Roanoke coronavirus stimulus program helps 63 local businesses

Also part of the second phase of the city's coronavirus stimulus, the city is currently operating a Give Small, Help Big in 76262 campaign. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
Also part of the second phase of the city's coronavirus stimulus, the city is currently operating a Give Small, Help Big in 76262 campaign. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

Also part of the second phase of the city's coronavirus stimulus, the city is currently operating a Give Small, Help Big in 76262 campaign. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Roanoke continues to find ways to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic for local businesses.

Phase 2 of the city's coronavirus stimulus program officially ended Jan. 15. In all, 63 participating stores and restaurants were reimbursed via vouchers by the city for a total of $14,000.


According to city officials, of the vouchers redeemed, 83% were used at restaurants; 10% were used on retail; and 7% were used for beauty purchases.

"We'd like to say a very special thank you to our residents who took part in this program to help support Roanoke businesses," the city said in a statement. "We'd also like to thank the participating businesses who opted in to participate in the program. We encourage you to continue the Be Local, Buy Local spirit and keep supporting Roanoke."

Also part of the second phase of the city's coronavirus stimulus, the city is currently participating in a Give Small, Help Big in 76262 campaign, run by the Trophy Club Rotary Club. As part of the campaign, proceeds from the purchase of Give Small, Help Big 76262 T-shirts will provide support for the Roanoke Food Pantry. More information on the campaign is available at www.roanoketexas.com.
By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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