Lockman’s Body Shop joins Small Businesses Love Big

Aug. 25, 2022


By John Bailey



Randall Harwood, owner of Lockman’s Body Shop in Hickory, places great value in helping others. 

It’s the reason he’s decided to partner his business with the Catawba County United Way (CCUW). 

Lockman’s Body Shop is the newest member of the CCUW’s Small Businesses Love Big initiative.  

This is an opportunity for small companies in Catawba County (50 employees or less) to invest back into their communities by supporting local non-profit programs. 

“I think the United Way is an awesome cause. They help people all over the world,” Harwood said. “And you have to help people. You can’t forget where you come from, so helping people and helping non-profits, it’s a blessing in my life.”

Each Small Businesses Love Big participant contributes $365 a year, which will be used to fund a second CCUW allocation process focused on local small and start-up non-profitsRepresentatives of the businesses will meet to review the grant applications and decide what programs to fund.

“We know that our small businesses understand and see the needs in our community from a unique perspective and giving them the opportunity to invest in their community not only makes sense but honors the contributions of both small business and non-profits,” Catawba County United Way Executive Director Mark Bumgarner said.

To learn more about the CCUW’s Small Businesses Love Big initiative call Sylvia Long at 828-327-6851 or email slong@ccunitedway.com.

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