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Small Business Big Impact FundMay - 2020

Small Business is Hurting - We Can Help

As the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the small business community, AE Marketing Group has launched the Small Business Big Impact Fund.  The goal of the fund is to provide small grants to businesses that are using its employees, products, and/or services to support others affected by the coronavirus.

“AE Marketing Group is a small business itself and we are not immune from the economic chaos of COVID-19,” said CEO, Brian Walker. “However, we are committed to supporting our peers and we recognize that even a little help might have a big impact on small businesses.”


Small Business Big Impact Fund

The grants are available to small businesses that demonstrate an impact on their communities, including:

  • Restaurants or cafes offering free or subsidized meals to front-line workers.
  • Apparel companies offering free or subsidized masks to at-risk populations.
  • Career coaches or mental health providers offering free or subsidized services to people who have lost their jobs or are struggling.
  • Cleaning companies offering free or subsidized materials or services to essential businesses.
  • Education companies offering free or subsidized supplemental e-learning to students.

The grants range from $200 to $500.  Some of the recipients already include the following businesses.


Brewpoint Coffee

This coffee company focuses on building a better world through coffee.  Its “Fuel our Frontlines” initiative provides Brewpoint’s Guardian Blend to medical professionals working against COVID-19.


The Juniper Center

This counseling services organization supports people facing anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and more. During COVID-19, Juniper Center therapists are volunteering time to anyone impacted by the loss of a job/business, loss of a loved one, or first responders.


Sip of Hope

This coffee shop is the first of its kind.  A unique collaboration between Dark Matter Coffee and Hope For The Day, 100% of Sip of Hope’s proceeds support proactive suicide prevention and mental health education.


Vanille Patisserie

This high-end bakery specializes in authentic French pastries, desserts, and cakes. Its “Chicago Strong Meals” program delivers breakfast and lunch to essential workers during COVID-19.


How Else Can We Help

In addition to The Small Business Big Impact Fund, AE Marketing Group recently announced helpful resources for its customers and communities during the coronavirus.  If there is anything else we can do to help you during this time – please contact us.

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