Sixty Lansing businesses net $600K in grant funding

Small business loan applications to close tonight at midnight


WEDNESDAY, April 7 — Sixty small businesses in Greater Lansing were selected this morning to receive a $10,000 grant through the Michigan Small Business Relief Program.

The Lansing Economic Area Partnership was charged by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. over the last few weeks to award $600,000 in funds to 60 of the 1,875 businesses that submitted a grant application across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties.

Those that demonstrated the most sincere financial need were selected. Among them:

  • 100 Acre Wood Daycare
  • Aggie Mae's Bakery LLC
  • Allen Neighborhood Center
  • Art Unlimited
  • B/A Florist
  • Batter Up LLC, dba Batter Up Bistro
  • Bellevue Hardware
  • Bestsellers Books & Coffee Co
  • Blue Owl Coffee, LLC
  • Builders' Hardware Co.
  • Charlotte Plaza Floral LLC
  • City Pulse
  • Cugino's, Inc.
  • Eagle Inn Bar & Grill
  • Eastminster Child Development Center
  • El Azteco East Mexican Restaurant (ELA Food Services, LLC)
  • E-Lanes Bowling Alley
  • Embassy Transportation, LLC
  • Evelyn Bay
  • Falsetta's Casa Nova
  • Golden Harvest
  • Grace Boutique of Old Town
  • Groovy Donuts LLC
  • Insty Prints
  • J&K Catering DBA Michigan Princess
  • Joe’s Potterville Inn Inc. (Joe’s Gizzard City)
  • JPD co of Lansing dba franks press box
  • Mad Eagle
  • Maple Leaf Inn
  • Mark's Place
  • Moneyball Sportswear LLC
  • Moriarty's Pub
  • Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant LLC
  • October Moon
  • Oh Mi Organics LLC
  • Owen-Conley Entertainment LLC: DBA Eaton Theatre
  • Piazzano's (JJF Inc)
  • Pure F2T LLC DBA Red Haven
  • REACH Studio Art Center
  • Reno's North
  • REO Town Gardener, Inc
  • Reputation Beverage Co
  • Ryans Roadhouse
  • Sanctuary Brewery LLC
  • Strange Matter Coffee LLC
  • Sultans Express
  • Sun Theatre Wiilliamston
  • Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe
  • Tannin Restaurant
  • The Green Door Blues Bar & Grill
  • The Peanut Barrel
  • The Vault Delicatessen
  • The Wooden Nickel II
  • Vinnies Llc DBA Dagwood’s Tavern and Grill
  • Weston's Kewpee
  • Xtreme Mason Contractors
  • Zeus Coney Island
  • Zoobies Old Town Tavern

“Our small businesses are a cornerstone to our regional economy and the fabric of our regional community — their pain is felt by us all,” said Bob Trezise, president and CEO of LEAP. “But this economic development grant program brings good news to many.”

LEAP is also offering loans to businesses that are based in Lansing and have fewer than 100 employees, in addition to other criteria established by MEDC and LEAP. Loans range from $50,000 to $200,000 and will be issued with a 0.25% interest rate and no required collateral. LEAP will award three to 12 such loans.

Visit relief to submit an application by midnight tonight.


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