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Updates, Resource Links, How to Support Our Small Businesses and More.

On behalf of The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, we are reaching out today to assure you that we are here for our businesses as we are monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely and are working to ensure we meet the needs of our businesses as well as connect you to resources. We realize this health situation has already been disruptive to many businesses across the globe and are here to offer  support to all our local businesses and community.

We know there is a lot of information out there; for the most current information on COVID-19, including government health guidelines, visit:

Help New York #FlattenTheCurve! Slowing down #Coronavirus is necessary to protect your health & reduce the strain on our healthcare system.
Here’s what to do:

  • Stay home as much as possible
  • Keep 6 feet of distance from others in public
  • Minimize in-person social contact

Read the full letter HERE

COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCES

Otsego Now establishes a State Disaster Emergency Grant Program for Otsego County, with financial assistance from the Community Foundation of ...
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A friendly reminder! See the press release detailing Otsego Now's State Disaster Emergency Grant Program for Otsego County businesses, outside ...
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The Mohawk Valley entered Phase 4 on Friday, June 26th. Business Owners must read the detailed guidelines HERE and provide ...
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This informative webinar is now available here for you to watch anytime! Whether you think you are ready to reopen ...
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NYS Business Updateshttps://www.governor.ny.gov/news/amid-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic-governor-cuomo-outlines-additional-guidelines-phased-plan-re Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo outlined additional guidelines for the phased plan to ...
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Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today outlined additional guidelines for the phased plan to re-open New York ...
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Cooperstown, NY, April 20, 2020: Today, the Otsego County Economic Impact Task Force provided an update on initiatives to support ...
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To extend a helping hand to small businesses suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Chamber of ...
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This is a great resource during difficult times from Comptroller DiNapoli Message from Comptroller DiNapoli “The COVID-19 pandemic has created ...
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This morning Empire State Development updated their guidance on Essential Services. Changes that are of interest to tourism are outlined ...
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US Chamber Small Business Emergency Loans Guide – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this cheat sheet to help ...
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The following are available at the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce: Website:https://www.wearecooperstown.com/ COVID-19 Resource Page:https://www.wearecooperstown.com/covid-19-resources/ Online Directory:https://www.wearecooperstown.com/business-directory/#!directory/map ...
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ALL SBA RESOURCESAdditional CARES Act ResourcesFor information on paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave benefits, reference the ...
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ANY BUSINESS that has an on-line connection to customers is listed and linked FREE. All that’s needed is to visit ...
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Please take a few minutes to fill out this Otsego County Economic Business Impact Survey to help us better understand ...
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CARES Act Updates for the Travel Industry: Monday, March 30 @ 3:00 PM, presented by U.S. TravelCOVID-19 and the Hospitality Industry: ...
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There are lots of questions, competing information, and more. Our goal will be to help answer questions that you and ...
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The SBA streamlined the Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance application. Click link here https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19#section-header-3. You will see a yellow banner ...
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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, CARES Act for Small Businesses The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the ...
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Click here to view Resource Guide for New York (State Funding Sources begin on Page 30) Click here to view ...
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Congress has approved $350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses to help them keep workers employed. In fact, if ...
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https://www.cdoworkforce.org/for-businesses/resources-for-business ...
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Dear SBDC Clients, Resource Partners, and Friends,We hope this email finds you well and adapting to this unprecedented time. We ...
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From Empire State Development: Please review our Frequently Asked Questions here. ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES OR ENTITIES, including any for profit or ...
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EARN Newsletter - Special COVID-19 Issue Below is an image capture of the newsletter, so links may not be clickable ...
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Dear partners: Yesterday the IRS posted Filing and Payment Deadline Questions and Answers The Q&As address the federal filing and ...
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A deal was reached early this morning on the third and largest COVID-19 aid bill, a stimulus package designed to ...
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A message from Michelle Catan, Advanced Certified Senior Business Advisor NYS Small Business Development Center New York State has been ...
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One Group Insurance is offering a free virtual webinar to hear real-time updates on the Coronavirus crisis and how it might ...
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Today, we received a request from Otsego Now, CEO Jody Zakrevsky to share information from the Appalachian Regional Commission...On behalf ...
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To help keep up with the quickly changing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, below are some important resources related to ...
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I am your local SERVPRO Large Loss Team Representative and wanted to reach out to you today as one of ...
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Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection for COVID-19 For Retail Stores March 16, 2020 To help prevent spread of COVID-19, procedures ...
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Dear EDGE partners, stakeholders, and friends, We hope you are staying safe and healthy. EDGE is closely monitoring the coronavirus ...
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COVID-19 GENERAL UPDATES

