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NYC & Company Talks

Manhattan Center; photo by Molly Flores

The more you know, the better your business. Throughout the year, NYC & Company presents symposiums with notable speakers on important topics related to tourism.

NYC & Company Talks: State of the Industry

Please find the recording from our recent NYC & Company Talks: State of the Industry. This event offered insightful dialogue on the latest news and a look toward the future. A special thank you to all of our speakers:

Vicki Been, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development

Roger Dow, President and CEO, U.S. Travel Association

Charles Flateman, NYC & Company Board Chairman and Executive Vice President of The Shubert Organization

Huntley Lawrence, Director of Aviation, Port Authority of NY & NJ

Danny Meyer, Founder and CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group and The Coalition for NYC Hospitality & Tourism Recovery Advisor 

Alan Steel, President and CEO, Javits Center

Jonathan Tisch, Chairman and CEO, Loews Hotels & Co., Co-Chairman of the Board, Loews Corp. and The Coalition for NYC Hospitality & Tourism Recovery Co-Chair




NYC & Company Talks: Relief for Small Businesses

Please find the audio recording from our recent NYC & Company Talks: Relief for Small Businesses. This event offered valuable information and insightful dialogue on the latest government support for small businesses, including the CARES Act’s assistance programs. Thank you to our speakers, Gregg Bishop, Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), and John Mallano, Deputy Director, New York District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), for their participation.



Application Resources

  • Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) (SBA Business Interruption Loans) will remain open through June 30. The new program is available on a first-come, first-served basis to businesses and nonprofits with 500 or fewer employees.
  • How to apply: Ask your bank if they offer the federal SBA Paycheck Protection Program. If so, they should walk you through the application process. If your bank does not offer the program, here is a list of traditional SBA banks.

Additional Resources

  • To check on the status of your Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) please call the U.S. Small Business Administration at 800-659-2955.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance website.
  • Commercial Lease Assistance Program website.
  • The Freelancers Union Relief Fund provides financial assistance of up to $1,000 per household to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs, including food and food supplies, utility payments and cash assistance for income loss.
    • Additionally, the Freelancers Union continues to survey freelancers to gauge how Covid-19 is impacting their work and their lives. While the survey is national, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) will be working with Freelancers Union to review responses from New York City and communicate feedback to City Hall, as well as state and federal government, to inform policy recommendations
  • The City of New York’s Assistance & Guidance for Businesses Impacted Due to Novel Coronavirus website.
  • Determine your eligibility for more than 30 economic programs and benefits with ACCESSNYC.


  • If you have not already done so please fill out our Business Impact Survey so we can continue helping direct the City’s current plans and future recovery messaging.


Past NYC & Company Talks