MLCC Receives Grant Funding

Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (October 26, 2015) — The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce recently received funding in the amount of $50,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Business Entrepreneurial Grant.

The funding will be used for two programs in partnership with Mono County. First, $30,000 will go toward the Technical Assistance Program. The Small Business Development Center of Bakersfield will be matching this investment for a total of $60,000 to be used on this program. The Technical Assistance Program is designed to provide free technical assistance to any business in Mono County. Local consultants, paid via these grant funds, work with you on your business-related issues at no charge to you.

The Technical Assistance Program is set to launch in November 2015.

The remaining $20,000 from the grant is earmarked for the Peak Performance Program. This is a web-based, educational tool designed to
elevate customer service to an exceptional level, community-wide. Run in partnership with the Mono County Office of Education (MCOE), once developed the program will be used as part of MCOE’s Hospitality Career Pathways curriculum.

The Peak Performance Program is set to kick off in early 2016.

“The Rural Business Entrepreneurial Grant had $600,000 available for distribution, and received approximately $3.5 million in requests,” said MLCC Director Craig Schmidt. “Our award of $50,000 from this funding cycle speaks to the strength of our
partnerships and our vision of economic development.”