Sweet Mountaun Farm Seeks Grant

Sweet Mountain Farm, LLC, a local honey producer, custom northern white cedar beehive manufacturer, and Russian bee breeder has applied for a $150,000 grant from Chase. A newly launched program, Chase Mission Main Street Grants from Chase offers 20 small businesses the opportunity to apply for grants that total $3 million.

“The Mission Main Street Grant would jump start our business by enabling Sweet Mountain Farm to build more beehives and grow more quickly,” says owner Sue Dompke.

“Processing our own cedar is part of our long-term goal. The grant would expand our customer base and help to increase personnel. “$150K is an unbelievable opportunity to ensure that the work at Sweet Mountain Farm stays on Washington Island,” said Dompke.

To receive the grant, Sweet Mountain Farm needs to secure at least 250 votes by Oct. 17. Customers, fans and community members can show support by voting at There is also a voting link posted on The 20 grant recipients will be announced in January 2015.