Upcoming Event
Webinar: The New Relief Package, PPP Loans, and More!
Panelists: We will be joined by panelists from RBT, KeyBank, and the Small Business Development Center
Host: Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce 
Date: January 15, 2021, at 9AM
Sponsor: RBT CPAs and KeyBank
Register: HERE
Update for Friday, January 8, 2021
  • In today's press conference, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that starting Monday, January 11, those in the 1b population for the vaccine may start getting vaccinated. Those included in the 1b population are education workers, first responders, public safety workers, public transit workers, and anyone aged 75 or older.

  • The Small Business Administration and the Treasury Department have issued a press release announcing the re-opening of the Paycheck Protection Program. A copy of the full press release can be found HERE.

  • Community financial institutions will be allowed to make First Draw PPP loans beginning on Monday, January 11. Second Draw PPP Loans will be allowed to be issued after Wednesday, January 13.

  • PPP loans will be open to all participating lenders soon after these dates, but they have not yet released when exactly that will happen.

  • This round of PPP loans will go towards job retention and certain other expenses through March 31, 2021, and will allow certain existing PPP borrowers to get a second loan.

  • The program is now extended to cover 501(c)(6) organizations, housing cooperatives, direct marketing organizations, and other previously not included organizations.

  • Some current PPP borrowers can request to modify their first PPP loan, but you should go through your funding source to determine if you are qualified to do so.

  • You may qualify for a second PPP loan if you:
  1. Have or will use the full amount borrowed for authorized uses
  2. Have no more than 300 employees
  3. Can demonstrate at least a 25% decrease in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020.

  • The SBA has also released an Interim Final Rule on the Paycheck Protection Program, which can be found HERE.

  • They have also released an Interim Final Rule on Second Draw PPP Loans, which can be found HERE.

  • A section by section breakdown of the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act can be found HERE. Additional breakdowns of the legislation can be found HERE and HERE.
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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
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) 338-9610
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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