Small business and non-profit recipients selected for Olmsted County CARES Act grant programs
9/16/2020

Logos for Olmsted County, RAEDI, and Rochester Area Foundation
The content of this article was updated on September 22, 2020. 

Last month, Olmsted County announced two separate grant programs to help small businesses and non-profits in the county affected by COVID-19:  
  • Small business grant program administered by Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc. (RAEDI). 
  • Non-profit grant program for non-profits administered by Rochester Area Foundation (RAF).

Now, Olmsted County is pleased to announce the grant recipients for each program have been chosen. 

Olmsted County Small Business Relief Fund

Of the 308 applications received by RAEDI, 275 organizations fully completed the application and 191 businesses were selected to receive small business grant program funds: 
  • Amount be awarded: $3,172,545 (about 80% of the $4 million allocation); RAEDI is still processing documentation for a handful of businesses (which could change the Olmsted County award amount and total number of awardees).  
  • $35,000 is the median net revenue loss for awardees during the first 4 months of the COVID pandemic.

For the businesses receiving funds:
  • 79 (26% of applicants) will receive the full amount of $25,000
  • 138 (45% of applicants) employed six or fewer FTEs
  • 87 are majority owned by women
  • 40 are majority owned by racial or ethnic minorities
  • 10 are majority owned by veterans 

Information about eligibility criteria surrounding the Olmsted County Small Business Relief Fund grants was shared in an August 10, 2020 press release.  

