Philly Tech Startup Wins Citizens Bank Award, Pays-It-Forward

Steve McCann

Digital marketing software startup selected as the first-place winner of Citizens’ Bank Small Business Community Champion $20,000 Grant
Contact: Nathalie Swann, nathalie@tryvitris.com

Philadelphia, PA, June 8, 2020 – Vitris, a local Philadelphia digital marketing software startup, has won the Citizens Bank Small Business Community Champion Award. The first-place selection awards Vitris for their dedication to assisting the small business community of Philadelphia and allots $20,000 in grant funds to help expand their commitment to engaging and strengthening their community and business.

In this difficult time of COVID-19 closures, especially for small businesses, Vitris will utilize this grant to pay it forward by offering free design, hosting, account setup and digital marketing strategy expertise to 10 local businesses. Local, small business owners in the Philadelphia region and beyond will have the opportunity to work with the Vitris team and receive a custom-built website in addition to cutting-edge digital marketing strategies to help them promote their businesses online.

Vitris will use the entirety of the Citizens Bank grant to assist local small businesses that are primarily LGBTQ+, minority, and women owned. The first recipient will be selected & announced this Friday, June 12th, and then every Friday after until 10 grants are awarded.

“We’re ecstatic to be chosen as the recipient of this prestigious award. The grant will allow our team to continue our mission of accelerating the growth of global entrepreneurship” said Jack Perrotta, Co-Founder and CEO of Vitris. “We’ve seen first-hand the impact that entrepreneurship makes on local communities and look forward to helping boost local businesses with our software.”

“We feel it’s more important than ever to support local businesses as the COVID-19 epidemic continues to shake our economy,” said Cameron Spencer, Co-Founder and CTO of Vitris. “We’re excited to play a small part in helping keep entrepreneurs on their feet and looking forward.”

More information about the plan and a submission form to apply for the initiative can be found at https://www.tryvitris.com/apply-pay-it-forward-2020/.

About Vitris
Vitris is a digital marketing software startup dedicated to the promotion of global economic equality through the expansion of entrepreneurship. Vitris utilizes proprietary cutting-edge digital marketing software to invigorate local, small businesses through the development of masterfully crafted web designs and exceptionally targeted marketing efforts.

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