Search

Browse

News collects all the stories you want to read

FASHION

FASHION

FASHION
WELLNESS

WELLNESS

WELLNESS
FAMILY

FAMILY

FAMILY
HOME

HOME

HOME
CELEBRATIONS

CELEBRATIONS

CELEBRATIONS
LIFESTYLE

LIFESTYLE

LIFESTYLE

Editor

Maria Cucciniello Falzo Maria Cucciniello Falzo Maria Cucciniello Falzo

Contributors

Stephanie DePersio Stephanie DePersio Stephanie DePersio
Cheldin Barlatt Rumer Cheldin Barlatt Rumer Cheldin Barlatt Rumer
Lyndsay Palianto Lyndsay Palianto Lyndsay Palianto
Heather Zwain Heather Zwain Heather Zwain
NJRHA Press Conference Highlights COVID Concerns

NJRHA Press Conference Highlights COVID Concerns

With the pandemic ongoing, local business owners are trying to plan for the future. On August 3rd, the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association hosted a press conference addressing the industry’s concerns in the Garden State.

The NJRHA is an organization that provides information, resources, and support to owners of restaurants, wedding venues, and more. Speakers included Marilyn Schlossbach, Chairwoman of the NJRHA, and President & CEO Marilou Halvorsen. Treasurer Bob Wagner and entrepreneurs Tom Diadone and Jeanne Cretella also spoke.

Discussion centered around how the pandemic has impacted New Jersey’s food service and hospitality industries. Current estimates suggest that 30% of the Garden State’s restaurants could be in danger of closing without proper help.

“It’s not about the money, it’s not about the pandemic, it’s about people, and bringing people together,” said Schlossbach. “If we can’t communicate and do that…we won’t survive this.”

Among chief concerns were the path forward with the future of indoor dining uncertain in New Jersey, as well as how to keep dining safe for staff and customers. The panel also discussed the financial strain of the last 5 months and ripple effects throughout the state’s economy.

President Halvorsen announced the creation of #IServeJersey, a 30-day social media campaign highlighting local businesses. The series aims to give those in the industry a chance to speak about the impact of the shut-down.

While the NJRHA’s efforts to meet with Governor Phil Murphy have been halted, organizers hope to still join hands with state government on safety measures.

“We always welcome the governor to join us,” said Halvorsen. “…He is making those tough decisions, and we certainly want to be part of the process with him.”

For more about the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association, visit their website.

For everything Garden State, keep up with HipNewJersey.com!

Posted By

Hip New Jersey

Browse

News collects all the stories you want to read

FASHION

FASHION

FASHION
WELLNESS

WELLNESS

WELLNESS
FAMILY

FAMILY

FAMILY
HOME

HOME

HOME
CELEBRATIONS

CELEBRATIONS

CELEBRATIONS
LIFESTYLE

LIFESTYLE

LIFESTYLE