Small business grant recipients

  • 315 Coffee Shop, LLC (Café Steam) - $25,000
  • Air Insanity LLC - $25,000
  • ALL AROUND ACCOUNTING INC - $25,000
  • Allegro School of Dance Inc. - $25,000
  • Allient Technologies Group, LLC - $25,000
  • American Hospitality LLC (La Quinta Inn & Suites Rochester) - $25,000
  • Bases Loaded Entertainment, LLC (Rochester Honkers Baseball Club) - $25,000
  • BDK, LLC (Bleu Duck Kitchen) - $25,000
  • Bernard Coach, Inc - $25,000
  • Bitter & Pour LLC - $25,000
  • Bliss Education Resources LLC (Sylvan Learning Center) - $25,000
  • Blue Sky Dental, PLLC - $25,000
  • Boege Insulation, Inc (D.B.A Southern MN Insulation, Inc.) - $25,000
  • Bowlocity Entertainment Center, Inc. - $25,000
  • Bramel Inc (Glynner’s Pub) - $25,000
  • Catering By Design, Inc. - $25,000
  • Chocolate Sheep Inc. (Chocolaterie Stam) - $25,000
  • CJC Enterprises, INC (North Star Bar) - $25,000
  • Counselor Realty Of Rochester - $25,000
  • Counterpoint II, Inc - $25,000
  • D&R Amusements Inc - $25,000
  • d5 LLC - $25,000
  • DTA Ranch 1, Inc. (Stewartville Pizza Ranch) - $25,000
  • Dunatos Inc (Empower CTC) - $25,000
  • Early Bird Hospitality Group LLC (Cameo Restaurant) - $25,000
  • Eclipse Architectural Group, Inc. - $25,000
  • Ed-Ventures, Inc. - $25,000
  • Essence Skin Clinic LLC - $25,000
  • Exhibitor Publications Inc - $25,000
  • Exquisite Leather & Luggage , Inc. (ELL Boutiques) - $25,000
  • Fat Willys LLC - $25,000
  • Fiddlehead Coffee Avani, LLC - $25,000
  • Glazon Group, Inc. - $25,000
  • Grand Rounds Brewing Company (Grand Rounds Brew Pub/Nellie’s) - $25,000
  • Grandmas Kitchen of Olmsted LLC - $25,000
  • GRN, LLC (Potbelly Sandwich Shops) - $25,000
  • H2 Real Estate Solutions LLC - $25,000
  • Hardy's, Inc. (John Hardy’s Bar-B-Q) - $25,000
  • Healing Rhythms Music Therapy, LLC - $25,000
  • JAG Tours, Inc. - $25,000
  • James Krom (James Krom Natural Images) - $25,000
  • JHZ inc (Kingdom Buffet) - $25,000
  • K D Fine Jewelers LLC - $25,000
  • Klampe, Delehanty, Pasternak & Niesen, LLC (Klampe Law Firm) - $25,000
  • Knights Chamber of Rochester Inc - $25,000
  • KW Billman Roofing LLC - $25,000
  • Leisure Aquatic Products, Inc. - $25,000
  • Level 10 Fitness LLC (Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping) - $25,000
  • Mahdi Adult Foster Care (Suad Ali) - $25,000
  • Maplewood Homes LLC (Maplewood Custom Homes) - $25,000 
  • Mesenburg Enterprises, Inc. (ServiceMaster of Rochester) - $25,000
  • Mimi Designs LLC - $25,000
  • Newt's 52, Inc. (Newt’s North) - $25,000
  • Nigon Woodworks Inc. - $25,000
  • Northwest Nails L.L.C - $25,000
  • Nothern Sun Productions LLC - $25,000
  • Nupa Inc (Nupa Mediterranean Cuisine) - $25,000
  • Optimal Movement LLC - $25,000
  • PARV INC (Red Carpet Inn) - $25,000
  • Pasquale and friends - $25,000
  • Pescar LLC - $25,000
  • Realty Growth Inc. - $25,000
  • Roca Climbing & Fitness - $25,000
  • Rochester BBQ LLC (Smoak BBQ)- $25,000
  • Rochester MN South Lodging, LLC (Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Rochester South) - $25,000
  • Sandbaggers Bar and Grill (Wildwood Sports Bar & Grill – Byron) - $25,000
  • Satin & Silks, Inc (The Prom Shop) - $25,000
  • SG Chiropractic PC (Advanced Body Chiropractic) - $25,000
  • Sound and Media Solutions, Inc. - $25,000
  • Stewartville Family Dentistry - $25,000
  • The Bears Den Sports Bar And Eatery - $25,000
  • The Nordic Shops, Inc - $25,000
  • The Pinske Edge - $25,000
  • The Rochester Tour Company LLC - $25,000
  • Thirsty Belgian LLC - $25,000
  • Three Little Birds LLC - $25,000
  • Topel Ice Cream Inc (Coldstone Creamery) - $25,000
  • Toy zone Inc (ABC & TOY ZONE) - $25,000
  • Xylo Technologies, Inc. - $25,000
  • JSH Inc of Faribault (A&W Family Restaurant) - $24,874
  • Hilltop Repair & Services, Inc. - $24,781.08
  • Heartland Tours & Travel, Inc. - $24,480.20
  • Riverstone Psychological Services, Inc. - $22,610.83
  • Tile & Brick Paving Co., LLC - $22,551.94
  • The Big BANG Entertainment - $22,399.22
  • Save & Give, LLC (EPIC Endeavors Academy) - $22,220.00
  • ZENFUSIONCORP- $22,128.71
  • Dahl Dance Inc - $22,112.00
  • Fairgrounds Hospitality Group LLC (Baymont) - $21,903.93
  • Beetle's Bar & Grill Inc. - $21,903.50
  • Nanodropper, Inc - $20,225.50
