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“Atlantic City Works” free job training program

“Atlantic City Works” free job training program

Atlantic Cape Community College has received a grant from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to run the “Atlantic City Works” free job training program. The funds will go towards helping Atlantic City residents who are unemployed or under-employed and will assist Atlantic City Casino employees who require additional training to maintain their employment or assist in advancement.

More than 20 certifications and workshops available to both groups, including:

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA®) Hybrid; Certified Front Desk Representative (CFDR®); Certified Fundamentals Cook (CFC®); Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP®); Certified Hospitality Supervisor (CHS®); Culinary and Cooking Professional Training Program; Customer Service for the Hospitality Industry; Emergency Medical Technician – Hybrid; English as a Second Language, Levels 1, 2 and 3; Foundations for Success, Adult Literacy, GED; Foundations for Success, Adult Literacy, Test Preparation; Leadership Series; Microsoft Excel for Managers and Supervisors; Microsoft Excel, Beginner; Microsoft Excel, Intermediate; Phlebotomy Technician (CPT®); ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification; Table Games Dealer (Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat).

Watch this brief video about the Atlantic City Works Program:

What is the Atlantic City Works Training Grant Program

Click the one minute videos below to learn more about some of these opportunities:

Dealers Program

Medical Assistant Program

Phlebotomy Program

Certified Fundamentals Cooks Program

Culinary and Cooking Professional Program

“The Atlantic City Works” training program is an excellent opportunity for us to provide the residents of Atlantic City and the Atlantic City Casino employees with valued credentials, certificates, and skill enhancements,” said Atlantic Cape’s Senior Director of Workforce Development Sherwood L. Taylor.

Visit www.atlantic.edu/workforce for more information or email Ms. Karen McCormick at kmccormi@atlantic.edu

Boost Your Bottom Line by Switching to Natural Gas

Boost Your Bottom Line by Switching to Natural Gas

From social distancing to increased safety practices, 2020 has shifted the way we all do business. It’s more important than ever to make the best decisions to save money and upgrade your business. Energy costs add up month to month, making switching to natural gas a cost-effective and energy-efficient way to save on operating costs. Boost your bottom line with safe, reliable, affordable natural gas.

With a focus on helping to make your business better, South Jersey Gas’ knowledgeable Commercial Sales team is ready to be your business partner and help guide you through the process of switching to natural gas. Switching doesn’t just save you money; it also gives you peace of mind. With no tanks to fill, natural gas is reliable and always ready to perform when you need it – no more worrying about running out of fuel or delivery schedules. Whether you are powering a restaurant, warehouse or other facility, your business will save when you switch to natural gas.

Along with saving money, you’ll also save energy with this efficient energy source. South Jersey Gas Smart Energy Partners™ offers a suite of programs, exclusively for customers, to help your business conserve energy while saving money. With the SJG Direct Install program, small to medium size businesses can invest in high-efficiency equipment, including lighting, heating and cooling systems, refrigeration and more with 70% of your energy effi¬ciency upgrades FREE. Plus, you can finance remaining project costs with 0% financing (up to $130,000) through South Jersey Gas.

South Jersey Gas is here to partner with you to help your business save energy and money while enjoying the comfort and reliability of natural gas.

Get started by calling Christina today!

Christina Goess
Commercial Sales Representative
South Jersey Gas
1.609.850.1559
Serving Atlantic and Cape May Counties

Recap of  “Good News for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19:  CARES Act” Webinar presented by Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law

Recap of “Good News for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19: CARES Act” Webinar presented by Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law

The Greater Atlantic City Chamber, the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce and Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law hosted a free webinar entitled “Good News for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 on Wed. April 8.

Topics included the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or the “CARES Act” (“Act”), which was signed into law on March 27.

