Emergency loan helps Rochester small business survive

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — During his first state of the county address Monday night, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced emergency loans issued to small businesses during the pandemic will no longer need to be paid back because they were being turned into grants instead.

One of the recipients of the loan spoke with Spectrum News 1 about how this news will continue to help. 

As the owner of a small construction company, Frank Miccoli says he wasn’t sure Alta Bella Casa was going to survive the pandemic. 

“There was a point in time where it was a daily conversation between accountant and attorney if we were really gonna make it,” said Miccoli.

A year later, there are still challenges, but Miccoli says business is good.

“We are maintaining a significant backlog, and that’s fantastic,” Miccoli said. “But what we find is we can’t complete the backlog because there’s either a material issue, there is a material shortage.”

Wednesday, they were…

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