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Posted on: September 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] County Executive Neuhaus recognizes National Small Business Week


Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus is asking residents and visitors alike to take part in National Small Business Week (NSBW) in Orange County, which runs through September 25th.

“Now more than ever, we must support our local businesses, which are the backbone of Orange County’s economy,” Neuhaus said. “Our small businesses have faced unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are critical in revitalizing our economy. I, along with Lynn Cione and the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, will continue to champion and encourage our local businesses. I ask residents to support our neighborhood shops and restaurants, not just during Small Business Week, but throughout the entire year.”

For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has celebrated NSBW, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. According to the SBA, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create newly two out of three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

This year’s NSBW celebrates the resolve and ingenuity of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and workers. NSBW is traditionally observed during the first week of May, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, NSBW is now taking place from September 21st to 25th, with a virtual conference held by the SBA from September 22nd to 24th.

“Small Business Week highlights the need for residents to support Orange County’s diverse small businesses,” said Lynn Allen Cione, President and CEO of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. “These business owners work hard and are a vital part of our economy. I certainly appreciate all that they contribute to Orange County and am grateful that County Executive Neuhaus is such an ardent supporter of small businesses.”

For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or