Express Your Pet, LLC
Rocky Hill, CT
Mel's Downtown Creamery
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The Log Cabin Restaurant
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Supporting local businesses with a collective
$2 million in grants
On April 6, Citizens Bank launched the Small Business Recovery Program, a $2 million commitment to business customers most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, 134 small businesses were selected to receive a $15,000 grant to help them through this tumultuous time.
The recipients of our Small Business Recovery Program grants are located across all the communities we serve. And the companies run the gamut from dentist offices to doggy daycares, food cooperatives to eldercare centers, plumbers to restaurants, and more.
Learn more about the Small Business Recovery Program.
Thanks to the $15,000 grant, this Rhode Island restaurant will be able to pay bills, make renovations, and add a new side entrance to the diner to help wait staff access the outdoor eating area.
Learn more about Johnny’s Victory Diner.
At this distillery in Newport, New Hampshire, nearly $17,000 worth of vodka will never be consumed. Instead, it's being repurposed to make high-quality hand sanitizer to be donated and sold around the local community to combat COVID-19.
Learn more about Widmer & Davis Artisan Distilleries.
This Connecticut restaurant is showing its gratitude for its supportive community. As a recipient of a $15,000 grant from the Small Business Recovery Program, the Stangos family shows what it truly means to pay it forward.
What if there was a way to detect COVID-19 before people became symptomatic? The RTM Vital Signs team has spent years developing a wearable device that may be able to do just that.
Learn more about RTM Vital Signs’ work.
Operation Made allows veterans to turn their art into opportunity. From handmade chocolates to games and apparel, the organization exclusively sells products made by military veterans and their families at a gift shop in Warwick, Rhode Island.
Learn more about Operation Made.
The Clover Gift Shop in Woodstock, Vermont, has been around for 92 years. Despite the pandemic, the community staple is hoping to rise above its challenges to go on for another 92 years.
Read the Clover Gift Shop story.
People Against Trafficking Humans (PATH) in Buffalo, New York, has stayed true to its mission to help victims in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the full story on PATH.
COVID-19 has all but cancelled the 2020 wedding season. With no brides in her shop to work with, Anila of Anila's Dress Maker in Philadelphia has turned her storefront into a way to give back. Mask by mask, she's stitching her community back together.
Learn more about Anila's Dress Maker.
How do you serve meals to hundreds of homeless and hungry people during a global pandemic? You get creative. Broad Street Ministry (BSM) in Philadelphia is a $15,000 grant recipient from our Small Business Recovery Program.
Learn more about BSM’s work in the community.
When schools went virtual, this northern Ohio group home transitioned all of its kids to a new normal of at-home learning. To aid that effort, the Bridgeway Home received a $15,000 grant from our Small Business Recovery Program.
Learn more about the Bridgeway Home's work.
Fresh Truck, a nonprofit mobile grocery store in the Boston area, is doing its part to deliver healthy food (and much needed relief) to local households during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why the organization was given a $15,000 grant from our Small Business Recovery Program.
Learn more about Fresh Truck.
Many of our aging relatives, neighbors, and friends are being forced into isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, Visiting Angels of Verona, located outside Pittsburgh, is there to care for their senior patients.
Learn more about Visiting Angels of Verona.
Check out the 134 businesses that received a $15,000 grant to see if there’s one from your community.