Isringhausen DRIVE Small Business Grant

We are pleased to announce the Isringhausen DRIVE Small Business Grant now will be awarded annually! If you are a local business in downtown Springfield or an upcoming business planning to establish your presence in this vibrant area, this is your chance to receive the support you need to overcome any hurdles on your path to success!

Congratulations to the 2023 winner, Ceramics Made by Rosie! Led by Rosie Gale, a fulltime potter originally from the U.K., Ceramics Made by Rosie specializes by hand-thrown mugs, bowls, pitchers and other ceramics, lovingly designed and made by Rosie herself. (Note: the inaugural DRIVE Grant recipient was The Wakery, a late-night non-alcoholic bar and coffeehouse).


At Isringhausen Imports, we understand that starting a business or taking it to the next level can be challenging. That's why we have partnered with Downtown Springfield, Inc. to offer this unique grant opportunity to small, local businesses. Whether you need assistance prior to opening your doors or require a helping hand during your journey, this grant is designed to empower you and bring your business ideas to life and help make a lasting statement.

Do you have a compelling business plan waiting to be realized? Are you ready to become the next flourishing business in downtown Springfield, IL? Don't miss this incredible opportunity to secure the Isringhausen DRIVE Small Business Grant for 2023!

How can the grant benefit you? Here are just a few ways including:

Receive funding that can be utilized for various business needs, such as securing a location, purchasing equipment, or covering initial operating expenses.

Gain access to a network of experienced professionals who can provide invaluable advice and mentorship tailored to your specific business needs. 

As a grant recipient, you'll receive exposure through our marketing channels, helping to increase awareness and attract Isringhausen’s customer base to your business.

To apply for the Isringhausen DRIVE Small Business Grant, simply submit your business idea through Downtown Springfield, Inc., below. We encourage all entrepreneurs with a passion for downtown Springfield to take advantage of this opportunity. Don't let financial obstacles hinder your dreams of becoming a thriving business owner. Let the Isringhausen DRIVE Small Business Grant be the catalyst that propels your entrepreneurial journey forward. Apply today and unlock the support you need to turn your vision into reality.

Isringhausen Imports is committed to supporting the growth and vitality of downtown Springfield, IL. Together, let's drive success for local businesses and create a flourishing community.

For information on how to apply for a future DRIVE Grant, click the DSI logo below.

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