CAP Services awards 4th Annual Business Growth & Readiness Grant

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Laura West-Kralcik, VP of Lending
Phone: 715-343-7141

January 17, 2020

CAP Services awards 4th Annual Business Growth & Readiness Grant

CAP Services awards the Business Growth & Readiness Grant to one local business of any size and type, with $1,000 to $2,500 to give them the opportunity to grow and expand their existing business beyond their current market area. The selected grantee business owner is paired up with a local Business Coaching Team containing experts from Northeast & West Central Wisconsin professionals to assist the grantee.

In October, 2019, Carolina Buckner of Revita Dance Studio in Westfield was awarded the Business Growth & Readiness Grant. Revita Dance Studio offers dance, music and martial arts classes for children ages 3+ along with fitness and martial arts classes for adults. They pride themselves in being a safe place for children to learn, develop their own voice and artistic expression.

“Dance might not end up being their future career path, but through dance, students develop discipline, self-confidence, a network of supportive friends and a sense of self worth that will hopefully empower them to choose a positive life path,” said Buckner.

Revita Dance Studio was presented the grant after going through a competitive application process and an in-person interview presentation where the panel thought that Revita was deserving of this award.

Buckner also said, “Thank you CAP Services for this grant opportunity! The grant allowed us to purchase new mirrors that give us the ability to serve our current students better and add more classes to our schedule in an extra dance room! It means the world as a small business owner to know that support and opportunities to learn and grow are always available.”

CAP would like to thank the following judges that devoted their time to going through applications and those who had face-to-face interviews with finalists, Tom Baron AICP – East Central Regional Planning Commission, Deb Coenen – (ret.) SECURA Insurance, Mary Kohrell – Department of Administration, April Kopitzke – New London Area Chamber of Commerce, Todd Kukkahn – Portage County Business Council, Terri Schultz – Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce, Mark Speirs – Wisconsin Small Business Development Center UW-Stevens Point, David Thiel – Waupaca County Economic Development Corporation and Dale Walker, Fox Valley Technical College.

CAP Services is a private, nonprofit community action agency that has been advancing social and economic justice for people and communities in Marquette, Outagamie, Portage, Waupaca and Waushara counties since 1966. For more information, visit

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