Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ11) has launched a second survey for small businesses in the 11th congressional district to understand the challenges they face as they reopen. Verona is part of the 11th district. She will also be holding another virtual “Monday with Mikie” meeting on COVID-19 on Monday, July 20, at 9 a.m.
Sherrill will be joined on the COVID-19 meeting by West Orange Mayor Robert D. Parisi, NJEDA CEO Tim Sullivan, Essex County Health Officer Maya Lordo, and Zufall Health CEO Eva Turbiner. Residents can register for the virtual meeting here. You can also join the meeting by calling 415-527-5035 and using the access code 199 053 8568. If you would like to submit a question, you can do so here.
The congresswoman sent out her first small business survey on April 29. More than 340 business owners from 50 towns in the 11th district responded to it and shared their experiences with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Sherrill used those results to suggest changes to both programs that were included in the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act that President Trump recently signed into law.
The new survey can be found here.