CONTRIBUTED BY THE OPELIKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Opelika Chamber of Commerce hosted a reception and press conference to announce and honor this year’s Small Business Grant recipients on Nov. 7, 2022.
Eight local small businesses received grants at this year’s recipient press conference.
“Our partnership with the city of Opelika and the Economic Development Department are what makes these grants possible,” said Opelika Chamber CEO and President Ali Rauch. “I want to thank and applaud them for investing in small businesses in our community, to make such a big impact.”
The Small Business Grant recipients were as follows:
• Allison Johnson
Emerald Cove Learning Center. 108 N. 8th St.
• Rod Welch
Out Tha Mudd. 1051 S. Fox Run Pkwy.
• Chris Thompson
Twice Baked. 909 S. Railroad Ave.
• Jim Bryson
Market Street Paint. 116 S. 8th St.
• Nancy Lockhart
Six Dollar Café. 1300 McCoy St.
• Lisa Ditchkoff
Bottling Plant Event Center. 614 N. Railroad Ave.
• Lakiesha Young Hicks
Hair Loss Center for Alabama. 209 Samford Ave.
• Whit Heath
Whit Works. 401 Twin Lakes Ave.
“We are so elated to be able to give businesses the resources they need to grow to the next level,” said Director of Economic Development from the city of Opelika Lori Huguley. “I cannot wait to see what they can accomplish in their future endeavors.”
For more information about the Small Business Grant Program, contact Rauch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE OPELIKA
For more than 80 years, the Opelika Chamber has worked to strengthen the community as the champion of business by building bridges, cultivating community, and elevating business in order to achieve excellence. Representing more than 900 businesses and over 20,000 employees in the region, the Opelika Chamber has been recognized for its operational best practices among 501(c)6 not-for-profit Chambers of Commerce. The Opelika Chamber is one of only three 5-star accredited chambers in the state of Alabama. You can learn more at www.opelikachamber.com.