We are currently filling up our time slots for our bi-weekly radio show, Chamber Chat, on WVOX 1460 AM.
Chat up your business to the City of New Rochelle! Call our office today to reserve your day on our 30 minute talk show. It is every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, starting at 11:30AM.
URGENT INFORMATION RELEASE
County Executive Rob Astorino has released notification that the President has declared Westchester a disaster area due to Hurricane Sandy making this region eligible for federal disaster aid. You can register online or by phone.
Those businesses within Westchester County should register online with FEMA at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1 800-621–FEMA (3362), as quickly as possible. President Obama has directed the Small Business Administration to expedite relief assistance. Financial assistance includes:
1. Loans up to $2 million to repair disaster damage or destroyed real estate, machinery, equipment, inventory and other real estate assets. Financial assistance in combination with property loss, cannot exceed $2 million;
2. Small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and many not-for-profit organizations are eligible for the Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster (SBA) Loans which provide working capital assistance;
3. Interest rates for not-for-profit organizations are three (3%) percent and four (4%) percent for businesses, both with terms up to 30 years;
4. Applicants may apply online using the electronic loan application via the Small Business Administration website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov.ela.
5. The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is
December 31, 2012; the deadline to return economic injury applications is July 31, 2013.
The Chamber of Commerce remains committed to working with businesses and the not-for-profit community in this recovery process. Additionally there are numerous banks and lenders that are working with the SBA and SBDC to get loans to you as quickly as possible to ensure that your business gets up and running post haste. Please contact the Chamber at (914) 632-5700 for additional information. We will keep you posted as new information is received from both the government and member lending institutions.
President Obama has declared Westchester County a disaster area which means individuals and businesses are able to register for federal aid.
More information on how to obtain help to follow. Stay tuned.
Here are some dates for you to take note of:
- September 18 @ 3pm: We gather to show support to one of our newest members, Planet Wings, at their ribbon cutting ceremony. Join us, along with Mayor Noam Bramson, as we help welcome this new eatery located at 134 North Ave.
- New Rochelle Arts Fest is this weekend! September 22 & 23. Follow this link for a complete listing of venues and performances: www.newrochellearts.org
- Chamber Chat on WVOX: October 10 @10am. Jennifer Flowers, President and Owner at Accreditation Guru, is on. www.AccreditationGuru.com If you would like to join us for one of our shows, call us at 914-632-5700 to set a date.
- Young Professionals of Southern Westchester: October 18 Our second seminar/networking event on Social Media takes place at NoMa Social in Radisson Hotel. Details to follow!
- Our 49th Annual Thanksgiving Parade takes place November 17! Our planning committee is already in motion!
Hope to see you there!
One of our newest members, Tax Assurances, is having their ribbon cutting ceremony today @ 11:30. They are located at 8 Sickles Avenue. Come see what they are all about!
Chamber of Commerce of New Rochelle Executive Director Eli Gordon was quoted in the Journal News today in their article on the bankruptcy auction of Nelstad Materials:
In New Rochelle, there are some reasons to be optimistic. The local chamber of commerce has more than doubled its membership — from 83 to 174 — since January.
“I’m seeing things are starting to turn around,” said Eli Gordon, the chamber’s executive director. “I don’t think it’s going to happen overnight though.”
Leah Rae has a wonderful article in the Journal News about the return of the Chamber of Commerce of New Rochelle’s Annual Thanksgiving Parade to New Rochelle”
Marching bands, baton twirlers, veterans groups, floats, antique cars and even Santa himself are on the bill.
“The only thing we don’t have — and I have to apologize for — is we don’t have elephants,” said Eli Gordon, the chamber’s executive director.