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Your chance to win prize money!

by | May 30, 2019 | Blog

As an appreciated Downey client, we are writing to let you know about two offers for your business. Nationwide, our newly added carrier, has announced a small business contest, and the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents is now accepting grant applications – both programs offer you the opportunity to earn prize money to support your business.  See below!

 Nationwide announces small business contest

Your small business is your pride and joy. It’s your baby. But how do you help it grow? Enter the Pitch to Win contest, brought to you by Nationwide® and BlueVine®, and watch your small business take big steps.


An executive panel of judges will review all applications based on the contest rules and these three main judging criteria:

  1. Your business:  Which business owner best meets a real need in the marketplace through a unique product(s) and/or service?
  2. Your story:  Which business owner has best communicated their story regarding why they decided to start their business?
  3. Your pitch:  Which business owner has the most compelling concept for how they would use $100,000 to take their company to the next level?

Click Here to enter today!

Free commercial crash prevention training – apply for your grant today!  

Are you a commercial organization interested in free commercial vehicle crash prevention training for your employees? The “Workplace Safety Training and Education Grant Program” offered by the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents is designed to fund programs that reduce the risk of injury and illness to workers and to promote safe and healthy conditions in the workplace through training, education, and other preventative programs, including commercial vehicle crash prevention training.

These grants are capped at $25,000 and will not pay for employees’ wages, but will pay 100% of training expenses and a portion of administrative expenses related to the grant (completing the application, organizing the training, etc).

Click here for grant application information.

Applications are being accepted May 6, 2019 through September 27, 2019.