Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce receives $25,000 grant to support efforts in addressing the needs of the business community during the COVID-19 crisis.
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October 9, 2020
Muskegon, MI – Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce has received a $25,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation supporting the Chamber’s efforts in addressing the small business community needs during the COVID-19 crisis.
“Small businesses form the backbone of our state’s economy, and we at Consumers Energy are working every day to help them until Michigan defeats the pandemic,” said Brandon Hofmeister, president of the Consumers Energy Foundation. “We are happy to work with local economic development organizations that know their communities’ needs best and are making sure our new contributions are having the biggest impact.”
The Consumers Energy Foundation is making $535,000 available in new grants to help small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are being provided across Michigan through 21 organizations that support small business customers with assistance programs, with a focus on women and minority-owned businesses.
“The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce has a continued commitment of being a resource and providing support to Muskegon Lakeshore businesses” said Cindy Larsen, Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce President. “We are grateful to have organizations like Consumers Energy Foundation who understand the importance of ensuring our small businesses have continued success through the COVID-19 crisis.”