Arts Council joins competition for small business grant

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council just joined the competition and has 4 days to get 250 votes. As of today, Kruse Images and Photography and Shoreline Farm Supply have earned the minimum votes and will go on to apply for the grant. 

Just a few days remain in an eight week race to earn the privilege to compete for a $250,000 small business grant.

Chase and LivingSocial are running Mission: Small Business, a new grant program offering a share of $3 million to small business owners nationwide.  This program will award up to 12 individual grants of $250,000 to provide small businesses with capital and innovative marketing resources needed to make a positive impact on their business and their community.

As of this date, twelve Shoreline businesses are in the running.  In order to qualify each business must earn at least 250 votes from the public by the June 30th deadline.  Businesses who meet the vote minimum are then invited to submit a grant application to be judged by a panel of business experts.  Chase and LivingSocial expect to announce the grant recipients by September 15, 2012.

You can get involved to support local Shoreline businesses.  Here’s how:   
Go to Mission Small Business on the web
  • Click Log In and Support (Facebook account required)
  • Select Washington and Shoreline in the State/City fields. You may also search by name from the list of Shoreline businesses below.
  • Click Search and a list of Shoreline business will display. 
  • Vote for your choice. You may place a vote for as many businesses as you like. 
  • Click Share Vote to spread the word.

Shoreline Farm Supply - A small family run business. Shoreline Farm Supply delivers non-GMO livestock feed and pet food to Puget Sound urban farmers and pet owners.
Tharpa Nepal Travel - Provider of lowest priced airline tickets domestic and international. Honeymoon packages, family tour packages to Disneyland, Hawaii and trips to Mexico all under affordable prices.
Kruse Images and Photography - Bringing joy into our clients' lives by capturing their important moments in the most natural and creative way possible.
Ready, Set, Grow Marketing - Helping small businesses grow their revenue using Social Media Marketing
Edge Performing Arts and Dance - Edge Performing Arts and Dance is a studio dedicated to the growth and development of performers of all ages.  Let's us give you your EDGE!
Smart Service - Your Independent Subaru Expert
HiTech Courier - In the business of freighting goods to Africa and helping the community where we do business.
Manic Pogo - Manic Pogo sells band merchandise to people who want to buy band merchandise. Simply put, supply and demand. You've demanded it now we supply it.
Independent Cambodian Translation Services - Provided translation and interpreting to local, statewide and oversea businesses and local, city, state and federal government agencies and courts.
Revolution Green Power - Whole Building Energy Solutions.  Revolution Green Power uses a comprehensive approach to transform your home or office into the healthiest, most energy efficient space with the least possible impact on the environment.

Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Arts Council - Provides and fosters public art for the community.

One Lake Forest Park business is on the list:

Beyond Nines - Empowering nonprofits through intelligent use of technology. 

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