FRIENDS OF THE DDA
The Friends of the Downtown Development Authority is pleased to announce the recipients of the Downtown Business Relief Fund micgrogrant program. This fund was created to assist downtown small businesses that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The Friends of the DDA raised approximately $6,000 which was allocated to award microgrants to qualified downtown small businesses.
This fundraising effort was kicked off in May with a live Virtual Concert featuring Lindsay Lou and through general donations from the community and local businesses. “Thank you to the community, without their support and donations, this grant program would not have been possible,” said Amber Pipp, DDA Program Director.
11 downtown small businesses applied and were awarded a microgrant of $550 each to be used for approved business-related operational costs, such as rent, utilities, or toward development of an e-commerce site for the business.
The businesses that were awarded this grant include: 906 Quilting Services, BK Enterprises The Engraving Store, Echo Boutique, Izzy B Boutique, Mellon Chiropractic Clinic, Mully & Mo's, Sol Blu Lounge & Taproom, Split Endz Hair Salon, Teena’s Healing Hands, The Music Tree, and The Savage Mane Salon & Day Spa.
A purpose is a statement of why we exist.
The purpose of the Friends of the Iron Mountain DDA is to support the services and programs of the Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority within the established DDA district, in order to promote the revitalization of Downtown Iron Mountain.
The Friends of the Iron Mountain DDA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.