Recipients of the Kenosha COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Fund Announced

The Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA), in conjunction with the City of Kenosha, is excited to announce the recipients of the Kenosha COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Fund. The fund is an emergency grant program, being administered by KABA, to assist small businesses that have been adversely impacted by the state’s Safer-At-Home (SAH) order, aimed at limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The $600,000 in funds was contributed by the City of Kenosha and Snap-on, Inc.

Approximately 130 applications were received. The applications were reviewed and awarded by a 12-person committee comprised of volunteers from the business and non-profit communities.

List of recipients from the City of Kenosha:

  • 2u4u Beauty Supply
  • Acupuncture & Wellness of Wisconsin
  • Bodywise Wellness & Spa
  • Chiappetta Shoes Inc.
  • Crown Trophy
  • DogDom Int’l. Dog Training
  • El Sarape Mexican Restaurant
  • Growing Green Child Dev. Center
  • Guttormsen Recreation Center
  • Hair Unlimited
  • Herbert’s LTD
  • Inspire Child Care Consulting
  • Junith M. Thompson, M.D.S.C.
  • Kenosha Kingfish
  • Kenosha Racine Granite Corp.
  • Kenosha Urgicare
  • Kids World Bilingual LLC
  • La Fe Café Inc.,
  • Minuteman Press Kenosha
  • Monkey Joe’s
  • RK News Hallmark
  • Selective Hearing Centers LLC
  • Stacey Houston Photography
  • Swimtastic SwimLabs
  • Sylvan Learning of Kenosha
  • The Artistry
  • The Daily Dose Café
  • Twisted Cuisine

List of recipients from businesses within Tax Incremental Financing District 4, which includes downtown:

  • 58 Below
  • A Summers Garden Florist
  • Alpaca Art LLC
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Bisou Lingerie LLC
  • Blue House Books
  • Culinary Infusion, Inc.
  • Donna’s Gym-nastics LLC
  • Flex & Burn Fitness
  • Hair Design by Sarah
  • Janice J Ferraro LLC
  • Jax Boutique LLC
  • Lakefront Dugout
  • LaMacchia Travel
  • Mike Bjorn’s Clothing
  • Out of Focus Photography
  • Public Craft Brewing Company
  • Rustic Road Brewing Company
  • Sandy’s Popper
  • Something Different
  • Swede’s Bar
  • T’Hairapy Studio LLC
  • The Buzz & Sazzy B
  • The Coffee Pot
  • The Port, LLC
  • To & From Gift Shop
  • Wine Knot Bar and Bistro

For-profit companies located in the City of Kenosha with 20 or fewer employees who meet the eligibility requirements were able to apply for the grant fund. The funds can be used for working capital such as paying rent, purchasing inventory and paying salaries. Grant funds cannot be used for expenses that were previously paid for by another emergency assistance program.

The maximum grant amount is $15,000. Some funding was earmarked only for businesses within Tax Incremental Financing District 4, which includes downtown. Funds do not have to be repaid as long as the business remains open and retains the job created for at least one year. Some businesses that needed more than $15,000 were able to apply for an interest-free loan of up to $15,000. Loans must be repaid over 48 months, with payments beginning one year after the loan originates.

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