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LIC Update: July 6, 2020
#SupportLICLocal As Phase 3 Industries Reopen!
Businesses: Make sure we have any updated hours or if you have started offering outdoor dining listed! If you have any updates to your business listing, please reach out to us directly by clicking here .
COVID-19 New Updates
*NEW* NYC Begins Phase 3 of Reopening - Today NYC entered phase 3 of reopening, without indoor dining. Industries that are now able to reopen, while following the guidelines, include:
  • Personal care services such as nail salons, massage parlors, spa services, tattoo and piercing parlors, and tanning salons
  • “Low-risk” outdoor recreation such as basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, handball, etc.
  • Dog runs

*NEW* PPP Application Deadline Extended to August 8 th – The President signed legislation that extends the PPP application deadline to August 8 th. To help businesses who are interested in applying for the PPP funds, the SBA is hosting several informational webinars at the following times, click to register:

*NEW* Open Streets: Restaurants Webinar with NYC DOT - This Thursday we are hosting a webinar with NYC DOT, co-hosted by the Steinway Astoria Partnership and the Sunnyside Shines BID, to answer your questions. Here is a link to the program guidelines. Please see below for more information and to register.

Reopening Checklist - This week we launched our new COVID-19: Reopening Checklist as a tool for businesses to use as NYC moves towards reopening. This list is helpful for businesses opening today as a start of Phase 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
Comptroller M/WBE University Webinar Series: Resiliency and Recovery Post-COVID.
The Comptroller’s Office will provide presentations via Zoom exploring topics from COVID recovery resources and best practices with Minority Depository Institutions to doing business with our office.

The next workshop is on Tuesday, July 7th at 11am .

Cornell Tech Product Studio Info Session
Every fall in Cornell Tech’s Product Studio, leading startups, companies, and organizations pose product challenges to Cornell Tech students.

LIC companies and organizations are invited to participate in Cornell Tech's Product Studio and submit a "How Might We" ( HMW ) challenge that represents an unresolved problem or opportunity in your domain or industry. 

American Express x Shop Small Promotion
American Express ® Card Members can get this special offer when they Shop Small ® – in-store and online – up to 10x.

American Express Card Holders: Click here to enroll.

Small Business Owners: Let your customers know about this offer so they can continue to support local even more than before!
Special Offer from LICP Member HSBC Bank
LICP Membe r HSBC Bank USA NA has opened a brand new branch at 24 -15 Queens Plaza North.

The branch brings the world-wide connectivity and capabilities to the LIC communities as the leading international bank in USA. The bank is fully committed to support the financial needs and aspiration of the local residents and businesses. T

To mark this launch, the branch offers exclusive welcome offer to the LIC new to bank clients. Click here to access the offers .

Please reach out to Branch Manager – Kazi Ahmed with any questions.
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