Tuesday October 6th, 2020
MOTIVATING - EMPOWERING - EDUCATIONAL
As the pandemic continues to impact our lives, we are fully aware of the need for some familiarity and the comfort found in a common ground.

The North Country Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce our speakers and topics for this year’s Celebration of Women in Business, a virtual two day conference.

As we charter through these stressful times juggling our careers & families and taking on new responsibilities we are all trying to also manage our own physical and mental health. That is why each presentation has been respectfully put together with YOU in mind!

Registration Fees
$50 Member (& partner) | $75 Non-Member: Individual Fee - Registration to all sessions
$300 Member (& partner) | $550 Non-Member: Group Fee - Register up to 10 employees
INPUT NEEDED: Small Business Survey
The North Country Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Federal Reserve to help gather input for the 2020 Small Business Credit Survey.
The 2020 Small Business Credit Survey amplifies the voices of small businesses and provides timely economic data to policymakers who are weighing decisions that affect countless small businesses nationwide.

The survey asks questions about business conditions, financing needs, and the effect of the pandemic on your business. It only takes ten minutes to complete and all responses are confidential.

Make your voice heard by clicking the button below to complete the survey. The survey closes October 31, 2020.

Questions? Contact NYFedSmallBusiness@ny.frb.org.
Small Business Webinars - Sponsored by the US Chamber
Join the US Chamber of Commerce October 13-15, 2020 for The Big Week for Small Business, three days of audience-driven discussions, powerful advice, unique networking moments, engaging breakout sessions, and practical strategies from business owners like you. Share your successes and challenges with your peers and gain the skills and perspective you need to come out on the other side stronger than ever.
Cuomo Extends Vehicle Registration, Inspection Expiration Date
Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a new executive order extending the expiration date of vehicle registrations and vehicle inspections to November 3. 
This original executive order, issued on March 27, temporarily suspended the state’s annual vehicle inspection requirement. 
This was done in order to encourage New Yorkers to stay home during the height of the pandemic. 
The order was sent to expire on October 4. 
Quebec Reports 1,079 New COVID-19 Cases on Sunday
Quebec reported 1,079 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the third day in a row the province’s daily COVID-19 tally surpassed 1,000 cases.

The province also moved three more towns to the highest pandemic alert level.
In a statement Sunday afternoon, the Quebec government said the towns of Maria, Carleton-sur-Mer and Nouvelle, in the Gaspé region, will move to the red COVID-19 alert level as of 11:59 p.m. Monday.

“Over the past few days, we’ve noted a worrying increase in confirmed cases in certain sectors of Gaspesie,” Health Minister Christian Dubé said. “We absolutely need to slow transmission.”

The red-zone status means that gatherings in private homes are prohibited, as are group activities organized in public places. Non-essential trips to a yellow, green or orange region and outside of Quebec are not recommended.

At 937, the province’s seven-day rolling average for new cases is now the highest it’s been since May 9.
Pandemic Halloween: Here’s the CDC’s October Safety Guidance
A bipartisan group of lawmakers requested the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide safety guidance on Halloween activities during the coronavirus pandemic. The CDC’s website now has a page detailing guidelines for various upcoming holidays, including Halloween.
BLOG: Expanding Our Understanding: Do Masks Work?
You've heard about wearing a mask to protect others from COVID-19. But, CVPH's infectious disease expert Wouter Rietsema, MD will expand your understanding about how masks protect you, the wearer, in their latest blog.
QUICK LINKS:
  • Forward NY: Official State Website for opening procedures and guidelines.


  • Looking for Supplies: If your business is looking for hard to find protective products, we have created a list of businesses offering hand sanitizer, gloves, wipes, masks and other items.

  • SCORE: Visit Scores Coronavirus page for webinars and useful articles for small businesses.
To help the North Country reopen safely and meet the state and local mandates, The North Country Chamber of Commerce has created a comprehensive list of resources to navigate state and local requirements. Check out the home page for details. There is also a series of webinars available for businesses to help educate and provide answers to common questions.
Have Questions? We're here to help!

North Country Chamber of Commerce
518.563.1000