Member Survey on COVID-19 Economic Impact The Otsego County Chamber is continuing our work with the City, County, State and ...
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The City of Oneonta has 4 new videos to promote the area as the state begins to come out of ...
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A virtual town hall meeting will take place tonight with eight Congressional members from across Upstate New York. The event ...
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The Governor has issued Executive Order 202.20 which relates to marriage licenses and remote marriage services during the current state ...
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Governor Cuomo Press Briefing In response to multiple tweets from the President during the briefing attacking Governor Cuomo for his ...
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The Governor has issued Executive Order 202.18, which can be found here. Through May 16, 2020, the Executive Order makes ...
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What’s New Today Governor Cuomo Press Briefing NY PAUSE social distancing protocols will be extended in coordination with other states ...
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Reports of scammers are on the rise with respect to the PPP and EIDL programs. If you hear about anything ...
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Governor Cuomo Press Briefing The Governor announced that he will issue an Executive Order today requiring all people in public ...
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Governor Cuomo Press Briefing The curve continues to flatten and is slightly down for the first time. The net change ...
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Governor Cuomo Press Briefing The curve continues to flatten and plateau. Total hospitalizations are increasing slightly, but have remained relatively ...
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Governor Cuomo Press Briefing New York is flattening the curve. The NY PAUSE protocols are working and must continue because ...
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The Governor has issued Executive Order 202.15, which can be found here. Through May 9, 2020, the Executive Order makes ...
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What’s New Today Governor Cuomo Press Briefing New York is currently seeing fewer hospitalizations than any of the models projected ...
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Governor Cuomo Press Briefing NY PAUSE and social distancing protocols are working and the curve has flattened. The total number ...
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The Governor has issued Executive Order 202.14, which can be found here. The Executive Order: Extends all previous executive orders ...
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What’s New Today Governor Cuomo Press Briefing The Governor announced this morning that there are now 138,836 confirmed COVID-19 positive ...
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Governor Cuomo Press Briefing The Governor announced this morning that there are now 130,689 confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in New ...
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Governor Cuomo Press Briefing The Governor announced this morning that there are now 102,863 confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in New ...
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What’s New Today Governor Cuomo Press Briefing The Governor announced this afternoon that there are now 92,381 confirmed COVID-19 positive ...
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In case you need to connect with any of these utilities for support: NYSEG https://www.nyseg.com/wps/portal/nyseg/home/!ut/p/z1/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8zijQ19XT1MnA38_H38jQwCDbzcLS1Dg4xdvUz1wwkpiAJKG-AAjgZA_VFgJThMcAw2hSrAY0ZBboRBpqOiIgB34GEx/ Spectrum https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/coronavirus-covid-19-information-spectrum-customers/?cid=dotnetr-dscx-alt-covid-19-0320 National Grid https://www.nationalgridus.com/Upstate-NY-Home/covid-19 ...
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Governor Cuomo Press Briefing The Governor announced this afternoon that there are now 75,795 confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in New ...
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Governor Cuomo Press Briefing The Governor announced this afternoon that there are now 66,497 confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in New ...
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The Governor has released Executive Order 202.13. Please find the Executive Order here. The provisions of the Executive Order are ...
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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic presents many serious economic challenges for the country and our NY-19 community. Congress and the Administration ...
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Governor Cuomo Press Conference Updates New York State has 52,318 total positive cases of coronavirus and 7,681 new positive cases ...
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New York State has 44,635 total positive cases of coronavirus and 7,377 new positive cases. New York City has 25,398 ...
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What’s New Today New York State has 37,281 total positive cases of coronavirus and 6,448 new positive cases. New York ...
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During a time of turmoil, New Yorkers and Americans band together. Unfortunately, there are still those who look to prey ...
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From Congressman Antonio Delgado - NY-19 The Coronavirus continues to pose new challenges to our way of life. Every single ...
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What’s New Today New York State has 30,811 total positive cases of coronavirus and 5,146 new positive cases. New York ...
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Visit the website to find out how you can help support our business community! supportotsego.com ...
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Click on the images below to view the pdf documents. March 24, 2020 Updates Resource Guide ...
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Budget negotiations continue to take place at the Capitol with discussions taking place on several key issues. It remains unclear ...
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Thank you to Cassandra Harrington at Destination Marketing Corporation of Otsego County for these daily updates! New York State has ...
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New York State has 20,875 total positive cases of coronavirus and 5,707 new positive cases. New York City has 12,305 ...
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Empire State Development has published a FAQ for determining whether a business is subject to a workforce reduction as a non-essential business ...
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(March 21) New York has 10,356 coronavirus cases statewide. NYC has 6,211 positive cases total, 1,803 new cases since midnight ...
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SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza has approved a statewide disaster declaration for NY. Eligible small businesses may now apply for SBA ...
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Empire State Development has issued guidance for determining whether a business enterprise is subject to the 75% workforce reductions under ...
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Executive Order 202.5Any village election set to be held March 18, 2020 shall be postponed and any elected official holding ...
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We continue to receive new information by the hour and constant closures throughout the community that are impacting our service ...
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On behalf of The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, we are reaching out today to assure you ...
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Dear Members, The following message is from Governor Cuomo:For Immediate Release: 3/16/2020GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMOAMID LACK OF FEDERAL DIRECTION, GOVERNOR CUOMO, ...
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Join us on Thursday, March 19, 2020 Time: 12:00 pm Please RSVP by March 17, 2020 to: Joanne Cwynar at ...
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