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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation – Continue Outdoor Dining

July 13th, 2021|Comments Off on Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation – Continue Outdoor Dining

Assemblywoman Gina Sillitti is proud to announce that restaurants will be able to use municipal space for outdoor dining for another year! Please read her statement below and share. During the 2021 legislative session, [...]

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Small Business Recovery Grant Program

June 9th, 2021|Comments Off on Small Business Recovery Grant Program

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced the launch of the $800 Million small business recovery grant program. Applications are now being accepted and small businesses will eligible for this important program. Empire State Development (ESD) [...]

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Small Business Grant Program

April 21st, 2021|Comments Off on Small Business Grant Program

Small Business Grant Program. Please note, the program is now open and there is a small window to apply. Marcum is presenting an up-to-date seminar on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program, still [...]

FuzeHub Project Funding & COVID Relief Programs

March 8th, 2021|Comments Off on FuzeHub Project Funding & COVID Relief Programs

Learn About Project Funding & COVID Relief ProgramsThe New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP) network has launched a competitive grant program that will help manufacturers solve challenges created by COVID-19, emerge from the crisis [...]

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Curran Reopens Restaurant Recovery Grant Program

March 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Curran Reopens Restaurant Recovery Grant Program

Nassau County is now accepting NEW applications for our Restaurant Recovery Grant Program, providing a lifeline to full-service restaurants, working hard to meet the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join the many restaurants [...]

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New PPE Grants Available!

March 8th, 2021|Comments Off on New PPE Grants Available!

New PPE Grants Available! Are you an NYS Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturer looking to scale? If so, please apply asap as $10,000 grants are available to help you grow your business. This NYMEP [...]

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NY-MEP PPE Grants

February 1st, 2021|Comments Off on NY-MEP PPE Grants

We would like to share this grant information with you. The link to apply is below. MEP sister company, ITAC, is managing this initiative. Funding is limited and grants will be awarded on a first-come [...]

Unemployment Benefits Basics

January 19th, 2021|Comments Off on Unemployment Benefits Basics

Unemployment Benefits Basics The U.S. Department of Labor sets the national standards for unemployment benefits, and each state processes applications and determines its residents’ eligibility through its own program. Generally, most states have a [...]

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Nassau County Restaurant Recovery Grant Program

November 19th, 2020|Comments Off on Nassau County Restaurant Recovery Grant Program

On November 18, 2020, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced the County’s new Restaurant Recovery Grant Program (RRGP). The program is intended to support full-service restaurants – the industry hit hardest by the pandemic [...]

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Manufacturing Reimagined

November 7th, 2020|Comments Off on Manufacturing Reimagined

COVID Impacts on NY Manufacturers: Industry Spotlight - Food & Beverage November 12, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EST Register Today Many manufacturers operating in the age of COVID are facing unique challenges, [...]

Upcoming SBA webinars

October 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Upcoming SBA webinars

Below are a series of upcoming SBA webinars on PPP updates for lenders, borrowers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and startup founders. Hope you can join us. Speaker: Ms. Man-Li Lin, Economic Development Specialist, Economic [...]

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PPP Loans and M&A

October 21st, 2020|Comments Off on PPP Loans and M&A

This perspective is about how to handle PPP loan in an M&A deal. Please reach out to Allan Cohen with any follow-up thoughts or questions. acohen@nixonpeabody.com Access the Podcast

NY Forward Loan Fund

September 28th, 2020|Comments Off on NY Forward Loan Fund

The NY Forward Loan Fund eligibility has been expanded and small businesses that have received a PPP loan of $50,000 are now able to apply. More information and the application link can be found [...]

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Power Up Program

September 21st, 2020|Comments Off on Power Up Program

The PowerUp Program will award over 500 eligible LatinX small businesses across California, Texas & New York with a $5,000 grant paired with coaching support and resources.  In response to the economic disruptions caused [...]

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Coalition to Back Black Businesss

September 21st, 2020|Comments Off on Coalition to Back Black Businesss

The Coalition to Back Black Businesses launched this week to support Black small business owners and the communities they serve as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and chart a path forward. Through the [...]

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NY Forward Loan Program – New Support for Small Business

July 28th, 2020|Comments Off on NY Forward Loan Program – New Support for Small Business

Join us on August 13th for a Virtual Educational Event on the New York Forward Loan Fund. The Senior Director of Business and Economic Development from ESD, Ms. Huey-Min Chuang, will be speaking about [...]

New York SBDC Supports Minority and Women Entrepreneurs

July 28th, 2020|Comments Off on New York SBDC Supports Minority and Women Entrepreneurs

The New York SBDC provides services to strengthen the small business community and promote economic growth throughout the state. The SBDC offers services to all small business populations, including special emphasis groups such as [...]

Grants for Food and Beverage Small Businesses

July 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Grants for Food and Beverage Small Businesses

During these past months, the LIFC has had the opportunity to discuss with its members and experts around Long Island, the pressing needs of food and beverage businesses that are navigating this challenging time. [...]

NYC Emergency Feeding Program

July 7th, 2020|Comments Off on NYC Emergency Feeding Program

A new opportunity with the City's emergency feeding program has just been made available to all foodservice businesses in NYC. The GetFoodNYC emergency food distribution program has released a competitive bid for local vendors [...]

