2020 Business Grant Assistance Program

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2020 Business Grant Assistance Program

The Rockford Ohio Chamber of Commerce exists to support our area members, and it’s safe to say 2020 has been a challenging year for all business due to the financial impact of the global pandemic.  As an organization, our board has elected to forego a Chamber Banquet this year and will reallocate all budgeted funds to a newly created Business Grant Assistance Program to support our members in need.

Our Chamber Board would also like to extend the invitation to all community members for donations in $20 increments to support our grant initiative. This would have been the ticket price to attend our Chamber Banquet, but feel these dollars would have the greatest impact by serving our business community directly.  If you or your business can donate more than the ticket price of $20 per person, we encourage you to consider donating to our business grant assistance program.  All businesses and individuals who donate will be recognized publicly in press releases, on the RockfordAlive.com website in addition to promotions on social media.

Help us help our business community continue to flourish and succeed. Your donations will greatly impact our local entrepreneurs as they navigate the unsteady waters through Covid-19 and beyond. We value you for being a member of the Rockford Ohio Chamber of Commerce and appreciate your willingness to help us support our local businesses. Please feel free to reach out with questions.

Application due on or before September 15, 2020. Please mail to Rockford Chamber of Commerce, PO BOX 175 – Rockford, OH  45882.  Memo – Business Grant Assistance OR email to chamber@rockfordalive.com.

Only applicants who are selected for interviews will be notified. Applicant must be available for interviews on October 1 OR October 3. Interviews will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. The winner of the grant(s) will be notified privately by a member of our Board and announced publicly on our website and social media channels. Please type or print and complete all items. An illegible, incomplete, or late application may prevent your application from being considered.

To make a donation, you can use the first page of the form below, print and mail to Village of Rockford c/o Chamber Grant Program, 151 E. Columbia St, Rockford, OH 45882.