Knowledge and Insights: News and Press Releases

Funding Alert: NJEDA Announces Phase 4 of the SBEA Grant Program

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced Phase 4 of the Authority’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program, adding $85 million in funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Phase 4 will provide short-term operating support to a broad group of New Jersey small and…

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Mercadien Webinar Replay: A Deep Dive into Middle Market M&A & Outlook for 2021

Lee Boss, Managing Director of Mercadien, Valentina Midura, Senior Managing Director of BDO Capital Advisors & Rachel Stark, Shareholder of Stark & Stark presented a webinar, A Deep Dive into Middle Market M&A & Outlook for 2021 on Friday, March 26th along with moderator Frank Pina, Managing Director of Mercadien. The webinar was the first installment…

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Funding Alert: Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant Program

Governor Phil Murphy and Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver announced $5 million in funding for Phase 2 of the Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant Program, which provides grants up to $10,000 for small businesses and nonprofits that have been impacted by COVID and are located in the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority’s 66 designated communities. The application process for…

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Mercadien Webinar Replay: The Growing Landscape of Cannabis Banking

Dominic Hulick, CAMS, Supervisor & Kyle Dennerlein, CAMS, CCBP, Senior BSA Analyst of Mercadien’s Financial Institutions Services Group presented a webinar The Growing Landscape of Cannabis Banking on Wednesday, February 3rd. During the webinar, they went over: How to implement the proper tools & programs to successfully manage MRB customers The framework of an MRB &…

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Mercadien Webinar Replay: Paycheck Protection Program Round 2 & Other Extended Benefits

Managing Directors Sherise D. Ritter, CPA & Kyle A. Neeld, CPA, Managers Matthew Smierciak, CPA & Elizabeth LaCorte, CPA & Financial Consultant Caitlin Kolczynski, CFP® of Mercadien’s COVID Consulting Services Group presented a webinar Paycheck Protection Program Round 2 & Other Extended Benefits on Wednesday, February 3rd. During the webinar, they went over: Key points of the CAA…

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Mercadien Asset Management President Ken Kamen Featured in USA Today

Ken Kamen, Mercadien Asset Management President, is featured in USA Today’s news article, GameStop-Robinhood revolution: Stock frenzy echoes anti-establishment anger behind Trump rise, Capitol riot by Michael Collins, Jessica Guynn and Sarah Elbeshbishi. Article Exerpt:  Small investors banding together on social media are taking on big investment firms by running up the stock price of GameStop, a…

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Funding Alert for Small Businesses and Restaurants in NJ & PA

NJEDA Announces $10 Million Second Phase of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program On Wednesday, January 27th, The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced it will open pre-registration for Phase 2 of its Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program at 9:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. The $10 million program expansion…

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Lovepreet Buttar Elected to CCSNJ’s Board of Directors

Lovepreet Buttar, CPA, MBA, CGMA, PSA, Managing Director of Mercadien’s Nonprofit & Human Services Group has been elected to the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey’s (CCSNJ) board of directors, effective January 1st, 2021. Lovepreet has over 10 years of experience performing and overseeing audit engagements for various nonprofit clients, including associations, schools, private foundations,…

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Mercadien Webinar Replay: 2020 Year-End Tax Planning: What You Need to Know

Richard S. Willinger, CPA, MST, CGMA, Managing Director of Mercadien’s Private Company Services Group presented a webinar 2020 Year-End Tax Planning: What You Need to Know on Tuesday, December 15th. During the webinar, he went over: Individual Tax Updates Tax Impact of Working Remotely Potential Impact from Election Charitable Planning Estate & Gift Planning New Jersey…

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NJEDA Expands Discounts, Extends Deadline for PPE Access Program

On Monday, November 23rd the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will increase the discounts available on purchases of personal protective equipment made through the NJ Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program to nearly 70 percent, effective Tuesday, November 24, 2020. The Authority will also double the per-business cap on discount…

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