Area partners launch “Cortland County Comeback” campaign

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A new partnership between several agencies and municipalities in Cortland County seeks to help the area’s local businesses “come back” from the difficulties they’re now dealing with as a result of COVID-19.

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The “Cortland County Comeback” Campaign rallies together the County Legislature, Business Development Corporation,  Convention & Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce with the City of Cortland, the Village of Homer and the Town of Cortlandville.

In addition to pooling financial support, the effort hopes to encourage unity throughout the county and will also serve as a centralized hub for information about reopening phase progression, including safety protocols enacted by local businesses and any changes to business operations.

All local businesses are required to adhere with social distancing and sanitizing guidelines, which the campaign will serve as a source for any and all updates or changes regarding guidelines and protocols.

The following initiatives will kick off the campaign, and new information and initiatives will be announced as it progresses:


Kids of all ages are encouraged to participate in Cortland County’s first art contest!

Coloring sheets designed in the shape of the county will be distributed to local businesses across Cortland County and families are encouraged to stop in to their favorite small business to pick up a coloring sheet.

The theme of the contest is “My County Landmarks.”

Young artists are invited to fill out the county outline with the places in their hometown that mean the most to them.

One winner will be chosen from each municipality in the county, and their art will be turned into a decal sticker to be displayed in restaurants and shop windows.

Local businesses who wish to participate in the contest should reach out to to receive coloring sheets and more information about the contest.


As part of the goal of connecting the community and encouraging residents to begin shopping local again, the Cortland County Comeback campaign will be highlighting local business owners, their products or services and their stories about why they do business in Cortland County.

To be considered for a Business Spotlight story, which will be promoted through all Cortland County social media pages, please email

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