Updates from Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Virtual Breakfast Meeting

Wednesday April 29, 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 am

While in-person Chamber Breakfast Meetings are being postponed, the Ulster Chamber will be hosting a series of Virtual Breakfast Meetings, brought to you Live from theSeven21 Media Center in Kingston and Live on Facebook.

The Guest Speaker at our April 29thBreakfast Meeting will be Steve Bulger, Regional Director of the SBA. Steve will be bring local business leaders up to date on the latest news and information from the Small Business Administration and will be available to answer your questions.

The Ulster Chamber will also be recognizing several Chamber Members who have adapted their businesses in this new economy. You don't want to miss this informative online event.

Special thanks to our Breakfast Sponsor, the Ulster Literacy Association, celebrating their 40thAnniversary!

Spotlight on the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Didn't catch the Chamber’s half hour radio program, “Spotlight on the UCRCC” this past weekend? Dan Ahouse, President of Stockade Strategies. They talked about how he’s working with smaller businesses to help them apply for loans & grants.

COVID-19 Update

U.S. Chamber unveiled its Save Small Business Initiative to address the immediate needs of the small business community, mitigate closures and job losses, and mobilize support for long-term recovery in the wake of the economic destruction of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to a call to action for the larger business community and government to help small businesses, the four-part campaign includes supplemental financial assistance, advocacy, resources, webinars & guides, and research.

Funded by contributions from corporate and philanthropic partners, the U.S. Chamber Foundation will be providing $5,000 supplemental grants to small employers in economically vulnerable communities.

Applications for the Save Small Business Grant Fund will open Monday, April 20, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. ET. There are several eligibility requirements which can be found here.

SBA Programs - Scams and Fraud Alerts

Fraudsters have begun targeting small business owners during these economically difficult times. Be on the lookout for grant fraud, loan fraud, and phishing. Learn more.

Report any suspected fraud to OIG’s Hotline at 800-767-0385 or online.

Ulster County Hometown Healthcare Heroes

The Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce wants to thank and pay tribute to your favorite local healthcare worker. Starting Monday April 20th and continuing through Friday May 29th, we will select one Ulster County healthcare worker a day and designate that nurse, doctor or healthcare employee, an Ulster County Hometown Healthcare Hero!

To nominate YOUR favorite healthcare worker, simply email a photo of your nominee along with the following:


·Title (CNA, RN, Dr., etc.)

·Name of hospital healthcare facility, doctor’s office

·Include a brief description and tell us why this person is deserving of this recognition. Please keep to 100 words.

Send all information to: Allison@UlsterChamber.org. The Chamber of Commerce will post their name, photo and description on social media for all Ulster County and the world to see.

We invite everyone to join with the Ulster Chamber of Commerce to salute our Hometown Healthcare Heroes!

See Our Members of the Food Industry Offering Take-Out!

Every industry has been touched by the coronavirus crisis, but perhaps none more immediately than bars and restaurants. While some have made the difficult decision to close the doors for a period of time, others are modifying menus, instituting online/phone ordering along with providing new delivery options in addition to curbside pickup. Click on graphic to view a list of participating Chamber Member restaurants.

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