Dear Chamber & Community Members: We all know that Lake Minnetonka is a really special area, and a big part of what makes it so special is all of you -- our Small Businesses who open your doors to the community every day. Now, more than ever, we want to show you love and help you through this uncertain and stressful time.
First, thank you for your courage. Asking for help takes strength and it's one of the bravest things you can ever do!
If your livelihood has been affected and greatly diminished by the COVID-19 pandemic, please use this form to let us know what specific ways our community can come together to help you in your time of need.
We have some amazing and generous businesses and community members in the area who have donated to a fund specifically earmarked for helping you meet your needs.
This is a rolling application process. Applications will be reviewed within 48 hours of receiving them. Please be as specific as possible on the form below.
Criteria + Process: -Your business must be located within Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood or Tonka Bay -This application is open to all businesses, but ELMCC Members will be given priority -Applications will be reviewed within 48 hours and money will be awarded on a rolling basis -- meaning that as long as the fund has money coming in, money will be going out -The grant committee will consist of two chamber staff as well as a minimum of 3 chamber board members -The timeline of awarding money is 100% dependent upon how much money is in the fund. We will have consistent communication with you to let you know where you are in the process and what the timing looks like. -*Please Note - this is a MANUAL process and we are working as quickly, diligently and ethically as possible
This form will remain confidential -- all names (business and personal) as well as contact information will be stripped from the form prior to submission to the committee. Jen Weiss will be the only person with direct access to all necessary information.
This is our time to come together as a community to support each other and to create an outbreak of LOVE over FEAR. #wevegotthis