a Big Day to Apply for Loans and Grants

Federal Funding Info - Applications can be submitted April 3, for funds from the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program established by the CARES Act. For information, click here.

State Funding Info - Applications can be submitted tomorrow, April 3, starting at 9 a.m. for funds from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority's $5 million Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program.

Cases in New Jersey - New Jersey officials announced3,649 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, increasing the statewide total to 22,255 positive tests with 355 deaths as the outbreak continues to expand.

Resources

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce put out a guide for small businesses on the coronavirus emergency loans introduced by the federal government.

U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest disaster loans to small businesses in New Jersey.

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

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Economic Relief Package for NJ Small Businesses

Economic Relief Package for NJ Small Businesses

Economic Relief Package from NJ EDA

Click to view pdf of Economic Relief Package Details

 

How do I apply to the NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant?
(Applications open here April 3, 2020, at 9 a.m.)

 

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Businesses Continue reading
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Cares Act Flow Chart

Cares Act Flow Chart

CARES ACT Flow Chart

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Make a connection with online classes and events

Make a connection with online classes and events

Classes and live streamed events keep you connected to others — and when you feel connected it's easier to keep feeling positive. Join in on classes and events available online every day, for kids and adults.

 

 

THE ARTS 

Acting Out  Kids and teen classes are happening online. Contact (718) 236-6494 www.actingoutonline.com for more information. 

NJ Workshop for the Arts 

  • NJWA is live on your device! Now your music lessons and most classes are available to you via skype, zoom, facetime etc. New students register Online, Call 908-789-9696 or email njwa2@aol.com now for more information.
  • All private music lessons are now remote.

Valencia School of Music 

  • Teaching virtually – Live lessons with instructors
  • Offering Private and Group Music Lessons in Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Piano, Drums, Woodwinds, Brass and Strings
  • April workshops. Singing for Musical Theater and Pop with Kelly, Songwriting with Chuck and The Jazz Singer Workshop with Brianna!
  • Also, make sure to message us or email kelly@valenciamusicnj.com to sign up for a song spot in the Instagram Open Mic on Friday, April 10th!

 

COOKING

Farinolio Cucina Online cooking and language on Instagram Live classes. 908-325-2486

Farinolio Cucina blends authentic food culture with Italy's convivial character. Discover the diversity, tradition and culture behind the Italian food, wine and art. Fun and educational cookng events. Open a bottle of vino and watch their classes on Farinolio Cucina Live on Instagram and Facebook

 

FITNESS CLASSES

Athleta Instagram Live free classes called Power Hour Monday - Friday 7PM on @Athleta

The Bar Method Live streaming for Active Members begins Monday, March 23. Off Peak Members may take certain classes! Check The Bar Method website. New to The Bar Method? You can also try Bar Online. 908-232-0746

Brassy Buddha Yoga online classes 908-230-4047  

  • Offering live streamed classes daily.  Once a week they offer a FREE class to either adults, kids, or for family meditation.
  • Class schedule can be found on Mindbody and classes can be booked directly through this link.  Class packages are less now in hopes that they keep everyone healthy at this time- MIND, BODY, & SPIRIT.
  • Kids classes area at 2 PM & 3 PM. A Unity Meditation at 8:15 PM Wednesday nights...for the entire family!  And a variety of classes sprinkled throughout each day for all levels of practitioners.

Club Pilates GO Free live classes daily on Facebook. Check the link for the schedule. 

CrossFIt 908 Central Four live workouts through Zoom each day at 7am / 9am / 12pm / 6pm. Anyone with the link can join for no cost. The link can be found daily on our website www.crossfit908.com. Workouts are scalable for all levels and there is no equipment required. 908-347-6812

Raritan Valley Gyrotonic will be offering private and group Gyrokinesis classes live online at this time. 908-288-7551

Satsang Yoga Studio online class schedule available 908-789-7203

Westfield Fitness Studio has an one to one private classes and online training program, delivered through Skype and supplemented with pre-recorded videos and programs. The programs are individually tailored based on your assessment and the equipment you have in your home, whether that's a full gym or no dedicated fitness equipment at all. 908-487-7244

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Harmony Meditation Interactive special lecture and guided meditation sessions for connectivity like you’ve never experienced before with benefits for you, your family and your loved ones. Guests and non-members are welcome to this donation special event to help further fund online meditation courses and events. Sunday, April 19, 2020,  3 pm - 3:30pm. To register, visit: https://harmonymeditation.com/

Open Door Therapy virtual relationship counseling HIPAA-compliant, confidential session from their phone or laptop. 908-403-9300

The Oils Room Offering online classes and 1:1 consultations via online conference. Westfield area local delivery or mail out oil samples to enhance the class experience.

