The Phillips Media Group, the company that publishes The Marshfield Mail, has announced the launch of a small business marketing grant program to help local businesses continue advertising during the challenging times created by the COVID-19 crisis.

All 10 Phillips Media Group publications are participating in the program, jointly allocating up to $250,000 in matching advertising credits to assist local businesses.

"Local businesses are an important part of a community's identity. Whether it is the jobs they create, the uniqueness they add, or the services they provide. They truly are the heartbeat of our towns," Jim Holland, president of Phillips Media Group, said. "As the local leader in news and advertising, we want to be there for you during these uncertain times. Our local marketing grant program is another way we are looking to strengthen our communities one business at a time."

To apply for the grant program or to find out more information visit grant.phillipsmedia.com and apply using the online application. The program is open to locally owned and operated businesses impacted by the coronavirus. Grant credits are available for a minimum of $200 and a maximum of $10,000 and can be used towards print or digital advertising in their local Phillips Media Group news products. Grant credits will be awarded in May and June and must be used by June 30, 2020.

The Marshfield Mail's publisher, Jamey Honeycutt, said, "We are pleased to announce our Small Business Marketing grant program. We have worked with local businesses through the best of times. Now, we are honored to support local business through these difficult times. This program is designed to help our local business community double the impact of their marketing through a matching grant." 

Honeycutt added, "This new grant program is designed to help local businesses who may have been closed or quarantined. We want to help our local partners spread the word that we're open and back in business."

Completed applications will be reviewed, and a Phillips Media representative will reach out to confirm approval. Questions regarding this program can be directed to your local Phillips Media Group publication by emailing jameyh@phillipsmedia.com or calling The Mail at 468-2013.

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