PHOTO RELEASE: Maloney Continues Tours of Downtown Main Streets, Connecting with Small Business Owners in the Hudson Valley
Bedford, NY – Yesterday, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) continued his tours of Hudson Valley’s historic downtowns, meeting with small business owners in Westchester County and Putnam County.
Rep. Maloney partnered with local leadership to tour businesses in Bedford and Carmel and discuss the challenges small business owners have faced during the pandemic, the reopening process, and ways the federal government can help through the recovery.
“Congress created important programs to help out our small businesses and keep workers connected to their paychecks during the pandemic, but it’s clear that more help is needed. I’m bringing the voices of Hudson Valley’s small business owners down to Washington with me, so we can make sure our downtowns come back stronger and better in the wake of this pandemic,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.
Last week, Rep. Maloney announced the Paycheck Protection Program, which was established through Congress’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and administered through the Small Business Administration (SBA), helped 11,070 small businesses and nonprofits in New York’s 18th Congressional District retain 96,488 workers on their payrolls during the pandemic.
Photos from the walking tour are below, and can also be found on Rep. Maloney’s Facebook:
Rep. Maloney touring small businesses in downtown Bedford
Rep. Maloney and Chris Burdick, Town of Bedford Supervisor discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Bedford’s small businesses
Rep. Maloney and State Sen. Pete Harckham discuss the reopening process with a small business owner in Carmel, New York
From left: State Sen. Pete Harckham; Jennifer Maher, President of the Putnam County Business Council; Rep. Maloney; Bill Nulk, Chairman of the Putnam County IDA; and small business owners in Carmel, New York