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LIC Update: July 30, 2020
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COVID-19 Updates
*NEW* Prepare Your Business for Coastal Storms Webinar with NYC SBS - NYC Department of Small Business Services is hosting a webinar next Thursday, August 6th at 2pm to help guide you through the start of a business continuity plan in the case of an emergency. Click here for more information and to registe r .

Guidelines for Reopening Webinars - In partnership with NYC Department of Small Business Services, we will be hosting webinars on guidelines for reopening. In these webinars, we will go over requirements and best practices to reopen in New York City. Topics include: state requirements for reopening, recommendations and best practices for reopening, employee support, compliance and enforcement, and resources available to help your business. See below to register.

Reopening Checklist - Our COVID-19: Reopening Checklist is a tool for businesses to use as NYC continues reopening. This list is helpful for businesses open in Phase 1, 2 and 3 as well as businesses prepping for their reopening in a future phase. There are important forms to fill out prior to reopening and this checklist will help cover your bases. Click here to download the checklist.

Recovery Survey - We would like to remind you to please take COVID-19 Business Recovery Survey to help us get a further understanding of how your business or organization’s recovery efforts and the challenges you anticipate facing as we begin to reopen LIC. Click here to fill out the survey.
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Featured Updates
Offices Reopening Webinar: Recap
Yesterday we hosted a webinar with commercial real estate professionals Greg Smith of JRT Realty and Kenneth Salzman o f Lee & Associates . It was an informative webinar for employers and building owners, understanding the government protocols and current best practices is essential to ensuring a safe and healthy reopening.

If you missed it and want to learn more, click here to watch the webinar.

Additional helpful documents below:
Digital Time Capsule and 2020 Art Open Calls!
See below for two open calls!

Calling on the Queens Community for a Digital Time Capsule w ith the theme focusing on "i n 10 years, what do you think would be important to remember about 2020?"

There is also a call for Art Created in 2020 from All LIC Based Artists ! In connection with the Queens Memory Project,  LIC: Present  is the first in a series of exhibitions that explores memory and the archival process, in our new normal. 
Get Out the Count with Phone Bank Fridays & Take the 2020 Census!
Join the Queens Borough President's Complete Count Committee and NYC Census 2020 for our phone bank Fridays!

Using our predictive dialer tool, you will be able to call hundreds of New Yorkers in neighborhoods with the lowest self-response rates to date, and patch them through directly to the U.S. Census Bureau so they can fill out the census over the phone.

American Express Extends Their Shop Small Promotion!
American Express has extended their offer enrollment period to 8/23/20. For this promotion, American Express Card Members can get $5 back in the form of a statement credit after they spend $10 or more at eligible small businesses – in stores and online – up to 10x* after they enroll.

Make sure your card is enrolled if you're a shopper and register your small business if applicable! Click here for more information.
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