  • Candy City (Northwoods Candy Emporium)- $19,925.79
  • Cloud 9 Spa and Salon LLC - $19,880.50
  • Silver Springs Equestrian Center L.L.C. -$19,519.50
  • Houdek Development LLC (Dairy Queen Marriott Subway) - $19,347.67 
  • Elevate Marketing Solutions LLC - $19,188.50
  • Darci Fenske - $18,030.00
  • Byron Eye Care - $17,974.57
  • Blades to Ballet Inc (Ama La Vita) - $17,698.49
  • Benedict's RST - $17,604.00
  • Blue Diamond Indian Restaurant - $17,500.31 
  • JERK KING INC. - $17,290.00
  • 1014 N Broadway LLC (Pho Chau) - $17,121.00
  • Downtown Dental Care of Rochester - $17,052.10
  • Braaden INC - $16,712.85
  • Lucky Nail - $16,442.55
  • Klepper Stoppel Inc. (FloRaes Hair Salon on Third)  $15,918.77
  • Fagan Studios Inc. - $15,526.96
  • MRJ Enterprises, Inc. - $15,241.00
  • C & C restaurant (Cheap Charlie’s) - $15,095.17
  • Rochester Clinic, PLC - $15,032.50
  • Enhance Salon - $14,587.50
  • The Dove, Inc - $14,506.89
  • Penz Dental Care, PLLC - $14,101.84
  • CFPLLC - $14,063.00
  • Katherine H Muellner (HOPE Ranch PLLC) - $13,959.97
  • Gargaar Grocery LLC - $13,901.00
  • CRB Consulting Group LLC - $13,275.00
  • Chiropractic First Wellness Center PA - $13,258.50
  • Moulton Law Office - $13,040.83
  • Eagle of Rochester, Inc - $12,818.80
  • Rochester Imports Towing - $12,733.59
  • POPPI ITALIAN LEATHER - $12,585.50
  • HARIVANDAN LLC (Americas Stayinn) - $12,568.40
  • Kid Cove Academy LLC - $12,127.71
  • The Stables, LLC (The Stables Equestrian Center) - $11,825.00
  • Northgate Health Club LLC - $11,034.50
  • Minnesota Auto License Bureau Inc - $10,950.86
  • Hope Wellness Center Corp. - $10,830.50
  • Anderson and Anderson Inc (Childrens Exchange) - $10,524.81
  • Sonia Stein's Country Cuts - $10,403.00
  • Back Treatment Center PA - $10,299.00
  • Hog Thai Catering, LLC - $9,505.33
  • Old Abe LLC - $9,455.98
  • Pineline Inc - $9,253.00
  • Cashmere lux Hair Salon LLC - $9,012.26
  • Trester Tailor - $8,886.50
  • A-Z Logistics Inc - $8,814.79
  • Kahler Barber Shop LLC - $8,748.87
  • Vanessa's Hair Studio (Vanessa Persinger) - $8,582.97
  • Afton Zelinski - $8,324.00
  • Root River Dental, PA - $7,754.00
  • Med City Limousines LLC - $7,692.50
  • St. Geroge Trucking L.L.C - $7,633.00
  • Official Love LLC - $7,503.05
  • Tea Time - $7,386.29 
  • A Dream Photo - $7,239.75
  • EllieWillie LLC - $7,122.41
  • Purple Sage Wellness LLC - $6,733.31
  • Historic Adventure Travel Tours - $6,699.53
  • Garden of Massage - $6,683.50
  • Prevent Products, Inc. - $6,671.49
  • Cheryl Scranton Color Studio LLC - $6,643.72
  • Mint Hair Studio, LLC (Abby Sorenson) - $6,000.00
  • Henry Wellington of Bloomington, Inc (Pi Wood-Fired Pizza) - $5,939.00
  • T & Ts Tilted Tavern Bar and Grill - $5,919.21
  • The Bee Shed, SBC - $5,634.50
  • Rochester Records LLC - $5,419.00
  • Socorro Martinez (Coco Cleaning Service) - $5,174.50
  • ROCHESTER COMMUNITY PHARMACY LLC - $5,164.84
  • HASSAN INCOME TAX DBA - $5,110.00
  • Beauty Gallery Day Spa and Salon, INC - $5,061.50
  • Laxmibai Alimineti - $5,000.00
  • Rain Nail Studio - $4,894.13
  • Northgate Hair Salon/Spa Hair & Wigs - $4,785.00
  • Southwest Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Services, PA - $4,740.50
  • Dahabshiil Fashion, LLC - $4,624.63
  • Rochester Art Heads LLC (Canvas and Chardonnay) - $4,613.15
  • Rochester Appliance Service - $4,600.50
  • River North Stables, LLC - $4,504.10
  • I mean 2 clean - $4,250.00
  • Shari Lee Studio 23 - $4,074.11
  • Hair Games Etc Inc - $4,044.95
  • Elevate Rochester LLC (Elevate) - $3,937.00
  • Healthy Way LLC (Oriental Massage) - $3,903.62
  • John Kruesel's General Merchandise and Auction Company - $3,410.50
  • Back to Health Chiropractic Clinic, P.A. - $3,361.47
  • JBC Event Service LLC - $3,255.87
  • Kruger Law Office LLC - $2,797.58
  • D&A Testing Services LLC - $2,719.67
  • Ashley Dahlgren - $2,707.50
  • 507 Impressions Salon - $2,700.00
  • LC Tutoring LLC - $2,518.23
  • Underbakke's Exceptional Beginnings - $2,506.50
  • Faiz Delivery - $2,500.00
  • Relativity Photography - $2,224.50
  • Gray Duck Entertainment LLC (Gray Duck Theater) - $1,988.78
  • Ayen Chiropractic, PLLC - $1,983.25
  • A & H Specialty Transportation LLC - $1,979.00
  • Blanche R.-K. Brink - $1,745.00
  • Urban Yoga, LLC - $1,717.23

