478 Bibb Fund awards micro-grant to small business in downtown Macon

The owners of GeorgiaPallet recently were awarded a micro-grant from the 478 Bibb Fund, a group supporting new businesses.

Mollie Davis and Andrew Eck, co-owners of GeorgiaPallent were awarded $2,000 after submitting plans to launch a website and expand their creative services, according to a news release.

GeorgiaPallet is a custom, hand-crafted furniture business that uses reclaimed wood, primarily from industrial pallets, and they make things like coffee tables, custom signs and wine racks.

The grant funding also would be used for GeorgiaPallet’s logo development; a “risk cushion,” so they can take on bigger, more labor intensive creations; and two memberships for employees to SparkMacon, the downtown maker space where they operate.

Davis said the grant will allow them to pursue additional product development like custom cornhole boards, dog beds, beer flights and bed frames, which have all been requested since launching their business.

The 478 Bibb Fund, established in 2013 by a group of local entrepreneurs and business leaders, was designed to spur innovation and entrepreneurship in Middle Georgia.