Chase awards a Naples small business with a $250,000 check
NAPLES- Nearly 70,000 small businesses competed to win $250,000 and on Friday it is a Naples company taking home a check.
Chase Bank awarded Didrick Medical in Naples the money on Friday as part of the bank's efforts to support small businesses. The Naples-based company provides functional artificial fingers to amputees. The Naples winner says the money will allow him to help more people.
"Ever since we developed this technology, we've had a greater demand than we have been able to produce product so it's exciting to be able to buy more inventory," said Dan Didrick of Didrick Medical.
Mission: Small Business was created to increase awareness of the role of small businesses in local communities. The program is created by Chase who partners with Living Social.
"Small businesses is where jobs are created. They are the lifeline of America. Small businesses are important to Chase and the communities we live and grow in," said Jeremy Young, Chase Senior Vice President.
Chase gave away $2 million dollars nationwide to 12 businesses. Didrick Medical has been in Naples for 8 years.