 

FASHION 

Sole Shoes  New online storeOrder & Delivery both online and phone, curbside and home non-contact delivery. Online and Video Services and youtube videos with different product categories daily. 908-654-7800.

 

SKIN CARE & BEAUTY

Blende Beauty Check Facebook and Instagram for LIVE makeup tutorials on various topics 908-588-2094

Facial Reality Spa & Salon Spa Pat is available to talk to you about your skin care questions and make appropriate recommendations and to order products. Give her a call or text her at 908-727-5406. Curbside pickup by appointment or free shipping. Follow them on Facebook so you can see Pat's Spa at Home videos for helpful skin care tips.

 

HOME DECOR

Ella Allure Redecorate with video walkthrough and online shopping and ordering of products. 908-654-3527

Ellie Mroz Design Is doing video walk throughs and virtual shelfies. Text her photos of your space and she will create a plan to level up the space. 

Evalyn Dunn Gallery Choice of online ordering, pay by phone at 908-232-0412. Call to set up a Facetime appointment to view products. Gift certificates available.

Galleria West Curbside delivery and pick up. Call  908-301-9217 or 908-512-8827 to make an appointment.

Madeline Moss Ordering, design and search services continue from an off-site location. Phone and email client consultations. Delivery. madeline@madelinemoss.com. 908-400-4566

 

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What's New:  Interactive Kits & Concierge Service

What's New:  Interactive Kits & Concierge Service

Merchants are getting creative with fun and practical makers' kits. It's true that many of these kits have been borne out of necessity of social distancing but the interactive 'makers' in us appreciate having the leveled up tools needed to create something truly fabulous. For instance, cocktail kits enable us to become champion mixologists and pizza kits are an activity so enticing that it can tear kids away from their screens. 

You'll find activities that are custom made for family time  Capture moments with upgraded photography kits, have kitchen parties with family-sized party platters, craft kits, and tea party kits.

Concierge shopping allows interactive customization and expert advice—and it's becoming more prevalent in downtown Westfield. You can consult a sneaker fit expert to hit the pavement in the perfect pair or shop for clothes, jewelry and redecorate your home via video conference calls guided by specialists who will oversee and deliver your order.

Addams Tavern 

  • AT Mimosa Kit $20 featuring one bottle of prosecco, fresh fruit purees
  • AT Bloody Mary Kit $30, bottle of your choice of 360 tequila or vodka, house bloody mary mix, pickled garnishes

Ahrre's Coffee Roastery Coffee making kit featuring stove top percolator or french press, espresso maker, with fresh roasted coffee or espresso. 

Akai Lounge Westfield 908.264.8660 4 PM - 8:30 daily curbside pick up or delivery. 

  • Sushi Party at Home, Sushi platter plus free beer (with a $30 purchase) & free sake (with $100 purchase). 

AR Workshop  Order online, call 908-367-9054 or email westfield@arworkshop.com

  • Chunky Knit Blankets to-go with shipping right to your door.
    We are continuing to remain at a safe social distance. We are now taking orders online for Chunky Knit Yarn with shipping right to your door ! You will also receive a super special access code to our tutorial video! 

Bovellas Bake Shoppe 908.232.4149 call for pick up or free delivery. 

  • Bovella's Mini Cannoli take home kits $36, 12 mini cannoli shells, cannoli cream, chocolate chips and powdered sugar. 
  • Bovella's Personal Pizza Kit $15, 9 oz dough, sauce, cheese, pepperoni. We recommend these materials: Pizza pan, oil, paper towel, spoon and Bovella's Pizza Kit ingredients. 
  • Bovella's Mini Cupcake Kit $25, 12 Mini cupcakes (chocolate & vanilla), 3 icing bags, sprinkles, edible frosting images to put on top.  

