14 May

Suffolk County Business Industry Sector Operating and Reopening Best Practices

Document Purpose: The information contained within is a collection of local and national resources to assist various industry sectors and businesses(based on NAICScode)in safely operating and reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information is subject to change and based on best practices by industry professionals to protect public health. The information contained within this document does not change any orders or restrictions on which businesses are or are not allowed to operate at this time.

For information on essential/non-essential businesses, please visit:

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19 Apr

Announcing the SCWBEC 2020 Stimulus Award

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has placed SCWBEC members high at risk for economic devastation. As small business owners - yes, even the brilliant, creative and successful small business owners of SCWBEC, our businesses will likely be affected. SCWBEC’s mission statement states that “We Promote, Encourage and Support our members to succeed in business through networking and professional development opportunities.” The Board of Directors led a successful April monthly meeting online via Facebook, and we will continue to bring you information to help you for as long as these difficult times persist. To further assist you, we are thrilled to announce that we will offer... Read More
27 Mar

Key points about Disaster Relief due to Corona Virus

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Eligibility – The applicant must be physically located in a declared county and suffered working capital losses due to the declared disaster, not due to a downturn in the economy or other reasons. Examples of eligible industries include but are not limited to the following:hotels, recreational facilities, charter boats, manufacturers, sports vendors, owners of rental property, restaurants, retailers, souvenir shops, travel agencies, and wholesalers. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster... Read More
24 Mar

Corona Virus Resources for Small Businesses

Resources For Businesses: Loans & Grants Here are some Business Resources to get you through the Corona Virus Crisis. We'll be updating this page as we get new information, so please check back frequently. Small Business Relief Grant Info & FAQ LISC is one of the country's largest social enterprises supporting projects and programs to revitalize under-served communities and bring greater economic opportunity to residents. We invest in affordable housing, quality schools, safer streets, growing businesses and programs that connect people with financial opportunity. In response to the pandemic, we are delivering resources and expertise to support communities, businesses and... Read More
10 Feb

If you missed January’s meeting…

Dawn Pelletteri, founder and CEO of The First Step in Faith L.L.C., provided an inspirational talk about overcoming the obstacles, both professional and personal, that can blur your vision. And without the benefit of a clear vision, it’s difficult to move you and your business forward. Sadly, the elderly or sick will most often say that their biggest regret is not living a life that was true to who they are. What do you do with your time? Did you ever think about how you balance business time with your personal life? The “split” is your own – there’s no…

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