Anna's Pizza & Pasta in Winnebago has been nominated for the Hartford's Small Business Boost grant.
This contest is to recognize area small businesses that are considered the heart of their communities. Winners of the award get a $2,500 grant to boost their business along with promotion from NBC 5 Chicago. This promotion includes a one minute commercial spot.
Brian Weavel, Anna's Pizza & Pasta Owner, said, "We are a finalist, we are in the final four of this process. Hundreds of businesses were nominated and they chose us as their final four."
Throwing charity events and even having a 24-hour pizza cook off for the area's homeless are ways Anna's has contributed to the local community, but now Anna's needs your votes.
"There is that monetary grant that would pay some bills which is kind of cool," explains Weavel, "but the biggest thing is the honor that someone in the community voted for us and nominated us and now we are asking everyone else in the community to jump in and vote for us."
Anna's was nominated anonymously. If you would like to support Anna's Pizza and Pasta you can vote for them by clicking here. Voting starts August 10 and goes till August 23.