Friday, February 17, 2006
Winter-dependent businesses plead for financial help
By LARRY GRARD, Staff Writer
THE FORKS -- Some 30 people who own seasonal north country businesses were telling state/federal officials of the 127 layoffs they have made this winter.
The business owners assembled...at the invitation of the Somerset Economic Development Corporation...hoping to hear that low-interest loans might be available, or that government might...open the gates to federal dollars.
"Every business in this room has been meaningfully harmed," said Matt Polstein..... His company has sustained a $200,000 revenue drop.