FedEx Small Business Grant Contest: Several Birmingham small businesses need your vote online

Earth Creations – photo from Facebook

Several small businesses from the Birmingham area have put their “hat in the ring” to compete for the annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest.

As of March 25th, eight local businesses are seeking your vote online in this national contest.

Here is the current list of competitors with Magic City ties:

Angus Racing Products

Civil Stoneware

Earth Creations

I Am Woman Business Network

Katalyst Media Group

Lucy Bird Crafts

Olive & Ivy

Competition photo from Olive & Ivy

Sister Shirts

According to the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest website, the company  will choose ten winning  small businesses for grant awards after they have gone through a national online voting competition and then a judging process.

The small businesses need your vote online to be one of the 700 small businesses nationwide that make the first cut.

There will be a total of ten (10) Winners:

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a U.S. $25,000 Grant in the form of a check and $7,500 in print and business services from FedEx Office; one (1) Silver Level Winner will receive a U.S. $15,000 Grant in the form of a check and $5,000 in print and business services from FedEx Office; eight (8) Bronze Level Winners will each receive a U.S. $7,500 Grant in the form of a check and $1,000 in print and business services from FedEx Office.

Total value of all Grants and Prizes: $120,500.

Support our local small businesses in Birmingham. Cast your vote today!

 

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.