The Westchester business community, like many others worldwide, is feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. “Small businesses depend on people going about their daily routines. That’s not possible right now,” says Westchester County Executive George Latimer.
With business having to close or reduce hours to help with safety, fear of eviction or loss of revenue are common. In hopes of quelling as many fears and obstacles as possible, County Executive George Latimer’s office offered resources small business can utilize in this time.
In addition to the above resources, Mr. Latimer has also designated every Saturday going forward a “Small Business Saturday.”
“We need to support small businesses for the next two or three months to protect our local economies,” says Bridget Gibbons, Westchester County’s Director of Economic Development. Suggestions for patronage at this time include ideas like buying a gift certificate that you can use later or calling your local restaurant to place an order for pickup.
“I urge everyone to log on to their local business group’s website or social media page to get details about which local merchants are ready to serve the public safely,” says Gibbons.