Georgia's City of Norcross Awards $65,000 in Grants to Six Local Small Businesses

By: City of Norcross
NORCROSS, Ga. - March 14, 2023 - PRLog -- The City of Norcross announced today that it has awarded $65,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Small Business Grants to six local small businesses. Three years after the COVID-19 global pandemic rocked our nation, aftershocks are still being felt by many small business owners.

"While it wasn't done by design, our pool of 2023 grant recipients is an excellent embodiment of what a culturally rich and inclusive community Norcross has become," said Norcross Mayor Craig Newton. "Four countries and a cross-section of genders and sexual orientations were represented among this year's grant recipients. While these diversities may set them apart, they all share a commitment to our community and economic development in Norcross. What earned these six business leaders an ARPA grant is that their companies have experienced an unfortunate decline due to COVID-19. It's our hope that these funds will help foster a return to 'business as usual' or – even better – new growth in their client base and bottom lines."

This year's ARPA Small Business Grant recipients included:
  • CNU Medical Institute – Emelia Orubele – (5855 Jimmy Carter Blvd) This technical school trains and certifies its students to work in the medical field; it also serves as a certified COVID-19 center.
  • Kiian Silver – Viren Solanki – (5675 Jimmy Carter Blvd) This jeweler primarily sources from India.
  • Fleecher Designs – Laura Balfour – (35 B South Peachtree St) This full-service branding and graphic design studio is committed to "Working for those who are working for good."
  • The Local Peach – Chef Nona D. Johnson and Briana Murray – (125 Lawrenceville St. NW) This market provides chef-inspired prepared meals and catering in "a community effort yielding lasting community success."
  • Silky Corp DBA Ladlee – Hayal Bhatt – (5675 Jimmy Carter Blvd) This company represents one of the largest showrooms featuring high-end Indian fashion in the country. It also provides onsite alterations.
  • HNS Logistics – Hyung "Harry" Seon Park – (5720 Buford Hwy) This Logistics & Supply Chain company primarily serves Korean businesses with import and export services.

To qualify, small business grant applicants must represent a domestic corporation in good standing in the State of Georgia, have an active Norcross Business License, and have experienced an annual revenue decline of 25% or more for tax years 2019 and 2020 because of COVID-19. ARPA grants may be used to pay rent, lease, or mortgage costs; utility bills; payroll; business-related insurance; inventory expenses; and other operating expenses.

To learn more about Norcross' commitment to Economic Development and the many benefits of opening a business in this Georgia municipality devoted to being "A Place to Imagine," visit
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