Brock Enterprises, a longtime franchisee and distributor of Dippin’ Dots based in Chico, California, has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Aaron Rodgers Small Business COVID-19 Fund, led by the star NFL Quarterback and the North Valley Community Foundation. The grant was given to 80 small businesses in Rodgers’ hometown of Chico, California and its surrounding community of Butte County, and will help cover rent and other operational costs.
“On behalf of my entire family, I’d like to personally thank Aaron and the North Valley Community Foundation for everything they’re doing for us, other small business owners, and the entire Northern California area,” said Kyle Brock of Brock Enterprises, a family-owned and operated business started 20 years ago by Kyle’s father and brother.
As Dippin’ Dots franchisees, they distribute Dippin’ Dots ice cream via retail locations, corporate events in the Bay area, and at fairs and music festivals throughout northern California. This grant will help Brock Enterprises with current operational costs as the restrictions brought on by COVID-19 linger on.
“Our hearts go out to all of the small businesses that are struggling and we will continue to pray for everyone in our community that’s been affected,” added Brock. “This grant impacts so much more than people realize and it’s hard to grasp the implications if you’re not a small business owner. This doesn’t just affect our family; it affects our staff, our customers, the community and everything in between. This is such a blessing we are so grateful for.”