To Our Central New York Community,
It’s been a hard road for everyone.
The impact of the coronavirus has been painful, confusing at times and challenging for businesses. We are encouraged by your progress, Central New York, and we remain optimistic in our future.
Many businesses need to reconnect with their customers. Importantly, these businesses will have to spend precious resources to tell their customers in detail what has changed and that it is safe to return to business. This is true for car dealers, furniture stores, hospitals and restaurants alike.
Today we pledge $1.25 million in marketing services grants to support the advertising needs of local businesses.
All businesses in need should apply now. You can get started by completing the application below. Grant applications will be accepted through July only.
The application process is streamlined so that it takes only a few minutes. Each application will be screened within two business days of submission. As the economy reopens, these grants will help businesses tell their “new” stories and make their marketing dollars go farther.
The syracuse.com/Post-Standard “Back In Business” series has reported accurately and answered questions thoroughly for our community at every step of this historic journey. Syracuse.com, already the best-read local news site in the United States, reached record-breaking audience numbers in March, April, May and June. Our journalists have worked tirelessly during this time. And, as always, we thank our readers for their support.
It’s time to help local businesses get back on their feet and put people back to work. We know Central New Yorkers are ready to support their favorite businesses. When we are at our best, we make Central New York an even better place. This program will help.
Stay healthy. Thank you for your support.