Grant helps La Conner pet groomer survive COVID-19 shutdown
Monday, September 28, 2020
In June 2020, Fifi’s Bubble Palace was awarded a $5,000 grant during the first phase of the Skagit County Small Business Grant Program. The grant was funded through the CARES Act and administered by EDASC. We are profiling some of the businesses that have received local COVID-19 relief grants to demonstrate the importance of supporting and strengthening the incredible business ecosystem in Skagit County.
About Fifi’s Bubble Palace
Fifi’s Bubble Palace is a pet groomer in La Conner offering all-breed grooming by appointment and nail trims. Pet owners understand the importance of keeping their furry family members properly groomed and it was important to Fifi’s Bubble Palace to continue offering these services as the community recovers from COVID-19.
Carmen King, owner of Fifi’s Bubble Palace, said her customers’ response during COVID-19 has been overwhelmingly positive.
“Living in a small town, many people have reached out to help us survive this disaster,” she said.
Having moved from Atlanta, she said the small town support is refreshing and much appreciated.
How they used grant funds
Fifi’s Bubble Palace applied for the grant because their business was closed 3 months due to COVID-19. The grant they received helped them pay rent and utility bills.
“We will never be able to make back the money that we lost during those 3 months, so the grant was a huge relief,” said Craig Mewborn.
We need local businesses
The community can continue supporting Fifi’s Bubble Palace by bringing their pet in for a grooming appointment and by purchasing their pet products. Fifi’s Bubble Palace is confident they will survive because dog grooming is an essential service.