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 for, on average, three months or longer and/or other operation costs for the local small business owners.
“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,” says Kyle Brock of Brock Enterprises. “Aaron walks the walk, and he’s putting his money where his mouth is. He really cares for the small businesses in our community and that speaks to his loyalty and overall character.”
Brock Enterprises is a family-owned and operated business that 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 all of Northern California. The love and demand for Dippin’ Dots has made for a reliable business model that was profitable every single year up until the COVID-19 pandemic. 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,” Kyle says. “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.”