What can you do to help get New Jersey back open for business? Local real estate executive, Rich Baehrle, has some ideas. Lighting a fire under the asses of our elected officials is step #1.
Rich Baehrle: Let me express my sincere condolence to every person who contracted the coronavirus and especially for those have died from it. This devastating disease has been horrendous. We can and will defeat CORONAVIRUS. We are Jersey Strong. We are America strong!
The physical effect has been felt throughout every corner of the country. People have been in quarantine for almost two months. Mental and economic effects are taking a major toll on citizens young, old and in-between.
Millions of people have lost their jobs. Businesses have closed and may not ever open again. The stock market has dropped approximately 25%.
Some businesses have been permitted to remain open during the quarantine: ACME, Shop Rite, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Sam’s, etc., while thousands of businesses, including the service industry, have been mandated to close.
Is it fair for government to choose which business survives and which one dies? I say no.
OPEN NEW JERSEY for business by May 15, 2020 or we will likely experience irreparable damage to jobs and businesses. Especially in the Jersey Shore region. They may never be resurrected.
The NJ Governor needs to offer the same level playing field to our entire society that’s being permitted to the businesses and others which are mentioned herein.
The time is NOW to plan to roll out for a May 15, 2020 opening. The Jersey Shore economy and New Jersey business in general may very well die if we cannot open.
I am respectfully asking business people and citizens alike to reach out to Senators, Assembly people, Freeholders, County Executives, Mayors and any public official to team up NOW to establish a plan of action.
NJ GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS need to contact the Governor May 8, 2020 with a well thought out plan to Get New Jersey Open for Business by May 15, 2020.
If the businesses mentioned above can operate in a safe manner, the rest of New Jersey businesses can do it.
Help get New Jersey open for business.
Contact your representatives today.
- NJ Senator Chris Brown. 2021 New Road, Suite 24. Linwood, NJ 08221. 609-677-8266 SenChrisABrown@njleg.org
- NJ Assemblyman John Armato, 2312 New Road, Suite 101 Northfield, NJ 08225. 609-382- 5421 AsmArmato@njleg.org
- Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo 2312 New Road, Suite 101 Northfield, NJ 08225. 609-383-1388 AsmMazzeo@njleg.org
- Atlantic County Executive, Dennis Levinson. 1333 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City. 609-343-2201. Mr. Levinson does not provide email.
- Atlantic County Freeholder, Frank Formica. 1333 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City. 609-343-2201
Richard “Rich” Baehrle
Past President Atlantic County Mainland Chamber of Commerce
Past Chairman Northfield Economic Development Committee.
Board of Galloway Township Economic Development Committee
Chairman Atlantic County Economic Development Advisory Committee