Save the date for our first in-person outdoor networking event this year! 

Wednesday, April 28th - Happy Hour at Alternate Ending Beer Co. in Aberdeen. More info to follow!

Join us for our Netwalking Event on Thursday, April 8th at 12 noon.
Socialize with fellow business people, get a little exercise and have fun!

Since we can't meet indoors for Luncheons, the Chamber started a new program to bring people together safely.

We will met at Hook Creek Lake in Cheesequake Park (weather permitting). All levels of hiking ability are welcome. It is a great networking opportunity, great exercise for your body and great for your mind to get some fresh air (all for free). 

You must register ahead:
Please register so we know who to expect, and so you can be kept up to date on exactly where to meet, the weather, what to wear, etc. Also, we will ask you to sign a waiver that will be emailed to you.
All are welcome! To register or find out more: 
Email, call 732-290-1125, or register online here. 
Welcome New Chamber Member:
ZenBusiness makes it easy to start, run, and grow your business. 
We are a small business that is excited about helping other entrepreneurs realize their dreams of creating and growing a successful business.

By making business formation easy and affordable, we hope to foster a small business community where owners can connect on a local and national level and help each other grow. ZenBusiness helps you navigate through the red tape of starting your own business, from filing documents to obtaining an EIN number.

Contact us at: 844-493-6249
Email: outreach@zenbusiness.com
Website: zenbusiness.com/new-jersey-llc

CareOne is looking for CNAs:
Are you a CNA? Do you know a CNA? Check out this great opportunity.
More Help Wanted
Title Insurance Processor
Not your average title company!
Hit the ground running with us.
This position offers an incredible growth opportunity as our team continues to expand. Click here for full job description.
Rally Point Title Agency LLC
O: 732-359-2009
C: 732-407-5848
Vendors Wanted for Craft Fair
Matawan United Methodist Church Spring Craft Fair and Flea Market May 1, 2021 from 9am - 2pm (Rain Date 5/8/2021)
Reserve your 10x10 space for $15 without a table, $25 with a table. Click to Email for information & reservations.
Click for flyer.
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It's not too late to Vote for your favorite!
Monmouth Readers' Choice Awards:
Do you have a favorite business you want to give a shout out to? 

Now is your chance to vote for your favorites in several categories. You can vote for fellow Chamber members or even nominate yourself Vote Here!
From the Aberdeen Police
Notice from Aberdeen Police Department:
Good advice for businesses everywhere. Click for flyer.
From FEMA and the CDC
What happens after you get the COVID-19 vaccine? 
CDC has shared helpful information on common side effects, tips to reduce discomfort and scheduling your second shot, along with a printable handout you can bring to your vaccine appointment. 

This information is attached to this email. Visit the CDC website for additional resources at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/vaccines.
 
Thank you for helping to build vaccine confidence in your community.
Let's stay connected with Text Alerts!
MACOC CONNECT (text service) provides members with quick alerts to Chamber Events, Programs & News.
Members can text MACOC to 732-927-1192 to join. If you are a member but did not sign up when you first got the invitation in March, we will be sending another invitation. Be on the lookout for this text in early April.
Good News for Small Businesses
President Biden Signed a Bill to Extend the Paycheck Protection Program for Two More Months
The deadline for businesses to apply for forgivable loans, under the popular federal program, has moved from March 31 to May 31, and the SBA has until June 30 to process applications. For further information click here.

Looking for Federal Grants or Loans? This “Swat Team” of Counselors Offers Advice to Small New Jersey Businesses  
The NJ Small Business Development Centers have created a "swat team" of capital funding experts with private sector experience to provide small businesses with free, confidential business advice. The advisors also help businesses find, apply, and get approved for federal funding, such as forgivable loans and grants. Click here to register your business. (NJ Small Business Development Centers) 
What You Need to Know About Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grants
From US Chamber of Commerce - click for update on 3/31/21 to reflect a change in SBA requirements for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). Restaurants will not be required to acquire a System of Award Management (SAM) number.
There is still time for New Jersey-based businesses and organizations with 100 or fewer employees to apply for discounts of nearly 70% off purchases of personal protective equipment through the NJ Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program. Businesses that were approved previously do not need to reapply.
Click here for more information
Free Advertising for Chamber Members!
Have you sent us your 'Spotlight Series' write-up?
Promote your business! Our Spotlight email is sent to over 1,000 people. If you have not already submitted your spotlight, please email it to us. It should be no longer than 250 words and typed into an email or word document. Submit it with a copy of your logo and/or photos.
New Corporate Sponsor Opportunities
There are still openings for at least one more Corporate Sponsor and for Networking Sponsors. Contact Linda at linda@macocnj.com for more information.
A one-stop location for Job Seeking needs!
The Matawan Aberdeen Public Library has added a new Employment Resources and Job Search Guide to their website that is a one-stop location for all of your job seeking needs! You can go the library website and click on the green JOB SEARCH button. Click for flyer with more info.
New Member Offer: Save $25
Want to become a member? Join by April 30th and we will waive the one-time $25 registration fee!
Note: It is just the registration fee that is waived. You still need to pay the annual dues for your category. You can send in a check for dues by downloading the form. or Click here to join! and pay by credit card.
Business Resources
The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC) is a business-first resource that can help you get answers from government agencies, all at no cost and strictly confidential. Check out our comprehensive Guide to Business Assistance Programs, or call the business helpline at 1-800-JERSEY-7 for help or more information. 
Check out the many Workshops for Entrepreneurs and Businesses at Brookdale. Visit their website to find out more.
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Happy Spring and
Happy Easter to all who celebrate!
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