The PEI Business Women’s Association (PEIBWA) is pleased to announce the four individuals selected to receive financial support for their business projects through its 2020 Micro Grant program.
This year the association partnered with PEI Credit Union to offer the program created to help new, growing, and established women entrepreneurs advance their business with a $500 non-repayable grant and business-skills support.
“We were delighted to receive twenty-seven applications for this year’s Micro Grant program,” says PEIBWA Executive Director Margaret Magner. “The three members of our independent adjudication committee were as impressed by the quality and diversity of the applications as we were. They reviewed each eligible application analyzing the potential, feasibility, budget, proposed outcomes, marketability and overall quality. Through that process, four projects were chosen to receive grants, and we can’t wait to see how they flourish in the weeks and months ahead.”
The four selected micro grant recipients for 2020 are:
· Renée Durant (Jaxon Naturals)
Jaxon Naturals is a natural skincare company producing products for newborns through to mature. It also specializes in customized labels for lip balm as a promotional item.
· Tracey Gairns Brioux (reset breathe fitness)
Reset breathe fitness is an online fitness community which provides live-stream fitness classes for its members, who are primarily busy women who need to simplify things in their lives.
· Amy Seymour (Hive & Hollow)
The Hive and Hollow is a licensed lounge in downtown Charlottetown. Featuring a game library with over 300 titles, paint-your-own-pottery and themed trivia nights, it also offers various “funducational” workshops and events led by local makers and creatives.
· Patricia Uptegrove for a new project involving documentation.
“We know just how impactful a grant of $500 can be while growing a business,” says Sara Kelly, Commercial Account Manager at Provincial Credit Union. "The 2020 PEIBWA Micro Grant winners are extremely deserving, and we look forward to seeing what they will accomplish.”
Congratulations again to the four 2020 recipients and watch this space for updates on the outcomes of their projects in early 2021!