In September, thousands of fans voted for their favorite businesses to win small business grants on LoveALocalBusiness.com. Ellechor Publishing House, a new publisher of Christian fiction and non-fiction literature based in Beaverton, Oregon, is the local business that was randomly selected to win a $5,000 grant. They also now join Booksmart of Morgan Hill, CA, and JWG Photography of Austin, TX, as Finalists who may win the additional Grand Prize that increases their grant to $30,000.
Ellechor Publisihing House is the first business in Intuit’s Love A Local Business grant competition to both rank #1 on The Pulse, the monthly top 10 list of most loved businesses, and to be randomly selected as a winner.
Owner Rochelle Carter described her reponse to the outpouring of support for her new business, “I’m overwhelmed. The authors, my friends and family – and their friends and family – made a huge deal about getting out the vote all over Facebook.” She plans to use the grant money to help fund their big launch in January. If Ellechor wins the Grand Prize grant, she’d like to hire some of the volunteers who have been donating their time and effort to help get the business started.
This was the winning nomination: “I appreciate Ellechor Publishing House and their commitment to producing quality inspirational books that will glorify and honor God, all my best!”