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CSS Provider Intuit Small Biz Grant Goes To Salon
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (6/3/13)--Intuit has awarded its latest $5,000 grant to an eco-friendly Chicago area salon and spa Jonathan Kane Salon as part of its Love Our Local Business program's spring campaign.

Intuit Financial Services is a CUNA Strategic Services provider that provides on-demand solutions and services to help consumers and businesses manage their money. Intuit provides business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses and financial institutions, including credit unions.

The salon owner, Jonathan Kane,  said he plans to build on the salon's efforts to be a Zero Waste salon and will spend the money "to do what it takes to get closer to that goal."

At the start of its spring program, Intuit invited small business owners to submit wishes for their businesses and describe how granting the wish would have a transformational impact on business.  Fans were encouraged to vote for their favorites on the Love Our Local Business website. The site received a record 19,500 applications and more than 1.6 million fan votes.

Based on impact and feasibility of the businesses' wishes, as well as the number of fan votes, a panel of Intuit judges chose the 15 finalists and awarded them with $5,000 grants.

So far, Intuit has invested $1.2 million in the program. Among the spring winners were a cookie company, a florist, beekeepers, farms, theaters, art schools, laundromats, cafes and more.
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