Last week, Vice Mayor Marlon D. Bolton hand-delivered a $10,000 Tamarac Small Business Stabilization Grant check to Asia Nails, 4241 W. Commercial Blvd., in an effort to assist our local businesses in these clearly difficult times. The grant is in conjunction with the Tamarac Together campaign.
In addition, District 2 Commissioner Mike Gelin happily hand-delivered Tamarac Small Business Stabilization Grant checks to Salon Majik, 10096 W. McNab Rd., and Steve’s Barber Shop, 10080 W. McNab Rd. Like Asia Nails, each business received a $10,000 grant.
About Tamarac Together
The purpose of “Tamarac Together” is to support small businesses who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. The source of the funding for these grants is federal Community Development Block Grant CARES act emergency funds.
Each of Us Can Help
Each of us can do our part to support local businesses by buying gift cards for future use or, in the case of restaurants, ordering takeout and/or delivery. You can also take part in the “Be an SOB,” or “Supporter of Broward,” campaign. According to their website, proudsob.com, the mission of “Be an SOB” is to “help us to restart Broward’s economy safely.” The website notes that:
“We’ve all heard it. And seen it. And that’s why it stands out. Using three simple letters, we twist the meaning from (well, you know) to mean something different….
SOB. Supporter of Broward. I’m an SOB. You’re an SOB. Let’s all become SOBs! The same stores, the same restaurants, the same retail places will all still be around… if we all become SOBs – #SupporterOfBroward. We are all in this together, and together we will make Broward County better than ever before.”
You can also win a $25 gift card to spend at – of course – your favorite local establishment. Click here to enter.
The “Be an SOB” campaign was made possible with the help of the creative team from Zimmerman Advertising. It is a special project of Six Pillars Broward, a community-wide initiative of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and its 501C3 Alliance Foundation.
We covered an array of additional small business resources back in September; learn more at “Take Advantage of the Wealth of Available Small Business Resources.”