Celebrating BIG Winners: The 15 Paradise Companies Selected For $5,000 Business Investment Grants (BIG)
Exciting news: 15 Paradise businesses have been awarded $5,000 each!
This comes as part of the Business Investment Grant (BIG) Program to provide support as our community recovers. New and existing businesses were eligible for grant funding as a thank-you and incentive for working in Paradise.
Please help us congratulate the following businesses:
Business Investment Program Winners:
- The Salon
- Jen’s Place
- Hudson’s Appliance Center
- Maxx for Less
- Ken’s Paradise Hitch & Welding
- Madd Natters Donuts
- Deja Vu Gardens Galore Nursery
- Skyway Villa Mobile Home & RV Park
- Dobrich Septic Service, Inc.
- Lian’s Nails
- Tucker Enterprises
- Lofi Cafe
- Dye Day Spa
- Foothill Mill & Lumber Company, Inc.
- Pee Wee Preschool
We’re excited to see these businesses thrive and help continue to rebuild Paradise—and the feeling is mutual!
Hear from a few of the winners:
“A big ‘Thank you’ from our small team, as your help is greatly appreciated, and will bring value directly back to the community,” said the owner of Skyway Villa Mobile Home & RV Park. They’ll use their winnings to help clear fallen trees and invest in critical electrical equipment.
“This grant will allow us to pay off a small portion of our start-up debt,” said the owner of Madd Natters Donuts, “And allows us to upgrade some equipment.”
Lian’s Nails wants to hire at least two more full-time manicurists and purchase commercial property on the Ridge. The financial help will enable them to “secure the property and purchase the appropriate equipment for additional staff.”
And over at Hudson’s Appliance, they “plan to use this grant for either service tools that will better equip our employees for their jobs in the field, or we plan to put it towards a vehicle wrap to help us better advertise.”
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RESOURCES & UPDATES
Come dance, come jive! Mamma Mia will be performing at the Paradise Performing Arts Center Feb. 24th & 25th. Show starts at 7pm. For more information and to purchase tickets visit, bit.ly/3I0wV2v.
Local Nursery Crawl
Discover local nurseries and watch your garden grow Feb 24-25 from 9-4pm! Over 10 nurseries will be participating in this event and you will get the chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Deja Vu Gardens Galore Nursery of Paradise on 5424 Foster Rd is a great place to start. For more information about this event visit, bit.ly/3K6ypej.
Butte County Museum Weekend
Explore Butte County by celebrating history, art, and culture Feb 25th & 26th. All participating museums, galleries and cultural centers will offer free admission from 10am- 4pm. Start at the Gold Nugget Museum here in Paradise! Check out bit.ly/3S0JGyy for more information.
Fire Department staff will not be onsite to answer questions or issue burn permits during construction of Station 81. Burn permits can be purchased online and at the Town of Paradise Building Resiliency Center, located at 6295 Skyway. Purchase Online Burn Permits Here : http://bit.ly/3YRthi7
Commercial Sign Removal Program
The Town of Paradise Commercial Sign Removal Program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. Grants will be awarded on a first come first serve basis, until all allocated funds have been expended. A total of $100,000 has been allocated for this program. After an application is approved, the Town will work with the business and contractor to have the sign removed and will pay the contractor directly for the service. For more information and an application, visit bit.ly/3IW9aee.
Ribbon Cutting: Paradise Life Resource Team
The Paradise Life Resource Team is excited to welcome new members with a ribbon cutting from 5:30-6:30pm at 5910 Clark Road Suite 1, on Thursday March 16, visit https://bit.ly/3IB3PZE.
Paradise Traffic Control & Road Repave Map
The Town has created a google map with ongoing traffic control in Paradise and another map for road repaving.