Maury Alliance Teams Up with Local Organizations to Award Over $125,000 in Grants to Small Businesses in Maury County
The Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance awarded $126,000 in grants, impacting over 120 small businesses across Maury County this week.
In early May, the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance, with generous funding made available by local community partners, established the Maury County Small Business Stabilization Fund. This program was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to offer additional relief for small businesses during these unprecedented times.
General Motors Spring Hill facility, as part of a larger initiative to bolster communities across the country, contributed $65,000 to kickstart the Small Business Stabilization fund. Additional funds were contributed by Columbia Power & Water Systems, Maury Hills Church, Pioneer Dock Equipment, Davis Brothers Roofing, Chick-fil-A Muletown, A Little Something Special, the Speech & Language Learning Center, Covenant Technology and other local community partners who have asked to remain anonymous.
“We are thankful to the businesses and individuals who stepped up to make this fund possible, said Wil Evans, Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance President.” Their generosity has allowed us to provide much needed support to the small business community which has been hit very hard over the last few months.”
Qualifying applicants were required to have a primary business located in Maury County, 25 or less full-time employees, be in good legal standing, and suffered hardship as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. After the application period closed on May 8th, a volunteer selection committee met to review the submissions and grant recipients were notified on May 14th.
Visit www.supportmaury.com to learn more about the Small Business Stabilization Fund and its contributors.