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Local Businesses Compete for Grants

Small businesses pushing for votes in Chase and LivingSocial 'Mission: Small Business" competition.

For Dennis and Donna Sucilsky, $250,000 could go a long way. The couple, who make and sell their from their East Setauket headquarters, could better promote their product in ways their current budget doesn't facilitate.

"We have a proven product," Donna Sucilsky said. "What has changed is the marketplace and how customers are acquired."

The Sucilskys' Tavern Puzzle Collection is one of a handful of local businesses are vying for a $250,000 grant via the "Mission: Small Business" competition, which is sponsored by Chase and LivingSocial. Twelve grants of $250,000 will be awarded to small businesses across the country.

Donna Sucilsky said winning such a grant would "increase sales, keep the business growing, and allow us to offer more jobs."

Among other local small businesses in the running are , , , , and . Businesses that grab enough votes in the initial round will move on to the next round, in which a panel of business experts will choose 12 winners.

To support your local businesses, visit https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com/ and search by state and city. Voting ends June 30 at 11:59 p.m.

Donna Sucilsky June 26, 2012 at 06:34 PM
We're happy to see this story! If anyone would like to vote for us, our business is listed as TUCKER-JONES. Tavern Puzzle is our brand. The search function on the voting page is a little persnickety. You can only search on a business name OR state and city. A big thank you to all our Three Village supporters!
Republican until i die. June 27, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Good for you.I do hope a local employer wins the contest and it makes a difference in a positive way..
S.Stein of New York June 27, 2012 at 06:35 PM
These contest are winners for the sponsors and the entrants.It is just a shame that more micro lending is not available to small local businesses.


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