Youngkin announces $2.9 million in small business and historic revitalization grants

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced $2.9 million in grants for 45 projects across the Commonwealth.

The funded projects will revitalize historic commercial districts, expand small businesses and grow local economies.

Some local communities are recipients of the grants including Downtown Front Royal which will receive $15,000 towards Organizational Structure.

The City of Winchester will receive $20,000 for nonprofit restructuring.

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance was one of the largest beneficiaries receiving $100,000 for their Bricks and Clicks program.

In total, the projects will support nearly 650 business, create or expand another 53 businesses, train 140 entrepreneurs, provide 112 improvement projects, and leverage close to a million dollars in private investment.

To view the Governor’s announcement including additional information on the projects, click here.

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VA.’s Small Business Resiliency Fund includes Fred., Clarke and Page Counties

An email from Governor Northam announced the launching of the Small Business Resiliency Fund allocating almost $10 million in grants for 12 projects across the state.

The funds are expected to expand access to capital and provide technical assistance.

These grants are meant for COVID-19 impacted small businesses.

$700,000 of the funds are for projects in Frederick Co. and the town of Shenandoah and Warrenton.

Over $589,000 has been allocated for Clarke and Page Counties as well according to the email.

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SCORE Association helps small business succeed

The SCORE Association helps small businesses succeed with a series of webinars.

SCORE has teamed with grow with google and International Downtown Association offering four webinars to help with small business.

Connect to the informative sessions at for viewing at anytime.

The four sessions include Get Found online, Reach More Customers, Sell Online and Work Remotely.

Completing the series at your convenience can afford you a digital readiness badge for each webinar you complete.

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SBA offers virtual summit during National SB week

The Small Business Administration (SBA) will hold a virtual summit Sept. 13-15.

The free educational webinars are scheduled during National Small Business Week.

The summit will teach strategies as well as give you a chance to meet other owners and industry experts.

Registration for the event is available here or through your local Chamber of Commerce.

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Front Royal offers business government navigation

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The Town of Front Royal is expanding outreach to its business community.

Matt Tederick Business Development Project Manager can help businesses understand and navigate government expectations.

Offering help to small or start up businesses comprehend building codes and environmental programs for successful growth in the community.

Tederick can also help with losses associated with COVID-19.

Contact Matt Tederick at for more information.

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