Shopping locally and supporting township businesses is being urged this holiday shopping season – and township officials are urging residents to utilize the “Buy in Brick” program to earn a property tax rebate in the process.
Mayor John Ducey has joined mayors across the United States in proclaiming this Saturday, Nov. 29 to be Small Business Saturday as part of a national initiative to support locally-owned small businesses. The initiative was first promoted by Women Impacting Public Policy, a non-partisan small business advocate and operational arm of the Small Business Saturday Coalition.
“Small businesses are the backbones of our communities. Many of our small business owners have deep roots in Brick Township. They were born here, went to school here and continue to live here,” said Ducey, in a statement. “They give back a great deal to Brick Township and I encourage all residents to support them and show your appreciation for all they do for our community.”
Beyond helping the town’s business community, Brick residents can “shop small” and save on their taxes through the township’s Buy in Brick program. Under the program, participating businesses donate back a pre-determined percentage of a resident’s bill to the resident’s property taxes. Those who wish to participate use a card issued at town hall to receive the rebate on their taxes.
“This program is a win-win for the entire community,” said Ducey. “It gives residents the opportunity to lower the amount of money they pay in property taxes by shopping in town. For business owners, it gives them the opportunity to promote their business and gain a lot of new customers and make sure their current customers keep doing business with them.”
As of Nov. 26, the following businesses have joined Buy In Brick:
• River Rock Marina and Restaurant
• River Rock Liquors
• Dura-plex Windows and Home
• IHOP of Brick
• All Pro Carpet Care
• Shore Points Driving School
• Black Sheep Thrift Shop
• The UPS Store
• Dr. Kenneth F. Diana DDS
• Jersey Shore Eye Care
• Jovo’s Deli and Produce
• Future Dry Cleaners
• Soccer Post
• Salon Milan
• Off the Wall Picture Framing and Art Gallery
• Jersey Shore Marina
• Barlo and Associates
• Décor to Score
• Joe’s Service Center and Towing
• Come 2 Mama’s
• Coastal Chaos: The Waterfront Restaurant
• Dash Mechanical Heating and Air Conditioning
• Holistic Health Spa
• Cedar Bridge Dental Associates
• John Paul Builders
• Parkway Pizza
• Jayne’s Elegant Events
• Jersey Waves Salon
• Villa Vittoria
• Azzurro Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria
• Blaine’s Jewelry Box.
For a list of contact, location and rebate information for each, visit www.bricktownship.net and click on Buy In Brick or visit www.propertytaxcard.com/buyinbrick. Buy In Brick cards are free and can be picked up in the Municipal Building during regular business hours. There are instructions on how to get a card if you cannot get to the Municipal Building during regular hours on the Buy In Brick on the Township website.
Any business owner interested in joining Buy In Brick can contact FinCredit at 732-946-0919 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about the program, please call 732-262-1050.