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Duke Grant Small Business Recipients Awarded Certificates by Stephen De May, President Duke Energy NC

Small Business Announcement: May 20, 2022  ~ LEDA Stakeholders Event at BrickTree Brewing Company

At the Lincoln Economic Development Association Annual Stakeholders Celebration, Duke Energy officials Stephen De May, State President for Duke Energy NC; and Robin Nicholson, District Manager; were in attendance.  Mr. De May shared his remarks on the Duke Energy Hometown Revitalization Grant program and presented certificates to the attending grant recipients.

A Duke Energy Hometown Revitalization Grant for $25,000 was awarded to Lincoln Economic Development Association a 501c3 nonprofit to administer to the specified area of Downtown Lincolnton’s Small Businesses in September of 2021.  Sixteen grant applicants were selected and awarded in December of 2021 with checks distributed in January 2022.  Three businesses were awarded $2000 each for COVID related reimbursements where they used their own funds to pivot their businesses to remain open safely. Thirteen of the grants were awarded in the amount of $1500 to do beautification projects to spruce up and make an immediate impact in the downtown area. Project are slated to be completed and Final Report submitted by May 31st, 2022.

Seven recipients were in attendance:

COVID Reimbursement Recipients: Fausto Coffee, Goodwood Pizza & Bakery, and Untapped Territory.

Fausto Coffee

Beautification Project Recipients: Benny’s Boutique, BrickTree Brewing, CBD East Main, Good Neighbor Shop, CM Fine Art Academy, Drum’s Florist, House of Trophies, North State Books, Southern Charm Winery, The City Cellar, True Roots Acupuncture, UMAR -Art on Main, and Zhay’s Grill & Bar.

BrickTree Brewing Company                                                      CBD East Main                                                                                  

North State Books                                                                           Southern Charm Winery

 True Roots Acupuncture                                                                UMAR-Art on Main