Columbia Comeback to Assist Return of Businesses

May 1, 2020

“I’m pleased to announce the formation of Columbia Comeback and looking forward to seeing the committee become a great resource for Columbia County businesses as we look ahead to the time when we can resume business activities,” said Columbia County Board of Supervisors Chairman Matt Murell on Friday.

Two New COVID-19 Response Funds Launch in Columbia County

March 30, 2020

Foundations, Business, Community, Elected Officials and Donors Help Seed Funds to Support Nonprofits and Small Businesses. Two new emergency funds to rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations and small businesses as they respond to the impact of the coronavirus have been established in Columbia County.

SBA Director to Small Biz: Start Disaster Loan Application Now

March 23, 2020

“If you think you’re going to need it, I would apply. You should apply for more than you think you’re going to need,” said the head of the SBA office that covers Albany. Bernard Paprocki, director of the U.S. Small Business Administration office that covers Albany, said the volume of calls they are getting is unprecedented as businesses shut down due to the coronavirus.

SBA NY-Statewide Disaster Declaration

March 19, 2020

SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza has approved a statewide disaster declaration for NY. Eligible small businesses may now apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) online at