Studio K Up for $250,000 Grant Opportunity by Chase and LivingSocial
Orlando, FL, June 18, 2012 â€“Studio K, (www.studiokorlando.com), an entertainment studio featuring the largest offering of dance and dance fitness classes for adults in Central Florida, a team of leading photographers, and a national public relations agency, has now become eligible for the $250,000 grant award, Mission: Small Business (www.missionsmallbusiness.com), provided by Chase and LivingSocial.
Now approaching its second year in operation, Studio K is a first-of-its-kind concept and is currently one of the few businesses in the city of Orlando who has passed the essay and voting phases of the requirements to move forward for the final judging period where the grant opportunity will be decided and up to 12 separate awards will be awarded, each in the amount of $250,000.
Chase has designated a maximum of $3 million for this business opportunity. To be considered as a potential grant recipient, small businesses must submit the application, be deemed eligible and receive a minimum of 250 general public votes. The purpose of the grant is to enable a small business to execute a business plan that will result in the expansion and growth of the business, such as opening a new location, purchasing new equipment, and/or establishing an enhanced product or distribution channel.
In addition to the grant, LivingSocial will offer grant recipients the opportunity to meet with its social media and sales executives, and will work with each recipient to design a LivingSocial promotion for the grant recipient’s business entity. LivingSocial will further waive its standard commission for such promotional services.
â€śTo have a grant opportunity such as this for your small business is life changing â€“ not only for the business itself, but for each life it touches,â€ť said Owner and CEO of Studio K, Kristin Weissman. â€śWe are incredibly thankful for the support we have received from the local community, as well as from fellow small businesses nationwide, and we wish each tremendous success as we all move forward to this next phase in the competition.â€ť
Studio K has been consistently enhancing the Orlando arts community, creating new job opportunities in the market, driving new business and projects to Central Florida from across the country, and developing a unique offering for Orlando adults to lead healthier, happier lifestyles. The studio employs more than 35 team members across four business divisions: Dance, Photography, a Public Relations Agency, and a Hotel Fitness Division.
To vote for Studio K, please visit www.missionsmallbusiness.com and log in through Facebook.
About Studio K – Agency Division:
Studio K, Inc. is a national public relations firm and entertainment studio. Based in Orlando, FL agency clients include corporations and individuals in the marketing, technology, fashion, music, film, consumer product, and non-profit industries. For more information on Studio K, please visit: www.studiokorlando.com.