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Monday, April 19, 2021
SBA Announces Official Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application and GuidelinesEconomic Relief Prioritized for Underserved Communities  WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman today announced key details on application requirements, eligibility, and a program guide for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF). The restaurant industry has been among the hardest-hit sectors during ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 19, 2021
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Friday, April 16, 2021
Camp Invention's Action-Packed, In-Person and At-Home Summer Program Coming to Liberty Central School DistrictAnd New Peace of Mind Promise Gives Parents Opportunity to Change Camp FormatLiberty, N.Y. – April 15, 2021 - Camp Invention®, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment program, is coming to Liberty Central School District the week of August 16 - August 20, 2021. At this local ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 16, 2021
Garnet Health to Host Free Webinar on Head and Neck Cancer Middletown, NY- As part of its Community Health Self-Care Series, Garnet Health, formerly the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, will host a free webinar on Head and Neck Cancer on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  About 550,000 cases of head and neck cancers will be diagnosed worldwide this year, according to the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 16, 2021
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY Catskill Art Society will present“Spectral Evidence” a sculptural installation by Brooklyn based artist Nancy Bowen at the Laundry King at 65 Main St, Livingston Manor, NY on Saturday, May 8. The exhibitions will be on view Saturday, May 8 – Saturday, June 19, 2021. Inspired by a true story of Colonial American judgement and repentance, Bowen creates a visual ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Friday, April 16, 2021
The Mobile Classroom, a converted school bus that brings wifi workstations to students throughout Sullivan County, will be parked at Liberty Commons 12-3 p.m.  Monday, April 19. The mobile classroom enables students to learn remotely while being socially distanced and brings online access to students with no broadband, poor connections or insufficient hotspots. School districts can reserve use ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Western Sullivan Public Library Announces April Home-School Program S.T.E.M. Packet - Plant Life. This month we'll focus on Plant Life with different types of growing activities and experiments. This classic package includes seeds, soil and a transparent case for your child to witness the different aspects of sprouting a seed. The packet will also include more experiments that can be done at home ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
         More Than A MealMulti-course outdoor dining experiences at Bethel WoodsThursdays: May 6, June 3 & July 1  PURCHASE HERE   $50 | Includes four courses and presentation      ABOUT THE PROGRAMJoin us for a unique dining experience in the open-air Market Sheds at Bethel Woods: the presentations are historic, the food is fresh, and we're so happy ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 09, 2021
View this email in your browserHOME  |   ABOUT  |   CONTACT  |   MEDIA  |   SERVICES  |   EVENTS  Dear Neighbor,     Every day, I hear from upstate folks about their lack of quality and reliable broadband access. I've spoken with students who are unable to reach the virtual classroom, small business owners struggling to connect with customers in the digital age, and seniors in search of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 09, 2021
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Encourages Participation in “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work” Day on May 21st Beach Lake, PA – Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River invites the public to help save lives by showing their support for water safety on “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work” Day on Friday, May 21, 2021.  Since 1980, there have been 69 drownings on the Upper Delaware River ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 09, 2021
Old Time Radio Series - New Podcast  @ WSPL  Sullivan County, NY:   The Western Sullivan Public Library and The Act Underground Theatre Company continue their old time Radio Series with the second episode of Our Miss Brooks, written by Al Lewis and Directed by Greg Triggs, with sound effects by Alan Kehoe, and starring Heidi Mollenhauer, Kyoshin Lohr, Matt Nolen, Susan Mendoza,  R. Scott ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 09, 2021
