The community is one step closer to once again smelling Petri Baking Products (Petri) cookies baking in the heart of downtown Silver Creek.
Abundant Solar Power, Inc. (Abundant) is one step closer to constructing a 2.5 Megawatt Alternating Current (AC) solar array project in Portland following approval of incentives by the Board of Directors of the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) at its meeting today. The project will generate renewable solar energy for the Town of Portland and the surrounding communities within the New York Independent System Operator (NYSIO) Zone A District.
On May 18th, New York State issued detailed guidelines for the reopening of Phase 1 businesses, which are required to be adhered to prior to reopening during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The state’s guidance, which can be found at https://forward.ny.gov/, includes: Summary Guidelines for employers and employees; Detailed Guidelines, which contain a Business Affirmation component; and a Business Safety Template, which must be completed and posted at the premises.
There’s big news this week in the quiet little village of Silver Creek, New York. Petri Baking Products, Inc. has announced its intention to return and re-open the soft cookie baking operation there.
“Businesses must go to the NY Forward Website and electronically sign the detailed guidance documents, after they’ve read them for their business type, before they can reopen,” said Mark Geise, Deputy County Executive and CEO of the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA). “They also need to complete the business guidance template, print it out, and keep it close at hand at their business location in case of an inspection by the NYS Department of Health, or local health or safety authorities.”
The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) was successful in expeditiously establishing and implementing an emergency working capital loan program to benefit Chautauqua County businesses that have been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus. The CCIDA quickly obtained approval from the US Economic Development Administration to implement the program, and $250,000 was allocated to the fund a little over a month ago.
In response to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s mandate that all essential businesses must provide for the health and safety of their employees during the COVID-19 crisis, Chautauqua County, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC), Jamestown Community College (JCC), and the local foundations have teamed up to provide 50/50 matching grants to businesses throughout Chautauqua County.
Just outside of Jamestown, NY, Trinity Biotech produces plastic media transport tubes, which is a container used to store infectious disease test swabs for processing. “We have seen a huge increase in demand to help support the COVID-19 testing,” said Dennis Lefler, operations manager for the Jamestown facility.
SKF Aerospace recently expressed a need to the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) to purchase masks for its 500 production staff due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the CCIDA had become aware that The Resource Center (TRC) was mass-producing fabric masks. In response to SKF’s request, the CCIDA contacted TRC on SKF’s behalf and was directed to contact Bruce Theuret, General Manager at Support Enterprises, Inc.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis and the impact it is having on businesses throughout Chautauqua County, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) is providing low-interest loans not to exceed $10,000 to businesses throughout Chautauqua County.