A Grant for Reclaimed Space

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Tracen here from Reclaimed Space.

I’m trying to qualify for a grant from Chase through their Mission: Small Business program. In order to qualify, I need 250 votes in the next 11 days. If you are open to it, could you put the word out through the Tiny Home Blog? If we ended up with one of these grants, it would be a true game-changer for Reclaimed Space.

Here is the info on how to do it:

“Thanks to a program sponsored by Chase and LivingSocial called Mission: Small Business, your support could translate into a $250,000 grant. But we need at least 250 votes at missionsmallbusiness.com to qualify. To vote for our business:

Go to missionsmallbusiness.com and log in using Facebook. Search for our business by name (Reclaimed Space) OR filter by our State and City.

Click on the blue Vote button next to our business name to show your support for our business.”

Tracen Gardner
Founder Reclaimed Space

Let’s step forward and help Tracen out here! I’m going over right now to put my vote in and show my support for what he is doing. -Kent (Editor Tiny House Blog)

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Humble Homes - June 21, 2012 Reply

This is a great initiative and will surely help the SHM and a great company flourish further – you’ve got our vote!


Agnes - June 21, 2012 Reply

I agree, it is nice that people want to help and have the initiative!

Rilla - June 21, 2012 Reply

I was vote #220! 🙂

kotobide - June 21, 2012 Reply

242 votes

Meg - June 22, 2012 Reply

Whee! 299!! Good success!

liz sanderson - June 22, 2012 Reply

What about people who don’t use facebook… this is a good idea with alot of merit … but what about due diligence and the ability to pick from a list of contestants. I am over 55- and not part of the facebook generation. I support the idea… but are there some other options?

    Kent Griswold - June 22, 2012 Reply

    Unfortunately this is the way Chase set this up. Hopefully enough people will complain so that they will open it up to everyone in the future.

      Lisa - June 23, 2012 Reply

      I hate to say it, Kent, but I’m with Matt. Facebook and these other so-called “Social Networks” are just big info harvesting combines that I avoid consciously. I support your friend’s idea and I’m sorry they will be missing out on my vote, too, but the fact that they set it up this way should tell you something.

        Anita - June 25, 2012 Reply

        Me, too. I won’t use my login and keep Facebook information to a minimum. I went into the “Contact Us” on the chase site and told them I wanted to vote for Reclaimed Space but wasn’t about to open up an app that captured my personal information in order to do so. I encourage everyone who is in the same position to give their feedback to Chase!

    Matt - June 22, 2012 Reply

    Facebook is a siphon for email addresses and personal data. Also you can’t even go to the LivingSocial website without having to give them your email first.

    Best of luck to Tracen but unfortunately these types of programs are simply data “harvesters” and I don’t participate in them.

Paige - June 22, 2012 Reply

I was vote 310. Good Luck!

    Kent Griswold - June 22, 2012 Reply

    Hi Adam, you will need to go through the process with Chase to get your business in the running. I am just helping spread word here. -Kent

Adam - June 22, 2012 Reply

You have my vote and congrats on reaching over 250 votes! Please consider my business Wood Tectonics – we manufacture architectural millwork and would love to be considered for a grant.

Thanks and best of luck to you!

Beth Parker - June 23, 2012 Reply

You have 339 votes! Good luck!

Bryndon Preston - June 23, 2012 Reply

Just voted for you!!

Diane - June 23, 2012 Reply

I don’t use Facebook

Kate - June 23, 2012 Reply

Voted! Good luck! 🙂

Harry Symonds - June 23, 2012 Reply

done- added my vote-HS:-)

Diana - June 23, 2012 Reply

I voted. Good Luck

Chris Shouse - June 23, 2012 Reply

I voted and I wish you a lot of luck 🙂

ann cooper - June 23, 2012 Reply

Go for it…where do we vote?

Kelly Haden - June 24, 2012 Reply

Vote #408 for a fellow Texan!

Judy Bennett - June 24, 2012 Reply

I just voted. Good luck!

Joe Chasse - June 24, 2012 Reply


Shell - June 24, 2012 Reply

I would have voted too, but I don’t use facebook either. Sorry : (

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