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County Department Of Economic Development Crisis Advisory Team Outlines Resources For Business Owners To Remain Viable During And After Covid-19.

Westchester County Receives Donation Of 50,000 Face Masks From The Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) 

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County Department Of Economic Development Crisis Advisory Team Outlines Resources For Business Owners To Remain Viable During And After COVID-19.

The Department of Economic Development Crisis Advisory team has identified a series of resources to help business owners remain viable during and after COVID-19.

On the Economic Development Catalyst website, there is a new page called Events, on which virtual events and recordings of events are posted, on the topics that the recent Business Survey identified as most needed by the business community.

Some of these events are hosted by the County, and some are hosted by other business organizations within Westchester. 

On Thursday May 7, from 1:30 to 2:30p.m., the County will present a workshop addressing Anxiety, and how it interferes with productive decision making.  Registration details can be found on the Catalyst.

Future webinars will cover topics such as “Analyzing your Cash Flow”, “How to Retain and Win New Customers”, and “Social Media Tactics that will Work Now.” 

To learn more about future events, go to the events page or subscribe to the Economic Development newsletter – go to westchestercatalyst.com, scroll to the bottom, enter your email and click “sign up”.   If you have any questions about the Crisis Advisory team initiatives, send an e-mail to .

Westchester County Receives Donation Of 50,000 Face Mask From The Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA)

Westchester County Executive George Latimer received a donation of 50,000 protective masks for Westchester County’s front-line workers, from the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA). The donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will go a long way in assisting the County’s doctors, nurses and first responders in their continuous fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The 50,000 masks that are being donated are part of a larger donation by the GNYADA to 12 different counties in New York State.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “We are extremely grateful to the GNYADA for this generous donation of masks for Westchester County’s frontline workers. The health and safety of our doctors, nurses and first responders is essential for our success in this uphill battle against COVID-19. We know this donation will go a long way in helping our healthcare heroes deliver necessary care to those who are suffering from this illness.”

GNYADA President Mark Schieberg said: “When New Yorkers are in need, time and again, franchise new car dealers and their employees are always there for the communities where they live and work. Auto dealers are the brick-and-mortar backbones of Main Streets and neighborhoods throughout the region, supporting little leagues, hospitals, schools, senior centers, and many charities large and small. During this extremely challenging time, when so many New Yorkers are suffering, losing loved ones, losing jobs, and struggling, car dealerships are once again here to contribute.”

GNYADA represents more than 400 franchised new car dealers in all five boroughs of NYC, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Dutchess counties. The new car dealers have been declared essential businesses, and service departments must fix cars and perform roadside assistance not only for other essential workers like doctors and nurses, but also for ordinary people who need to go to the grocery store, the pharmacy, and carry out the necessities of daily life.

The donations will be distributed from the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services Warehouse Building. This has been Westchester County’s largest emergency response operation to date.