As part of the ongoing Love A Local Business campaign, The Intuit Small Business United Blog is giving away a large number of $1, 000 grants to small businesses around the country. Intuit urges people to nominate their favorite small businesses for the opportunity to receive the grant. In a recent giveaway, Chicago’s own liquor boutique Drinks Over Dearborn was awarded a grant. “Small businesses are what connect and support communities,” says grant recipient Kyle McHugh. “Despite what you read, ‘Ma and Pa’ businesses are what drive the country. To be idealistic about it, [running your own business] is the American dream. It’s the ability to be your own boss and be independent.” The campaign still has a number of grants to give out, so nominate your favorite small business today.