TwispWorks Awards Third Round of Emergency Business Grants

TwispWorks and the Methow Valley Long Term Recovery Organization are pleased to announce the third round of funding to 13 recipients of the Small Business Emergency Grant program. The program provides $1,500 to Methow-Valley based small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and can be used to pay rent, utilities and other fixed business expenses as well as to help business become more resilient in the future.

Among those awarded was Hayley Mowen with 3rd Avenue Salon. 3rd Avenue Salon stylists have been pivoting their business to include house calls and the purchase of PPE. They expressed gratitude for the extra support for those industries who maintain close contact with clientele. The Methow Valley Inn also expressed gratitude for the grant, stating that they will be opening an outside coffee bar in the garden to help supplement lost income streams with money from this grant. The Idle a While in Twisp has also made improvements such as keyless locks so they can text clients their access code and conduct 90% of their customer interaction via telephone. The Small Business Emergency Grant will be used to purchase PPE for staff and house cleaners.

In Winthrop, the retail shop, Gathered and Oliver’s Kitchen both plan to reopen safely with money from the emergency grant. While Bear Creek Golf Course will use their emergency funds to maintain their equipment and undertake some special projects on the course.

Small Business Emergency Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Idle a While * 3rd Avenue Salon, Hayley Mowen * Floyd Company * Methow Valley Inn * Tappi’s * Olivers * River Run Inn * Mt Gardner Inn * Bear Creek Golf Course * Gathered * Methow Rafting * Allison Childers Darwood, LMP * Alondra’s Cleaning Service

The Small Business Emergency Grant program is made possible thanks to tremendous generosity of our local community and business owners, the Methow Valley Long Term Recovery Organization, and the towns of Twisp and Winthrop, and the mighty Twisp Washington and Winthrop Washington Chambers of Commerce.