Citizens Banks awarded Great Lakes WBC Small Business Relief and Recovery grants to support small businesses in Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties.

Release Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

DETROIT – Citizens Bank has established a Small Business Relief and Recovery Program that provides supports to organizations to help small businesses survive the Coronavirus pandemic, regain stability, and fully recover. Assisting the communities where we live and work is crucial during this unprecedented time.

Great Lakes Women's Business Council provided 20 grants to small businesses in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic to aid them in recovering and restoring. This grant relief is made possible by the generous support of Citizens Bank and the Citizens Charitable Foundation's Small Business Relief and Recovery program.

"Small businesses are a vital engine of the Southeastern Michigan economy, so it is critical that we both give them an immediate leg up and bolster their long term viability," said Rick Hampson, President, Michigan, Citizens Bank. "We are pleased to join with Great Lakes Women's Business Council to provide much-needed support to help businesses stabilize amidst the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic."

Grant proceeds must be used for working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, or other similar expenses that occur in the ordinary course of business.

These small business grants totaling $150,000 are providing an immediate infusion of capital to support efforts to stabilize during these unprecedented times..

COVID-19 Disaster Grant Winners

We are pleased to announce that Great Lakes WBC has awarded 20 small businesses in Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties with grants totaling $150,000 made possible by a generous grant provided by:citizensbank

Please join us in congratulating  the following COVID-19 Disaster Grant winners:

Advanced Cable
Anderzak’s Precision Machining
Audio Visual Equipment & Supplies
Birdy Boutique
Blue Diamond Limousine & Luxury Transportation
Bluestone Executive Communications
Connexion, Inc, dba Tangico
D’Still, LLC dba Motor City Gas
El Shaddai Consulting, LLC DBA EverythingHR
Fall Harvest Urban Farms, LLC dba Mrs. Pruitt’s Gourmet CHA CHA
Global Express Transportation
Innovative Solution Partners
JEADL Enterprises
KDS LLC dba Schramm's Mead
K-Tech Environmental
Multi Training Systems
Pinnacle Commercial Cleaning
Stills by Stinson Photography
The Party Source/VR Life Arcade
Universal Solutions Mgt

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Great Lakes Women's Business Council is committed to empowering women and minorities economically through access to capital assistance programs, business development training, vendor certification, and business-to-business networking. We provide effective business tools and remove barriers that hinder the development of successful, sustainable businesses. Our work strengthens the community by building collaborative partnerships and leveraging resources that increase equitable business growth opportunities. It is one of over 100 Small Business Administrative (SBA) funded Women's Business Centers in the country.