Members Making an Impact

Every business has been impacted by COVID-19 in some form. Still, many of our members who are able are putting their needs on hold or taking on additional ventures to aid in the fight and assist the public in this difficult time.

We want to recognize their efforts and say thank you


IBM is part of a consortium bringing together the Federal government, industry, and academic leaders to provide access to the world’s most powerful high-performance computing resources in support of COVID-19 research. Read more here.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES announced they are donating $10,000 to local food banks in each  of their US sites and additional donations in equivalent to $10,000 (American) to causes in Singapore, Dresden, and Bangalore.

Pfizer has issued a five-point plan calling on the biopharmaceutical industry to join them in committing to collaboration to combat COVID-19. Details of the plan are here.

General Motors and Ventec Life Systems, in cooperation with, the nation's coordinated private sector response to the COVID-19, are collaborating to enable Ventec to increase production of its respiratory care products to support the growing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

America’s biopharmaceutical companies are committed to developing solutions to help diagnose and treat those with COVID-19. In addition to applying their scientific expertise to find ways to diagnose, treat and prevent infections from the virus, the biopharmaceutical industry is providing financial support and in-kind donations to organizations and collaborating with U.S., Chinese and global health authorities to combat this global public health emergency.

Spectrum is offering FREE broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 days to new K-12 and college student households. Details can be found here.

Hadlock Paint Co. (Rochester) donated 6,400 N95 masks to a food distributor and local hospital. 

JN White is providing essential components for manufacturers making essential products including ventilators, remote pathogen testing equipment and respirators, which are critically needed in the COVID-19 pandemic fight.

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. will provide regional organizations financial contributions to support their COVID-19 campaigns and missions, and will offer $1 million in economic development grants to assist local small businesses, many of which are impacted by the pandemic.

Northland Communications is setting up companies with Zoom technology, for free, to facilitate remote working more easily

Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy started a program to reimburse employees up to $50 for their purchase of takeout at a local restaurant client. The idea caught fire and it is now been adopted by several other Utica area businesses with almost $100,000 being provided in employee reimbursements that go directly to supporting local restaurants.

Verizon, for the month of April, is partnering with GrubHub and several independent restaurants to deliver meals to six New York City area hospitals.