Fishing on the Delaware Rivera Virtual Program @ WSPLwith Fishing Guide and Casting Instructor, Evan Padua!   Sullivan County, NY:  Fishing is a great reason to get outdoors, spend time with family and friends and even stay fed. That doesn’t mean it’s always easy!  Join local Professional Angler, Evan Padua, via Zoom,  Thursday, April 29th at 6:30pm for a Virtual Fishing Program that will get you ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 09, 2021
WJFF RADIO CATSKILL WELCOMES NEW PROGRAM “BORSCHT BEAT” APRIL 4, 2021An hour of Jewish music with host Aaron BendichSundays at 1pm  (Jeffersonville, NY) WJFF Radio Catskill, public radio for The Catskills and Northeast Pennsylvania, will debut “Borscht Beat” with host Aaron Bendich on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 1pm.  This weekly hour of Jewish music will feature a unique mix of timeless, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, April 08, 2021
PRESS OFFICERelease Date: April 7, 2021Release Number: 21-28Contact: Press_Office@sba.gov www.sba.gov/newsFollow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram SBA to Open Shuttered Venue Operators Grantsfor Applications on April 8 at 12 p.m. EDTHelp is here with $16.2 billion for venues, theatres, and more  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will officially open the Shuttered ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Ag District Applications to Be Accepted and ReviewedMonticello, NY – Sullivan County will be conducting its annual 30-day window for accepting applications to include viable agricultural land into the County’s Agricultural Districts. At the same time, the County will also be conducting its eight-year review of Agricultural District 1.   Land that is included in a county agricultural district ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
TRAVEL ADVISORY  K-LINE BRIDGE ROAD IN TOWN OF MAMAKATING, SULLIVAN COUNTY, TO CLOSE FOR REHABILITATION PROJECT The New York State Department of Transportation advised motorists today that the bridge carrying the K-Line Bridge Road (County Road 166A) over State Route 17 in the Town of Mamakating, Sullivan County, will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, April 5, 2021, to accommodate a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
20 burned-out frontliners invited to Honor’s Haven for wellness retreatWellness center in Ellenville gives back to COVID healthcare workers by teaching mind-body techniques to restore, empower & relieve stress Ellenville, NY (March 26, 2021) — Honor’s Haven Retreat and Conference, a wellness center in Ellenville, NY, recently opened its doors to 20 frontline healthcare workers for a complimentary ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 05, 2021
Catholic Charities Presents Awards for 26th Annual Prevention Poster Contest in Recognition of Alcohol Awareness MonthMONTICELLO – Each April, in recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster announces the winners of the annual Prevention Poster Contest in a ceremony at the Sullivan County Government Center. However, last year, like just about ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Monday, April 05, 2021
Western Sullivan Public Library AnnouncesApril Children’s Programs Take & Make Craft Kits: Each week we will be putting out brand new kits for you to take home and enjoy. *April 4 - 10: Spring Sun Catcher*April 11 - 17: Scratch-Off Dino Ornaments*April 18 - 24: Garden Pot*April 25 - 30: Scratch-Off Door HangerAll of our kits are free for children under 10 and available for contactless pick-up at ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 05, 2021
Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills’ Welcomes Manager of Emergency Services Harris, NY –Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, formerly Catskill Regional Medical Center, is pleased to announce Scott Franza, RN to the position of Manager of Emergency Services. In this role, Mr. Franza collaborates with all Hospital departments to manage the clinical operations of the Emergency Department. ...read more
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
  Art Exhibit OpeningSullivan County Illustrated Please join us on Saturday, April 10th from 5:00pm-7:30pm for the opening of our next art exhibition, Sullivan County Illustrated. Browse the Galleries at the Union featuring 11 Artists in self-guided tours. For COVID safety, 10 guests will be admitted to the Galleries on 30 minute intervals. Enjoy wine and snacks inside Catskills Curated while you ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
The Forestburgh Playhouse is proud to present the 2021 Summer Education Series for kids and teens interested in musical theatre!  Do you have a budding performer in the house?  Then, the Forestburgh Playhouse Academy is where you want to be this summer! We are so excited to offer two amazing programs with arts education and performance opportunities for young artists. The Forestburgh Academy ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Sullivan County Community College Ranks #1 Community College AmongTop Colleges In New YorkHigher education resource guide releases the best public institution programs for 2021Loch Sheldrake, NY – Sullivan County Community College (SUNY Sullivan) has been awarded top ranking status for Best Colleges in New York by Intelligent.com. SUNY Sullivan was ranked #1 Community College and ranked #14 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 29, 2021
Western Sullivan Public Library AnnouncesApril Teen/Tween Programs Teen Hangout Teens, join us for our weekly zoom call.  During our time together anything can happen! We catch up on the past week, talk about interesting projects we've done or what we'd like to do in the future, and even get into a virtual game.   Teen Hangout is happening on Wednesday, April 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th from 4:00 - ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Monday, March 29, 2021
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Categories: Chamber
Thursday, March 25, 2021
A Single Bite Reaches One-Year Milestone and Continues to Feed Children and Families                  Youngsville, NY - A Single Bite is marking an important milestone.  Last March 24, the nonprofit, founded by Foster Supply Hospitality, responded to the immediate issue of food insecurity by preparing its first Family Meal. Since then, they’ve delivered food to hundreds of households across ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, March 25, 2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 4-0, together with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Region 9, is preparing a planning study for the Skinners Falls Bridge.   PennDOT is holding a Virtual Public Meeting for the Skinners Falls Bridge Planning Study on March 30, 2021 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM. Project ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Monday, March 22, 2021
Garnet Health Medical Center Enhances Inpatient Dialysis Services with Specially-trained StaffMiddletown, NY – Garnet Health Medical Center, formerly Orange Regional Medical Center, is pleased to announce that it has enhanced inpatient dialysis services with its own specially-trained staff.“Enhancing our dialysis program for hospitalized patients is an important step,” said Nurse Director of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 22, 2021
4 Reasons You Need to Get Involved with the Chamber Today Businesses join the chamber of commerce for several reasons. Years ago, it may have been expected; just something you did when you opened a business and wanted to be in good standing in the community. But these days it’s more likely a business joins because there is a direct advantage to them personally. Maybe they wanted a ribbon ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Weekly Business Article
Friday, March 19, 2021
Resorts World Catskills Helps Local Non-Profit Combat Food Insecurity Monticello, NY – To help combat staggering reports of food insecurity in Sullivan County, Resorts World Catskills is donating to non-profit A Single Bite to help support its Family Meals Program. A Single Bite feeds and educates its neighbors with natural, healthy food through its community Family Meals Program, as well as a ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, March 19, 2021
NEWS RELEASE PRESS OFFICE  Release Date: March 19, 2021           Contact: press_office@sba.govFollow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs& Instagram SBA Launches Portal to Begin AcceptingShuttered Venue Operators Grant Applications on April 8National informational webinar to review application process on March 30  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a splash page for the ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Garnet Health to Host Free Virtual Diabetes Prevention Program Middletown/Harris, NY- Beginning Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Garnet Health will offer a free, 12-month virtual Diabetes Prevention Program for qualified participants. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  This scientifically-proven and effective lifestyle-enhancement program can help prevent or delay Type 2 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
COVID Economic AidPaycheck Protection ProgramNew COVID Relief Program Report has been posted with top-line data as of 3/4/21 (this past Thursday).                                Covering top-line data from PPP, Forgiveness, EIDL and the completed 2020 EIDL AdvanceNew "Get help with your PPP loan page" (Spanish version), including info about PPP webinar seriesUpdated First Draw (SP), Second ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Weekly Business Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
Western New York Home Fire CampaignThe American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that don't have them, and by educating people about home fire safety.
