A $10,000 Small Business Grant has been awarded to Ready2hangart.com, which is located on Calhoun Avenue.
Jermaine Freeman, city economic director administrator, said the funds come through the city Industrial Development Board.
To qualify for the grant, the small business must have hired at least five new full-time employees in the past 18 months.
The firm is headed by Juliana and Josh Roslin.
Company officials said, "Juliana Roslin’s background in the various facets of the fine art world and Josh Roslin’s in manufacturing and sourcing made for a perfect match. Joining their passion, drive, and expertise, they collectively and successfully forged the solution to make “Decorating Simplified!" Established in 2013, Ready2HangArt came to life with a vision of innovating the wall decor market while supporting local artists.
To this day, the company’s mission is to design and craft art locally, employ environmentally conscious practices and give back to the community."
Mr. Freeman said the Roslins came to Chattanooga from the Palm Beach area of South Florida.