OWASSO, Okla. — In the mission of easing the “economic pain of millions,” President Trump said during Wednesday afternoon’s COVID-19 press conference, $300 billion in loans were distributed to one million small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program.
The president also named one of the first small business owners to receive funding.
“Tim Miller from Oklahoma,” he said.
Miller is from Owasso and is the owner of Owasso Auto Care.
If you ask him, Miller is just an ordinary guy who runs a business.
“I would've never thought I would have a shout out by the president of the United States, especially during this time,” Miller said.
Tools and supplies in Miller’s shop now sit untouched.
“It’s been difficult,” he said.
The uncertainty keeps him up at night.
“We open at eight o’clock in the morning, we close at six. There’s a lot of days where we just sit here and do nothing,” Miller said.
Owasso Auto Care is out about $100,000.
Miller said, “Without that stimulus package, I think I would have to close the doors.”
Miller applied for the SBA loan at his local bank and received funding within 72 hours.
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