PPE & Hand Sanitizer Resources

Where to buy PPE Supplies & Hand Sanitizer for your Business Form to Requests Mask from Tompkins County DOH – The Tompkins County Health Department is helping to provide masks and sanitizer to businesses  in need. Tompkins Mask Makers – order custom made masks of various sizes and fits made locally. Adminders – Providing bulk orders on PPE and Hand … Read More

Zoom into Downtown

Downtown Ithaca Virtual Backgrounds Be in downtown while working from home. Download one of our photos of Downtown Ithaca for your Zoom meeting backgrounds and family virtual chats. HOW IT WORKS Sign in to the Zoom web portal or load up the Zoom app on your computer.  If you don’t have it, you create a free account here Go to Settings and navigate … Read More

List Your Services During Covid-19

Everyone in the community gets their information a little bit differently. Make sure your business is listed everywhere possible to reach as many people as possible. WSKG WSKG Public Media is launching a new, completely free online directory this week called “Business Unusual.” It is a platform on the WSKG website for all local businesses and organizations to let the public … Read More

Store Security During Mandated Closures for COVID-19

Recommended Safety Checklist for your place of business during COVID-19 If your store is closed until further notice and you are not checking your storefront regularly, please make sure you have taken steps necessary to insure your facility is secure. Make sure ALL doors and windows are locked. Remove ALL cash and items of extreme value from your place of … Read More

Health & Safety

NEW Health & Safety Guidelines for Essential Business Workplace & Staff Tompkins County Health Department has issued updated guidelines to essential businesses regarding new health & safety for the workplace and staff.  These directives as outlined by New York State Department of Health on April 14, 2020. Updated Tompkins County Health Department Guidelines Updated NY Department of Health Guidelines Cleaning … Read More

SBA Resources & Relief Loans

Small Business Administration (SBA) Support for Small Businesses The Information on this page has been excerpted from the Empire State Development website and additional useful PDFs and Resource Links have been provided by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance for your benefit.  The original content from ESD can be found HERE. As part of the $2 trillion federal stimulus bill (CARES Act) … Read More

Tompkins Workforce

Tompkins Workforce  Rapid Response Team – The New York State Department of Labor’s Rapid Response Team is available to you at this time via remote communication. The Rapid Response Team is a valuable resource to you as a business and an employer. The Team will assist employees in re-gaining employment and potentially shorten the duration of their Unemployment Insurance (UI) … Read More

Unemployment Insurance and job openings

The State of New York has announced a waiver to the 7-day waiting period for unemployment insurance for people who have been laid off due to the virus. Read more about Unemployment Insurance and Criteria for Applying: DOWNLOAD FACTSHEET Due to the substantial number of people filing for unemployment, the state has structured the days of the week you are … Read More

Our Hearts Beat As One gift Card Promotion

A Way To Say Thank You for Your Support Downtown Ithaca Alliance has put together a stimulus marketing opportunity to help incent online or tele-sales, and gift certificate sales at downtown retail shops who found meaningful ways to conduct business and provide sales to customers despite being deemed nonessential and having to close their doors to the general public. The … Read More

Alliance COVID-19 Safety Measures

Downtown Ithaca Alliance Safety Measures during COVID-19 outbreak. In an effort to mitigate the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance Organization and staff are following the guidance of our health experts and the local and state officials. Here are the measures we’re taking to protect our staff, members, and community: We are postponing events, such as … Read More