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PRESS RELEASE: Working WA Small Business Emergency Grants

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION

June 5, 2020

Mayor Carl Florea of Leavenworth has worked to secure seven Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants (WWSBEG) through a close partnership with Chelan County, Port of Chelan, and the Washington Department of Commerce. WWSBEG funding is available to assist and to support small businesses facing imminent failure due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic emergency. A total of 37 Chelan County businesses were selected out of a total of 605 applications.

“I am grateful that the City’s effort to work closely with the Port of Chelan produced positive results for seven Leavenworth businesses; these grants are additional resources for our business community which has been negatively impacted by the Pandemic” said Mayor Florea.

The following businesses have been selected through a competitive process to receive up to $5,000 in this round of WWSBEG funding: A Book for All Seasons, Bavarian Village Chocolates, Osprey Rafting Company and Ski Shop, Wild Flour, Gibbs Graphics, Fresh Restaurant, and Hope Mountain Farm.

“The importance of our business community in Leavenworth can’t be emphasized enough; they are the foundation of municipal revenue and along with the City Council, I continue to advocate for additional CARE resources and for increased empowerment of small communities; I emphasized these points in my last conversation with Congresswoman Schrier earlier this week” said Mayor Florea.

The City Council and Mayor Florea will continue to partner closely with the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce and its members.

For more information: Mayor Carl Florea, (509) 548-5275 x 125.

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