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Business Grant Funds Available

Businesses in Washington County that are facing financial difficultiesdue to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to receive financial assistancethrough Community Development Block Grant Funds (CDBG-CV)Eligibility: Any for profit business in existence as of March 1, 2020 that is retaining jobs andbenefiting 51% or more low to moderate income families and not owned by an elected …

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Eco Devo Group has First Annual Meeting

About 35 people attended the first-ever annual meeting and membership drive for the Washington County Economic Partnership, which is the newly created economic development group for the county. There are about 40 members in the non-profit organization now. Board member Dustin Rogge told those in attendance, who ranged from business owners to farmers, that the …

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Lahodny Counseling Comes to Washington

Washington native opens new office in Washington County hospital Washington got a new business in January when Lahodny Counseling Services opened in the basement of Washington County Hospital. Claire (Bailey) Lahodny, of Washington, owns the counseling business, which also has an office in Belleville that she opened in 2017. She also provides counseling services through Pawnee Mental Health in …

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Bradford Built Drops Abilene Expansion Plans

Four members of the Washington County Business Owner’s Association met with the Board of County Commissioners on Monday to discuss plans to help with the expansion of BradfordBuilt in the Washington industrial park (see related story). The group was not on the agenda for the day but requested some time during the fully scheduled morning. Derek …

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Commissioners Approve Revitalization Plan

The Board of County Commissioners approved a new five-year Neighborhood Revitalization Plan on Tuesday, but not before discussion that included commissioner Tim Mueller saying he would sign the plan under protest. Nobody from the public attended the public hearing on the new plan, which changes the county’s Neighborhood Revitalization Plan from a three-year graduated tax rebate program to a …

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