Dear Chamber Members:
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is even more committed to assisting our member businesses and the County in navigating the challenges associated with the COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic.

We are working with all of our partners in government, health, education, non-profit and business communities to assist in minimizing the spread of the disease and its adverse economic impacts.

While I understand that there is information overload occurring from multiple sources it is more important to follow the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health’s guidelines and protocols. Links provided below:

NYS Public Health…/guidance_for_large_gatherings.p…


The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced emergency loans of up to $2 million in response to the COVID-19 crisis. These funds will become available once NYS completes the process of declaring an emergency with SBA. Please click on the following link:…/sba-provide-disaster-assistance-loans…

Additional actions to alleviate the economic impact on individuals and businesses are expected from the federal government and state government in the coming weeks.

The Columbia County Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) also has resources available to help businesses, including technical assistance to address specific financial and operational problems for local businesses. The CEDC also has a revolving loan fund and an SBA Microloan Program.
For more information go to

Please feel free to call the Chamber at 518-828-4417 or email us at, if you have any questions. We are following CDC protocols, so it is best to contact us by phone or via email at this time.

We appreciate your membership with us, and we will continue to serve you in this critical time.
Thank you,
Jeff, Amy, Carol, Tara and Carol