Mayor Eric Adams with Pearl River Mart family

A visit from Mayor Eric Adams: Helping small businesses

Earlier this week New York City Mayor Eric Adams visited Pearl River Mart to sign his first executive order in support of our city's small businesses. The "Small Business Forward" executive order aims to reform existing business regulations, ensuring local businesses face fewer needless fines and penalties.

“Our small businesses have been through so much during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mayor Adams. “The last thing they need to deal with are unnecessary fines. We’re cutting the red tape and bringing real relief to the entrepreneurs who have made their dreams a reality and keep our local economy strong.”

“My in-laws have been small business owners in New York City for 50 years," said Pearl River President Joanne Kwong. "Surviving recessions, hurricanes, blackouts, 9/11, and now a pandemic. For those of us still standing, we’ve made it through the worst but still need support and partnership from government to recover. We are incredibly heartened by Mayor Adams’ commitment to small business and feel hopeful for a new year, new mayoralty, and reenergized New York City.”

You can watch Joanne's entire talk beginning at minute 9:15 as well as the mayor's full press conference. Here's to continuing to support small businesses!
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