Thirty-one native companies have been awarded funding by way of town of Powell’s Small Enterprise Grant Program.
The town, together with Powell’s Neighborhood Enchancment Corp., introduced the supply of the funding in November in an effort to assist native companies struggling financially because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The funds had been made obtainable to town by way of the Coronavirus Help, Reduction, and Financial Safety (CARES) Act, federal cash distributed to native governments.
To be eligible, companies should be inside town, have 25 or fewer workers and have been affected by COVID-19 enterprise closures or restrictions.
Roughly $228,000 has been awarded to companies, together with eating places, retail outlets, salons, well being and health institutions and others.
“This 12 months has been difficult for our group, particularly our native companies,” Metropolis Supervisor Andrew White mentioned in a information launch. “We wish companies in our group to know they’re not on this alone and that town and residents are right here to offer them the assist they want for all of us to make it to the opposite facet of this pandemic collectively.”
Holly Schaffner, proprietor of Mrs. Turbo’s Cookies, instructed ThisWeek the help displays, on a extra formal foundation, the form of assist her enterprise has acquired from space residents because the pandemic started.
“This group has been supportive of small companies and never simply across the holidays,” Schaffner mentioned. “There has at all times been a powerful sense of ‘What can we do to be sure you’re nonetheless right here in spite of everything that is over?’”
Grant recipients included Rue de Lily, Unwell Mannered Brewing Co., Anne’s Kitchen, the Pores and skin Spa of Powell, Nocterra Brewing Co., Monte Carlo Italian Kitchen, the Day by day Growler, Arc Chiropractic & Rehab, KSM Sports activities and Health, LV Spa Nails, Beehive Bread Co., Powell Taekwondo Academy, Powell Veterinary Clinic, Annie’s Wine Cottage, Savoir Cooking & Wine, the Glass Slipper, GoYoga, Artina Promotional Merchandise, Fred Astaire Dance Studios Powell, Handel’s Selfmade Ice Cream, Steele Salon Bars, Queen Nails, Under Zero Cryotherapy Studio, Blue Sky Automotive Wash, Kraft Home No. 5, PC Occasions Catering Inc., Locker Soccer Academy, Prohibition Gastro Lounge, Mrs. Turbo’s Cookies and Koble Greek Italian Grill.
These companies will use the funds to cowl quite a lot of pandemic-related prices, together with however not restricted to missed lease or mortgage funds, private safety gear, supplies to organize for cold-weather out of doors eating and different supplies wanted to make sure correct social distancing and adherence to different well being and security suggestions.
“The pandemic has enormously affected our enterprise and continues to influence it. We needed to utterly shut down from mid-March till the start of June, except our ‘Birthday to go’ created for quarantine birthdays,” Sue Macklis, co-owner of the Glass Slipper, instructed ThisWeek. “The grant funding will help us with PPE, lease help and our every day operations. We’re very grateful for this help.”