$50,000 in Grant Funding Awarded to Garland Small Business Owners
The Garland Chamber of Commerce, as part of its role in the development of the local economy, awarded a total of $50,000 in grant funding to nine Garland small business owners at a luncheon on Nov. 13, 2017.
After a strenuous application and interview process, the nine recipients listed below were selected to receive varied sums of grant funding, allowing them to pursue projects in marketing, fixed assets or professional services that will better equip their businesses for continued growth and success.
- 3Q Fitness CrossFit Garland
- Brace Manufacturing
- Brant’s Lawn Care, LLC
- Diamond Light LLC
- Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery
- JCi Creatives, LLC
- Su Clinica Familiar
- Rosalind Coffee
- Sazón Mexican Home Cooking
The Chamber’s goal in providing Garland small businesses with grant funding is to encourage sustainable growth among our vibrant small business community and to recognize individual business owners who through their own determination and success contribute to the sustainability of the Garland economy as a whole. Chamber CEO, Paul Mayer, is excited about what the grant funding will do for the community.
“We recognize that more than 95 percent of our 9,000 companies are small and collectively account for a huge part of the tax base and employment in Garland,” Mayer said. “Our goal with the grants is to identify and recognize companies that demonstrate the willingness and ability to grow and provide a model for success that others will follow.”
Now that funds have been awarded, the real work begins. Business owners will soon purchase equipment, launch marketing campaigns, and hire services according to the needs outlined in their applications. The Chamber will work alongside each recipient to ensure they have access to all the resources they need to meet their goals along the way.
Thank you to the City of Garland, the Garland Independent School District, our Economic Development Investors, and the members of the Small Business Council for your support in this pilot program. To learn more about the Chamber's small business initiative, visit the Small Business Resources page of our website.