The Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce Women’s Alliance is excited to launch a new Woman-Owned Small Business Grant program. The grant will award one woman-owned business in the greater Arlington area* that has operated for three years or less. The grant includes a cash award, gifts, professional and business services to encourage the growth of her business.
“This year, we are proud to announce a small business grant specifically for a woman-owned business,” said Beth Owens, the inaugural Chair of the Greater Arlington Chamber Women’s Alliance, “Our goal is to elevate a female entrepreneur. We want to invest in the next business that will add to Arlington’s economic momentum.”
This grant is nomination-based. Nominations are open now and close on April 2, 2021. Nominators only need to answer a few short questions on why they feel the business should be considered for this program and how it impacts the greater Arlington community. We encourage you to nominate as many women-owned businesses as you wish; you can nominate a friend’s business, a client’s business or even your own.
“Women in business just makes sense. The tenacity, effectiveness, care and creative problem-solving nature of women bring something to the table that cannot be replicated elsewhere,” said Katie Carlson, former Chair of the Greater Arlington Chamber Women’s Alliance, “If we do not support women-owned businesses today, we will do a disservice to the growth of our great city tomorrow. Supporting women is to support generations to come.”
To nominate or learn more about this grant, visit arlingtontx.com/WAGrant. This opportunity was established to further the Chamber’s mission – Together, We Champion Economic and Community Prosperity. The Women’s Alliance focuses on empowering and uniting women in business. Through leadership and mentoring, the Women’s Alliance strengthens women as professional, business, community and civic leaders.
*Please note, the greater Arlington area includes the cities of Arlington, Dalworthington Gardens and Pantego.