Business Owners' Newsletter

Help during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Retailers,

I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and safe. During this time of uncertainty, BMS would like to help our local businesses as much as possible. This newsletter is a compilation of resources for financial assistance, contacts for your local elected officials, and various other links to information you might find helpful during this time. BMS will be updating this regularly, as well as sending out a weekly email blast to the community highlighting what our local businesses are offering during social distancing.

Wishing you all health and strength,

Laura and the BMS Board of Trustees

BMS weekly Newsletter to the Community

Please send all submissions for the weekly community newsletter to by Friday at 5pm, the newsletter will go out weekly on Monday mornings.

Connect with your fellow Main Street Retailers

Club 44 is hosting weekly Zoom calls Tuesdays at 7pm, connect using this link

Resources in Boonton

Boonton Alert Center - see the latest alerts from the Town of Boonton

Local Government contacts

email Alderwoman DeVenezia, Ward 2 & BMS Liaison or Mayor Corcoran

NJ's 25 Legislative Representatives contact info

Email them here

Small Business Resources

Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order No. 104 - CLICK HERE FOR PDF which lays out new specific restrictions and rules, many of which apply to businesses.

New Jersey announced Executive Order No. 107 on Saturday, March 21, 2020, effective at 9:00 p.m., containing new standards for businesses that supersede previous announcements. Please read all the details here.

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Click here for more details.

Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax.

The NJEDA has created a webpage that directs business owners to various resources to assist in coping financially with the COVID-19 public health crisis. This site will be updated with any new programs or support that becomes available.

CDC Guidance for Businesses - A guide for business and employers for dealing with the Coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Employee Benefits Info on One Page - Here is a chart on what benefits employees qualify for when their work status is impacted by coronavirus.

New Jersey set up a website with information for businesses and the impact of coronavirus.

The U.S. Small Business Administration set up a website with info on business guidance & loan resources related to coronavirus.

The Morris County Chamber of Commerce issued a memo with information concerning the Coronavirus

Facebook is announcing a $100 million grant program for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Click here for more information.


The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support households, businesses, and the U.S. economy overall in this challenging time. Click here for more information.