Five Sonoma County Small Business Owners Receive Grants to Invest in their Future

Each recipient is ready to grow their business with a $1,000–$5,000 infusion of capital.
14 Jun 2022

This Spring, GEN partnered with Hello Alice and Sonoma County Alliance to connect small business owners in the region with $1,000-$5,000 grants to support the rejuvenation and growth of the Sonoma County community. This is a multi-year small business grants program prioritizing business owners who traditionally lack access to capital. It is one of a number of programs administered through GEN's Small Business Grants Program. 

To qualify for the Sonoma County Alliance Small Business Opportunity Fund, for-profit businesses located in Sonoma County had to be in operation for at least a year and have fewer than 25 employees.  The recipients all have big plans and big dreams and know exactly how to use these funds to help their businesses grow.

Congratulations to all recipients listed below.

Round 1 Recipients

Ariel Coddington

Bodega Country Store | Bodega, CA

Ashlyn Elizabeth McLean

Encore Dance Studio | Cloverdale, CA

Gabriella Johnson

Soul Work Healthcare | Santa Rosa, CA

Joe Meisch

Temple Massager | Cazadero, CA

Roberta Ryan

Ryan Design | Graton, CA

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Kathryn Forrest

Manager for Communications | Global Entrepreneurship Network

Kathryn is the Manager for Communications at the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), where she is responsible for telling and amplifying its … More