SEA BRIGHT: Several borough businesses were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy, but grants and loans from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) are helping them back on their feet.
The EDA delivered $50,000 Stronger NJ Business Grant checks to Angler’s Marina and EF Mason Insurance on Tuesday, according to a release.
“It has been a long road since Sandy, but we are grateful for the support of our loyal customers, fellow business owners, and the state,” Angler's Marina Owner Frederick Leonardis said. “With the warm weather finally here, we are excited to kick off this summer in better shape than we were this time last year.”
Over $5.5 million in grants and loans to 14 businesses in Sea Bright have been approved by the EDA in the last year. Other borough businesses recently approved for grants and/or loans include Donovan’s Reef, Northshore Sportech, Homes of Distinction Real Estate (Century 21), and Carriage House Marina.
“The EDA is committed to extending its support to recovering businesses impacted by Sandy through its Stronger NJ Business programs,” EDA Chief Executive Officer Michele Brown said in a release. “EDA business advisors are in Sea Bright today meeting with business owners whose applications require additional input so we can approve even more businesses for assistance.”
For more information on the Stronger NJ Business programs, visit http://application.njeda.com/strongernjbusiness or call EDA’s Sandy hotline at 1-855-SANDY-BZ (1-855-726-3929).