Category: Business

Cuomo unveils $100M small business loan program for those impacted by COVID-19 shutdown

Cuomo unveils $100M small business loan program for those impacted by COVID-19 shutdown

The state might have budget problems, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t going to do what it can to try and help small businesses that were hit hard by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced over the weekend the launch of ... MORE
How Online Gambling Legalization Could Benefit NY’s Economy

How online gambling legalization could benefit NY’s economy

More often than not, people tend to tie the very idea of the USA with that of freedom. After all, countless songs, movies and works of art have enshrined this concept into the minds of both Americans and other citizens of the ... MORE
Business, News
How Can Microsoft 70-741 Exam Help You Advance in Your Career in IT? Use Exam Dumps to Secure a Good Passing Score

How Can Microsoft 70-741 Exam Help You Advance in Your Career in IT? Use Exam Dumps to Secure a Good Passing Score

Microsoft certifications help many IT professionals upgrade their careers and consolidate their position in any international company in the world. Every applicant can find suitable exams that are personalized according to the candidates’ profiles, helping both newbies and experts develop their skills ... MORE
Business
Next phase of reopening? Nobody knows yet, but FLX & CNY are preparing

Next phase of reopening? Nobody knows yet, but FLX & CNY are preparing

It’s been a lot of mixed messages over the last several days, as business owners and residents wonder about the start of ‘Phase 2’ reopening in the Finger Lakes and Central New York. Bob Duffy, who is leading the regional effort in ... MORE
Campgrounds, RV parks can reopen, according to Gov. Cuomo

Campgrounds, RV parks can reopen, according to Gov. Cuomo

Memorial Day will be the beginning of the official 2020 camping season, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. He set campgrounds and RV parks around the state to open on Monday, something many had been waiting weeks to occur. Cuomo made the announcement ... MORE
Is 2020 the Year for New York’s Online Poker Bill?

Is 2020 the Year for New York’s Online Poker Bill?

It’s been a long seven years trying to get online poker in New York legalized, but 2020 could finally be the year it happens after a relevant bill from Sen. Joseph Addabbo appeared back on file for this year. Lawmakers in the ... MORE
Business
Cuomo: Region’s can accelerate reopening process if numbers support it

Cuomo: Region’s can accelerate reopening process if numbers support it

On Saturday Governor Andrew Cuomo said there weren’t any specific rules to reopening that would prevent individual region’s from opening faster, or accelerating the opening process – if they continued meeting benchmarks. “We are watching the numbers. We said two weeks between ... MORE
Business, Coronavirus, News
Despite record high unemployment, dealerships see increase in car sales

Despite record high unemployment, dealerships see increase in car sales

Auto sales are on the rise – despite record high unemployment and the Coronavirus Pandemic. Brad McAreave, who leads the Rochester Auto Dealers Association says sales are picking up for the first time in weeks. “We have all this pent up demand ... MORE
Denny’s closes locations in Geneva, Canandaigua

Denny’s closes locations in Auburn, Canandaigua, and Geneva

Several Denny’s locations have shut down across the region. According to state filings 187 employees will be impacted by the move. Locations in Auburn, Canandaigua, Geneva, Greece, Henrietta, and Geneseo have been shut down. Reporting out of the Syracuse-area points to the ... MORE
Cargill agrees to pay $318K, curb salt dust and runoff into Cayuga Lake as part of bid to settle lawsuit

Cargill agrees to pay $318K, curb salt dust and runoff into Cayuga Lake as part of bid to settle lawsuit

– By Peter Mantius In a proposed settlement of a federal lawsuit, Cargill Inc. has agreed to pay more than $300,000 and take steps to minimize salt dust and salt runoff into streams near its salt mine under Cayuga Lake. The company’s ... MORE
NYS delays sales tax payments to June 22nd

NYS delays sales tax payments to June 22nd

The sales tax remittance grace period has been extended again. This time to June 22nd. It’s a big move that was announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo. New York’s businesses have been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. “Small, independent businesses deserve the exact ... MORE
New York’s unemployment rate hit 14.5% in April

New York’s unemployment rate hit 14.5% in April

April was bad for the economy. The extent of the damage done by the Coronavirus Pandemic was noted on Thursday, as the state’s unemployment rate hit 14.5 percent. The Department of Labor released that information, outlining the stunning fallout from the pandemic ... MORE
Restaurant industry asks for outdoor seating in next phase of reopening in NYS

Restaurant industry asks for outdoor seating in next phase of reopening in NYS

Restaurant owners across the state are asking Governor Andrew Cuomo to allow outdoor dining, as part of the next phase of reopening. At the moment, Cuomo hasn’t indicated whether this could be a possibility. “We found that consumer confidence is stronger to ... MORE
YMCA locations, private gyms all preparing for increased safety measures when allowed to reopen

YMCA locations, private gyms all preparing for increased safety measures when allowed to reopen

Local YMCA’s and private gyms are working out the way they could reopen – sooner than later – in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo said they would need a plan. While they are working to come up with those plans – many ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: What will the post-pandemic economy look like in Upstate New York? (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: What will the post-pandemic economy look like in Upstate New York? (podcast)

– By Josh Durso The Paycheck Protection Program was launched as part of the federal CARES Act, intended to keep people employed as the nation dealt with a devastating pandemic. The Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on companies of all sizes – but ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Cayuga Nation, officials in Cayuga County explore possibility of larger casino, hotel

DAILY DEBRIEF: Cayuga Nation, officials in Cayuga County explore possibility of large casino, hotel in Union Springs

– By Gabriel Pietrorazio For Seneca County, dealing with the Cayuga Nation has been simply burdensome, but in the neighboring Cayuga County, their collective future looks promising with a new pact, and a fresh start between the Nation and County. On Thursday, ... MORE
Turning Stone, Yellow Brick Road casinos slated to reopen on June 10th

Turning Stone, Yellow Brick Road casinos slated to reopen on June 10th

The Oneida Indian Nation, who operates three casinos in the region – including the Yellow Brick Road and Turning Stone – say they will reopen next month. It is slated to start on June 10th. This comes as there is no clear ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Keeping the lights on during a pandemic (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Keeping the lights on during a pandemic (podcast)

– By Josh Durso Keeping the lights on is tricky business, especially during a pandemic. To get the inside look at the the work, and plans that had been in place to keep NYSEG and RG&E running during the Coronavirus Pandemic, we ... MORE