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ASBURY PARK, NJ - Recently, Asbury Park master waterfront developer, iStar, and Senator Vin Gopal’s Civic Association teamed up to support the local Asbury Park business community with micro-grants as a means of helping them to overcome the economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

“Asbury Park is a remarkably resilient community and its small businesses are finding new and creative ways to survive during this unprecedented crisis,” said iStar Senior Vice President of Land Brian Cheripka.

“Yet despite their resourcefulness and grit, small businesses in the City continue to suffer. The aim of this program is to lend a small helping hand to our neighbors in this truly extraordinary community.”

iStar provided $10,000, which was matched by the Vin Gopal Civic Association for a total of $20,000 for the program. Thirty Asbury Park small business owners and independent contractors were selected to receive a grant through the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce.

“Our small businesses are the backbone of our regional and state economy,” noted Senator Vin Gopal.

“Asbury Park has an incredible group of local businesses and independent contractors who are dedicated to moving forward despite the enormous economic challenges caused by the pandemic. These grants will provide short-term relief to help them meet their financial challenges. However, sustained economic growth will only come from Asbury Park and all of New Jersey getting out and supporting our business community.”

The grant recipients include:

Catsbury
RoBeans
Garden State Film Festival
Interwoven
Fresh Markets
Twisted Tree Cafe
Velvet and Slate
Asbury Park Arts Council
Juice Beach
ESD Chauffeured Services, LLC
Asbury Park Technical Academy Of Dance
Revelation Creative
Premiere Personal Fitness
Purple Glaze
Holtz Photography
Ciara Perrone Photo LLC
Heck & Asbury
MM Textiles
Asbury Park Music Festival
Backward Glances
Chop Chop Bang Bang
Wacky Tobaccy
Asbury Acupuncture, LLC
Old Glory Tattoo
Larry Cadillac Barbershop
Jacobs Communications Consulting
Premiere Personal Fitness
Sea + Spine
Pepling Dog Treats
Sami's Mediterranean Street Food, LLC

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