Friday Harbor pasta company has expansion plans, your vote could help

The deadline to vote is quickly approaching.

And, San Juan Pasta Company is seeking your support.

The Friday Harbor-based pasta company applied for a $100,000 grant from the Chase-sponsored Mission Main Street Grant program.

To be eligible for the grant, San Juan Pasta must submit questionnaire outlining anAngel Michaels expansion plan for the company and receive a minimum of 250 votes.

Supporters can vote for the local pasta company via www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com, using Facebook Connect. The voting deadline is Friday, June 19.

“San Juan Pasta is ready to take our products to the mainland and expand our product line to include more gluten-free and vegan options,” San Juan Pasta owner Angel Michaels said. “To do that, we need additional equipment, facility space, and personnel. Receiving this grant would be an unbelievable opportunity to ensure the work of this business continues in Friday Harbor.”

Through Mission Main Street Grants, Chase will award $2 million to 20 small businesses across the nation. All grant applicants that meet the eligibility requirements will receive access to a small business webcast by the program’s Premier Sponsor, LinkedIn and the 20 grant recipients will receive a trip to LinkedIn headquarters.

The 20 grant recipients will be announced in September.