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Helpful Business Resources For COVID-19, All In One Place

BELMONT –  The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all to evaluate our priorities, consider the impact of our daily actions, and has drastically changed normal life as we know it.  Through it all, our highest priority in the Western NY Wilds is the health, safety, and well-being of our community members, who we encourage to STAY HOMESTOP THE SPREAD, to SAVE LIVES.

In the meantime, the Western NY Wilds Offices of Planning, Development, Tourism, and Employment & Training are here to support the businesses, employers, and employees who find themselves in the midst of this devastating situation.

For your convenience, we’ve created the COVID-19 Resources for Businesses and Individuals web-page, where you can access the most up-to-date resources and links to relevant information, all in one place, including:

  • Allegany County’s “Open for Business” Listing
  • Resources available from the Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Up-to-Date Federal and State Government Unemployment Benefits Information
  • Up-to-Date Information on State Government Mandates for Businesses and Employers
  • And access to information on how you can become involved in the effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus

Please visit our website, and check back often as the situation evolves.

Or call the COVID-19 Informational Hotline at 585-268-9700.
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

If your business need is urgent, please reach out to the following contacts directly:

Allegany County Office of Planning
H. Kier Dirlam, Director of Planning
kier.dirlam@alleganyco.gov
585-268-7442

Allegany County Office of Development
Craig Clark, Economic Developer and Executive Director of the Allegany County IDA
craig.clark@alleganyco.gov
607-968-0214

Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce
Gretchen Hanchett, Executive Director
ghanchett@alleganychamber.org
585-610-9529

Allegany County Office of Employment & Training
Reita Sobeck-Lynch , Director of Employment & Training
lyncHumanResources@alleganyco.gov
585-268-9240