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August 10, 2020

A new COVID-19 recovery program offered through the Grey County Business Enterprise Centre is providing 45 small businesses from across the region with one-time funding. The Starter Company Plus Recovery Program is providing small businesses with grants of $2,500 to assist them as they reopen and maintain operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 80 applications were received for the program with the highest number coming from the tourism and retail sectors.

“COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on many newer small businesses. The Starter Company Plus Recovery Program assists small businesses that have been in operation for one to five years and find themselves with unexpected reopening costs. These could be expenses related to physical changes or business model changes,” explains Courtney Miller, manager of the Grey County Businesses Enterprise Centre.

Recovery grants will have an impact across Grey County. Successful applications were approved for businesses in all nine local municipalities. Applications were open for the program from July 1 to July 15. Funding for the Starter Company Plus Recovery Program is provided by the Province of Ontario and Grey County.

The Business Enterprise Centre provides entrepreneurs throughout Grey County with the information, tools and guidance needed to successfully start, expand and grow their small business. To learn more, visit MadeInGrey.ca/Business-Enterprise-Centre.

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For media inquiries contact Rob Hatten, communications manager, at rob.hatten@grey.ca or call 51-373-1592.

Succesful Applicants

  • Atelier 522- West Grey
  • Big Blue Air- The Blue Mountains
  • Spinnaker Communications- The Blue Mountains
  • EcoSpex- The Blue Mountains
  • Euclid Design Co- Grey Highlands
  • iwa spa- The Blue Mountains
  • Frances Beatty Photography- Grey Highlands
  • AzadMedica Inc.- Meaford
  • The Williamsford Mill- Chatsworth
  • Wiretone Records- Owen Sound
  • Windswept Cider- Meaford
  • Lumencrafter- Grey Highlands
  • Heartwood Home- Owen Sound
  • Ladybank Farm- Grey Highlands
  • Peaaemarsh Farm- Grey Highlands
  • Funky Ferments- Southgate
  • The Kitchen- Meaford
  • Infinite Glassworks- Grey Highlands
  • Yourpurchasesdelivered.com- Grey Highlands
  • Sprucedale Rentals- Georgian Bluffs
  • Allo Centre Electronics- Owen Sound
  • John A. Doig- Hanover
  • The Garafraxa Café- West Grey
  • Innate Health Counselling & Psychotherapy- Hanover
  • The Curry House- Owen Sound
  • Craig Gallery- Meaford
  • OnePromo- Hanover
  • Talk & Play in Bruce-Grey- Hanover
  • HomeTown Design- Owen Sound
  • Outback Woodshack- Meaford
  • Kokoro- Owen Sound
  • Victoria Yeh- Meaford
  • Rezerobiz- Owen Sound
  • Norm's Restaurant- Hanover
  • Raven Shoe Leather- Owen Sound
  • Monsterland Stories- Chatsworth
  • Sugar Dust Baking- Owen Sound
  • Thornbury Bakery Café- The Blue Mountains
  • Physio Care Owen Sound- Owen Sound
  • Meaford Osteopathy- Meaford
  • Riverside Osteopathy- The Blue Mountains
  • Sour Cat Records- Owen Sound
  • Sisters- Owen Sound
  • Nicole Carter (RMT)-Grey Highlands
  • Grey-Bruce Plumbing Ltd.- Owen Sound
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