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Microenterprise grants awarded


June 27, 2012

A total of $165,000 in grant funding has been awarded to 11 Sullivan County businesses under the county’s Microenterprise Assistance Program (MAP). The program targets Main Street businesses that are located within downtown areas and provide goods and services, and “Agri-business” enterprises, including farms, agriculture support businesses and businesses that process farm products.

Earlier this year, 86 business owners submitted applications. Thirty-four were selected to participate in a comprehensive Entrepreneurial Training Program. As part of the program, each participant developed a business plan. These business plans were ranked and evaluated to select business owners to be awarded funds.

Recipients are Tim and Andrea Corcoran, Samba Eats,
Jeffersonville ($24,255); David Cornish, Catskill Mountain Maple Water, LLC, Livingston Manor ($10,000); Paula Crawford, Bee-Licious, Livingston Manor ($5,551); Conor Crickmore, Neversink Farm, Claryville ($17,389); Jodie Dawson, Java Love, Kauneonga Lake ($17,755); Nuby Deleon, ND Pro Media, LLC, Monticello ($24,500); Jamie Helper, Heirloom Botanicals Herb Farm and Nursery, Livingston Manor ($6,000); Louisa Pabon, Verde & Co., Mountaindale ($15,050); Jon Westergreen, Main Street Farm, Livingston Manor ($16,850); Doug and Joan Woods, Everlasting Spring Garden Center, White Sulphur Springs ($14,050); Sean Zigmund, Root ‘n Roost Farm, White Sulphur Springs ($13,600).