The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce presents a webinar entitled “The CARES and Response Acts and Disaster Lending from an Accountant and Lenders Perspective.” The webinar will be held Wednesday, April 8, from 8-9:30am and is complimentary to all nonprofits and businesses thanks to the sponsorship of Stenger, Roberts, Davis and Diamond - SRDD Law. You can register HERE.

  • Dutchess Tourism is launching #TakeoutTuesday tomorrow to help promote local restaurants. To see the list of restaurants who are offering either curbside or delivery, click HERE.

  • In Governor Cuomo's press conference today (Monday), the governor announced the NY PAUSE measures will remain in place until at least April 29, 2020. This applies to both businesses and schools remaining closed. The fine for failure to social distance will also increase from $500 to $1,000.

  • The SBA has launched a new website page that is available for lenders, borrowers, and even has a search function to find local lenders participating in the Paycheck Protection Program. The page can be found HERE.

  • Faith-based organizations are also allowed to participate in the PPP and EIDL. To see a FAQ guide specifically for faith-based organizations, click HERE.

  • The state is still in need of PPE, and is asking any business who is willing to sell PPE to the state email

  • The Department of Labor has released a temporary rule for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. "This exception for small businesses is only an exception from the obligation to provide paid leave to an employee who requests leave due to school or childcare closures." The rule can be found HERE.

  • Empire State Development has released a FAQ page on their site for businesses dealing with regulations and guidance regarding COVID-19. The FAQ page can be found HERE.

Hudson Valley SBA PPP Loan Program Providers (as of 4/3/20)