Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce looking to support small businesses during pandemic

Small businesses are feeling tough blowback as part of the economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic, leading many struggling to stay open.

News 12 Staff

Apr 11, 2020, 2:17 AM

Updated 1,509 days ago

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Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce looking to support small businesses during pandemic
Small businesses are feeling tough blowback as part of the economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic, leading many struggling to stay open.
Hundreds of businesses throughout Brooklyn are looking to find ways to survive the coronavirus, whether they're forced to be closed or are seeing large drops in customers.
"Many are having trouble accessing funds that are now available through the federal government, and so we're working very hard to advocate for what is and what isn't working to make sure that our businesses, as many as possible, can survive," says Samara Karasyk of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber members created a small business task force. Over 300 small businesses that were spoken to, 67% reported losing revenue, and 50 others closed altogether
In order to offer assistance, the chamber is providing information on their website about federal and state programs available to them.
They're also leading a campaign to encourage the community to support local businesses by using the hashtag #TagYourTakeout.
 


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