Category Archives: FREE Services

Food Bank to host special distribution for federal employees

In response to the federal government shutdown, the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley will host a special distribution for out-of-work federal employees on Thursday, January 24 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Food Bank (195 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY). The distribution is open to all furloughed federal employees (or those who are working and […]

United Way Launches United for U.S. Coalition to Help Those Impacted By Government Shutdown

Poughkeepsie & Newburgh, NY — United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is pleased to be part of United Way Worldwide’s United for U.S. Coalition, a joint effort by United Way’s corporate partners, organized labor, the United Way network and nonprofits to assist furloughed federal workers and others impacted by the ongoing government shutdown. “We are […]

Surety Bonding and Insurance – Government Contracting

One of the more significant challenges for small businesses providing services to the government is securing adequate bonding and insurance coverage. When planning to provide a service to the government, plan to secure additional insurance. If the proposed services are construction or construction related, then also plan to secure bonding. The type of services provided, […]

Latino-Owned Businesses: “Shining a Light on National Trends”

Article from The Federal Reserve Bank of New York Latino-owned businesses are growing in number and importance to the American economy. Contributing more than $700 billion in sales to the economy annually, they are also an important source of employment as sole proprietors and as firms with employees on payroll. The 2012 U.S. Census Survey of […]