Below you will find links to all of our business outreach newsletters and blasts that have been sent out to our business contacts during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Within them you will find information and links to business assistance programs and resources.  Also included are descriptions of webinars, zoom meetings and other online training opportunities that you can participate in to learn how to complete applications and forms for grants and loans and how to prepare your business to reopen safely based on New York State industry sector guidelines. 


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February 12, 2021 - Indoor Dining Curfew Now 11:00 p.m., Workforce Development Workshop & Entrepreneur Series Registration

January 27, 2021 - Orange & Yellow Micro Cluster Zones and Restrictions Lifted in WNY

January 19, 2021 - Shuttered Venue Relief Program, PPP Portal Open to All, Upcoming Training Opportunties

January 13, 2021 - NY Forward Loan Fund Eligibility Expansion, Shutter Venue Relief Program Webinar, Concord Grape Grower Survey

January 12, 2021 - New Stimulus Package & Second Draw PPP Webinars, PPP Has Re-opened, Global Business Academy Starts January 27th

January 8, 2021 - Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will Re-Open Next Week, Global Business Academy Kicks Off on January 27th

January 6, 2021 - EIDL Deadline Extension, Restaurant Recovery Fund, Ag Updates, Unemployment Workers Act, Training Opportunities

December 22, 2020 - Congress Passes New $900 Billion Stimulus Package

December 15, 2020 - Niagara County's Yellow Micro-Cluster Zone Expanded

November 24, 2020 - Supplemental Guidelines & Holiday Advisories, FREE Virtual Workshop, OSHA Webinar

November 19, 2020 - Micro Cluster Zone Webpage Now Available, FREE Virtual Workshop

November 18, 2020 - Parts of Niagara County move to yellow micro-cluster zone, PPE available, Virtual Business Workshop

November 11, 2020 - Governor Cuomo Imposes New Statewide Restrictions, FREE Virtual Workshops

October 19, 2020 - Guidance for Movie Theaters and Ski Resorts, Ongoing Training Opportunities

October 9, 2020 - PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Updates, PPE Vendor List, Various Training Opportunities

September 25, 2020 - NY Forward Loan Fund Eligibility Update, Entrepreneur Business Series, Global Business Academy

September 3, 2020 - Casinos and Fall Agritourism Activities Permitted to Reopen

August 21, 2020 - County Approves August 24th Reopening of Gyms & Fitness Centers, Upcoming Training Opportunities

August 18, 2020 - NYS Reopening Guidelines for Gyms and Fitness Centers Released

August 14, 2020 - Guidelines for Bowling Alleys Released, NCCC SBDC Webinar, Global NY Export Webinar Series, Census Participation

August 10, 2020 - Lights! Camera! Sales! Webinar, NCCC Fall Course Schedule, Global NY Export Webinar Series, Census Participation

July 27, 2020 - Summer Youth Employment Opportunities, Various Webinars to Assist Your Business

July 23, 2020 - WNY 2020 Manufacturing Awards, E-Commerce Webinar, Global NY 2020 Export Webinars, NCCC Fall Course Schedule

July 17, 2020 - NYS Revised Guidance on Bar. Restaurant Alcohol Sales

July 13, 2020 - Free Virtual Business Workshop, Pre-K to Grade 12 School Guidelines Released

July 8, 2020 - Free Virtual Business Workshop, PPP Application Deadline Extended

July 1, 2020 - Hand Sanitizer and Face Mask Drive Thru in Niagara Falls on Thursday

June 29, 2020 - Phase Four Begins Tomorrow, Unified in Safety Campaign, PPP Forgiveness Webinar

June 23 2020 - Higher Education Guidelines, Face Masks and Sanitizer Available to the Public, Regulatory Webinars

June 17, 2020 - Paycheck Protection Program Updates / Webinars, Niagara County has Infrared Thermometers Available

June 16, 2020 - Phase Three Begins, PPE Still Available for Businesses, SBA EIDL Program Portal Reopened, Upcoming Webinars

June 10. 2020 - Child Care & Day Camp Guidelines, Goggles for Hair Salons Available, Phase III Reopening Webinars,  PPP Updates

June 9, 2020 - Phase Three Reopening Guidelines Released

June 8, 2020 - Reminder, Hand Sanitizer and Face Masks Still Available

June 5, 2020 - Additional Hand Sanitizer and Face Masks Available to Businesses

June 4, 2020 - Additional Guidance Related to Outdoor Dining, Binational Videoconference

June 3, 2020 - Outdoor & Takeout/Delivery Food Service Added to Businesses Allowed to Reopen in Phase Two

June 2, 2020 - Binational Videoconference, USDA Business & Industry CARES Act Program Webinar

June 2, 2020 - WNY Region Begins Phase Two, Restaurant Sector Webinar, PPP Loan Forgiveness Webinar

June 1, 2020 - Hand Sanitizer Scheduled Pick-up

May 29, 2020 - Phase Two NYS Reopening Guidelines, Face Masks Available, Restaurant Sector Webinar

May 28, 2020 - Hand Sanitizer Available, NY Forward Loan Fund Webinar

May 26, 2020 - NY Forward Loan Fund, PPP Loan Forgiveness Webinar, NCCC Retail/Manufacturing Webinars, Virtual Business Webinar

May 22, 2020 - New York Forward Loan Fund

May 20, 2020 - Face masks available for businesses through Niagara County Emergency Services

May 19, 2020 - COVID-19 Legal & HR Webisode, NCCC Retail & Manufacturing Webinars, Online Business Presence Webinar

May 18, 2020 - Phase One Reopening Guidelines, NY Forward Business Reopening Lookup Tool, PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

May 15, 2020 - Retail Industry Webinar, Virtual Business Network Session

May 14, 2020 - Phase One NYS Reopening Guidelines

May 13, 2020 - Additional face masks available for businesses through Niagara County Emergency Services

May 13, 2020 - COVID-19 resources and guidelines highlighted on NCCED website

May 4, 2020 - CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program, Legal Assistance Webinars, Virtual Business Network Session

May 4, 2020 - SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans available for agricultural businesses

April 27, 2020 - Legal Assistance Webinars

April 24, 2020 - CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program, SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

April 23, 2020 - Face coverings available through Niagara County Emergency Services

April 18, 2020 - WNY COVID-19 Business Impact Survey, Save Small Business Fund, IRS Employee Retention Credit, Face Masks Available

April 1, 2020 - CARES Act, Assistance for Agricultural-Based Businesses, SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

March 23, 2020 - Essential Business Waiver, SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Paid Leave for COVID-19

March 20, 2020 - Childcare for Essential Workers, Essential Business Waiver

March 20, 2020 - SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Empire State Development Resource Tool