Recipients of the Rent Assistance Grant Program, COVID-19 Date: July 28, 2020 When COVID-19 shut down the economy, Sandy Wollman, Co-Founder and Managing Director for the Westchester Angels, and Founder of the New York Area Angel Alliance, knew local entrepreneurs would need support. He reached out to us to see how he could help. Together, we…

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Our COVID-19 Rent Assistance Grant Program Made Possible by a Generous Donation from Sandy Wollman July 28, 2020 Entrepreneurship runs through Sandy Wollman’s veins. Co-Founder and Managing Director for the Westchester Angels, and Founder of the New York Area Angel Alliance, Sandy has become an integral part of the angel investment community in the tri-state…

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A Small Business Story June 26, 2020 For more than three years, we have been proud to partner with the power couple and entrepreneurial team, Eugenia Zacarias and Elder Ramirez, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Elder’s Auto Spa. Their successful, custom car wash in Chappaqua, New York, has been a staple for locals for over five…

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Sacred Seeds: A Small Business Story May 27, 2020 For more than two decades, Jennifer Ann Safara Perry has been committed to finding the best, plant-based ingredients and creating bath and body products that nurture, heal, and promote holistic wellness. In 2015, she launched Sacred Seeds Enterprise, as she transitioned her hobby into a business.…

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A Small Business Story May 13, 2020 Three months ago, Green Grass Real Estate—a Bronxville-based real estate broker—wasn’t considering the rental market as part of their offerings. Post COVID-19, their business plans and recovery strategy have changed as client-demand has changed. “We don’t usually manage rentals, but we know there’s a shift in the housing…

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A Community Story May 11, 2020 Community organizing at its finest! When Bridget Gibbons, Director of the Westchester County Economic Development Office, put out a general volunteer request for support with helping small business owners navigate the SBA COVID-19 lending applications, she was very gratified with the response. Over 400 people across the county signed-up…

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A Small Business Story April 15, 2020 Spend thirty seconds with our small business client, Founder and CEO, Latreece Miller of Miller’s Touch Cleaning Services, and you immediately know he has your best interest in mind. Latreece prioritizes relationships at the core of his business—and it pays off. When fifty percent of his clients in…

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A Small Business Story April 7, 2020 We are grateful to share a story of hope and community, particularly because it involves one of the Hudson Valley’s best bakeries—and one of our small business clients –Los Hornitos. Based in Wappingers Falls, New York, Los Hornitos partnered with Flores Food Truck and other local organizations to…

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March 20, 2020 Dear Friends, I have never been prouder to be part of this team as they have worked day in and day out to support small business owners in our region impacted by COVID-19. And, I continue to be encouraged by so many of you—our community partners, funders, and allies—as we work closely…

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One of the biggest expenses many small businesses face during this unprecedented time is the cost of rent and space. In the face of the current health crisis and resulting economic tsunami, many businesses will need to renegotiate their rent to survive. If you are in that situation, be sure to be prepared. We have…

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