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Marie’s Bed & Biscuit Wins Love A Local Business Grand Prize

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Pictured: Owners Brad and Jen Stanke.  Photo courtesy of Marie's Bed & Biscuit. Marie’s Bed & Biscuit in Charlotte, MI has won the $50,000 Grand Prize in Intuit’s Love A Local Business grant competition. The company became a finalist to win the Grand Prize after it won our grant in July. Our judges, Kelly Doak [...]

San Francisco Loves Local Businesses

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San Francisco is one of the best-known cities in the world, famous for its unique architecture, cable cars, and the Golden Gate Bridge. The 94103 zip code, which includes the SOMA (South of Market) neighborhood, had the second-highest number of unique businesses nominated in September and is the second winner of our final City-By-City competition! [...]

Houston Suburb Kingwood, TX Wins September City Challenge

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Kingwood, the "Livable Forest," is a residential community located just north of Houston. With 165 unique businesses nominated, Kingwood is also our final Love A Local Business City Challenge winner! The following five businesses were randomly selected to win a $5,000 City Challenge Grant, and Intuit will also be donating $1,000 to the Kingwood Chamber [...]
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Family Business Bowie Home Improvement Wins $25,000 Grant

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Pictured: Bowie Home Improvement family-team.  Photo courtesy of Bowie Home Improvement. Congratulations to the winner of our Love A Local Business September Grant, Bowie Home Improvement, Inc. in Bowie, Maryland! Established in 1987, Bowie Home Improvement is a full-service home improvement contractor, specializing in bathroom and kitchen remodels. Owners Bill and Beth Schmitt are proud [...]

Minneapolis, MN and Medford, OR Are Intuit's August City Challenge Winners!


Over 800 businesses were nominated in the top ten cities of Intuit’s Love A Local Business August City-by-City Challenge. Congratulations to our winners: Minneapolis, Minnesota and Medford, Oregon! Minneapolis, the “City of Lakes,” is the largest city in Minnesota. One business located here nominated itself, which is a requirement to win. Intuit will donate the [...]

Atrium Wellness in Aurora, IL wins $25,000 Intuit hiring grant

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Our August $25,000 Love A Local Business winner is Annie Moore, owner of Atrium Wellness, Inc. in Aurora, Illinois! Along with Marie’s Bed and Biscuits, Atrium Wellness is now a Finalist for the $50,000 Grand Prize. One more $25,000 Finalist will be chosen in September. It could be you! As a licensed massage therapist, Moore [...]

Central Point, Oregon and Anthony, NM Are the July City Winners!

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Fans love businesses in Central Point, Oregon and Anthony, New Mexico! Central Point and Anthony are our two July city winners for Intuit’s Love A Local Business City Challenge, after fans voted for a total of 800 businesses in these two communities on Located near the center of the Rogue River Valley, Central Point [...]

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

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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 [...]