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Bank of Books Vies For Small Business Grant

Chase Bank's Mission Main Street Grants program will award $3 million to small businesses throughout the U.S.

Patch file photo of Bank of Books in Malibu. Credit: Jessica E. Davis
Patch file photo of Bank of Books in Malibu. Credit: Jessica E. Davis
 
Bank of Books in Malibu is asking the community for support as the independent business competes against others nationwide for $250,000 grants through Chase as part of its Mission Main Street Grants program.

Bank of Books needs 250 votes on the Mission Main Street Grants website to move onto the next round in the grant process, according to organizers. Visitors to the site can cast their votes for multiple businesses.

"Receiving this grant would be an unbelievable opportunity to ensure the work of our stores continues in Ventura, Malibu and Oxnard," according to a statement sent out by Bank of Books.

The voting deadline is Nov. 15. Once the voting period ends, a panel of judges will choose 12 winners from the eligible businesses.

The judging panel is made up of senior vice presidents, chief executive officers, managers and more, including U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer David C. Chavern, Google Vice President of U.S. Sales and Operations Jon Kaplan and Chase Senior Vice President Donna Vieira.

Mission Main Street Grants will award a total of $3 million to small businesses across America, organizers wrote. All businesses that apply for a grant and meet the eligibility requirements will receive a special advertising offer from Premier Sponsor, Google. 

In addition, the 12 grant recipients will be eligible to receive a trip to Google for an exclusive small business marketing workshop with Google experts and a Google Chromebook Pixel laptop, organizers wrote.

Editor Gina Tenorio contributed to this report.
Ryan Valley November 07, 2013 at 10:13 PM
That's super easy to do, it doesn't show up when you search postal code but it does when you search Bank of Books https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/search if the owners are reading this head over to www.reddit.com/r/books, create an account and ask for them to vote. Explain the situation that you are a local small book business and you will likely get 1000's of votes.
Jessica E. Davis November 07, 2013 at 11:38 PM
Great suggestions!

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