Small Business Provisions
Forgiveness For Small Business Loans for Keeping Employees: Through the SBA’s existing 7(a) loan program, the bill creates a “paycheck protection program” for small employers, self-employed individuals, and “gig economy” workers, with $350 billion to help prevent workers from losing their jobs and small businesses from going under due to economic losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The “Paycheck Protection Program” would provide 8 weeks of cash-flow assistance through 100% federally guaranteed loans to small employers who maintain their payroll during this emergency. If the employer maintains payroll, the portion of the loans used for covered payroll costs, interest on mortgage obligations, rent, and utilities would be forgiven.
Area Supermarket Hours/Delivery Options
BUSINESS ASSISTANCE through SBA: Guidance and loan resources ONLINE
CLEANING SERVICE for Commercial/Residential
GOACC Member SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean is locally owned and operated, so they are part of this community too. Their SERVPRO professionals are offering cleaning services including the removal of biohazard contaminants. Their team is prepared with specialized training and products to get your property back to business. The company also performs a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection where the customer states that there is no active known threat of COVID-19 contamination or exposure. Please contact Bill Uhl and his staff at 716-338-4901 or email.
COMMUNITY RESOURCE for listing of resources in Cattaraugus County. This is a Google Doc that includes information on internet access, online AA & NA meetings, talking to youth about COVID-19, mental health resources, and online educational resources including apps geared to students with an IEP among other things. This listing can be updated, feel free to send to the organizer online. LISTING
COMMUNITY RESOURCE: Olean Area - Supplies, Food and Store Updates: The purpose of this Facebook site is to provide the greater Olean area residents with a one-stop resource for updates regarding grocery shipments, restaurant delivery options, home services, transportation options, etc. during the ongoing health pandemic. SITE
DANCE -- LIVE STREAM CLASSES: GOACC Member Neighborhood School of Dance is closed but are running live stream classes people can join for $5 per week, free to their current members. You can also find their virtual online boutique which has bows socks and bracelets etc for sale ranging from $3-$8, which will be delivered to your door. Each purchase gets a free NSD branded hand sanitizer. SITE
DISASTER LOAN through SBA: Assistance with federal disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners, and renters SITE
EMPLOYEE LEAVE POLICIES New York State Site
EVENTS BROCHURE -- GOACC has delayed the printing of its Events Brochure for events May to November 2020. We are extending the deadline to send this information to our office as some area events may have postponed and rescheduled events due to the COVID-19 Virus. The new deadline is set for Tuesday, April 14th with a release of brochure still set for May 1st.
(YOUR) EVENTS in the near future -- GOACC members -- please let us know of your events that are open to the public that are being rescheduled. We will assist you in promotion of your new date and other information.
IRS/ Department of Treasury: 90 day deferral for tax payments, up to $1 million for individuals and $10 million for corporations, with no interest and no penalties. REMEMBER however -- the guidance from IRS/DOT states that the deadline to file tax returns has not been extended and remains April 15. COVID-19 IRS
JOB LOSS: This link from 211 is a very helpful resource.
MANUFACTURING MARKETING strategies for manufacturers during a pandemic: GOACC Member Protocol80 has put together a comprehensive guide to show you how the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t have to be a major setback for your manufacturing operation. Your company can still come out ahead and better for it. GUIDE
RESTAURANT LOCAL LISTING
Found on Village of Allegany Facebook – you may need to scroll to find :)
Found on City of Olean website
UNEMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: After the President’s emergency declaration, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced new guidance stating that workers temporarily quarantined or unable to work due to the coronavirus can be eligible for unemployment benefits. States now have more flexibility, and can pay benefits when workers are quarantined, or when they leave their jobs due to a risk of exposure or to care for a family member. DETAILS
HOW TO CLAIM: State DOL Unemployment Benefits Application
New York State Pennsylvania
How to WORK FROM HOME, EMPLOYEES: GOACC Member Databranch is available to do a free consult with any local business who might be looking for direction/advice as they transition to a temporary remote workforce as a way to help our community. Please contact Databranch at 716-373-4467 or email.
WORK FROM HOME: Empire State Development has now posted guidance intended to assist businesses in determining whether they are an essential business and steps to request such designation which can be viewed here.
Home Show Vendor Application * Vendor Letter * 2020 Floor Plan
2020 Corporate Sponsorship GOACC
2020 GOACC Events Bookmark
2019-2020 Networking Schedule
GOACC Events Sponsorship Program
ARRF/Taste • Macker/Clambake
Interim Guidance for Cleaning Public/Private Facilities
Interim Guidance for Cleaning Food Establishments/Food Retail
NY/PA Soccer Corporate Cup Sponsorships
About the Olean Area
The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce has a welcome relocation packet, a resource for new residents and visitors, that contains area demographics, real estate directory, listings of the local attractions, lodging, restaurants, schools, and more. Please let us know if you would like one mailed to you.
Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce
301 North Union Street
Olean, NY 14760
OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday 9 AM to 4:30 PM
716-372-4433 • 716-372-7912 fax