Chamber to build covered patio from T-Mobile grant

By Sarah Brown
Lebanon Local

It was announced Dec. 13 that the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce will be awarded a $50,000 grant from T-Mobile to upgrade its visitor’s center with an outdoor covered patio.

“I extend my deepest gratitude to T-Mobile for their unwavering support,” Lebanon Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rebecca Grizzle said during the announcement. “This grant isn’t just a financial contribution; it’s the key that unlocks the T-Mobile Terrace, an innovative space that will be the heartbeat of collaboration, creativity and community pride.”

Preliminary plans are to erect the patio between the Chamber building and the canal, Grizzle said.

Chamber Director Rebecca Grizzle lifts a glass of Champagne to toast the award.

The Chamber is among 25 recipients to win T-Mobile’s “Hometown Grant,” which is awarded to small towns with populations under 50,000 for projects that will benefit their community. The covered patio will be available as a networking space for the local business community.

Since launching its five-year commitment to small towns in April 2021, T-Mobile has awarded 250 communities across 43 states with more than $11 million in funding. The company said the grants are part of their commitment to rural America to provide $25 million for community development projects through 2026.