New Jersey

We are a coalition of New Jersey small business owners working to build a new voice on issues that matter to our businesses and our communities.

Our members include both small employers and self-employed business owners, with a diverse representation of business types, race, gender and geography.

We’re sponsored by New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) which provides staff support for our coalition.

Recent News

We Strongly Condemn Racist and Hateful Legislation Against Refugees; Call for Leadership by Governors

The Main Street Alliance strongly condemns the passage of H.R. 4038, the so-called “American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act.” This bill, which was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, November 19, prevents Syrian refugees from entering the United States without meeting additional stringent screening requirements. [Read more]

National Executive Committee Member Kelly Conklin Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Stay focused on the goal, which is to make sure every American has access to high quality health care. That was National Executive Committee Member Kelly Conklin’s message to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) during the “Small Business Health Care Challenges and Opportunities” roundtable.... [Read more]

Main Street Alliance leaders from around the country joined together to think BIG about the kind of world we want to live in

Santa Fe, NMThe Main Street Alliance National Board members: David Borris, Owner, Hel’s Kitchen CateringNorthbrook, Illinois; Melanie Collins, Owner, Melanie’s Home Childcare, Falmouth, Maine; ReShonda Young, Operations Manager, Alpha Express, Inc, Waterloo, Iowa; Kelly Conklin, Owner, Foley-Waite Associates, Bloomfield, New Jersey; & Jim Houser, Co-Owner, Hawthorne Auto Clinic, Portland, Oregon, along... [Read more]

Paid Sick Days: Good for Workers, Good for Business

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Small Business Leaders Urge Senators to Move Immigration Debate Forward

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 11CONTACT: Joshua Welter, jwelter[at]mainstreetalliance[dot]org SMALL BUSINESS LEADERS URGE SENATORS TO MOVE IMMIGRATION DEBATE FORWARD IN FIRST FLOOR VOTES TUESDAY AFTERNOON Main Street small business owners urge Senators to support motion to proceed to debate on Gang of Eight immigration package Seattle, WA—With first floor votes... [Read more]

Business is (Baby) Booming

While corporate CEOs are pressuring Congress to cut Social Security and Medicare as part of a so-called "Grand Bargain" to reduce the debt, small business owners say that cuts to Social Security and Medicare would be devastating to small businesses across the country. A new series of reports from the... [Read more]

MSA Leaders Weigh in on ACA Ruling, Highlight How Health Law is Helping Small Businesses

Small business leaders from the Main Street Alliance and our state affiliates weighed in and framed the debate in press coverage of the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act. MSA small business leaders shared concrete, personal stories of how the law is helping their businesses and what small... [Read more]

Small Business Owners Celebrate Supreme Court Decision Upholding Health Law

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. Main Street Alliance business leaders celebrated the decision, saying they're already benefiting from the ACA and the court ruling means they can look forward to more benefits going forward. The Main Street... [Read more]

June 28: Small Business Owners Hail Supreme Court's Decision Upholding Affordable Care Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2012CONTACT: Sam Blair,, (603) 831-1835 SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS HAIL SUPREME COURT’S DECISION UPHOLDING AFFORDABLE CARE ACT Business owners say they’re already benefiting from ACA, court decision means they can look forward to more benefits Washington, DC – This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court announced... [Read more]

What Do Small Business Owners Want to Hear in the State of the Union Address?

A few days ago, the Main Street Alliance asked small business owners to share what they wanted to hear the President talk about in his upcoming State of the Union address. We asked: “As a small business owner, what policies would you like to hear the President put forward in... [Read more]

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