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Feb. 20 deadline for Gloucester Main Street business grant

Three entrepreneurs will receive financial and marketing support to open a business on Gloucester’s Main Street under a new program. Feb. 20 is the deadline to apply.

Interested persons can apply at Required business planning classes for 15 applicants accepted into the training program will begin March 5, with sessions featuring local and regional business professionals as speakers from 6-8:30 p.m. on eight Mondays at the Main Street Event Space.

“Even if you aren’t selected for the incentives, you can receive a lot of good business advice” if selected for the training, said Ashley Gilmartin, executive director of the Gloucester Main Street Association.

Gloucester Court House has been selected as one of three communities to receive state funding for small business development, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced in December. Gloucester, along with the cities of Staunton and Hopewell, were the first recipients of up to $100,000 each under ...

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