Is your business looking to obtain hand sanitizer to help protect your employees and customers? If so, Niagara County Emergency Services may be able to help. They are doing outreach to determine how many 2 gallon hand sanitizer containers and how many 2 oz personal sized containers of sanitizer that areas businesses may require.

If you are looking to obtain hand sanitizer in either of these sizes you are encouraged to email ncem@niagaracounty.com. The subject line of the email should be hand sanitizer and in the body of the email you should state the name of your company, the number of 2 gallon containers that you require and the number of 2 oz containers that you would like. Niagara County Emergency Services will be placing an order for these items tomorrow, so it is essential that you respond before noon on Friday, May 29th. Distribution instructions will be provided once the hand sanitizer is ready for pickup.
NY Forward Loan Program Webinar

May 29 | 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM or 10 AM – 11 AM | Provided by NYSBDC

The NY Forward Loan Fund targets the state’s small businesses with 20 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees (90% of all businesses), nonprofits and small landlords that have seen a loss of rental income. It is designed to assist businesses that did not receive a loan from either the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for COVID-19 in 2020.
 
The working capital loans are timed to support businesses and organizations as they proceed to reopen and have upfront expenses to comply with guidelines (e.g., inventory, marketing, refitting for new social distancing guidelines) under the New York Forward Plan.

During the webinar you will be provided with an overview of program as well as Eligibility Components, Regional Loan Distributions, and the Application Process.
Stay engaged. Continue to look for emails from our office in the coming days and weeks updating you on the latest reopening news and what assistance is available to help you through this difficult time. Our staff is working hard to compile a complete list of guidelines, safety protocols and programs along with webinars and training that is available. To learn more, be sure to visit our website and bookmark it. Once there, look for the COVID-19 tab.
S incerely,

Niagara County Center for Economic Development
(716) 278-8750