Mar 25, 2020 10:45 PM

Great Bend, Ellsworth & Russell hospitality businesses receive HIRE loans

Posted Mar 25, 2020 10:45 PM

By COLE REIF
Great Bend Post

Governor Laura Kelly and administration announced the creation of the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) fund last Friday. The fund is shelling out $5 million in loans to restaurants, bars and convention centers that were in need of funds to make up for losses during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Department of Commerce announced that 344 Kansas businesses received part of the HIRE loans.

There were several local companies that applied and granted loans as part of this offer.

Baked Blessings Catering – Great Bend
 Shai & Shiv LLC - Great Bend
 Mug’s Downtown Bohemian Bakery – Ellsworth
 Love Gambino’s Pizza - Rush Center
 2011 Russell Ventures – Russell
 Timothy’s Restaurant – Russell
 Waudby’s Sports Bar & Grill – Russell
 Midland Railroad Hotel – Wilson

More than 1,400 applications were received for the one-time, zero-interest loans up to $20,000.

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