LISC Indianapolis Celebrates Small Business Week by Honoring 475th Small Business Façade Grant

LISC Indianapolis Celebrates Small Business Week by Honoring 475th Small Business Façade Grant 
Funds still available for 2018 grants, 500th façade will likely be awarded this year
INDIANAPOLIS, April 27, 2018 – Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Indianapolis invites you to celebrate National Small Business Week by joining us on the site of the newest Small Business Façade & Property Improvement Grant recipient to celebrate our 475th façade grant award and over $3.1 million awarded through this program.
When: April 30th, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Where: True North Landscaping, 2817 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46218
Event Contact: Emily Scott at escott@lisc.org or 812-205-5597
The Small Business Façade & Property Improvement Grant supports small businesses in Indianapolis with the goals of creating jobs, removing blight along key commercial corridors, and fostering a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem that creates opportunity for neighborhood residents. The newest recipient, True North Landscaping, is a growing small business that moved to their location in North Mass in March 2016 where they have created six new jobs and are eager to make upgrades to their business façade, located at a highly visible entry point into the Near Eastside.
Stacey Poynter, District Director of the Indiana District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be present to share information about the importance of Small Business Week and the impact of the SBA. Deputy Mayor of Economic Development Angela Smith Jones will share a Small Business Week proclamation from the Mayor’s Office. LISC will share history and updates about the Small Business Façade & Property Improvement Grant program. True North Landscaping owner, Cory Gliege, will share the history of his business and give tours of the site and an overview of their services.
Façade Program to Reach 500 Businesses in 2018: Funds Still Remain
In collaboration with our funders and our community development partners, help us award the 500th Small Business Façade & Property Improvement Grant in 2018! LISC Indianapolis is currently taking applications for the program. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2018. Click here to apply.
The façade program is generously supported by the City of Indianapolis, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Lilly Endowment, State Farm and the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP).
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Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Indianapolis is the local office of a national organization that helps resident-led, community-based development organizations transform distressed communities and neighborhoods into healthy ones — good places to live, do business, work, and raise families. By providing capital, technical expertise, training, and information, LISC supports the development of local leadership and the creation of affordable housing; commercial, industrial, and community facilities; businesses; and jobs. In short, we help neighbors build communities.