Grand Junction firms among recipients of digital marketing grants

Eve Lieberman
Governor Jared Polis

Three Grand Junction firms are among the latest recipients of grants designed to help them promote their products and services through digital marketing.

A Moment Stopped photography service, Happy Roots artisanal plant pot business and Hillbilly Grill catering company each received $5,000 grants distributed through the Small Business Accelerated Growth Program.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)announced the 40 grant recipients. They’ll receive a total of $200,000 in funding.

“Small businesses help Colorado’s economy thrive, and programs like this help support their continued success. I am thrilled to announce the 40 grant recipients from every corner of our state from La Plata County to Morgan County,” Polis said.

Among the grant recipients, 67.5 percent identified as woman-owned, 45 percent as minority owned and 22 percent from rural communities.

“This latest round of grant recipients showcases the work we are doing to ensure that we are reaching communities that have historically faced barriers to business funding,” said Eve Lieberman, executive director of OEDIT. “We are proud to support our entrepreneurs which have successfully reached so many women and minority owned small businesses.”

A Moment Stopped offers a range of photography services, including individual and family portraits, event photography and business and product photography.

Happy Roots crafts double-lined ceramic plant pots and offers other resources to indoor gardeners.

Hillbilly Grill Catering provides private and corporate catering services for events of all kinds and sizes.

Grant recipients will complete a training course and then receive funding to implement what they learned. The digital marketing and online presence training course teaches small business owners the fundamentals of online marketing, including best practices to increase website traffic, improve user experiences and develop e-commerce websites.

The course is one of three programs offered through the Small Business Accelerated Growth Program. Training also is available to help small business owners access capital and conduct market research.

Registration will remain open through Aug. 20 for a second round of the digital marketing and online presence training course. Eighty participants each will receive $5,000. To register or obtain more information, visit

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