The North Country is beginning its four-phase reopening process, and as we adjust to the new normal, it is important to work together and develop a plan with the help of guidelines from New York State, our local governments, chambers of commerce, IDAs, SBDCs and other organizations dedicated to supporting businesses.
Here are several resources and webinars, collected by and courtesy of Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA):
Webinars and Virtual Events
Thursday, May 21, 1 p.m.: Restaurant Training: COVID-19 Safety Resource Officer Training and How To Navigate the New Normal, hosted by the North Country Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, May 21, 1 p.m.:Path Forward: Navigating the Return to Work, weekly series hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Thursdays, 3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 22, 1 p.m.: National Small Business Town Hall, weekly webinar series presented by Inc. and the US Chamber of Commerce, Fridays at noon
Friday, May 22, 1 p.m.: Lodging Training: COVID-19 Safety Resource Officer Training and How To Navigate the New Normal, hosted by the North Country Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m.: Adirondack Regional Update, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST)
Wednesday, June 10, 2:00 p.m.: Building the Road to Recovery, CDFA-ARI Rural Finance Webinar Series, presented by Council of Development Finance Agencies and Alliance for Rural Impact, April 15, May 6, June 10, July 8, 2:00 p.m.
Small Business and Community Resources:
Federal Stimulus Updates:
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application for Borrowers, US Small Business Administration
FAQ for Lenders and Borrowers for PPP, U.S. SBA
Reopening Tools & Resources:
Business Basics Reopening Toolkit, provided by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce with the St. Lawrence County IDA and SUNY Canton SBDC
Back To Business Checklist and Resources, Saranac Lake Area Chamber
COVID-19 Safety Plans Required for All Businesses in “New York Forward”: Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development
New York Forward website
Reopening the North Country resources, North Country Chamber of Commerce
Virtual Job Fair, North Country Chamber of Commerce
Virtual Job Fair, SUNY Career Development Organization: June 17, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ANCA job opportunities page, openings with organizations around the region
Resources for nonprofits:
COVID-19 Resource Hub, Council on Foundations
COVID-19 and Arts Funding, Grantmakers in the Arts
COVID-19 Relief for Nonprofits, Stewart’s Shops
Nonprofits and Coronavirus, COVID-19, National Council of Nonprofits