For Immediate Release -
Plainfield, Ind. - July 16, 2020 – JAM Printing & Promotions, a Certified Veteran-Owned printing and promotional products agency located in Plainfield, Ind., announces the release of two printing grants worth $500 each. Each grant is valid for $500 worth of printing or promotional materials for the use of marketing a Veteran-Owned Business after the COVID-19 crisis.
“As a Veteran-Owned business ourselves, we know that the pandemic has hit Vet-Owned businesses especially hard,” said JAM owner Jerry Sheffer. “For most of these businesses, marketing and promotion will be key factors in whether these companies survive.”
Marketing and promotion are at the heart of JAM Printing & Promotions, and while they recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for all businesses, “We have a soft spot for our fellow Veteran-Owned businesses. We have decided to take a portion of our marketing budget for 2020 and award two grants to help our fellow Hoosier Veterans. With one of these awards, a business could use the funds to purchase marketing materials to help rebound,” Sheffer, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force said. “We feel that by awarding these grants to our fellow Vets, we can show our support and hopefully have a positive impact on their businesses.”
Roughly 9.7% of the total number of businesses in Indiana are majority-owned (51%+) by veterans, which is higher than the national state average of 9.04%.
“Veterans are by nature tough, resilient. They have given a lot for our country and for protecting our freedoms, and as business owners they overcome adversity extremely well. But with the pandemic’s shutdown and the overall upheaval in the economy, Veteran Business Owners are now faced with a new set of challenges that could deal a serious blow to their livelihood,” said Amber Sheffer, CEO at JAM.
What is this grant?
The JAM Printing Grant is a grant for $500 worth of printing for the use of marketing a Central Indiana-based, Veteran-Owned Business after the COVID-19 crisis. Eligible applications will be reviewed for consideration for one of two printing grants, each worth $500. Each grant may be used to purchase printing, signage or promotional products from a wide variety of JAM's catalog. Exclusions apply and all printing under this grant must be purchased from JAM. One grant will be focused toward a business located in Plainfield, Ind., and the other grant is for a business located within Central Indiana.
Who is eligible to receive one of the grants?
Certified Veteran-Owned Businesses in Central Indiana that apply before the deadline are eligible for consideration. A selection committee will review all applications and award two $500 grants, one to a business in Central Indiana and a second to a business located in Plainfield, Indiana (where JAM is located.) For this program, “Central Indiana” includes the following counties: Marion, Hendricks, Hamilton, Boone, Hancock, Madison, Shelby, Morgan, Montgomery, Putnam, Johnson, Owen, Monroe, Brown, Bartholomew, Decatur, Rush, Henry, Delaware, Tipton, and Clinton.
What can the grant be used for?
JAM is a full-service printing company, and has a lot to offer businesses looking to get out there and market themselves. The printing grant can be used for banners, postcards, business cards, posters, yard signs, envelopes, buttons, mugs, stickers, promotional products and more. Please note that the grant cannot be used for postage/shipping, car wraps, electronics, channel signs, lighted signs, stone signs, or printing that is prohibited or out of JAM’s scope of work. We reserve the right to add additional exclusions for some printing.
How do I apply?
Visit JAM’s website or social media channels to access the application, or email Amber Sheffer at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications must be received by September 30th, 2020. Late submissions will not be considered.
How will the grants be awarded?
A selection committee of local business professionals will assist JAM with reviewing all applications. Two businesses will be selected to receive the grants. One grant will be awarded to a business in Central Indiana and a second to a business located in Plainfield, Indiana (where JAM is located).
Where can I find the grant application?
The grant applications will be located on the company website www.jamprintingpromos.com and is also available here
About JAM Printing & Promotions
JAM Printing & Promotions is not your average printing company and promotional products distributor... we combine our passions for music and marketing to produce a variety of creative solutions, including print, packaging, campaign creation, branded apparel, promotional products and more. JAM is certified by the State of Indiana as a Veteran Owned Business Enterprise and is located in Plainfield, Ind. For more information please contact Amber Sheffer at email@example.com or visit our website at www.jamprintingpromos.com.