Complimentary panel discussion: “We can safely reopen our businesses and our panelists will tell you why and how.” Tonight (Wednesday) at 5PM in conjunction with the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s May Business After Hours at Millbrook Vineyards and Winery, virtually. Network and ask questions of panelists David Bova from Millbrook Vineyards and Winery, Gaye Mallet from Adams Fairacre Farms, Michael Turturro from RBT, CPAs and David Wise from Mackey Butts & Wise. Sponsors: Adams Fairacre Farms, Mackey Butts & Wise, and RBT, CPAs. Register  HERE .
Tomorrow at 10:30AM: The Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center is offering a free webinar on how to address the minutiae of your financial operations while keeping in mind the end goal. Register  HERE .
Update for Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  • Empires State Development has released an updated Essential Business Guidance. It can be found HERE.
  • Campgrounds and RV parks are now allowed to reopen statewide.
  • Guidance has been posted by the state regarding religious and funeral services and can be found HERE.
  • OSHA has released guidance on how construction workers can remain safe as the construction industry begins to reopen. This guidance can be used by both construction workers and the administrative staff of the company. It can be found HERE.
  • OSHA has also announced they will be providing training grants for safety and health trainings. The press release can be found HERE.

  • In today’s (Wednesday) press conference Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke to reporters about his meeting with President Trump earlier today. Governor Cuomo emphasized that he discussed the need for additional funding for states to ensure there are not cuts to state funding for essential workers.
  • The governor also reiterated the need for SALT deductions to be brought back to lessen the tax liability of New Yorkers, and his call for a major infrastructure program.
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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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