Printed: 11/12/2020 3:00:18 PM
GREENFIELD — Eight companies are benefiting from the Greenfield Enterprise Affiliation’s first spherical of regranting that it distributed from the $10,000 it acquired via MassDevelopment’s Commonwealth Locations COVID-19 Response Spherical: Resurgent Locations program.
First spherical grant awards have been acquired by: Brad’s Place, Denny’s Pantry, Hangar Pub and Grill, Hope & Olive, Principal Road Bar and Grille, Mesa Verde, Terrazza and Adam’s Donuts.
Every of the eight recipients acquired grants of as much as $1,200 for tools purchases wanted to reopen outdoors in response to the reopening necessities of the state and metropolis governments, in line with a Greenfield Enterprise Affiliation press launch.
The affiliation labored with Greenfield’s Neighborhood and Financial Growth Director MJ Adams to make sure companies had correct out of doors areas to make use of.
“This entire grant course of for the GBA was a collaborative effort with the town to supply help to companies attempting to reopen by increasing outdoors,” defined Greenfield Enterprise Affiliation Coordinator Rachel Roberts. “Each step of the way in which, we labored with the town for the good thing about the Greenfield enterprise neighborhood.”
Moreover, the affiliation has the chance to boost $10,000 extra with a program via MassDevelopment, which is able to match as much as $5,000 earned via crowdfunding efforts between now and Dec. 31, in line with the press launch.
“It’s a good way to donate,” commented Mik Muller, president of the Greenfield Enterprise Affiliation’s board of administrators. “$50 mechanically turns into $100. You’re doubling your donation to native companies with one present.”
The Greenfield Enterprise Affiliation’s crowdfunding web page could be discovered at bit.ly/2ImfDBK. As of Tuesday afternoon, $415 had been raised towards the $5,000 objective.
“The extra shortly we are able to increase the crowdfunding cash, the higher. It’s getting colder and our companies might use the assistance sooner slightly than later,” Roberts mentioned.
The affiliation’s objective is to assist no less than eight extra Greenfield companies, the discharge states. The tools bought by the companies stay of their possession for future use as effectively, in case pandemic-related restrictions proceed within the spring.