Webinar Alerts
Tomorrow at 8:00AM: The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will provide guidance regarding New York State laws on liquor licenses for restaurants, bars, breweries, and venues who are reopening with outdoor seating. Presented by Jessica J. Glass, partner at Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP/SRDD Law. Please register in advance, as space is limited. Thank you to SRDD Law for sponsoring. Register HERE .
Update for Thursday, June 11, 2020
  • The Treasury has released three new documents in regards to the Paycheck Protection Program. A revision to the Interim Final Rule can be found HERE. A new Borrowers Application can be found HERE. And a new Lender's Application Loan Guaranty can be found HERE.

  • A webinar will be held to discuss the changes to the Paycheck Protection Program during the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours on June 24, at 5PM. For more information or to register for the event click HERE.

  • New guidance has been released by the Federal Reserve on the Main Street Lending Program, a complimentary program to the Paycheck Protection Program. You can find the guidance HERE.

  • In today's (Thursday) press conference, Governor Andrew Cuomo discussed nursing homes and said the ban on visitors to nursing homes will only be lifted when health professionals say it is safe to do so. He did not give a timeline on when visitors will be allowed to return or recommendations from the Department of Health would be released.

  • ARE YOU AN EMPLOYER THAT HAS REMAINED AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS OR ARE YOU PREPARING TO REOPEN YOUR BUSINESS OR NON-PROFIT? THESE ARE IMPORTANT STEPS YOU MUST TAKE:
  1. Go to the NY Forward website HERE
  2. Click on “Phase Two Guidance.”
  3. Select your industry by scrolling down on the left side navigation bar.
  4. Click on and read “View Summary Guidelines” for your industry.
  5. Click on and read “Read and Affirm the Detailed Guidelines” for your industry, and then click the link at the bottom of the page or HERE to complete the form and hit submit.
  6. Click on “Print Business Safety Plan Template” for your industry, and then print and fill out the template, and keep on file at your place of business.
  7. Implement the Safety Plan. 
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If you have any questions regarding the information in this notification or any other business related concerns and suggestions, please email Contact@DutchessBNN.com. Please do NOT contact elected officials regarding information in this email as they are currently inundated with handling the government response to this crisis. This network was created to help coordinate responses and share the burden, and we ask that you please contact us with any questions or concerns so our elected officials can focus on their task at hand. Thank you for your continued support through this time.
Resources With Links
United States Small Business Administration
EIDL For Agriculture Application: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/
Federal Representatives
Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney: (845) 561-1259
Congressman Antonio Delgado: (845) 443-2930
Centers For Disease Control

Novel Coronavirus Hotline (24/7): 1-888-364-3065
New York State Government


NY Forward Reopening Information: https://forward.ny.gov/
State Representatives
Senator Pete Harckham: (914) 241-4600
Senator Sue Serino: (845) 229-0106
Assembly Member Didi Barrett: (845) 454-1703
Assembly Member Kevin Cahill: (845) 338-9601
Assembly Member Jonathan Jacobson: (845) 562-0888
Assembly Member Kieran Lalor: (845) 221-2202
New York State Department of Labor
Dutchess County Government


Dutchess County Mental Health Hotline (24/7): (877) 485-9700
Dutchess Tourism
For updates on major attractions, lodging, and restaurants (including a list of restaurants and farms open for takeout, curbside & delivery) click  here , for important information and updates (including a resource guide for County tourism-related businesses) click  here .
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Business News Portal: https://www.dcrcoc.org/news
Think Dutchess Alliance For Business
Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board
Dutchess Business Notification Network
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