COVID-19 Promotions and Resources for Dunn County Businesses

Monday, July 20, 2020

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COVID-19 has negatively impacted businesses throughout Dunn County, and the country. Fortunately, ours is a community where people want to help and support each other. Many of the promotions and resources for local businesses are coming from other businesses and local organizations who want to help however they can. 

Promotions and resources that could help your Dunn County business.

Downtown Menomonie Relief Grants

Businesses in Downtown Menomonie can apply for a $1,500 grant to help those who have been partially shut down due to COVID-19. Click here for details

FREE video to promote your business. 

Dialog Design Co. and AB Videography are giving away free video marketing for businesses in the Chippewa Valley. These video ads can be used to promote a product or service online and help to attract new customers, leading to more booked appointments and foot traffic. If you want a chance to win, nominate your business here

The Main Street online initiative can bring in business. 

Businesses can register for free with the Main Street Wisconsin online initiative. Sign up here and register your business to attract new customers. 

FREE consulting and access to loans.

Chapters of the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center are on hand to help businesses to recover faster. By offering free consulting, help securing loans and access to opportunities, the SBDC is a one-stop-shop for business advice and support. Best of all - it’s free. 

Loans, grants and financial support.

Organizations throughout the state are offering loans, grants and financial support to small businesses. For example, Brew City Match offers grants to help pay for rent and payroll. You can view a list here. More grants (like ones offered by Verizon and Sams Club) can be accessed here.

Attend virtual events.

Click here to see a list of virtual events where business owners can receive support, guidance and insight from organization and business leaders.  The Menomonie Area Chamber is also hosting virtual events and information sessions. Click here for details.

Nonprofits can receive support as well.

Organizations like the Otto Bremer Trust (OBT) are stepping up to support community non-profits. OBT has established a $50 million emergency fund through its Community Benefit Financial Company (CBFC) and organizations are encouraged to apply here for help sustaining operations. 

We are here to help.

Momentum West and our regional partners are always looking at additional ways to support local businesses. If you have information to share, reach out.

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