Is Leadership Cayuga for you?

Leadership Cayuga is an engaging, hands-on community education program of the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce that gives a diverse group of aspiring and current leaders an experience like none other. The program is designed to give students an in-depth look into our community, raise awareness of local issues, develop leadership skills, and build strong … Continued

Growing a business while living with addiction and recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses and individuals alike in various ways. While staying distant from others has been part of the solution to “flatten the curve”, we can see in the news and the data that this very isolation has had negative and sometimes tragic impacts on people living with addiction and people in … Continued

Smart business reopenings require careful planning

There has been a lot of uncertainty over the last couple of months, but there is one thing we know for sure: Cayuga County businesses will reopen. We don’t know for sure when and how reopening will happen for different types of businesses, but it is likely to happen gradually over time. We do know … Continued

Economic Development Week in 2020

Economic Development Week has arrived, and for those of us in the industry, this week typically allows us time to reflect on our goals. Due to the rapid shifting of our economic base caused by the pandemic, there has not been a spare moment to pause. For business owners, navigating the world of economic development … Continued

Wellness Kits for farm workers

The Cayuga Community Health Network (CCHN) is preparing Wellness Kits for Cayuga County farm workers, who are among the highest at risk for COVID-19 infection due to living and working conditions. The kits include a small bottle (4-5 ounces) of hand sanitizer, a washable face mask (COVID-19 compliant-meaning it fits above the nose and around … Continued

Federal and local financial assistance programs for businesses

The current pandemic and resulting preventative measures have had a clear impact on businesses and organizations in our community, including financially. However, there are federal and local programs to help offset some of this impact. Two programs, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), were created as part of the … Continued

April 1st is Census Day

Today is Census Day, and now more than ever, it is important for Cayuga County to respond.  Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and other important players will use the data from the 2020 Census to make critical decisions that will shape our community’s future. Population counts will be used by the state legislature … Continued

CEDA Update – March 27, 2020

Our staff are working to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in the business community and at our organization during this disruptive and difficult time.  SUBSCRIBE to our listserv to get our updates delivered to your inbox. Our Specialists are available to Cayuga County businesses with FREE and CONFIDENTIAL assistance. We encourage you to reach out via … Continued

CEDA Update – March 26, 2020

Our staff are working to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in the business community and at our organization during this disruptive and difficult time.  SUBSCRIBE to our listserv to get our updates delivered to your inbox. Our Specialists are available to Cayuga County businesses with FREE and CONFIDENTIAL assistance. We encourage you to reach out via … Continued