Rochester, New York – ClayWare Games, LLC, the makers of the Pad Bracket iPad wall mount, Video Loop Presenter app, and other mobile tools for the future of computing, announce their entry for participation in Chase and LivingSocial’s grant program, Mission: Small Business(SM).” This new grant program, offering up to $3 million to small business owners nationwide, demonstrates Chase and Living Social’s commitment to small businesses. The Pad Bracket is an elegant and simple solution for mounting an iPad to the wall. The Pad Bracket is manufactured in the USA from high-quality polycarbonate and ABS, and is easily mounted to the wall using the included screws and wall anchors.

The Mission: Small Business program, which will award up to 12 individual grants of $250,000, was developed to provide small businesses with capital and innovative marketing resources needed to make a positive impact on their business. Consumers can show their support and vote for ClayWare by clicking the “Support” button at Mission: Small Business online and specifying their vote for ClayWare. For each pledge of support, Chase will add five dollars to the grant pool of up to $3 million. Businesses must receive at least 250 votes to be considered for a grant. The voting period is open from May 7, 2012 through June 30, 2012.

“Small businesses are invaluable to the growth of our economy, and the ‘Mission: Small Business’ grant program is designed to provide small businesses with the solutions they need to grow and thrive,” said Richard Quigley, president, Business Card, Chase. “The program aims to find innovative small business owners and provide them with the capital to help execute a business plan for growth.”

The Pad Bracket, ClayWare’s Rochester-made iPad Wall Mount invented in 2010, has been sold in countries around the world. Invented by a young husband and wife team, working out of their home, Pad Brackets are available now for only $19.95. A true American dream story, and one that deserves a happy ending, ClayWare’s commitment to the local economy in Rochester and to ‘Made in the USA’ makes this innovative company stand out from other post-PC start-ups. Focusing on sustaining and developing loyal relationships with neighboring businesses, as well as job opportunities for their neighbors, ClayWare is also unique in that they create both software and accessories within the vibrant mobile ecosystem. They are creating an online culture that encourages co-creation and supports other entrepreneurs, as well as provides an outlet for the creativity of their customers, all mobile users and lovers of social media.

Together Lucas and Debra used their intelligence, creativity, and hard work to bring the Pad Bracket iPad wall mount and ClayWare’s apps to the ever-growing world-wide mobile marketplace. They have proven that with enough passion and dedication, intelligent and creative people working together can make anything happen.

“We have a passion and drive to create more tools for our mobile users, as well as a strong business plan and product line-up,” says Co-founder Debra Lewis. “We are asking for help form the internet community to vote for ClayWare to give us a chance to win a grant that would allow us to focus solely on creating quality apps and accessories and help us continue our support of our local business community.”

Supporters may vote for ClayWare at Mission: Small Business online. All votes must be received by Saturday, June, 30th.

Clayware Games
Mission: Small Business
Pad Bracket
Video Loop Presenter
CNN Money Video (The Pad Bracket)
Photo (Lucas and Debra Lewis)

ClayWare Games, LLC is a 2010 start-up specializing in both software and accessory solutions for touch-screen tablets and smartphones. All products are designed and made in the USA and support the local economy in Rochester, NY, and all packaging and shipping materials are environmentally-friendly. ClayWare’s co-founders, Software Engineer Lucas Jordan and his wife Debra Lewis, were able to bring the Pad Bracket to market working out of their home. For more about the makers of the Pad Bracket, visit ClayWare Games online. Copyright (C) 2012 TinyPlanet Software LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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