Rockland Economic Development Corp. will hold a free program on how small businesses can obtain contracts with the Hudson Valley Municipal Purchasing Group.
The program starts at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 11 at the Ellipse Room of the Technology Center of Rockland Community College at 145 College Road in Suffern. The program will discuss the local procurement process, what local governments buy, the laws governing the process, and the purchasing group itself and its on-line bidder notification system.
Representatives from Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Putnam, and Westchester counties and representatives from the cities of Yonkers and Poughkeepsie will be present to speak with local business owners. To learn more, contact Pauline Drakopoulos at 845-735-7040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Journal News cut 12 jobs today citing further erosion in ad revenue from retail, housing, automotive and employment sectors of the economy.
The cuts were part of a larger plan by the newspaperâ€™s parent company, Gannett Co. Inc., to eliminate 1,000 jobs across the companyâ€™s 84 news properties in its Community Publishing division, which includes The Journal News and LoHud.com.
The number of positions eliminated at each newspaper was determined locally, McLean, Va.-based Gannett said.
JMT Consulting Group of Patterson has agreed to acquire St. Louis-based NFP Consultants Inc., said the companies, which both provide consulting and software to nonprofit organizations.
Terms of the deal, announced this week, werenâ€™t disclosed.
â€œBringing these two great companies together will allow us to transcend what we have accomplished as separate businesses into one superior consultancy,â€ said Jacqueline Tiso, founder and chief executive of JMT Consulting.
The purchase is subject to customary conditions and is expected to close within 60 days, the companies said.
JMT has 25 employees, about a dozen of which work at the companyâ€™s Putnam offices, a spokeswoman said.