May 18, 2020 at 4:27 PM
Phase 1 - Re-Opening Information

Phase One: Construction

Building Equipment Contractors
Building Finishing Contractors
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
Highway, Street and Bridge Construction
Land Subdivision 
Nonresidential Building Construction
Residential Building Construction
Utility System Construction

Phase One: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting

Greenhouse, Nursery, and Floriculture Production
Other Animal Production
Other Crop...

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May 18, 2020 at 3:50 PM
2020 Northwest Jazz Festival Cancelled

The 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival has been cancelled - will resume in 2021

 Lewiston, NY - The Northwest Jazz Festival of Historic Lewiston, NY announced today that this year’s Festival has been cancelled.  The Board of Director Chairman George Osborne stated “It is with much regret...

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May 15, 2020 at 4:12 PM
Phase 1 - Preparing to Re-Open

We have received important links from NYS regarding Re-Opening information.  At this time we only have details on PHASE 1.  Please see below:

While the WNY region has not yet been cleared for re-opening, our businesses should begin to consult the resources on and use them to...

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May 14, 2020 at 7:06 AM
Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast 5/13/20

Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for May 13, 2020 from Destination Niagara USA

On May 6, Morgan Fonzi of Gasport reeled in a big white bass from the lower Niagara River that weighed 3 pounds, 8 ounces while fishing with his dad, Capt. Joe Fonzi of...

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May 11, 2020 at 3:49 PM
When can Niagara County Open?

When can Niagara County OPEN?

NYS has a Regional Monitoring Dashboard with metrics to determine opening (in Phases).  Click HERE. 

Description of Metrics:

These metrics have been established based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Department of State, and other public...

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May 5, 2020 at 7:21 AM
EIDL Now Open to Agricultural Businesses ONLY

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Now Open to Agricultural Businesses Only

The SBA is now accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications on a limited basis only, in order to provide unprecedented relief to U.S. agricultural businesses.
The application is available at: 


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April 29, 2020 at 9:42 AM
Resilience in a Box

Resilience in a Box is based on best practices and designed to educate business leaders on disaster preparedness and business resilience. Amid #COVID19 this information is especially pertinent.

The US Chamber has put together these resources to guide companies toward addressing preparedness issues while building in...

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April 27, 2020 at 4:28 PM
Artpark - Call for Artists!

Artpark is looking for Artists to submit a proposal for an exciting collaboration project with the Artpark Bridges program involving a large scale mural on the big parking lot at the 4th street entrance. Check out the details in the link below!

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April 17, 2020 at 3:50 PM
SBA cautions business on increase of lending SCAMS

SBA cautions business on increase of lending SCAMS Reports of scammers are on the rise with respect to the PPP and EIDL programs. You are encouraged to report fraud directly via the information below. A couple of things that we’ve seen directly: Emails impersonating SBA to a borrower...

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April 14, 2020 at 8:21 AM
Face Masks for Essential Workers

Governor issued as part of Executive Order 202.16 this:

For all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at...

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