Cinnaholic Westfield 908.588.2323 for curbside pick up or delivery through UberEats or DoorDash

  • Bake & Decorate Vegan Cookie Kit, includes (edible uncooked) cookie dough for 12 mini chocolate chip cookies, a piping bag full of your choice of frosting and 2 toppings to decorate. $16
  • Vegan Cookie Decorating Kit, includes 4 chocolate chip cookies, frosting & 2 toppings,
  • Vegan Brownie Deorating Kit, incudes 3 fudge-style brownies, and 2 toppings, 
  • Baby Buns Decorating Kit, includes 6 baby buns, frosting and 2 toppings. 

Elegant Image 908.232.4900

  • Salon Professional Hair Color Kit Mixed Specifically for You.
  • Video consultation for color match, a patch test for you to try and video instruction and customized instruction sheet.
  • Kit includes gloves, two clips, hair color, applicator bottle, instruction sheet and sample packet of shampoo and conditioner and an emailed video tutorial. 

Little Nest Portraits Stay In Your Nest Package $195

  • $295 Little Nest Gift Card
  • FujiFilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Print Camera
  • 20 Pack of Photo Paper
  • 20% Donated to a local cause
    **Westfield - St. Joseph Food Pantry **Ridgewood - Valley Hospital Foundation - Covid-19 Response Efforts
  • Enter to win an Annual Membership!!!!

Mulberry House (908) 907.7441 or email: jenna@mulberryhouserestaurant.com Order Friday to Sunday 4/3 - 4/5 9AM - 2PM 

  • Tea Party Kits, Add on Tea Cup & Saucer and tea bag.
  • Brunch Boxes, 
  • Scones by dozen and half-dozen. 

Turning Point Restaurants, Turning Point gourmet coffee kit, featuring french press, roasted coffee and two Turning Point coffee cups. 

Outta Hand Pizza Pizza Kits Pizza Kits $10, includes large dough, sauce and cheese. Free delivery or curbside pickup. 

 

Concierge Services

Zoom Parties

Patricia & Paul, Call our Zoom party conceirge to customize your Zoom cocktail party in to go

  • featuring dips, tapanades, serving platter, serving knife.

Home Decor

Ella Allure Redecorate with video walkthrough and online shopping and ordering of products. 908-654-3527

Ellie Mroz Design Is doing video walk throughs and virtual shelfies. Text her photos of your space and she will create a plan to level up the space. 

Evalyn Dunn Gallery Choice of online ordering, pay by phone at 908-232-0412. Call to set up a Facetime appointment to view products. Gift certificates available.

Galleria West Curbside delivery and pick up. Call  908-301-9217 or 908-512-8827 to make an appointment.

Madeline Moss Ordering, design and search services continue from an off-site location. Phone and email client consultations. Delivery. madeline@madelinemoss.com. 908-400-4566

 

Fashion, Shoes & Jewelry

Best Foot Forward Westfield now has their spring shoe line online and available for curbside pick up or delivery—including kids and adults sneakers, stylish and comfortable walking shoes and the hottest new styles to match any outfit. 

Sole Shoes Personal Shoe Shopping on Facetime. Call Anna (908) 654-7800 and find the right shoe for the outfit that just doesn't seem to have one. 

JackRabbit Westfield 908.654.9900 Call, DM on Instagram or Facebook Monday - Friday 11 AM to 4 PM— their conceirge desk fit expert will help you find the right pair of new sneakers to keep you moving. Purchase online or over the phone. They are providing a discount to healthcare heroes. 

J.McLaughlin

  • Personal Shopping on Facetime with Terri. Shop J.McLaughlin's online collection, call Terri at (908) 588-7062 to make a Facetime appointment. She will provide suggestions, solutions, order your sizes and delivery to your home. 

 

 

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Groceries are now available from eateries in town

Groceries are now available from eateries in town

In addition to our great supermarkets, local eateries are expanding offerings and specialty grocery items safely available for curbside pickup and delivery. Shop owners are going above what's "normal" to provide hard to find items such as toilet paper, flour and milk, fresh sliced bread and produce. 

Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery offers a wide variety of fresh roasted coffee beans and ground coffee, such as Columbian Supremo, Hawaiian Kauai and Kenya AA.  Buy online for curbside pick up or home delivery. 

