Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Sara Rodriguez was in Medford on Tuesday to check in with three area businesses who received funds through a COVID-era program to promote business redevelopment.
The businesses received $10,000 grants through Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Main Street Bounceback Grant Program.
Locally 38 area businesses received the grants with Billie Hartwig of the Medford Area Chamber of Commerce serving as a point person to assist the businesses in applying for the grant.
Adam Rodman of Stronger Version Fitness praised Hartwig and the chamber for their help. Stronger Version Fitness received one of the grants and used it for equipment and renovations. He gave Rodriguez a tour of his facility and spoke to about how he has grown the business to having more than 800 members and his plans for future growth.
Rodriguez noted that in her travels around the state, Main Streets are once again becoming vibrant places for people to go and for the business community, something that was boosted by the grant program.
[Adapted from: Lt. Gov. Rodriguez checks in with businesses who received grant funds. Nov. 8, 2023, Medford Star News]