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2 small businesses in Cleveland awarded $10,000 grants from Verizon

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Posted at 11:39 AM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 11:39:52-04

CLEVELAND — To help meet payroll, pay rent and pay for other immediate operational needs, two small businesses in Cleveland have been awarded a $10,000 grant from Verizon.

Emperor’s Palace in Cleveland’s Historic Asiatown neighborhood and Major League Barbershop in Cleveland’s Lee-Miles neighborhood have each been awarded $10,000 grants.

The grants are a part of Verizon’s “#PayItForward” initiative, providing assistance to small businesses across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emperor’s Palace, located at 2136 Rockwell Ave, and Major League Barbershop, located at 3831 Lee Rd., are among 225 small businesses that were selected to receive a $10,000 grant. More than 55,000 small businesses applied, Verizon said.

The company is awarding $7.5 million worth to small businesses in a total of three rounds of grants. Applications for the second round have closed but applications for the third round of grants will begin on May 14.

To learn more about applying for Verizon’s small business grants, click here.