By Mariah Melendez, Herald Staff
Two Cheshire business owners have been chosen as recipients of the Women in Business Development Council (WBDC) Equity Match Grant program.
These two women are not only good friends, they also are both therapists working to address the nation’s growing mental health crisis. Shawniel Chamanlal and Chanel Myers, both based in Cheshire, have received the grants in order to continue offering group-based therapy to those suffering with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. Both Chamanlal and Myers received $10,000 in grant funds.
The WBDC is a Connecticut-based council that is focused on “supporting economic prosperity for women and strengthening communities through entrepreneurial and financial education services that create and grow sustainable jobs and businesses across Connecticut,” according to the group’s mission statement. The WBDC releases rounds of funding that range from $2,500 to $10,000.