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Fort Mitchell awards $2,500 in grants to 34 businesses

Businesses mandated to close or impacted due to COVID-19 pandemic were eligible to apply through the Fort Mitchell Small Business Emergency Grant Program

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. — The City of Fort Mitchell and Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corp. (Tri-ED) announced Friday 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 Tri-ED’s assistance in administering the grant which helped us award these quickly.”

The 34 businesses that will receive the $2,500 grant are:

• Access Chiropractic

• A Healing Touch Medical Massage

• Art Floral LLC

• Asian Place

• Better Bodies Inc.

• Biggby Coffee

• Blincoe Family Dentistry

• BomDia Massage & Wellness

• Bunches of Bows

• Braxton Brewing Company

• The Christian Store

• Coveted Closet Boutique

• Cummings Dentistry

• Dairy Queen

• Elmer T. Herzog Jewelers

• Fort Mitchell Barber Shop

• Fort Mitchell Public House

• Fort Mitchell Sports Bar

• Grandview Tavern

• Greyhound Tavern

• Jersey Mike’s Subs

• KL Squared

• Little Flour Baked Goods

• Montoya’s Homemade Mexican Food

• Moving Minds Tutoring

• Opticare Vision

• Oriental Wok

• Ralice Custom Framing & Fine Art

• The Saddle Club

• Solid Body Personal Training

• Victoria’s Station

• Vintage Salon and Spa

• Stephens Cabinetry & Design

• Zoe Grace Salon

“Fort Mitchell has been Tri-ED’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 Tri-ED. “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 Herzog, 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 Tri-ED and the City of Fort Mitchell. Funds will be dispersed to the businesses via mail.