Grants & Programs
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Pandemic Recovery and Business Model Adjustment Grant Program
Shop Where I Live
The Gaffer District and Corning Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the creation of a new platform for businesses to sell their products and services through a local, online marketplace. The new platform, Shop Corning (powered by shopwhereilive.com), will enable our area businesses to sell online together and make it easy for customers to shop multiple Corning-area businesses through one website. Think of it as our own "local Amazon!" This program is available to all Gaffer District businesses. Check it out HERE!
How Do I Join?
- Gaffer District businesses that are members of the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce can become a part of the program at no cost. Businesses without a Chamber membership can join by paying a $350 fee to participate, which will be reimbursed by a grant provided by the Gaffer District. The Shop Corning Reimbursement Grant Application can be found below.
- Contact Kristen Brewer, Director of Marketing and Design, Gaffer District, to begin your onboarding or learn more about the program.
Learn more about the Corning Enterprises matching grant program here!
Shop Corning Reimbursement Grant Application
Façade and Elevation Improvement Grant
A matching grant of between $250.00 and $500.00 for exterior improvements is available to all businesses and property owners.
Façade and Elevation Improvement Grant Program Info
Façade and Elevation Improvement Grant Program Application
Visual Merchandising Program
The visual merchandising program provides businesses with a free window-dressing program that incorporates merchandise, signage and professional props to provide an attractive welcome to visitors and customers.
Visual Merchandising Program Info