Lorain County United Way Launches Small Business United | Lorain County
United Way of the County of Grand Lorain launched a new promotion called Small Business United on June 1 which encourages community members to give big while shopping, with the aim of giving a boost to local small businesses while raising money to support the mission United Way to serve low-income working families, according to a new release.
As part of the Small Business United partnership, United Way will promote various local businesses and, in return, the companies will offer customers the option of making optional donations to the registry, the statement said.
Customer donations can be made through a registry round, a donation written on their invoice, or a supplement built into specialty items.
The first $ 5,000 in donations made to the registry will be matched with Buckeye Community Bank as part of the bank’s title sponsorship of Small Business United.
“United Way has always been strongly supported by our local business community through donations and sponsorships,” said Ryan Aroney, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Lorain County. of which were the hardest hit.
“Small Business United is our creative solution that allows us to return the favor by harnessing the power of the United Way network to support these great local businesses, while raising funds for United Way’s essential work in a way that does not cut corners. business income. ”
Small Business United’s founding partners include the Ariel on Broadway Hotel, Carlyle Gift & Flower Shop, Franklin brewing, Hampson Horns, ICrave Food Truck, Oberlin IGA, Talk about the devil, the Arb in Tappan Square, Universal treatment and recovery center, and Vandemark Jewelers.
“Our request to Centraide supporters and the community at large is to sponsor these businesses, whether or not you are able to make an additional donation to Centraide. Small Business United will give a boost to local businesses, customers will have the opportunity to explore new stores and restaurants in Lorain County, and United Way will raise funds through donations and matching from the Buckeye Community Bank ” , indicates the press release. is a win-win-win for all parties involved. ”
Small business owners who wish to participate, or clients who wish to see their favorite small business added to the list, can contact Aroney at [email protected] or 440-277-6530.