Earth Day
Thursday, April 22, 2021
SBA announced this morning the key details regarding application requirements, eligibility, and a program guide for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF). Application will be available within the next few weeks.

Eligible entities who have experienced pandemic-related revenue loss include:
  • Restaurants
  • Food stands, food trucks, food carts
  • Caterers
  • Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns
  • Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars
  • Bakeries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Breweries and/or microbreweries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Wineries and distilleries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Inns (onsite sales of food and beverage to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Licensed facilities or premises of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample, or purchase products

Survey is intended for contractors conducting work in the North Country/Adirondack region. Responses provide an opportunity to better understand the advantages and challenges associated with attaining and maintaining relevant certifications/credentials in the skilled trades and clean energy industry.

Through these findings, ANCA plans to design programming and offerings to support local jobs and assist equitable access to resources and opportunities to ensure a just transition.

The Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board (LCLGRPB) Economic Development team is launching a “Business Retention & Expansion Program” to support businesses in the region as part of the Forward Together initiative. The program’s purpose is to CONNECT with the business community, UNDERSTAND needs of businesses, IDENTIFY pervasive problems and trends, and RESPOND with resources and information. 

Help us launch the program by telling us what your business needs to be resilient now and into the future. The information you provide will be used to help drive action by LCLGRPB and our regional economic development partners.

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) has released their 2021 Save The Date which includes Chamber events, TACC partner events, and a brief highlight of area events that are visitor focused. The TACC Save The Date is used to promote the year ahead for the Chamber and the Ticonderoga Area but is also handed out to visitors and TACC Members as a planning tool. A full calendar of events with details, as well as a printable 2021 Save The Printed versions are available at the Chamber Office. All events and information is subject to change. Please stay updated and informed on details, regulations and changes by visiting their website or the TACC Facebook page.

Loan fund can be used for:

  • Machinery and equipment
  • Working capital
  • Furniture and fixtures
  • Real property

Minimum loan amount: $10,000
Interest rate: 4%
Eligible for profit businesses must employ less than 50 persons
Gross revenue: less than $1 million

This is an Equal Opportunity Program. For more information, please contact Carol Calabrese at 518-873-9114 or ccalabrese@essexcountyida.com