In February, the Department of Small Business Services (SBS) launched Love Your Local, a new program to show neighborhood businesses how much we care and we’re still taking nominations!
New York City’s neighborhood businesses from Harlem to Hollis, Queens keep us going 24/7 and give us local connections in our fast-paced city.
All New Yorkers from Harlem to the Hudson (including business owners) are invited to submit their favorite businesses to the Love Your Local map. Later this year, twenty businesses will be selected to receive expert advice and up to $90K in grants to keep their businesses strong & vital.
Love Your Local is for independent businesses, located in the five boroughs that operate in space they rent, not own. Special consideration will be given to longstanding businesses, in operation for twenty years or more, but businesses at least three years old are eligible.
SBS will highlight the businesses you share throughout the spring and summer using the #LoveYourLocalNYC hashtag. Help your favorite restaurant, bodega, or dry cleaner get on the map and stay on the map. Spread the love with Love Your Local today!