Lake Ontario Small Business Recovery Fund Workshop set for September 21st in Cicero

The Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York is sponsoring a workshop to help small business owners who experienced losses from flood-related damage this year to navigate the recovery fund application process.

The workshop will be held at Borio’s Restaurant, 8891 McDonnell’s Parkway in Cicero, New York from 1 pm until 3 pm on Thursday, September 21st.

Significant flood-related damage and other losses occurred this year due to the raised level of Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, Seneca Lake, the Seneca River, the Oswego River, the Oneida River, Oneida Lake, and Cross Lake. Read More

“If you are interested in obtaining an application or if you already have one, be sure to bring it along,” said Barb Caster of BIA.

“We want to focus on specific questions while you are working on the information needed to file for funding.  We will have James Fayle and Christine Costopoulos, from the Governor’s Office of Empire State Development, to help everyone and answer questions.” Attendees should email bia@twcny.rr.com to reserve a seat. Questions can also be sent that “would help move the meeting along,” Barb added.  

“If you are not familiar with Borio’s Restaurant, it is an excellent venue and you might want to either come early for lunch or stay after for dinner. We will provide some beverages for the meeting. All Marina’s that have been impacted by the flooding are encouraged to meet with these state officials,” she noted.