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Starting a Food Truck Business

July 1st, 2020|Comments Off on Starting a Food Truck Business

For Immediate Release July 1, 2020 Contact: Press.Office@Suffolkcountyny.gov SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE BELLONE ANNOUNCES WEBINAR FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN STARTING A FOOD TRUCK BUSINESS Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that the Suffolk County [...]

Phase Three Re-Opening Guidelines

June 11th, 2020|Comments Off on Phase Three Re-Opening Guidelines

The Governor’s Office has released the guidelines and business safety templates for industries allowed to reopen in phase three. To see complete phase three guidelines and an updated list of industries, click here. Eligible businesses [...]

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New York Forward Business Reopening Lookup Tool

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Special Considerations for Restaurants and Franchised Businesses under the CARES Act.

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General business resources, grants, loans, debt relief and more.

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COVID-19 is already changing the way we interact with and produce food. As we each look to control the spread and impact of COVID-19, there are many questions around the risks associated with food production and to our employees to ensure that a safe and robust food supply is maintained for the public.

The link below has useful links to expert resources to help address your specific questions.

https://instituteforfoodsafety.cornell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/food-industry-resources/

A PDF file from NYS – Recommended methods for cleaning and sanitizing food surfaces in retail stores.

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Restrictions for Licensees in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00PM until Further Notice

Pursuant to the Governor’s order, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00PM, all licensed on-premises establishments (e.g. restaurants, bars, taverns, clubs, arenas, catering establishments, etc.) must cease on-premises sales of alcoholic beverages and/or food. Additionally, all licensed manufacturers with on-premises privileges must also cease on-premises sales of alcoholic beverages and/or food; however, a licensed manufacturer may continue all manufacturing operations. This restriction shall continue until April 15, 2020 but may be extended or reduced depending upon the circumstances.

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Attention Licensees

NYS has put out Guidance for Large Gatherings and Public Spaces

Effective March 13, 2020 at 5:00PM, organizers hosting large gatherings must postpone or cancel any events with in-person attendance of more than 500 participants.

Effective March 13, 2020 at 5:00PM, private and public operators of establishments or organizers of events with fewer than 500 occupants or attendees must operate at no more than 50% of their maximum occupancy.

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Laura Curran – Nassau County Executive Important COVID-19 Update

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SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

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The federal CARES Act was signed into law March 27, 2020. The Act provides enhanced Unemployment
Insurance (UI) benefits and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) for New Yorkers. Here’s what you
need to know.

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National Grid is teaming up with regional NYS Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers (MEP) to provide grants for eligible manufacturers* up to $40,000.

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USDA Rural Development Stakeholder Announcement

Programs discussed:

Existing B&I Guaranteed Loans – Deferments
IRP and RMAP – Intermediary’s Issuing Deferments.
REAP – Deadline extended to April 15, 2020.
RBDG – Deadline extended to April 15, 2020. Please contact your local RD office to discuss how they would like you to submit the application by the new deadline.

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March 20, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic places great stress on businesses and individuals across the country, we invite your organization to visit and share our newly created webpage, www.suffolkcountyny.gov/bru . The webpage is intended to consolidate available information and resources for the business community. Please note, as this is a fluid situation, we will update information as we receive it.

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EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT COVID-19-RELATED RESOURCES

As New York State continually monitors and responds to developments related to COVID-19, ESD is providing up-to-date guidance for the agency’s partners and other stakeholders impacted by the virus. This is a rapidly changing situation and ESD will be updating the resources below to reflect the latest information available.

As New York State continually monitors and responds to developments related to COVID-19, ESD is providing up-to-date guidance for the agency’s partners and other stakeholders impacted by the virus. This is a rapidly changing situation and ESD will be updating the resources below to reflect the latest information available. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE SITE

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A Letter from Government Andrew M. Cuomo – March 16, 2020

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New York State Announces Mandatory Closures & Guidance for Cleaning Retail Establishments

Effective TODAY (Monday, March 16) at 8 PM, Governor Cuomo announced the mandatory closure of all gyms, movie theaters, casinos, and bars and restaurants (except delivery or take-out) until further notice. Additionally, all non-essential businesses or services are encouraged to close at 8 PM. This is not mandatory; however, highly recommended. Essential businesses include grocers, gas stations, pharmacies, and health facilities. The Governor also announced the closure of all schools, effective Wednesday, March 18. NFIB will continue to make every effort to share relevant information with members.

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) continues to provide interim guidance for businesses and employers. For retail stores, DOH has provided Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting for COVID-19.

The New York State Department of Health has also established a Novel Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065

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NFIB Legal Center: How Small Business Can Prepare for Coronavirus

NFIB’s Legal Center has also made useful information for small business owners available on its website. All employers in New York, regardless of size, should prepare for the impacts of COVID-19 in the workplace. In addition to considering how current events might affect their leave policies, employers also need to consider the impact of federal and state employment laws, such as the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the New York Disability Benefits law and the Paid Family Leave Benefits law (PFL). Additional information can be found by clicking the learn more button.

Employers should closely monitor CDC guidance and can contact the NFIB Small Business Legal Center with questions at 800-NFIB-NOW.

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Laura Curran – Nassau County Executive Important COVID-19 Update

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SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

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Interim Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfectant of Food Manufacturing Facilities or Food Retail Stores for COVID-19

March 12, 2020

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