In an ongoing effort to support small businesses — especially those who owned by women, minorities or veterans — Citizens will award 30 $10,000 grants through its annual Small Business Community Champion Award contest.
The grants will go across Citizens’ footprint of 14 states, which includes New Jersey.
Now in its seventh year, the contest will specifically award 10 grants to minority-owned companies, 10 to women-owned businesses and, for the first time, five to veteran-owned businesses. Another five will be awarded to businesses in an “all other business groups” category.
The contest is open until 5 p.m. Feb. 1.
Citizens created the Small Business Community Champion Award program as part of its ongoing commitment to strengthen local economies and communities. To date, the program has awarded more than $1.2 million, helping 112 small businesses to further expand their operations, offer valuable products and services to customers and support community growth.
To enter, companies must answer two questions:
- How would you use the Citizens Small Business Community Champion Award to strengthen and sustain your business? (100-word maximum)
- How would you use the Citizens Small Business Community Champion Award to support your community’s growth and its evolving needs and behaviors? (150-word maximum)
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