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Planning and Economic Development

Macomb County awarded $930,000 to 148 Small Businesses

-Posted on April 29, 2020

Macomb County announced that it awarded 148 grants to small businesses across the county in mid-April. A list of awardees, as well as a map is now ready to share.

Funding for this program came through the Michigan Small Business Relief Program, a $10 million dollar fund to make grants and $10 million to provide loans provided through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. These funds were shared by 15 economic development organizations across the state.

Macomb County received $800,000 which was combined with a generous donation of $100,000 from First State Bank as well as a $30,000 allocation from the county for a total of $930,000.

Announced in late March with a very short application period as dictated by the state, Macomb County Planning & Economic Development received applications from over 2,000 area businesses.


Each was screened to ensure that it met two key eligibility criteria as defined by the MEDC. First, was the business located on a high impact corridor or within a downtown development authority or traditional downtown? Second, was the company directly impacted by Executive Order 2020-20 or subsequent action by the Governor? Specifically, was the business a restaurant, food court, cafe, coffeehouse, bar, tavern, brew pub, brewery, microbrewery, distillery, winery, tasting room, hookah bar, cigar bar, theater, cinema, and indoor and outdoor performance venue, library, museum, gymnasium, fitness center, recreation center, indoor sports facility, indoor exercise facility, exercise studio, or facility offering non-essential personal care services like a spa and salon?

Of the 2,000 submitted, about 400 were deemed eligible. 

Each of these applications were reviewed by an independent panel comprised of leaders from the county, First State Bank, Macomb Community College, Macomb Intermediate School District, Leadership Macomb, Macomb County Chamber of Commerce and Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

Aside from the key criteria surrounding location and impact of the executive order, the selection committee considered other factors when scoring applications. These included the number of years in business; perceived significance of the business to the surrounding area; anticipated impact of how the grant dollars would be spent; and completeness of the application. Applicants also received points for providing the three years of financial documentation that was requested. 

Those applicants with 1-25 employees were considered for a $5,000 grant and those with 26-50 employees were considered for the $10,000 grant.  Overall, 110 businesses received grants for $5,000 and 38 received $10,000. According to applicants, these grants will help to retain 1,619 jobs in Macomb County. The list, in alphabetical order, can be found below.

Businesses that did not receive an SBRP grant are encouraged to reach out to MCPED to learn more about other business resources available or by visiting

