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The Manufacturing Council hosted a virtual meeting to discuss the future of COVID-19 related governmental financial assistance and lending opportunities for local businesses.
The federal government is supplementing the original Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and new United States Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) guidance is released on a continuous basis.
The Manufacturing Council hosted a virtual meeting for all local employers, especially in the manufacturing sector, who are concerned about facility safety standards and employee safety in an ever changing business and regulatory climate.
The Partnership hosted a webisode to review reopening guidelines and the safety business plan template.
NYS released industry specific guidelines for the reopening of businesses, which include a Business Safety Plan Template. Having a clear and available safety plan will be a critical part of the reopening process for businesses.
The economic impacts of COVID-19 are affecting Buffalo Niagara businesses and their workforce. Fortunately, there are state programs to help – The NYS Shared Work Program helps employers avoid some of the problems caused by a layoff.
The Partnership hosted a special Manufacturing Council meeting on safe operating practices in the wake of COVID-19.
Safe facility and operational management are critical focal points for both the remainder of the New York State on PAUSE order and the wider reopening of the regional economy to come.
The Partnership hosted a webisode to review updates to the Paycheck Protection Program and explain the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act.
Two federal loan programs are now open and available to employers to help stabilize businesses reeling from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Trump and Congress have passed a massive $2 trillion stimulus package in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that is devastating large segments of the United States economy.
The Partnership organized a webisode with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to breakdown the stimulus package and help employers better understand what’s included to help your business, your employees, and the Buffalo Niagara economy recover in the long run.
The federal and state governments have passed sweeping paid leave policies for workers impacted by COVID-19, aka the corona virus. In response, the Partnership organized a webisode for local employers on 3/25/20 to provide clarity around these new mandates and to help them prepare to take the necessary steps to protect themselves and their employees. Some questions that were answered included:
The Partnership organized a ZOOM call for our Manufacturing Council members with Phillips Lytle LLP on Friday, 3/20. Craig Bucki, discussed the legal implications of the New York State Executive Order on COVID-19 workforce reduction.