Triathlon apparel and compression specialist SLS3 has applied for a US$100,000 grant from Chase’s, Mission Main Street Grants. As part of the application process, SLS3 must submit a questionnaire outlining a business plan that will result in growth of the business. In tandem with this, the apparel brand must receive at least 250 votes to be eligible for a grant.
Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to small business, Chase launched Mission Main Street Grants, a program that will award 20 grants of US$100,000 to small businesses across America. By completing a business profile, a grant questionnaire, and meeting relevant eligibility requirements, small businesses have access to special offers from the Premier Sponsor, LinkedIn.
Chase notes that underlying Mission Main Street Grants is the bank’s committment to helping small businesses so they can take big steps for their business and community.
SLS3 customers, fans and the wider endurance sport community can show support for SLS3 by voting at missionmainstreetgrants.com using Facebook Connect. The voting deadline is 19 June 2015 and grant recipients will be selected by expert panelists.
“SLS3 is striving to grow and expand by developing new and exciting products for the endurance market. Receiving this grant would be an unbelievable opportunity to ensure the work of this business continues in Oceanside,” said Sebastian Linke, co-owner of SLS3.
Through Mission Main Street Grants, Chase will award US$2 million to 20 small businesses across America. All businesses that apply for a grant and meet the eligibility requirements will receive access to a small business webcast by Premier Sponsor, LinkedIn. In addition, the 20 grant recipients will receive a trip to LinkedIn headquarters.
The 20 grant recipients will be announced in September 2015.
SLS3 was established in 2007, by pro-triathletes Sebastian and Sylvie Linke. It is dedicated to ‘offering top-notch professional sports gear, designed to keep up with the athletes day and night.’ The company also works to maintain responsible business practices and a small carbon footprint; and SLS3 notes that it is passionate about providing exceptional customer care.