Small Business Relief Awardees

  • Addback Restaurant Group LLC DBA Leo's Coney Island
  • Advanced Training Techniques
  • Ahmad Family Enterprise
  • AJ Hometown LLC DBA Bee Queen Dairy & ce Cream
  • Allegro Music/Evola Music Lesson Studios
  • Allstar Nails & Spa Inc
  • Amerida Enterprises DBA Hand and Stone Massage
  • Angjoe Inc/Andary's Grill
  • B_C Cutters, Inc.
  • Baffin Brewing Company
  • Baily Restaurant
  • Bake My Day, LLC
  • Bar Verona MI 1, LLC
  • Bark Avenue Play & Stay
  • Brooks Brewing, LLC
  • Brown Iron Brewery, LLC cba Brown Iron Brewhouse
  • Brush Salon
  • Card Hall Restaurants, Inc.
  • Cellar 59 LLC
  • Chaos Studio Salon
  • Chaps Inc.
  • Chiquitos Inc
  • Choices Bath _ Body
  • Coach's III
  • Cpp, Inc / The New Green Street Tavern
  • Curis Restaurants, Inc. DBA Big Boy
  • Dan Hoovers Diner
  • Designers Image LLC DBA The Cutting Point Salon
  • Di Fragolina DBA Penne Lane
  • dodge pointe enterprise
  • Escape Room Zone Chesterfield
  • Espresso House
  • Fluid Operations LLC
  • Gabriel's Lounge, Inc.
  • Go Green Salon
  • Golden Wheat, INC- Mike Shayto
  • Gone Dancing Studio LLC
  • Gotta Dance
  • Gratiot PS DBA Penn Station
  • Green Door Pub, LLC
  • Grishaj Family Dining inc. / DBA: Donna's Family Dining
  • Gus's Coney Island
  • Hair Designers & Co Inc
  • Harrison Tap Inc DBA Sand Bar & Sports Grille
  • HolisticHealthServices,Inc
  • Infinity Hall and Sidebar
  • JCA Riverside Investments LLC/The HUB Sports Bistro
  • Jillian’s Coney Island and Grill
  • JKA22, LLC DBA Ciccarelli's Sports Bar and Theater​​​​​​
  • JRI Foods SCS, Inc. DBA Erma's Original Frozen Custard
  • K&W Guan Investments, Inc.
  • Kajos Future LLC  DBA Charleys Philly Steaks
  • KAL III, LLC DBA De Jolie Salon & Spa
  • Kozy Grill/Cozy Grill Cafe
  • Kozy Nails LLC
  • Kristina's Catering
  • Labaron's Billiards
  • Lady Red Lash Studio LLC
  • Lajewel Salon
  • Lakeside Sterling Bistro, LLC
  • Lisa-Lea's Inc
  • Little Camilles Inc (Little Camilles by the Bay)
  • Lizs Ham
  • LMS Food Service INC Kerbys Koney Island
  • LNVS LLC dba Abbibo
  • M Fitness Club
  • Magic Touch Salon
  • Mangan's Irish Hut
  • Marcus Bar and Grill
  • Megan Fecteau
  • Michigan Sports Enterprises, Inc.
  • Mighion's dba Harbor House
  • Miller Brothers
  • Miracle Browz
  • MKK Inc
  • Moceri Companies dba The Pantry
  • Mound Food Services
  • Mt. Clemens Bar Partners, LLC, DBA Madisons Pub
  • Natural Healing Therapeutic Massage
  • New Baltimore Group dba Wooden Valve
  • New Midway Inn Sports Bar
  • New Way Marial Arts Academy
  • Nicke Enterprises dba Sabby's Lounge
  • Noir Salon LLC
  • North Coast LLC, DBA Superior Lakes
  • Old Stone Bar LLC
  • O'Malleys Irish Pub
  • Oxford Restaurant Inc. DBA Fins Eatery & Spirits
  • Packard Grill LLC, DBA Tap and Barrel Grill
  • Paco's
  • Painting and Pinot LLC. DBA Recolte Meads
  • Pamelas Catering Inc.
  • Pflueger Inc
  • Piccirilli Inc. (DBA: Ristorante Piccirilli)
  • Pretzel Peddler
  • R&S Aspen LLC
  • Ray Sports
  • Red House Salon Shelby LLC
  • Richmond Meat Packers
  • RMP Fitness DBA Xtreme Fitness
  • Romeo Restaurant Group LLC, DBA Younger’s Irish Tavern
  • RSA Foundation
  • RSVP Enterprise LLC DBA Ms. Mary's and Pete Too
  • Salon and Spa DolceVita
  • Scoop and Twist
  • Serene Beauty
  • Shelby Gardens
  • Shelby KD LLC DBA Mr. B's Shelby
  • Shelby Martial Arts and Reality-based Training LLC
  • Shelby Township Fit Body Boot Camp
  • Shellinz Salon and Spa
  • Sheppy’s LLC (Esplendidos Mexican cuisine pizza and spirits
  • Sherwood Brewing Company
  • Somerset Club, Inc
  • Sonny Nguyen - Thai Chef D.B.A
  • Sons of Richmond dba Hamlin Pub
  • Soon Lee Restaurant
  • Sopranos Foods Corporation
  • Sorrento's Pizza
  • Squad Three Ventures LLC/The Engine House
  • St. Clair Shores Eagles Aerie 3619
  • Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea
  • The Art Center
  • The Curve Haircolor Studio
  • The Loop Hair and Nail Salon
  • The Orchards Golf Limited Partnership
  • The Rec Bowl
  • Thunder Dunks Inc.
  • TNT Martial Arts Inc
  • Top Shelf Bowling and Trophy LLC
  • Total Sports
  • Total Tan Inc/Tan Sun Salon
  • Trishs Tresses Inc
  • Ultimate Protection Academy LLC
  • Vandyke24 Entertainment, Inc. / dba Dooleys Tavern
  • Vang Enterprises DBA Sy Thai Shores
  • Vespula Entertainment DBA Doghouse Tavern
  • Vintage House
  • W. L. Marchiori Catering
  • W.L. Hanna dba The Pita Peddler
  • Wacky Wing's Cafe
  • Wise Guys
  • World's Finest Frozen Custard Inc
  • Yorokobi Sushi
  • ZapZone
  • Zuccaro Banquets & Catering