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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

City of Fort Mitchell Awards $2,500 Grants to 34 Businesses

Businesses that were mandated to close or impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic were eligible to apply through the Fort Mitchell Small Business Emergency Grant Program

Oriental Wok in Fort Mitchell was among 34 businesses to receive the Small Business Emergency Grant last week.
(Img: Oriental Wok Facebook)

The City of Fort Mitchell and Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) announced today that 34 businesses in the city were awarded $2,500 grants through the Fort Mitchell Small Business Emergency Grant Program.

"Our goal with the grant program is to help our small businesses stay in business by getting them these funds quickly," said Fort Mitchell Mayor Jude Hehman. "We hope these grants will help businesses re-open and retain their employees as we begin the new phase of 'Healthy at Work' following the state's guidelines. We are appreciative of Tri-ED's assistance in administering the grant which helped us award these quickly."

The 34 businesses that will receive the $2,500 grant are:

Access Chiropractic
A Healing Touch Medical Massage
Art Floral LLC
Asian Place
Better Bodies Inc.
Biggby Coffee
Blincoe Family Dentistry
BomDia Massage & Wellness
Bunches of Bows
Braxton Brewing Company
The Christian Store
Coveted Closet Boutique
Cummings Dentistry\
Dairy Queen
Elmer T. Herzog Jewelers
Fort Mitchell Barber Shop
Fort Mitchell Public House
Fort Mitchell Sports Bar
Grandview Tavern
Greyhound Tavern
Jersey Mike's Subs
KL Squared
Little Flour Baked Goods
Montoya's Homemade Mexican Food
Moving Minds Tutoring
Opticare Vision
Oriental Wok
Ralice Custom Framing & Fine Art
The Saddle Club
Solid Body Personal Training
Victoria's Station
Vintage Salon and Spa
W. Stephens Cabinetry & Design
Zoe Grace Salon

"Fort Mitchell has been Tri-ED's home for many years and we want to support our communities in Northern Kentucky as they launch innovative ways to provide financial relief to their small businesses," said Lee Crume, President and CEO of Tri-ED. "We support Fort Mitchell and want to make sure as many businesses as possible in Northern Kentucky make it through these tough times."

"We're so appreciative of this grant from the City of Fort Mitchell, it will help us pay overhead and expenses since we've been closed and had no revenue coming in for several weeks," shared Ted Herzog, Herzog Jewelers. "Every bit of funding is meaningful in these difficult times."

The Fort Mitchell Small Business Emergency Grant Program launched on April 17, 2020 and applications were accepted through Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Applicants met a series of criteria established by the City of Fort Mitchell and were reviewed collaboratively by Tri-ED and the City of Fort Mitchell. Funds will be dispersed to the businesses via mail.

About Northern Kentucky Tri-ED

Northern Kentucky Tri-ED serves as the primary economic development entity for Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties, providing marketing, business retention/expansion and entrepreneurship services for the region.

Tri-ED's mission is to generate, preserve and enhance high quality economic opportunities for Northern Kentucky and support development of the region's business operating environment.

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