River District Association awards $50,000 in begin-up cash to a few Danville brick-and-mortar organizations

River District Association awards $50,000 in begin-up cash to a few Danville brick-and-mortar organizations

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The River District Association has awarded three new downtown Danville firms a total of $50,000 to open or expand their brick-and-mortar enterprises in the River District.

The River District Affiliation Desire Start System is a multi-period entrepreneur engagement plan that consisted of a five-week entrepreneur boot camp. Individuals that concluded the overall sequence and wished to open up a brick-and-mortar company in the downtown River District region were being suitable to pitch for grant funding to enable near the hole for needed sources to open their enterprise in the following 12 months.

The a few organizations awarded 2021 RDA Desire Start Pitch funding are:

  • The Pet-Eared Page Bookshop – Catherine Carter – $25,000
  • The Ramp Nourishment (2nd place) – Tia Macklin – $15,000
  • The Style Haus Studio – Kelly Cunningham – $10,000

“We are extremely excited to get the job done with these firms as they open up or expand their functions in the River District in the coming months. While the grant funds will go a extensive way to help us shift these firms ahead, there are now various other new choices in the pipeline. We had a incredible response to the Aspiration Start Bootcamp, and we expect to see various other enterprises open up their doors in the next 6 to 12 months all through the area. The prospect to give numerous men and women the know-how to recognize the journey to business ownership and self-sustainability is just one of the most vital elements of this program”

Diana Schwartz, Director of the River District Association

Funding for the 2021 RDA Desire Launch software was created probable by the City of Danville and the Dan River Area Entrepreneur Ecosystem.

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