Small business incubator and The Cannery Café get a $20,000 boost
The little town of Stanton nestled in west Tennessee has big things headed its way! Recently, an A2H engineer planning study stated that the town of 450 people is projected to grow to approximately 10,000 by 2035 due to the addition of a $5.6 billion BlueOval City electric vehicle center which will be built on 3,600 acres in Stanton. With growth on the way, Simmons Bank wants to help the small business community grow and thrive!
Simmons Bank provided the town’s small business incubator and restaurant, The Cannery Café, with a $20,000 donation. The Cannery Café is located at 4 Main Street and has provided vital resources for Haywood County for more than 40 years. Citizens can purchase shelf-stable food and learn how to safely preserve summer produce for winter consumption. The Cannery also provides canning lessons for citizens in person and online. The Cannery Café will be run by Gloria Boyland and the timeline for the opening of the café will be determined in 2023.
“It is an exciting chapter in our town’s history,” said Dr. Allan Sterbinsky, mayor of Stanton. “Investments in our people, our businesses, and our infrastructure have set Stanton on an exciting trajectory for growth and commerce. We are grateful to Simmons Bank for investing in our future while also helping us to preserve our past.”
“Small businesses are the heart of our communities,” said Chuck Newell, community division president for Simmons Bank. “Investing in projects that provide an opportunity for revitalization and growth is ingrained in our DNA at Simmons Bank. We are honored to support the Town of Stanton through this endeavor.”