A searchable online database shows 103 “We’re All In” grants have been awarded in Milton.

Funded by the federal CARES Act, the We’re All In grants were awarded to Wisconsin small businesses in three phases throughout first year of the pandemic.

Milton businesses saw awards of $2,500 or $5,000.

Grant funds can be used for any operating costs, including but not limited to wages and salaries, rent, mortgages, and inventory, and/or for health and safety improvements.

To be eligible, a business must have suffered an economic loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. An economic loss may be from lost revenue or increased expenses as a result of the pandemic.

In Phase 2 applicants were ranked with priority given to businesses that did not receive a grant from WEDC in Phase 1, have minority ownership, and are in an industry with the greatest negative impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both Phase 1 and Phase 2 grants were aimed at businesses with less than $1 million in annual revenue, regardless of industry.

Milton Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dani Stivarius said Milton, with its boutiques, antique shops and restaurants, consists of a lot of small businesses, which she said are the backbone of the community.

Stivarius said the We’re All In and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds helped businesses keep their doors open.

“Small business is the backbone of our community,” she continued. “That backbone goes away, we’re a ghost town.”

Tami’s Tender Times, a day care center at 250 E. Madison Ave., received $5,000 in Phase 2.

Matt McGuire, who owns the business with his wife, Tami, said with some parents now working at home and keeping their children at home, grants and PPP funding have been a lifesaver.

According to McGuire, the $5,000 was used toward supplies, including toys, arts and crafts, games, books and puzzles.

Kip’s White Dog Inn, 2400 E Manogue Road, received $2,500 in Phase 1 and $5,000 in Phase 2.

The business, under new ownership, celebrated its one-year anniversary in August.

Business owner JoLynn Burden said Monday, “We were hopeful that the fall would have been a little bit different, that people would have been traveling a little bit more, but things didn’t’ quite get there.”

Burden said the We’re All In grants have been helpful because when people don’t travel, they don’t have a need to board their animals. During the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer people have traveled.

“Our business took a heavy decline mid-March through the first of June,” Burden said. “It picked up a little bit in the summer when people were willing to take their weekend trips up north and things like that but it wasn’t anywhere it should have been for summer.”

“The grant helps keep the doors open, pay for some of my overhead expenses (utilities, cleaning supplies, all the normal things that we need here to run a business).”

She said funding also helps keep staffing.

Looking ahead, she said, “We certainly were optimistic that this year’s going to be much better as the vaccines come out and it looks like people are wanting to travel – the tourism industry needs it. Certainly when people want to get out of town, that’s when they come to me to board their dog.”

Below are the Milton grant recipients.

Milton We're All In grant recipients by industry

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY

  • Clean Sweep Farm (support activities for agriculture and forestry) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • J4 Tree Care LLC (forestry and logging) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Lake Prairie Ag Services LLC (support activities for agriculture and forestry) – $2,500 in Phase 1

AMBULATORY HEALTH CARE

  • Frison, Lori (ambulatory health care services) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Hammer Chiropractic, LLC. (ambulatory health care services) – $2,500 in Phase 1

AMUSEMENT

  • Oak Ridge Golf Course, LLC – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Stockman, Katherin/CrossFit 868 (fitness) – $5,000 in Phase 2

AUTO SALES

  • Milton Auto Sales LLC (motor vehicle and parts dealers) – $2,500 in Phase 1

CLOTHING

  • Blushing Willow Bridal Boutique LLC (clothing and clothing accessories stores) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Fashion Diva LLC/Pene Jenta Boutique (clothing and clothing accessories stores) – $5,000 in Phase 2

CONSTRUCTION

  • CS Siding & Windows (construction of buildings) $2,500 in Phase 1 and $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Hamilton, Mark (construction of buildings) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Patrick Hamm (construction of buildings) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Radloff’s Remodeling (construction of buildings) $2,500 in Phase 1

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Blue Wysteria Coaching and Consulting LLC (educational services) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Fiesty Filly, LLC (educational services) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Piper, Timothy (educational services) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Zasty’s Family Child Care (educational services) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Tami’s Tender Times Inc (social assistance) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Vlasak, Heather (social assistance) – $5,000 in Phase 2

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Farrell and Associates (securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities) – $2,500 in Phase 1

FOOD AND DRINK

  • Bubbas Pizza LLC/Paul Revere’s (food services and drinking places) – $2,500 in Phase 1 and $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Burr Brothers LLC/Scoreboard (food services and drinking places) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Chasidy Talley (food services and drinking places) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • China Garden (food services and drinking places) – $2,500 in Phase 1; Guo, Mei Na (food services and drinking places) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Jonuzi, Abib/Milton Family Restaurant (food services and drinking places) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • JR’S Pub Inc. (food services and drinking places) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Kimori Inc./Junction Pub (food services and drinking places) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Liberty Station Business Enterprises LLC (food services and drinking places) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Lucy’s Hideaway LLC (food and drinking places) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Mike’s Mr. Pizza (food services and drinking places) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • MLMS LLC/Fredrick’s Supper Club (food services and drinking places) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Parkview Café (food services and drinking places) – $5,000 in Phase 2 and $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Popes Buckhorn II (food services and drinking places) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • The Edgewater Supper Club LLC (food services and drinking places) – $2,500 in Phase 1

