Economic & Recovery News Release: 7/12/2022

July 12, 2022
Content Curated By Scott Goldstein
  • Omicron subvariants drive COVID-19 cases in NJ nursing homes.
  • Understanding credit card processing fees and chargebacks.
  • Bruce Springsteen announces first NJ concert in seven years.
Omicron Subvariants Drive COVID-19 Cases in N.J. Nursing Homes
Industry experts warn that COVID-19 is surging in New Jersey’s long-term care centers driven by BA.4 and BA.5, the highly contagious omicron subvariants. With case numbers climbing among residents and staff, officials discussed a renewed effort to stem the spread. (NJ Spotlight News)
N.J. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s High School Career Readiness Program Honored at National Conference
A N.J. Chamber of Commerce Foundation program that helps high school students develop college and workplace skills received a national award yesterday for its work assisting students, once considered at-risk for dropping out of school, not only graduate but succeed in life. “New Jersey has about 100,000 seniors in high school every year, and 91,000 of them graduate,” said Donna Custard, president of the N.J. Chamber Foundation. “It is the 9,000 kids that do not graduate that JAG NJ is for. We help them cross the finish line with a high school diploma and we prepare them to succeed in life.” (Insider NJ)
Understanding Credit Card Processing Fees and Chargebacks
Accepting credit card payments is necessary for businesses, yet credit card processing fees and chargebacks are pricey. Here is what to expect. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
How to Accept Venmo, PayPal, Cash App and More 
Businesses can take advantage of peer-to-peer (P2P) payment systems to accommodate quick and easy digital transactions. Discover how such payments work and the considerations for adopting them. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Bruce Springsteen Announces First N.J. Concert in Seven Years
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band announced Tuesday what will be the legendary group’s first New Jersey concert in seven years –an April 14, 2023 date at Prudential Center in Newark. (
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Business Resources
Vaccine Guide for Businesses (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Guide to Starting a Business in N.J. (New Jersey Business Action Center)
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