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City of Palmview awards small business grants to local businesses

The City of Palmview has awarded more than $66,000 in grants to local businesses as part of the Palmview CARES Small Business Grant Program.
A total of 34 grants were awarded Thursday, totaling $$66,500 according to a news release from the city.

Palmview Councilman Joel Garcia, Mayor Pro-Tem Linda Sarabia, and Councilman Jose Luis Perez award $3,000 Palmview CARES Small Business Grant to Mi Ilusion.

“Our communities are struggling right now as we continue to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our economy and in our daily lives,” Palmview Mayor Ricardo Villarreal said in a statement. “Businesses are the backbone of our economy and as city leaders, we wanted to do our part to ensure that our local businesses get the support they need to continue to operate.”
The recipients of the Palmview CARES Small Business Grant Program Award Recipients were: 
Vidal Quintanilla
South Texas Paint & Wall Products LLC
Laura’s Beauty Salon
Cynthia M. Iracheta
Mi Ilusion LLC
Aynel’s Beauty Salon
Kairos Adult Day Care Center, LLC
A & J Ballroom & Events, Inc.
Little Texans Learning Academy LLC
St. Gabriel Investments, LLC
MAILIT Ltd Company
R & H brothers LLC
Coronel Auto Service
MAP Entertainment Media LLC
Secret’s Beauty Salon
Excalibur Chopra Hospitality
Saenz Team LLC
Maru Beauty Salon
Gadget Clinic
Taqueria la Nortena
JR Santos Motors LLC
Santos Auto Electric
Johnny’s Auto Center
Letty’s Beauty Salon
Tacos De Vapor O Canasta Monterrey
Vintage Invitations & Creations LLC
Excellent Hair Salon
Ace’s Audio Alarm & Tint
(AIG) Acevedo Investments Group LLC DBA Break a sweat Fitness Center
Express Notary Service
Children’s Garden Day Care
Lily’s Little Kids Day Care Center
Jorge Mendiola
Canos Welding Services
Launched in July, the Palmview CARES Small Business Program was created by the Palmview City Council utilizing $100,000 in CARES Act funding allocated to the city to assist small businesses located in Palmview who were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Providing some relief to our local businesses allows us the opportunity to keep our economy going, as loss of business can affect employment, taxes, and livelihoods,” Mayor Pro-Tem Linda Sarabia said. “The City of Palmview remains committed to helping our community through this crisis through available resources and programs such as this, and we are proud to have provided this funding to help so many of our Palmview businesses.”
The awarded recipients received grants of $1,500, $3,000, or $5,000, depending on eligibility criteria. With funding from the program, eligible businesses can use the grant for operating expenses such as employee payroll, mortgage or rental lease payments, utilities, and other eligible expenses.

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