The funding comes from the commitment of program income through the NYS Community Development Block Grant program administered and managed by the City’s Office of Economic Development.
“I’m thrilled to assist Keith Raymond and the Good Guys Barbershop with their expansion project with this funding. The Good Guys Barbershop is a staple in downtown Oswego and this project will give them a larger and more visible presence and is the exact type of project we are encouraging in our downtown,” Mayor Barlow said. “Our small businesses like the Good Guys Barbershop is the fabric of our community and is what sets Oswego apart from other downtowns. My administration remains committed to encouraging, facilitating and assisting with renovation and expansion projects for our small, local business owners throughout our community,” Barlow concluded.
Keith Raymond, owner of the Good Guys Barbershop thanked Mayor Billy Barlow and Justin Rudgick, Economic Development Director for the City of Oswego for their support saying “I appreciate the Mayor’s support and Justin’s assistance in helping me to relocate and expand The Good Guys Barber Shop to a more visible storefront location in Downtown Oswego.”
The $25,000 in funding to the Good Guys Barbershop comes on the heels of a $545,000 announcement Mayor Barlow made in October to funding twenty small business projects through the Downtown Improvement Fund, one of twelve projects in the City of Oswego’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant.