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Friday, April 03, 2020
Community MattersA newsletter from the Sullivan CountyDivision of Planning & Community DevelopmentApril 3, 2020Sullivan Census Promotion Needs a Boost!Response is lagging; Worst in State   Sullivan County has the next lowest census self-response rate in New York State with the exception of Hamilton.   A lot of things may be paused right now, but the Sullivan County Complete ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic
Friday, April 03, 2020
AMID ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC, GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE ORDER ALLOWING STATE TO REDISTRIBUTE VENTILATORS & PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TO HOSPITALS WITH HIGHEST NEED   The Equipment Will Be Returned to the Hospital or the Hospital Will Be Reimbursed for the Equipment in the Future  Temporary Hospital Facility at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Will Be Used for Only COVID-19 ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
IMPORTANT UPDATES FROM THE SULLIVAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 4/1/2020- COVID-19  The Business Council of New York has created a one pager to help break down what is in ANT the Paycheck Protection Program. It can be found HERE.   The U.S. Treasury Department has published an information sheet on the Paycheck Protection Program for borrowers. It can be found ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Updates: Tuesday, March 31, 2020SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Program Details Published!Overview: The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
Monday, March 30, 2020
The River Reporter announces their  “What’s Open”  Online Local Directory Opportunity, which is an amazing deal. Free listings with basic info, but for $5 businesses can get an enhanced listing with their website links etc. online and on all of our social media. Info is also in print. It’s very cool and beyond inexpensive!!!!  Support local - Support The River Reporter and help your own business ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
Monday, March 30, 2020
Greater Hudson Valley Health System Medical Group Offers Telehealth Service  Middletown/Harris, NY – The Greater Hudson Valley Health System Medical Group comprised of Orange Regional Medical Group and Catskill Regional Medical Group is pleased to offer telehealth to their established patients. “We are pleased to bring the benefits of telehealth to our patients,” said Dr. Gerard Galarneau, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 30, 2020
New regulations, guidance and resources for small businesses in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic are developing rapidly. Stay tuned for updates. NEW RESOURCE PAGE: Resources to help businesses respond to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are being assembled on the Planning Division’s website, under our Technical Assistance and Funding Resources page. Click here for information on safety ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 30, 2020
15 Little Acts of Kindness to Implement During COVID-19   About a week ago the people in my county received a very different type of emergency communication. I'm in a popular hurricane area so those who signed up for emergency text messages are no stranger to them. However, even when we were evacuated due to Hurricane Irma we didn't receive anything like this.   The first line of the text ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, March 30, 2020
Important InformationSmall Business Owners Guide to the Care ActPPP Summary  
Categories: Economic
Thursday, March 26, 2020
NEW RESOURCES  Senator Gillibrand has released a COVID-19 Disaster Funding Guidebook for businesses and communities across New York State  Sullivan County - The Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Association, Economic Partnership, IDA and The County are working on an easy to fill out questionnaire that will serve as a tool to determine need and availability of help for your business .  As soon as the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
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
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
IMPORTANT UPDATES FROM THE SULLIVAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 3-25-2020The New York Small Business Development Council has created a website designed to help businesses navigate the Economic Injury Disaster Loan process. It can be found HERE.   Governor Cuomo has created a new website that will be used to update individuals and businesses on the new paid leave measures. The page is ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, March 23, 2020
Strategies to Help Your Business in the Wake of Social DistancingThe country recommended people stay in their homes; airlines are grounding flights, the state has implemented shutdowns on schools and entire industries.  Your customers are being told to only leave for necessities; your employees are working from home, and you’re looking around an expanse of open space in what used to be a bustling ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, March 23, 2020
Access Launches 24/7 Virtual Mental Health & Substance Use Urgent Care In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Access: Supports for Living Inc. has launched a Virtual Mental Health and Substance Use Urgent Care. Adults and children struggling with anxiety, depression, or any other mental health or substance use concern will have access to this new, virtual resource beginning Monday, March 23rd at ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Monday, March 23, 2020
Yellow Cab wants to remind everyone that they are available to take people back and forth for their groceries and the pharmacies, or provide delivery services for those that cannot leave or do not want to leave their homes – “We will remain open to meet the transportation needs of our customers as long as possible. Our staff are being provided with sanitizing wipes for their vehicles. We ask our ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Monday, March 16, 2020
How to Write an Effective Coronavirus (COVID-19) Message for Your Business   If you have had time to look in your email inbox recently, it's likely cluttered with messages from big brands telling you what they’re doing as we're facing the global pandemic of COVID-19. The point behind these communications is to quell fear and reassure people that it’s safe to patronize these businesses.   If ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, March 09, 2020
Are You a 2020 Business?   If you are a business owner, you likely have learned quite a bit over the past decade. No matter what your industry, the way we do business has changed drastically. From internet sales to global competition,  social media to chatbots, search engine optimization to word of mouth marketing, the learning curve in business has been steep.   But these tools are not what ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
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, January 06, 2020
6 Law Changes That May Affect Your Business in 2020   Ahhh 2020. A year in which the futuristic movies Blade Runner and Back to the Future are both now set in the past. If that doesn't blow your mind, you’re either under 25 or not one for movies. Not impressed? Then how about some of the big changes that are taking effect for small business this year? Many of these were signed into law a ...read more
Categories: Weekly Business Article
Monday, December 30, 2019
Western Sullivan Public Library Announces Children’s Story Hour in January Storytime: We'll read together, sing songs, learn age-old rhymes, participate in felt board type activities, craft and play with our friends! This program is intended for ages 3-5, but all are welcome. We’ll meet at 10:30 am on Tuesdays (January 7th & 14th) at the Tusten-Cochecton Branch of the Western Sullivan Public ...read more
Categories: Press Release
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
Friday, November 08, 2019
Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster is pleased to announce the launch of the 26th Annual Alcohol, Tobacco, Gambling & Drug Abuse Poster Contest.  This contest is open to all young people in Sullivan County, Grades 1 through 12. Originally established by The Recovery Center in 1994 and now hosted by Catholic Charities, the Contest provides an important educational opportunity to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
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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