Businesses will learn about a variety of state programs to help them on Thursday when Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno visits Stone Harbor.

The free program at the Reeds at Shelter Haven will be presented by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, and its president, Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne M. Walters; and the New Jersey Business Action Center.

Guadagno and her Business Growth Team will talk about the programs and incentives available.

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Representatives from the Business Action Center, Economic Development Authority, Department of Community Affairs, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Department of the Treasury, State Library, Board of Public Utilities and the Small Business Development Centers will discuss programs and incentives available to help business grow.

Through such programs, businesses can access online databases with a library card at no charge; secure microloans for storm recovery purposes with 2 percent interest rates and many more.

Charity basketball

The Greater Atlantic City Chamber will have home court advantage April 8 when executives and employees from Atlantic City casinos and businesses play in a basketball tournament at Atlantic City High School.

"We created this event last year as a way for the casino employees to let off a little steam and build camaraderie during a friendly game of basketball," CEO Eric Goldberg, CEO of presenting sponsor AC Linen Supply, said in a statement.

Attendees will be eligible for raffle prizes.

Caesars Entertainment is the other presenting sponsor. The program will feature Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian.

Business editor Kevin Post

If you go

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and her Business Growth Team will speak from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Reeds at Shelter Haven in Stone Harbor.

Free. Call Kim Stevenson at 609-368-6800 or email stevensonk@stone-harbor.nj.

The 2nd annual Charity Basketball Game will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. April 8 in the Atlantic City High School gymnasium. Tickets can be purchased at for $2 or at the door. Call Elisa Monroe at 609-345-4525, ext. 102.

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