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Union Stands Together

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Union Stands Together for Small Businesses

Over the last three years, the Township of Union has worked hard to improve its commercial core, Union Center, which is the main economic driver for the Township and where many cultural and civic events take place every year. The Center is a diverse, active local shopping district located in the heart of Union, where you can find a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and services that appeal to every type of visitor. Now, this public health pandemic has threatened the rebuilding efforts we have invested with growing our small business community.

The Economic Development Advisory Committee and the Special Improvement District Board are working to help restart the Union Center shopping district and other commercial corridors to attract residents and investors to promote economic growth in our local economy.  Currently, we are operating in our new normal during the Coronavirus crisis by identifying funding opportunities to help our local small businesses reset and thrive as we work towards recovery.

The federal government implemented the CARES Act's stimulus package to help small businesses that have been impacted to stay online with basic operating expenses.   These resources were quickly depleted leaving our small businesses that have been the cornerstone of every community without the financial resources to remain open as the country moves towards reopening. We have looked at various funding options through the county, state, federal sources.  This is where your much-needed financial support will help with economic recovery to help our businesses restart and thrive.

Your financial support will provide grants for overhead expenses i.e., rent and utilities, and working capital for supplies to maintain basic operation.  In addition, as we move towards reopening, we need to put in place a comprehensive mitigation safety plan that not only protects the public, but provides for the preparedness of employees who are on the frontline with masks, gloves, and sanitizer stations. These expenses would be costly for any small business. 

Our community has been great with supporting our local economy and your continued support is still needed to help us meet our fundraising goal of $50,000 for Small Businesses. Any donation of $50 or more will receive a Local Love t-shirt from the Special Improvement District {SID} who will also match dollar to dollar up to $50,000. Please join our efforts!


  • Michael Lyons
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Christina DeHaven-Call
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
  • Elvira Fadul
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Barbara La Mort
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Linnet Pereira
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs

Fundraising team: Local Love (2)

Fatimah Raymond
Union, NJ
Natalie DaSilva
Team member

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