Main Street Grayson to give local businesses a BOOST

The Main Street Grayson Board of Directors unanimously agreed this month to implement Grayson BOOST, an investment group and incentive program designed to provide funding assistance for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Main Street Grayson service area.

Program investors will meet to review grant requests and vote to award funding that might give local businesses the boost they need to set themselves apart from their competitors or take their business to the next level of success.

The BOOST investment initiative originated in Milledgeville and is currently implemented in Stone Mountain, where small businesses are awarded grants quarterly. Main Street Grayson plans to award two rounds of grants in 2016 with hopes to accommodate quarterly grant awards in 2017.

The program is set to begin accepting investors starting Jan. 22. An informational meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 in the Grayson Senior Center, 485 Grayson Parkway.

Information: Gail Lane at communitydevelopment@cityofgrayson.org.

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