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Making Sure No One Is Left Behind As Our Community Rebounds From COVID-19

As consumers emerge and spend within their communities, there are new opportunities to support minority-owned businesses. According to the New York Small Business Development Center, roughly 30 percent of small businesses in our state are minority-owned. When you consider that roughly half (48%) of small business revenues are recirculated back

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5.19.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: NYS Releases Updated Mask Guidance for Employers

As we told you earlier this week, beginning today, New York State adopted CDC public health guidance for fully vaccinated New Yorkers.  The new guidance gives employers the choice of adopting the new CDC guidance or maintaining mask/face covering and social distancing policies for both employees and customers.   Employers can choose between

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Schumer calls for border to reopen

(Niagara Gazette) — With a backdrop of one green-light lane and four red at the Rainbow Bridge, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Wednesday called for the reopening of the United States/Canada border as soon as possible. Buffalo Niagara Partnership President and CEO Dottie Gallagher was there to throw her organization’s full

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Schumer pushes for reopening of US-Canadian travel

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — One of the most powerful voices in Washington DC came to the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls on Wednesday to turn up the heat on efforts to loosen Covid restrictions that have halted non-essential travel across the United States-Canada border. “I stand here today because

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5.3.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: NYS Will Lift Capacity Restrictions

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today New York will be lifting capacity restrictions later this month. The restrictions have been in place – to some degree – since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic over a year ago.    Beginning May 19, capacity restrictions will be lifted in offices, restaurants, salons, retail stores,

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