Niagara County and Western New York Begin Phase Two of Reopening Today!
Today Governor Cuomo announced that the Western New York region, which includes Niagara County, has met the health metrics needed to begin Phase Two. This will include businesses in the following industry sectors, Offices, Real Estate, In-Store Retail, Vehicles Sales/Leasing/Rentals, Retail Rental/Repair/Cleaning, Commercial Building Management, Barbershops and Hair Salons. Businesses will need to have established a safety plan, which includes guidelines and safety protocols designed to protect their employees and customers. These guidelines need to be printed and displayed onsite. Businesses will also have to self-certify their safely plan by filling out and submitting the NYS Business Affirmation Form. All of these documents are organized by reopening phase and industry sector and can be found here.

Wondering when your business can open?

New York State has designed a lookup tool to assist businesses that want to know where they fit in the reopening plan. Use the NY Forward Business Reopening Lookup Tool to learn more.
Webinars and Training Assistance
How to Maximize Your PPP Loan Forgiveness Webinar

Finally: The Small Business Administration and the Treasury released the PPP forgiveness application, an  11-page document   with details that answered, and stirred, questions for small businesses and the CPAs and lawyers advising them.

BNMA is pleased to bring you this Webinar presented by Cory Van Deusen V, CPA & Megan Morris, CPA of  Lumsden McCormick LLP. They will address what you need to do to Maximize Your PPP Loan Forgiveness.

Join us Wednesday, June 3rd at 1:00pm.
Stay engaged to Keep Up to Date on the Latest Developments

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 that are available. We will also share upcoming webinars and training that you can participate in to assist with your reopening. To learn more, be sure to visit our website and bookmark it. Once there, look for the COVID-19 tab.

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