To: Bellerose Business District

From: Bellerose Business District


Date: January 16, 2021

Dear Bellerose Business,

The Joint Bellerose Business District Development Corp. (BBD) is sending Queens businesses the below link to an important on-line meeting regarding applying for crucial PPP funding for small businesses.  Follow the link at bottom, copy and paste to your browser if necessary.  The Board of the BBD hopes that you are well and continuing business during this crisis.  See flyer at our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/JBelleroseBD and see other COVID resources at our website www.bellerosebusiness.com.

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has reopened, and it is a race against time to ensure this vital funding makes its way to Queens small businesses. Join us on Tuesday, January 19 as Borough President Donovan Richards, in partnership with the federal Small Business Administration, hosts a Zoom webinar on applying for PPP funding in support of Queens entrepreneurs in need of critical capital. 

Click the link below to be directed to the webinar — bookmark that link and we hope to see you on Tuesday at 1pm.


New York Forward Loan Fund

New York Forward Loan Fund

We hope you are well as the metropolitan area seems to be finally on the downside of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We look forward to getting the Jamaica Avenue, Jericho Turnpike and Braddock Avenue businesses up and running.  It has been a long, hard push and recovery will be hard.  We found the below information and hope that it is helpful in getting back on your feet and keeping your employees working.

The Joint Bellerose Business District Development Corporation wants our merchants to be aware of the following program:

New York Forward Loan Fund

The $100 million New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) has been established to provide flexible and affordable loans to help small businesses, focusing on minority and women owned small businesses, that did not receive federal COVID-19 assistance. The state will take a smart, targeted approach for distributing these loans, focusing on businesses with 20 or fewer employees and less than $3 million in gross revenues.

An overview of the NYFLF can be found on the Empire State Development website. Interested nonprofits can access Information on How to ApplyFrequently Asked Questions, and a Presentation summarizing this opportunity.

Joint Bellerose Business District Development Corporation

The Joint Bellerose Business District Development Corporation was founded in 1995 as a voluntary association to improve the commercial center of Bellerose. Members of five local civic associations (Bellerose Commonwealth, Bellerose Terrace, Bellerose Village, Creedmore Civic, and Queens Colony Civic) constituted the first ever joint effort to work together to overcome geopolitical divisions and unite residents and business communities with a single goal; maintaining an attractive and viable shopping and business district. We welcome input from merchants and residents. We meet the first Tuesday of each month at Village Hall 50 Superior Rd. Bellerose Village,NY 11001. For more information about meetings, becoming a member or volunteering,  email us at info@ Bellerose Business.org or contact us at 718-343-8830.

Our goal is to unify Bellerose, invigorate existing businesses and attract new businesses and customers. “You can make a difference. shop Bellerose.”


To be most effective in revitalizing and strengthening Bellerose’s central business district, a unified and collective voice of local business owners, community leaders, and concerned citizens is needed. By becoming a member of the Joint Bellerose Business District Development Corporation you can lend your voice and gain input into the planning and redevelopment of Bellerose’s central business district that is currently underway and that will take shape over the coming months and years.

As a member of JBBDDC, we will be your business advocates locally and on a regional and statewide basis. Your concerns and needs will have greater impact as they will be backed by the combined voice of the many and varied businesses found in the Bellerose community. With your help we can better ensure the positive development of our community.

To become a member, please download the attached membercard and return it with your contribution to the address indicated.

If you have any questions or would like any additional information about JBBDDC, please send us an email.

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