Palmdale, California, Sept. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BeneFinders, a local genealogy research company, has applied for a $150,000 grant from Chase as part of a newly launched program, Mission Main StreetSM Grants. BeneFinders must submit a questionnaire outlining a business plan that will result in growth of the business and receive at least 250 votes to be eligible for a grant. Full eligibility requirements are available in the Program Rules. Customers, fans and community members can show support for BeneFinders by voting at https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/29285 using Facebook Connect.
The voting deadline is October 17, 2014 and grant recipients will be selected by expert panelists. "The grant would help us grow our business from a startup to a nationally known and respected genealogy research firm," said owner Dr. Mary Ritch. "Currently we operate in Los Angeles County and this grant would allow us to offer our services to a much wider client base."
Through Mission Main Street Grants, Chase will award $3 million to small businesses across America. All businesses that apply for a grant and meet the eligibility requirements will receive a special offer from Premier Sponsor, Google. In addition, the 20 grant recipients will be eligible to receive a trip to Google for an exclusive small business marketing workshop with Google experts and a Google Chromebook laptop.
The 20 grant recipients will be announced in January 2015. Consumers can show support by voting for BeneFinders at www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com using Facebook Connect before the voting deadline on October 17, 2014. For additional details about Mission Main Street Grants visit www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com.
About Mission Main Street Grants
Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to small business, Chase launched Mission Main Street Grants, a program that will award 20 grants of $150,000 to small businesses across America. By completing a business profile, a grant questionnaire, and meeting relevant eligibility requirements, small businesses will have access to special offers from the Premier Sponsor, Google. Chase is committed to helping small businesses so they can take big steps for their business and community.
BeneFinders' mission is to bring cost-effective research services to attorneys in need of finding missing people. BeneFinders provides genealogical research services for probate cases (also known as "probate genealogy"). BeneFinders specializes in difficult probate cases involving research to the sixth degree of kinship and beyond, and helps attorneys avoid estates becoming subject to escheat. Unlike many other genealogy research firms, BeneFinders offers a unique combination of genealogical research skills and skip-tracing techniques to produce extremely accurate results. BeneFinders is not only a genealogy company, it also provides skip tracing and asset searching for law firms, collection agencies and bail bonding companies, so that they can find debtors, defendants, witnesses, former or potential clients, and other people essential to their lawsuits. BeneFinders also offers preparation of court documents suitable for filing with the probate court. Through this, BeneFinders offers a service that is rarely found in its industry. BeneFinders' owner, Dr. Mary Ritch, has extensive experience in legal document preparation, through her 25-year career as a legal secretary and paralegal. Few (if any) other genealogy, skip tracing or investigation firms offer this extra service.