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Hochul promises new help for business

At a joint session of the state legislature in Albany Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Kathy Hochul delivered her State of the State Address, announcing a rescue plan for small businesses that she valued at $1 billion and other items on her agenda.

Orange County Chamber of Commerce refocuses after pandemic troubles

According to Heather Bell-Meyer, president and CEO of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, about 80% of Orange County’s business activity is thanks to...

New York state launches new programs to boost restaurants, feed those...

The Restaurant Resiliency Program has awarded funds to food banks across the state to purchase hot and prepared meals from local restaurants for hungry New Yorkers, and $985,605 will go to Feeding Westchester.

River Valley Arts Center to offer community spaces at former church

The multi-use arts center is set to open in December, with 12 studio spaces that offer community organizations and businesses — many of which have already forged partnerships with the art center — the opportunity to hold classes or events in person even if they don’t have their own permanent physical spaces.

State widens $880M business recovery program that has spent only 6%

Grants for a minimum award of $5,000 and a maximum award of $50,000 are calculated based on a New York state business' annual gross receipts for 2019.

NYS launches $800M small business grant program, $2.7B in residential rental...

The goal of the program is to help small businesses recover from the financial toll of the pandemic.

A Rockland online marketplace builds community during time of isolation

"We're a lot more than a business directory," said Simplisk cofounder Sheila Keenan, of the company's Rockland Main St. Marketplace.

Fed and AARP report: Small firms owned by older...

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and AARP have released a report that shows not all is well among older entrepreneurs as the...

James Denlea & Amber Wallace: New York state’s anti-sexual harassment laws...

Tucked away in a budget bill signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in April were significant changes for all New York employers concerning the prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace.

’Tis the Season to Shop Small

By Kellie LeDet Small businesses possess the power to propel local economies and uplift communities. When we open our wallets and shop small we’re supporting...

Report says business owners oppose entitlement cuts

A new report suggests that cuts to Social Security and Medicare would weaken small businesses by undermining owners' retirement security and consumer demand.

Positioning yourself for a business bank loan

Fairfield County attorney Michael Goldman writes about the nuances of securing financing for small businesses.

In Yonkers, downtown loans unpaid

More than half of downtown retail businesses awarded commercial loans from the city of Yonkers have defaulted.

Credit unions could ease lending crunch for small business

A bill pending in Congress would raise the cap on credit union lending to member businesses.

FEMA extends disaster relief loan deadline

FEMA has extended the application deadline for those seeking disaster relief loans related to Hurricane Sandy, agency officials announced Dec. 11.