— Eric Anderson
NEW YORK, NY, USA, February 3, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — NEAAPA, the Northeast’s premier association representing the attractions industry, sent a letter to both Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, urging them to support adding seasonal amusement parks and attractions to the list of businesses eligible for the SBA’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant.
“Our industry understood and supported the closures in the interest of the public good – despite the personal financial hardships that were created,” said Eric Anderson, President of NEAAPA. “Now, we need your help to pave a path to economic recovery for small businesses that have been shuttered completely due to the pandemic.”
Businesses like Deno’s Wonder Wheel, home to the iconic Ferris wheel and other attractions, was closed for the entirety of the 2020 season, preventing the proper celebration of the Wonder Wheel’s 100th anniversary on shores of Coney Island.
“Many of our members are participating in the Paycheck Protection Program, and they are very appreciative of the support, they will need additional financial aid in order to survive,” said Anderson.
NEAAPA, the nation’s premier regional association representing the attractions industry in the Northeast United States, was founded in 1913. Representing over 170 members that provide safe entertainment to millions of guests each year, thousands of jobs, and millions of dollars in economic activity each year. For more information, go to https://neaapa.com.
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