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Downtown businesses benefit from Aaron Rodgers COVID-19 relief fund

Downtown businesses have benefitted from the Aaron Rodgers Small Business COVID-19 fund.

Posted: Jun 18, 2021 6:34 PM
Updated: Jun 23, 2021 10:54 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Business is back to normal at Tomfoolery on Third street in downtown Chico, thanks, in part, to Aaron Rodgers.

Owner Terry Strasser was one of 80 businesses in Butte County that reaped the benefits of the Aaron Rodgers Small Business COVID-19 fund. 

The money went directly towards Strasser's rent. The grants were specifically set aside to help keep the lights on.

Rodgers and the North Valley Community Foundation made out a check to each business’s landlord. 

“It’s a phenomenal thing for the community," Strasser said. "It was basically throwing us a lifeline because for most small businesses, as people know, it has been difficult. Because of COVID, we were shut down for several months.”

Strasser added that not having to worry about rent took the pressure off him while reopening. Instead, he focused on purchasing inventory for his store.

Many businesses on Third street received funding from the foundation. Rodgers’ relief fund donated a total of $1.6 million through two rounds of grants.

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