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SBA LOANS : Here are the options and you can find application information in the link below.

▶️Paycheck Protection Program: This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.

▶️Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance: This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses currently experiencing temporary difficulties. 

▶️SBA Express Bridge Loans: Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.

▶️SBA Debt Relief: The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.




Need help with SBA Disaster Loan Application?
Call 1-800-659-2955 or email: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov







Need help with SBA loans or other COVID-19 related challenges? Register for Business Mentor NY:

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Independent Health is Offering Brook App FREE to WNY Community to Help You Stay Healthy at Home

The app provides you with access to a team of health coaches 7 days a week, right from your smartphone.

The Brook Experts are Registered Dietitians and professionally trained health coaches who have been fielding COVID-19 specific questions.

The Brook Personal Health Companion can help you with:
• Answers to your COVID-19 questions
• Supporting healthy immune function
• Stress management
• Staying active at home
• Simple, healthy home cooking
• Concerns about sleep
• Managing blood sugar and blood pressure

Many Independent Health plans already include Brook as a FREE member benefit, but now  non-members across WNY can also have FREE access  to the Brook app during this health crisis. More info  here  .



  • All COVID-19 testing, doctor office, urgent care and ER visits, telehealth visits, and treatment are fully covered for you and your employees.

  • One-time special open enrollment option. Small groups can hold a one-time special open enrollment, available to all employees, to add a lower cost plan option to your group coverage.

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