Categories: Press Release
Monday, February 22, 2021
3 Marketing Mistakes to Avoid as We Move Toward Recovery   News stations are finally embracing the word that COVID numbers are going down and vaccine administrations are going up. That’s allowing people to see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. If you have weathered the storm so far, you know your business is not completely in the clear. There are always unexpected challenges like ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, Weekly Business Article
Thursday, February 11, 2021
6th Annual Hudson Valley Gives Online Giving Day Planned for May 19Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan hosts initiative to support hundreds of nonprofits MONTGOMERY, NY (February 11, 2021) – With nonprofits unable to host traditional revenue-gathering events like galas and walks due to social distancing, never before has online fundraising been more important. The Community Foundation is ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, February 08, 2021
National Park Service Implements Mask Requirement Across All Parks and Federal BuildingsBeach Lake – To protect the health of those who live, work and visit our national parks and facilities, and in support of the President’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, the National Park Service (NPS) implemented a mask requirement for employees, visitors, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
SBA Extends COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Deadline through Dec. 31, 2021 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that the deadline to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for the COVID-19 Pandemic disaster declaration is extended to Dec. 31, 2021.  The deadline extension comes as a result of the recent bipartisan COVID-19 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, December 21, 2020
Bring in Last-minute Shoppers with These 4 COVID Precautions As I write this, we are a few days away from Christmas. And while it may feel like the holiday season has already been decided with everyone from the post office to mail-order businesses saying there's no way they can meet Christmas deadlines, now is the time that local small businesses can shine. You have an advantage at this point ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, July 20, 2020
4 Marketing Tips for Businesses with No Marketing Budget   You likely have heard the phrase, “you need to spend money to make money.” I'm not here to argue that from either side but digital marketing has allowed businesses with very small budgets to make a big impression. While it hasn't exactly leveled the playing field, it certainly has helped businesses gain a larger audience with very little ...read more
Categories: Community, Weekly Business Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, July 13, 2020
Change These 3 Things in Your Business Now for a Stronger Recovery  With numbers of COVID infections increasing daily in many states, people are wondering when it will end and when we can begin to start feeling confident in an economic recovery.  No one knows for sure when recovery will begin.  In the meantime, there are a few things we know about how business and customers have changed. You ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Weekly Business Article
Monday, July 06, 2020
Addressing the COVID Customer’s Content Needs: yes, they’ve changed and you should too   If ever there was a reason to increase and alter your social media and blog posting, it’s COVID. At first, with so much of the workforce at home, there was a lot of traffic online. You may have been happy with the number of reactions and shares you were getting.   But let's face it, people were bored or ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, June 29, 2020
5 Ways to Communicate Difficult Business Messages    If there's one thing 2020 has shown us, it's how to bolster our communication skills. We've had cause for a lot of really difficult conversations with our customers. Nobody ever wants to give bad news but 2020 seems like the year we have to keep reiterating and sharpening our communication skills with difficult messages.  But if you feel like ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Weekly Business Article
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Childcare for Essential Workers in Sullivan County   Liberty:  By Executive Order, the public school districts of Sullivan County, New York have developed emergency child care plans for essential workers. Essential workers include first responders, healthcare workers, food manufacturers, supermarket workers, food preparation workers, commercial truck drivers, transit workers, carriers of critical ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Education
Monday, March 02, 2020
The Sullivan County Chamber is a Good Neighbor in our Communities   Often assumed a business support organization only, the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce is a good neighbor in all communities in Sullivan County and the region! The Chamber of Commerce does have one certain common denominator with our fellow Chambers, and that is to encourage and promote local business. While individuals who ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Weekly Business Article
Monday, January 20, 2020
Good BusinessAs the economic outlook in Sullivan County continues to be bright, more and more businesses are popping up in Sullivan County’s villages and towns.  This means existing businesses are working harder than ever to remain competitive.  One such way to remain viable in our county’s new business market is updating retail interiors.  Accessibility renovations have become de rigueur of the ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, December 09, 2019
Johnny the Bagger: a Customer Service StorySeveral years ago,  a motivational speaker at a convention shared the story of “Johnny the Bagger.” The presenter was hired by a large supermarket chain to lead a customer service program, and she shared that experience with us.In her presentation to the employees of this supermarket she said, “Every one of you can make a difference,” and she challenged ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, November 18, 2019
