Imagine receiving $250,000 to help grow your small business. Well, that dream just became a reality for 12 small businesses across the country!
I am honored to be serving as a spokesperson for Chase’s Mission Main StreetSM Grants small business program.
The program was created to provide support for small businesses through a social media toolkit, offers from Google, access to capital for 12 small businesses and to increase awareness of the important role small businesses play in local communities. This program really shows how committed Chase is to helping small businesses grow.
Chase received thousands of applications, and trying to select just 12 recipients was no easy task. It was great to see so many deserving small businesses engage in the process. The judging panel, which I was thrilled to be part of, finally whittled it down to 12 recipients—each of whom received a $250,000 grant. Below is a list of the recipients and a description of their businesses.
It was exciting to be a part of the selection process, and I’m honored to be a part of such a positive and uplifting program that celebrates and supports growing small businesses. Congratulations to all the recipients!
Love and success,
Announcing the Chase Mission Main StreetSM Grants Recipients:
Manufacturing – Los Angeles, CA
A premium denim jean line designed with features that make dressing easier for people with limited mobility or sensory integration issues.
Healthcare – Austin, TX
An innovative company that uses 3D nano-sensing technology to prevent injury and improve the quality of life for people in need.
Healthcare – Atlanta, GA
An at-home device that naturally blocks pain and unpleasant sensations from injections on contact, produced using ethical and sustainable practices.
Retailers – Covington, LA
A simple head cover to ease the burden of baldness during chemotherapy—created by cancer survivors who wanted an alternative to wigs, scarves, and hats.
Education – Brooklyn, NY
Fun and empowering summer camps and after-school programs for girls to explore design, engineering, and science in a creative, hands-on way.
Food & Hospitality – Detroit, MI
Partnering with educational institutions to provide freshly cooked, nutritious meals to children in daycare and K-12 schools throughout Detroit.
Living Design Studios, inc.
Industrial Arts – Lafayette, CO
Artisans who design and fabricate unique architectural and ornamental metalwork using the most recycled materials on Earth.
Milagros de México
Retailers – San Francisco, CA
A bicultural retail company dedicated to improving the health of the Latino community by providing high-quality health and wellness products at affordable prices.
Overnight Success Inc.
Builders & Construction – Miami, FL
Creating jobs for workers through commercial construction projects.
Rolling in Dough Pizza
Restaurants/Bars – Greenport, NY
Serving wood-fired, brick-oven pizza in a fully restored vintage 1943 Harvester truck, Rolling in Dough provides flavor and fun on the go.
Manufacturing – Fairfield, IA
A microbrewery devoted to crafting superior-tasting organic kombucha and probiotic soda alternatives to nourish and energize you and your family.
The Robot Garage
Retailers – Birmingham, MI
A place to imagine, design, and build, providing hands-on classes, events, products, and experiences for robot and LEGO® enthusiasts of all ages.