• If you are a  SI small business owner you may be eligible for a Small Business  Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) through the federal Small Business  Administration (SBA). A total of $50 billion is available nationwide,  with loans to individual businesses of up to $2 million each. For more  information go to:   

  • The Stony Brook Small Business Development Center (SBSBDC) can assist you with preparing your SBA application.  

    • They will also check your application for completeness before you  submit it to the SBA. (This service is highly recommended).  o You can  reach them at You will need to register with them  (link on their website) to be scheduled for a discussion with one of  their counselors. 

    • All services provided by SBSBDC are free of charge.

    • The SBSBDC phone number is 631-632-9837.

    • All of the staff is working remotely but will schedule sessions over the phone once you are registered. 

  • Click here for additional information about the SBA EIDL provided by  the Stony Brook SBDC 

  • There is a wealth of current and useful  information on the Suffolk County Business Recovery Unit website.  including:

    • You can participate in a Business Impact Survey 

    • Learn about the Dept of Labor Shared Work program which tries to help avoid layoffs 

    • Tax filing and payment now delayed to July 15th.

    • Newsday offering free announcements for businesses to communicate with their customers. 

  • The Long Island Association (LIA) website also has helpful information.  

  • Contractors:  

    • Check the Long Island Contractors Association website for useful links  and information including COVID-19 Tool Box talks you can give to your  workers.                                                    



  • To check what local restaurants are  open and what their hours are, please visit the Sag Harbor Chamber of  Commerce website at 

  • To see the list of New York State “essential businesses” type New York State PAUSE Executive Order in your browser.  

  • Please help our local businesses make it through this stressful time by: 

    • Shopping locally whenever possible. 

    • Purchasing Gift Certificates for use in a few months. 

    • Purchasing goods and services now that you might have been planning to purchase later in the year. 

    • Making a personal donation (non-tax deductible) to your favorite business owner.