The Osprey Observer Community Newspaper recently premiered the Osprey Observer Marketing Grant application on its website. Locally-owned businesses can apply for up to $1,000 in free marketing credit with the Osprey Observer to assist in getting reestablished in response to the COVID-19 shutdown.

“After being out of business for nine weeks, we know that many businesses are just trying to get back on their feet,” described Managing Editor Marie Gilmore. “If we can help them stay in business, it is going to be better for the customers, the employees and the community overall.”

The $1,000 grant can be used for print, social media, online, eBlast or video campaigns and the grant application is open to any business in Southeast Hillsborough County.

“For 18 years, this community has been supporting the Osprey Observer, and now we have an opportunity to give back and feel that now is the right time to establish this grant,” added Gilmore.

Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis and Osprey Observer Newspapers will not discriminate because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability or age. Deadlines for grant applications will be Tuesday, June 30, 2020. To apply, click For more information, email or call 657-2418.

The Osprey Observer Community Newspapers publishes five award-winning, direct-mail monthly community newspapers in Southeast Hillsborough County, covering everything residents need to know about the community, from transportation and business news to local fundraisers and events. The Osprey Observer is locally-owned and operated and is a proud member of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, the Valrico/FishHawk Chamber of Commerce, the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, the Sun City Chamber of Commerce and Christian Business Connections. The Osprey Observer publishes four direct mail editions, including the Osprey Observer Bloomingdale/FishHawk, Osprey Observer Riverview/Apollo Beach, Osprey Observer Valrico and Osprey Observer Brandon/Winthrop. In addition, in 2009, the Osprey Observer purchased the Christian Voice Monthly, which is a locally-owned Christian newspaper supporting Christian news and stories in the community and is distributed locally.

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Marie Gilmore
Marie is the Managing Editor at the Osprey Observer. She covers news, transportation, education and likes to make a positive impact on the community and be 'in the know'!