3 days ago
SBA Payroll Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program resumed accepting applications. The new deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan is August 8, 2020. The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employee retention criteria are met, and the funds are used for eligible expenses. ...
4 days ago
Quickly approaching phase 4 in the Hudson Valley! Please continue social distancing and proper hygiene in your everyday routines.
*When possible stay 6’ away from others
*Wear your mask. We know this is sometimes cumbersome and not ideal. However if it can help keep us safe then why take a chance?
*Use hand sanitizer when out and about. After touching carts, doors, merchandise, pin pads ect.
*wash hands when possible. Correct hand washing includes warm water, antibacterial soap and rubbing for a min of 15 seconds. Use a paper towel or elbow to turn off water (not your bare clean hands). ...
During the hard times it is crucial that we stand together and support one another. We understand that financial situations are different then what they were just a short time ago. The Highland Business Association is offering a $10 discount for 2020-21 membership fees through the month of July! The HBA year runs June 1st- May 31st each year.
If you would like a member registration form please send your inquiry to TheHighlandBA@gmail.com ...
Tourism and Hospitality Webinar
with County Executive Pat Ryan on July 2 at 11 AM
Ulster County will host a webinar for businesses in the tourism and hospitality industries on Thursday, July 2. Featuring panelists from Mohonk Mountain House, Wiltwyck Golf Club, and Rail Explorers, Catskill Division the event will provide an overview of NYS Phase Three and Four guidance with an emphasis on recreation, outdoor activities, restaurants, as well as other tourism attractions. Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan will provide an introduction, and co-hosts Rick Remsnyder of Tourism and Lisa Berger of Economic Development will moderate the event. Pre-registration is required.
Register for Tourism Zoom
Ulster RESPOND - Do You Need to Pivot: Customer Development in the Pandemic
Danny Potocki, Managing Director of Accel7 and Ulster RESPOND Project Lead, will host this session.
This session will train entrepreneurs and business owners (and teammates) on applying the Jobs To Be Done framework to customer engagement and development in this challenging market. JTBD is a proven method taught at Harvard Business School and implemented by a range of startup, small and mid-size businesses, nonprofit organizations, and corporations to understand customers as a business pivots to new or improved operations.
Objective: Participants will leave with an Empathy Map, JTBD Engagement Template, and goal to interview 10+ customers.
Register for Ulster RESPOND
Ulster County Childcare Providers: NYS Childcare Expansion Incentive Now Available
Funding from Federal CARES Act will Support New Childcare Health and Safety Protocols and Assist Closed Programs with Reopening
Throughout the pandemic, 65 percent of OCFS-licensed and -registered child care programs remained open, many serving families of essential workers. The funding being made available will help to bring closed programs back to operation to serve families returning to the workplace.
Fort-five million in childcare reopening and expansion incentive funds may pay for 50% of the cost of a newly opened classroom (maximum grant amount of $6,000) as an incentivize to open the classroom. The temporary funds will phase out over the second and third months as more parents bring their children back into childcare. Other funding includes $300 to $1,600 one-time grants. Child care programs may apply to OCFS through July 15. More information is available here. If you are an Ulster County Childcare provider and would like assistance applying, please contact Kate Heidecker at email@example.com
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Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan
Lisa Berger, Director—Office of Economic Development
Kate Heidecker, Deputy Director
Barbara Loughran, Business Services Administrator
Natalie Michael , Confidential Secretary
2 weeks ago
With phase 3 heading into day #2 we are all heading in the right direction. If you have questions or need to find a local location for floor stickers and signs please reach out as we have quite a few local businesses waiting to help you! Good luck ...