September 22, 2020
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Continuing Education (CE) Shop

Online Continuing Education and The CE Shop CORE continues to offer virtual CE classes with live instructors to help you earn the CE credits you need - see our CE Calendar here. If you want to find additional online CE classes for New Jersey - or other states - that you can take at your own pace, check out the broad, nationwide offerings from the CE Shop, a real estate continuing education provider. You can also sign up to receive special discount offers and information about the CE Shop’s latest offerings.


2020 Annual Hunterdon County Chamber Golf Classic A great day to do some Business Outdoors! Tuesday, October 6, 2020 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Heron Glen Golf Course, 110 US Highway 202 & 31, Ringoes, NJ 08551 Register now.
Somerset County COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force A collaboration of the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Somerset County Business Partnership have launched a new website to assist local businesses with reopening and expanding during the pandemic. Visit the website.


NJBIZ: The Future of Construction and Development Join a panel of experts who will discuss how COVID-19 has changed the landscape of the construction and development market and has left many uncertainties. Thursday, September 29, 2020 at 1:00 - 2:30 pm Register now.

Somerset Business Partnership: Growing Your Business: Assessing Your Company's Financial Needs This webinar is sponsored and presented by TD Bank. Presenters are Nancy Sweet and Shawn Hickson. This workshop is intended to assist business owners on how to identify their company’s financial status and future financial needs and what financing options are available to them. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 8:30 - 10:00 am Register now.

African American Chamber of Commerce: Fish and Grits Virtual Networking Event Topic: Business Development. Planning for every state of the life cycle of your business:
  • How to write a sound business plan
  • Effective marketing and cash flow strategies
  • Keeping track of the competition
  • Managing day to day responsibilities
>>>> Presentation by Chad Acosta, District Manager at Wells Fargo. September 24 at
>>>>10:00 - 11:30 am. Register here.       

Commercial Real Estate

NJ's New Green Infrastructure Stormwater Rule Join this virtual seminar with special guests from the Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Agriculture. Panelists will examine the new storm water requirements and discuss what changes are on the horizon. Friday, October 2, 2020 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • NJ Attorneys Earn: 2.4 CLE's
  • NJ Engineers Earn: 2 CPC's
NJ Dr. Fauci to Join Governor Murphy for Facebook Live Chat About Coronavirus Outbreak Fauci, the nation’s lead infectious diseases expert and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is slated to join Governor Murphy Thursday, September 24 at 11:15 am on the Governor’s Facebook page. 

New Jersey REALTORS: Did You Register for the F.R.E.S.H. Summit? This conference, which includes CE classes and much more, begins in just 10 days! No cost. Register here. New Jersey Realtors Government Affairs Department put together a solid line-up for the Summit's State House sessions.
  • Oct. 5: Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin
  • Oct. 6: Senate President Stephen Sweeney
  • Oct. 7: Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr.
  • Oct. 13: Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick
  • Oct. 16: Governor Phil Murphy
New Jersey REALTORS: Help Combat Housing Discrimination Join the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights and Bryan Greene of the National Association of Realtors for a conversation about fair housing during the F.R.E.S.H. Summit on Thursday, October 1 at 11:30 am. Register here. NJ budget: Baby Bonds Are Out, These Taxes Are In New Jersey lawmakers introduced a $32.7 billion spending plan Monday evening that includes higher taxes on millionaires, corporations and some health insurers, which omits many fees and tax increases proposed by Governor Murphy. Read more. Jobs and Hiring Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? The State of New Jersey has created a resource page to help you connect to benefits and resources you need while you are trying to safely get back to work, as well as some tips for coping with the stress of losing a job: In addition, Mercer County’s One-Stop Career Center has posted a list of employment opportunities.

New Jersey COVID-19 Updates Find up-to-date information and guidance at NJ's COVID-19 Information Hub 

Newsday: Lawmakers Criticize Real Estate Agents Named in Newsday Investigation; Agents Deny Bias Lawmakers criticized real estate agents’ treatment of minority homebuyers on Long Island at a State Senate hearing last Thursday. Read more.

NAR: Study: 3 in 4 Mortgage Holders Could Benefit From Refinancing The average homeowner can potentially reduce their monthly mortgage payments by $299. Read more.

NAR: Mask Up: Putting Safety Alongside Their Name Realtors are getting creative with face coverings while showing that their brand puts a premium on safety. Read more.

NAR: Take the 4-Week J.E.D.I. Challenge to Promote Fair Homeownership Learn how to infuse justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion into your day-to-day real estate business strategies with these steps. Read more.

NAR: 4 Skills You’ll Need to Sell in the Post-Pandemic World Building your resilience and innovating for the future will be crucial. Find out what else you'll need to prepare for a new landscape. Read more.

NAR Realtors Property Resource: RPR Launches New Shortcuts Menu for Guided Tours Visit RPR to experience their new guided learning feature: a tour which offers users shortcuts and prompts to complete tasks and learn new skills. Read more.

Federal Reserve Board: Federal Reserve’s Update on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households: July 2020 Results The data was collected in July to supplement the annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking. This was the second supplemental survey conducted by the Federal Reserve to monitor the financial well-being of Americans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. It found that U.S. families were faring better financially in July than in April, but many laid-off workers still faced uncertainty regarding prospects for returning to work. View survey.

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