Several local businesses have received assistance to make it through tough times caused by COVID-19. Governor Reynolds launched the Iowa Small Business Relief Program to provide financial assistance to small businesses economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in April, and several rounds of funding have been released since then. The program offers eligible small businesses grants ranging from $5,000-$25,000. in addition to offering Iowa businesses a deferral of sales and use or withholding taxes due and waiver of penalty and interest. The application window closed March 31 and Iowa Economic Development Authority will not open a new round of applications. As of May 20th, $72.5 million has been distributed, including more than $692,000 to Marion County based businesses.

Marion County businesses and organizations are encouraged to help Iowa’s economic recovery and growth by completing a new survey developed by the University of Northern Iowa’s (UNI) Institute for Decision Making and Strategic Marketing Services. This is a follow-up to the survey of businesses/organizations released mid-March.

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) will use survey results to inform public policy on recovery and growth, including potential resources for businesses and organizations.

Please follow this link https://uni.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eEvflFbz3FG5iBf to complete the survey, which will take 8 to 14 minutes and needs to be submitted by Friday, May 22 at 5:00 pm.

The following have received grants:

Pella
9 Lilas Boutique – $19,000
Bruxvoort’s Decorating Center – $25,000
Buenas Corporation (Cantarito’s) – $25,000
Child and Family EyeCare, P.C. – $25,000
Digital Galleria Designs LTD – $19,689
Jessica Hartwick Photography – $12,267
Life Interpretation, Inc. – $20,000
Luv Cole Boutique – $13,000
Molengracht Hospitality LLC – $25,000
Nick’s Greenhouses and Flower Shop – $25,000
Pella Family Dentistry P.C. d/b/a Family Dental Practice – $25,000
PK4 Incorporated – $10,000
Oriental Express, Inc – $7,500
R&G Investments Inc (Jimmy John’s) – $25,000
Ramirez MX Food (El Charro) – $25,000
Reflections Hair Design Studio – $12,456
Ruby River LLC (The Funky Zebra) – $25,000
Sheaffer Wellspring, LLC – $22,000
Silver Lining Enterprises, LLC – $5,120
Simple Treasures LLC – $15,000
Tamory LLC dba Tamory Hall – $20,000
The Cutting Edge Styling Salon LLC – $20,000
The Dans Company LLC – $19,000
The Gift LLC (Thistles) – $25,000
The Sanctuary of Pella – $20,000
The Wijn House L.L.C. – $5,000
Triumph Enterprises LLC – $7,100


Knoxville

Bottoms Up – $10,001
Chaos &e LLC – $10,000
Dingus Inc. – $15,000
Flip Squad Tumbling – $5,500
Knoxville Dental Center, P.C. – $25,000
Manny’s Dinner LLC – $20,000
Red Rock Restorations – $11,000
Teresa Williams dba Jacobsen Travel Agency – $15,000
Travis J Egesdal PC – $25,000
Treasured Portraits – $9,023


Pleasantville

Klise Dentistry PLLC d/b/a Stone Ridge Dental PLLC – $25,000
North End Tavern – $15,000
The Pet Stop LLC – $10,000