City Awards Relief Grants to 25 Local Businesses

Posted on December 23, 2020

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In November, the City rolled out the Montgomery Cares Small Business Relief Grant program to help businesses prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. The program offered potential grants of $2,500 or $5,000 to Montgomery businesses. The City committed $150,000 to the program. Interested applicants were required to complete an application demonstrating it meets the eligibility criteria and explaining how the funds will be used. Awards were distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until grant funding was exhausted. The City received a total of 33 applications and awarded 25 relief grants totaling $87,500.

Grant recipients included:

  • Bones Burgers
  • Brooklyn Pizza and Pasta
  • Prestige Travel
  • The Corner Pub
  • Houdini’s Room Escape
  • Sacksteder’s Interiors
  • MEI Japanese Restaurant
  • Toast and Berry
  • Barre 3 Studio
  • Auto Salon
  • Tandoor
  • Go Bananas Comedy Club
  • Frame House Gallery
  • Sukhothai
  • Downtown Girl
  • Artemis Mediterranean Bistro
  • The Belle and Bear
  • Prestige Travel
  • Forno Osteria and Bar
  • The Growing Room
  • Pilates Center of Cincinnati
  • Health Academy Chiropractic
  • Glen Lovitt State Farm Insurance

“I can’t thank the City enough for making the Small Business Grant available! November and December are normally the worst months of the year for us, and this year it will be significantly worse. With the City’s help, I now feel confident that Prestige Travel will make it through this catastrophe. This once more solidifies our decision to locate and work in Montgomery!” – Dave Hershberger, Prestige Travel

Toast & Berry

“We love being part of this community, and we’re incredibly grateful for the Small Business Grant and the support we’ve received from the City of Montgomery. The grant helps to ease the burden of the additional financial obligations required to operate a safe restaurant during the pandemic.” – Scott Schmidt, Toast and Berry

As our small businesses continue to face an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus outbreak, please continue to support our Montgomery businesses by shopping local.

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