Miami firm receives $250,000 Mission Main Street grant from Chase

 

icordle@MiamiHerald.com

Chase and Google on Tuesday announced 12 small businesses —including one in Miami — that were chosen to receive a $250,000 grant as part of the Mission Main Street Grants program.

Mission Main Street Grants give small businesses across the nation a total of $3 million in grants from Chase. In addition to the Chase grants, Google will host each business for a marketing workshop at Google headquarters in California.

Overnight Success, based in Miami, was one of the grant winners. The company, owned by Samuel Lee Gilmore, Jr., built his company to address unemployment in the black community, Chase said. He creates jobs for workers through commercial construction projects.

The 12 small businesses were chosen by a panel of experts for their superiority in demonstrating a solid business plan, feasible growth plan, overall passion for their business, the potential to make a positive impact within their local community, and their likelihood to succeed with a two-year time frame, Chase said. Nearly 35,000 small businesses had submitted applications.

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