MNB Cares JumpStart Program Awards $5,000 to Local Entrepreneur

The following is an excerpt from a press release, linked in full below.

Merchants National Bank (MNB) is pleased to announce the first winner of its $5,000 MNB Cares JumpStart Program. Winner Cameron Shasteen will use the $1,000 in matching grant money to help his business, Mushbloom Gardens. MNB worked with ACEnet (Appalachian Center for Economic Networks) to award the grant in conjunction with other funds made available through their organization.

…Designed to support emerging small businesses and entrepreneurial efforts in the Athens County community, the MNB Cares JumpStart Program awards start-up funds to small businesses in partnership with ACEnet. Five selected applicant organizations will be awarded overall, with each receiving the $1,000 JumpStart Grant. MNB will accept applications from qualifying organizations through 2023.