More than 180 attendees learned more about how the Act may help them remain operational and how they can determine if they qualify for relief. In this session, Cooper Levenson attorneys discussed the CARES Act and related issues, including the Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL), and Financial Support for the Fishing Industry. Also discussed was Restructuring for Small Business and Chapter 12 Bankruptcy for Family Farmers and Family Fishermen. The general public was also able to view the webinar through Facebook Live, on the pages of both the Greater Atlantic City Chamber and Cooper Levenson.

Nicholas F. Talvacchia moderated the webinar. Jennifer B. BarrEric A. Browndorf, Jarad K. Stiles and Kevin J. Thornton served as panelists.

View the webinar video by clicking here.

View the powerpoint presentation here.

Recap of the NJEDA Grant and Loan Program Webinar with Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law

Recap of the NJEDA Grant and Loan Program Webinar with Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law

Relief to New Jersey small and mid-sized businesses was announced on March 26 by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (“NJEDA”). If this $75 million package of initiatives is followed by additional State, Federal, and philanthropic sources, it is expected to grow to more than $100 million. Attorneys from Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law discussed  what the following approved programs mean to small businesses during a webinar on Wednesday, March 1, 2020.

Speakers:
Nicholas F. Talvacchia, Esq., Partner, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law

Jennifer B. Barr, Esq., Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law

Jared Stiles, Esq., Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Laws

Topics Covered:
Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program
Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program
Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) Emergency Loan Loss Reserve Fund
CDFI Emergency Assistance Grant Program, including

  • UCEDC (United Counties Development Corp;)
  • GNEC (Greater Newark Enterprise Corp.)
  • RBAC (Regional Business Assistance Corp.)
  • NJCLF (New Jersey Community Loan Fund)
  • CBAC (Cooperative Business Assistance Corp.)

NJ Entrepreneur Support Program
Small Business Emergency Assistance Guarantee Program
Emergency Technical Assistance Program
US Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs)
The federal coronavirus stimulus package

View the video recap.

View the slide presentation.

Special Thanks to Versutia Solutions for providing technical assistance with the webinar.  Looking for peace of mind when it comes to IT for your Business?  Let the team at Versutia Solutions handle whatever comes your way. From hardware to software, or regular maintenance to emergency support, our team of experts can be there for you and your business.

Why Should Your Business Convert to Natural Gas?

Why Should Your Business Convert to Natural Gas?

Switching to natural gas is a great way to reduce your operating costs and boost your bottom line. In addition to saving money by lowering monthly energy bills compared to oil, propane and electricity prices, natural gas is efficient. Save money and conserve energy, every day when you choose gas. Whether you run a restaurant, warehouse or another facility, businesses save when they transition to natural gas.

Natural gas is delivered to your business safely and reliably allowing your business to continue running smoothly. It’s always ready to perform when you need it so there’s no need to worry about running out of fuel, refilling tanks or delivery schedules.

Small businesses in your community have already discovered the benefits.

“I’ve been a South Jersey Gas customer for years but was using oil to heat to my shop and it became too costly, so when I purchased another location with oil heat, I immediately knew I needed to change over to gas for savings and efficiency. The convenience of natural gas is unsurpassed – I never have to worry about running out. To top it off, my sales rep, Christina Stanley [Goess], made the whole process EASY!”

Joseph Berenato, Owner
Action Auto Body
Hammonton, NJ

“The process of installing commercial gas appliances was extremely easy, starting with my initial call to South Jersey Gas, all the way through the process of converting the kitchen to gas. My sales rep, Christina, was always professional, thorough, and informative – a great business partner.”

Kurt Ohlson, Vice President Property Management
Career Opportunity Development Center
Egg Harbor City, NJ

South Jersey Gas provides natural gas services to small businesses throughout the region with a focus on helping make your business better. Our Commercial Sales team is available to help you make the best decision for your business.

Whether your business is already set up to receive service or you need to have service installed, we’re ready to help you begin enjoying the comfort and reliability of natural gas.

Get started by calling Christina today!

Christina Goess
Commercial Sales Representative
South Jersey Gas
Serving Atlantic & Cape May counties
609.850.1559

This post has been sponsored by South Jersey Gas.

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