Goshen. Skoufis presents Orange County Chamber with $40,000 to support local small businesses

Goshen /
| 14 Jul 2021 | 04:51

State Sen. James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) has announced that his office has secured operational funding for the Chamber of Commerce of Orange County in this year’s state budget.

The funding, totaling $40,000, will enable the chamber to continue supporting and advocating on behalf of the many small businesses within the region, including providing discounted introductory rates for new business members looking to strengthen their operations using the chamber’s many membership tools.

“For businesses and organizations throughout Orange County’s many communities, access to the chamber’s collection of tools and resources can be a game-changer,” Skoufis said in the press release announcing the funding. “It’s my honor to support the Chamber’s work, helping to power Orange County’s long standing entrepreneurial spirit, investing in new industries, encouraging commercial collaborations, and much more.

“During the height of COVID-19, our small business community could have easily taken a back seat,” Skoufis added, “but we instead saw Orange County businesses rally to provide citizens and front-line workers with the resources and support they needed at an incredibly difficult time. We owe them reciprocity and a debt of gratitude.”

Chamber President and CEO Heather Bell thanked the senator:. “This funding will allow us to deliver quality membership investments with a significant return.”

The grant will be administered by the New York State Urban Development Corporation.