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The Jackson Chamber’s Women’s Week & Women’s Expo

The Jackson Chamber’s Women’s Week presented by American 1 Credit Union, March 8 – 12, is a weeklong celebration of difference-making women in Jackson County, recognizing their achievements and contributions to our community. The five-day celebration features a kick-off party & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Jackson Mayor Derek Dobies, the opening of the virtual American 1 Women’s Expo (March 8 – 29), an Economic Luncheon featuring the Athena and Nike Award winners, and daily recognition of women in Business, Health Care, Education, Public Service, and Non-Profits on the Chamber’s website, social media and email blast program.

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The MEDC will soon be announcing another round of grants for small businesses! Jackson County was awarded $704,000 in allocated funds to disburse to small businesses

Grants will be awarded up to $15,000 for an eligible business that is open or partially open and up to $20,000 for an eligible business that is fully closed.  The business will identify their total grant request within the application.  Grants may only be used for the following eligible expenses: payroll expenses, rent/mortgage payments, utility expenses and other costs related to reopening a business.  Grant funds may be used by the business for eligible expenses expended between November 18, 2020 and April 30, 2021. Grant funds may not be used for any expenses that were previously funded or will be funded by another state or federal grant program, including but not limited to, the Michigan Small Business Relief Program, the Michigan Small Business Restart Program or the Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative.

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