Olmsted County COVID-19 Non-Profit Organization Relief Program

RAF is awarding $660,207 (about 66% of the $1 million allocation) in funds to non-profits impacted by COVID-19.
  • $39,000 is the median net revenue loss (4 months period – year to year)
  • 39 completed applications

For the non-profits receiving funds:
  • 18 non-profits will receive the full amount of $25,000
  • 29 non-profits provide services to low- to moderate-income individuals and families
  • 20 non-profits employed six or fewer FTEs

Information about eligibility criteria surrounding the Olmsted County COVID-19 Non-Profit Organization Relief Program was shared in an August 28, 2020 press release

Non-profit grant recipients

  • Ability Building Community - $25,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Rochester - $25,000
  • Children's Dental Health Services - $25,000
  • Community Dental Care - $25,000
  • Community Health Service Inc. - $25,000
  • Damascus Way Reentry Center Inc. - $25,000
  • Early Care and Education Innovations LLC. (Family Circle Learning Center) - $25,000
  • ExercisAbilities, Inc - $25,000
  • Friends of Quarry Hill Nature Center Inc. (Quarry Hill Nature Center) - $25,000
  • Gift of Life, Inc. (Gift of Life Transplant House) - $25,000
  • Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch, Inc - $25,000
  • Jeremiah Program - $25,000
  • OMC Regional Foundation - $25,000
  • Opportunity Services Inc - $25,000
  • Rochester Art Center - $25,000
  • Rochesterfest - $25,000
  • Samaritan Bethany Foundation - $25,000
  • World Sleep Society Inc. - $25,000
  • Family & Children's Center - $24,500.00
  • Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale - $19,485.00
  • Family Promise Rochester - $19,462.68
  • Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota (The Reading Center) - $17,512.50 
  • NAMI Southeast Minnesota - $17,022.82
  • Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester - $15,000.00
  • Sports Mentorship Academy - $14,804.00
  • Olmsted County Ag Association DBA Olmsted County Fair - $13,892.00
  • Friends of the Rochester Public Library, Inc. (Friends Bookstore) - $10,338.50
  • Project Legacy - $8,631.75
  • The Children's Place - $8,231.10
  • Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota - $4,679.00
  • Road Runners Club of America Rochester Running Club (Rochester Running Club) - $4,300.00
  • RideAbility - $4,300.00
  • RT Autism Awareness Foundation - $4,160.00
  • Chabad-Lubavitch Of Rochester Jewish Educ & Hospitality Center - $4,100.00
  • Viola Gopher Count, Inc. - $4,000.00
  • Olmsted County Historical Society (History Center of Olmsted County) - $3,973.47
  • Veterans & Emergency Services Museum Rochester Mn - $3,766.65
  • Resounding Voices (Rochester Symphony) -$3,548.00 
  • 180 Degrees, Inc. (Von Wald Youth Shelter) - $3,000.00
  • Rochester Dance Company - $1,500.00

“The pandemic has caused tremendous strain on small businesses and non-profits – both of which play an important role in providing our county’s residents with the goods and services they need,” explained Olmsted County Chief Financial Officer Wilfredo Román Cátala. “Our hope is that with this grant money, these organizations can recoup some of their losses and recover from the hardships they’ve experienced during this public health crisis.”