First round of local RISE grants distributed

Twenty-three Greenbrier County businesses have been awarded grants from the RISE West Virginia flood recovery initiative.
The initiative is sponsored by West Virginia native and Intuit CEO Brad Smith and overseen by the West Virginia Development Office and the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
Those awarded in the first round of disbursements are: Cook’s Country Kitchen, White Sulphur Springs, $10,000; D&D Hardware, Rainelle, $10,000; Carl’s Hair Shop, Alderson, $5,000; Greenbrier Professional Surveying, Lewisburg, $5,000; GreyCliffe Farms, White Sulphur Springs, $10,000; R&D Towing, White Sulphur Springs, $10,000; Autumn Way Assisted Living, $10,000; B Sweet Confectionary, White Sulphur Springs, $2,000; Caldwell’s Produce, Caldwell, $10,000; Ronceverte Arcade, Ronceverte, $5,000;
Streams of Qi, White Sulphur Springs, $10,000; Greenbrier Custom Services, White Sulphur Springs, $10,000; Wood Properties, White Sulphur Springs and Elkview operations, $10,000; Studio 304, Rainelle, $5,000; Alvis Floral, Rainelle, $10,000; Shades of Beauty, Rainelle, $8,000; Lewis Transport, Charmco, $10,000; Family Eye Care, Rainelle, $10,000; Fruits of Labor, Rainelle, $10,000; K&S Mini Mart, Rainelle, $10,000; Ron Fleshman Insurance, Rainelle, $10,000; Your Vision Beauty, Rainelle, $5,000.
The grant package also provides Quicken and QuickBooks software and training for those products.
Applications and donations are still being accepted at

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