Businesses that were mandated to close or impacted due to COVID-19
(novel coronavirus) pandemic were eligible to apply through the
Fort Mitchell Small Business Emergency Grant Program
FORT MITCHELL, KY (April 24, 2020) – The City of Fort Mitchell and BE NKY Growth Partnership (BE NKY) 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 BE NKY’s assistance in administering the grant which helped us award these quickly.”
The 34 businesses that will receive the $2,500 grant are:
A Healing Touch Medical Massage
Art Floral LLC
Better Bodies Inc.
Blincoe Family Dentistry
BomDia Massage & Wellness
Bunches of Bows
Braxton Brewing Company
The Christian Store
Coveted Closet Boutique
Elmer T. Herzog Jewelers
Fort Mitchell Barber Shop
Fort Mitchell Public House
Fort Mitchell Sports Bar
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Little Flour Baked Goods
Montoya’s Homemade Mexican Food
Moving Minds Tutoring
Ralice Custom Framing & Fine Art
The Saddle Club
Solid Body Personal Training
Vintage Salon and Spa
Stephens Cabinetry & Design
Zoe Grace Salon
“Fort Mitchell has been BE NKY’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 BE NKY. “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 Koester, 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 BE NKY and the City of Fort Mitchell. Funds will be dispersed to the businesses via mail.
About BE NKY
BE NKY serves as the primary economic development entity for Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties, providing marketing, business retention/expansion and entrepreneurship services for the region.
BE NKY’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.