Duke Energy Teams with SC Chamber of Commerce to Support Small Businesses
Duke Energy is teaming with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce to start a new program aimed to help small businesses rebound and survive during the COVID-19 crisis. The Chamber will use a $100,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to provide support to 56 small businesses in the counties Duke Energy serves in the state, with half of those owned by minorities and women.
The program will provide mentoring over six months from experts in various fields related to business, and participants will also receive a $1,000 micro-grant to help with expenses related to the pandemic.
The Chamber will also offer online classes taught by subject-matter experts on those and other topics to small businesses across South Carolina. The Chamber will also offer online classes taught by subject-matter experts on those and other topics to small businesses across South Carolina.
Chamber officials and Duke Energy said that additional details will be announced in the coming weeks on how businesses can participate.
For information on what Duke Energy is doing to assist customers and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit dukeenergyupdates.com.
For more on the Chamber’s efforts, visit https://www.scchamber.net/covid-19-resource-hub.