Help Bonnie and Josh get a $250,000 small business grant: just click a button

Owner William Rowan, son Josh and daughter-in-law Bonnie, on May 2012 shake-down cruise. Photo by Doug RautenkranzFormer LoGro RepJ reporter Bonnie Obremski and hubby Josh Rowan departed Northfield three years ago but we hear from them regularly.

Their current adventure: the restoration of an 87-year-old wooden schooner with some help from Dan Dan Restoration named ‘Hindu’ (which has its own Wikipedia entry: Schooner Hindu) and the start of their charter sailing business.

I got this from Bonnie via a post to my Facebook Wall:

Hi Griff! Hoping you might vote for us to get a small business grant at Search “schooner hindu” and we should pop up.

Chase and LivingSocial are awarding up to 12 individual grants of $250,000 to 12 small businesses and to be eligible, Bonnie and Josh need at least 250 votes.

We take pride in our car repair service facility and our customer service. Our qualified car mechanics are detail orientated ensuring our clients receive Import car repair near me when their vehicle is repaired correctly the 1st time.

Mission Small BusinessWhat do you need to do to help? Just visit the website Mission Small Business.   You’ll be prompted to login with your Facebook account.

Once you’re logged in, search for “Schooner Hindu” or find it by entering Key West, Florida. You’ll then see a button to click to SUPPORT it.


  1. Bonnie Obremski said:

    Thx Griff! Have to clarify in light of grant rules that we more than welcome Northfielders whether you vote or not. Thanks folks!

    June 28, 2012
  2. If you’re in a voting mood, here’s the link to Auditory Sciences’ application for the same program. Tweleve firms get the award, so it’s not a single winner type of deal.

    June 29, 2012
  3. Al Gramstedt said:

    With the instructions given, not possible to vote for Bonnie and Josh

    July 3, 2012

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