Twelve U.S. small businesses will be visiting Google headquarters in California. All twelve are part of a program aimed at investment in small community businesses with a plan for growth. The businesses have been awarded a share of $3 million in Mission Main Street Grants .
The grants, offered by Chase, are intended to enable them to make huge leaps in their development that would not be possible without additional funding.
Recipients include businesses like Edibles Rex , a company dedicated to providing nutritious food for children in Detroit’s charter schools. Learn more about the company in the video below:
Each of the 12 businesses received $250,000 from the Main Street Mission Grants program. The funding will allow each business to significantly grow some aspect of their operations over the next two years.
In a prepared release on the grants, Chase Business Banking CEO Scott Geller explained:
“We hope these twelve exceptional businesses take their innovative products and creative approaches to new heights through their Mission Main Street grant.”
Businesses were chosen from among 35,000 applicants from all 50 states seeking to be considered for the funding. They were then voted on by the general public and their supporters who were all able to view applicants’ profiles on the Main Street Mission Grants website.
A total 1.7 million people online participated in voting for their favorite business and each business needed at least 250 votes to qualify for the final phase of the contest where winners were selected, Chase reports.
The trip to Google headquarters is also part of the prize. There business leaders will take part in a marketing workshop designed to help them market their products and services more effectively.
The other 11 winners of the Chase Mission Main Street Grants include:
ABL Denim, Manufacturing, Los Angeles, CA
Axelo Inc., Healthcare, Austin, TX
buzzy4painrelief.com, Healthcare, Atlanta, GA
Chemo Beanies, Retailers, Covington, LA
Curious Jane, Education & Training, Brooklyn, NY
Living Design Studios, Inc, Builders & Construction, Lafayette, CO
Milagros de México, Retailer, San Francisco, CA
Overnight Success Inc., Builders & Construction, Miami, FL
Rolling in Dough Pizza, Restaurants/Bars, Greenport, NY
Shaktea Kombucha, Manufacturing, Fairfield, IA
The Robot Garage, Retailers, Birmingham, MI
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