ANCA Center for Pandemic Response

ANCA’s Center for Pandemic Response (CPR) provides free and low-cost technical support services to help small businesses and organizations recover from the COVID-19 economic upheaval and plan for the future.

The ANCA CPR team and a network of partners across the North Country region are working with businesses and organizations to develop individualized resilience plans through webinars, working groups, one-on-one consultations, and ongoing support. Drawing on ANCA’s experience in the areas of clean energy, food systems and the entrepreneurial economy, ANCA CPR helps business owners develop strategic plans, access new markets, expand e-commerce functionality, reduce supply chain inefficiencies, decrease energy costs, and create transition plans. 

ANCA CPR is funded through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration and The Mastercard Impact Fund, which is administered by The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.

Complete a CPR interest form today to begin the ANCA CPR enrollment process. After submitting, you will receive an email to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation interview with a CPR Program Navigator. This 1-hour interview will help our team determine your organization’s needs and which CPR services may best serve you.

Click here to learn about our May 2022 workshops.

Panel Discussion: Strategic Tools for Small Businesses Navigating COVID-19

Thank you to all who attended the Strategic Tools for Small Businesses Navigating COVID-19 virtual event on April 26, 2022 and to expert panelists from CITEC Business Solutions, the Cooperative Development Institute, the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center who presented. A recording of the panel discussion can be viewed on ANCA's YouTube Channel.

Digital Marketing Training Series

Thank you to the North Country Chamber of Commerce and Workshop for partnering with ANCA to offer a 8-week Virtual Digital Marketing Training Series in February and March 2022. And thank you to all the businesses and community members who attended! Learn more.

For more information, contact:

Zach Hobbs, Center for Pandemic Response Outreach Coordinator

The ANCA CPR team will work with you to develop a business resilience plan tailored to your individual needs through working groups, webinars and individual consultation. Most services will be offered at no cost and will be delivered within 3-6 months of enrollment.

Get answers to questions about ANCA CPR and how it works.

ANCA CPR is supported by a network of organizations dedicated to helping North Country small businesses thrive.