About this webinar
Many small businesses in NYC are struggling to pay rent as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. This discussion will focus on solutions, including two major legislative proposals now under consideration, lease negotiation strategies that have worked, and other available resources. Several elected officials, community leaders, small business owners, lawyers and other experts are confirmed to speak.
9:00am – Opening Remarks by Jessica Walker, President and CEO, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
9:05am – The State of Small Business Tenants in New York City
9:25am – Update from Jonnel Doris, Commissioner of the New York City Small Business Services Department
9:35am – Lease Negotiations to Work It Out
9:40am – Recommendations from Tim Wu, American Attorney, Professor at Columbia Law School and contributing opinion writer for The New York Times
9:50am – Discussion on the NYS “Save Our Storefronts” legislation
10:05am – Discussion on State/City legislation to incentivize rent relief through property tax abatements
10:20am – Is federal help coming soon?
10:28am - Where small businesses can get help now
10:30am - Close
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