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Minority and Women Owned Businesses Award Announcement

Galvan Foundation and Mayor Kamal Johnson announced the  award of $100,000 in grants to 13 minority and women owned small businesses in Hudson and Columbia County. The initiative aims to support the long-term growth of minority and women-owned businesses. The businesses selected to receive grants each show great potential to expand over the coming years.

“Galvan Foundation believes everyone deserves to have a home in this city and a chance to thrive. Minority-owned businesses are the heart of Hudson. With these grants, we are proud to play a role in ensuring that these businesses can overcome challenges, serve our community, and grow,” said Dan Kent, the Galvan Foundation’s vice president of initiatives.

“COVID-19 has challenged our city and our businesses like never before, but we won’t let the crisis prevent Hudson’s entrepreneurs from striving and succeeding. The Galvan Foundation has stepped up, and with its help these 13 businesses will be able grow their business. I look forward to seeing all they will contribute to our community,” said Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson.

The 13 businesses that will receive grants totaling $100,000 are:

  • 3J Customs, custom printed apparel and promotional products
  • Chimba Art, high-quality artwork prints on canvas
  • Collins Kitchen, family-owned catering and delivery business specializing in Caribbean cuisine
  • Grandma's Kitchen, soul food catering company planning to expand to a storefront location after more than 50 years in operation
  • Hazel’s Essentials, all-natural hair and skincare products along with wellness workshops
  • I’m Beauty Store, cosmetics, haircare and beauty products
  • Janet Oar, sustainably manufactured furniture and other products
  • LYF Fitness, fitness classes and customized personal training
  • M&J’s Unisex Hair Salon, barbershop and training site with a focus on community
  • Martin Audio Video Services, creative video services specializing in online marketing for small businesses
  • Shakesphere's, custom cakes, baked goods, and signature infused berries
  • The Eagle, fresh food and groceries, specializing in Hispanic products
  • What's Really Good, serving barbecue for 10 years with plans to upgrade to a food truck
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