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Posted on: September 10, 2020

City of Norfolk Awards 93 Businesses Coronavirus Relief (CORE) Fund Grants

Round one CARES Act Funds Grants Total $1,035,000

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Department of Economic Development received $2 million in CARES Act funds and created a CORE grant program for small for-profit businesses and nonprofits physically located in the City of Norfolk affected by COVID-19. Priority is given to minority and women-owned businesses. Applicants are required to demonstrate that they were operational pre-COVID-19, and that they are suffering negative impacts from COVID-19 closures. Funds are meant to reimburse businesses for the costs of business interruption caused by required closures due to COVID-19. To better assist applicants, Economic Development is offering individualized application support. Below, are the results from Round 1. Applications were accepted from August 5, 2020 - August 14, 2020. The Round 2 application period is open from September 2, 2020 - September 13, 2020. Grant rounds will continue until designated CARES Act funds are depleted. For more information, please visit our website

$5,000 Micro-grants for companies with 5 or fewer employees

44 Companies (by Business Legal Name): $220,000

67% of these grant recipients are minority-owned businesses

Creations By Ebony

Discover Coastal Virginia, Inc.

Studio MAS Creative, LLC

A.L.O.F.L.L.C. Trading as Le Marche

Chassitys Braid Bar LLC

Bo’s Tailor Shop

Events That Sparkle, LLC

McLean Endeavors

Studdio X Salon

Nikhil Enterprises Inc

I Am Something Extra-Kathy Taylor

Alt’s Quality Lawn Care, LLC

Bardoun Design PC

Mettle Events, Inc.

Basketball Products International

YNJ Corporation

Vessel Roasting Co.

Covenant Connections

Absolute Kitchen and Bath

KEJA Marketing LLC

Fresh Radio LLC

Proteje Hair Salon

Ocean View Arts

Page House Inc

Mad Hatter Studio LLC

757 Strength and Conditioning

Nurturing Minds of Value, LLC

Spine and Orthopedic Pain Center, PC

Granby Arts LLC

Excellence Designing Hair Salon


A Touch of Clean

Loveitte Arc Consultant Agency Inc.

The Village Mermaid

The Toy Co.

Express Junk Inc

G5 Enterprises, LLC

Sister2Sister Cleaning Services LLC

Thalia Graphics


Waverleigh Creative

Erin Arnold

Hughes Controls Incorporated

Genus Financial LLC

$15,000 Small Business Grants for companies with 6 – 25 employees

31 Companies (by Business Legal Name): $465,000

Charu, LLC

NexGen HVAC Services LLC

Mama Zuti LLC

Nouvelle Restaurant, LLC


Art Repertory Films, Inc

CoreVelo LLC

Commonwealth Preservation Group, LLC

Laughing Pig llc

Lotus of Peace INC

Wing Tai Trading (America) Company

NetTek, LLC

Business Document Solutions, Inc.

Clementine’s, LLC


Stockpot North, Inc.

Husteads Canvas Creations Inc

Garden Gazebo, Inc.

Mini Miracles Learning Center 2 INC.

4 Max Inc.


Mermaid Vineyard & Winery, LLC

Vessel Craft Coffee

Silent Securities Inc

409 York LLC

Supreme Assets Inc

Roadstead Montessori High School

Mike & Yolanda LLC

The Tidewater Corp

Real Developments Inc



$25,000 Small Business Grants for companies from 26 to 50 employees

8 Companies (by Business Legal Name): $200,000

Dister, Inc.

Paragon Paving INC

Alkalinenfk LLC

Mambo Room Inc

Aston Shelton Enterprises LLC

Grace O’Malley’s, Inc.

Azalea Inn Inc

The Czar Corp II

$15,000 Nonprofit Grants for companies with 50 or fewer employees

10 Companies (by Business Legal Name): $150,000

Young Audiences of Virginia Inc

Virginia Arts Festival

Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church

757 Creative Reuse Center

The Four Rivers Project

Compassion Advocacy Network, Inc.

The Muse Writers Center


Men for Hope, Inc.

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