Details of the MEDC’s second round of COVID 19 relief grants for small businesses (50 or fewer employees) have been finalized. Click to see FAQ sheet for the application requirements set by the MEDC. The state website for the online application will be available beginning July 15, 2020 and the application period will close August 5, 2020.
Applications will be available at www.michiganbusiness.org/restart DO NOT send applications to The Right Place... you MUST submit through the state portal that will open July 15th. Any application questions should be addressed through this site, as we will not have the ability to help with site issues.
Businesses and nonprofits with 50 or fewer employees, worldwide, located in Michigan who have NOT received a grant under the Michigan Small Business Relief Program (MSBRP) are eligible to apply. (Unfortunately, those who received grant funds in April round are not eligible. Concerns about this have been expressed statewide but this is a requirement we must, unfortunately, follow when awarding for this round).
Businesses must also demonstrate the following:
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The Music on the Commons Summer Concert Series showcases a variety of live musical talent at the Hart Commons complex overlooking Hart Lake.
From rock to folk to jazz, we hope you'll find our free Thursday evening concerts a reason to visit downtown Hart. Come early to enjoy a meal at one of our local eateries and bring your lawn chair or blanket.
The free concert series is held at Hart Commons at the corner of Main Street and State Street on Hart Lake. This tradition has become a valued community gathering, benefiting residents, and businesses alike.
June 18 - The Drew Hale Band
July 16 - ClusterPluck/ Pluck To Feed
July 30 - The American Hotel System
August 13 - Yesterday's Wine
August 27 - Rocket Fuel Haulers
Thursday concerts take place from 7-9 PM.
If there is inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Hart Historic District in the Heritage Hall building. We will keep this information updated on our website, Facebook page, and Facebook events.
49 South State Street
P.O. Box 449
Hart, Michigan 49420
Phone (231) 301-8449
Small businesses are the backbone of our community and they need our support now more than ever. Support LOCAL and help keep our small business community afloat during these uncertain times. Many local restaurants and retailers are modifying their business models to make it safer to continue to serve you by offering curbside pick-up and delivery options. If you are in a position to do so, please consider supporting a local business today by purchasing merchandise online or a gift card to be used at a later date.
In addition to shopping online, here are some other great ways to support local businesses from the comfort of your home:
The Downtown Hart Street Light Banner project launched in 2019 to dress up the streets of downtown with student art and to promote events in Hart!
Working in partnership with the Hart Public Schools, and to promote organizations holding events in Hart, over 40 banners will be hung throughout downtown advertising local events, and the student’s art depicting that they “Love Hart Because...”, the theme chosen by our banner committee for their artwork.
The banners recognize the generous sponsors who helped make this possible. A visit downtown this summer will be an enjoyable walking tour of art and history!