BLC Community Bank proudly announces the successful award of a $25,000 grant to Rustic Resque, a cherished local shop specializing in rustic, repurposed, and vintage décor for homes and gardens. This grant, facilitated through a collaboration with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBank Chicago), marks a significant investment in the Little Chute community and its thriving small business sector.
Rustic Resque, known for its expansive 4,000-square-foot showroom featuring a wide array of unique and sustainable décor items, plans to utilize the funds to enhance the façade of their iconic building. This improvement aims not only to elevate the aesthetic appeal of their store but also to enrich the overall look and feel of the Little Chute community.
“We are overjoyed and grateful for the support from BLC Community Bank and the FHLB in receiving this grant,” said Gail and Dan Clearwater, owners of Rustic Resque. “This funding will allow us to improve our storefront, further elevating our presence in the heart of Little Chute and continuing to provide a destination for those seeking unique home and garden décor.”
BLC Community Bank, a steadfast advocate for local economic development, played a pivotal role in the grant application process, underscoring its commitment to fostering a vibrant and prosperous community. The bank recognizes the essential role that small businesses like Rustic Resque play in adding character and driving economic activity in the region.
“Supporting Rustic Resque through the Accelerate Grant application has been an honor,” stated Jeff Sheffler, VP – commercial lending at BLC Community Bank. “Witnessing the positive impact that the grant will have on their business and our community is a testament to what we can achieve when we work together. The façade enhancement is not just a physical improvement but also a symbol of the growth and resilience of our local small businesses.”
While celebrating this milestone, BLC Community Bank remains dedicated to identifying and facilitating further opportunities for financial support and growth for small businesses within Little Chute and the surrounding areas.