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NY Releases Additional Guidance for Outdoor Dining and Phase 3 Reopenings

The Phase 2 reopening is well underway in the Finger Lakes! Summary and detailed guidelines, and the corresponding affirmation forms and business safety templates can all be found here. On June 3, Governor Cuomo announced that outdoor dining at restaurants would also be permitted in the Phase 2 reopening and released additional guidance for OutdoorContinue reading “NY Releases Additional Guidance for Outdoor Dining and Phase 3 Reopenings”

New York launches $100+ Million Loan program for small businesses

Today Governor Cuomo announced the launch of the New York Forward Loan Program, a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York’s small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen after NYS on PAUSE. These working capital loans are intended to support businesses and organizations as they face upfront expenses related toContinue reading “New York launches $100+ Million Loan program for small businesses”

Reopening Guidance and Safety Plan Templates for Phase 1 Industries

The guidance is evolving continuously and it can be tricky to keep pace with – but here’s a bit of clarity! The Governor’s office has released guidelines and business safety templates for the select industries allowed to begin reopening in phase one. In the Finger Lakes Region, as of tomorrow Friday, May 15, these industriesContinue reading “Reopening Guidance and Safety Plan Templates for Phase 1 Industries”

Finger Lakes Region positioned to begin reopening as soon as May 15

In the face of the Covid-19 crisis, the Finger Lakes region has demonstrated solidarity, resilience and grit. From our courageous frontline responders to our neighbors, local businesses and services providers – everyone’s stepped up to support the health of our community in some way. And today we’re seeing a breakthrough thanks to that spirit ofContinue reading “Finger Lakes Region positioned to begin reopening as soon as May 15”

Governor Cuomo Outlines Phased Plan for Economic Reopening in New York

At yesterday’s press conference in Monroe County, Governor Cuomo outlined additional guidelines for when regions will be able to re-open. While New York State remains on PAUSE through May 15, re-openings will be permitted on a phased, regional basis as each region meets the criteria necessary to protect public health as businesses re-open. Today NYSContinue reading “Governor Cuomo Outlines Phased Plan for Economic Reopening in New York”

Free Event: Workplace Considerations for Vulnerable Populations

Tomorrow, April 23 at 12pm, representatives from AARP, the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University will convene a virtual panel highlighting workplace considerations for vulnerable populations. The panel will explore ways to proactively address issues that may disproportionatelyContinue reading “Free Event: Workplace Considerations for Vulnerable Populations”

U.S. Small Business Administration Releases COVID-19 Programs

On Friday, the U.S. Small Business Administration released guidance for several small business support programs, designed to quickly get much-needed funding to businesses challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Four key programs heralded by the agency included: Paycheck Protection Program: A 2-year, 0.5% interest loan, provided to small businesses to ensure that payroll needs and otherContinue reading “U.S. Small Business Administration Releases COVID-19 Programs”

Canandaigua LDC Launches Resource for Area Businesses

Canandaigua Means Business is designed as a one-stop portal for business support programming for those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canandaigua LDC, a partnership of the City and Town of Canandaigua and the Canandaigua Area Chamber of Commerce, has launched this website to keep local businesses informed of evolving conditions and resources toContinue reading “Canandaigua LDC Launches Resource for Area Businesses”


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