This week 62 businesses from Boonville will receive a grant check for $3,931.45 each. In total Boonville Businesses Businesses received nearly $250,000. This has helped local businesses retain nearly 400 employees during the pandemic.

The COVID-19 Pandemic was a massive blow to the economy, and local businesses were perhaps hit harder than any other facet. In the last year, many local businesses have been buttressed by the support and generosity of the local communities. The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has presented businesses with the chance to bounce back and begin offering their services in a greater capacity.

The full list of businesses to receive grants is as follows: EDCSWI, 1901 Emporium, 2nd Casts Outfitters, 2nd Street Bistro & Bakery, 4b’s Barbershop, Andy West Heating & Cooling, Ashlee Gentry, Baker Retirement & Wealth Management, PC, B-Low Enterprise, Boonville Federal Savings Bank, Boonville Lawn & Garden Inc., Boonville Massage Therapy LLC, Boonville Overstock LLC, City Stitch Yarn Shop, Cron’s Body Shop, Dale Sandage Motors, Designs Unlimited, Double D’s Restaurant & Catering, Eash Implant and Family Dentistry, Elliott Kyusho-Jitsu, Fortune Investments, Inc., Funxion Events, Glo Natural Wellness Center, Gloria’s School of Gymnastics, LLC, Harmonic Piano Service, Harris Law Office, LLC, IN Prints, Jazzercise Boonville Fitness Center, Jerry Aigner Construction, Inc, Jill’s Place, K & P Homes LLC, Kelly Sampson, KOLB & KOLB, DDS., LLC, Lowell’s Tire and service inc., Lutz Concrete, Manor Motel, Miller’s 5&10 Store, Inc., Mirror Mirror LLC, Mistletoe Antiques DBA, The Vintage Market, Morgan Kemp, Neal Media, Warrick Park Dental, Paradise Salon, Quality Kool Computers, Redemption Realty LLC, Renewable Resources, Retro Shock Band, Rhodes Insurance Agency and tax service Inc, SassaFrassy’s, Sav U Mor IGA, Shabby Sheek Boutique, Skelton’s Garage Inc, Stoner’s Grill LLC, Taffney Carter’s Daycare, TEKramer Inc, Teresa Opel, Terry Weyer Hair Stylist, The Swap Shop, Three Cords Restaurant Management DBA Boonville Dairy Queen, Trendsetters Salon, Turpen Communications dba WBNLRADIO, Wilson Family Practice, LLC, Yesterdaze Bar and Grill.

Danny Ellis of Yesterdaze Bar and Grill explained how a series of PPP loans helped keep them in business during the height of the pandemic. After 21 years in business serving the people of Boonville, Yesterdaze was able to use loans and grants to pay utilities and payroll. This grant from OCRA will go directly to the payroll.

“We really appreciate getting this grant, we’ve been open for 21 years and it has made a huge difference in keeping our doors open in the last year,” Ellis said.

With the height of the pandemic entering the rear view mirror, Boonville hopes to see business like Yesterdaze and all of those included in the grant make a full recovery.

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