Knowledge and Insights

Offering resources and insights that help clients and communities

One of the ways Mercadien accelerates client and community success is by continually enhancing and sharing knowledge.  By offering our expertise and thought leadership on key business and industry trends and issues, we’re a better resource to you. It benefits everyone to keep minds sharp and fingers on the pulse of what’s critical in today’s dynamic environment.

We’re pleased to provide articles, news, and information to help you stay up-to-date on topics affecting your organization; learn about best practices and processes in relevant fields; and simplify the business and financial complexities you may face.

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Mercadien Webinar Replay: Overview of the American Rescue Plan Act & Impacts on Your Organization

April 29, 2021Managing Directors Sherise D. Ritter, CPA & Kyle A. Neeld, CPA, and Manager Elizabeth LaCorte, CPA of Mercadien’s COVID Consulting Services Group presented a webinar Overview of the American Rescue Plan Act & Impacts on Your Organization on Wednesday, April 28th. During the webinar, they went over: Changes to the employee retention credit FFCRA Paid Sick & Family…Read More

The Challenges of Distributing American Rescue Plan Funds

April 22, 2021 | By: Digesh Patel & Matthew DalyThe recent passage of the American Rescue Plan earmarked billions of dollars for local governments to support citizens struggling through the economic impact of COVID-19. Throughout the pandemic, local governments have done crucial, life-saving work, but resources have been stretched thin. This latest round of funding poses fresh challenges. Verifying Eligibility & Allowability It’s crucial…Read More

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

April 16, 2021On 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…Read More

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

April 1, 2021Lee 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…Read More

Summary & Highlights of the American Rescue Plan Act

March 15, 2021 | By: Kyle A. NeeldOn March 11, 2021 President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, (ARPA or the Act) which will provide $1.9 trillion in relief funds across a wide spectrum of categories, including additional relief for nonprofits and small businesses, the extension of unemployment benefits, new tax provisions, assistance for restaurants and bars, and more.…Read More

Funding Alert: Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant Program

February 22, 2021Governor 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…Read More

Mercadien Webinar Replay: The Growing Landscape of Cannabis Banking

February 4, 2021Dominic 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 &…Read More

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

February 4, 2021Managing 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…Read More

Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) Consolidated Appropriations Act Update

January 29, 2021 | By: Caitlin KolczynskiWe have received many questions about the updated employee retention credit.  This article will take you through the highlights and hopefully answer some of the questions we’ve gotten on this subject.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, (CAA) enacted on December 27, 2020, changed several provisions, involving the employee retention tax credits first implemented under the CARES…Read More

Mercadien Asset Management President Ken Kamen Featured in USA Today

January 29, 2021Ken 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…Read More