Goodwin Announces Latest Round of Small Business Investment Grant Recipients

Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin today announced twenty-one businesses have been awarded Small Business Investment Grants during the summer 2021 grant cycle. The funds awarded totaled $164,429.64.


“The City of Charleston continues to invest in small businesses in every corner of Charleston,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin. “Small business is the backbone of our local economy, and it continues to be important to show business owners that they aren’t alone, especially in these trying times.”


Businesses that were awarded funding during the second cycle include:
Appalachian Motorsport Co. ($10,000), B.K.S. The Pa’Teo ($10,000), Blackwell and Company  ($2,999.99), Books & Brews ($10,000), Cinema VII Inc. ($10,000), CPR Lifesaving ($2,230), Dem 2 Brothers ($10,000), Dupont Hotel ($2,609.56), Nagy & Majestro ($2,210.09), Ooh La Lucy ($5,000), Quantum Sportswear ($10,000), Riant Group ($9,880), Spa Bliss ($10,000), Steele Properties ($10,000), Tempo Construction ($10,000), The Grill ($10,000), The Pitch KC ($10,000), Tops Off Barbershop ($4,900), Wild Graze ($10,000), Yolanda Monroe ($4,600), and Zucca Rose Properties ($10,000).


The scoring committee, comprised of Andy Backus (Mayor’s Office of Economic & Community Development), Tim Brady (Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau), Todd Dorcas (The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation), Christy Elliot (Truist Bank) and Alex Schnulo (Northwestern Mutual) looked for projects that would enhance the image of Charleston either physically or socially, help maintain or increase current customer base or strengthen a small business’ sustainability.


The fall grant cycle application is now open and can be found at The deadline for the fall 2021 cycle is September 30, 2021 at 5 p.m.


For more information, contact Jane Bostic, Special Assistant to the Mayor, at 304-348-8174 or