Marie's Bed and Biscuits of Charlotte, Michigan Wins $25,000

Love A Local Business has gone to the dogs -- the dog kennel, that is!  July's winner of our Hiring Grant is Marie's Bed and Biscuits of Charlotte, Michigan.  Marie's is a full-service dog kennel that cares for dogs while their owners are on vacation.

Founded in the 1990s, Brad and Jen Stanke purchased the kennel in 2006 after they had a great experience leaving their dog there while they were on their honeymoon.  Now, many years later, the kennel is still thriving as a key member of Charlotte's pet-loving community.

Brad says that the company will use the grant to expand the business.  Right now, space is tight: The kennel has been full every weekend this summer.  Marie's would love to be able to provide more services to dog owners by having a larger facility or by providing doggy day care services.

Congrats to Brad, Jen, and everyone else at Marie's Bed and Biscuit!  We hope this grant improves a "ruff" economy for them!

It's not too late for your business to win August's $25,000 grant.  Make sure to nominate your business at

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