For More Information Contact:
Colleen Pillus, Communications Director (845) 486-2000
Colleen Pillus, Communications Director
Poughkeepsie … Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro announced today, in cooperation with the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, an hour-long “Virtual Contact Breakfast” and Telephone Town Hall for local business owners and leaders will be held on Wednesday, April 15, at 8 a.m. County Executive Molinaro will discuss the many ways Dutchess County is working with the business community to react and respond during the COVID-19 pandemic, including proactive efforts to provide and collect information, resources and guidance.
Members of the business community can participate by calling (845) 765-7121 on Wednesday, April 15, beginning at 8 a.m., and it will also be streamed live on the County’s and Chamber’s Facebook pages.
County Executive Molinaro said, “Small businesses are the backbone of Dutchess County’s local economy and, as we face the Coronavirus pandemic together, many have had to rapidly change the way they do business. We understand the hardships being faced by our business community and have been working tirelessly to mobilize resources to help ensure business owners have the support they need.”
“Together with the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the many partners of the Think Dutchess Alliance for Business, we launched the Dutchess Business Notification Network which has been a critical information outlet for businesses during these unprecedented times,” Molinaro continued. “I encourage the business community to join us for Wednesday’s Virtual Contact Breakfast and Telephone Town Hall to learn more about our efforts and update us on their needs.”
The Dutchess Business Notification Network (DBNN) shares important updates, guidelines and information for the businesses and nonprofits in the community at www.dutchessbnn.com. Business owners are encouraged to sign-up for daily email updates as well as join the DBNN Facebook Group for frequent updates.
Dutchess County’s efforts through the Dutchess Business Notification Network include:
Later Wednesday evening, County Executive Molinaro will host the next in his weekly series of Telephone Town Hall and Facebook Live events for residents to participate and learn more about how Dutchess County is continuing to assist residents in need through its “Dutchess Responds” relief effort. Starting at 5:30 p.m., residents can call 845-765-7121 to listen and ask questions, or submit inquiries as Facebook comments.
Dutchess County Government continues to provide residents the most current information on its COVID-19 Community Impact Dashboard, and further updates and guidance are available on its website, www.dutchessny.gov/coronavirus, its Coronavirus hotline, (845) 486-3555, and its Facebook and Twitter accounts.