Small Business Support Fund 2020
*Jumpstart Owatonna is proud to CELEBRATE 45 small businesses who received support in the form of grants, in kind services or both! During an especially difficult time for small businesses, the Owatonna community rallied to support business owners during a time of dramatic need. THANK YOU to each of the 56 businesses, youth sports organizations and individuals listed below for your support of small business in Owatonna. *PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED*.
Thank you to the Core Planning Committee for Jumpstart Owatonna: Tom Peterson, Climate by Design International; Peng Olson, Federated Insurance; Seth Madole, Viracon; Paul Smith, Federated Insurance; Tanya Henson, Hat Chic Clothing Co.; Ginny Bergerson; Roger Warehime, Owatonna Public Utilities; Matt Gillard, REMAX Venture; Brad Meier, Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism.
Thank you to the Grant Review Committee for Jumpstart Owatonna: Dave Effertz, TPS Insurance; Kelly Anderson, Cybex-Life Fitness; Lynn Limberg, Climate by Design International; Todd Trout, US Bank; Kevin Raney, City of Owatonna EDA/Council; Kim Schaufenbuel, Federated Insurance; Seth Madole, Viracon; Peng Olson, Federated Insurance; Brad Meier, Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism.
Thank you to the Local Spend Committee for Jumpstart Owatonna: Cynde Bock, Climate by Design International; Cindy Stelter, Central Park Framing & Finds; Luke Schmidt, CLA; Mike Jensen, Tri M Graphics.
We know that the Coronavirus pandemic has had a negative effect on local small businesses and sole proprietors, impacting their continuity of services and/or operations. There is a profound need for support to help these companies weather the economic storm. The fund combines business and community resources as well as expertise to support small business in 3 ways: grant dollars, in kind donations and expertise, and local spending. The OACCT is already offering consulting guidance to manage the effects of the pandemic. A small business support fund represents an added resource.