Malden business Paws & Purrfection Company, a pet grooming and pet supplies store located at 240 Main Street recently received a small business grant from the NBA/NAACP/Vistaprint in the amount of $25,000! Business owners Kashawna Harling and Ralph Long are planning to bring their business to the next level by getting their storefront redesigned and upgraded and to expand the services that they offer.
The Power Forward Small Business Grant program aims to create a lasting impact through the economic empowerment of Black-owned small businesses across New England. Through a combined commitment of $1 million, Vistaprint and the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation are teaming up with the NAACP to award transformative grants of $25,000 on a rolling basis. Through this initiative, grant recipients will have opportunities to be featured on national co-branded platforms along with receiving marketing and design resources customized to their specific needs to help their business grow and thrive. Qualified applicants must be Black-owned small businesses with 1 to 25 employees and be based and operating in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, or select areas of Connecticut.
For more information, please visit https://www.nba.com/celtics/community/power-forward-small-business-grant.
Pictured: Paws & Purrfection owners Ralph Long & Kashawna Harling