Featured in the Hampshire Gazette: Small Business Recovery Grants Program

We are excited to share that some of our COVID-19 Recovery Grantees were recently featured in an article in the Hampshire Gazette.

AMHERST — Candace Czerniak is succinct when she talks about how a soon-to-arrive $10,000 pandemic grant will help her Amherst business, Knowles Flower Shop.
“It’s going to mean I can continue to stay in business,” Czerniak said Monday.

Czerniak said that her business shut down for six months during the pandemic, and that she’ll use the money for expenses such as payroll. Since the pandemic shutdown, Czerniak has not paid herself. “The pandemic has really affected everything in the flower business,” she said, noting that the price on everything she needs to run the business has increased.

Continue to read the article on gazettenet.com.