As we are moving into the holiday gift giving season and onto a brand-new yearn have you thought about giving yourself and your business a gift? Most of us will spend a few weeks looking for the perfect gifts for loved ones, employees, clients, pets, teachers, and a host of others. It’s time you shift that generosity to yourself and your business with these gifts you should be giving and ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Help Your Customers Fall in Love Even If Your Brand Isn't George Clooney Customers want to do business with companies they know, like, and trust. You've likely seen extremely dedicated fans of the Fortune 100 brands. They wait in ridiculously long lines for product roll-outs; they refuse to buy from a competitor; and they think every other brand in that category is inferior.  But how can you ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, November 04, 2019
Chamber Membership: Getting Out What You Put InThere’s a saying in chamber circles that a chamber membership is like a gym membership. You get out what you put in. You can’t join a gym, never go, and expect to have abs like Ryan Gosling. But is a chamber membership really like going to the gym? That depends on whether you like going to the gym or not.Getting Out What You Put in to ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, October 28, 2019
6 Popular Misconceptions About the Chamber That Could Be Limiting Your Business   Chamber membership is good for business because it influences the community's perception of you. However, many business owners don't know exactly what the chamber does and so they don't take advantage of the help and resources it offers. For a minimum investment, the chamber can help your business grow in ways ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, October 21, 2019
Experience Is the New Marketing Gimmick I've worked with many businesses in creating content for their website. When I do, one of the questions I ask is what makes them different from their competition. Almost always they answer their customer service and their willingness to stand behind their product or service. Perfect. Except…   Every business thinks they have these things. And even if they ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, October 07, 2019
How to Prepare Your Site for Holiday Traffic If you have a brick-and-mortar location, chances are you're doing some sort of decorating for the holidays. Even if you don't celebrate, it's likely your customers do so in order to spread the holiday cheer you get festive.   The same should be true of your website. While you don't need to decorate per se, you do need to prepare for holiday traffic. ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, September 23, 2019
31+ Social Media Posts to Improve Your Holiday Marketing The fall and early winter are a treasure trove of holidays.  It seems like we go from one to the next. That's why it's incredibly important to make sure you're using these momentous occasions in your marketing.     Have you ever noticed how retail goes straight from one holiday to the next? One of the reasons for that is because holidays ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, September 09, 2019
5 Ways Your Customers Win with You as a Chamber Member A chamber membership is an investment in your business. As an investment, you undoubtedly expect a return. While it’s easy to look at what you paid for membership and how many new customers were sent you way through the chamber and calculate your return that way, there’s more to it than just that. For instance, did you know that your ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
4 Ways a Chamber Membership Can Balance Out Seasonal Business If your business is seasonal, it probably feels a lot like feast or famine. You may love your seasonal crowds but hate the fear you won’t last long enough to see your next one. Seasonal businesses or businesses in towns with a seasonal draw struggle with year-round consistent revenue. While you might not ever achieve revenue equality ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, August 26, 2019
5 Ways the Chamber Can Help Make You a Better Networker Networking opportunities are everywhere. You no longer must leave your house to be able to network, but studies now show that online networking doesn’t hold the same power as in-person networking. Networking is critical to landing a job, learning about opportunities before they are broadcast, and getting more sales for your business. You ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, August 19, 2019
Do you track the number of sales you make along with the revenue? Of course you do. How do your numbers look? Are you increasing or remaining the same? Hopefully you’re not down this year but if you are, these may be some of the reasons why and what you can do to fix them: You Can’t Compete on PriceI’m making a broad generalization here, but as a small business you can’t compete on price with the ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, August 12, 2019
9 Tips For Improving Your Listing In Voice Search   Just when you thought your website was search engine optimized and then mobile search optimized we have another challenge--voice search optimization. Yes, that’s right. According to Bright Local’s Voice Search for Local Business Study, 58% of consumers used voice search to locate information about a local business. Nearly half of that number ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Thursday, August 08, 2019
In a recent survey by Daysmart Software, 54% of small business owners admitted to being worried about making enough money. Making money is a common concern because not only does it factor in bringing in enough clients or customers but also ensuring your products or services are priced right and negotiating any cash flow problems.   Small business owners have lots of stressors as they follow ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article

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