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GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIPS


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Brookhaven Chambers of Commerce Coalition Economic Stimulus Incentive Grant

Brookhaven Chambers of Commerce Coalition Small Business Improvement Award

Brookhaven Chambers of Commerce Coalition High School Scholarship


BROOKHAVEN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE COALITION ECONOMIC STIMULUS INCENTIVE GRANT

AWARD: $1,000.00

CRITERIA:
  1. Be a Chamber in the Town of Brookhaven.
  2. Be a member of the Brookhaven Chambers of Commerce Coalition in good standing.
  3. Must submit a written narrative of how the money will be spent:
  4. Money must be used for the benefit of the membership (i.e. To improve communications, updating your website, increasing or creating a newsletter, helping to sponsor a chamber member event). Money can be used to improve member services (i.e. upgrading computer software and hardware, purchasing new equipment, fax, answering machine, capital improvements: painting office, office equipment: file cabinets, desks). Money can not be used to supplement chambers operating expenses (i.e. utility bills, rent, salaries, insurances etc.).
  5. Awarded Chamber must complete the spending of the money within 6 months of receiving the grant, unless other arrangements have been approved in advance. Proof of expenditure must be represented to the Brookhaven Chambers of Commerce Coalition Board after the money is used.

    Applications will be reviewed by the Town of Brookhaven Department of Economic Development. Emails may be sent to the Town Of Brookhaven Offices, Department of Economic Development, Attention Director of Economic Development, Lisa M. Giannusa. All requests must be emailed by February 28th 2014 at lgiannusa@brookhaven.org


BROOKHAVEN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE COALITION SMALL BUSINESS IMRPROVEMENT AWARD

AWARD: $1,200.00


CRITERIA:
  1. Business may not be larger than 50 employees
  2. Business must be a member of their local chamber or any chamber in the Town of Brookhaven (that chamber must be a member of the Brookhaven Chambers of Commerce Coalition in good standing).
  3. Only Business owners or main principles of the business may submit an application for the award (Proof of ownership or entitlement (manager, executive) must be presented with the application).
  4. Requests for the award will be judged by how beneficial the money will be used to improve the business (i.e. updating and purchasing equipment, capital improvements, professional services - i.e. consulting evaluations, business plans, marketing strategies, promotional advertising, signs, energy efficient improvements-lighting, insulation etc.).
  5. Your ‘request letter’ IS YOUR FORMAL SUBMISSION, THERE IS NO FORMAL APPLICATION TO BE FILLED OUT.
  6. Non-profits are ineligible, ONLY Small Businesses
  7. Money may not be used to supplement operating expenses of the business (Proof of expenditure must be presented 6 months after the award, unless other pre-approved arrangements have been made).
  8. Letters of request must be emailed to bransome@optonline.net with BCCC ‘Small Business Improvement Award’ in the subject area.

ALL requests MUST BE EMAILED BY FEBRUARY 28TH 2014 DEADLINE.
All awards will be given out at Brookhaven Chambers of Commerce Coalition's Annual Member of the Year Reception to be held in the middle of April.
All questions can be directed to Barbara Ransome at 631-474-5019 or email at bransome@optonline.net.


BROOKHAVEN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE COALITION HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

AWARD: $1,000.00


CRITERIA:
  1. Any Town of Brookhaven 2014 graduating High School Senior
  2. Must be continuing their education in business-college, trade school, etc.
  3. Must submit a 500 word essay answering, “Why I want to continue my education in business.”
  4. Essays must emailed by 2/28/14 at bransome@optonline.net

Judging for scholarships takes place March 5, 2014
Awarded at Brookhaven Chambers of Commerce Coalition Member of the Year Reception in April.

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