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An ongoing series of tips and uplifting stories relating to COVID-19​

Points of Light


Schoharie County’s tourism agency (Destination Marketing Corporation) has been working hard over the last few months to create a brand-new website, which launched last week! Please check out the website and enjoy all of the new, fun features they were able to incorporate:

Business Owners: Here’s what we need you to do. Please check out your business listing under the appropriate tab – Experience, Savor, Stay – if your business is missing, has incorrect or insufficient information, should be added to another page, or needs imagery, please contact Erynne Ansel-McCabe at 

MIDTEL Offers Free Wi-Fi in Schoharie County. Read more here.

Daily Star - Cobleskill church plans Easter egg hunt that promotes social distancing.  Click here to read the story.

"A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative; he refuses to dwell on it. Positive thinking is a form of thought which habitually looks for the best results from the worst conditions."

Norman Vincent Peal

Take a Moment to Read this very uplifting article that appeared in the April 21st edition of the Times Journal:

Schoharie comes together to aid the aged  

Business Tip of the Week

Look at this quarantine as an incredible opportunity to majorly level-up as an entrepreneur. Many of your competitors will be using this time purely as damage control and downtime. You should seize the chance to get ahead and make yourself into the best entrepreneur you can be.

Share to be shared, it will be paid back. Many business owners struggle with what to post on social media. Sharing what others are doing is a great way to create a more engaging social media experience for followers. And, it builds mutual respect during a time when everyone needs a little more appreciation for effort.

If you have not done so already, APPLY for a COVID-19 SBA Relief Loan. The loan or loan advance will forgive 8 weeks of payments made to payroll, rent and utility costs – essentially a grant to cover business expenses! Technical assistance is available.

Gather your records! Accumulating documentation now is paramount to accessing capital. Every creditor/bank will want know: proof of ownership, how your business did in 2019, how your business is doing in 2020, monthly expenses, bills coming soon and accounts payable anticipated.

Points of Light

Celebrating the achievements of our local students at both Cobleskill-Richmondville and Middleburgh! (Stories courtesy of the Times Journal)

Business Tip of the Week:

Five Things NY Business should be doing ahead of ReOpening: 1. Manage Your Cash Flow. 2. Prepare Your Workforce. 3. Identify Profit Drivers. 4. Streamline Your Processes. 5. Find Ways to Innovate. For the full Albany Business Review article click here.

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