Bovellas Bake Shoppe Call 908.232.4149 Tues – Sat 8 AM – 4 PM, Sun 8 AM — 7 PM. Deliveries daily or curbside pickup of gallons of milk, loaves challah, french and brioche loaves, kaiser, bagel, white & multigrain thick sliced bread, kosher baked products, limited Passover menu, baked products, Easter wheat pies, pizza rustica, Easter bread, fun decorated cupcakes. Lunch, brunch, breakfast, dessert and free delivery.

Boxwood Coffee Roasters  Call 908.228.5481 for milk and non-dairy milk: Farmland brand skim and whole milk and non-dairy alternatives: Barista brand cartons or soy, almond and oat milk. Online subscription for 7- and 14- day coffee drink home delivery subscription with pastry options.

Farinolio 908.325.2486 Order online for curbside or home delivery: flour, fresh bread baked daily: Tuscan baguette $5, Tuscan ciabatta $5, Tuscan unsalted bread $5, small Schiacciata bread $7 among other fine breads and gluten-free bread and pasta, pastries and savory items, assorted Italian prime cured meats, tuna, cheeses, marinated vegetables, chips, quality chocolates, Easter chocolates, boxes of cookies, orange jam, onion jam, extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegar, truffle cream, truffle risotto, gourmet salts, hand soaps, candles, olive wood cheese board, and kitchen items. Large selection of prepared foods.

Manhattan Bagel Order online for curbside delivery: bagels, butter, cream cheese, orange juice, milk, chocolate milk, fruit bowls, yogurt.

Ono Bowls 908.588.2087 Order online for curbside delivery. Produce boxes for fruit & veggies, just fruit or just vegetables. Each with two rolls of toilet paper.

Patricia and Paul Artisans of Fine Oil and Balsamics. 908.232.3866 Order online for free home delivery or curbside pickup:  Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, gluten-free items, local honey, elderberry and honey tonic infused with 12 herbs, roots & spices, kosher items, specialty foods. Spring gift items. Zoom party packages.

 Westfield Seafood Call 908. 233.3042 Order online for curbside delivery: Fresh fish, frozen fish, prepared foods.

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Relief Program Update for Small Businesses from Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director

Relief Program Update for Small Businesses from Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director

 

Dear Westfield Business and Property Owners,

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Bob Zuckerman, and as of today I am the new Executive Director of the Downtown Westfield Corporation. I know what you must be thinking: what a time to start a new job as a SID director! Fortunately for us, I have over a decade of experience running business (or special) improvement districts, including my most recent stint as a longtime director of the South Orange Village Center Alliance. I also have experience in dealing with major crises, as I was the director of the Lower East Side Business Improvement District in New York City when that neighborhood was devastated by Superstorm Sandy. So, I’ve been through a major crisis before, and there’s one thing I can assure you: working in partnership with all of you and with our government leaders in Westfield, we will get through this together! 

I will be reaching out to each and every one of you individually over the course of the next week or so, but I did want to make sure that you all have the most up-to-date information on the various relief programs that are now in place to help small businesses like yours. My staff, Beth Brenner and Nicki McAuliffe, and I are all working virtually, and we will do our best to help answer questions you may have about these programs. Additionally, we are recruiting volunteer financial professionals who will also help answer individual questions about applying for assistance. Lastly, there is counseling available from the Small Business Development Center and other organizations like the Women’s Business Centers which we’ll tell you about in a future email. From local to state to federal relief programs, the following is a summary of what’s currently available.

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What you need for Easter & Passover seder from downtown Westfield

What you need for Easter & Passover seder from downtown Westfield

See the list of OPEN stores & place your orders by phone or online for curbside or home delivery.

Get what you need for Passover Seder 

 

Bovella's Pastry Shoppe will have a limited Passover menu 908.232.4149 or order online for delivery https://bovellas.com/shop/.

Casa di Pizza catering is preparing traditional Passover meals 908.654.3232.

Feast Catering is offering roast chicken and potatoes on Monday 4/6. 908.654.0045

Flower Art by Design Contempo limited delivery 908.301.0300.

FroYo To Go call 908.654.1414 to order a cake or pie for Easter or Passover. Open daily from 2:30 - 8:30 PM.

NosVino has a selection of quality kosher wine and wine pairings for Seder meals. (908) 232-5050

Patricia and Paul  local honey, artiisanal salt, a variety of vinegars. Kosher products. 

