Shawnee Forward presents grant results, 33 of 64 eligible applicants receive funding

At Monday’s Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners meeting, Shawnee Forward presented the results of the Small Business Economic Grant Program it championed.

According to the presentation, Shawnee Forward received 64 eligible applications. After the board’s review process, Shawnee Forward determined 33 small businesses will receive grant money, totaling $105,000.

It was previously reported that Pottawatomie County pledged $100,000, but that amount was contingent upon the City of Shawnee matching the contribution. Pottawatomie County ended up giving $50,000 to the program. The City of Shawnee contributed $50,000 and the City of Tecumseh chipped in $5,000.

It was reported by Shawnee Forward CEO, Rachel Melot, that about half of the businesses receiving funds were Shawnee Forward and Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce members.

The 33 businesses that will receive grant money include:

Macarthur Dinner, LLC $2,500

Cuckoo Bird and Dashing T $2,000

Bar H Roadhouse , LLC dba Bar H Branding Iron $3,500

New Ideas Printing $3,500

Bayly Coffee LLC $3,500

Tecumseh Dinner, LLC $2,500

Lillycat Inc snacks Sportline Nutrition $2,500

Extreme Inflatables, Inc. $5,000

Rustic Rose $3,000

Star Skate, Inc. $5,000

Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Inc. $5,000

Lifted Bungee Studio LLC.

Young Men’s Christian Association of Shawnee Oklahoma $5,000

Gretta Madson Enterprises, LLC

Trunk Tacos LLC dba Sancho Ancho Latin Cuisine $2,500

Shawnee Laundry Cleaners $5,000

Jae W. Choi DDS PLLC $3,500

Suitable for Farming, INC $2,000.

SKS partners LLC dba Schlotzky’s $2,500

Shane Neiman $2,500

Around the World with Shawnee Travel, LLC $3,500

Tom Willoughby (Del Plaza Barber) $2,500

Allen Hubbard $2,500

The Lunch Box $3,500

Amanda Dickson $2,500

Johanna Esterling $2,500

Marsh Tractor Service $2,500

S&N Investments (Broadway Liquor) $3,500

Angela Burkhart $2,500

Shali Lambert $2,500

Kelly Nails $2,500

Lena Nails $2,500

Check back later for a full Feb. 1 meeting update.