Governor Hochul has announced changes to the NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program making more small businesses eligible. Initially, the program focused on small and micro-businesses that were largely left out of federal business recovery initiatives. Initial eligibility criteria stipulated that small businesses with 2019 or 2020 gross receipts between $25,000 and $500,000 were eligible to apply for the grant. Now, NYS small businesses with 2019 or 2020 gross receipts between $25,000 and $2,500,000 are eligible to apply. Additionally, small businesses may have received Paycheck Protection Program loans totaling $250,000 or less and now qualify for the grant. Previously, small businesses that received Paycheck Protection Program loans of only up to $100,000 were eligible to apply. To learn more, click here.
PGE UNY General Assembly November 9, 2022
General Assembly was held on Nov. 7, 2022. We are excited to welcome in three new Board members.
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Employee Retirement Plan October 20, 2022
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CO2 Shortage August 29, 2022
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Ok… Not restaurant-related August 19, 2022
Cool chart showing China's acceleration as a manufacturing super power.