Bringing Back the ‘BurgIn case you missed it: A couple of weeks ago, the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce announced their Bringing Back the ‘Burg Small Business Fund.
The Spartanburg Chamber’s Bringing Back the ‘Burg Business Recovery Task Force has created the Bringing Back the ‘Burg Small Business Fund to help Spartanburg County’s businesses recover from the economic impact of COVID-19.The Bringing Back the Burg Small Business Fund is designed to disperse funds to businesses demonstrating a need for financial assistance, as determined by a committee of Task Force representatives. The goal is to raise $500,000 in funds from private and public entities. CommunityWorks, a statewide community development financial institution, will act as the fund manager. Current contributions amount to $453,000, including contributions by Spartanburg County, the City of Spartanburg, the Mary Black Foundation, South State Bank and OneSpartanburg. 76% of those funds are restricted to small/minority businesses located in low and moderate income areas. Businesses can view eligibility requirements and apply at www.bringingbacktheburg.com. The public is encouraged to donate to the fund in support of local small businesses.
“The Mary Black Foundation is pleased to support efforts that address the current health and economic challenges we are facing. Our commitment to “Bring Back the ‘Burg” will provide small businesses and nonprofit organizations access to financial planning, education, and resources through the Chamber and Community Works.” – Molly Talbot-Metz, President & CEO, Mary Black Foundation