MVY has awarded its eighth round of Business Diversity Initiative grants to local businesses.

The winners for this quarter are Biscuits, a BIPOC, woman-owned restaurant open seasonally; Infinity Landscaping, a BIPOC, immigrant-owned landscaping company; and Lori Edmonds Homestyle Chef, a BIPOC, woman-owned catering service. All of these businesses are based in Oak Bluffs.

Each business will receive 60 underwriting messages on the radio station to inform the public about their business. The flight of 15-second messages is valued at $1,200 for each grantee.

The Business Diversity Initiative was created to offer underwriting messages to traditionally under-served business owners, including those owned by women, people who identify as black, Indigenous or people of color, immigrants, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, as well as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, the disability community and veterans. So far, MVYRADIO has donated $27,600 worth of airtime to the initiative.

Applications for the next round are available now through Sept. 30. More information can be found at