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Storm Smart is Giving Back $2.6 Million in PPP Funding

“I was seeing all these terrible stories about restaurants and small shops where the people didn’t have any money and couldn’t get unemployment,” he said. “I just didn’t think it was right that we took the money while there was so many more people who needed it … So, I made the decision to turn the money down.” While interviewing with Sydney Persing, Brian Rist of Executive Chairman of Smart Companies/StormSmart, explained that denying $2.6M in pandemic relief funds was his only viable option.
"We purchased our Storm Smart hurricane screens last year for peace of mind during hurricane season. Little did we know that we would use them almost every day all year round! They not only offer protection in the event of powerful storms but they provide daily shade in the late afternoon sun as well as rain protection during afternoon showers, allowing us to use our lanai as an integrated outdoor living space. We love them and everyone who sees them, wants them."
-Dennis G.