The Green Room Floral Design is delivering arrangements (908) 518-0400.

Vicki's Diner is preparing traditional Passover meals. 908.233.6887

  • Vicki's Diner Passover Menu
  • Choice of roast chicken or beef brisket
  • Carrots, roasted potatoes and soup of the day
  • $14.95
  • Chicken matzo ball soup is an additional $3
  • Order & Pay by Sunday, 4/5 if possible
  • Pick up Tuesday, 4/7 between  2 PM - 4 PM 
  • CALL 908.233.6687

Williams Sonoma Passover table a variety of items available online. 

 

Easter is Sunday, April 12th

AR Workshop DIY-to-Go Easter Kit  https://www.arworkshop.com/event/?loc=westfield&ev=164951 

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Baron's Drug Store is open everyday at 9 AM call for Easter baskets, candy and toys for curbside delivery (908) 232-6680

Bovella's Pastry Shoppe has Easter cakes and pastries 908232.4149 or order online for delivery https://bovellas.com/shop/

Bridget's Irish Cottage has Cadbury chocolates, eggs and European treats, leave a message 908-789-0909.

Brunella Portuguese Coffee & Deli specializes in cakes, pastries and sweets. 908-588-2080.

Farinolio has an Easter menu specialty Italian chocolates including bunnies, eggs and cakes. Call 908.325.2486 or order online https://www.toasttab.com/farinolio/v3.

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Feast Catering & Cafe Easter menu.

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Flower Art by Design Contempo limited delivery 908.301.0300.

FroYo To Go call 908.654.1414 to order a cake or pie for Easter or Passover. Open daily from 2:30 - 8:30 PM.

The Green Room Floral Design is delivering arrangements (908) 518-0400

Kilwins Westfield has a variety of chocolate bunnies, eggs and complete Easter baskets call 908.264.7476 or online at https://www.kilwins.com/

Learning Express Westfield will personalize an “Easter bucket” with your child’s name and customize your basket with toys from their “Bunny Buffet.” Leave a message to arrange FaceTime shopping 908.233.1381

NosVino has a selection of wine pairings for Easter meals. (908) 232-5050

Sweet Waters Steak House has an Easter catering menu 908.317.2599

The Town Book Store has a variety of books, small toys and fun things that fit into an Easter basket. New books are delivered daily and can be ordered for curbside pick up. 908-233-3535 or email anne@townbookstore.com

Vicki's Diner Easter Menu

  • Choice of roast turkey or honey ham
  • Mashed potatoes and vegetable 
  • Soup of the day
  • $14.95 
  • Order & Pay by Friday, 4/10 if possible
  • Pick up Sunday 4/12 between 10  AM - 3 PM 
  • CALL 908.233.6687

Williams Sonoma has an Easter Basket Shop and a variety of Specialty items online at https://www.williams-sonoma.com/m/shop/easter/?Kenshoo=_k_Cj0KCQjw1Iv0BRDaARIsAGTWD1se9Vu-AfikFkqOQJPfZN6GgZSvNdTgcHdm62oV3JorWFk5joW52CEaAmBZEALw_wcB_k_&cm_cat=Google&cm_ite=%2bwilliamssonoma&gclid=Cj0KCQjw1Iv0BRDaARIsAGTWD1se9Vu-AfikFkqOQJPfZN6GgZSvNdTgcHdm62oV3JorWFk5joW52CEaAmBZEALw_wcB&cm_ven=BrandSearch&cm_pla=Brand_Search_BMM&Dummy=1

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Donate or Apply to the "We Love Local" Fund

Donate or Apply to the "We Love Local" Fund

WE LOVE LOCAL!

 

5 Simple Ways to Support Local Businesses

  • Order locally twice a week, or more, for meals, groceries, personal products, toys, crafts, clothes and shoes—for curbside pickup or delivery.
  • Contribute to the #WeLoveLocal fund that helps independent Westfield businesses.
  • Round up your order: Add to an order for tomorrow’s meal, pay for essential workers’ meals or buy food for an elderly neighbor.
  • Maintain your class subscriptions and buy gift cards for future use.

You know what they say about a little kindness... Tip a little more. Share words of encouragement. Be patient with a smaller staff. Leave a nice review. It can make a big difference.

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