INSURANCE

  • Kumlien, Kendall (insurance carriers and related activities) – $5,000 in Phase 2

MANUFACTURING

  • Econsign Inc. (misc. manufacturing) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Northleaf Winery LLC (beverage and tobacco product manufacturing) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Spark Spices LLC (food manufacturing) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Starboards Piers LLP (fabricated metal product manufacturing) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Timber Hill Winery, LLC (beverage and tobacco product manufacturing) – $2,500 in Phase 1

PHOTOGRAPHY, ART

  • Don’t Blink Photography (performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Generations Wedding Flowers & Photography (professional, scientific, and technical services) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Jane B. Gates (performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries) – $2,500 in Phase 1

PERSONAL CARE, LAUNDRY

  • Dana’s Hair Chair LLC (personal and laundry services) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Haircare on Wheels (nursing and residential care facilities) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • James Steinhoff (personal and laundry services) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Junction Laundry LLC (personal and laundry services) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Kimberly J Lawrence (health and personal care stores) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Kips White Dog Inn LLC (personal and laundry services) – $5,000 in Phase 2; Kip’s White Dog Inn LLC (accommodation) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Ko Enterprises LLC (personal and laundry services) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Large Marge Salon (personal and laundry services) – $2,500 in Phase 1; Manogue, Margaret (personal and laundry services) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Lisa G Moe (specialty trade contractors) – $2,500 in Phase 1; Lisa G Moe (personal and laundry services) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Mary Ann Knutson Enterprises Inc (personal and laundry services) – $5,000 in Phase 2; Studio FX (personal and laundry services) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Megan Louise Hoffman (personal and laundry services) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Mendoza, Cesar (personal and laundry services) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Nichole L Roberts (personal and laundry services) – $5,000 in Phase 2 and $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Pennycook, Lois (personal and laundry services) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Randy M Richter DBA Tanning Acquisition (personal and laundry services) – $2,500 in Phase 1; Richter, Randal (personal and laundry services) – $5,00 in Phase 2
  • Simply You Skincare Studio LLC (personal and laundry services) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Think Beautiful Nails (health and personal care stores) – $2,500 in Phase 1

PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Arrival, LLC (Professional, scientific and technical services) – $5,000 in Phase 2; Arrival LLC (management of companies and enterprises) $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Caryl J Shortridge doing business as Shortridge Legal Services, LLC (professional, scientific, and technical services) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Day 2 Day Tax Services LLC (professional, scientific, and technical services) – $2,500 in Phase 1; Day, Roxane (professional, scientific, and technical services) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Family Tree (professional, scientific, and technical services) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Hadley Social & Public Relations (professional, scientific, and technical services) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Holtz Tax Service LLC (professional, scientific, and technical services) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Innovative Business Systems (professional, scientific, and technical services) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Thanh C. Nguyen (professional, scientific, and technical services) – $2,500 in Phase 1

PRINTING AND PUBLISHING

  • Impulse Marketing Solutions, Inc. (Printing and related support activities) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Helimx, LLC (publishing industries, except internet) – $2,500 in Phase 1

REAL ESTATE

  • Piper, Charla (real estate) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Stockman, Eric (real estate) – $5,000 in Phase 2

RENTAL AND LEASING

  • SRB Property Management, LLC (rental and leasing services) – $2,500 in Phase 1

REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE (auto and home)

  • Bart Dimattina LLC/Bart’s Auto Repair (repair and maintenance) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Best Test (repair and maintenance) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Elliot Anderson (repair and maintenance) Lynchpin Handyman Service – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Hergert, Thomas (repair and maintenance) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • J to Z Window Washing Inc. (repair and maintenance) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • The De-Denter Shop, Inc (retail and maintenance) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Right Choice Rooter Service LLC (administrative and support services) – $5,000 in Phase 2

RETAIL

  • Lularoe (nonstore retailers) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Maddie Strong Studios, LLC (miscellaneous store retailers) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • McGuire Landscaping LLC (miscellaneous store retailers) – $2,500 in Phase 1
  • Purnell, Paquita (miscellaneous store retailers) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Remus, Catelyn (clothing and clothing accessories stores) – $5,000 in Phase 2
  • Tami Dosch (miscellaneous store retailers) – $2,500 in Phase 1 and $5,000 in Phase 2 (furniture and home furnishings)
  • The Corner Closet (miscellaneous store retailers) – $2,500 in Phase 1

TRANSPORTATION

  • H & H Specialized Inc. (truck transportation) – $5,000 in Phase 2

See who in Milton received a ‘We’re All In’ Grant and learn more on Page A5.

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