Small Business Relief Grants Go to 30 Local Businesses

Nearly two weeks ago, thirty St. Clair County businesses were selected to receive Small Business Relief Grants from The Michigan Strategic Fund. St. Clair County was allotted $140,787 in grant monies to provide local companies working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, or other similar expenses that occur in the ordinary course of business.

Final criteria for grant selection included: number of employees; geographical location, and the significance of the business to that specific area; the impact the grant dollars would have on helping the business; how the grant dollars will be used; effects of COVID-19 on revenue; and completeness of the applications.

A panel of judges representing the North, South, East and West Regions of the county used the applications and supplemental information companies provided to make their determinations.  Thirty businesses in twelve communities shared the $140,787 grant pool with an average award of $5,000. Additional funding opportunities for local businesses will be announced as they become available.

List of Award Recipients:

401 Diner, LLC (Cavis Grill)Port Huron

A&D Capital LLC (Alexander’s Premier Banquet Facility and Catering)Marysville

Blue Water Controls, LLCClyde

Buck’s Dixie Diner LLCIra Township

Dock 421 LLCAlgonac

Family First Health CareYale 

FHF Sports Inc.,   (ForSports Inc.)Fort Gratiot

Fieldhouse Sports Bar and KitchenMarysville

Fore Lakes LLC (Solitude Links Golf Course and Banquet Center)Kimball

Goabeach LLC  (District 43)Port Huron

Harris Restaurants, Inc.  (Casey’s Pizza and Subs)Port Huron

Independent Floor CoveringFort Gratiot

Inn on Water StreetMarine City 

J&J Family RestaurantYale

JCHZEF1  (Algonac Flaming Grill)Algonac

Jeff’s RubbishEmmett

Kate’s DowntownPort Huron

Lakeport TavernLakeport

MLW Investments  (Chef Shell’s Restaurant & Catering)Port Huron

Port Huron Hospitality Holdings, LLC (Sperry’s Moviehouse)Port Huron

Riviera Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge, Inc.Marine City 

Hossain Bar & Restaurant Management LLC ( Raven Café)Port Huron

Scoreboard N MoreAlgonac

Sir SpeedyPort Huron

Stevens Gables  (Atrium Café)Port Huron

The Anchor Point BistroSt. Clair

Vintage TavernPort Huron

War Water BrewerySt. Clair

Willow Ridge Golf & Ski Club, Inc.  (Bogey’s Bar & Grill)Fort Gratiot

Wings, Etc. – Port Huron

Submitted by Tina Frazer