The Mohawk Valley SBDC is ready to assist your small business during this challenging time. Schedule an appointment with one of our business advisors or call us at (315) 731-5887.
NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program
Applications Now Open (New)
Empire State Development is happy to announce the New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program, which was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is NOW OPEN.

Grant awards will be calculated based on a business’ annual gross receipts for 2019:

  • Annual gross receipts = $25,000-$49,999: $5,000/business;
  • Annual gross receipts = $50,000-$99,999: $10,000/business; and
  • Annual gross receipts = $100,000-$500,000: 10% of gross receipts (max grant is $50,000).

For eligibility requirements and more information regarding the New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Program, please click the link below.

The program is administered by ESD and powered by Lendistry.

Closure of Paycheck Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program officially closed on May 31, 2021 and is no longer accepting any applications. The SBA is still offering assistance through other COVID-19 relief programs.
Business After Hours
Jun 29; 5:00 PM-7:00 PM (New)

Business After Hours is back. Join The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce on June 29th from 5pm-7pm at the Utica Zoo for an evening of networking and socializing.

The evening's door prize will include a chance to win a Bactrian Camel Encounter. Get extra close to feed Najla and Furlow their favorite treats! The package includes an encounter for up to 5 people and Zoo admission.

Open Co-Working Day
Jun 23; 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

ThINCubator is offering a free day of co-working for any and all interested in utilizing the workspace.

ThINCubator provides resources to entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote workers and more. It’s a place to work, podcast, network and learn.

Part-Time and Full-Time plans are available starting at $100/mo.
Building Your 10-Star Experience 
Jun 14 - Aug 30

Thincubator will be launching their latest online sprint starting June 14.

Over 3 weeks (at your own pace) participants will take lessons from the likes of Airbnb, Apple, Ferrari and more and help develop a customer experience that creates true fans and customers that would miss you if you weren’t there.

This sprint is free and open to the public. Participants will have access to all video modules through 8/30/21
County Leaders Forum
Jun 16; 12:00 PM

Chamber Alliance of the Mohawk Valley will be hosting a county leaders forum on June 16 to discuss Covid-19 and its impact on the region. Panelists will include Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Herkimer County Board Chairman Vincent Bono, Otsego County Board Chairman David Bliss, Madison County Board Chairman John Becker, and Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon.
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New York SBDC is a Partnership Program with the SBA, administered by the State University of New York. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.
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